Playing to a packed house, some of Colorado's most talented female musicians more than pleased the audience of exuberant fans, who had bought out every ticket weeks before the big season finale of Lyon's High Street Concert series for the 2004-2005 season!

The lineup included 28 of Colorado's top women bluegrass musicians. Among the performers and groups were: Sally Van Meter, Jessie Burns, KC Groves, the Redstone Girls, Jean Balhorn, Cheryl Winston, Mary Huckins, The St. Vrain Sisters, Erin Coats, Rebecca Hoggan, The Six Chix, Helen Forster, Joan Wernick and Mollie O'Brien.The show was enthusiastically emceed by KGNU's Cuz'n Nickels.

Colorado Magazine Online dodged bobbing heads and overcame dim lighting to bring its readers these images and videos and some of the great sounds that emanated from that stage.

The all-female groups included duets, trios and large groups, playing bluegrass, folk, old-time and other traditional tunes, plus some great original songs.

Concert promoter, Brian Eyster, said, “To our knowledge no one has ever done anything quite like this before.” Eyster said that they began inviting the performers last fall and much to their surprise, “Not a single person turned us down. This was a dream lineup of Colorado musicians.”

At intermission, homemade baked goods, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and sodas were available at a refreshment bar in the Hall and CD’s by some of the performers were available for sale.

Lyons' High Street Concerts is a volunteer-run non-profit concert series that was founded in July 2003 by KC Groves, Sam Tallent, and Mike Whipp - with a mission is to present national and local acoustic and Americana acts. Monthly concerts are held from October through May in the smoke-free setting of Rogers Hall and are supported in part by a number of local sponsors. The shows have drawn strong community support and have gained popularity each year.

With the current season wrapped up, the fans are now looking forward to next year’s bluegrass concert season at Lyons.

For more information about the concerts and for links to some of the performer's websites, visit:


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