Local musical artists will fill Longmont's downtown with good vibes once again during the Winter Walkabout Music Showcase.
The showcase will feature 40 performances by talent from Longmont, Boulder County and the Front Range. Thirteen venues in Downtown Longmont, all within walking distance of one another, will showcase the local talent.
The Winter Walkabout is fairly new to Longmont. It got its start in February 2019. It made a second appearance the following year but plans stalled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Longmont Downtown Development Authority, or LDDA, brought it back in April 2022.
"This year, our objective is to build on the success of the 2019, 2020, and 2022 events, and continue to grow the event after many pandemic-related difficulties in 2021 & 2022. We want to continue to highlight Downtown Longmont as a growing destination for arts, music, and craft culture, and bring more people to downtown and into small businesses," said Colin Argys, marketing and event specialist for LDDA.
Several music styles including jazz, Americana, blues, bluegrass, country, rock, singer-songwriter, cover bands and more will be present at the event.
The lineup includes: Gasoline Lollipops, Bonnie &Taylor Sims Band, Los Mocochetes, Mojomama, Strange Americans, The 89s, 2MX2, Augustus, Thom LaFond, Sturtz, Foxfeather Trio, A Sound of Honey, Dechen Hawk, Kaitlyn Williams, Jake Leg, The Dollhouse Thieves, The High Road Home, Greg Schochet Trio, Monica Marie LaBonte, Bill Kopper, Miguel Espinoza, Strangebyrds, Teresa Storch Band, Many Mountains, Jeremy Mohney Quartet, Sara Davis Regan, Andy Eppler, Tim Ostdiek Duo, Liz Berube, The Deborah Stafford Quintet, Taylor Shae, Atom Collective, Valerie Bhat, Mackenzie Rae, Jordan Bass, Ashlei Priest, John Brewster, Banana Bangs, Honeyshed and Connor St. Augustine.
The event is scheduled for Feb. 4 from 2-9 p.m. The show times will be staggered to "facilitate attending as many shows as possible throughout the day," a news release from LDDA stated.
Tickets are on sale now for $30, however, ticket prices will increase as the event nears, according to the news release.