Live at the Armory Concert Series Welcomes Local and Regional Artists
Since its debut in 2014, music aficionados in Brighton anxiously await the release of the Live at the Armory Concert Series every spring. The remaining lineup consists of a variety of local and national artists ranging from a high-energy cover band to American folk. No matter the taste in music, this year’s series is sure to have something to rock the socks off everyone!
July 22: Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake & Brandon Gibbs of Devil City Angels and Cheap Thrill with special guest Romero
Make your way to the Armory for an evening of your favorite rock hits in an acoustic and intimate setting.
New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra is best known for playing with Whitesnake. Frontiers Music recently released the critically acclaimed debut from his new side project Joel Hoekstra’s 13 entitled Dying to Live. Artists’ websites: www.joelhoekstra.com/.
Electric guitarists Brandon Gibbs is best known for playing with Devil City Angels. An accomplished guitarist, he is currently on tour with the band delighting crowds with his unmatched talent and deep passion for performing. Artists’ websites: www.bgibbsmusic.com/.
The concert will also feature ROMERO, Colorado native Christopher Romero’s first solo band. In 2016, ROMERO opened for King’s X, Black Stone Cherry, 3 Doors Down and performed at the first Texas Mutiny Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Chevelle, Candlebox, Hellyeah and more. Artist website: www.romeroentertainment.com/bio.html.
Aug. 12: Tony Furtado with special guests
Tony Furtado is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef. All of the music of America is in Tony’s music. Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and appeared at such prestigious music festivals as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and countless others. Artist website: www.tonyfurtado.com/.
Sept. 9: Super Diamond
Super Diamond, the Neil Diamond Tribute Band, success in America is unprecedented for a tribute band. With a nod from Neil (the man himself), Super Diamond has been embraced by the long time Neil Diamond fan-base and also found huge popularity in the hip rock clubs of America. Super Diamond delivers a high-octane Diamond tribute show that rocks concert goers across the states. They’ve also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, CNN, Fox News, VH1 and have been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin, The New York Times and more. Artist website: superdiamond.com/.
Oct. 28: Wash Park, Halloween dance party
Voted as Denver A-list’s #2 band in the state, Wash Park is one of Colorado’s most requested bands. When it’s time to party, Wash Park Band goes into high gear with the full band which consists of three dynamic vocalists, a full four piece horn section, and a five piece rhythm section to deliver an experience like no other. Wash Park has played for many prestigious clients including the Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Heart Association, The Adoption Exchange, Denver Autism Society, numerous fortune 500 companies, and hundreds of wedding clients throughout the region. Artist website: www.washparkband.com/
Nov. 14: Hayseed Dixie with special guests
Hayseed Dixie are the acknowledged creators of their own musical genre, Rockgrass. Hayseed Dixie have now released 15 albums since 2001, consisting of both original material and reinterpretations of previously rendered songs, selling a combined total of over 600,000 physical copies. They have performed more than 1,200 live shows in 33 different countries. Artist website: www.hayseed-dixie.com/Home.html
Dec. 14: Face
Boulder’s Face will return to the Armory stage performing their fan favorite holiday event! A Brighton favorite, this vocal rock band is a nationally recognized group who bring a new edge and attitude to the human voice. Using just five singers and a vocal drummer, Face creates a rock-music phenomenon that has to be seen to be believed. No instruments and no special effects – just five guys. Artist website: www.facevocalband.com/.
Tickets for the 2017 Live at the Armory concert series can be purchased at www.brightonarmory.org. The concert series is made possible by a generous grant from the Brighton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.