State Bridge Announces 2011 Summer Concert Lineup

State Bridge is ecstatic to officially announce the 2011 summer concert lineup. The schedule is growing by the day, but here is what they have scheduled so far.

With an eclectic roster featuring everything from bluegrass and electronica, to reggae and rock ‘n’ roll, State Bridge will have something for everyone in its first year back after a destructive fire leveled the venue in 2008.

“The first priority was to reach out to a lot of the bands that have had memorable performances at State Bridge. We also talked to a lot of the old State Bridge fans to see who they wanted to see,” said State Bridge promoter Scotty Stoughton. “Obviously, diversity is really crucial to us out here. We want to give all types of musicians and all types of music fans an opportunity to come out and have a positive experience.”

Complete with sand dance floor, the revamped riverside amphitheater is situated on the idyllic Colorado River and is ready to rock. In addition to the music, the venue offers a host of amenities such as stand up paddling, floating and other river activities, cycling, hiking, fishing and yoga, with lodging and camping available onsite.

It all kicks off Saturday, May 28 with the three-day Campout For The Cause music festival, which will host some of the best talent from around Colorado.

2011 State Bridge Concert Lineup

May 28-30 – Campout For The Cause
featuring Great American Taxi, Elephant Revival, Bonfire Dub, Shakedown Street, and many more

June 4 – Eagle County Country and Rock ‘n’ Roll Review
featuring Airborne, New Shoes, The Little Kings, and Cashed Out

June 5 – Missed The Boat, String Board Theory, Hardscrabble, and others

June 10 – An evening with The North Mississippi All Stars Duo

June 11 – Rocky Mountain Dead Revue
featuring Rob Eaton (DSO) and The Fox Street All Stars

June 12 – Leftover Salmon

June 16 – Band of Heathens

June 19 – The Motet and Juno What?!

June 24-26 – Roots River Reggae Festival
featuring Stephen Marley, Jus Goodie, and Toots And The Maytals, supported by Reggae Fest, Liondub, DJ Ivy,Dubskin, and Dubtronic Kru

July 2-3 – Realm of Music Festival

July 16 – The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Yamn

July 22-23 – River Beats
featuring Boombox and Ana Sia, supported by Eliot Lip, Virtual Boy, Adam Ross, Samples, Thick Chick, Ramona, and others

Aug 3 – The Wailers

Aug 4 – YarmonyGrass Music Festival Pre-party

Aug 5-6 – Pink Elephant Party

Aug 13 – Cornmeal

Aug 15 – Dark Star Orchestra

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Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!