The Buffalo Rose Presents

Bluegrass Blowout

Patio Party and Venue Concert

Erin Peet Lukes, Scott Slay & Rails, Bowregard, The Wrecklunds

at Buffalo Rose

Time: 6:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 5:00pm     Ages: All Ages with Parent or Guardian 21+     Price: $15
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The first annual Bluegrass Blowout @ The Buffalo Rose! Kick off your summer in Colorado Bluegrass style with four of our great state's best bluegrass acts: Erinn Peet Lukes (of Thunder & Rain) will get things going out with a Tommyknocker Happy Hour Party out on the Buffalo Rose patio starting at 5:00, then the venue opens at 6:30 and it's Scott Slay & The Rail at 7:00, followed by Bowregard and The Wrecklunds. Come out to see and hear some of the very best pickers the state has to offer and get your bluegrass on at the Buffalo Rose! It's going to be a party in downtown Golden!


5:00 pm
Thunder and Rain
7:00 pm
Scott Slay and The Rail
8:00 pm
9:30 pm
The Wrecklunds
Thunder and Rain

Erinn Lukes was raised on the sunny shores of Southern California, where she started playing open mics at 16. She then attended to her lingual talents, receiving a BA in Italian. As a powerful and expressive vocalist, she has performed her original songs at venues from Rome to New York City to Seattle. When she isn't showcasing her talent, she is busy fostering the growth of pre-school children. 


Scott Slay and The Rail

Scott Slay and the Rail is an Americana, Folk and Bluegrass band based in the beautiful Rocky Mountain area of Denver, CO. 

The five piece group combines bluegrass, country, folk, and traditional "trad" compositions to produce a modern sound. Ultimately, the band joined together to present songs written by Scott and his friends centered around both real and make believe life experiences, finding influence from the bands like the Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, The Lonesome River Band, Mountain Heart, Sam Bush, and more. Subject matters are tragic, joyful and inexhaustible.

Scott Slay and the Rail performs often in the Denver and surrounding areas,  favoring breweries for their high energy and comfortable environment.  

The band was humbled to be featured at the RockyGrass and Telluride Bluegrass Festivals in 2018. Scott Slay was a featured artist with Lonesome River Band’s Sammy Shelor with the group Big Virginia Sky at the 2015 IBMA conference in Raleigh, NC, and was awarded 2nd place Guitar and Mandolin respectively at the 2018 RockyGrass Instrumental competition. 

Bowregard consists of five members whose roots span the North American Bluegrass scene. Dedicated to the exploration and discovery of a sound uniquely their own within bluegrass and acoustic folk, their sound is defined through their songwriting and uniquely intertwined vocal harmonies. Bowregard draws out the talent each individual band member brings to the table and melds them together in an acoustic powerhouse that packs a punch!
Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Zachary Smith and Colleen Heine (The Accomplices) both moved to Colorado to pursue a continued love of music, where they met guitarist Max Kabat (Jet Edison, Two Fine Fellas) and banjo player James Armington (Timber). With influences from all over the map, Bowregards sound has a refreshing and dynamic feel that weaves together the feel of traditional acoustic bluegrass music with a cutting edge Mash influence. The latest addition to their lineup includes Christopher Herbst (Thunder & Rain) on Dobro.
"Our goal is to simply write songs that sound good and feel good to play. Each one of the musicians in this group certainly rises to the occasion." Bowregard is: Max Kabat - Guitar/Lead Vocals, Colleen Heine - Fiddle/Vocals James Armington - Banjo/Vocals Zachary Smith - Bass/Vocals Christopher Herbst - Dobro/Vocals
The Wrecklunds

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The Wrecklunds are a Denver based bluegrass band that mixes classic harmonies and driving rhythms to create a sound that’s both unique and familiar. It’s the fruit of a friendship between the four members that spans almost 20 years, multiple bands, and many late night, whiskey infused picking parties.  Eric Drobny (bass/vocals) Mike Martin (fiddle) and Davis Vardaman (mandolin) cut their bluegrass teeth in the band “40 Gallon Still” while Bryan Eklund (guitar/vocals) honed his vocal chops in the Evergreen trio “Bobber Johnson and the Nightcrawlers”.  Over the years they have continued to play together and separately in different combinations and in various styles.  Now they have joined forces again to form their newest project - a fun-filled, rollicking ensemble that combines groove, soul and experimentation.  They’re a wreck of a good time!