The Breckenridge Town Party is an annual rite of summer at the Riverwalk Center and lawn. Admission is free and open to the public. There will be food and beverages available for purchase.
Entertainment starts at 4:30 p.m. with Brian Ernst, and headliner, Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts is slated to begin at 6:45 p.m.
Bike Valet is provided by the Town of Breckenridge’s Green Team, and Zero Waste tents will be utilized.
This is a NO pet event.
Please share your town party photos – #brecktownparty.
Co-presented by the Town of Breckenridge and Breckenridge Creative Arts.
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts:
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts bring forth new energy to music fans who love the heroes and outlaws of old. Influenced by the songs and personalities of legends like Waylon and Willie, they drive their sound with blazing guitars and a rock n roll attitude. The band pays respect to classic sounds and traditions in their original music, but they make no apology for bastardizing them in the process. “Johnny Cash was always my biggest influence as a vocalist and songwriter, but it was the riffs of AC/DC that made me pick up an electric guitar.” Their music is for lovers of both classic country and 70’s rock n roll.
Recent highlights include direct support for Blackberry Smoke, The Marshall Tucker Band, Shakey Graves, Junior Brown, Cody Canada & The Departed, Cash’d Out, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Sunny Sweeney and more. The band toured extensively in 2016 and 2017 in support of their sophomore album, “Up From The North.” Highlights of the touring included the 75th annual Sturgis Rally where Gilby Clarke, formerly of Guns n Roses, performed on stage with the band, and later at the Ogden Theatre in Denver where Billy Nershi of The String Cheese Incident performed with the band. They will be on the road throughout 2018, touring for their album, “Shovel Full of Coal.” For a more detailed bio on the band and members check out the Meet the Band page.
Katie and Brian Ernst have spent a decade using music, art and activism to build a worldwide grassroots movement that; has not only sold 20,000 albums but has also raised over $120,000 for various causes including victims of Hurricane Katrina, Syrian Refugees, Standing Rock as well as their own 501(c)3 non profit called Journey4YOUth – which has been working in Kenya since 2010.
Brian’s music is a reflection of what one may not expect from a suburban kid who left the friendly confines of the Midwest in search of understanding and truth. After 49 states and 35 countries – he’s still searching. Ernst began his career as a street performer who managed to distribute over 10,000 “burned” demo cd’s while singing on the street. In 2009 he released his first studio album, intentionally entitled Journey4YOUth. Less than three months later, Brian took 7 months off touring to go travel around the world with his (soon to be) wife Katie.
Brian and Katie’s “around the world” trip wasn’t as glamorous as it sounds. They did it on a shoestring budget via hitchhiking and staying/working/volunteering with locals. They traveled from the South Pacific up through Southeast Asia and finally to Africa, where they lived in Kaswanga Village, Kenya for 3 months. It was there where they dreamed and worked to put together a plan that they’re still working on today.