Vibesquad and Motet join the lineup for PardeePalooza Festival 2015.
Never heard of PardeePalooza? That could be because the fest is still in it’s youth, celebrating its second year this August, 2015. The common notion, “music heals” is exceptionally relevant to the festival’s reason for conception and overarching theme.
Last year, following the loss of their close friend Tony Pardee Seibert in an avalanche accident in East Vail Chutes, members of Eminence Ensemble came together to celebrate Tony’s life in a monumental way. Utilizing the uniting power of music, the band hosted the first PardeePalooza festival in Bond, Colorado named after Tony’s middle name.
Bass Feeds the Soul caught up with Tanner Bardin, Drummer of Eminence Ensemble to get all the deets! Check out the interview and important festival information below.
What? PardeePalooza: 4 days of camping, rafting, hiking, and celebrating the outdoors enhanced by sensational live music
Who? Eminence Ensemble teamed up to put on the event in memory of a close friend of theirs Tony Pardee Seibert who passed away in an avalanche January 7, 2014 in the East Vail Chutes.
When? August 6-9, 2015
Where? State Bridge Amphitheater (Bond, CO)
Why? To bring people together to experience music in unity, and to commemorate Tony’s life
When was the first one PardeePalooza held?
August of last year, 2014
What is the mission of the festival?
Have a beautiful weekend out on the colorado river listening to music with good friends.
What inspired the festival and how did you come up with the name?
The festival is inspired by Tony. His middle name was Pardee so we decided to do PardeePalooza in his name.
What artists are you most excited about?
The are all great and talented artists but the three headliners are The Motet, Eminence Ensemble, and Tauk. The festival will also include Michael Travis of SCI DJ set, YAMN, Vibesquad Late Night, Jaden Carlson Band, Cold River City, Na’an Stop, Technicolor Tone Factory, and many many more.
What is the most important thing to know before attending Pardee Palooza?
Always have a good time! But please do so responsibly and safely so we can continue the festival for many years to come in a positive and progressive manner.
Who has been helping you put the festival together?
This festival is a celebration of life. Tony’s mother has been helping me a lot with festival in various ways. We have set up the festival so that a portion of the proceeds go towards an avalanche educational school she set up to help educate skier’s and riders. We will also have a silent auction to raise money for the organization.
What can fans expect beyond the musical experience?
Camping in one of the best places in colorado
Party buses shuttling attendees to their camp ground
huge lighting production system
Diverse art vendors
Bloodies and Bluegrass Sunday morning
The Chance to be apart of something that you will remember for many moons
If you had to describe the festival in three words, what would they be?
Thank you again to Tanner for filling us in! We’ll be joining the fun at the State Bridge Ampitheater in August. See you there!
Written by: Haley Midzor
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