NIC Fest 2017

Friday, June 9 • 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 10 • 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 11 • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

 

NIC-Fest

Now in its twelfth year, NIC Fest Arts Festival transforms downtown Casper with fantastic visual artists, musical performances, and great food and drink. Mark your calendars, and bring the family to one of the best events this summer has to offer! NIC Fest features more than 70 visual artists from all over the country selling unique artwork, a beer garden, food vendors, a Community Marketplace and an awesome new Family Fun Zone! Enjoy continuous live musical performances by regional and national artists, including performances by Utah band, Jagertown, the Fireants and Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene from Denver!!

For more information, please contact Dana Volney at dana@thenic.org.

 

SPONSORED BY

Applications

Family Fun Zone Vendor Application Sponsored by Sinclair Casper Refinery

Artist Alley Vendor Application Sponsored by Sandy Widmer Agency

Culinary Arts Vendor Application Sponsored by AAA Landscaping, HOODS, and Pristine Auto Solutions

Community Marketplace Vendor Application Sponsored by AARP

Beverages and Beer Sponsored by Pepsi and Teton Beverage

Main Stage Sponsored by Visit Casper

Artist Sponsor: Greiner Ford of Casper

Thank you to Our Partnering Businesses:

The Downtown Development Authority

Casper Electric

Computer Professionals Unlimited

Townsquare Media

Casper Star Tribune

Lamar

Backwards Distilling

Moser Energy Systems

K2 TV

Natrona County Library

 


Main Stage
Performances

Friday, June 9, 2017

 

Barrelhouse Band

5:00-6:45pm

Barrel House is a musical collective of passionate
people striving to create a “joyous noise” and rock
up the blues! The Casper-based band features ve
members: “front-woman” vocalist Barb Atkinson,
smooth lead guitarist Chase Nash, solid rhythm-n-slide guitarist Will Chambers, steady thumpin’ bassist David Chambers and slick sticks drummer Rick Constantino. Barrel House offers an energetic, eclectic mix of musical genres. From hot-rodded southern soul, urban funk, and Sun Records rock-and-roll, to classic blues and “Zeppelin rock,” this high-energy band will keep your feet moving, your hips shaking and your soul satisfied.

Jagertown

7:00-9:00pm

“Line ‘em up, shoot ‘em down. There’s a party going on in Jagertown” - are the opening lyrics of “Jagertown,” self-titled first album and the title track released nearly ten years ago.   This lyric had become synonymous with the band as their popularity grew across the West.

With the release of their second album, "Love On the Radio" they found their fan base rapidly growing and extending from California to South Dakota driven by amazing country festivals.  Jagertown’s high-energy show, well-crafted originals, and a sound that the country scene hasn’t had in a decade delivers on the promise that there will be a party going on with Jagertown’s on stage.

The release of “Sleepin’ with My Boots On,” the band's third album, elevating them to key support positions at many festivals and headlining special events around the country.

Now with the release of “Small Town Superstars,” their fourth studio effort, Jagertown's fans, the “Jager Nation,” continue to grow.  Supporting their success and their latest charting single, “She Won’t Be Lonely,” Jagertown has expanded their “That’s Why I Drink” tour to include venues and festivals from Coast to Coast.​

 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

 

The Cold Winter

11:30-12:30pm

Dean Shearer, AKA The Cold Winter, is a folk singer from Casper, Wyoming. His songs discuss a variety of issues and topics, and are accompanied by Guitar, Piano, and Harmonica. Dean is highly influenced by Bob Dylan, and Bastille. He has released multiple singles including "One Last Time" on March 24th, as the first single on his upcoming album set to be released the summer of 2017.

Mastermind of Monkey

1:00-2:00pm

Mastermind of Monkey is a father/son duo (Jeramy & Tristan Adamson) from Casper, WY.  They play blues rock, rockabilly, & classic rock music.  From Elvis, Johnny Cash, to SRV, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Springsteen, & Ryan Adams.  They have some original songs as well.  Tristan has played guitar since he was 3 years old under his grandfather Sid Morrison, & self taught as well.  His guitar talent is beyond his years!  Jeramy is the lead singer, and is a throw back to the Sun Records days.  They love to entertain, and hope the audience connects to the songs they play, & has a good time!  Check them out on Facebook & Instagram!

