Annie Sirotniak, director of High Street Concerts, sent out this message this morning:
I am so deeply sorry to announce that our concert this weekend has been canceled. In a press conference yesterday evening, Governor Polis stated we are likely on the verge of a tipping point where we will see more community spread of the novel coronavirus.
We must follow best practices recommended by Boulder County Health Department and the CDC. We need to protect those among us at high risk and practice social distancing. Rogers Hall is an intimate venue. In canceling this show, we are doing our part to protect the public health of our beloved Lyons community.
All High Street Concert ticket sales will be refunded as expeditiously as possible, and the concert will be rescheduled at a later date TBD. We believe that in doing the right thing for our community, we can emerge strong and healthy. Take Down the Door and Dahbly & Nadine, while disappointed, are fully on board with this decision. We all look forward to celebrating joyfully together once again.
Director, High Street Concerts
St. Patrick’s Day is coming a wee bit early this year. On Saturday March 14 the doors at Rogers Hall swing open at 7 p.m. for the High Street Concerts’ final show of the year starting at 8 p.m.
The Dahlby & Nadine duo of Estes Park will playfully kick off the evening with their singer/songwriter chops and fresh bluegrass vibe.
Next up, named for an Irish tradition of unhinging a door for a party’s dance floor, Take Down the Door will unlock their rollicking Boulder County-made mastery.
Hailing from Lyons are three of this “powerhouse Celtic band” (Boulder Weekly) quintet: singer/percussionist Beth Gadbaw, Gaelic-Storm’s former fiddler Jessie Burns, and the iontach (Irish adjective for amazing) bassist, producer and teacher Eric Thorin. Joining them from Boulder are Adam Agee and Jon Sousa, otherwise known as the region’s premier Celtic fiddle and guitar power pair.
When Take Down the Door plays anywhere in Lyons, Gadbaw describes “an electricity of kindness.” The band’s joyful delivery of hard-hitting and grin-bringing musicality is not lost on its savvy and enthusiastic local fan base. The band members share an authentic first-hand appreciation for the array of genres entangled in the roots of Irish music and find excitement in blending these sounds in new ways.
If out and about on St. Patrick’s Day this year, Take Down the Door can also be heard at noon at Boulder Public Library, at 4:00 p.m. at Bohemian Biergarten, and at Nissi’s in Lafayette at 7:30 p.m. Their Sandstone Concert Series appearance is slated for Thursday June 11 in Lyons.