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What Happens in a Place Called Loveland? ARISE Music Festival
ARISE music festival, in it’s nascent third year, is already a Colorado staple. Since 2013, music lovers have worked it into their summer plans- why? Because something magical happens out there in Loveland, and everyone knows it. Last year around this time, a friend offered me a ticket to ARISE and I jumped at the opportunity. I didn’t have anyone to go with, but I knew I’d run into plenty of friends. It was the first music festival I attended alone, and I couldn’t have chosen a better occasion. As I arrived at Sunrise Ranch the first thing I noticed was...
How the Magic Beans welcomed me to Colorado
Colorado is recognized as the breeding ground for some of the most talented musicians that exist today. When I graduated college in 2012 and was deciding my next move, a quick look at Jambase and the Red Rocks summer calendar had me convinced that Colorado would be my new home. Though I hardly knew a single person in the entire state, I packed up my Subaru and headed for the Mile High City (Denver) in the hopes of finding like-minded souls to share beautiful experiences with. When I arrived in late October, 2012 (days before Amendment 64 passed allowing recreational use...
Sparkleberry Picks: Top 10 Jams from Bisco Inferno ’15
  And so another Inferno run is behind us- thanks be to The Disco Biscuits for brining us together once again to get down to some of the funkiest- and most unpredictable- jams on the scene.  April 15 – 18, 2015 marked the Biscuits fifth return to the historic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, and, in homage to the continuing legacy of the Grateful Dead, they were joined by Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart (this is the third time Bill and Mickey have played with the band). The Red Rocks show was flanked by three evenings with The Disco Biscuits...
Bisco Inferno ’15 Set Lists, Soundboards Now Available!
Soundboards are now available for download and can be purchased at! April 15, 2015 – The Ogden Theatre I: 711 (Perfume Version)-> Rainbow Song, Neck Romancer, Home Again, The Overture, 42 II: Kamaole Sands-> Above the Waves (inverted)-> After Midnight-> Above the Waves-> Shadow-> Confrontation (inverted)-> Kamaole Sands E: Rockafella    April 16, 2015 – The Ogden Theatre I: Once the Fiddler Paid, Story of the World-> Tricycle-> Lunar Pursuit-> Svenghali II: Mr. Don-> Magellan (unfinished)-> Cyclone-> Munchkin Invasion-> Story of the World E: On Time  April 17, 2015 – Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre I: M.E.M.P.H.I.S.-> Basis for...
Industrial Hemp on the Horizon: A peak into the 2nd Annual Hemp Expo in Loveland, CO
Earlier this month, the sun shined warmly on the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, CO for the second annual NoCo Hemp Expo. Surrounded by panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, hemp enthusiasts lined the expo’s entrance with excitement for a budding industry. Over 1250 attendees gathered throughout the course of the day to meet with over 70+ exhibitors and hear from 50+ speakers. “Game on in the hemp industry, everyone! This is going to be awesome!” exclaimed expo organizer, Morris Beegle of the Colorado Hemp Company. Morris busily scurried his way past a BMW vehicle, designed with hemp door panels, and through...