Wreckards

2:30-3:30pm

Wreckards is a high-energy "D.I.Y. - Punk" band from Casper Wyoming. In 3 years, the band has transformed from two guys with acoustic guitars to a full-fledged, all-out rock band. Although, while the band remains primarily electric, they also play smaller, acoustic venues, maintaining the heritage of the band's roots, while creating versatility.  Wreckards has played multiple venues and events in Casper including The Keg n' Cork, The Beacon, and the Downtown Casper Artwalk at The Yellowstone Garage.  Wreckards hopes to keep the Casper music scene alive and well, and help the younger generations maintain that growth.

The Last Coyote

4:00-5:30pm

The Last Coyote is A Wyoming band that describes their style as alt-western. Their music features tales about places in Wyoming and their songs tell stories of outlaws, adventure, loss and tragedy. They are quick, clever, and ready for a good time. They have music on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and are recording new projects set to come out later this year.

Fireants

6:00-8:00pm

The Fireants play as a trio, a quartet, or a sextet.  In all these incarnations we play music that come from dance traditions throughout the Americas.  Music is for us both a respite and an inspiration--politics without ideology and religion without doctrine.  It’s also deep pleasure—we play because it makes us happy and we hope that our playing can bring happiness to others.  We've produced three CDs-- Bury My Clothes, Ants On Ice, and the recently released It's Hot (About Three Weeks a Year).  It’s Hot includes Cajun and Creole two steps and a waltz from Louisiana, two conjunto polkas from Texas, a bolero, huapango, and cumbia from Mexico (with a little Cuban montuno), a cumbia from Colombia, two Anglo American swing tunes, Fever, a calypso from Trinidad, and an homage to mashed potatoes.  It’s for dancing and if you’re committed, there’s no wrong way to dance.

 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

 

Tom Coryell and the Incorrigibles

1:00-2:00pm

"Tom Coryell and the Incorrigibles" is Tom Coryell-guitar, Margaret Coryell-guitar, Ron Williams-bass guitar and Dale Krasovetz drums.

Tom bought his first guitar at 18 and the rest is history. He is the originator of "Blue-eyed Prairie Soul" and has written and performed many songs. He is a self-styled blues/jazz guitarist who has taken  licks from horn-lines and famous horn players such as Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.Tom's many bands include Wavelength, Red Rabbit, the Coolerators,The Complete Unknowns, and presently, "Tom Coryell & the Incorrigibles". His guitar style continues to impress and interest his fans.

Margaret Coryell after being influenced by her mother and both grandmothers, and hearing Chopin, Schubert, Gershwin and Brubeck, began playing piano at age 7. She began studying piano with Carolyn Deuel from grade-school through high school and went on to win first place in the Wyoming District Music Festival held in Casper.  She later went on to study music at Casper College where she met her husband Tom while playing guitar. Only recently has she re-connected with guitar as her primary instrument, joining her husband's band "Tom Coryell and The Incorrigibles", and adapting it to the keyboard parts in many of the songs they play. Musical influences include Walter Becker, Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) Jay Graydon, Rickie Lee Jones, and Joni Mitchell.

Ron Williams brings a wealth of talent to the band. His early music career began in Los Angles where he played with several bands and did studio and session playing.
Ron currently plays with three local bands  and assists with the music at his church. He owns and operates JBL sound equipment for outdoor concerts as well. His unmistakable style and energy combined with his musical instinct make him a much sought after bassist.
Dale Krasovetz began playing drums when he was 12, and professionally at 16. He has opened for such acts as Molly Hatchet and toured with the band Wavelength. Dale has performed and recorded in Seattle WA. with top musicians such as Mark Carlson and Portland's Cory Wheeler, noted blues guitarist. Dale has also played with Cruise Control, TJ Express, Syn City, Vapor, Mr. Muggy, The rap group Teemo, Hot Front Burner and many others. He has also worked as a session drummer at the Hive Recording Studio in Seattle until his return to Casper in 2013, re-uniting him with his longtime friend and former Wavelength bandmate, Tom Coryell.

Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene

2:30-4:00pm

Kerry Pastine (vocals), Pauly Six (guitar), Lance Romance (upright bass) and Mad Dog (stand-up drums) are believers in mixing ideas from the past into something new, fun and exciting. There are elements of rockabilly, jump blues, classic soul and garage rock all spun together in an intoxicating original sound that fans are calling a "roots rock & roll party." Party is definitely the name of the game for the Crime Scene. Their songs are born from that magical feeling when a band gets together and the union feels like fate. All of the pieces simply fall into place and the result is a joyful celebration of life, love and hazy nights filled with live music, friends and just a hint of danger.

 

 

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