Music Scene: Tab Benoit and other shows for June 6–12
Louisiana swamp rocker Tab Benoit will perform at the first Riverfront Concert Series of the season set for Thursday, June 12, at James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park, Fruita Section.
Beniot’s bio at tabbenoit.com describes his 2011 album, “Medicine,” as “100 percent pure musical snake-oil.”
“A melodic potion that provides immediate and satisfying relief for all aches and pains. Benoit’s ‘Medicine’ is a guaranteed cure for heartache. It’s the genuine article. This ‘Medicine’ is for whatever ails you.”
Benoit an acclaimed bluesman, the Grammy-nominated artist — 2006 nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for “Brother to the Blues,” a collaboration with the band Louisiana’s LeRoux, according to the bio.
Benoit also is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to save Louisiana’s wetlands. He received the Governor’s Award in 2010 for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and starred in the iMax motion picture “Hurricane on the Bayou,” a documentary about Hurricane Katrina’s effects and a call to restore the wetlands.
Concert gates will open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.
Here are a few things to know about the Riverfront Concert Series before you go: Take lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. No beverage containers — empty or sealed — will be permitted, including water bottles. Food and drinks will be for sale at the venue.
Tickets cost $2 per person, ages 5 and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased at City Market stores and TicketsWest.com. Proceeds from the concert series, and donations made in the buckets passed around at the concert, will benefit the Colorado Riverfront Commission, which puts on the concert series.
Those who carpool with four or more people in a vehicle can park for free in the state park, space permitting. Vehicles with fewer than four occupants will be charged the $7 park entrance fee.
Additional concerts in the series will feature jam band The Freddy Jones Band on July 17 and Louisiana roots rock band, The Subdudes, on Aug. 14.