Festival Fridays returns this summer to the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center! Our renowned Festival Fridays concerts provide the opportunity to socialize with friends in a casual environment offering cocktails, food for all tastes and outstanding live musical entertainment. A full five weeks provides a guaranteed eventful weekend throughout the summer.
NOSOTROS – July 12
Nosotros seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with the elements of Flamenco, Jazz, Salsa, and Rock, creating an original sound that is unmistakably Nosotros. But M.E. Schenck of Hyperactive Music Magazine may have interpreted their sound best by saying “Nosotros’ music is not to be explained, it is to be felt in the pit of our souls.”
SUGA BEAR and the SHOW TIME BAND – July 19
Show Time Band is one of the hottest high energy live bands based out of Colorado Springs with their unmistakable sound and electrifying showmanship, combining all the great sounds of R&B, Funk, Motown, and top 40 hits to create their own flow of “Hot dance music”. The band’s distinctive style and raw energy will keep you dancing, shaking, and moving from start to finish.
TUMBLIING DICE – July 26
Tumbling Dice has been tearing up stages on the Front Range for over two years with dynamic music sets illuminated by Its high energy country music… with an occasional rock song thrown in for good measure. From waltzes to two-steps to swing this band brings the party to any stage and promises something for every dance and music lover in the house.
MARTINI SHOT – August 2
The Martini Shot is a cover and original six-piece Pop-Rock Band based out of Southern Colorado. The Martini Shot performs nearly every weekend throughout the year and was voted the “2009 Best Cover Band” and the “2006 Best Original and Cover Band” by readers of the Colorado Springs Independent. The band was established in 2000 and most of the members are local music teachers.
FUNKIPHINO – August 9
For over a decade Funkiphino has captivated fans with their musical aptitude and live stage show. They take on a kaleidoscope of material, tipping their hats to greats like Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Prince and Michael Jackson as well as contemporaries like Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna. The hand-picked group of musicians fuel their performances by combining a rampant horn section, layered vocal harmonies, hip-hop rhymes, 1980’s synthesizers, salsa rhythms and live instruments: very worthy of the accolades they receive.