Lettuce funk 2016 tour performing at Vertex Festival 2016. Photo by: Lettuce
Lettuce funk 2016 tour performing at Vertex Festival 2016. Photo by: Lettuce

The Party Arrives in Buena Vista on August 5-7

Accomplished funk engineers, Lettuce, will be hitting the stage at Vertex Festival 2016 on Saturday, August 16 as part of their Sounds Like a Party Tour.

The tour, which is a continued celebration of the band’s newest album Crush, began in July and ends in January with the Jam Cruise and hits many of the nation’s most awaited festivals along the way. 


Crush, which earned the top spot in the U.S. Jazz Album Chart takes the listener through a funk-fueled journey ranging from nostalgic throwbacks to otherworldly tunes that reach to the end of the universe and back again.

A fledgling version of the band began in 1992 when its core members attended a camp at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. However, it was in 2002 when they released their first album Outta Here and began to make a splash.

Shortly after the release of their fourth and most recent studio album Crush in 2015, the band hosted their first music festival, Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine, Florida. The festival, a true testament to both the genre of funk and the saxophone itself, featured artists such as GRiZ, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue and the Nth Power, as well as 3 sets of Lettuce.

No strangers to the state of Colorado, Lettuce recently wrapped up the second annual Rage Rocks at Red Rocks featuring The Wailers (performing Exodus), Pete Rock, Rahzel, and Manic Focus. Nigel Hall, Lettuce’s vocalist and newest member, joined the band for the Crush’s most upbeat and danceable number, “Sounds Like a Party to Me” as well as Bill Wither’s classic “Friend of Mine.” Hall, formerly of the Nth Power, has been performing periodically with the band for several years and will no doubt be making an appearance at Vertex.

So what the funk are you waiting for? Check out Lettuce’s set at Vertex Festival 2016 in Buena Vista, Colorado August 5-7.

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Samantha (Sam) Harvey lives in Larkspur, Colorado with her husband and her dog. She has been covering music festivals for Crescent Vale in Colorado and the American West since 2016. Her day job is managing a horse farm, but in her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, photography, and attending music festivals.