The Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Seriesfeatures eight bands who will bring their sounds to the Steamboat Stage this spring. Fans will enjoy a range of musical styles from an 80s cover band to folk to roots rock. See the Full Schedule.The Bear River Bar & Grill
terrace provides the ultimate viewing location for all the Rock the Boat concerts. All concerts are located on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square starting at 3:30pm. Please leave pets at home.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band
By the early 2000s, Randolph had begun applying his dazzling steel guitar technique to secular music, and from that grew the Family Band. The group’s sound was so different than anything else around that they were soon packing New York City clubs. Their first album, 2002’s Live at the Wetlands, was recorded at the now defunct jam band haven, and was followed by four studio albums and another live set, each widening the band’s audience — they’ve long been regulars on the festival circuit — and broadening their stylistic range as well.
The Family Band’s improvisational skills quickly made them mega-popular among the jam-band crowd, but for Randolph and his band mates, what they were doing was just an extension of what they’d always done. “The jam band scene has that name but it’s really a true music art form scene where you can just be who you are,” Randolph says. “We fit in that category in some sense but the jam band scene itself has changed a lot since that time. I’ve grown to like songs and I like to jam within the song.”