Cross Canadian Ragweed was scheduled for a performance at the Breckenridge Music Festival’s Blue River Series on July 25, but this show is now canceled. It is being replaced with Asleep at the Wheel on Aug. 21 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Below is more information on Cross Canadian Ragweed’s cancellation of its tour and the final lineup for the Breckenridge Music Festival’s Blue River Series. Last week, Cross Canadian Ragweed announced its decision to take a break from life on the road. The band of brothers comprised of Grady Cross, Cody Canada, Randy Ragsdale and Jeremy Plato are true road warriors. They’ve played over 220 dates a year for 13 of the last 15 years, solid. They are family to one another. They’ve watched each other grow up, get married and start their families. While they love their time on the road, each has yearned to spend more time with their families at home. Together they have made the decision that it is time to take a break. Just days ago, founder of the band (drummer) Ragsdale, let the band know that he needed to be at home with his family, specifically his autistic son. “For many years my band has been my top priority. Being in a touring band, you have to give it your all, give it 100 percent,” he said. “Right now, I need to be at home for my family, particularly my son JC, who has autism. I would understand and support the bands decision to get another drummer and press on. But that’s not what they wanted to do. I was blown away by their decision and their support.” “We’ve always said from the start, we’re Ragweed as the four of us, or not Ragweed at all,” said front man Canada. “These guys, they’re my brothers, I love playing with them,” said Cross. “I’m sure we’ll be back on the road soon.” “We’ve been at this for a long time, we’ve all had to spend time away from home missing birthdays, holidays – it’ll be good for us to have a breather,” added Plato. More information on the Blue River Series can be found at http://www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com. Tickets for all concerts go on sale May 29 at the Riverwalk Center Box Office at (970) 547-3100.
Amy Evans, a nationally recognized artist residing in Breckenridge, has received notice that her work will be exhibited in two national art exhibitions in June. One of Amy’s paintings was juried into the Women Artists of the West (WAOW) annual member juried exhibition, “WAOWing the Golden State,” opening June 4 at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum, El Cajon, California. Evans is a signature member as well as president of this national juried women artists organization.Another of Evan’s paintings has been selected as one of 125 paintings out of over 480 entries to be exhibited in Plein Air Artists of Colorado’s 14th annual juried exhibition opening June 25 at Saks Galleries in Denver. All of the work in this exhibition is done in plein air. Barrett Edwards, also a Summit County resident, will show work at the exhibition as well.The Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center is located at 131 Rea Ave., El Cajon, Calif. More information can be found by visiting http://www.waow.org. and http://www.wieghorstmuseum.org.Saks Galleries is located at 3019 East 2nd Ave., Denver. More information can be found by visiting http://www.saksgalleries.com and http://www.pleinairartistscolorado.com.For more information, contact Evans at (970) 453-1536, (970) 333-4746, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, June 5, Julian “Ju Ju” Marley and The Uprising will headline the Mountain of Music free concert series as part of the Teva Mountain Games in Vail. Marley and The Uprising are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. at Checkpoint Charlie.Julian Marley and his Awake world tour will continue to span the globe throughout 2010. For more tour information or to learn more about Julian Marley visit: http://www.myspace.com/royalmarley and http://www.ghettoyouths.com. For more information about Teva Mountain Games, visit http://www.tevamountaingames.com
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