Cowboy Brad Fitch will again host his Cowboy Singalong programs, beginning June 9 and running through August 12 this summer. These shows happen Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 p.m. and are sponsored by the Town of Estes Park, local merchants and individual donors.
“I have been performing this series for more than 20 years,” Fitch said. “The shows are free and open to the public in a lovely outdoor venue (Bond Park) in downtown Estes Park.”
This series originated in the mid-1990s, when it was exclusively cowboy music. Though the name has been retained, the hour-long performance has evolved to include campfire favorites, classic country, folk, kid songs and Fitch’s own compositions.
“I never prepare a set list and take requests as often as I can,” Fitch said. “Sometimes, I invite my band members to join me in the performance. The result is that the program is never exactly the same, though a few of the songs may be from night to night.”
Although this is an uncovered, outdoor venue, rain-outs are rare. Attendees often bring along blankets or folding chairs to sit on, as the park has limited seating but plenty of room to spread out.
Sponsorships are organized by Ann Taylor, owner of the Colorado Homestead shop in Estes Park. “Sponsors often give prizes that I can award to audience members through contests, such as dancing, trivia questions, etc. It’s always lots of fun and I hope everyone will check it out this summer,” Fitch said.