The Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival, hosted by the event’s namesake The Magic Beans, has announced that it will be returning once again to the majestic Rancho Del Rio Vail Valley after a successful first go-round at the site this past summer. Beanstalk organizers have confirmed the event will take place the weekend of June 22nd-25th, 2017, and feature a bevy of activities outside of what is sure to another top-notch lineup, including swimming, tubing, whitewater rafting, hot springs, and miles of hiking/biking trails. There is nothing quite like a Colorado music festival.The Magic of Beanstalk Festival: Supergroups & Collaborations In The Rocky MountainsLast year’s lineup saw The Magic Beans host acts such as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The New Mastersounds, Electron, and several solid super jams and collaborations, one of which being “The Magic Brownies,” which witnessed The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein led a supergroup which consisted of Tom Hamilton, Allen Aucoin and Beans members Scott Hachey and Casey Russel. Expect more of the same this year.Festival Director Ryan Noel discussed, “We couldn’t be more excited to return home at Rancho Del Rio. It’s what the fans wanted and what we wanted in 2016 but couldn’t make it work. We worked hand in hand with Eagle County to ensure we were able to return for 2017. No more shuttles! All the music will take place at Rancho which we’re thrilled about as well. Our ‘Early Bean’ tickets sold out in 48 hours so it’s looking like we’ll have consecutive sell-outs at Rancho as the capacity is super limited. We’ll be announcing artists in a few weeks in 2 waves as well.”And check out The Magic Beans perform two late-night shows in NYC on Dec. 30th and 31st post-Phish at American Beauty, with fellow up and comers Spafford (get tix for the 30th here, and 31st here).For additional festival information, click here.
Gene McCoyAubrey â€œGeneâ€ â€œMacâ€ McCoy, 89, of Oxford, formerly of Belle Plaine, Thursday, died November 19, 2015 at the Joy Home in Oxford.Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 23 at 2 p.m. at the Oxford United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Belle Plaine Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Oxford Funeral Service Chapel with the family greeting friends from 3 to 5 p.m. A memorial has been established with the Oxford United Methodist Church. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Aubrey Eugene McCoy was born on November 29, 1925 the son of John Buck and Jewel Hope (Brown) McCoy in Winthrop, Arkansas. Aubrey served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War.He worked as a machinist for Boeing for over 38 years. On January 11, 1953 he was united in marriage with Pauline Weaver, she preceded him in death on December 1, 1977. He was later united in marriage to Norman Bartee on June 22, 1980 she preceded him in death on December 9, 2005. Aubrey enjoyed woodworking, baseball, especially the Cardinals. He enjoyed reading and telling stories. Aubrey was also active in the United Methodist Church in Oxford.Surviving to honor his memory are his children; Gerald McCoy of Oxford, Teresa McCoy and husband John Crofts of Edinburgh, IN, Manesa Martinez and husband Richard of Oxford and Mitzi Evans and husband Steven of Oxford, step children, Norman Bartee of Arlington, TX, Linda Ast and husband Dan of Belle Plaine, KS, Nancy Martens and husband Bob of Cibolo, TX and Donna Allen and husband Max of Coffeyville KS, sister Joyce Hattabaugh of Mansfield, AR 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.Preceding him in death are his parents, wives Norma Bartee McCoy and Pauline Weaver McCoy, brother Tommie McCoy and sister Vivian McCoy Preston and an infant brother and sister.