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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First Annual Endless Summer Celebration

For the past several weeks, Downtown Boulder's Bands on the Bricks and Noon Tunes music series have filled the 1300 block of Pearl Street (aka the Bricks) with fantastic music and performances, as well as some of the best people watching in the state. The two series fuse together on Friday, August 22 for the inaugural Downtown Boulder's Endless Summer Music Celebration from noon to 10 p.m. (Stage located in front of the Boulder County Court House on the 1300 block of Pearl Street).

With the University of Colorado’s students starting school the following Monday (as well as those arriving early for the Democratic National Convention), Downtown Boulder will be filled with an extra level of energy and excitement. Starting in the afternoon and going until the late evening, music lovers of all ages will have the opportunity to enjoy four bands while taking in the beautiful surroundings of Downtown Boulder. Evening festivities will be hosted by Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald. (Fitzgerald grew up in Denver and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder where he also received his master's and doctorate degrees in endocrinology. In 1983, he received a DVM from Colorado State University. Fitzgerald has been one of the featured veterinarians on Animal Planet's Emergency Vets since 1997.)

“The bands performing are all crowd favorites,” said Lib Ilderton, the special events manager for Downtown Boulder, Inc. “This is a great way to wrap up our two very popular summer music series. We hope locals and visitors will make their way to Downtown Boulder to enjoy our Endless Summer Celebration.”

The Endless Summer Music Celebration line up includes:

Beloved Invaders (Noon to 1:30 p.m.)
Instrumental surf, featuring both originals and covers of classic and modern surf tunes, as well as original compositions, which alternate between driving and jazzy, haunting and exotic. Music that will make people move, all done in retro-fashion.

Heavy Cats with Mark Diamond & Lionel Young (2 to 4 p.m.)
The deep funk of James Brown, the hard rock of Led Zeppelin, and the classics of Cream, The Beatles and The Allman Brothers. Heavy Cats cover everything from Muddy Waters to Prince, with a bunch of New Orleans grooves, blues, and classic rock mixed in.

Rebecca Folsom (4:45 to 6:45 p.m.)
Vocals range from vulnerable and soothing to fully engaged rock and roll wailing. Music is a heart opening, rhythmic romp fueled with stories of meeting today's challenges and inspirationally rising above. Melodies soar, harmonies weave and ascend, lyrically inspiring, and rooted in steady groove.

Legendary Nikators (7:30 to 10 p.m.)
Originally formed in 1958 with the intention of playing 60s, 70s and Motown music. Since it hadn't been written yet, they had to wait until 1979 to have their first practice session. The band is also honored to play 50s music if requested.

Downtown Boulder's Endless Summer Music Celebration is a free event and open to the public. Sponsors include: Colorado Capital Bank, the Camera, City of Boulder Parking Services, KBCO FM and Twisted Pine Brewing Company. For additional details visit the Downtown Boulder website or call 303-449-3774.

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