With 300 Days of Colorado Sunshine, the best seat in the house is outdoors!
There are free concerts in the park all over our beautiful state and here are a few of my favorites
Beats on the Creek Summer Concert 2017!!
To Raise Funds for Conservation Colorado
June 20 – Hazel Miller
July 11 – Last Men On Earth
July 18 – The Moderators
July 25 – The Coteries
August 1 – Under A Blood Red Sky (U2 Tribute)
August 8 – Loving The Alien (Bowie Tribute)
August 15 – Mr. Majestyks 8 Track Revival
Tuesday Nights. Music starts around 6:30 pm.
Bridge admission is free. Bridge opens at 6:00 pm. Patio seating by reservation only.
There is a $60 food & beverage minimum per person required for patio seating.
48 hour cancellation policy. Dining Room reservations available with no cover.
We are raising funds for Conservation Colorado! Stop by the booth on the bridge to purchase a $3 raffle ticket to be entered to win special prizes like gift cards and champagne!
***If inclement weather the day of the concert, call the restaurant to see if the show has been rescheduled***
Sounds of Southlands Summer Concerts 2017
“Sounds of Southlands” 2017 Concert Series Thursdays – June 22 through August 17, 2017
June 22: Funkiphino Colorado’s Funk Sensation!
Get ready to get your ‘groove on’! This band will have all Southlands jamming and dancin’! We are thrilled to have this cornerstone of Colorado’s music scene open our 2017 ‘Sounds of Southlands’ Concert Series.! As an event planner said of them recently: “It was great to work with the entire band of Funkiphino. I cannot rave enough about you – the music was exceptional and the energy was unparalleled. I can’t wait to work with you again!”
June 29: Phat Daddy Denver’s Hottest Band Since 2001!!
Phat Daddy is a high-energy band consisting of some of Denver’s top nightclub and showroom performers. This uniquely flexible five-piece group boasts the ability to provide an outstanding night of entertainment for literally every musical taste. Phat Daddy has electrified audiences in every corner of the entertainment industry. From large scale events to the most intimate party settings, Phat Daddy has been making unforgettable musical nights for over a decade!
July 6: Sheryl Renee Denver’s fabulous chanteuse!
The dynamic versatility of Colorado’s Sheryl Renee comes from a literal lifetime in the entertainment music business. An audience favorite, Sheryl has shared the stage with the best talent in the world and moves effortlessly between music genres, artistic avenues, and her entrepreneurial pursuits. Known as the “Lady with the Golden Voice”, Sheryl’s God-given gift of song has led to wonderful opportunities such as performing the national anthem for President Barack Obama, featured vocals for countless bands, events, projects, CD’s including the Colorado Symphony Orchestra conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch.
July 13: New Sensation The BEST of Eighties Rock New Sensation is a thrilling ride ‘Back in Time’ to the crazy days of MTV and mullets.
From Journey to Michael Jackson, all the great music of the 80’s is brought to life with this exciting band that features some of Colorado’s finest musicians. Amazing vocals do true justice to all the ‘stadium rock’ anthems of the video age! One of the most talented and experienced bands you will hear – playing a style of music that everyone seems to have a personal connection with the ‘80s! The enthusiasm on stage connects directly with the crowd and creates an energized show you will not forget!
July 20: Dotsero Colorado’s Brand of Jazz!
Taking their name from a small mountain town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, DOTSERO means “Something Unique” according to legend, but to jazz fans worldwide DOTSERO means Contemporary Jazz at its best! Full of life energy and spontaneity that few artists in the genre have been able to match. A no-nonsense sax and guitar driven thrill ride of energy and excitement, they are as much fun to watch as they are to listen to! The band has performed at major jazz festivals; from Red Rocks Amphitheatre to The Cancun Jazz Festival – DOTSERO has crisscrossed the nation performing their exciting brand of jazz!
July 27: Soul X Colorado’s Soul Experience!
Looking for a band to make your evening unforgettable? Well? You’ve found it! Soul X is an 8-piece corporate and special event variety band that has a rare combination of talent, expertise versatility, showmanship, and fun! Our interactive high energy performance style and vocals are backed by authentic musicianship. Whether it’s current top 40, Motown, blues, 80’s, country, funk and more, Soul-X impresses with every genre. The band performs an average of over 100 events a year in the US and internationally, leaving audiences across the globe begging for more!
August 3rd: 17th Avenue All Stars High Energy Rockin’ A’cappella
The 17th Avenue Allstars are celebrating their 27th year as one of Denver’s top musical acts singing contemporary a cappella. The Allstars have performed all across the Nation, sharing the stage with BB King, The Temptations, Dave Mason, Mel Torme, and Robert Cray. The Allstars were named the official anthem singers of the Denver Broncos. Their wide range of acapella performances includes shows for US Presidents and Governors, corporate events, outdoor festivals and concerts and large charitable fund – raisers. Experience the a cappella magic that is The 17th Avenue Allstars!
