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Down Valley Vibes Fest Founder: Second Street Tavern

Welcome to Down Valley Vibes Fest, a grassroots music festival founded in 2024 by Brian Kunkel, Amber Griggs, Kayla Back & Cheyenne Richardson of Second Street Tavern. Held at Second Street Tavern, The Collective on Second, and along Second Street, this vibrant event will showcase two rotating stages, 18 bands, and two DJs over Friday August 23rd and Saturday August 24th. Enjoy a variety of food and vendors throughout the festival. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our local business and alcohol sponsors for making this event possible.

Second Street Founder : Brian Kunkel

Brian Kunkel hails from Eagle, Colorado, with his familial ties spanning several generations in the area. Despite his ventures elsewhere, Eagle has always held a special place in his heart. Upon his return, following years of experience in the bar and restaurant industry, he embarked on a mission to rekindle a sense of community in his beloved hometown.

For Brian, it had long been a cherished ambition to establish a venue where both locals and visitors could unwind and connect during their "Colorado Day" escapades. In 2023, this aspiration materialized into reality.

In addition to his role as an entrepreneur, Brian assumes the responsibility of a dog dad to Porter, an affectionate black pitty mix with a penchant for fetching and raccoon-chasing. Given his profound affection for canines, Brian ensured that his establishment would not only welcome patrons but also their beloved four-legged companions.

Our Sponsors: Local Businesses


A heartfelt thank you to our festival sponsors! Your generous support and contributions make Down Valley Vibes Fest possible. We are incredibly grateful for your commitment to fostering community and celebrating music. Thank you for being a vital part of our festival family!

Beverage Sponsors - CasamigosEagle River Brewing CompanyMountain Beverage, and Archetype Distillery.

Community Sponsors - Sweet Leaf PioneerPCW ConstructionAlpine LumberK2T CollectivePSITurnipseedThe Paint Bucket112 WestStrumph Engineering, and Title Company of the Rockies.