It’s a good way to ring in its 35th. To celebrate its whopping three and a half decades in Steamboat, Strings Music Festival has announced more than 60 concerts and special events from classical to rock, jazz, country and more during this summer’s lineup at the 569-seat Strings Pavilion. Headliners such as Bruce Hornsby, Keb’ Mo’, Graham Nash and Mary Chapin Carpenter join perennial Strings favorite events like free Music on the Green concerts and the Strings Festival Orchestra—which this summer will feature 76 musicians hand-picked from 30 different U.S. orchestras.
Also look for performances from such Strings first-timers as Kenny G and Joan Osborne, as well as the Tesla Quartet and Berlin Counterpoint. In all, the 35th Anniversary lineup features 10 Grammy winners with 35 Grammy Awards between them.
This summer will also see the return of the free Music on the Green, with eight outdoor concerts in the Yampa River Botanic Park. Its Concert Truck will also offer pop-up free performances in surprising locations around town, with a host of special events planned as well, including Musical Stargazing, outdoor Yoga with Classical Music, the Youth Concert Series, Family Programs and House Party fundraisers.
“It’s a great line-up this summer,” says Strings marketing director Greg Hamilton. “We’re looking forward to bringing a lot of awesome performances to town.” Info: StringsMusicFestival.com