Bluegrass quintet Wood Belly to headline free concert in Buffalo on Saturday | Local News
SHERIDAN – Saturdays in the Square, a free summer concert series in downtown Buffalo, will return to Crazy Woman Square from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Headlining is Wood Belly, a bluegrass quintet from Denver, Colorado, joined by local musicians April June, Prairie Wildfire, Caleb Olsen and Jordan Smith. A variety of vendors, including Hetty’s Pizza, Mickory’s, Un’Wine’d, and Black Tooth Brewing Company, will offer food and drink for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.
Buffalo’s nonprofit Lobban Street Music hosts Saturdays in the square. The free series is run entirely by volunteers and was launched in 2018 to provide more live music opportunities for residents and visitors to Buffalo.
Since then, Saturdays in the Square concerts have featured nationally and internationally touring groups from Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and New Zealand and have featured many local artists including those from cities like Buffalo, Gillette. , Sheridan and Big Horn.
“We’re excited to be able to host another great concert series this year featuring talented musicians from across the state and region thanks to our generous sponsors,” said Dustin Hill, President of Lobban Street Music.
Wood Belly entered the music scene with the release of his debut album “Solid Ground” in 2018, a first place in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival group competition and an IBMA Momentum Band of the Year nomination. Since then, the quintet has released their second album, “Man on The Radio”.
Wyoming-born singer-songwriter Jordan Smith offers a rare authenticity that goes to the heart of his listeners’ emotions. With a passion for music running through his veins from an early age, Smith is set to release his debut album “American Dream” in the summer of 2021.
Caleb Olsen was born and raised in Gillette. He is a mining engineer by day and a musician by night, playing the acoustic guitar. He enjoys building original songs and formulating ideas to balance the daily life as well as give new life to covers.
Prairie Wildfire, from Buffalo, stars singer Sage Palser on mandolin, Morgan Blaney on bass, and Tessa Taylor on banjo.
The group has performed at festivals, the historic Occidental Saloon, ranches and concert halls across the region. Prairie Wildfire opened for Greg Blake, Front Country and Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and Dale Ann Bradley. The plaza is located on South Main and East Fetterman streets.