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Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort hosts first annual Casey Jones Folk Festival, and this week's local shows

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Minneapolis folk singer Ellis Delaney will join Moors and McCumber, Tom Prasada-Rao, Will Pfrang and others at this weekend’s Casey Jones Folk Festival. - TERRI DELANEY
  • Terri Delaney
  • Minneapolis folk singer Ellis Delaney will join Moors and McCumber, Tom Prasada-Rao, Will Pfrang and others at this weekend’s Casey Jones Folk Festival.
When it comes to music in Manitou Springs, the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort can fly under the radar as a concert venue. But the cycling-themed resort has quietly and consistently been building a reputation as a spot for live music since the historic hotel’s renovation and bicycle-friendly identity makeover in 2016. The weekend of Sept. 14-16 marks one of the lodge’s most ambitious musical undertakings, when it hosts the first annual Casey Jones Folk Festival.

The family-friendly, folk and Americana showcase seeks to “blur the line between performer and audience,” offering interactive songwriting workshops, open stage performances, and plenty of “song-circles and impromptu jams” throughout the campground setting.

But while attendees might indeed be jonesing to break out the old acoustic around the campfire and get in on the action, the actual performances are, of course, the centerpiece of the weekend. The diverse list of national performers includes the Wisconsin/Colorado duo Moors and McCumber, Dallas blues and jazz-tinged singer-songwriter Tom Prasada-Rao, Milwaukee acoustic-pop artist Will Pfrang, Minneapolis folk singer Ellis (aka Ellis Delaney), Omaha-based Americana artist Matt Cox, San Francisco’s Christopher Smith, and plenty of local fixtures, such as Archtop Eddy, Jeremy Facknitz and an acoustic performance by Monument Hill. Full information and tickets can be found at caseyjonesmusicfest.com.

Meanwhile, here’s what else is playing around this week:

Wednesday 9/12

Ancient Mariner Tavern, Musician’s Jam with The Hoodoo (Americana), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Josh Ward (country), 7 p.m.
Distillery 291, Juke Joint Party with Grant Sabin (blues), 6 p.m.
Front Range Barbeque, Rob Fulton and Friends (bluegrass), 7 p.m.
The Gold Room, Genocide Method (metal), 7 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Crystal and the Curious (jazz), 7 p.m.
The Warehouse, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, 6 p.m.

Thursday 9/13

Benny’s, Jerry Roskin Jam, 8 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s, Irish Pub Songs with Brian Clancy, 7:30 p.m.
Kinfolks, 950 Drum Circle (acoustic), 8:45 p.m.
Oskar Blues, Music in the HOLE (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Rico’s, Susan Rissman and John Wise (blues), 7 p.m.
The Whiskey Baron, Jeffrey Alan Band (country), 9 p.m.

Friday 9/14

Back East Bar & Grill, Kopesetic (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Benny’s, 6035 (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, D-Note & Timothy C Birthday Bash (hip-hop), 7 p.m.
Chiba Bar, Friday Night Spin (dance), 9 p.m.
Crystola Roadhouse, Suga Bear & The Show Time Band (R&B), 8 p.m.
Frankie’s Bar & Grill, DJ Trivia with Party Pro DJ (dance), 7 p.m.
Jack Quinn’s, Blynd Mojo (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, Wirewood Station (bluegrass), 9 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Margarita at Pine Creek, Acme Bluegrass, 6:45 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, On the Grind (hip-hop), 9 p.m.
Rico’s Café and Wine Bar, Levi and Rifkin Anniversary Party (rock/pop), 7 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, Bettman and Halpin (Americana), 7 p.m.
The Whiskey Baron, Jeffrey Alan Band (country), 9 p.m.

Saturday 9/15

Back East Bar & Grill, Kopesetic (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Benny’s, Be Positive (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Black Sheep, Salt of Sanguine, Letters From The Sun, Bridges Will Break (indie), 8p.m.
Johnny’s Navajo Hogan, The Martini Shot (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
Kinfolks, Blubop Fandango (bluegrass), 8 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8:30 p.m.
Peak 31 @ Union Station, Facing Forward (rock/pop), 9 p.m.
The Public House, Playing With Smoke (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Royal Castle, Spanish and Afro Caribbean Night, 9 p.m.
The Whiskey Baron, Jeffrey Alan Band (country), 9 p.m.

Sunday 9/16

Black Sheep, Upon A Burning Body, Nekrogoblikon, Buried Above Ground, Adrift on River Styx (metal), 7 p.m.
La Taverne, La Taverne Orchestra (rock/pop), 8 p.m.
Mother Muff’s, Easy Like Sunday Morning Jam Band Brunch (blues), 11 a.m.
Stagecoach Juke Joint, Singer-Songwriters Circle, hosted by Grant Sabin and Mallory Ferraro, 5 p.m.
Sunshine Studios, Hed PE, Mammothor (rock/pop), 6 p.m.

Monday 9/17

Ancient Mariner Tavern, Jerrod Fox, Ryan Davis and Friends (Americana), 8 p.m.

Tuesday 9/18

Black Sheep, Powerman 5000, The Dub Project, Seven Days Lost, Night Of The Living Shred (metal), 7 p.m.
Ivywild School, The Lagoons and Harry Paradise (rock/pop), 8 p.m.


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