Mountain Groove Productions Inc.
Presence in community, music.
Josh Behrman has been in the festival and music entertainment business for over 15 years. Founder and President of Mountain Groove Production (MGP) since 2001, his purpose was to encompass all aspects of the event, festival, and entertainment business in the Rocky Mountains. MGP Inc. organizes and creates everything from extraordinary and diverse festivals in Snowmass Village, Grammy-winning artists at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, the Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, and more.
His foremost focus are music festivals and some of his better known festivals include the Chili Pepper & Brew Fest a three-day nationally renowned music festival, GrooveGrass, a mountain music festival, Jamgrass, a bluegrass festival atop Aspen Mountain, The Snowmass Balloon Festival, the country’s highest altitude hot-air balloon festival, The Snowmass Wellness Experience, a weekend of health and wellness, and The Summer of Free Music Series, a weekly music series that draws crowds by the thousands.
In addition Behrman organizes everything from Art and Antique festivals to culinary festivals to Mountain biking events and more. Behrman is also the Talent Buyer for weekly free Bluegrass series on Aspen Mountain presented by Aspen Skiing Company and sits as President on the Wheeler Associates board for the Historic Wheeler Opera House, also sits on the Aspen Film board.
June 9-11, 2023
The Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival features some of the best bluegrass and roots artists from around the country, as well as up-and-coming stars from Colorado. The festival is held at scenic Riverbend Park, located along the Colorado River. Attendees have the option to purchase festival camping passes and stay right in the action or reserve nearby hotels or RV parks. If interested in volunteering for the festival, sponsoring the event, or appearing as a food or merchandise vendor, find more information at palisademusic.com/contact. For general information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit palisademusic.com.
“It’s not heavy metal, but in our guts, it feels a bit like Heavy Metal,” says Michael Trent of the band’s new album, Manticore released Feb. 18. 2022 marked ten years since Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent released their debut album O’ Be Joyful, the first formally billed as “Shovels & Rope.” That decade included the release of six full-length albums, three collaborative covers albums (Busted Jukebox Volumes 1-3), a curated music festival in their hometown of Charleston, SC (High Water), a musical film (Shovels & Rope: The Movie) and countless dynamic live performances all over the planet. The songs and stories that make up Manticore are visceral, bold and at times deeply personal. And while all those adjectives could be used to describe the duo, this time around it rings true in a way that hits differently – or at least harder.
August 18, 2023 7:30pm
Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to experience the iconic sound of The Wailers live in concert! This is your chance to witness the magic of their timeless classics and incredible cuts from Bob Marley's vast repertoire in a set that is truly unforgettable.
October 27, 2023 7:30pm
John McEuen brings with him 50+ years of worldwide performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as ‘the String Wizard’, he weaves stories of his travels and family life (he has raised 7 kids), taking us through where his musical path has taken him.
A Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member in 1966, John initiated the 1972 classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, (inducted in to the Library of Congress as ‘one of America’s most important recordings). Proud of being an integral part of America’s first band to go to Russia (28 sold out shows in 1977!), John’s love of performing has been evident since his teenage Magic Shop days in Disneyland. McEuen’s show takes us ‘behind the curtain’ of the music world that so many of us know of only as listeners and shows us how we have all been a part of it, more than we may know.