Jennifer Cohen

Photo essay: Vail Snow Daze feat. Weezer, O.A.R. @ Ford Park

Thousands braved the cold temperatures to attend the free concerts at Ford Park that Vail Snow Daze hosted this past weekend. Friday kicked off with Dwight Yoakam and Saturday night followed with O.A.R offering some fan favorites, such as "Hey Girl" and "This Town." Sunday night saw local band Bonfire opening for Weezer, which had frontman Rivers Cuomo playing soccer, climbing around the stage and air guitaring with a broom -- while still managing to play a long set, including "Hash Pipe," "Troublemaker" and "Memories" from the band's recent recent album, "Hurley." No one seemed to mind the cold, and with no admission fee, it was certainly not a bad weekend for music!

Photo essay: Tickle Me Pink @ Summit Music Hall

Three local bands, Give 'er Hell, Say So and Churchill opened for Fort Collins sweethearts Tickle Me Pink at Summit Music Hall on Friday. The crowd appeared to be familiar with all the bands, as people sang along to most of the songs from the openers as well as the radio-played TMP, who released an EP this past May.

Photo essay: Joshua Radin, Good Old War @ the Gothic Theatre

Lumberjack attire is not what I expected from Joshua Radin as he took the stage Saturday night at the Gothic Theatre. Playing to a packed crowd of doe-eyed females and males alike, this was Radin's sixth show into the tour for his third album, "The Rock and The Tide." Opening the night was Kelly James, a comedian/singer who met the eager crowd before his set, shaking hands with almost every person in the front row of the pit.

Hot Shots: Chicks for Charity @ Saks Fifth Avenue

Chicks for Charity began in 2003 as an event to get women together in an effort to raise money to fight breast cancer. Now in its 7th year, Chicks for Charity holds these annual gatherings to raise money not only for breast cancer research, but also for the Advocates for Children Foundation.

Live review: All Colorado Bluegrass Festival @ Douglas County Events Center

When American roots music, most notably from the Appalachian region, took the name bluegrass, the high-pitched vocals of forefather Bill Monroe and the often bleak subject matter inspired the description “that high lonesome sound.” On Saturday, the All Colorado Bluegrass Festival at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock celebrated “that higher lonesome sound,” thanks to our legendary altitude.