Aug 07 2020
Summer Concert Series: The Mitguards presented by Rocky Mountain Highway Music Collaborative at ,

Summer Concert Series: The Mitguards

Presented by Rocky Mountain Highway Music Collaborative at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort

Join us for food, drinks, live music and community building. Masks are required at check in and when ordering food and drinks. Social distancing of 6ft between you and the next person/group is necessary.

The venue is beautiful and the music is superb! Join us for the 3rd concert in our summer series! Parking is limited so please carpool or ride your bike! #findyourmeadow #meadowgrassfest #rockymountainhighway

The Mitguards’ musical style, a hybrid of American roots music that includes folk, country and swing, makes their sound powerful and distinct. Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the band consists of Chris Mitguard on acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals and Deb Mitguard on mandolin, accordion and vocals. Their original songs, framed by unique musical arrangements, weave a mixture of humor and tragedy through the stories they tell.

Chris, a Colorado native, is the songwriter for the band and has been writing songs since he was a young boy in the 1960’s. His songs create powerful, visual, almost cinematic images. His well-crafted story lines are full of twists, turns and irony. They create the perfect backdrop for his sad, beautiful, sometimes dangerous, and undeniably human characters.

Deb grew up north of Detroit and has been performing since she was a young girl. Through the years she fell in love with mandolin and accordion and has developed a unique and charming style of playing. She has a natural sense of composition and theme, which adds layers of texture to The Mitguards’ sound.

Says Bill Reed of the Colorado Springs Gazette, “In his (Chris’) songwriting, Mitguard resists the urge to turn roots music into a reach for some mythical, idyllic past, and goes for a more relevant and immediate impact.” The Mitguards are constantly expanding and stretching their material and performance style. Their spirited banter and engaging humor on stage creates an endearing and intimate atmosphere.

The Mitguards have played internationally in Canada and Australia. They perform primarily throughout the west with regular tours through Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, and northern California.

Admission Info

$20

Tickets available at the door or online. Credit/Debit card or exact change only.

Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult.

Phone: (719) 426-1483

Email: festivaldirector@rockymountainhighway.org

Dates & Times

2020/08/07 - 2020/08/07

Location Info

Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort

2 El Paso Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Accessibility Info

There will be 3 handicap parking spots available.