Cannival Festival - Saturday Only

Saturday Only Tickets

Cannival Festival - Saturday Only

STIG, Niceness, Triptihkal, Dubbest, DJ Mikey Thunder & DJ Cut la Whut, Zolopht, Bishop Gunn, Arden Park Roots

Sat, April 20, 2019

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 12:00 pm

I Bar Ranch

Gunnison, CO

$40.00 - $45.00

This event is 21 and over

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STIG - (Set time: 5:45 PM)
STIG
STIG is an all-instrumental progressive jazz funk band consisting of 5 best friends from a myriad of places both geographically and musically. “We share music with each other during the day, and weave those news ideas into our shows at night.” Their improvisational nature paired with tight communication and 2 years of playing and growing together creates an exploratory and engaging live show experience.

STIG tunes are all original and are always written as a group to fuse each member’s genre-crossing influences. Since forming in Boston while attending Berklee College of Music, STIG has been touring the country non-stop, playing high-energy shows, and catering their funk to the vibe and energy of the crowd.

From opening for the likes of Aqueous, Nicki Bluhm and Dynamo to raging the late night stage at Some Kind Of Jam festival, STIG is constantly working to bring their funky instrumental sound to as many smiling faces as they can. Be on the lookout for new tour dates, music videos, and updates from the band!
Niceness - (Set time: 3:00 PM)
Niceness
Hailing from Telluride, Colorado, Niceness is rooted in the traditional sounds of island reggae; seamlessly integrating elements of soul, funk, latin and hip-hop while staying true to their authentic reggae vibes. Their lyrics embody a conscious message rarely found in this day and age; centrally focused on love, personal responsibility, interdependence and sustainability. With a strong foundation of musicians, Tom Mann on bass, Michael Gomberg on drums, David Christeson on keys, Dustin Wilson on guitar, Jonathan Barfield on percussion, Jeff Guiterrez on saxophone and Chris Ross on trumpet, the musical sense and rhythm is solid allowing for the vocal melodies of Koral Delatierra to sweep you away into the niceness that is abounding all around us. "Our goal as a band is to spread positive vibrations with our music, sharing words of wisdom and gratitude to inspire and empower our fellow brothers and sisters to know thyself and to stand in truth and love."
Triptihkal - (Set time: 1:30 PM)
Triptihkal
From Montrose, Colorado /// TRIPTIHKAL is an amalgam of various influences including: Jazz-Funk, Hip Hop, Jam-Rock, Instrumental Compositions and Deep Grooves. The five piece combines each of their individual influences into a mash-up of originality that is difficult to draw comparisons to. They provide a very unique, high energy live show, that is unmatched with their original take on hip hop injected, groove based jams that can turn around and rock your face off on a moments notice! Culminating in a musical experience that will leave your musical pallet salivating for more! Be sure to get your fix when Colorado based Triptihkal makes a stop in your town!
Dubbest - (Set time: 12:00 PM)
Dubbest
Since 2009, Dubbest has been forging its own path through the heavily forested reggae landscape, expertly infusing roots traditionalism with a refreshing improvisational savvy that calls to mind not only the studio experimentation of pioneering dub producers Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock and Lee “Scratch” Perry but also the real-time exploration of jam bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish. As friends in high school, guitarist Andrew MacKenzie, singer/melodica player Ryan Thaxter , bassist Sean Craffey, guitarist Cory Mahoney, and drummer Kyle Hancock shared a love of pop-punk and ska, bonding over bands like Black Flag, until they caught wind of Augustus Pablo’s 1974 dub classic Ital Dub. This was the gamechanger that set the stage for their current musical approach: using introspective, spacious bass and drum grooves to anchor a thickly-textured interplay of instruments, vocals, and timbres. With their third album, Light Flashes, Dubbest is poised for national recognition.

Polished to perfection over a three-year period, Light Flashes invokes the spark of inspiration the band felt working with veteran producer Craig “Dubfader” Welsch of 10 Ft. Ganja Plant over at Rear Window Studios in Brookline, MA. As Andrew MacKenzie notes, “It is a powerful name to us, and it tends to catch one’s attention, like an actual flashing light. It’s a great fit for this album. The name and the artwork together help bring out the album’s edge.” They credit Welsch with taking their music to a higher level of musicianship and authenticity, noting how he draws out the best from each band member and employs a large stock of vintage instruments, such as a Hammond B3 organ and 1950s Fender Stratocasters, to convincingly evoke the 1970s glory days of roots reggae and dub. Kevin Metcalfe’s mastering work cemented this old-school sound: he has provided the finishing touch on albums by U.K.’s pop, rock, and reggae luminaries since the 1960s. On the musician front, the band was aided by stalwarts of the Boston scene, including Elliot Martin of John Brown’s Body on backing vocals and 10 Ft. Ganja Plant’s Mark Berney, Jared Sims, and Brian Thomas on horns and Steve D on synthesizer.

The album maintains a fresh and fascinating feel with its contrasting blend of catchy uptempo crowdpleasers and dub instrumentals that manage to stay sunny. Thanks to the professionalism of its recording and arrangements, it stands out as a worthy successor to the greats of yesteryear who guide the band’s aesthetic: Toots and The Maytals, Augustus Pablo, and Gregory Isaacs, to name a few. Crowd favorite “One Thing” closes their shows, but starts the album on the right foot, establishing its dub vibration. The next two tracks, “Spend The Day” and “Weeping Heart,” create a radio-friendly one-two punch through energetic grooves, soulful melodies, and lyrics meant for singing into a lady love’s ear. Another love song, “End Of The Road,” is probably the album’s oldest track and one of many to feature a three-part horn section imported from ska, here as an expression of heightened emotion. On the track, “Give In,” the horns join the bass line to deliver raw power meant to be cranked at high volume. Keyboards take center stage on the space jam “Leaving,” the instrumental “Escape Route,” and the live-show staple “Cross Pollination.” Light Flashes closes with “Leave In Dub,” a track that proves why Welsch’s nickname is “Dubfader”; it also provides the perfect coda to the final song, “By Design,” driven by Elliott Martin’s stellar harmony vocals.

