Live Music

2020 Live Music Lineup

Rifle’s Farmers Market is happy to announce the 2020 lineup for live music at the market. Bands play from 5-8 pm each Friday evening at Heinze Park on Railroad Ave.

ZINZIN – Friday, June 19th

ZINZIN is Western Colorado’s go to group for Mardi Gras, Crawfish Boils, B-B-Q’s, Dances, Fais Do Do’s, Weddings, divorce parties, and well, anytime a good time needs to be had.  Cajun Two Steps and Waltzes are the order of the day, although they throw in a variety of Louisiana styles, including Blues and Zydeco.
These musicians have been entertaining Colorado’s Western Slope in various incarnations for over a quarter of a century.  Bring your dancin’ shoes, a festive mood, and “Laissez les Bon Ton Roulet!”
The Zinzin sound is eclectic, acoustic, and focuses on the music of Southwest Louisiana. Drawing from extensive backgrounds in Folk, Country, Jazz, Classical & Blues, Zinzin explores Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Blues, and the resulting gumbo is simply irresistible dance music. Get your dancin’ shoes…or Kick ’em off!

Oran Mor – Friday, June 26th

Oran Mor is a Scots Gaelic term that means “Big Song.” Tom and Karen Cochran founded Oran Mor, after playing music together in various configurations for over twelve years. Starting as a duo, they added their son Brendan on percussion and vocals and Jonathan Satz on bass and vocals and now play most often as a quartet. Occasionally, guest artists will join the group as well. Their repertoire features Scottish and Irish music, some of which dates back to the late 1700s, as well as current Celtic music and Americana tunes, with a few originals tossed into the mix.
With instrumentation that includes recorders, Irish whistles, guitars, bass, hand drums, percussion instruments, and beautiful harmonies, this group’s music can transport its listener to an earlier time, or to a happier place. Oran Mor plays a variety of venues, including concert stages, festivals, farmers markets, art exhibit openings, wine tastings, weddings, dinners, house concerts and more.

Stone Kitchen – Friday, July 3rd

The Stone Kitchen Band plays acoustic flavored Americana Roots Music blending traditional styles of Bluegrass, Blues, and Outlaw Country with their individual styles of songwriting. Their sound utilizes the fiddle, mandolin, slide guitar, guitar and three part harmonies. You’ll hear unique arrangements of popular songs along with well-crafted original music.

Dwight and His Guitar – Friday, July 10th

From cutting his teeth with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame, to the Boston Band era of the ’70’s and early ’80’s, then emigration to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1983, Dwight Ferren has enjoyed a long and varied musical career. On a lark, Ferren took his band Les Tension and the Stress Kings to a Battle of the Bands in Denver… which they won!
Throughout the years Dwight and his various bands have opened for many national acts including Aerosmith, The Guess Who, Steppenwolf, and Edgar Winter among others. With the demise of the Stress Kings, Ferren began in earnest to record all his original material, playing all the instruments while handling the vocal chores and harmonies as well. Now he has rekindled his love affair with the acoustic guitar. Playing original solo instrumental arrangements of many classic tunes from the ’50’s through the ’90’s, Ferren will provide a relaxing musical experience. Ferren also has an electric classic rock set for those who are looking for an energetic performance!

The Colorado Curry’s Band – Friday, July 17th

Joey Ball – Friday, July 24th

Joey Ball is a native of Colorado and grew up in the small town of Rifle. She and her two children have been performing their own version of folk, country and gospel music in and around their community since 2010. The band genuinely enjoys all genres of music, but their favorite songs are “the ones that make people smile, clap and sing along.”  They describe their music as “Cultural Fusion”, where  Bluegrass, Indie, Folk and Gospel collide.  The result is fresh and inspiring.  The band delivers toe tappin’ fiddle, mystic ukulele and guitar rhythms that blend together and create a good time for all.  Audiences of all ages will be certain to hear a song they know and can sing along to.

Jill Cohn – Friday, August 7th

Toe tapping Road Stories and Americana Songs from Songstress Jill Cohn who’s just released her 12 th independent CD entitled, “Balanced on the Rail”. A 20 year touring musician Jill continues to be active on the folk touring circuit.

Feeding Giants – Friday, August 14th

Feeding Giants is an acoustic trio combining smooth sweet harmonies, acoustic melodies and toe tapping beats. Feeding Giants covers an eclectic variety of genres from Classic Country, Americana, Indie Folk and more creative fun, intense, yet relaxing musical experience that will delight the musical palate and satisfy the soul.

Tom Evans – Friday, August 28th

Tom Evans performs Americana Roots Music, Finger Picking Blues (Piedmont Style) featuring songs by Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake and more.

Let Them Roar – Friday, September 4th