A 3 DAY CELEBRATION OF MUSIC & FREEDOM IN
CRESTED BUTTE & RIDGWAY
Western Slope Freedom Fest: 4/18 ,4/19 & 4/20
Our vision is to promote freedom for OUR rights & the rights of this industry. We hope to bring awareness of this state-wide movement as well as to share in the beauty of Colorado’s Western Slope.
1st ANNUAL 3 DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL [ 21 & Over ]
This festival will not only showcase amazing musical talent, but also the rare beauty of this part of Colorado & the Nation. We have everything from breathtaking views, to natural hot springs, to friendly towns. The dates are from 4/18/14-4/20/14, yet it is not just a 4/20 event. Simply put, our vision is to promote freedom for our rights, our industry!
The Party is ON! Come enjoy your freedom and our beautiful mountains with a spectacular evenings of music & revelry in 3 gorgeous Western Slope locations, featuring Headliner Pato Banton!!! The tour starts in Crested Butte, CO on Friday April 18, 2014 with local opening band Fractalia. Then, we venture on to Ridgway, Colorado for 2 shows, Saturday April 19th with local-grown band Funkdafari and Sunday, April 20th with opener Eldergrown. There will be VIP Pre-Party Engagements, G.A. Tickets & Travel Packages available also for both destinations, first come first serve – This is a unique & intimate experience as space is LIMITED!
4/18 – Crested Butte: Powerhouse
Voted “2014 Ski Town Throw Down Champion” by Powder Magazine. That’s pretty bad ass CB – need we say more…
4/19 & 4/ 20 – Ridgway: Ouray County 4H Center
Dip on in to this sweet,breath-taking valley with views of the Cimmaron Range & the San Juan Mtns. Ridgway offers Natural Hot Springs, a Creative District & a small town Wild West flare. Ridgway Colorado – “Think Outside”
2014 MUSIC LINE-UP
A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten. Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience.
Cultivated in the San Juan Mountains of South West Colorado, Funkdafari crushes the idea of genre. Unless, of course, you consider chest pounding musical mystery a genre. A Funkdafari show is like taking a worldly walk-about. Every song has you rounding another corner into a neighborhood of diversity.
The conception of beauty through chaos. This perhaps best describes the decade-long musical journey of Western Slope band Fractalia. Founded in 2002, the group’s initial inspiration drew from the concept of fractal geometry through a use of self- similar polyrhythmic patterns to build it’s elaborate sound structure. Just as fractals can be analyzed in countless naturally occurring phenomena, so too has their self-proclaimed “fractal music” continued to undergo seemingly infinite manifestations over the years.
Elder Grown combines the styles of Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop, Blues, and Dub. They bring to the stage an exciting blend of sounds and instruments that pull the listeners in from verse to verse, and song to song. With a combination of guitars, bass, drums, congas, and horns, Elder Grown creates an atmosphere that is fun, emotionally charged, and exciting for listeners of all ages and interests.
I have lived in the Western Slope of Colorado for 14 years & have come to enjoy all of its vast beauty. Not only am I passionate about this area, but I also hope to promote the awareness of this movement to all people everywhere. I believe in spreading a positive message of love, truth, & freedom thru education, revelation & CELEBRATION!Jessical Hines, WSFF Organizer