Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe to perform free concert this Friday in Vail

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 17, 2010 4:49 pm

VAIL, Colo. -Feb. 17, 2010- Eclectic funk band Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will perform a free, outdoor concert presented by Southern Comfort on Fri., Feb. 19 to round-out Vail Mountain’s annual Mardi Gras celebration, CarniVail. Known as the kings of the unstoppable dancing show, the Tiny Universe will take center stage at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Village starting at 7 p.m. Bonfire Dub will open for the show.

Led by Karl Denson, who has collaborated with such luminaries as Lenny Kravitz, Fred Wesley and The Greyboy Allstars, the Tiny Universe blends elements of funk, jazz, R&B and hip hop, creating a dynamic sound that defies categorization and bringing forth a delicious variety of groovy tunes ever sampled by a listener’s feet.

“My style is based in dance,” explains Karl Denson, lead vocalist and saxophonist of Tiny Universe. “I love the idea of creating something that naturally makes people want to move. I think all music has the ability to unite people.”

The Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe show marks the second year Vail will offer a free concert as a part of the annual CarniVail celebration. Rounding out CarniVail’s jam-packed schedule of events Feb. 14-19, the concert acts as the festival’s final celebration for 2010.

“Offering a free concert to closeout CarniVail is now a continued tradition,” says James Deighan of Highline Sports & Entertainment, the festival producer. “Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is a rockin’ jam band and will put on an amazing show here in Vail. Their music is upbeat and festive and a perfect fit for CarniVail’s free outdoor concert. I know they have an extensive Colorado following.”

It’s all part of CarniVail, Vail’s annual Mardi Gras festival held Sunday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 19. For a complete CarniVail schedule, visit http://www.carnivail.net. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

CarniVail is yours thanks to Vail Mountain, Bud Light, Skiing Magazine, SoBe Lifewater, Southern Comfort and Town of Vail and is sponsored in part by Vail Daily, TV8 the official TV station of Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts and KZYR-The Zephyr.

CarniVail 2010 Complete Event Schedule
Thursday, Feb. 18
Southern Comfort Après Party at The Tap Room followed by Vendetta’s from 4-6:00 p.m. Southern Comfort at The George followed by The Club from 9-11:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 19
Bud Light Après Party at The George from 4-5:30 p.m.
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presented by Southern Comfort, free concert held at Checkpoint Charlie concert venue in Vail Village from 7-9:30 p.m., gates at 6 p.m.
Southern Comfort post party at The Club followed by The George from 10 p.m. – Midnight