Music on the Mountain is back! After taking a break during the summer high season, the concert series is returning this Saturday, August 9. The remaining concert schedule is full of great bands, and it’s a perfect way to take advantage of the late summer and early fall on the mountain.
Helping get back into the swing of things is popular local band Fifty50. These previous Local’s Choice winners are experts at playing to the crowd and sharing their enthusiasm for the music. The band is comprised of Beth Getzen Stoltzfus, Dave Stoltzfus, Dale Loper, Jerry Larsen and Brian Brown. They play an upbeat mixture of classic rock ‘n’ roll and original tunes.
Taking the stage for a third year at Glenwood Caverns, the band just likes to have fun together. “We have so much fun on stage!” says Beth Getzen Stoltzfus. “There’s no stress, no egos, we’re just friends–a family, really–and our performances just show our love for each other and for what we do.”
“What sets us apart from other bands is the harmony blend between myself, Dave, and Dale. A lot of our songs are harmonies the whole way through. You don’t see that with a lot of bands.”
Fifty50 has had a busy summer, playing gigs up and down the Western Slope from Eagle to New Castle and everywhere in between. Since their first 2002 performance together at Rivers Restaurant in Glenwood Springs, the band has become a popular staple in the Roaring Fork Valley music scene. “We have had so much support over the years,” says Stoltzfus. “We are just so honored that we can live, work, and play in this valley.”
Make sure you enjoy every last bit of the gorgeous Glenwood Springs summer and come hang out with Fifty50 this Saturday! There will be drink specials, and rides and attractions are open until dusk. Bring at least one can of food to donate to Lift-Up for a free tram to the top. Can for a Tram starts at 4pm, and the music is from 6 to 10pm. See you there!