Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Crestone Music Festival Early discounted tix offer!

The Early Bird Is Flying

The 12thAnnual Crestone Music Festival will be held August 6, 7 & 8 at the Challenger Golf Club in Crestone, Colorado. CrestFest is a three-day, two-stage, multi-genre, multi-cultural event featuring international, national, regional and local performers as well as global cuisine, wine, micro-brews and mojitos. There are arts, crafts and activities for children and adults, including men’s and women’s wood chopping, pie-eating and limbo contests, a climbing wall, Eurobungy, the Salida Circus, hula-hoops, beach balls, face painting, fire dancers and a laser light show. The festival is a production of Crestone Performances Inc., a 501c3 non-profit community service organization that annually produces the Crestone Music Festival, offers free consulting and technical support to other community organizations, and has produced and subsidized educational and cultural presentations in San Luis Valley schools for the past eight years.
The Early Bird discount ends May 31st so get your tickets now! Prices are: weekend pass: adult - $50 (save $28 off the gate), seniors 60 and up - $25 (save $15 off the gate), youth 12 through 18 - $10 (save $5 off the gate). Individual Early Bird day ticket prices are: Friday, adult - $15, senior - $10, youth - $5. Saturday, adult - $25, senior - $15, youth - $5. Sunday, adult - $20, senior - $15, youth $5. All children under 12 are free all the time. Early Bird tickets can be purchased online at www.crestfest.org or by calling our office at 719-256-4533.
Saturday’s headliner is Booker T. Booker is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and a three-time Grammy winner. He also won a Grammy in 2010 for best pop instrumental album featuring the Drive by Truckers and Neil Young. While Neil Young won’t be showing up, be sure to catch the funk master Booker T. and his cookin’ band on Saturday.
Sunday’s headliner will be Tab Benoit. Tab is a well-known blues artist hailing from Louisiana. His style is often referred to as Creole Bayou Blues and he has been compared to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins and even Jimi Hendrix. Don’t miss this kick-butt blues act.
Friday’s headliner is Lunar Fire, which is the new Kan’Nal. This band is a tribal psychedelic dance theatre, groovin’ jam band featuring multi-lingual spoken word, rap, hip-hop, disco, trance guitar, bass funk, massive tribal percussion, striking black light effects and fire dancers. Be sure to wear your tie-dye duds.
Other acts include the Grammy-winning Shumei Taiko drummers, the European gypsy band Impromptu, Native American Leon Joseph Littlebird, bluegrass sensation Acoustic Mining Company, jazz wizards Chuck and Theano Lamb (by the way, Chuck is the keyboardist for the Dave Brubeck quartet), and a special performance by Kailin Yong from the Boulder Acoustic Society teaming up with Beth Quist from Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra. Lion SoulJahs will provide groovin’ reggae while Ricardo Pena and his 6 piece latin/salsa band will be smokin'. We also will have a select group of local musicians that feature rock, Celtic, folk, jazz, ukulele and more. Be sure to visit our website at www.crestfest.org or call the office at 719-256-4533 for more info. So get your tickets while they’re cheap and tell your friends where to meet. See ya there!

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