Spirits Music Hall, located in Johnstown, Colorado, is earning a reputation for being one of the best live music venues in Northern Colorado. With a stage that has been graced by gold record recording artists, up-and-coming local bands, and everything in between, it’s no wonder that the fans have spoken and voted for the top 20 bands playing at Spirits in 2022.
In a poll held on Spirits Music Hall’s Facebook page, fans were asked their favorite acts to grace stage in 2022. The poll reached over 2,000 Colorado fans, was shared 18 times and received 480 votes by the time the results were counted.
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Top 20 Bands Playing at Spirits Music Hall in 2022 as Voted by the Fans
Without further ado, Here are the top bands, as voted by the fans:
Livewire is a local AC/DC tribute band hailing from Colorado that has taken the state by storm. Their electrifying live performances often sell out shows at Spirits Music Hall, and they’re set to take the stage again on March 18. Livewire has garnered a reputation for putting on a high-energy, authentic AC/DC show that keeps fans on their feet all night long. They capture the essence of AC/DC’s sound with incredible precision, making them one of the best tribute bands in the state.
Smokin’ is a Colorado-based tribute band that pays homage to the legendary rock band, Boston. The band’s lineup includes partner owner of Spirits Music Hall, Steve Clark, and local philanthropist drummer, Tim Elliott. Smokin’ performed at the New Year’s Eve 2023 party at Spirits, along with Stuck on Vinyl, another band on this list. Smokin’ delivers a faithful Boston tribute with remarkable musicianship and attention to detail. Their performances are a nostalgic journey that takes audiences back to the glory days of classic rock.
3. Crystal Visions
Crystal Visions is a local Fleetwood Mac tribute band that has played at Spirits Music Hall several times to huge crowds. With legendary key tickler Chris Fischer at the helm, the band puts on an incredible performance that showcases the best of Fleetwood Mac’s sound. The band’s harmonies are flawless, and they recreate the magic of Fleetwood Mac’s live shows with great precision. Their performances are a must-see for fans of the iconic band, and they’re sure to impress even the most die-hard Fleetwood Mac enthusiast. You can grab tickets for their next show at Spirits on April 29th soon!
4. Watery Grave
This local Northern Colorado-based original rock band has become a regular fixture on the Spirits Music Hall stage. With a sound that mixes classic rock with modern sensibilities, Watery Grave is a must-see for anyone looking to discover the next big thing in the rock scene.
5. El Loco Fandango
This local Colorado-based ZZ Top tribute band, backed by Tim Elliott on the skins, has been blazing trails from Wyoming to Southern Colorado with their acclaimed show. Known for their authentic sound, high-energy performances and pulling off the iconic ZZ-Top look, El Loco Fandango is a must-see for any fan of the iconic blues rock band. Don’t miss them back at Spirits on May 28!
6. Rush Archives
This local Colorado-based Rush tribute band, featuring Steve Clark as lead “Geddy,” has become legends in the tribute circuit, selling out nearly every show they put on. With their faithful reproductions of Rush’s complex music and high-energy performances, Rush Archives is a must-see for any fan of the iconic prog rock band.
7. Stuck On Vinyl
A local Colorado-based broadly mixed era rock cover band, Stuck On Vinyl has an uncanny ability to get people dancing with great music and infectious energy. With a repertoire that spans decades and genres, Stuck On Vinyl is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a night of fun and dancing. They’ll be back at Spirits on September 15, if not Sooner!
8. Shelvis & The Roustabouts
This local Colorado-based Elvis-themed rockabilly act is loaded with songs from The King, but also includes tunes from Buddy Holly to more recent rock hits to make a truly fun and entertaining, full band experience. More than a musical act, this is a show. Shelvis & The Roustabouts is a must-see for any fan of the King of Rock and Roll.
9. High ‘N’ Dry
This local Colorado-based Def Leppard tribute band features many talented members of Livewire. With faithful reproductions of Def Leppard’s biggest hits and high-energy performances, High ‘N’ Dry is a must-see for any fan of the iconic hair metal band. See them perform at Spirits again on March 18 with Livewire!
10. Michael Morrow & The Culprits
This local Colorado-based original band, fronted by local tribute scene legend Michael Morrow, has had several record releases and is known for their high-energy shows and catchy tunes. A must-see for anyone looking to discover the next big thing in the Colorado music scene. You can catch MM&TC at Spirits on March 25, and also opening for Framing the Red on May 10!
11. Project Foreigner
This local Colorado-based Foreigner tribute band is known for their faithful reproductions of the iconic rock band’s biggest hits. With high-energy performances and stunning musicianship, The band features legendary local tribute front man Dave Stremmel, whose powerful vocals and stage presence have earned him a reputation as one of the best in the business. Foreigner is a must-see for any fan of classic rock.
