Denver is set to welcome its newest musical instrument to the stage this week, as a concert honoring the life of the late singer Joan Beadle is set for Wednesday.
The Colorado International Music Festival, which takes place every year on the third Wednesday of July, will feature a performance by the Americana band, the Tribute to Joan Bays.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Tribute is a tribute to the life and legacy of Joan A. Baez, a singer and songwriter whose songs have been performed around the world since the 1950s.
The song, “Dancing Queens,” was performed at the 2015 Coachella music festival and was featured on the new movie “Dancer in the Dark.”
“We wanted to honor Joan Bax’s life, and we wanted to recognize the incredible musical talent that she brought to the world,” said Krista Bieder, co-owner of the festival.
The festival will also feature an evening of live entertainment featuring the likes of the band, local musicians and more.
Beadle’s daughter, Ann Marie Beadles, said she was thrilled to be invited to perform the song on the festival’s third-annual show.
“I just want to honor my dad, and that’s all that matters,” she said.
“It’s just a way for me to be part of something that’s so much bigger than myself and so much more important than my own life.
We have the power to create something so positive and meaningful for people and that is so very special.”
Ann Marie Beddles is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and musician who has performed on the cover of Rolling Stone, among others.
She will be honored as the Terence D. Campbell Award recipient on July 17.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $10 at the door.
For more information on the 2017 Coachellas, visit the festival website.