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Greeley Downtown Signature Event

Downtown Greeley Announces the NEW FRIDAY FEST for 2015!!!

Fridays on the 9th St Plaza, downtown Greeley

Go Cup 5 to 10pm: Bands USUALLY are planned to start at 6pm

April 17thDenver Broncos Salute to Fans Tour 5 to 6:30pm followed by the UNC Derby Days concert with Nashville recording artist Cale Dodds – 9th St Plaza – 7 to 9pm. Bring the whole family for autographs with some of the Denver Broncos, the Cheerleaders, and even meet Thunder, the horse! Visit our local sponsors - Mellissa McDonald/State Farm and Ehrlich Toyota. Stay for a great country concert and make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network.  See Cale Dodds video HERE.

May 1st – Mayplay Festival – 2 stages, multiple bands TBA. Bandwagon Magazine and The Crew Presents promise to deliver a great night of free music on 2 outdoor stages. Stay tuned for band line-up announcement. 

May 8th – Big hair, platform shoes, whatever the disco era means to you, bring it dowtown for Boogie Machine.

May 15th – Wash Park Band formerly know as the Moses Jones Band, this band is back by popular demand! Funk, Disco, R&B, Current top 40, Rock - If it's dance music, they play it! 

May 22nd – After the Fire - is a 13 piece horn band located in Northern Colorado. The group consists of some of the finest musicians in the Colorado area. After the Fire's goal has been to provide entertainment to local and national charitable organizations. Tower of Power, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Chicago, Sly and the Family Stone, and Wilson Pickett you are sure to be up and dancing!

May 29th – Buckner Funkenjazz delivers Real Old School Funk with the Authenticity and Intensity that keeps the crowd going for hours - nonstop. BFJ is a true original-recipe Old School Funk Band. BFJ earned its Funk pedigree by mixing funk grooves into the stankiest, funkiest, grooviest stage- pounding party show in Cloroado. 

 June 5th – The City of Greeley kicks off the 2015 "Greeley Unexpected" campaign with our very own The Burroughs. Born in the summer of 2013, the Burroughs are a band of musicians from the Northern Colorado area dedicated to making groovy music that is easy to dance to. With musical roots hailing back to the soul/funk bands of old, The Burroughs aim to create an environment with powerful horn section licks and a tight rhythmic section. The Burroughs call back the music of  Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, James Brown, and Otis Redding and mix it with modern influences such as Justin Timberlake and The Alabama Shakes; The Burroughs are certainly not an act you want to miss.

June 12th – Greeley Blues Jam Kickoff with The Boogie Boys All the way from Poland! Since the beginning of their existence, dating back to 2002, they have visited almost all European countries plus a few on other continents. Their concerts are extremely popular everywhere they go. They played with world’s creme de la creme of blues and boogie-woogie, having gigs on the most prestigious festival stages in Europe and North America (at Montreal Jazz Festival, among others).  Stick around - because when the music is done outside we have 15 bands playing in 15 downtown venues to take the music into the wee hours. Check out the full Friday Night line-up HERE. This ever popular busiest night in Downtown Greeley is sponsored by the Greeley Blues Jam and Sears Real Estate.    

June 19th – Greeley Stampede Kickoff with Union Gray.  Join the fun in Downtown Greeley as the Stampede Committee kicks off the 2015 Greeley Stampede. Git yer scootin' boots on and enjoy! 

 June 26th – Zzyzx Road  is a classic rock, blues and originals band who've been performing together since 2005. A powerhouse of musical talent, Zyzzyx Road brings energy and fun to their unique blend of music. Variety is their specialty - you'll never hear the same show twice! Come dance and sing along and bring the whole family!

 July 3rd – Come out and rock with local band Wild Nights.  Classic Rock, Blues, Pop, they have something for every taste.

July 10th – Groove Nation Orchestra - brings over 25 years of performing experience to Weddings, Private Parties, Corporate Events and Conventions throughout the USA. We saw them performing at a showcase and couldn't wait to bring them downtown!!! 

July 17th – Dank We were lucky to snap up this Atlanta band during theirn 2015 tour. Dank, formerly Dank Sinatra, is the next installment in what is a long and storied history of Rock and Roll music. Combining rhythm and blues tradition with a modern sense of urgency and experimentation, Dank is pulling Rock music into the 21st century as it was meant to be heard and experienced. With energetic and unpredictable live performances, as well as a knack for the studio and all of its wizardry, this Atlanta five-piece is showing fans what it takes to rock in the torrid seas of a post-Napster musical climate. It's hard to pin down exactly what the Dank will become, or how far the band has come to get to where it is today, but at the core of this outfit is a red hot soul and a burning sense of modern day Rock and Roll magic.

