The stage is set for success with the incredibly talented bands of Rhythm on the River. With two stages, the Grove Stage on the north end of Roger’s Grove park, and the Sunset Stage on the south end of the park, these bands are ready to play their best hits and share their great sounds with everyone in the fine summer air!
This indie rock band shows heart and authenticity through their energetic, upbeat music. Based out of Denver, the quartet has always been “in service to the music” as a band, and not wrapped up in the individual objectives of each member. This, as a result, has birthed memorable lyric and melody combinations that have been recognized and applauded by fans. Guitarist Joshua Hester summed up their lyric and melody combination well: “You can sing the simplest line but if a melody has conviction, then it works better than the most poetic paragraph you can write.” Their chemistry and outstanding original songs have caused them to gain recognition and win two contests by KTCL, an alternative rock radio station in Denver. Listen to some of their music now – their songs speak for themselves.
Don’t expect to be able to sit still in your seat when Flowtribe takes the stage: Flowtribe turns every moment into a celebration. In their signature colorful suits, Flowtribe artistically weaves together the sounds of soul, rock, R&B, Cuban-Caribbean rhythms, second line brass, and hip-hop into original tunes that everyone will love. Their “backbone-cracking music” is written by a tight-knit group of high school friends turned professional musicians, who began Flowtribe in 2004. With six multi-instrumental members, a wide array of instruments – trumpet, harmonica, washboard, keyboard, drums, bass, guitar, and timbales – and passionate vocals, the band is in demand all over the country. Experience their high-energy music right now!
Alex Mackenzie-Low, known as A-Mac, rallied six friends and professional musicians to create the inventive and talented musical team known as The Height. Together, the band explores beyond the lines of genres and takes an innovative approach to music creation and expression. Their goal is to take their audience on a “musical journey,” and unite all types of music listeners in one uplifting performance. With a nod to artists like Sublime, Bob Marley, Dr. Dre and Grateful Dead, A-Mac and the Heights gravitates to the sounds of reggae, hip-hop, funk, and alternative rock. Although the band is relatively young, they have already toured much of the country and produced two albums. Listen to their raw, feel-good vibes now and at Rhythm on the River!
While Dragondeer has performed both nationally and internationally and shared the stage with many favorite bands, they just released their debut album, If You Got the Blues, this year. They pride themselves on their imaginative take on classic American blues, deviating from the normal replications and interpretations of the genre. With rave reviews from Live For Live Music, Break Thru Radio, Westword, and fans, Dragondeer receives these compliments humbly: “It’s about sticking by your loved ones and being there for ’em when they need it; rising up your tribe,” says frontman Eric Halborg. The band’s purpose to connect and share music with everyone echos through every note in their music. Let their down-to-earth, genuine music inspire you!
This dynamic duo is everything you expect that they would be: engaging, lively, and inspiring! The two powerhouse women of She Rises put their heart and soul into every song they perform, captivating the audience with their inviting sounds and their passion for their music. Don’t miss them at Rhythm on the River!
Spencer Crandall draws in his audience with his powerful voice and honest, original lyrics. Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Spencer’s style is centered around modern country music. His brilliant ability to connect his audience not only to his music, but also to his story and passion for music sets him apart from other emerging artists as a talented musician. His acoustic mixtape, 52 Eighty, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Charts when it was released this year, proving his extensive skills in songwriting. As Spencer’s fan base is quickly expanding, his songs are being shared rapidly between old and new fans. Check out his authentic, truly engaging music before you see him live at Rhythm on the River!
This guitar, violin, and bass trio has no limits. While they describe themselves as a post-modern bluegrass outfit, their sounds span the genres of jazz, indie, hip hop, folk, soul, and more. Hailed by critics for their ingenious combination of deep, meaningful music and down-to-earth soul, Head for the Hills has mastered the ability to enrapture their audience with cutting edge music. Their fourth album of original music, Potions and Poisons, exemplifies their skill and range of sounds, stories, and creativity. Let Head for the Hills exceed your expectations and convert you with their timeless music.
The Still Tide was founded by guitarist and singer Anna Morsett and guitarist Jacob Miller. Originally from Washington State and living briefly in New York, Morsett began the band after moving from the east coast to Denver, representing her transition from the vibes of the busy, noisy city to the vibes of the tranquil mountain lifestyle. Morsett’s music carefully draws from her experiences and shares a touching, fluid story. While she enjoys intimacy and the freedom of playing solo, she often invites drummer Joe Richmond and bassist Nate Meese to join her and Miller. “I always wanted the full band sound, but I also wanted the freedom and the anonymity to kind of cruise around on my own” Morsett says. Let her take you with her on her journey by listening to her songs now!
All Chiefs has been sharing their passion for their music since the band began in 2013. Since then, the five piece band has refined their sound to be exactly the high-energy, unforgettable sound that they want to be: an engaging mix of indie rock, classic and modern dance, and pop. While they have released several original songs, they shine best at their live shows. With strong vocals from Mic Carroll, All Chiefs bring the stage to life with a fresh enthusiasm and an expansive range of sound from the rest of the band: Justen Howard (guitar, keys, vocals), Connor Brown (bass), Ben Batchelor (drums), and Zack Dare (guitar, keys, vocals). Brown summarizes the energy of their shows: “We want people to feel something they’ve never felt before. We want them to have their mind blown while feeling like they’ve been listening to us their whole life.”