Sunset Concert Series: Jon Wayne & The Pain
See full schedule below.
Now in its 16th year, the free outdoor live music program, The Sunset Concerts Series, overlooking the scenic valley continues with Jon Wayne and The Pain.
If Lee Scratch Perry and Deadmau5 died, went to heaven, and recorded an album with Bradley Nowell and Jerry Garcia, they’d end up with something like Jon Wayne and The Pain’s new full-length album Surrender. The latest release adds a bold fusion of jam and EDM to the Minneapolis trio’s signature sound: roots-infused reggae rock.
The trio’s previous release, Follow Through, teases with a few subtle, dark electronic elements. Until Surrender, Jon Wayne and The Pain’s sinister combination of organic drums and guitar with electronic bass and synths could only be heard if fans caught the band’s live act in clubs and festivals around the U.S. or sifted through bootleg uploads on You Tube. This the third full-length recording is full of electronic instrumentals that build from intrinsic dub loops (wait for the drop), before exploding into high-energy party anthems featuring intense vocals and powerful acoustic drums.
Pushing boundaries even further, Jon Wayne and The Pain inject roots, jam, and ska into the mix with sounds band members Jon, Chuckie, and Teeto have grown to love while playing alongside some of the most influential musicians in the festival scene.
Complete with a sanctioned Grateful Dead cover and a festie-fan shout out track “Festival Friends,” JWP pays tribute to the jam scene in a big way.
Still in tune with the sound that made fans rush to see Jon Wayne and The Pain in the band’s early days, heartfelt reggae-rock tunes remain the staple in the diverse collection of songs that make up Surrender and will be featured in a no-miss show on the Mountain Village stage.
For a preview of the show, watch Jon Wayne and the Pain in action:
More about the Sunset Concert Series:
Scheduled to coincide with a scenic sunset as the backdrop for each act’s two sets of music on the lawn near Lift 1 in the Sunset Plaza, all Sunset shows are provided to the public free of charge by TMVOA, and supporting sponsors Wells Fargo Private Bank, Alpine Bank, Madeline Hotel and Residences, Telluride Resort Lodging, Telluride Ski & Golf, The Town of Mountain Village, The Peaks Resort & Spa, and The Market at Mountain Village.
Featured again this year, the Town of Mountain Village’s Entertainment District allows a fluid social atmosphere where alcoholic beverages purchased from associated restaurants can be taken into the Common Consumption Area and enjoyed during the concerts.
2015 Sunset Concert Series Full Lineup:
June 24: Orgone
July 3: Red, White & Blues with Special Guest
July 8: The Delta Saints
July 15: Shakedown Street
July 22: The Brothers Comatose
July 29: Big Sam’s Funky Nation
August 5: Mingo Fishtrap
August 12: Pure Prairie League
August 19: Jon Wayne and the Pain
TMVOA is the master owners association for Mountain Village. TMVOA’s mission is to preserve and promote a vital resort community for its members, with attention to creating a sustainable village with a vibrant economy. To accomplish this mission, our primary areas of focus include event sponsorship, gondola funding, grant awards and community research.
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