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the 2nd Annual 2020 Big Blues Band Colorado Tour
featuring Mike Zito and his Big Blues Band with
Special Guest Vanessa Collier
Front man and band leader Mike Zito returns to Colorado this Spring with his Big Blues Band and Special Guest Vanessa Collier. With his new album just released, this years show will also include a Special Rock-n-Roll Tribute to Chuck Berry. This Big Blues Band is not to be missed - be sure to get your tickets early!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
(in select locations)
Only a select few premier venues will host this amazing show that only comes around but once a year. Get ready for the "Ultimate Blues Music Experience" WITH A ROCK-N-ROLL TWIST.... purchase in advance to avoid disappointment! These shows will sellout! You can choose from 4 exclusive, top notch venues to see the Mike Zito Big Blues Band Show offering General Admission and limited VIP Seating.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
ON SALE SOON!
Saturday, May 2, 2020
(Blue Star Denver 9)
Sunday, May 3, 2020
and his Colorado 2020 Big Blues Band:
Mike Zito, winner of the 2018 Blues Rock Artist of the Year at the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards serves as the band leader and front man of this Big Blues Band Show. Zito will present a special Rock-n-Roll Tribute to Chuck Berry in 2020 along with original music, all with great sidemen and a sensational brass section including Special Guest Vanessa Collier.
Mike Zito began playing guitar at the age of five, and by the time he reached his late teens, he was already a fixture on the local St. Louis music scene. He initially released his music independently and then signed with Eclecto Groove Records in 2008. "Pearl River," the title track of his 2009 album for the label, won Song of the Year at the Blues Music Awards and marked his first collaboration with Cyril Nevill, with whom he’d later work in the Royal Southern Brotherhood. A steady succession of critically acclaimed albums followed, culminating in 2011’s Greyhound, which was nominated for Best Rock Blues Album at that year’s Blue Music Awards ceremony in Memphis. Two years later, he signed with Ruf Records and released Gone to Texas, the story of how he gained his sobriety, offered an emotional homage to the state that left an indelible imprint on his entire life. It also marked the debut of his band, the Wheel. From 2010 to 2014, Zito also played an integral role in the super group of sorts, Royal Southern Brotherhood. The group released two albums and a DVD, Songs from the Road - Live in Germany, winner of the year’s Blues Music Award for Best DVD. His album Make Blues Not War debuted on the Billboard Blues Album Chart at number one and garnered him recognition as the 2018 Rock Blues Artist of the Year at the Blues Music Awards. Last year’s First Class Life followed suit, also entering the charts at number one as did his 16th album, just released in November 2019 -
Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry. Again, Mike Zito again does what he does best, making an album that’s humble, heartfelt, skilled and sublime....and, to paraphrase Chuck himself, letting it rock all at the same time.
The Grace Kuch Band will kick-off the show for the Blue Star Denver 9 Fundraising Event at the Soiled Dove. This event is a benefit for Blue Star Connection and also has an amazing Silent Auction.
The 2nd Annual Colorado Big Blues Band Tour will feature Mike Zito and his Big Blues Band with a special tribute to Chuck Berry and adding Special Guest Vanessa Collier to rock it out even more! If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa Collier, weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honor’s, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction. Vanessa will join Zito for this one-of-a-kind, only in Colorado special tour.