 July 24th – Greeley Arts Picnic Kickoff with the highly anticipated annual return of FunkiphinoColorado's Funk Sensation. Pronounced "Funk-If-I-Know". The band is THE most requested group in the region. Everyone asks if Funkiphino is coming back this year. The answer is YES! 

July 31st – Brothers of the Son out of Golden, Colorado. What is Southern Rock, Colorado Style? It's a Western invention. Think of it as a mixing of classic Southern Rock attitude with the unbridled ethics of the Colorado music scene as viewed through the eyes of a bunch of Colorado guys (and gal!) that have played together for more than 30 years. They strongly identify with the roots of real Country, Rock and Blues. Influences such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers more drive their twin lead guitars, keys and a rockin' rhythm section which sets the stage for strong vocals. Their shows range from blistering rock to acoustic ballads all played and performed with passion and expertise. Check out their faceboo page HERE! 

August 7th – Deja Blu is a professional dance band based in Denver, Co. All 6 members of the band sing (male & female lead singers) Their song list is extensive & covers over 5 DECADES OF MUSIC, from the 60's to today's current hits.

August 14th – Gumbo LeFunque Gumbo le Funque is a band so dirty, so funky, so dangerous, you’ll slap yo’self for not playing their music since you were the size of a small dog. This is funky-dangerous party music. Established in 2011, Gumbo le Funque is a Colorado band influenced by the entire tradition of the second line and traditional jazz, Maceo Parker, Galactic, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, The Funky Meters, as well as by the power funk that oozes forth from New Orleans. Their first studio recording, “Funky-Dangerous Party Music, Volume 1,” was released on August 12, 2014.

August 21st – Soul School Colorado's Premier Party Band! Soul School jams Motown, Rhythm and Blues, Contemporary, Golden Oldies, Beach, Country, Jazz, Rock, and Funk. From tight harmonious vocals and smooth jazz to an all out dance party... Class IS in Session!

August 28th – Friday Fest Block Party

September 4th – Chris Daniels and the Kings another popular reapeat for our Friday Fests! Chris Daniels & the Kings have toured over two continents and have been asked to appear in such diverse places as South America, Curacao, Japan, and all over Europe. Chris has appeared with the B.B. King, Uncle Cracker, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Sister Hazel, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray, Taj Mahal, Al Kooper, Bonnie Raitt, Ziggy Marley, The Fixx, to name only a few. They are headliners on international festivals, like Ribs & Blues Festival with their buddies THE B-MASTERS, at Marktrock, Berchem Blues, and the Lokeren festivals in Belgium, and the Kings have toured as the back up band for Sonny Landreth, David Bromberg, Al Kooper, Bo Diddly, Francine Reed and Dutch guitarist Jan Rijbroek in places like Paris and Amsterdam, and for Bonnie Raitt, members of Little Feat, and Was Not Was at the Roxey in LA to name only a few they have worked with in the States. 

September 11th – We are overjoyed to announce that  Hazel Miller and The Hazel Miller Band will be a part of our Friday Fest Line-up this year!! AMAZING!!! Hazel Miller is not just a great singer, "she is a force of nature!" quotes the Rocky Mountain News. Her voice has been called "stunning, moving and powerful." Hazel has been a sought after performer in Colorado for the past 24 years. Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop, or Gospel, her voice charges the songs with a primal dose of genuine soul. Hazel began her 38-year career in Louisville, Kentucky, where she rose to the top of the music scene. She opened for popular artists such as Mel Torme, James Brown, Temptations, Earl Klugh, Bob James and many others. The city of Denver singled out Hazel as one of 150 people who make Denver a better place to live. This award was bestowed by the mayor on Nov 22, 2008 at the Colorado History Museum. She has been given several awards for artistic excellence: Best Independent Blues-R&B Recording- 2002; Outstanding Performer at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

September 18th – Kizumba Salsa Band is one of Colorado's longest performing and best Salsa bands. Formed in 1990, the 12 piece salsa orchestra has performed across Colorado and internationally. They got "rained in" last year so lets hope we get to bring the salsa back outside this year!! 

September 25th – Archie Funker is the quintessential party band! You will flock to the dance floor for this high-energy 12-piece horn group. They specialize in funk, soul, R-n-B, blues, jump-swing, disco and lots more!

We have once again partnered with High Country Beverage, who bring us  Coors and Corona Light

Northern Colorado's Clear Channel Radio/iheart radio stations join us as a media partner again this year.

All Purpose Rentals provides much needed protection from the elements for our musicians. We hope you alwasy think of All Purpose Rentals for your tent and equipment rental needs. THANK YOU!

Still a few opportunities left for YOUR company to be a one-night Friday Sponsor. You can have a special night of your own on the plaza. Your employees, and clients could enjoy special seating, a booth on the plaza and a place to hang your banner for the crowd to see. If you'd like your company to be featured for a Friday Fest call Alison (970) 356-6775 or email alison@greeleydowntown.com.