Friday Jan 21, 2022 7:30 pm
Until we can be together again we are streaming, for free, The Ghost Light Sessions – LIVE from the empty theater! We’ll be hosting local musicians for a free evening of local, streamed music. Tune in on our youtube channel!
ABOUT BUFFALO COMMONS: Formed in 2017, Buffalo Commons is a Steamboat Springs, Colorado grown project that moves the souls of all in the room. Harmonizing vocals, and tight musicianship has sling-shot the band into the Colorado Music scene with a huge infectious energy and incredibly loyal and fun-loving “Herd” of fans behind them.
One can’t help but be captivated by singer/songwriter and guitarist Tyree Woods‘ soulful yet powerful voice. Band Members Eric Baker on mandolin, Randy Kelley on fiddle, Gabe Riding on Banjo, and Denton Turner on upright bass provide a full body of sound to match the emotion and intensity of Tyree’s vocals.
Focused on writing original music with well thought out compositions and arrangements, the band works hard to stand out as a unique sound in acoustic music. Buffalo Commons’ unique songs and captivating energy on stage will pull at ones heartstrings in the best way and may make you want to laugh, dance, cry, and rejoice all in one show. Learn more at: www.buffalocommonsband.com
VIRTUAL TIP JAR will be available @ Venmo @Buffalo-Commons
GHOST LIGHT SESSIONS LINEUP:
Thursday, May 7: The Runaway Grooms [Missed it? You can check it out HERE]
Thursday, May 21: Turntable Revue [Missed it? You can check it out HERE]
Thursday, May 28: Hardscrabble [Missed it? You can check it out HERE]
Wednesday, June 3: Buffalo Commons [Missed it? You can check it out HERE]
Thursday, June 11: The Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue (featuring Dark Star Orchestra’s Rob Eaton)
Thursday, June 18: The Johnny Schleper Band
Thursday, June 25: Brothers Keeper
…And More To Come!
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What pairs best with LIVE, LOCAL MUSIC? DELICIOUS LOCAL FOOD! Consider supporting a local restaurant as you tune in to The Ghost Light Sessions.
TUNE IN FOR FREE AT OUR VPAC YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
ABOUT THE SERIES: There all sorts of traditions and superstitions in theater such as not bringing mirrors on stage, no whistling from backstage, using “break a leg” instead of wishing a performer “good luck” and never mentioning The Scottish Play! Another is to make sure to turn on an exposed incandescent bulb centerstage known as “the ghost light”, before turning off other lights and vacating the theater. I like to think of it as providing an eternal flame that remains on between shows, providing a baseline of energy that allows us looking forward to the next wave of entertainment. Of course there is also the practical safety side to this which avoids accidents when entering a darkened theater but legend also has it that it is there to ward off mischievous spirits. Whether it’s for safety or ghosts, it certainly is comforting to enter a lit space and avoid us turning into freshly-minted theater ghosts ourselves!
As we patiently await the passing of the current pandemic and figure out how to safely resume operations at our beloved Vilar Performing Arts Center, we feel our duty to fulfill the role of the “ghost light” in our community providing a flow of energy during these uncertain, in-between times. As such we’re introducing “The Ghost Light Sessions” which will allow artists from our region to live-stream performances to wherever you are, direct from our stage. Kicking off the series is a FREE live-stream from The Runaway Grooms who will perform at 7pm on May 7th. If you’re like us, you’re probably bursting for some live entertainment to resume and allow us to reconnect as a community! We also hope it provides our local artists a platform to thrive during these difficult times and encourage you to contribute to their virtual tip-jar as a means to show your support. With enough participation and support we hope to continue this series until we can once again welcome you through our doors and we thank you in advance for spreading the word and supporting this new effort.