Join us at the park….
July 19 – SUSTO, with special guest Canyon Kids
The 2018 concerts will start off with a twisting genre of music new to Lander. SUSTO will bring the sounds of indie-rock to the LIVE stage. While leader singer/songwriter Jason Osborne, was living in Cuba, words and songs kept coming to him; he realized he just had to get them out to the world. Joining forces with other accomplished musicians, SUSTO released their debut album in 2014 and they haven’t stopped since then. They’re all about “coming to terms with yourself and feeling okay with your place in the universe.” (https://www.sustoisreal.com)
July 26 – The Main Squeeze, with opening by Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons
Making a stop while on national tour, The Main Squeeze, will bring a blend of soul, hip-hop and funk with rock rhythms to the stage. Their sound is powerful, soulful and unique. The Main Squeeze is playing Red Rocks in Morrison, CO the night before Lander LIVE! They strive to reach people through their beat and are devoted to making great music for people to get lost in. (mainsqueezemusic.com)
August 9 – Shovels and Rope, with special guests Whippoorwill
Shovels and Rope, an American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina is composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Shovels & Rope blends traditional folk, rock and roll and country rock (shovelsandrope.com). This duo has performed around the country including the Letterman show and Austin City Limits; they will be heading to Red Rocks Amphitheater and The Gorge following their performance in Lander.
August 23 – Futurebirds, with opening by Bob Lefevre and the Already Gone
The music is a patchwork amalgam of influences, including: twangy Southern rock (they’ve opened for the Drive-By Truckers), reverb-soaked psychedelia reminiscent of early My Morning Jacket or fellow Athens residents Phosphorescent, soaring guitar solos à la Neil Young and Crazy Horse, rhythmic jangle from that other Athens band, REM, multi-part vocal harmonies (which every band ought to have, dammit), and, weaving through it all, lyrical slide guitar. –Vox”