Kicking off the day at noon is talented performer Bruce Hayes, performing original arrangements on mandolin and guitar. Hayes has a sweet sound that weaves together blues, bluegrass, Celtic, world beat, folk, rock and jazz. Throughout the years Bruce has performed at Telluride Blues and Brews, Silverton Jubilee, Four Corners Folk Festival and Durango Bluegrass Meltdown.
At 3 p.m., following the festival’s Whitewater Rodeo and Junk of the Unc races, will be local favorite Fall Baby. Fall Baby, a four piece jam band, has been making music together for the past eight years. Their soulful sound is an eclectic mix of reggae, pop, folk, rock and original music.
Starting at 6 p.m. and jamming into the night with their thick, warm and danceable reggae rhythms will be Norwood-based Mountain Mystics. Telluride reggae veterans Walter St. Clair and Mikey G. reunite with keyboardist “Bassie” Christeson (original member of the 8750 reggae band), and Mystic members Tom Mann, Bob Newman and Rob Peterka for their first show of the summer. Mountain Mystics start at 6 p.m. and will play classic reggae favorites as well as released original material.
To find out more about the artists, go to www.usareggae.com (Mountain Mystic), www.fallbaby.com and www.brucehayes.com. For more information about the Ridgway River Festival, or to volunteer, visit the official HYPERLINK "http://www.ridgwayriverfestival.org" www.ridgwayriverfestival.org.