This year’s event, on the runway at Meyer Ranch on Highway 285 in Aspen Park, features local favorites Catfish Kray Blues Band and the Once Removed Band from Conifer; at 5 p.m., the legendary Corky Siegel and the Siegel-Schwall band will bring big-time Chicago blues to a small-town festival. “We’re trying to keep it really low-key,” says John-Michael Keyes, father of Emily and founder of I Love U Guys. “There’s just food, beer and blues by design. It really is such a unique opportunity to have Corky and the Siegel-Schwall band in Colorado.”
The Conifer Blues Festival takes off at 1 p.m. today, with music continuing until 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, $35 for a pair; those under nineteen pay $13, and kids twelve and under get in free. Proceeds will go to the I Love U Guys Foundation and the Mountain Resource Center, which is helping victims of the Lower North Fork Fire. For more information, go to www.coniferbluesfest.com.
Sat., Aug. 25, 1-7 p.m., 2012