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Bond Park Cowboy Singalongs To Resume June 9


Cowboy-BradAn Estes Park summer tradition will continue Sunday, June 9th when Brad Fitch again leads the Cowboy Sing-Along programs in Bond Park. These family-friendly programs are free and open to the public. Fitch will host the sing-along Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings this summer beginning at 7 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Town of Estes Park and local businesses and will run through August 13.

The Bond Park Cowboy Sing-Along was established in the early 1990s by a group of local business owners who wanted to provide free evening entertainment for downtown visitors. Business sponsorships are available and can be arranged by contacting Ann Taylor, owner/operator of Colorado Homestead at 586-1144.

“Cowboy” Brad Fitch specializes in original folk and western music. Brad performs at corporate events, conventions, fairs, concerts, fund-raisers, weddings, parades, parties and at western music festivals in locations ranging from Massachusetts to Hawaii, including the Red Rocks amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. People from throughout the world plan their vacations around his concert schedules in Colorado and Arizona.

For more than 10 years, Brad has performed John Denver tribute concerts to benefit the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, the Estes Park Lions Club charities, the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, The Cancer Center of Arizona and the Estes Park Cultural Arts Council. These concerts, which feature John Denver’s songs, have set attendance records at their venues. Brad has performed at the annual John Denver memorial concerts in Aspen, Colorado several times. Friday, August 30 is the date for Fitch’s 10th annual John Denver Tribute at Stanley Park Fairgrounds in Estes Park. It is a fundraiser for the Estes Park Lions Club charities.

Though his roots are in the Rocky Mountains, some of Brad’s fondest memories are of spending time on the ocean, as he is a United States Coast Guard veteran.

Raised in Estes Park, Colorado, singer, songwriter and guitarist Brad Fitch has been playing professionally since he was 15 years old. He has also been part of several other popular performing and recording acts including the Barleen’s Arizona and Rocky Mountain Oprys. He performs around 300 shows each year and at venues of 30,000 plus.

Brad was awarded the All-Around Cowboy Entertainer at the Aspen Lodge Cowboy Poetry Gathering and performed traditional cowboy music for the President of the United States during his 2001 visit to Colorado.

Brad was presented the outstanding community service award from the Estes Park Sunrise Rotary Club in 2006. He performed during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver and has opened for an impressive array of folk and western artists. He received the Hawaii Music Award in 2009.

Brad has recorded 15 albums featuring his original music that reflects what he loves about nature and the western lifestyle.

Live music creates atmosphere and is a powerful addition to any gathering. Whether providing an acoustic backdrop or the centerpiece, Brad touches the audience and surroundings with his engaging performances.

“The purpose of my music is to have fun and to share that with others,” he says. “I intend for my songs to express the wonder of being alive on this beautiful planet, and I hope they will help listeners to feel relaxed, comfortable and happy. If my music takes you to a pleasant place in your heart or your mind, then I have accomplished my purpose.”

 

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