This Saturday, on the corner of Mountain and College, directly in front of Cache Bank, a group of people sat in a circle, each with a string instrument in hand. These people, the members of CROMA (Central Rockies Old-Time Music Association), drew in a crowd with their infectious old-time tunes and occasional tap dancing.
The relaxed vibe of the “jam circle” encouraged onlookers to surround the musicians. Whether they stood against the walls of the bank or sat on the benches that lined the planters in the shade, people could not help but stop and take in the festive plucking of strings and tap dancing. Some members of the crowd even stopped and joined in, tap dancing along with the members of CROMA.
Started in 2010, CROMA consists of members and volunteers from around Colorado, as well as nine bands from Colorado and Kansas. The mission of the association is to promote and preserve old-time music through various events like weekly jam sessions and the annual Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival. To learn more about the association, please visit their website.
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