Felonius Smith Trio

Shady Grove Picnic Series

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
6:30 PM
Doors Open at 6:00 PM

Four Mile Historic Park

715 South Forest St, Denver, CO 80246  

Event Ended

Featured Artist #1

Felonius Smith Trio

Felonius Smith Trio performs prewar blues music at its most authentic - taking us back to a time when original bluesmen were pioneering a new musical style. Favorites at Colorado's Evergreen Jazz Festival, Brighton Blues Blast, and Blues Under The Bridge, the Felonius Smith Trio serves up historic-sounding acoustic Delta blues, Country blues, Piedmont and Folk Blues.

Drawing his inspiration from bottleneck artists like Tampa Red and Fred McDowell, Felonius Smith has been performing vintage National slide guitar blues in California and Colorado for over 25 years - sharing the stage with Koko Taylor, Richie Havens, and David Bromberg. The talented Steve Sheldon is expressive on the harmonica. He hails from Des Moines, Iowa, and his 20 years experience playing American roots music includes several years with Washboard Chaz in Bleecker Street. Steve has recorded with the legendary Taj Mahal and opened for John Hammond, Keb Mo, Anders Osborne, Sonny Landreth, and many others. Rounding out the trio is Scott Johnson, whose warm yet percussive approach to his upright bass provides the backbone of the group's historic sound. When he doubles on sousaphone, it invokes the festive vibe of a New Orleans street band. In his over 25 years of performing in Colorado, Scott's past groups include Chicago Skinny, The Homewreckers and The Honky Tonk Hangovers.

Featured Artist #2

Shady Grove Picnic Series

*Online sales end at 12 noon on the day of the event but are available at the door. Cash or credit accepted.*

Join us this summer as we enjoy great live music in the fresh Colorado air at the Shady Grove Picnic Series at Four Mile Historic Park. Bring a picnic and your family and take part in this summer tradition that's been happening for almost two decades. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Shows begin at 6:30.

Em's Ice Cream Truck will also be at each of the concerts. Em's Ice Cream is Colorado's only all certified organic ice cream company is based in Denver.

What time do the concerts start?
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Music starts at 6:30.

Can I buy tickets in advance?
YES! Tickets are now available in advance.

Can I bring own alcohol?

Can I bring my own food?

Can I bring my dog?

Can I bring a chair?
Yes. Bring a chair or blanket!

Is Four Mile Historic Park handicap accessible?

Are there restrooms available?
Yes, the restrooms are located in a building behind the stage area.

Is there a discount for members?
Yes, both Swallow Hill Music and Four Mile Historic Park members receive a $4 discount.

What if it rains?
It is a rain or shine venue, and the show goes on until we determine there is a threat to anyone's safety. Feel free to bring an umbrella just in case!

Sponsored By

Wait List Info

Would you like to add a tax-deductible donation to your ticket purchase?
Would you like to add a tax-deductible donation to your ticket purchase?