by John Wenzel on March 25, 2008
Bela Karoli (above) is one of several notable Denver bands playing the Oriental Theater on March 26. Photo by Nathan Perry.
If you’re looking for proof of the community-based spirit of Denver’s music scene, get yer local music-lovin’ pants on and head down to the Oriental Theater on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. to witness the launch of new label Creative Music Works. The non-profit, member-supported arts organization already promotes “performance and educational opportunities” for cutting-edge music, and Wednesday’s show will be no different.
Dubbed “Once Upon a Time in the West,” the concert will feature local indie, folk and rock luminaries Elephant Revival, Porlolo and Friends (feat. Erin Roberts, backed by the impressive lineup of Nathaniel Rateliff, Joe Sampson and Roger Green), gorgeously haunting trio Bela Karoli, and finally, Bottesini Project (with Ron Miles on trumpet and Scott Amendola on percussion).
Visit the Creative Music Works or the Oriental Theater’s website for more details. 4335 W. 44th Ave. in Denver. A VIP Party for Creative Music Works members starts at 6 p.m., featuring music from Joshua Novak. General public doors/music starts at 7 p.m. Tickets: $5 members/students (w/I.D.); $9 general admission.