2018 Pre-Festival Party - Friday Night! 



Friday, July 6th 2018 at 7:00pm

The Gold Room, Downtown CO Springs

A blues lover's night of fun and an opportunity to enjoy Chris Thomas King in the intimate Gold Room venue.

Multi-talented Grammy Award-winning blues artist, producer, composer and actor, King's personified the legendary blues musician Robert Johnson in the film "O Brother Where Art Thou" and won several awards, for his contribution to the film's musical score. He played the role of Blind Willie Johnson in the award winning Martin Scorsese PBS series The Blues. And he had a strong supporting role in the Oscar winning film, Ray, playing band leader Lowell Fulson and scoring the music for the movie with Ray Charles. King has sold millions of records and won numerous awards as a distinguished and authentic folk blues artist, and has been featured in or produced and starred in a number of other films and documentaries. 

Doors open at 7:00pm. The Gold Room is a premier Colorado Springs concert and party venue. Located conveniently downtown at 18 S. Nevada.  

Gold Room admission tickets are $20, available online and at the door (if they're not sold out!) 

V.I.P. Blues Under The Bridge festival ticket holders - And the first 30 festival general admission ticket holders get in free!

Opening for Chris Thomas King is AJ Fullerton of Fort Collins, Colorado. AJ's style of playing falls somewhere between the finger picking and slide of Country Roots music, and the groove based uptempo sensibilities of Blues and Rock & roll. At the Colorado Blues Society Member’s Choice Awards in 2017 he won an unprecedented 8 Members Choice awards, for best in category for Guitarist, Solo/Duo, Band, Male Vocals, Slide Guitar, Songwriter, Acoustic Act, and Best Local Recording (“Kalamath”). Fullerton has played at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; The Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival, Bohemian Nights New West Fest, and the Durango Blues Train. Playing on average 250 shows yearly, AJ is often acknowledged as “The Real Deal”.