Free concert launches Arts in Action season at CWC

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Arts In Action starts off its 2014-15 season this Saturday, September 6, with a free afternoon concert featuring The Craft Brothers, a folk/pop musical group from Sheridan, to be held on the Intertribal Education and Community Center lawn on the campus of Central Wyoming College from 4-6 p.m.

“This concert will be a hit with young and old alike,” said Director of Bands, Jason Ogg.  The concert is family-friendly and audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic and lawn chairs and enjoy the entertainment.

The Craft Brothers band features three brothers (J.R., Mitch, and Dave) who have been performing together for a number of years.  They play multiple instruments, so the audience will see each of them playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and bass.  Near-perfect vocal sounds come from the trio, as is often the case with family-based performers.

“The Craft Brothers have a huge following in Sheridan because they appeal to so many different people,” said Arts in Action member Bob Hussa.  Their repertoire includes originals and many different cover tunes, ranging from bands like The Barenaked Ladies to a kid-participating version of Old McDonald Had a Farm (where the audience youngsters get to make animal suggestions and J.R. has to create the animal noises on the spot).

Opening for The Craft Brothers will be one of Riverton’s newest musical groups:  Speakeasy, featuring Jeremy and Lindy Nielsen and Sara Cisneros.

The event will also have two large bounce houses for kids from 3:30-6:30 p.m.  “We want to make this a place and time for the entire family to have fun,” said Hussa.

Arts in Action will be promoting upcoming concerts and selling season tickets at the event.  Upcoming performances will include the internationally-acclaimed vocal group BASIX in November, the Missoula Children’s Theatre in January, the BYU Ballroom Dance Company in February, the Athens Guitar Duo in March, the CWC Single Reed Celebration (also in March),  and Mexico’s leading brass quintet, Metales M5, held in April.

Arts in Action is a non-profit group bringing live arts events to Fremont County for over 40 years.  It annually produces the Winter Art Fair in November and the Day in the Park in July, as well as sponsoring school arts events and performances.  The volunteers come from a wide background, and the group is always interested in new members who can assist with its mission.

–Provided by Central Wyoming College, a Community Partner