CRESTONE — Crestfest will be held Friday and Saturday August 4th and 5th at the Challenger Golf Course in Crestone. Advance ticket prices are $12 for adults and seniors for Friday and $27 for adults and seniors for Saturday. Teens will be $5 for Friday and $10 for Saturday. Under 12 are free. Camping is $21 for the weekend. Tickets are available on line at crestfest.org or call 719-256-4533.
Crestfest T will have great music, food, libations, arts and crafts, a raffle and an old fashioned Mid-Way Carnival with games, rides, contests, and outdoor activities. The Salida Circus will be returning with their array of activities. They bring costumes for parades, tumbling and circus act lessons, a magician, a clown, and stilt walkers.
There will still be traditional men’s and women’s wood chopping and limbo and pie-eating contests.
Crestfest will also act as a showcase of presenters who participate, or plan to in the Youth Enrichment Program school performances.
Arts and crafts vendors will have everything from clothes, hammocks, shoes and hats, to massage, crystals and jewelry.
There will be great food with a nice variety of choices like pizza, Greek, Mexican, organic and Thai. There will be coffee, lemonade, baked goods and ice cream. There will also be extremely likable libations with a mix of micro-brews and Mojitos. New this year will be wine from Vino Salida. The festival booth will be selling T-shirts, hats and mugs plus CDs from the performing artists.
Crestfest is very excited about the entertainment line-up this year. Each day will start off with the very best locals. Then on Friday night The Alcapones take the stage bringing their high energy Ska/Reggae dance grooves. This six-piece group features drums, bass, guitar, and three talented horn players who switch around
between trumpet, trombone, saxophone and clarinet. Come get your dance on.
Saturday features comedy gypsy swing from Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers. Zoltan is an accomplished guitarist who plays in the style of Django Reinhardt. Listen, laugh and dance all at the same time.
Next is 2MX2 who are a positive message, bilingual hip-hop group that has performed six times so far in SLV schools. They are young, full of energy and even do some break dancing.
They will be followed by one of the hottest Latin/salsa fusion bands in Denver, Onda. This is a 9-piece full blast band featuring three horns, all kinds of percussion, beautiful female vocals, bass, guitar and keyboards.
The Saturday headliner will feature full-fledged funk by Groovement. From Arkansas, this 6-piece funk-rock band is well traveled and tight. Front man, Alex Carr, was a 2011 American Idol contestant. He can croon it or slay it with the best of them. Groovement has a reputation for putting on one of the tightest, hottest, high-octane shows around. Come check them out and get sweaty.
For information and tickets go to crestfest.org or call 719-256-4533.
Caption: Get funky with Groovement at Crestfest. Courtesy photo