Epic Rides
Community Concert Information

Join Epic Rides, the City of Prescott and the Eagles Aerie 3600 Chapter for a complete lineup of music from 10a - 8p on Saturday, April 26th on the south lawn of the Courthouse Square in downtown Prescott. This day of rock steady music and mellow vibes includes a canned good drive for the Yavapai Food Bank. Epic Rides respectfully requests ALL attendees bring two canned goods per person for donation. Donations are accepted at the Yavapai Food Bank Tent in the Backcountry.com Bike and Gear Expo area (near crosswalk on Whiskey Row).

The venue is perfect for reveling in the day's effort as participants cross the nearby finish line from their challenging mountain bike ride in Prescott National Forest and even better for the boot scoot'n type as the sun sets over Thumb Butte directly west of the outdoor stage.

Once the concert concludes, attendees are encouraged to make the short migration across the street from the Courthouse square to Whiskey Row, a historic landmark in the Old West mountain town formerly used to house bars and brothels. As of late, the brothels have made the jump to restaurants while the bars remain intact and fully functioning.

With thousands of mountain bikers, plus their friends and family members in town for the weekend, Prescott, Arizona is a town packed with mellow bike culture vibes and promise for a better world through healthy pursuits and outdoor living.

With great cooperation from Yavapai County and the Prescott Downtown Partnership, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Beer Garden will open near the stage area at 11a, expanding to the beautiful south Courthouse lawn at 2p, and making for the perfect place to unwind with an oat soda while glorious music fills the air into the evening.

2014's Band Bio's and Stage Schedule

6p - 8p Headlining Act - Jamestown Revival

Rolling Stone calls it “Mellow Gold”. Last Call with Carson Daly calls it “A little indie rock mixed with some southern soul.” However you try and describe the music of Jamestown Revival, one thing is for certain – this hardy duo from Austin, Texas captures the essence of Western frontier living with foot-stomping rhythms and soothing harmonies. Their lifelong love for outdoor adventure comes through in their earthen musicianship, a style that goes perfect with a cold beer under the shade of a tree after a long mountain bike ride.

Capitalizing the recent release of Utah – the band’s first full-length album recorded in a log cabin high in the Wasatch Mountains – the unique sound of Jamestown Revival has been getting noticed nationwide, hitting #9 on the iTunes charts with the release of their four-track The California EP last October. After a January appearance on Conan O’Brien, performing on Last Call with Carson Daly and national airplay with their single and music video for “California (Cast Iron Soul)”, Jamestown Revival is on the brink of greatness.

 

Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance are childhood friends, sharing a love for adventure and the outdoors that permeates their music. The sounds of Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Everly Brothers and fellow Texans Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Guy Clark shine through in the unique sound that is Jamestown Revival; a deeply harmonious sound of the South mixed with gritty American West rock ‘n roll.

To capture the essence of this sound, Clay, Chance and the band went high into the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and converted an old log cabin into a temporary recording studio, performing live with no headphones, straight to tape. This traditional and beautifully antiquated approach to recording comes through in all 14 tracks, practically putting you amidst the rustling aspen trees and crisp mountain air that mountain bikers all live for.

Equal to the richness of their harmonies, the lyrics of Jamestown Revival are highly autobiographical, telling tales of their adventures, discomforts and observations. Add in the iconic style of a steel guitar and the warmth of a Fender Rhodes keyboard anchored by a big fat backbeat, the soulful sounds of Jamestown Revival will be a perfect match for the Old West feel of downtown Prescott.

Get more information on Jamestown Revival, see their performance on Conan O’Brien and buy their album at – jamestownrevival.com.

 

4p - 5:30p Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Amateur Awards Party

2p - 4p Sweet Nasty

Arizona's premier merchants of funky Americana arose out of an idea between two songwriters who met in the open mic scene on Prescott's Whiskey Row. Session player Anthony Fusco and Seattle-transplant Johnny Low lured flamenco musician Anton Teschner, drummer Mike Kreidel and bassist Lorin McLain into the group that would become Sweet Nasty.

The namesake reflected Fusco’s desire to meld "those sweet ballads that tear you apart and those nasty grooves that get you moving." Sweet Nasty creatively blends country, soul, funk and weird fascinations with the band Rush to create a unique brand of sonic infection. Their latest release, Life on Fire perfectly captures this diverse band with an unmistakable sound.

Noon - 2p Muskellunge Bluegrass

Anglers might be more familiar with the Muskellunge being a giant fish better known as a “Muskie”, but this year’s concert features the soulful sounds of the Muskellunge Bluegrass band. Incorporating the traditions of the past into the topics of today, Muskellunge features award-winning American bluegrass musicians who have performed at the Newport Folk Festival and Telluride Bluegrass Festival as well as opening for bluegrass legends including Peter Rowan, Tim O’Brien, Bela Fleck and many more.

Muskellunge is Nolan McKelvey (Vocals/Guitar), Aaron Tyler (Mandolin/Vocals), Tim Hogan (Bass/Vocals) and Frank Dedera (Banjo). McKelvey has been dubbed “one of the best songwriters of the Southwest” by Flaglive.com, Tyler’s mandolin style is referred to “adrenolin” for his incredible speed and dexterity, Hogan provides most of the warm harmonies while playing his unique Azola electric upright bass and Dedera has a 30+ year career as a banjo player in legendary bluegrass bands across the Southwest.

10a - Noon Raise the Roof

Starting the day with a smooth, soothing Caribbean feel, Raise the Roof will fill Courthouse Square with the island sounds of steel drums. Hailing from down the road in Phoenix, Mark Dolin brings abundant energy and experience to the steel drums, having performed with the Beach Boys and hundreds of other acts across the Southwest. Dolin also sings, plays sax, flute and keyboards. Tamara Deems adds beautiful vocal harmony and spirit to Raise the Roof, with vast experience singing in musical theatre, various casinos and on cruise ships. Kick back mon and take in the irie vibe of Raise the Roof.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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