About Author: Jon Cass

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I’ve worked various positions in the music industry with Madison House, Rock The Earth and Bohemian Nights. My dream is to travel the world and seek out all the good tunes, beer and food that make life so special. I have a healthy obsession with live music and I’m thrilled to share the epic moments with you.

Posts by Jon Cass

  • The Laid Back Festival made its long awaited harvest stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre last weekend.  There was concern that Gregg Allman would miss the Red Rocks premiere performance at his well-received traveling festival due to health concerns but he dispelled that notion with a short and satisfying acoustic set alongside guitarist Scott Sharrard.

    Gregg Allman’s Laid Back Festival – September 25th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    The Laid Back Festival made its long awaited harvest stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre last weekend. There was concern that Gregg Allman would miss the Red Rocks premiere performance at his well-received traveling festival due to health concerns but he dispelled that notion with a short and satisfying acoustic set alongside guitarist Scott Sharrard.

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  • STS9 returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their 19th and 20th shows at the hallowed venue. The band has taken on a looser sound with the arrival of new bassist Alana Rocklin in recent years. The latest tour has allowed Sound Tribe 2.0 to dig into older tracks that have slowly disappeared from the rotation while exploring the funky sounds of the recently released The Universe Inside.   This weekend it was all Tribe from start to finish.

    STS9 – September 9th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    STS9 returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their 19th and 20th shows at the hallowed venue. The band has taken on a looser sound with the arrival of new bassist Alana Rocklin in recent years. The latest tour has allowed Sound Tribe 2.0 to dig into older tracks that have slowly disappeared from the rotation while exploring the funky sounds of the recently released The Universe Inside. This weekend it was all Tribe from start to finish.

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  • Last Thursday's late-summer evening with Gov’t Mule, moe. and Blackberry Smoke was a highly anticipated date on the Red Rocks calendar. As fans arrived, the more overtly branded Mule fans heavily populated the crowd. Not to be discounted: moe.’s summer tour has been choked full of great performances and wild energy so there was plenty of anticipation in the venue for the New York rockers that split the bill.

    Gov’t Mule & moe. – August 25th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    Last Thursday's late-summer evening with Gov’t Mule, moe. and Blackberry Smoke was a highly anticipated date on the Red Rocks calendar. As fans arrived, the more overtly branded Mule fans heavily populated the crowd. Not to be discounted: moe.’s summer tour has been choked full of great performances and wild energy so there was plenty of anticipation in the venue for the New York rockers that split the bill.

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  • It’s been another fantastic summer at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and a Thursday evening Funk party was next in line with Galactic, Boombox and The Pimps of Joytime. The night showcased a trio of seriously soulful artists who bring diverse talents to the stage. The mood in the park was carefree as the evening alpenglow descended across the venue.

    Galactic & Boombox – July 14th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    It’s been another fantastic summer at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and a Thursday evening Funk party was next in line with Galactic, Boombox and The Pimps of Joytime. The night showcased a trio of seriously soulful artists who bring diverse talents to the stage. The mood in the park was carefree as the evening alpenglow descended across the venue.

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  •  Gramatik returned to Red Rocks Amphitheater with Hippy Sabotage, Sweater Beats, The Geek X Vrv and ProbCause for a thrilling Friday night affair.  After last year’s ‘Blizzmatik’ event in which wet snow hammered fans and performers throughout the night, fans flocked to the sold-out rerun at Red Rocks on Friday night. This time around the weather was benign and the young-colorful crowd gathered in the parking lot before the show to laugh about last years’ fun and enjoy the sunset.

    Gramatik – June 17th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    Gramatik returned to Red Rocks Amphitheater with Hippy Sabotage, Sweater Beats, The Geek X Vrv and ProbCause for a thrilling Friday night affair. After last year’s ‘Blizzmatik’ event in which wet snow hammered fans and performers throughout the night, fans flocked to the sold-out rerun at Red Rocks on Friday night. This time around the weather was benign and the young-colorful crowd gathered in the parking lot before the show to laugh about last years’ fun and enjoy the sunset.

