Flood Gate Operators Live at Public House

Floodgate Operators - Public House

Founded in 2018, Floodgate Operators are a 5-piece bluegrass band from Crested Butte, CO that are quickly gaining popularity all over Colorado. Floodgate Operators combine fast, flat-picking traditionals with energetic, heartfelt originals to create a unique and outrageously fun show that is not to be missed!

Drought Driven Days’ the debut EP from Floodgate Operators brings their signature sound to the fore front with five barn-burning tracks. Recorded at Evergroove Studio over the course of two days in November 2019, ‘Drought Driven Days’ combines fast flatpicking, heartfelt lyrics and tight harmonies to create a stellar breakout EP.

Donovan Frankenreiter w/Christina Holmes Live at Public House

Donavon Fankenreiter at Public House CB

Donavon Frankenreiter has been writing, recording and touring his music for 20 years. With over a dozen full-length record releases and hundreds of songs written, the traveling troubadour has become beacon for funkified jams, stylish stomps and feel-good grooves. From his surf-inspired serenades to classic blues-rooted funk, the Donavon is always evolving. It would seem he’s just getting started…

After a whirlwind of travel and months on the road touring, Donavon cruised his way back to the studio to get crackin’ on some brand new tunes. As the amps buzzed so did the excitement. His fresh collection of hand written scribbles on loose paper started to come to life before his eyes – manifesting themselves into 4 brand new tracks: “Them Blues”, “Boom Boom”, “Is It You” and “Could Be One of Those Days”.

With the creative mojo flowing and growing, Donavon decided to keep on the gas. In July 2019, he released a new album aptly titled “Bass & Drum Tracks”. Comprised of 16 songs (13 of his most beloved, classic tracks and 3 news ones) this assemblage of stripped-down jams gives the world a whole new way to get down, get creative and get into some good ol’ fashion Frankenreiter fun.

Equal parts inventive and inclusive, this new “Bass & Drums Tracks” record allows fans and music lovers all around the world become part of Donavon’s wondrous world in their own unique way. Whether you slay it on the saxophone, sing the blues or just toot on your trusty kazoo, there’s something on this record for you… Sing along! Play along! Start a band!

To celebrate this new selection of tunes, Donavon will be promoting the release of the album and the new songs by performing it LIVE on their upcoming tours. Like usual, he plans to go worldwide for months at a time. Only this time, Donavon is bringing his love for vinyl records out on the road like never before…

His long-time obsession with analog sound and vintage record players is making its way on stage! For “The Record Player Tour”, Donavon and his long-time right-hand man, Matt Grundy, will be playing their set as dynamic duo – with their trusty record placed between them. They’ll be dropping the needle themselves, LIVE in hi-fi, spinning the analog bass and drums on wax as their backing “band”. It’s the sort of special twist that you don’t want to miss…

Martin Sexton at Center for the Arts

Martin Sexton

American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton is highly regarded as a musician’s musician. A Syracuse native, Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early 90’s and is now known for his wide vocal range and fingerstyle guitar. This one-of-a-kind troubadour blends soul, gospel, country, rock, blues and R&B, causing the Los Angeles Times to label him a soul poet, folkie and rocker simultaneously. Fiercely independent, Sexton has infiltrated many musical worlds, collaborating with John Mayer and Peter Frampton as well as performing in venues as diverse as New Orleans Jazz Fest, Carnegie Hall, Bonnaroo and Jam Cruise. His songs are featured in Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” and “Brotherhood;” NBC’s “Scrubs” and “Parenthood;” and IFC’s film “Lucky Them.” Says the Boston Globe, “Sexton is ripe with raw, expansive talent. His voice comes in a hundred impossible shades. His songs are sweet and spirited and soulful. His repertoire is like a cross-country tour of the American musical vernacular.”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by Classic Albums Live @ Center for the Arts

Classic Albums Live

Relive the magic of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ breakthrough release album, Damn the Torpedoes, through the superb musicianship of Classic Albums Live. Classic Albums Live recreates classic rock’s quintessential albums in their entirety – note for note and cut for cut – with superb attention to detail, reconstructing these masterpieces of our modern era with utter authenticity. Damn the Torpedoes, with renowned songs such as “Don’t Do Me Like That” and “Refugee,” was Tom Petty & the Heartbreaker’s third album, released in 1979, and quickly rose to #2 on the Billboard charts, second only to Pink Floyd’s The Wall. The record went on to become triple platinum, listed by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The group was named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, while Tom Petty himself – with over 80 million records sold worldwide – is one of the best-selling music artists of this day.

Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Show: 8:00 p.m.