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A Weekend of “Firsts”

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The Honey Gitters' guiar player, Greg, sings to the crowd using a megaphone.

Front Range Village, located south of Old Town on Harmony and Corbett Drive, is the perfect place to escape for the day. The Village has places to eat, shop, relax, and as of last weekend, watch performers display their talents. That’s right, Beet Street’s signature program, Streetmosphere, has expanded to Front Range Village for the first time ever!

With a new location, new crowds, and new surprises, Streetmosphere experienced a weekend of “firsts.” The Honey Gitters, along with ARCINDA and Susan K. Dailey, were the first of Streetmosphere’s dedicated musicians and artists to test out the new location.

Though they’ve been performing with Streetmosphere for years, the Honey Gitters did not know what to expect when performing at Front Range Village. The new-grass band was stationed in front of the public library, just across the courtyard from Panera Bread. They entertained readers and diners alike with their music and their passion for performing.

The Honey Gitters experimented with some techniques to involve the people wandering through Front Range Village into their performance. Many people engaged with the band after watching them use a megaphone instead of a microphone to sing. Like Beet Street, the Honey Gitters had many “firsts” of their own this past weekend:

– The first time the Honey Gitters had performed at Front Range Village.

– The first time the band’s banjo player had to climb on the drummer’s shoulders in order to plug in the amps.

– The first time the band converted their grass squares into a pathway to the library book drop.

– The first time the band had to offer to return books to the book drop.

There are seven more weeks of performances at Front Range Village and there are always performances in Old Town, so check the schedule online at beetstreet.org and come check them out!

For more information about Streetmosphere artists and schedules, be sure to check out our website or our Facebook page and take our survey to let us know what you think! And don’t forget, while you’re at next week’s event, pick up a guidebook to learn more about our sponsors!

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