The Sweet Lillies’ high-energy, melodic tunes have quickly captured the hearts of fans in Colorado and beyond. The band, formed in November of 2013, credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting of three women who share an unwavering commitment to life on the road. The magnetic combination of Julie Gussaroff on the upright bass, Becca Bisque on the viola, and Melly Frances on percussion and lead vocals – together with powerful three-part female harmony and a cast of exciting instrumentalists – gives this band a rare and alluring sound. As testament to their appeal, The Sweet Lillies have already shared the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident, and Andy Hall of The Infamous String Dusters. Based out of Colorado’s Front Range, The Sweet Lillies are continually expanding their audience and reach with a contagious love of music and a get-up-and-dance attitude that spreads lots of love and smiles.




Spread The Word Music Festival 2017

Colorado Music Festival Announces 100+ Up-and- Coming Artists in Downtown Denver

March 10th, 2017 (Denver, Colorado) – Spread the Word Music Festival is pleased to announce

its fifth annual extravaganza, featuring over 100 of Colorado’s best up-and- coming bands/DJs.

This four day festival will take place Friday May 5 th – Monday May 8 th , 2017 at multiple

downtown Denver venues including Mile High Spirits, Cervantes, Mercury Cafe, Tony P’s,

Pearl’s & Beryl’s Beer Co. with a free party shuttle service transporting patrons all weekend.

Music lovers of all types will appreciate the variance throughout the festival with styles ranging

from jam, funk, reggae, electronic, rock, folk, bluegrass and every kind of fusion in between.

Spread The Word Fest 2017 Line-up:

Kyle Hollingsworth Band (of the String Cheese Incident) | Eufórquestra | A-Mac and the Hight |

Analog Son | WhiteWater Ramble (Grateful Dead tribute) | Jon Wayne And the Pain | Eminence

Ensemble | Skydyed | Joey Porter’s Vital Organ (feat. members of The Motet) | Jaden Carlson

Band | Genetics | Cycles | Atomga | The Sweet Lillies | Lucid Vision | Mikey Thunder | DubSkin

| The Workshy | Rastasaurus | The Copper Children | Spectacle | P-Nuckle | The Tone Factory |

Gasoline Lollipops | Chain Station | Kruza Kid | The Burroughs | Judge Roughneck | Lady and

the Gentlemen | Metafonics | Taylor Scott Band | Pan Astral | The Robby Wicks Band | The

Pamlico Sound | Good Touch | Mikos Da Gawd | Aaron Bordas | Staxx | Tenth Mountain

Division | Emma Mayes and the Hip | Project 432 | CollieRAD | Apex Vibe | The Orcastrator |

Melody Lines | Tortuga | Collidoscope | Chachuba | Wabakinoset | Zeta June | Boogie Mammoth

| Tyler Imbrey and the Ghost Review | Andy Babb and the Big Beautiful Band | Sixty Minute

Men | The Jacob Cade Project | Matt Rouch and the Noise Upstairs | Andy Sydow Band | Inna Di

Red | The Hashtones | Wonderlic | Space Cartel | XOA | Kaleid | Lola Rising | Coal Town

Reunion | Timber! | Gladys | Midnight Pressure | Ras Dave | Driftin' Suns | Jubilingo | Differents |

The Wandering Woods | Dave Halchak | Jeraff | Gioto & many more!

Spread The Word Music Festival has organically grown to represent a large portion of the

Colorado music scene and has extended its wings further than ever this year. Westword, 97.3

KBCO, Radio 1190, Marquee Magazine, Colorado Concerts, Blackspy Marketing, Twist &

Shout Records, KGNU, Grassroots and various other amazing local sponsors will be spreading

the word. The festival will also feature live painters, various vendors, meet-and- greets, a silent

disco, food trucks/vendors, a snowboard give-away from Never Summer & much more!

Live music connoisseurs and party enthusiasts alike will be pleased with 40+ hours of incredible

Colorado-bred music across 10 stages in a convenient downtown location. Spread The Word

Music Festival 2017 is sure to turn heads and shake up the Colorado music scene at its core.

For updated announcements, tickets, videos, photos, music, and more, visit or the festival’s social media sources.

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