Music festivals hit mountain
MusicFest and Ski Jam offer variety of concerts in January
January 4, 2010
Public MusicFest and Ski Jam concerts
■ Jack Ingram and Doug Moreland: These country musicians perform in the only open-to-the-public MusicFest concert. The free event also features a Cajun-style cookout. Listen to Jack Ingram at http://www.myspace.com/jackingram and Doug Moreland at http://www.myspace.com/dougmorelandshow. 1:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in Gondola Square.
■ The Wailers: Returning to Ski Jam after performing hits from the legendary album “Exodus” in 2009, The Wailers offer a traditional reggae vibe with an easy dance vibe. Listen to the band at http://www.myspace.com/wailers. Opening the show is Texas roots rock group Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights. Listen to that band at http://www.myspace.com/jonathantylermusic. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Music Tent.
■ Keller Williams: One-man jam band Keller Williams comes to Steamboat promoting his new album, “ODD,” a mash of acoustic styles, funk rhythms and wry lyrics. Listen to Williams at http://www.myspace.com/kellerwillams. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Music Tent.
■ The Molly Ringwalds: English band The Molly Ringwalds gives an all-out tribute to the 1980s with each show, touching on all the hit songs from an excessively dance-worthy decade. Listen to the band’s renditions of songs such as “Material Girl” and “Under Pressure” at http://www.myspace.com/themollyringwalds. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Music Tent.
■ Super Diamond: San Francisco-based tribute band Super Diamond does everything it can to put out extremely lush versions of Neil Diamond’s greatest hits. Listen to the band at http://superdiamond.com/music.html. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Music Tent.