Dubbest has just launched an album release tour that will introduce them to the West Coast territory that put North American reggae on the map, home to heavy-hitters like Groundation, Slightly Stoopid, and Rebelution. Live shows give the band a chance to stretch their legs and revel in spontaneity. They like to expand the dub sections of songs to showcase each performer and surprise the crowd with obscure roots reggae tracks. As MacKenzie puts it, “It’s always an exciting show because you never know what we’ll play.” The combination of this in-the-moment energy with Light Flashes’s studio wizardry and songwriting prowess causes a combustion that propels the band’s musical journey toward timelessness.





Sharing the stage with acts such as The Wailers, Barrington Levy, JBoog, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Anuhea, The Itals, New Kingston, John Brown’s Body, Stick Figure, The Green, Badfish, and countless others, Dubbest proceeds to seek out any opportunity to display the experience of life, love, happiness, and truth via sound and vibration.
DJ Mikey Thunder & DJ Cut la Whut - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
DJ Mikey Thunder & DJ Cut la Whut
Mikey likes to PARTY!
Zolopht - (Set time: 4:20 PM)
Zolopht
Established in 2009, Zolopht has become a premier act in the Colorado music scene. Loosely described as psychedelic funk-rock, Zolopht has an entirely unique sound that is as catchy as it is progressive. Lovingly crafted music and rigorous nationwide touring has provided the band diehard fans around the country and beyond. Zolopht has shared the stage with artists such as: The Wailers, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Dirty Heads, Jeff Coffin, Sam Bush, and Eric Krasno. With two full-length studio albums (pH-Balanced/Flexor*) under their belt and a third on the way, Zolopht has gained an unstoppable momentum
Bishop Gunn - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Bishop Gunn
Bishop Gunn of Natchez, Mississippi, is rooted in the history and sounds of their home and the surrounding Delta, and features a blend of rock and roll, soul and blues. The group consists of vocalist Travis McCready, Drew Smithers on guitar, Ben Lewis on bass and Burne Sharp on drums.

In 2017, the band appeared on Kid Rock’s 8th Annual “Chillin’ the Most Cruise” and was voted the best band on the boat by the “chillers.” The group went on to do commercial film for Southern Comfort in Clarksdale, Mississippi and spend their summer touring. In September, Bishop Gunn took the stage at the Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Tennessee alongside artists like Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Mavis Staples and Gary Clark Jr. The band then played Laid Back Festival dates with Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Jimmie Vaughan, The Gregg Allman Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Bishop Gunn released their debut full-length album Natchez in May 2018. They worked on the release with Grammy Award-winning producers Casey Wasner and Mark Neill at legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and FAME Studios, as well as The Purple House in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee where the band lives and creates in a farmhouse on the outskirts of Nashville. The album, named after the band’s hometown, entered the Billboard charts as the #4 Blues Album and also appeared as #8 on their Heatseekers South Central chart. Rolling Stone Country featured the band among their “Artists You Need to Know,” asserting “anyone can cite the Muscle Shoals sound as an influence, but few acts can actually pull off making music worthy of such a claim. Nashville band Bishop Gunn is one of those acts…The resulting music is the perfect blend of Nashville and the Shoals, and is the rare album that builds upon its influences rather than resorting to outright mimicry.”

Prior to the release of Natchez, the band was featured at SXSW, played support dates for Blackberry Smoke and was invited for a return appearance on Kid Rock’s 9th Annual “Chillin’ the Most Cruise.” They then spent the rest of 2018 touring in support of the album, including performances at The Peach Fest and The Big House Museum, as well as support dates for The Marcus King Band, Whiskey Myers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws, and Black Stone Cherry. They look forward to kicking off 2019 performing on the Southern Rock Cruise and embarking on a European tour which includes support dates with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.
Arden Park Roots - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Arden Park Roots
•In 2016, Arden Park Roots broke the all-time attendance record at Sacramento's 25-year-old Concerts in the Park series with a crowd of over 7900. The year also saw the band headlining several Nor Cal festivals and sharing the stage with bands such as Pepper, Weezer, Slightly Stoopid, Ballyhoo, Dirty Heads, Damian Marley, Steel Pulse and The Wailers. Look for album 5 to be released in late 2017.

•In 2014, they released their fourth album "BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL." The album was released to rave reviews and continues to grow in popularity with sales through iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.

•In 2013 they became the first and only local band to sell out tickets headlining at Sacramento’s largest downtown rock venue, the Ace of Spades (Capacity 1,000).

•In 2012, after receiving three Sacramento News and Review “SAMMIES” for “Best Reggae/Rock band they were inducted into the Sacramento Music Hall of Fame alongside legends Papa Roach, the Deftones, Cake and Tesla.

•In late 2011, they released their third full-length album “PIPE DREAMS.” The album release made huge waves and mixed many styles to create a fresh new sound. It debuted at #2 on iTunes and remained in the top 100 for almost two years.

•They have toured nationally over the past 7 years playing over 150 shows a year.

“Our latest album, Burning the Midnight Oil is receiving reviews beyond what we thought possible... the people love it, we love it... we love them. We are truly humbled. Thank you all.” - APR
Venue Information:
I Bar Ranch
850 County Road 49
Gunnison, CO, 81230
http://www.ibarranch.com