AvonLIVE! 2023 Summer Concert Series Wednesday, July 12 with Magnolia Boulevard
The Town of Avon present free community concerts
We invite the community to join us at the Avon Performance Pavilion at Harry A. Nottingham Park for free live music on Wednesday, July 12 as we continue the AvonLIVE! summer concert series starting at 5:30 p.m. Headlining is Magnolia Boulevard, hailing from Lexington, Kentucky, with influences such as blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll in the mix, but also elements of funk, jam band, folk, country, bluegrass and psychedelia. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and Magnolia Boulevard takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.
“What a righteous time to be alive / right here with one another,” sings Magnolia Boulevard’s Maggie Noelle roughly a minute into the joyous and jaunty “Ride.” The words are ostensibly about a budding relationship between two individuals, but Noelle could just as easily be referencing the singular and special connection that exists between her and her Magnolia Boulevard bandmates—guitarist Gregg Erwin, keyboardist Ryan Allen, drummer Chad “The Beard” Gravitt and the quintet’s latest addition, bassist Chris Justice.
Central to the Magnolia Boulevard experience is a sound that flows easily and seamlessly from a multitude of stylistic tributaries. It’s all fueled by the rhythm section’s elastic grooves, shot through with Erwin’s expressive and incisive slide guitar licks, and topped by Noelle’s soul-stirring, powerhouse vocals.
Now nearly two years removed from the release of Magnolia Boulevard’s debut EP, a four-track offering titled New Illusion that was produced by famed guitar maker and owner of PRS Guitars, Paul Reed Smith, the band is eager to show the world what they can do with a proper full length debut album.
Opening the show at 6:00 p.m. is The Burnsville Blues Band. In 2006, Steve Burns reunited with former bandmates and friends to form The Burnsville Band. After a year of intense rehearsals, they made their public debut in 2007 at The Belly-Up Tavern in San Diego, CA during the IBC International Blues Challenge. Their impressive performance earned them a second-place finish and announced their arrival as a new force in Southern California's rockin' blues scene.
Though the band experienced some lineup changes, the momentum never faded. In 2014, they relocated to the Vail Valley of Colorado, attracting top-caliber local players to join the band. Over the next seven years, The Burnsville Band continued to grow their fanbase, playing at local venues and festivals, including the famous Beaver Creek Blues, Brews, and BBQ for three consecutive years.
Fast forward to 2023, and The Burnsville Band has re-formed yet again, this time in Cortez, Colorado, with a fresh lineup of talented local musicians, including Steve Burns on guitars/vocals, Thom Rader on keyboards/vocals, Aaron Lemay on bass/vocals, and Mike Wingo on drums/percussion. As always, The Burnsville Band is ready to keep the blues alive in the Southwest with their signature meat-on-the-bones blues, rock, and soul sound.
- What: AvonLIVE! Concerts in the Park
- Where: Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park
- When: Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
- Live Music: Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Sponsors: The Town of Avon is proud to present AvonLIVE! Free Concert Series with support from Peak Performances, Vail Daily, Mountain Beverage, Always Mountain Time, KZYR, Lifted Libation, Sonoma-Cutrer, Jack Daniels & Coke and thirst murdered by Liquid Death.
Transportation & Parking: The use of public transportation is encouraged, as well as walking or riding a bike to the park. Free parking is available.
Plastic Free Events | Free water fill station, bring your reusable water bottle | Blankets and low-back lawn chairs are allowed | Pets allowed in pet friendly area only | No outside alcoholic beverages | No smoking | No Drones | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
More information: For more information, please visit Avon.org/events or contact Avon Culture Arts and Special Events Manager Danita Dempsey at email@example.com or (970) 748-4065.