Country Fest comes to Keystone |

Country Fest comes to Keystone

The annual Rocky Mountain Country Fest returns to Keystone for the second time on Saturday, March 16. The evening at Warren Station will be chock-full of red dirt country from Mark Powell, Micky & the Motorcars, and Cody Canada and the Departed.

These are three of the top bands in the red dirt country genre, and they are sure to bring an electric energy longtime country listeners and general fans of live music will love. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Mark Powell takes the stage first at 6:30.

With a unique blend of authentic lyrics, vocal hints of George Strait, versatility as an accomplished musician and unsurpassed showmanship as an entertainer, Powell is gaining international success as an independent singer and songwriter. He has written with hit songwriters like Dean Dillon, Bubba Strait, Jeff Hyde, Walt Aldridge and many more.

Then at 7:45, Micky & the Motorcars perform. The band is composed of two brothers in founding members Micky Braun (lead vocals and guitar) and Gary Braun (guitar, mandolin, harmonica and vocals) along with Josh Owen (lead guitar/pedal steel), Joe Fladger (bass), and Bobby Paugh (drums).

Finally at 9:30, Cody Canada and the Departed close out the festival. Cody Canada was the lead singer/songwriter of the Oklahoma-based, rock-country band Cross Canadian Ragweed from their inception in 1998 to their dissolution in 2010. Canada has returned to vintage Cross Canadian form seizing the opportunity to take the lead of his four-piece band, The Departed, with a newly energized inspiration to get back to his roots.

Rocky Mountain Country Fest tickets start at $15 in advance and are available now at

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