The amphitheater was packed as the opening band took the stage. John Trucelli said the crowd was 10 times bigger than what they're used to playing for. They are a local band and play venues all over Summit County. They played a good set, introducing their new album to the crowd.
Then it was time for the main event. Robert Randolph and the Family Band took the stage. The crowd roared and the floor in front of the stage was full in no time as everyone got up to dance. Robert Randolph is ranked as one of the 100 best guitarists by Rolling Stone. His music is very high energy, funky & soulful. Many in the crowd were wearing ear plugs because it was so loud. I think that must have chased off a few of the younger and older listeners as the evening progressed. Those that remained had a fantastic time jamming to some great music as the band put on an awesome performance. Robert engaged with the crowd, inviting the ladies in the crowd on stage to dance, bringing up a fan to play guitar with him and another to sing.
Robert Randolph & the Family Band was a fantastic way to kick off the summer season at the Dillon Amphitheater. All shows are free at the amphitheater. Concerts will be happening every Friday and Saturday nights all summer long with performances by a variety of artists. It's a great way to spend an evening under the stars in Dillon, Colorado.