The String Cheese Incident stands together

This year, The String Cheese Incident is coming in hot. July will see them return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their annual takeover. This year, it’s three days of Incidents, each night featuring a different special guest. From the 12th-14th, Red Rocks will pulsate in celebration of the 30-year career that SCI has cultivated. 

The *Actual* String Cheese Incident

Named after a food fight that involved a lot of cheese, SCI began in Colorado in 1993. A jam band that transcends genres, their music weaves through bluegrass, electronica, and psychedelia. SCI consists of six members, all of whom sing and write original songs. Each member adds a special touch through the instruments they play. And there are a lot of instruments that go into making SCI the Incident that they are. 

Any given SCI performance features a variety of guitars: bass, electric, lap steel, and acoustic. There are drums and percussion, plus a mandolin and violin. Rounding out the instruments are two pianos, an accordion and an organ. SCI is a unique band with a unique sound.  

Fan Favorites

As a result, SCI has cultivated quite the following. Their epic jam sessions and extended live shows continually impact their popularity. They continue to surprise fans even after an illustrious, 30-year career. 

This jam-rock weekend culminates with guest artists Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Sierra Hull. Sam Bush is an American treasure and a master mandolinist, not to mention a newgrass revivalist.

Next is Jerry Douglas. He’s a lap steel guitar player and American Dobro aficionado, considered the best and most prolific at the latter.

Lastly, there’s Sierra Hull. She’s a bluegrass singer-songwriter, mandolinist, and guitarist who, even at her young age of 32, has already enjoyeed a 20-year career. This night should be called Mandolin Incidents, am I right?

All this talent at Red Rocks? This show will clearly be nothing short of awesome. First, the mesmerizing views offer the perfect backdrop to any concert. The open-air venue is a natural wonder built into a rock formation, and it is that rock formation that contributes to the acoustical vibes. That is to say, the amazing acoustics are what these artists deserve. Even though Red Rocks can seat 9,000 people, the venue still offers an intimate experience.

Altogether, I can’t think of a more epic Incident than what these guys have planned. And it’s pretty major, as this three-day show is the only Colorado show SCI will play in 2024.

You can therefore expect this to sell out. With that in mind, if you’re a lover of The String Cheese Incident, don’t sleep on getting tickets to their July 12th-14th weekend show at Red Rocks.

Recommended Posts