CELEBRATING 52 YEARS | WHEAT RIDGE, COLORADO | Family Fun SINCE 1969

Friday Lineup

MAIN STAGE

5:30-6:45pm

Smokin'

("A tribute to Boston")

This six piece band takes you back to the glory days of 70's rock icon's, Boston, as well as songs by Kansas, Journey, ELO, Uriah Heep, and REO Speedwagon.

7:30-8:45pm

(followed by fireworks)

Buckstein

At 6 foot 4, baritone Matt Buckstein is definitely a presence whenever he enters a room or hits the stage. It is no wonder that he once captivated 200 million televisions worldwide as a contestant on American Idol. His bands latest five-song EP, Country Side, has been released in advance of a full CD expected later this year.  “What people seem to respond most to in my live performances is my passion, so I worked hard to bring that passion to the record”,  the singer said. “Perhaps you will one day wax nostalgic:  I saw Buckstein at Wheat Ridges Carnation Festival.

9:40-11:00pm

KissM

(KISS tribute band)

Just remember this: Kissm is not just a Kiss cover band. As the real-life Kiss bids a fond and pyrotechnic-filled farewell, Colorados Kissm is there to make up for the void. Dressed in authentic reproductions of original Kiss costumes and face paint--the Demon, Starchild, Spaceman and Catman--this tribute is a facsimile of classic Kissmania, replete with blood spitting, fire breathing and smoking guitars. If you plan to rock all night anyway, you might as well do it with Kissm--and party every day at the Carnation Festival, if you still have the energy.

Friday Lineup

CARNATION PAVILION

4:10-5:25pm

Just a Girl

(No Doubt tribute band)

Just A Girl isn’t just one of Denver’s top tribute bands- it’s Colorado’s ONLY No Doubt Tribute. No Doubt may have broken up, but you can still get your fix of all your favorite songs with Just A Girl. They are an accurate reproduction of the No Doubt experience. Just A Girl performs the pop/ska/reggae songs you remember from the 1990’s/2000’s and a smattering of Gwen Stefani hits from present day.

6:05 to 7:20 p.m.

6 Million Dollar Band

Colorado's premier 80s dance band, specializing in the best of 80s New Wave, 80s Synth Pop, and good old fashioned 80s Rock & Roll, all delivered with concert-quality show production that’s guaranteed to keep the dance floor moving all night long.

8:00-9:15pm

(followed by fireworks)

Hazel Miller

Colorado-based music icon Hazel Miller has a reputation for "Bringing it" whether the event is a club setting, concert, festival, or non-profit fundraiser. Hazel has toured North America, Europe, Far East, Middle East, and Central America. Her powerful voice stands out and her beautiful spirit shines through to the delight of her loyal fans. One of the tightest and most versatile bands on the scene.  With Hazel Miller and The Collective, you get original, Jazz, blues, R&B, and popular music, each song with the band's own flavor! Guaranteed to rock the house! 

Saturday Lineup

MAIN STAGE

3:45-5:00pm

Austin Young Band

Guitarist Austin Young is already a veteran of the blues. While still in his teens, the Colorado Springs native was showing exceptional talent and was named Guitar Player of the Year four times at the Colorado Blues Society Listeners Choice Awards. As exemplified on his bands appropriately titled Not So Simple CD, Young mixes blues, rock, jazz and even gospel into his guitar-driven, but rhythm-centered, sound. Producer Fabrizio Grossi, who has worked with the likes of Alice Cooper and ZZ Tops Billy Gibbons, said Young “is one of those players that after three notes you know hes got it going on.

5:35-6:50 pm

FIRE and ICE

(Pat Benatar tribute)

FIRE and ICE, named after Pat Benatar's grammy award hit "Fire and Ice", pays tribute to female powerhouse & rock legend, PAT BENATAR. FIRE And ICE, based in Denver Colorado, is comprised of veteran musicians led by accomplished singer Danna Cambpell. This high energy rockin' band offers powerhouse vocals and stellar stage performance. They bring to the stage an amazing authentic tribute to one of the most influential female rock vocalist and songwriters of all time. You'll think you're back in time as FIRE And ICE rocks Pat's chart toppers and Grammy award winning hits including Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Love is a Battlefield, Heartbreaker, We Belong, and so many more! Experience the best Pat Benatar Tribute around... just like you remember back in 1980's!

