Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has declared August 3 Blue Star Connection Day as the 3rd Annual Blue Star Music Festival comes to Littleton, CO with its most diverse, impressive lineup yet.
This year's festival celebrates and brings to life Blue Star Connection's mission of providing access and ownership of musical instruments to medically-fragile children, teens, and young adults.
The festival lineup boasts soul legend Curtis Salgado, Paul Thorn, and all-star band The Healers, featuring former Stevie Ray Vaughan sideman Reese Winans, Jimmy Hall, Samantha Fish, Kate Moss, and Trampled Under Foot's Kris and Danielle Schnebelen (check out our review of TUF's excellent new record Badlands). The Healers' recently released a live CD/DVD Live At Knuckleheads Saloon to benefit Blue Star Connection which you can order from the BSC web site. Other artists on the bill include Ryan McGarvey, Steepwater Band, and Dustin Pittsley help round out the lineup for a day of great music.
In addition to these amazing performers, several Blue Stars, those who've received instruments from the organization, are taking part. The Colorado Blues Society will also be on hand overseeing a Gear Drive, an effort to collect musical instruments in good condition to aid BSC in its efforts.
Tickets for the festival are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show with free re-entry once admission is paid. Children under 13 get in free.