Rocky Mountain Highway
Intentional Music in Exceptional Venues
The Iguanas from New Orleans headline Mountain of the Sun!
Aspen Valley Ranch, Woodland Park
Tickets for all of the summer concerts are now available for purchase in person at Whole in the Wall Herb Shoppe (771 Gold Hill Place) and Mountain Naturals (602 W. Midland Avenue) in Woodland Park.
Mountain of the Sun returns to Aspen Valley Ranch on with an outdoor concert featuring The Iguanas from New Orleans and Woodland Park’s own Radio London. Based out of New Orleans for the past couple of decades – save for a short, Katrina-imposed exile in Austin – the Iguanas define a sound of Americana that crosses cultures, styles, eras… and even languages. Collectively or individually the members of the Iguanas have played or recorded with everyone from Charlie Rich, Alex Chilton, and Willy DeVille to Emmylou Harris, Allen Toussaint and Pretty Lights. The band’s eighth studio album, Juarez, was released in March 2014 - their first studio recording since 2012’s Sin to Sin.
The Mobile Music Project stage will feature performances from Cary Carpenter and the Jr. Woodland Players.
Woodland Park’s premier rock band Radio London’s Family Elephant, featuring soulful vocalist Fairlight Moriah DeTorres, will open for The Iguanas on the main stage. In addition, the Mountain of the Sun Festival will feature performances by Cary Carpenter and the Jr. Woodland Players on the Mobile Music Project stage. The Jr. Woodland Players are a summer musical theater group in Woodland Park comprised of children from ages 8 to 16. This year the Jr. Woodland Players are presenting A Midsummer Night’s Western – a Shakespearean musical play with a Western twist – which debuts on the evening of Saturday, July 26. The Jr. Woodland Players will perform at 3:15 p.m. at the Mountain of the Sun Festival. www.jrwoodlandplayers.org
Beer provided by Bristol Brewing and food from La Casita Mexican Grill will be available for purchase at the festival. Outside alcohol is prohibited. No dogs. Audience members may bring food but no coolers please! The gates for Mountain of the Sun will open at 3rockymountainhighway.ticketfly.com or $20 at the door. VIP tickets are also available for $50 each. The show will go on rain or shine. Please bring chairs, jackets and blankets as you wish. with Radio London performing at 3:45 p.m. and The Iguanas at Tickets are $15 in advance at
Tickets for Raven Nest concerts are $8 in advance ($10 day of show) and may be purchased by clicking on the tickets link above or in person at Whole in the Wall Herb Shoppe in Woodland Park (771 Gold Hill Place) Each concert will follow a community potluck starting at 6 Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share. Music starts at Seating is limited. Please bring a jacket.
On Saturday, August 9, Colorado Springs band Redraw the Farm will headline the Raven Nest house concert. RTF has been playing original rock n roll music since 1998. The band features Abe Dunaway on guitars, bass, and vocals; Brett Coddington on guitars, banjo, and vocals; Mark Coddington on drums and vocals; Rick Spruce on bass; and Kelly Champlin on fiddle.
The Raven Nest series concludes on Saturday, September 6 with Trout Steak Revival, winner of this year's Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition. Trout Steak Revival has earned a place in the mountain states bluegrass scene, performing to sold-out audiences, placing in the 2012 Rockygrass Band Competition, and even winning an Emmy Award for a soundtrack with Rocky Mountain PBS. From beginnings as an informal jamming unit during treks through the peaks of the Front Range, Trout Steak Revival has evolved into one of Colorado's most tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass bands. Their brand of heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies, all tied together with the unmistakable sound of their years of friendship. From sweat-soaked clubs to mountain festivals, the five-piece has shown a tenacity for quick-picking and all the right polish without sacrificing the raw feeling of well-executed bluegrass. Keeping an eye on traditions of the past but boldly forging into new territory, Trout Steak takes us back to memories of whiskey, laughter, and the misty high country where the band was born.
Finally, Mountain of the Sun returns to Aspen Valley Ranch on with an outdoor concert featuring The Iguanas from New Orleans and Woodland Park’s own Radio London. The gates for Mountain of the Sun will open at 3rockymountainhighway.ticketfly.com or $20 at the door. VIP tickets are also available for $50 each. The show will go on rain or shine - no refunds. with Radio London performing at 3:45 p.m. and The Iguanas at Tickets are $15 in advance at
The mission of Rocky Mountain Highway is to promote original music and live performance in the Pikes Peak Region through support for local original artists, educational outreach, production of world class music festivals and concerts, and collaboration with other area arts organizations.
MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKET INFORMATION
Festival tickets are available for purchase as weekend passes or day passes.
- Early bird prices: Through March 31, 2014
- Standard prices: April 1, 2014 - May 9, 2014
- Full-priced passes: May 10, 2014 - day of show
- Children age 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.
Three-day tickets may be purchased through the following venues:
- Bristol Brewing Dry Goods Store at the Ivywild School
- Moondog Music Shop in Old Colorado City
- Black Rose Acoustic Society events
Single day tickets are only available through Ticketfly.com.
Festival tickets do not include camping. Camping is extremely limited and will sell out.
Three Day Passes:
Individual Friday or Sunday Tickets
Individual Saturday Tickets
Donations to Rocky Mountain Highway, a component fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, are tax-deductible. To make your gift, please visit ppcf.org or contact the Pikes Peak Community Foundation for more information at (719) 389-1251.