Pandas & People is a two-piece alternative folk band rooted in Northern Colorado. Held together by lead vocalist and bassist Joshua Scheer and guitarist Johnny Day, Pandas & People began as a side project in a basement in Colorado in 2013. Feedback from family and friends shoved Pandas & People from the back burner toward the center stage, and, after recording their first single “On My Way” in November 2013, the band was chosen as a top ten contender for a local competition put on by channel 93.3 KTCL. After being in the main radio rotation for almost two weeks, the song’s sales increased exponentially and listeners voted the song into the Top 3 in the statewide competition, ultimately inspiring the band to record and release their self-titled debut EP in early 2014. Since then, Pandas & People have been voted “Best New Artist” by The Colorado Sound and were nominated as “Best Folk Band in Colorado” by Westword Magazine. Playing all across Colorado, the band has opened up for major acts such as The Doobie Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Collective Soul and most recently were chosen to open up the Big Gig 2015 at Fiddler’s Green in front of thousands of people. Accompanied by Chris Weist on Mandolin, Adam Haag on Percussion and Conrad Marshall on Guitar during live performances, Pandas & People offers a traditional folk sound with an underlying hint of alternative rock, creating an innovative fusion of sound that sticks with you from the moment you hit play.