Army Band ensembles to perform in Cedaredge

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Photo submitted The 101st Army Dixieland Jazz Band will perform along with the 101st Army Rock Band in Cedaredge on Tuesday, June 21. The concert is free at Town Park, beginning at 6 p.m.

Join the 101st Army Dixieland Band and the 101st Army Rock Band in Cedaredge at the Town Park Bandstand on Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. for a fun outdoor concert! Free admission and no tickets required.

Anytime is a good time to celebrate when the 101st Army Dixieland Band is in town! The instruments of the band (trumpet, clarinet, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano and drums) have been synonymous with revelry for over a century. This mirthful military band's repertoire features music from the beginning of jazz, bringing the hits of Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Jelly Roll Morton and many others to a new generation of traditional jazz enthusiasts. Regular favorites at the legendary Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and Monterey Dixieland Band Bash, they have also performed for senators, governors, and heads of state from around the world. As a component of the Colorado National Guard's 101st Army Band, these soldiers honor their nation through the most original American art form -- jazz! Their encyclopedic variety of songs and virtuosic solos will entice you to dance in the grass and sing along as the 101st Army Dixieland Band gives everyone within earshot a reason to live it up!

And you can rock out with the 101st Army Rock Band. Whether playing top 40, '70s funk or an '80s power ballad, the band will bring the party to Cedaredge.

The concert is part of the yearly summer tour of Colorado by the 101st Army musicians. The full concert band will be making Western Slope stops in June as well. In our area, they will be performing in Rifle on Sunday, June 19, at 2 p.m. at the Ute Theater and Event Center; on Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the Avalon Theater in Grand Junction, and Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion.