Keystones 4th annual Blues Festival and Art Show returns this weekend
KEYSTONE Keystone hosts the 4th annual Blues Festival and Art Show on Saturday and Sunday in River Run. There is free admission to this event featuring an art show and competition, food, drinks and entertainment.The art show will include 30 artists of different media types. Musicians performing over the two days include Sheryl Renee, Big Daddy Lee & Kingbees, and the Lee Boys. Families are encouraged to attend as Energy Alley entertains children with inflatable bounce houses and other activities.Event scheduleSaturday, July 12th Noon to 4 p.m. Energy Alley in the Silvermill Courtyard Noon to 8 p.m. Art Show, food and beverages at the River Run Events Plaza 1-2:15 p.m. Jeff Meyers & Bluez Doggs on the Main Stage 2:45-4 p.m. Sheryl Renee on the Main Stage 4:30-6 p.m. Lee Boys on the Main Stage Sunday, July 13th Noon to 4 p.m. Energy Alley in the Silvermill Courtyard Noon to 6 p.m. Art Show, food and beverages at the River Run Events Plaza 1-2:15 p.m. Big Daddy Lee & Kingbees on the Main Stage 2:45-4 p.m. Todd Tijerina Band on the Main Stage 4:30-6 p.m. Lee Boys on the Main Stage For more information, visit http://www.KeystoneResort.com.
KEYSTONE When Alvin Lees brother and father passed away in 2000, he decided to take his familys music out of the four walls of the church and into the greater public.As the Lee Boys, Alvin and two brothers and three nephews, are continuing a musical legacy begun in the 1930s.Their sacred steel music has gospel roots, but also, as Lee said, is really bluesy with a lot of funk … some country mixed in there and some jazz … all kind of mixed and twined.They will perform as a four-piece (one brother and three nephews) for both nights of the Keystone Blues Festival and Art show, from 4:30-6 p.m. for free shows on Saturday and Sunday in River Run.Lee said you can listen to their music sitting down, but that its high-energy and high-impact.Its all feel good music, very positive and uplifting, music you can dance to, Lee said.The Lee Boys are currently on tour, hitting up music festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Bonaroo and most recently the High Sierra Music Festival.They will be in Colorado for the week, playing in Vail, Telluride and ending in Keystone. Leslie Brefeld
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