21st Annual Blues From The Top Festival, Three Big Days! Presented By The Grand County Blues Society
Music Fans, Don't Miss The Best Grassroots Festival... 21th Anniversary of Blues From The Top Music Festival June 23-25, 2023
Grace Potter, The Record Company, Devon Allman Project with special guests Anders Osborne, Larry McCray, Jimmy Hall, Drive By Truckers, Galactic, Samantha Fish featuring Jesse Dayton, Blood Brothers with Mike Zito and Albert Castigila, Cedric Burnside, Shemekia Copeland, Jimmy Carpenter, Robert Jon & The Wreck.
The 21st Annual Blues from the Top Music Festival is presented by the Grand County Blues Society, and takes place at Rendezvous Event Center (78821 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO 80482) in downtown Winter Park on June 23-25, 2023. Tickets on sale now at www.BluesFromTheTop.org.
Grace Potter is a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and internationally-acclaimed rock musician. She formed Grace Potter and the Nocturnals in 2002 while attending St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals toured extensively, playing festivals and venues throughout North America.
GRACE POTTER – PERFORMING ON SATURDAY JUNE 24
Potter released her latest album Daylight (Fantasy) in 2019, garnering two Grammy nominations. Described by Spin as “one of the greatest voices in rock today” and by SF Weekly as “the whole package,” Potter continues to impress both audiences and critics with her musical achievements and captivating live shows. Potter plans to release new music and tour extensively in 2023, as well as continue to pursue her passion for film-making, podcasting, and writing.
DEVON ALLMAN PROJECT – PERFORMING SUNDAY JUNE 25
The modern rock troubadour, Blues award winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and torch-bearer for the legacy of Allman Family music has led bands such as Honeytribe, Royal Southern Brotherhood, and the Allman Family Revival. In 2017, Devon assembled the Devon Allman Project, commencing a 2018-19 world tour with Duane Betts as a special guest. Following that successful run, he and Betts announced the formation of the Allman Betts Band, reuniting with Oakley and recording their debut album at the famed Muscle Shoals studio. Devon is excited to introduce the Devon Allman Project to everyone at Blues from the Top. Devon has put together a special show and has asked a few of his long time friends to join him. DAP will be joined by Blues from the Top favorites including Anders Osborne, the legendary Jimmy Hall, and blues guitarist Larry McCray. You can bet that this will be a magical evening of soulful Rock n Roll.
Festival Details: This Grassroots Festival has earned the reputation for showcasing some of the best national talent in the business. Rendezvous Event Center at Hideaway Park, the home of Blues From The Top, is centrally located in downtown Winter Park, Colorado, making BFTT a truly one-of-a-kind event with amazing views of the Continental Divide. Blues From The Top has grown exponentially since it’s conception in 2003 and has evolved into a true blues and roots music event, providing a welcoming atmosphere for all types of music fans. The event’s producers, along with our volunteers and amazing ski-town community, create a utopia of great music and a great vibe for festival attendees. #ElevateYourBlues #BFTT. Visit the official website at BluesfromtheTop.org.
Make it a Staycation… Come up Thursday, June 22 by 6pm for a special FREE concert at the Rendezvous Event Center featuring Tenth Mountain Division in downtown Winter Park. Music continues nightly throughout town over the weekend.
“For the last thirteen years we’ve been coming to Blues From The Top. It’s the best music festival in the Rocky Mountains.” Jamie Caffrey
SAMANTHA FISH (FEATURING JESSE DAYTON) – PERFORMING JUNE 24
The first-ever collaborative album from Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton, Death Wish Blues is a body of work born from a shared passion for pushing the limits of blues music. As one of the most dynamic forces in the blues world today, Fish has made her name as a multi-award-winning festival headliner who captivates crowds with her explosive yet elegant guitar work, delivering an unbridled form of blues-rock that defies all genre boundaries. Dayton, meanwhile, boasts an extraordinary background that includes recording with the likes of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, touring as a guitarist for seminal punk band X, working with Rob Zombie on the soundtracks for his iconic horror films, and releasing a series of acclaimed solo albums. Produced by the legendary Jon Spencer of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Death Wish Blues ultimately melds their eclectic sensibilities into a batch of songs both emotionally potent and wildly combustible.
Ticket Prices & Details: Festival-goers may choose from General Admission or V.I.P tickets. For the best price, buy tickets early; as we get closer to the festival date, the ticket prices will increase. Tickets are available at BluesfromtheTop.org.
About Grand County Blues Society: The Grand County Blues Society (GCBS) non-profit (501c3) was created in 2002 to enhance the cultural existence of Grand County residents and to be a beacon for our friends and visitors that love escaping to the shadow of the Continental Divide. For well over a decade, the GCBS has produced twenty-one Blues Festivals, over two hundred and eighty five individual blues concerts, and has continued its support of our primary programs.
Check Out The Music: The Grand County Blues Society has been a pioneer in the realm of blues music education. School-age kids across Grand County are lucky to have been immersed in the blues. Not only have they been entertained by all the programs that have come their way, they have also been on the stage, creating their own “bluesical” and giving performances on the festival stages over the years. Blue Star Connection (BSC) is our most notable program and in it’s nineteenth year, has supplied over ninety two Children’s Hospitals with valuable and plentiful collections of musical instruments for their music therapy departments. BSC has also gifted over eight-hundred individual children personal instruments. We continue to support the music therapy industry with constant fund-raising and an all-out effort to continue the mission of BSC. Music Therapy needs an advocate, and we are proud to be considered a front-runner. We have done all of this with an all-volunteer board, and a very loyal and generous membership. Visit GrandBlues.org and BlueStarConnection.org for more information.
About Winter Park, CO: Conveniently located sixty seven miles west of Denver in the Rocky Mountains. The Winter Park Area is trademarked as “Winter Park, Colorado Unfiltered.” Visit PlayWinterPark.com. #ElevateYourBlues @playwinterpark @bluesfromthetop
MIKE ZITO AND ALBERT CASTIGLIA “BLOOD BROTHERS” (Click To View) (Performing Sunday June 25)
Both Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia are celebrating their most-recent albums: Zito’s double live set, Blues for the Southside (released Feb. 2021), debuted at number one on the Billboard Blues Chart; and Castiglia’s latest solo disc, I Got Love, (released in May,2022) also charted very high. On their last “Blood Brothers” tour, fans got to see Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia come together to create a special musical journey unlike anything seen before in the Blues and Roots genre. Mike Zito won the 2022 Blues Music Award for “Blues Rock Album;” and Albert Castiglia won the BMA for “Blues Rock Artist.” With both artists on the exciting Gulf Coast Records label, it only made sense to join forces and give the fans what they’ve long been clamoring for: “Blood Brothers.”
BFFT Contact Information: Maria Chavez, Grand County Blues Society, firstname.lastname@example.org, BluesfromtheTop.org.
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