12. Judgement Day
A local Colorado-based Whitesnake tribute band who made their debut show at Spirits Music Hall in 2022. Judgement Day is a band that takes the sounds of the iconic rock band Whitesnake and brings them to life on stage. Featuring Dave Stremmel, and legendary drummer Tim Elliott, Judgement Day delivers a high-energy performance that will have you singing along to all of your favorite Whitesnake hits. Don’t miss their next show at Spirits Music Hall!
Funkiphino is a local Colorado-based variety cover band featuring local band master Chris Fischer, has been delighting fans for over a decade. With over a dozen members including a brass section, they bring the funk and keep the party going all night long. Their high-energy performances have made them a popular act at events and venues all over the state, including Spirits Music Hall. Their repertoire includes everything from classic Motown to modern pop hits, all with their signature funky twist. If you’re looking for a band that will get you up and dancing, you won’t want to miss Funkiphino.
14. Still They Ride
If you’re a fan of the iconic band Journey, you won’t want to miss Still They Ride, a local Colorado-based tribute band. Another great top 20 band featuring key master Chris Fischer, their professional act has delighted Journey fans on the Spirits stage and beyond. Their attention to detail and dedication to capturing the spirit of the original band has made them one of the most popular tribute acts in the state. Whether you’re a die-hard Journey fan or just a lover of classic rock, Still They Ride is sure to impress. You still have time to grab tickets for their next show at Spirits on March 4th!
Poison’D is a local Colorado-based tribute that brings the hair metal thrash band Poison back to life all over the Colorado scene. No strangers to the Spirits stage, their high-energy performances are not to be missed. They capture the essence of the original band with their precise attention to detail, from the outrageous costumes to the driving guitar riffs. If you’re a fan of the 80s hair metal scene, you won’t want to miss Poison’D. Tickets are selling fast for their next show at Spirits on March 3, with Lady!
16. Bad Colorado
Bad Colorado is a Bad Company tribute band with roots formed in Northern Colorado. Their BadCo stage act is second to none with unsurpassed energy that gets the crowd roaring. From classic hits like “Feel Like Makin’ Love” to deep cuts like “Shooting Star,” they cover it all with precision and dedication to the original sound. If you’re a fan of classic rock, you won’t want to miss Bad Colorado. Bad Colorado will be rocking Spirits again on October 14, so make sure you prepare to get rocked out!
17. Stumble Monkey
Stumble Monkey is a local Colorado-based rock cover band that guarantees a good time and delivers on that promise on every stage they hit, including ours! With a repertoire that includes everything from classic rock to modern hits, they keep the party going all night long. Their high-energy performances and infectious enthusiasm have made them a popular act at venues and events all over the state. Theyre coming back to Spirits on April 21, so get ready to party!
18. Sisters of the Moon
Sisters of the Moon is a local Colorado-based Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks tribute that captures the essence of Fleetwood and Stevie in their melodic performance. With their attention to detail and dedication to the original sound, they transport the audience to a magical time and place. From classic hits like “Rhiannon” to deep cuts like “Gold Dust Woman,” they cover it all with precision and soul. If you’re a fan of Fleetwood Mac or Stevie Nicks, you won’t want to miss Sisters of the Moon. Tickets for their June 9th performance at Spirits are on sale now!
19. Bryce Evans and the Black Cats
Bryce Evans and the Black Cats is a local blues rock band fronted by guitar savant Bryce Evans. Their music transports you to a groove you can live in, with smoky blues riffs and soulful vocals that will leave you wanting more. With their infectious energy and dedication to the craft, they have become a favorite at venues and events all over the state.
20. Hooligans Holiday
Last, but certainly not least, on our list of the top 20 bands playing at Spirits Music Hall in 2022 is Hooligans Holiday. This local Colorado-based Motley Crue tribute is a favorite in the local NoCo tribute scene, and their high-energy rock show is sure to get you feeling right. If you’re a fan of Motley Crue, then you won’t want to miss Hooligans Holiday’s next performance at Spirits Music Hall.
Honorable Mention: Blackout Hurricane
We couldn’t end this list without mentioning Blackout Hurricane, a brand new local Colorado-based Scorpions tribute band. While they didn’t make the cut for the top 20 because they played in 2023, they received an honorable mention for their enthusiastic fans who were unencumbered by the rules of the poll sticking to 2022 bands and earned them 17 votes. You can catch them back at Spirits Music Hall on May 13th – keep an eye out for the ticket links!
Wrap-up – the Top 20 bands of Spirits for 2022
There you have it, the top 20 bands playing at Spirits Music Hall in 2022, as voted by the fans. If you’re a fan of live music, then you won’t want to miss these incredible bands.
Be a Superfan and support these artists for free and be sure to check out, follow and like their social media pages, and find them at an upcoming show, especially at Spirits Music Hall. The venue is committed to bringing some of the best local and national talent to the stage, so you never know who might be playing next. Make sure to keep an eye on our website and social media pages for updates on upcoming shows and events.
Thanks for supporting live music, we’ll see you at Spirits Music Hall!
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