Cowboy Sing-Alongs In Bond Park To Begin Sunday
An Estes Park summer tradition will continue Sunday, June 17th when Brad Fitch again leads the Cowboy Sing-Along programs in Bond Park. These family-friendly programs are fee and open to the public. Fitch will host the sing-along Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings this summer beginning at 7 pm. The program is sponsored by the Town of Estes Park and local businesses and will run through August 28. The Bond Park program will not take place during the Rooftop Rodeo, the evenings of July 10, 15, 16 and 17.
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.
About Cowboy Brad
Raised in Estes Park, singer, songwriter and guitarist Brad Fitch has been playing professionally since he was 15 years old. He was a founding member of Fitch and Chips, a country/western dance band that performed throughout the West during the early 1980s. He has also been part of several other performing and recording acts throughout the years, including Fitch and Chips, Black Canyon Express, The Elktones and The TropiCowboy Band. As a soloist, Brad has led campfire sing-along programs throughout Estes Park for many years, where he was dubbed “Cowboy Brad” by his audience. In 2002, he was awarded the All Around Cowboy Entertainer belt buckle at the Aspen Lodge Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Brad was invited to perform cowboy music for the President of the United States during his 2001 visit to the Colorado. He also performed during the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008. Brad and his brother Doug Fitch, received a Hawaii Music Award in 2009. He has recorded 14 albums and now spends winters performing as a member of Barleen’s Arizona Opry. He plays an average of 300 shows yearly.
Additionally, Fitch has presented John Denver tribute concerts as fund-raising events for organizations throughout Colorado and Arizona. His ninth annual Estes Park John Denver tribute concert will take place on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Stanley Park Fairgrounds.