Last week, the String Cheese Incident returned to the legendary Morrison, Colorado venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre for three nights, capping off their highly anticipated seven-night run across their home state of Colorado. Across the group’s time at Red Rocks, the String Cheese Incident welcomed plenty of friends to join them onstage including Lyle Divinsky of The Motet, David Satori of Beats Antique, JJ Grey, Ruby Chase, Bonnie Paine (formerly) of Elephant Revival, and members of The Main Squeeze and Rising Appalachia.
However, while the String Cheese Incident’s annual Red Rocks run serves as a jubilant Colorado homecoming for SCI fans, it’s clear the band feels the same way. The band’s roots are firmly planted in little mountain ski towns, such as Telluride and Crested Butte, and the group has made Colorado its home for over a quarter-century. With Red Rocks acting as a home base for the weekend, members of String Cheese Incident celebrate their yearly return to Morrison with families, in addition to their friends.
The band highlighted their family in a special way during their female-heavy Red Rocks closer last Sunday. To close the show, Bill Nershi‘s wife, Jillian Nershi, joined String Cheese Incident along with Bonnie Paine and members of Rising Appalachia teaming for a bust-out of widely recorded gospel standard, “I’ll Fly Away”. However, other band family members got their moment to shine as well, with keyboardist Kyle Hollingworth‘s kids coming out and hula-hooping with their dad during set two’s “Round The Wheel”.
In a newly posted video, String Cheese Incident shared this heartwarming, kid-friendly moment with their fans. As Hollingsworth noted in a statement about the clip, “Before joining the band, I had no idea how to hula hoop. [Michael] Kang and the gang whipped me into shape right away. It was so much fun to hoop with my daughters at Red Rocks, they were amazing!” Watch the video below:
Kyle Hollingsworth Hula-Hoops with His Daughters at Red Rocks
[Video: The String Cheese Incident]
Next up for The String Cheese Incident is their highly anticipated, three-night headlining stint at the inaugural Waterloo Music Festival in Austin, TX. For a full list of SCI’s upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.