Parade Awards

7:30-8:45pm

(followed by fireworks)

The Trampolines

The Trampolines, centered on the vocalist-guitarist-songwriter team of Chris Stake and Mark Sundermeier, are among the highest-selling rock acts in Colorado history. The bands 2004 debut peaked at No. 1 on Billboards Colorado charts and prompted a sold-out CD release party at Red Rocks. The Trampolines then bounced back with two follow-ups that topped Colorados charts and led to the bands songs being placed in films and on television. Along the way, the Trampolines have opened for the likes of James Taylor, Big Head Todd. The Bodeans and many others. They have just released, "Kaleidoscope Live", in May of 2021 - their first new record in ten years!

9:40-11:00pm

That Eighties Band

If the music of an entire decade can be summed up succinctly, this band (or that, as the case may be) is the one to do it. Although the Reagan era was as plentiful in stylistic statements as any decade, That Eighties Band manages to fuse such disparate elements as dance, new wave, hair metal and punk into a coherent and danceable retrospective. Led by the distinctive Travis LeRoy, one time bassist for 80s progressive-metals Salem Spade, That Eighties Band is also a fashion medley of the MTV era with costumed nods to the Cure, Guns N Roses and Madonna, among others.

Saturday Lineup

CARNATION PAVILION

3:05-4:05pm

Rooster

(Alice in Chains tribute)

If this Rooster won’t wake you up, nothing will. The band is a live—full-power and acoustic—tribute to Seattle-born Alice in Chains. Playing raw and genuine replications of one of the most influential and bestselling leaders of 1990s-era grunge and heavy metal are Jon Kibble on vocals, David Burke on bass, Cambo Risch on drums, and Zach Saligoe on guitar.

4:40-5:40pm

The Strange Parade

(Doors tribute)

No wigs, no script. But this is not the end. Expect to hear the music and poetry of the Doors performed authentically and respectfully, featuring Matthew Barham, who recreates Jim Morrison’s lead vocals, and Ben Thompson, who plays the distinctive keyboard parts of Ray Manzarek. In addition to the hits and deep cuts, Strange Parade’s website promises “improvisation, theater … and the unknown.” 

6:15-7:15pm

Project Foreigner

(Foreigner tribute)

It easy to forget how many hits Foreigner had in the 70s and 80s until one hears this Colorado band perform its tribute to the American-British powerhouse. Even though the show is chock full of such radio favorites as Cold as Ice”, Hot Blooded and I Want to Know What Love Is”, the Project to pay homage to Foreigner is no alien to deeper cuts. This sort of supergroup of tribute players includes musicians who also perform in bands that honor Cheap Trick, Rush and Kiss, among other jukebox heroes.

8:00-9:15pm

(followed by fireworks)

Stone Beat Invasion

(Rolling Stones and Beatles tribute)

For the past five years Stone Beat Invasion has been spreading the music of The Beatles and Stones across Colorado’s front range. Stone Beat Invasion electrifies the crowd with their powerful delivery of two hit catalogs, masterfully capturing the energy and spirit of the Rolling Stones and Beatles.
Pulling from decades of chart toppers Stone Beat Invasion delivers an epic rock n roll experience that draws on the nostalgia of the 60’s, 70s and 80s transporting listeners to a bygone era of rock and roll excess, fashion and timeless riffs. No set is ever the same as this seven piece is able to pull on deep cuts and whole album sides at a moments notice. Relive the legendary music of two of the most iconic bands in music history with Stone Beat Invasion.

 

Sunday Lineup

MAIN STAGE

12-2:00pm (with breaks)

The Delta Sonics

The Delta Sonics, the live soundtrack during the annual car show, may be the hardest-working blues band in Colorado. Bridging the gaps between Chicago, West Coast swing, New Orleans R&B and early rock and roll, the Sonics, led by harmonica virtuoso Al Chesis, have been consistently named Westword's Best Blues Band and were a semifinalist at the International Blues Challenge in blues capital Memphis. The Sonics shared the blues on stage with such legends as B.B. King, Bo Diddley and Koko Taylor.

Join us this August 13, 14, 15!