One word. Zydeco!
Okay. That’s our choice for the hottest sounds of this fine festival. But, you’re sure to have your favorite of the 25 bands playing on five stages along the 16th Street Mall from about 2:30 to 9:30. It’s all presented by Concerts for Kids, the organization founded in 2004 by Christie and Walter Isenberg to raise funds and awareness of childrens’ charities throughout the area. And, a great cause…and event…this is! (Click here for the full schedule and all the band profiles)
This year, Concerts for Kids has also teamed with the Food Bank of the Rockies. Bring your non-persihable canned goods Saturday and donate to that worthy organization as well.
We really like the energy of two Louisiana zydeco groups appearing on the Champa Street stage Saturday evening. They were here last year, and the event planners did well to bring them both back again. That’s not easy to do, either. Both groups stay on the road, all over the world, with this unique American sound.
Taking the stage at about 6:15 will be Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers. Watch out for the guy on the washboard. Then, from 8 to 9:30, it’s Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band. Both of these groups put out that “high energy, swamp funky zydeco” music. You’ll dance.
This third annual Day of Rock is a tasty way to start a long holiday weekend Downtown! Come, listen, enjoy and be generous!