Bring your lunch and a chair, and enjoy live music in Downtown Rock Springs this summer.
Don’t forget the sunscreen!
The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA) is rolling out the sixth year of their lunchtime concert series – the SweetwaterNOW Brown Bag Concert Series.
The 2021 Brown Bag Concert Series will be held at the grassy area on the northeast side of the Sweetwater County Health & Human Services building at 333 Broadway Street, in Rock Springs. Presented once again this year by SweetwaterNOW, the concerts will be held every Tuesday this summer (July through August) from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The shows are FREE and guests are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy a summer day in Downtown Rock Springs; most of the downtown restaurants offer take-out as an option for lunch
The eight-week concert series will feature a variety of music styles including country, rock, folk, Americana and more. Since seating is not available for music fans, they will need to bring their own chairs.
The Brown Bag Concert series is underwritten by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. Sponsors of the series include:
- Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Justin T. Spicer, AAMS
- High Country Realty – Emily Lopez
- Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund
- Joe’s Liquor and Bar
- RND Consulting
- The 307 Real Estate Group
- Western Engineers and Geologists
- WyoData Security
The 2021 line-up includes:
June 22 – Flyover Town
This Green River duo is popular for their country/outlaw originals.
July 13 – Rupert Wates
Interaction is very important to Wates. The London-born artist prefers smaller, more intimate spaces, where the audience is up close and personal, where true musicianship counts and where real emotion isn’t faked.
July 20 – Ryan Biter
With some songs, Biter is allowed to play with expansive/ambient sounding tones and textures. Local radio stations such as Arizona’s Adult Alternative, 92.1, Prescott has been supporting his music.
July 27 – Micah Paisley
Micah was inspired to play the bass guitar after being invited by friends to join a band when he was in high school. His brother also encouraged him to play, as well. “Although I play mushy love songs, my favorite music to listen to has always been punk rock,” Micah revealed.
August 3 – Few Miles South
Few Miles South is a female fronted country and roots band created by Blake English and Tori Lund.
August 10 – The Rough and Tumble
These performers are a dumpster-folk/thrift store American duo. They present a no nonsense, straight forward, modern-sounding folk music.
August 17 – DanO K (Dan Kershisnik)
Kershisnik has played solo and in several bands in Ann Arbor, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver and Rock Springs. Along with his original material including “Wild Hearted Woman”, “I Like My House”, “Stay in the Game”, “Tomorrow’s Calling” and others, he plays an assortment of cover tunes from Gordon Lightfoot to Tom Petty, Kane Brown to The Cars, in a campfire concert atmosphere. There’s something for everybody!
August 24 – Joe Barbuto
Joe has been tackling the keys for many years. Many recognize him as a band member in local band, Wy5. He also has his own band, Joe Barbuto Trio.
August 31 – Nick Gomez
Gomez is a multi-instrumentalist from Texas. Always keeping busy musically, sound has always been a passion for Nick and being able to share his art with whoever will listen has always been the greatest and most fulfilling reward.
The Rock Springs Main Street/URA is charged with the redevelopment of Downtown Rock Springs. As part of their mission, there are three standing committees –Promotions, Business Development, and Arts & Culture. For more information contact the Rock Springs Main Street/URA at (307) 352-1434 or visit their website at DowntownRS.com