Entertainment

     

Thursday, August 3

Dustin Devine and the Real Deal

Thursday, August 3, 9:00 p.m.
Midway Stage

In today’s fast paced world of computerized recording and auto-tuners, it seems that the music possessing the heart and soul of country music in its prime is hard to come by. Until now, Dustin Devine and The Real Deal are carrying the torch. The Denver based six-piece band formed in 2014 includes: bluegrass and country music veterans; Dustin Devine, Doug Elrick, John Macy, Ernie Martinez, Kenny Pabst, and Chuck Tinsley. Stewards of the classic country and honky tonk sound when this music was “real”, it’s the “Real Deal”. Wear your dancin boots!

Friday, August 4

Sunflower Squares

Friday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.
Vendor EXPO Stage

This club has been holding square dances since the fall of 1978 when it was formed by a group of dancers at the Sunflower Grange in Sedalia, CO. Today the group dances on the first and third Saturday’s of most months of the year to a variety of callers and cuers. The group dances a fun and often challenging program of Mainstream with some Plus and Round dancing added for fun.

Sean Curtis and the Divide

Friday, August 4, 9:00 p.m.
Midway Stage

Rocky Mountain Country Music’s 2016 Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year. BMI songwriter, Sean Curtis brings his western country music style along side his band, “The Divide” representing country music in the Rocky Mountain Region.

 

Saturday, August 5

Buckstein

Saturday, August 5, 2:00 p.m.
Midway Stage

Buckstein is a one-stop-shop. It’s likely that much of your audience is already familiar with him. Either from one of the 200 million television sets where he was featured during the highest rated season of American Idol or as a rising country presence pioneering the Colorado Country scene. Buckstein is NOT your typical hired gun, background music performer. Armed with his band of hand-selected, top-level, never-say-die musicians it’s a powerhouse sound that will have you partying hard and leave you wondering when you can see it all again.

Voted one of the TOP 5 Bands 2011-2014 and has headlined at hundreds of City Fairs, and Special Events.  Buckstein Band has also rocked crowds for: Chris Cagle, Charlie Daniels Band, Casey Donahew, Dustin Lynch just to name a few.

Nature’s Educators

Saturday, August 5, 2:00 p.m.
Indoor Arena

Nature’s Educators is a non-profit 501c3 educational wildlife organization based in Sedalia, Colorado.  We are licensed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to care for non-releasable birds of prey. We have special permission from Douglas County to operate within the county and keep exotic wildlife. These animal ambassadors are housed and cared for by the organization. They help us give presentations and get audiences connected to wildlife in an interactive way. It is our goal to help people understand the importance of conservation and preservation through our programs.

Spotlight Performing Arts Center

Saturday, August 5, 2:00 p.m.
Vendor EXPO Stage

The Spotlight Entertainers from Highlands Ranch, CO, perform all over Denver. The Entertainers have performed in Disneyland, Disney World, on cruise ships, at Mt Rushmore, in Las Vegas, etc! Some Entertainers have also performed before Leanne Rimes and Wayne Newton concerts! These young performers range in age from 5-17 years.

Darrell Mangum

Saturday, August 5, 4:00 p.m.
Vendor EXPO Stage

It’s been said of Darrell that he can’t answer a question without telling a story.  Darrell Mangum has been telling stories throughout his life, and he’s proud of his ability to hold an audience in the palm of his hand. He wants everyone in the audience to feel like he’s speaking directly to him or her.  Darrell’s a westerner through and through, a product of ranchers and farmers and outlaws who came to Utah looking for adventure and fortune.  Darrell’s a member of the Utah Storytelling Guild.  Darrell married to the very lovely Julie, and has a wonderful family.

Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts

Saturday, August 5, 5:00 p.m.
Midway Stage

Denver-based band Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts is on tour in support of their latest album “Shovel Full of Coal” (Mar. 28, 2017). Driven by blazing guitar, gritty lap steel and a rock ‘n’ roll attitude, their music is a dedication to the spirit of traditional outlaw country artists, inspiring new energy to music fans who love the heroes of the old. This is Modern Outlaw Country. Recent highlights include being direct support for Blackberry Smoke,  The Marshall Tucker Band, Shakey Graves, Junior Brown, Cody Canada & The Departed, Cash’d Out, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and more. The band toured extensively in 2015 and 2016 in support of their sophomore album, “Up From The North.” Highlights of the touring include the 75th annual Sturgis Rally where Gilby Clarke, formerly of Guns n Roses, performed on stage with the band, and later at the Ogden Theatre in Denver where Billy Nershi of The String Cheese Incident performed on stage with the band.

Shanya Rose

Saturday, August 5, 6:00 p.m.
Vendor EXPO Stage

Shanya Rose is a singer/songwriter and lives in Castle Rock with her parents, sister, and 2 brothers.  Her love of guitar began 6 years ago when she started lessons at Castle Rock Music.  Shanya enjoys playing all genres but primarily Christian, Country, and a little Pop.  She can be found performing at local coffee shops, events, and fairs.  To find out where she will be next, follow her at Facebook.com/shanyarose01. 

Richie Law and the Southern Routes Band

Saturday, August 5, 9:00 p.m.
Indoor Arena

Barn Dance (Admission with purchase of Ground or Rodeo Ticket)

Colorado’s rising star, Richie Law, gained momentum as Season 12 Top 40 American Idol Finalist.  Since then, he has had major openings with Darius Rucker, Jewel, Thompson Square, Sawyer Brown, and many others.  He is a Grand Champion of American Country Star National Artist Competition and the recipient of the 2015 Rocky Mountain USO Entertainer of the Year.  His amazing blend of high energy and classic country will keep your feet tapping and the dance floor full.  His band, The Southern Routes Band, contains some of the top musicians in the Rocky Mountain Region.  Don’t be surprised if this 6’5” southern gentleman joins you on the dance floor and kicks up his heels with you (while singing I might add).  Though he is renowned for his “low” Josh Turner/Johnny Cash vocals, be prepared for him to raise the roof with his high range as well.  You won’t find a five star rated national act that is more personable or entertaining than Richie Law and the Southern Routes Band.

Sunday, August 6

Clear Creek Cowboys

Sunday, August 6, 7:00 a.m.  
Midway Stage

Leo Everett was raised on a cattle ranch in northern Montana. He grew up ridin’, ropin’, brandin’, breakin’ colts, stackin’ hay and livin’ and learnin’ our western way of life…ranch life.  A perfect match to the Pancake Breakfast: a good clean, family-style show. Great old songs, yodeling, and carryin’ on.

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WMD Bluegrass

Sunday, August 6, 11:00 a.m.  
Midway Stage

The WMD Bluegrass Band is an award-winning family bluegrass band from Black Forest, Colorado.  Since 2009 the “Wielands of Mass Destruction” have been performing a wide range of traditional, gospel, and alternative bluegrass to audiences across the nation, highlighted by winning the 2013 Silver Dollar City Youth In Bluegrass contest in Branson, Missouri.  The Wieland Family is joined by guitarist Sam Wachtler who was a finalist at the National Hammered Dulcimer Championships at the age of 15.

Austin Wahlert

Sunday, August 6, 3:00 p.m.
Midway Stage

Nashville Singer/Songwriter Austin Wahlert is a 3rd generation cowboy born and raised on a cattle ranch in Nothern Colorado.  His latest release is his 3rd studio album titled “I Will Win”.  Wahlert has been lighting the country music world on fire in recent years and is one of the fastest growing names in the business.  Crossing off career goals at a record pace; the “Thin Blue Line” singer has opened the 10th round of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mac Center for 18,000 fans, as well as Headlined “The American” at Cowboys Stadium for 60,000 people in Arlington TX.  He has opened for A-list talent like Merle Haggard, Deana Carter, Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt, and Lee Greenwood.  As well as current popular artists like Craig Campbell, Love and Theft, Josh Thomson and more.  His latest single is titled “Thin Blue Line” which he wrote in honor of first responders around the country.  Make sure you follow close as Wahlert continues to take the country music world by storm