Rock the Boat Free Concert Series Returns for 2022
Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series 2022 Lineup Announced
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-Jan. 31, 2022 — Steamboat Ski Resort is set to kick off the annual Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series on Saturday, March 5 with music from Digging Dirt. The remainder of the concert series features six bands playing free performances during March and April. All concerts are free to the public and take place on the Steamboat Stage in the new Steamboat Square beginning around 3:30pm (with some exceptions).
“We couldn’t be more excited to be enjoying live music again in Steamboat Square, the heart of our base area,” said Rob Perlman, president and COO for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “The Bud Light Rocks the Boat concert series is something we look forward to each spring to cap off the ski season, and this year is incredibly special after taking last season off and amidst the exciting transformation happening at the Resort.”
The following outlines the full schedule of concerts as part of the Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series:
|March 5: Digging Dirt |
March 12: Buffalo Commons
March 19: MarchFourth
March 26: Con Brio
|April 2: Big Sam’s Funky Nation |
April 9: Magic Giant
April 10: Dumpstaphunk
The Timber & Torch terrace provides the ultimate viewing location for all the free concerts. For more information, check out Steamboat.com/concerts.
SCHEDULE & BAND LISTING
Digging Dirt Saturday, March 5 Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert
This seven-piece band Humboldt County, California is rocking through the West Coast music scene. Shoveling out their own path, and consistently wowing audiences and filling concert venues, Diggin Dirt is no ordinary funk and soul band. Their sounds are fueled by a blazing horn section, pulsating rhythms, and searing guitars, that when combined into one, have been known to create the ultimate dance party. Tying it all together, is the band’s frontman, with a natural-born-soul, backed by the band that layers influences of psychedelic rock, Motown soul, Afrobeat, and even reggae, atop a foundation of late 60’s inspired funk music.
Buffalo Commons Saturday, March 12 Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert
Formed in 2017, Buffalo Commons is a Steamboat Springs, Colorado grown project that moves the souls of all in the room. Harmonizing vocals, and tight musicianship has sling-shot the band into the Colorado Music scene with a huge infectious energy and incredible loyal and fun-loving “Herd” of fans behind them. Prepare to be captivated by singer/songwriter + guitarist Tyree Woods‘ soulful yet powerful voice and Denton Turner’s upright bass playing. Band members Eric Baker on mandolin, Randy Kelley on fiddle, Dan Harris on banjo, and Tyler Cain on drums provide a full-bodied sound that matches the emotion and intensity of Tyree’s vocals. With original music, well-developed compositions and arrangements, Buffalo Commons stands out as a unique sound in acoustic music.
MarchFourth Saturday, March 19 Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert
MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. Fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled from Portland, Oregon to New Orleans, Louisiana to record their fourth studio album, MAGIC NUMBER, self-released in September 2016. With Producer Ben Ellman (Galactic) and Engineer/Producer Mikael “Count” Eldridge (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Trombone Shorty) at the helm, the album is full of the captivating grooves and brassy swagger you’d expect from MarchFourth, plus a healthy dose of New Orleans magic, with guest appearance by Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (sousaphone).
Con Brio Saturday, March 26 Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert
Con Brio is a San Francisco Bay Area seven-piece band that plays energetic soul, psych-rock and R&B. Founded in 2009 and named for an Italian musical direction meaning “with spirit”, the band is renowned for their electric live show, which has kept them in demand at clubs from Tokyo to Amsterdam, and on festival stages from Austin City Limits to Lollapalooza to Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia. Collectively operated and constantly evolving, Con Brio is a creative hub for some of the Bay Area’s most gifted veteran musicians. As of 2021, Con Brio features singer Sarah Clarke — known for her vocal range and magnetic stage presence — as well as guitarist Benjamin Andrews, keyboardist AJ McKinley, trumpeter Brendan Liu, saxophonist Marcus Stephens, bassist Jonathan Kirchner and drummer Andrew Laubacher.
Big Sam’s Funky Nation Saturday, April 2 Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert
‘Big Sam’ Williams is a trombonist and band leader from New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been a member of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and leads Big Sam’s Funky Nation. In his youth he studied with saxophonist Kidd Jordan and at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. In his teens, Williams was a founding member of the Stooges Brass Band and joined the Dirty Dozen, allowing him to play with Karl Denson, Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, and James Brown. After one year with the Dirty Dozen, he began a side project broadening his musical ambitions. Big Sam’s Funky Nation is primarily a funk and rock band that has elements of traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, acid jazz, dance, hard rock, and punk.
Magic Giant Saturday, April 9 Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert
Called “the most festive band in the festival circuit,” this American alt-rock band was formed in Los Angeles in 2014 with a style similar to Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon, The Lumineers, and Mumford & Sons. Their live show can be described as “joyful and inspiring of mass dance-alongs” with multiple TV appearances including The Today Show and Good Morning America. The group has thrilled growing crowds along its 80-city North American and European tour, with their music charting in countries worldwide from Greece to South Africa. Debuting in 2017 with their LP In The Wind, MAGIC GIANT, came out of the gates swinging, with TV appearances ranging from the Today Show to Good Morning America, and Billboard singling them out as one of “10 Awesome Bands” playing Coachella, with their show turning out to be part of the most watched live-stream in history. Their latest single, “My My,” off their sophomore and upcoming studio album, not only symbolizes the deep and heavy chasm of the pandemic but the optimism of getting out of it.
Dumpstaphunk Sunday, April 10 Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert
Dumpstaphunk stands out amongst New Orleans’ best, cementing themselves as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville and Meters family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship through complex funk, rock, and jazz arrangements accompanied by soulful melodies and Big Easy traditions.
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