Live Music

2019 Live Music Lineup

Rifle’s Farmers Market is happy to announce the 2019 lineup for live music at the market. Bands play from 5-8 pm each Friday evening at Heinze Park on Railroad Ave.

Stone Kitchen – Friday, June 21st

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.

Feeding Giants – Friday, June 28th

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.

Third Street Project & Noodle Soup – Friday, July 5th

Brad Swart and Joshua Williams newly created duo play Folk, Originals, Covers and Traditional Tunes. Their musical talents will surprise even the seasoned troubadour.

Tom Evans & Holly G – Friday, July 12th

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

M Kelly Blues – Friday, July 19th

Good time Rock and Roll, featuring originals by M Kelly Blue, Lyn Byars. She was recently recognized as one of the Up and Coming Singer/Song Writers of Colorado.

ZINZIN – Friday, July 26th

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 passed.  Cajun Two Steps and Waltzes are the order of the day, although they throw in a variety of Louisiana styles, including Blues and Zydeco.
The members are Lou Farlow (Fiddle) Mark Gray (Accordion) Craig Curry (Dobro, Mandolin) Amanda Bailey (Guitar) and Lorraine Curry (Bass).
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!

Tyler Rust Band – Friday, August 2nd

The Tyler Rust Band plays original country and folk music as well as a variety of covers. Members include Tyler Rust, Jake Statler and Melissa Statler.

Jill Cohn – Friday, August 9th

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.

Joey Ball – Friday, August 16th

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.

Leonard Curry Trio – Friday, August 23rd

This fun loving trio creates spirited musical mayhem weaving a wide variety of styles including Folk, Bluegrass, Swing, Irish, Cajun & Rock, with a few original tunes sewn in.
Band members Elliott Leonard, Craig and Lorraine Curry fuse their guitars, dobro, mandolin, bass and banjo to get the foundation groovin’ and they top it off with tons of fine vocal harmonies.
Since 2003 The Leonard Curry Trio and their larger group Acoustic Mayhem have been entertaining the fine citizens from Rifle to Aspen and Vail, playing for dances, weddings, festivals, club appearances, farmer’s markets, civic events, fish fries and house concerts. The band has opened shows for regional and national acts including The Gourds, The Mammals, The Drew Emmitt Band, Sweet Sunny South and Daniella Cotton. In October 2012, the band enjoyed a short tour of Austin, Texas which included a show at Greune Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas.
In the spring of 2017, The Leonard Curry Trio opened for Chatham County Line at the Glenwood Vaudeville.
The joy of music, in particular, making music with your friends, flows from the band, putting smiles on the faces of fans aged 8 to 80.

Noodle Soup – Friday, August 30th

Traditional New Orleans Style Dixieland Jazz & Blues Band, performing in the Roaring Fork & Western Colorado River valleys since 2015. Names from left to right: Jason Gross – tuba, Kim Whelan – piano, Frederick Oakes – banjo, Taylor Smith – trombone, Brad Swart – trumpet & vocalist, Kelly Thompson – vocalist & trumpet, Van Merritt – clarinet, Matt Weisbrod – drums.

Firethorn Trio – Friday, Sept 6th

Firethorn Trio plays a smooth mix of country, Americana and rhythm and blues combining key board, rhythm guitar and drums. Band members: Art Dahl, Brian Gray, and Melanie Dahl