JBE Triple A SummitFest
August 3-5, 2022
St. Julien Hotel & Spa Boulder, Colorado
The inaugural JBE Triple A SummitFest and return to in-person Boulder radio camp is underway and kicked off with a performance by The Taylor Scott Band opening up the keynote interview of Steve Earle conducted by KBCO’s Bret Saunders. Festivities continued at the Opening Reception with a performance by Daisy The Great and a Julian Lennon World Premier music video. After that is was up to the Fox for Hill Stage performances by Illiterate Light and Ceramic Animal and Main Stage sets by Charley Crockett, Sam Fender, and Nikki Lane then back to our host, the St. Julien, for the Late Night Lounge with Amanda Cross and SOAK. We also welcomed the news Lukas Nelson is now scheduled to perform the Awards Luncheon on Friday.
Day two of the JBE Triple A SummitFest opened with a performance by Bruce Sudano warming things up for our first panel, Change in a Changing World hosted by moderator Gary Kraen of WRLT/Nashville then it was off to lunch featuring performances by The Empty Pockets and Cecilia Castleman. The afternoon brought a performance by Miya Folick then we considered “Creating New Traditions” during the panel hosted by WAPS’ Brad Savage before heading back to the tent for a cocktail party with PJ Western and Jessie Baylin. Our night at the Fox highlighted sets by KT Tunstall and Allison Ponthier on the Hill Stage and Matt Maeson, Delta Spirit, and Myron Elkins took on the Main Stage before we returned to the St. Julien for the Late Night Lounge "Campout" with Michael McArthur and Strung Like A Horse.
Friday brought a close to this year’s edition of the JBE Triple A SummitFest where we invited KBCO listeners in and partook in the annual Music Meeting hosted by Mark Abuzzahab with a performance by Gavin DeGraw then moved into the tent for the last time for the Awards Luncheon where we were treated to sets by JP Saxe and last-minute addition Lukas Nelson. Congratulations to all of our nominees, a full list of winners can be found here.
The JBE Triple A SummitFest is proud to welcome singer, songwriter, producer, author, actor, activist, and Sirius XM host Steve Earle to open the festivities as the subject of The Keynote Interview with KBCO's Bret Saunders at 3 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, August 3. Drawing on the experiences of a career that started with the release of 1986’s Guitar Town and has continued uninterrupted through his forthcoming New West release, Earle will talk about his influences – including mentors Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and more – as well as his experiences in the studio, on-stage, on the sound stage, and as an activist for social change in an event slated to start at 3 p.m. MDT. You can read more about Steve Earle here. Look for Fox and Hill Stage performers to be announced in March.
WRLT/Lightning OM Gary Kraen and WAPS/Akron PD Brad Savage, leading conversations touching on the common experiences all Triple A programmers face. Kraen will host Change In A Changing World on the morning of August 4, with the afternoon giving way to Savage’s Creating New Traditions. You can see panel descriptions here.
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