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Estes Park commenmorates flood at Mountain Rivers Jubilee, Sept. 12

Mountain Rivers Jubilee is an event to mark the one year anniversary of the flood that caused devastation in many communities: Estes Park, Glen Haven, Lyons, Drake, Jamestown, and more. The free Jubilee, Sept. 12 from 5-10 p.m., is open to everyone at the Estes Park Events Center at the Fairgrounds.

Volunteers came from all over the country to Estes Park, Glen Haven, Lyons, and other communities to remove debris, rebuild roads and bridges, and to help residents in every which way they could. This is a time to reflect and recognize the many volunteers who helped with recovery efforts.

Organizers are asking attendees to bring photos to post on the community healing wall.

Several musicians, including the John Mills Orchestra, Brad Fitch and Brian Brooks & the Incorrigibles are donating their time and talents for this event:

7:15-8:00 p.m.
John Mills Orchestra, Greeley, CO
The John Mills Orchestra is made up of members of the Northern Colorado Community from Cheyenne, Ft. Collins, Loveland ,Longmont, Estes Park and occasionally the Denver area. They offer the finest variety of Big Band music and vocals from the 30’s to today. They are always available for Community fundraisers and have raised money for the Weld Food Bank, Habitat for Humanities, Estes Park Band fund as well and over $35,000 for the Red Feather relief fund last summer. The band does play for social events such as weddings and parties of all sizes. The John Mills Orchestra has played for the Glen Miller Celebration in Ft. Morgan and Community concerts in Bennett and Yuma.

8:45-9:30 p.m.
Brad Fitch, Estes Park, CO
“Cowboy” Brad Fitch specializes in original folk and western music. Brad performs at corporate events, conventions, fairs, concerts, fund-raisers, weddings, parades, parties and at western music festivals in locations ranging from Massachusetts to Hawaii, including the Red Rocks amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. People from throughout the world plan their vacations around his concert schedules in Colorado and Arizona. For more than 10 years, Brad has performed John Denver tribute concerts to benefit the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, the Estes Park Lions Club charities, the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, The Cancer Center of Arizona and the Estes Park Cultural Arts Council. These concerts, which feature John Denver’s songs, have set attendance records at their venues. Brad has performed at the annual John Denver memorial concerts in Aspen, Colorado several times.

9:15 til ?? p.m.
Brian Brooks and the Incorrigibles
Steven Jackson – Steven is a self-taught drummer and percussionist. The List of people that Steven has played with includes both local and international talent including Michael Franti (and Spearhead), Steve Manshel (Firefall), Bob Webb (James Gang), The Rock Bottom Remainders (Stephen King, Ridley Scott, Dave Berry, Mitch Album and other famous authors) and blues great Bob Margolin. He has also played with fantastic local talent including John Magnie (Subdudes/3Twins Broadband) and Dave Beegle (4th Estate.) Clayton Kvasager – Clayton has been a Musician for 40 years and has performed as a professional musician for the last 12 years. His style of guitar was developed on Country, Classic Rock and Folk. His tasteful method of rhythm and lead guitar help mold together the sound of the incorrigibles. His vocal talent helps add to the variety that the band brings to a venue. Brian David Brooks – David has played the tenor saxophone for 6 years in jazz band and concert band. During his 22 year career with the United States Army he always kept a band and played local clubs. He has worked with many great musicians and song writers including; Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry, Spencer Davis from the Spencer Davis Group, Mike Monarch and Nick St. Nicholas from Steppenwolf, Denny Lane from the Moody Blues, songwriter Jennie Diebal, former secretary of the state of Kansas Chris Biggs, and had the honor of having John Richard of Kansas Music Hall of Fame with the group Fyre as a bass player and mentor for many years. (to name a few).

5:00 – 5:15 Estes Park High School Marching Band performing “Invincible”
5:15 – 5:30 Slide Presentation/Videos
5:30 – 5:45 Nancy Bell accompanied by Gail James singing “Where I’m Meant to Be”
Bob Burger accompanied by Gail James
Steve Smersh singing “Colorado Might”
5:45 – 6:00 Mountain Strong for Non-Profits Video Debut
6:00 – 6:30 Tom Oates, one man Rock & Roll
6:30 – 7:00 Matt Gurnsey (Celtic)
6:45 – 7:00 Volunteer Recognition
7:15 – 8:00 John Mills Orchestra – Greeley
8:00 – 8:45 Live Auction with Brett Kaysen
8:45 – 9:30 Brad Fitch – Estes Park
9:30 – Until ? Brian Brooks and the Incorrigibles – Ft Collins

Visit http://mountainriversjubilee.com/ for more information.

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