Hello DD subscribers. As promised, you get the first look at who is playing this summer. See you at the Faire!
Off stage CJ doesn’t say much. So, after last year’s Street Faire when CJ said, “Hey, I’d really love to play your Tenth Anniversary,” we said, “Pick a date.” It’s time to get your Zydeco on because there is no better way to start the summer than a dancin’ in the street party with Mr. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band.
The Young Dubliners
It’s an Irish thing. It’s a music thing. It’s a party thing. It’s one of the world’s great Celtic Rock bands bringing their unique sound to Historic Downtown for the first time and boy this is going to be fun and yes I’d love to dance and I bet the OLI is going to be rockin’ and no, you can’t bring that bottle of Jameson in, kind of thing. Erin go bragh!
Hey neighbor, c’mon over... and bring your guitar. He helped invent Country Rock, he’s a Rock ’n Roll Hall of Famer, he’s a founding member of Buffalo Springfield and Poco, and he lives in the neighborhood. We are bodaciously thrilled to have Broomfield’s favorite son bring his great band and timeless tunes—plus that crystal clear tenor—to the Steinbaugh.
“I’ve always thought of the BoDeans as a truly American band,” says Kurt Neumann, group founder and frontman. Well, we’ve always thought of the Street Faire as an truly American experience, so let the stars align. Join us for a very special evening with the hit songs, energy, and sing-along sound of the boys from Milwaukee. Or, as Alice Cooper says in Wayne’s World, Mee-lee-wah-kay.
Can we interest you in a mid-summer evening with friends old and new, having a cold one or two, and enjoying the music of one of the best bands to ever come out of the great city of Boulder? Thought so. Back by popular demand, it’s The Samples. Join Sean Kelly and company as they bring their unique sound to their third consecutive Street Faire.
A lot of folks think Buddy Guy is the world’s greatest living guitarist. Well, Buddy hand picked Samantha to lead off for him at a recent gig at his Chicago blue’s club—and the audience did something unprecedented; they called Samantha back for two encores—keeping Buddy off the stage for half an hour. There’s a fresh face and talent coming to town. Please give a warm Louisville welcome to singer and guitarist Samantha Fish.
There is no way we could even think about having our Tenth Anniversary without Firefall. Jock Bartley and the boys will be bringing their beautiful songs and world-class chops to the Steinbaugh for the seventh time—kinda like seventh heaven for all us Firefall fans—and you are cordially invited to come sing along with 5000 of your closest friends.
Dickey Betts & Great Southern
Brothers and Sisters, how about we close out the Tenth Anniversary with a little Southern cookin’? Many people, author included, think the first incarnation of the Allman Brothers is the greatest rock band America has ever produced. We are honored to have an original Brother—guitar virtuoso and author of Jessica, Blue Sky, Rambling Man, and so many more—on the Steinbaugh stage.
To the entire Street Faire Family—the world’s best audience, artists, and volunteers—thank you for ten wonderful years.