I thought I’d give a little props for one of the lesser-known bands that got booked for the Democratic National Convention going on right now in Denver, CO. Yonder Mountain String Band is scheduled to appear today right before the Obama acceptance speech — what a time slot — which isn’t all that surprising given the geography that this newgrass band calls their home. They’re expecting up to 75,000 people today. Amazing.

I haven’t followed the happenings there too much, but I loved the Monitor Mix post on the subject previewing the events. And I know Rage Against the Machine played last night, which we were hoping on getting a photographer for but that fell through at the last minute. Oh well.

, hailing from Nederland, (forty miles northwest of Denver), is honored to perform at this year’s Democratic National Convention held on Denver August 24-28. Yonder will take the stage on the final day of the convention – August 28th at INVESCO Field at Stadium – just prior to ’s highly anticipated acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination. Also scheduled to perform at the event are will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, , and .

Any Denver live music fans care to share in the comments about the festival-like atmosphere around town? I’m curious.

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