The Evolution is a good times musical project led by Mauricio Cadavid on guitar, singing songs, originals and covers, from all around! He is accompanied by Dave Donahue on key-tar and vocals, Mike Crosby on bass, Brian "Jordy" Jordan on trumpet/percussion/vocals and Ben Freese on drums! Playing an array of genre-bending, hip shaking songs, with a variety of music ranging from rock and roll to Caribbean sounds, 80’s through today! We takes you on a musical voyage that keeps you grooving. It’s an Evolution!
'TIS THE SEASON to party and give back!
Dig deep into your closet and find your ugliest Christmas sweater! Come drink beer, eat tacos, and dance (music yet to be determined) to celebrate the Holidays.
VBC will be asking for a cash donation or a TOY at the door, so we can put smiles on the faces of the children less fortunate this Christmas season!
Come one, come all!
The Burnsville Band is a hot, rocking blues band based out of San Diego. Steve Burns, vocalist and lead guitarist, has kicked this band into high gear again and it has evolved into a tightly oiled machine featuring some of the finest talent this city has to offer.
Charmaine Tam on Bass, from Chicago, has been with several well-known local bands including two award-winning bands West of Memphis and Smokin Knights.
Joseph Hager, from New York, studied with the late jazz great Tony Monforte. A stellar percussionist, Joseph plays in several local bands in the styles of blues, rock, jazz, R&B, Americana, bluegrass, folk, country, Zydeco, and Latin.
It's never the same show as this band is constantly raising the bar on musicianship, adding new material, and keeping it fun and fresh. And with that in mind, they frequently have special guests, both local and national well-known artists, invited to share the stage. You never know who will be stopping by and it's always a good time.
Check the calendar for updated info and upcoming shows.
Thanks for supporting local music. See you out there!
Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond like no other. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as acoustic Native Americana with qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae, and dance.
"A man and a guitar, a lot of soul, and an understanding of the history of soulful men with guitars in American music can sometimes achieve this kind of timelessness in their work…,” comments Richard Higgs (Public Radio Tulsa). “Cary Morin has the chops and is one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today. [His] performances… would stand out, variously, among the old-school delta blues pliers, the Greenwich Village folk crowd at the end of the 1950s, the back-to-nature bards of the late '60s, or today's thriving singer/songwriter scene. Morin references all these styles; they're in his vocabulary, but he's no dilettante. His engaging sound is his alone...."
Morin’s third solo release, Tiny Town, follows close on the heels of an international tour that spanned the U.S. and reached as far as France and Denmark.
Crow tribal member and son of an air force officer, Morin was born in Billings, Montana. He spent the bulk of his youth in Great Falls, where he cut his teeth picking guitar standards at neighborhood get-togethers, before relocating to Northern Colorado. There, his musical career hit the ground running with The Atoll, a band he founded in 1989 and that toured nationally, gaining a devoted following. Later, he achieved international acclaim with The Pura Fé Trio, for whom the single “Ole Midlife Crisis,” which Morin wrote and performed with Pura Fé, placed at number 17 on France’s iTunes blues chart. With The Atoll and The Pura Fé Trio, and as a solo artist, Morin has played celebrated venues across the globe, including Paris Jazz Festival, Winter Park Jazz Festival, Folk Alliance International, River People Festival, Shakori Hill Festival, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and most recently Rochefort En Accords festival in France and The Copenhagen Blues Festival.
Morin’s stage credits also include Tribe at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, and co-authorship of Turtle Island, a 50-member production that played two consecutive years to sold-out audiences in Northern Colorado. With the Red Willow Dancers, he was a guest of the internationally renowned Kodo Drummers, performing at their 1998 Spring Festival and additional dates in Japan. He has produced or performed on over 15 recordings, and has toured across the US, as well as Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, and the UK. Morin’s performances have reached millions on national TV in Japan, France, and the UK, as well as on national radio in the US (NPR’s Beale Street Caravan), UK (BBC’s Whose London), France (RFI), Switzerland, and Belgium.
For two consecutive years (2013 and 2014), Cary won the Colorado Blues Challenge Solo Championship. He was also nominated for Aboriginal Entertainer of the Year and Best Blues CD in the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards. In 2013, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Fort Collins Music Association (FoCoMA) and won the Colorado Fan Favorite Poll in the blues category for his second solo release, Streamline.
In addition to his solo pursuits, Cary Morin performs with Young Ancients, a collaboration with John Magnie and Steve Amedée of The Subdudes.
Who doesn't like a good bowl of chili on a cold night?!
Everyone puts a little different touch to their recipes. Come be a taste tester or a cook and join the fun!
1. If you would like to enter the Chili cook off, please respond to this event stating you would like to do so. We can accommodate 12-15 crockpots.
2. You must pre-cook your chili that day and bring in a crock pot to keep warm. Bring a big enough batch for many to taste : )
3. Cooks arrive/set up at 6:30pm, tasting will begin at 7pm.
3. Taste Testers will vote.
1st place, 2nd place, and Most Unique Chili will recieve PRIZES!
VBC will provide tasting cups, spoons, napkins and of course offer the best beer to wash it down!
See ya there!!
The time has come! You've supported VBC from the start, you're the original mug club, and it's time to celebrate! Join us Friday, November 10th anytime after 7PM, your first beer is on us and then it's $3 Hot Mess Blondes, Pete's Stash Pales, & Gore Creek IPAs. There will be food provided until it runs out and there's sure to be some giveaways as well.
We can't say thank you enough for the support you have all provided us and we're looking forward to raising our glasses to you at this celebration!
ovely Budz brings a heavy blend of Reggae and Rock that keeps the crowd grooving along all night long. Since forming in the spring of 2014 this 3 piece sound (Tyler Vickery- vox/guitar, Kody Farris- Drums, and Clifton Bundick- Bass) hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina has been making big noise. From lighting up the forest at the Irie Vibes Music Festival to rocking the stage at a Sold Out show on New Years Eve with Sun-Dried Vibes.