Reminding you of a modern day John Wayne, Buckstein is a 6’4” bass-baritone powerhouse who hit 200 million television sets worldwide as a finalist on “American Idol.” With each performance he fights to create something electric, something that grabs you and makes you look up. Maybe that’s it. Maybe that’s why some people don’t like country and yet... they like him.
Buckstein has rocked crowds opening for Charlie Daniels, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Eli Young, John Michael Montgomery, Mark Chesnutt, and many, many others and has gained local fame as a regular guest star on Denver’s hottest country station 98.5 KYGO.
11 am - 1 pm Allen Krehbiel - Allen is a singer-songwriter of contemporary country music that "means something". Songs that carry a message and touch the heart. Songs by Allen or his duo with daughter Haley are available on iTunes, Spotify, or Amazon. From Allen - "Yes, I understand that 'Krehbiel' isn't the best name for promotion of a music artist, but I do the best I can with what my Dad gave me. It's pronounced 'Kray'-bull' (like table, stable, able...), and I'm proud of it! :-)"
1 pm - 3 pm - Rockabilly Ricky Dean - Rounding
out the rollicking entertainment of The Park Hill Art Festival is Ricky
Dean. Ricky is a Denver-based Rockabilly and Country singer/songwriter
dedicated to the love, creation, and performance of real Americana
music. It’s a journey that lured him from his native Nebraska to Los
Angeles then Las Vegas, Nashville and beyond.
As Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitarist for the seminal Rockabilly band Redline Rockets, he thrilled audiences with his signature retro sounds of “Downhome effin’ Honkabilly” at hundreds of regional and national shows, sharing the bill with the likes of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis,Wanda Jackson, Peter & Gordon, Graham Nash, Dale Watson, and many others.
Ricky’s band wowed the crowds for three straight years at the world famous Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender Festival, and opened the main stage of the 50th Anniversary Buddy Holly Tribute,sponsored by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.
3 pm - 5 pm - Bill Wright & Jim "Krusty" Stevens appear as "A Pair Of Jokers" - A Pair of Jokers are Colorado’s Rockin’ duo Featuring Bill Wright and Jim Stevens from BAND OF BROTHERS. They’re blend of originals and classics that everyone loves brings Colorado Roots Rock to The Park Hill Art Festival. Check out this act and join in the music and festivities. You won’t want to miss this show!!
Sunday June 16th
11:00 am - 1 pm - Karen Osburn & Clip Cookson - Karen Osburn is a talented singer, band leader and songwriter in the Denver area. Her voice is beautiful and stunning with echoes of Karen Carpenter, Anne Murray, and Patsy Cline. Clip Cookson is 10 string pedal steel guitar master. Clip has played country shows in Nashville, with Doug Kershaw in Texas, and with the fine jazzer Keith Jarit. In 1996Clip met up with musical legend, Karen Osburn. She taught him how to play jazz standards that she had played with her dad from childhood.
1:30 - 3:30 - Isabelle Stillman - Isabelle Stillman is a singer-songwriter is a shooting star in the Denver/Boulder music scene. Her sound mixes folk, country, Americana reminiscent of Bobbie Gentry (Ode To Billy Joe), Sarah McLachlan, and Alanis Morissette. She is currently completing her debut release but singles can be found on iTunes.