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  • A brisk night greeted Thievery Corporation as they brought their worldly sounds to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their sixth headlining performance at the venue. Thievery Corporation is celebrating 20 years as a band and they have built a phenomenal fan base across Colorado with consistently stellar concerts.  There was no shortage of early enthusiasm this year as the desperate search for tickets for the sold-out night was ongoing in the parking lot before the show.

    Thievery Corporation – May 13th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    A brisk night greeted Thievery Corporation as they brought their worldly sounds to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their sixth headlining performance at the venue. Thievery Corporation is celebrating 20 years as a band and they have built a phenomenal fan base across Colorado with consistently stellar concerts. There was no shortage of early enthusiasm this year as the desperate search for tickets for the sold-out night was ongoing in the parking lot before the show.

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  • From the mountains to the plains, Railroad Earth shows have become a Colorado ritual. Railroad returned to the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver for two unique shows this past Friday and Saturday evenings.  With Saturday’s performance, the band brought the flames with one of their liveliest and most dynamic shows to date.  The crowd was colorful and happy as usual. Young and old, fathers and sons, best friends and diehards filtered into an unusually quiet and roomy Fillmore space.

    Railroad Earth – March 26th – Fillmore Auditorium

    From the mountains to the plains, Railroad Earth shows have become a Colorado ritual. Railroad returned to the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver for two unique shows this past Friday and Saturday evenings. With Saturday’s performance, the band brought the flames with one of their liveliest and most dynamic shows to date. The crowd was colorful and happy as usual. Young and old, fathers and sons, best friends and diehards filtered into an unusually quiet and roomy Fillmore space.

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  • Lotus and Late Night Radio brought a fiercely funky mood to the Fillmore Auditorium for the sold-out "Dead Man's Party" on Halloween. The line to enter the venue meandered around the block and it took more than a few anxious minutes for the masses get inside.  The desperation was highly evident as hoards of zombies showed up seeking entrance to the labyrinth without tickets. Once inside the packed barn the atmosphere was vibrant. Donning an animal mask and dancing in neon lights can only be this special on Halloween night.

    Lotus – October 31st – Fillmore Auditorium

    Lotus and Late Night Radio brought a fiercely funky mood to the Fillmore Auditorium for the sold-out "Dead Man's Party" on Halloween. The line to enter the venue meandered around the block and it took more than a few anxious minutes for the masses get inside. The desperation was highly evident as hoards of zombies showed up seeking entrance to the labyrinth without tickets. Once inside the packed barn the atmosphere was vibrant. Donning an animal mask and dancing in neon lights can only be this special on Halloween night.

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  • One of the most anticipated tours of the Fall concert season was a visit from The Word this past weekend.  Made up of John Medeski, pedal steel ambassador Robert Randolph and The North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew) and first conceived of by John and MMW in 1998 while on tour with The North Mississippi Allstars, The Word is one of the rarest of musical showcases and provides a unique glimpse into Gospel, Sacred Steel and Soul realms that shine in a live setting.

    The Word – October 10th – Ogden Theatre

    One of the most anticipated tours of the Fall concert season was a visit from The Word this past weekend. Made up of John Medeski, pedal steel ambassador Robert Randolph and The North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew) and first conceived of by John and MMW in 1998 while on tour with The North Mississippi Allstars, The Word is one of the rarest of musical showcases and provides a unique glimpse into Gospel, Sacred Steel and Soul realms that shine in a live setting.

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  • At several points in her career Grace Potter has been touted as the next Stevie Nicks, a female powerhouse with an incomparable voice. Unfortunately, she recently parted ways with that band that she emerged onto the scene with, The Nocturnals, and, as her debut solo effort 'Midnight' showed, that has done her no justice.  Despite this dark cloud looming large over her, Potter took the Red Rocks crowd on a powerful journey through her history and proved her immense musical talents will never go to waste.

    Grace Potter – September 19th – Red Rocks

    At several points in her career Grace Potter has been touted as the next Stevie Nicks, a female powerhouse with an incomparable voice. Unfortunately, she recently parted ways with that band that she emerged onto the scene with, The Nocturnals, and, as her debut solo effort 'Midnight' showed, that has done her no justice. Despite this dark cloud looming large over her, Potter took the Red Rocks crowd on a powerful journey through her history and proved her immense musical talents will never go to waste.

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