August 10: Country Music Project Hot Country – Current and classic!
The Country Music Project is Colorado’s hottest country music group that includes some of the state’s best musicians. TCMP can be seen on any given weekend performing traditional country from artists like Merle Haggard & Johnny Cash, but you’ll also see them perform today’s Top 40 country from artists like Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood or Dierks Bentley. And don’t leave early because there’s always some great rock-n-roll before the lights go out!
August 17: The Nacho Men By popular demand!
You’ll want to jump up and dance when you hear The Nacho Men play, but remember to keep one eye on the stage to catch the wacky antics and guest “superstar” performers who frequent The Nacho Men shows. Formed in 1980, The Nacho Men have used their special blend of dance music, costume changes, choreography and side-splitting humor to keep all generations of fans coming back for their high energy interactive rock and roll show
FREE SUMMER CONCERTS JUNE & JULY AT DISCOVERY PARK PARKER COLORADO
Have you been to Discovery Park yet? Ice Skating in the winter and free concerts this summer.
June 1 – Tunisia
June 15 – Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts
June 22 – Hazel Miller
June 29 – That Eighties Band
July 6 – Chris Daniels & the Kings
July 13 – The Long Run
July 20 – Dearling
July 27 – The Nacho Men
For more information, please visit www.ParkerArts.org.
The concerts in O’Brien Park and the PACE Patio Concerts have been replaced by the Discovery Park events.
SUMMER CONCERTS IN CASTLE ROCK COLORADO
Tune in to support trails this summer; free concerts and family fun at PSM Park
Great music, delicious food and drinks, family-friendly fun – what more do you need for a perfect night in Castle Rock? Participate in all the seasonal fun, and help a great cause, at the Town’s Tunes for Trails, Perks for Parks free concert series. The series kicks off Thursday, June 29 with Boogie Machine.
Donate, dance and dine on select Thursdays this summer with the free concert series at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park. These concerts will feature Colorado bands and will be great for the entire family.
Don’t miss Boogie Machine – Colorado’s premier Disco and 70’s funk and rock band – Thursday, June 29.
The concerts run from 6-9 p.m. Open seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. So, come early and enjoy yard games, bouncy houses and fun for the entire family.
At the concert, donations will be accepted for the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation. The Foundation is an organization independent from the Town that works to enhance Castle Rock’s parks, trails and recreational spaces.
The Tunes for Trails, Perks for Parks concert series includes:
- Boogie Machine – Thursday, June 29; 6-9 p.m.
Boogie Machine is Colorado’s premier Disco and 70’s funk and rock band. They have been packing dance floors for more than 18 years. When it comes to party bands they ARE the party, so get your dancing shoes! They define unforgettable.
- The Goonies – Thursday, July 6; 6-9 p.m.
Based in Boulder, CO, The Goonies are a four-piece rock band that will blow you away with their shredding guitar solos and unravel your sense of space and time. Founded in 1985, after escaping a kidnapping by a large Sasquatch, the young rockstars decided to travel through time and come light up the 21st century. While you may wake up with crimped hair, a sore neck, and no recollection of the last 12 hours, The Goonies never… ever… say hangover.
- FACE – Thursday, July 20; 6-9 p.m.
FACE is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado who have been captivating audiences for over a decade with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance. “Blending modern popular tunes with complex harmonies, brilliant beat-box rhythms and superb singing, FACE takes their audience on a musical journey and it’s fantastic fun.” (FringeReview.co.uk)
Performing over 100 shows per year around the world, the band has also competed on the hit NBC series “The Sing-Off,” headlined at Edinburgh, Scotland’s prestigious Festival Fringe, and has opened for legendary performers such as Jon Bon Jovi, Jay Leno, Manhattan Transfer, Culture Club & Boy George, Rick Springfield, and Robin Thicke.
- Paizley Park – Thursday, Aug. 3; 6-9 p.m.
A tribute to Prince, Paizley Park’s Phillip Lamar Jordan emanates Prince in vocal similarity, look and performance. Along with the band, Paizley Park will dazzle you with synchronized dance movements and music performance of songs from the late great, Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson).
- Hip Pocket – Thursday, Aug. 31; 6-9 p.m.
Hip Pocket, with their fantastic harmonies, is a seven-piece variety band playing a dynamic combination of dance, funk, pop and rock-n-roll.
- John Adams, The Tribute to John Denver – Saturday, Oct. 7; noon-2 p.m.
John Adams takes the stage, leading his tribute band that consists of top-rated professional musicians that elevate the audience’s experience to an unmatched performance from any tribute concert they’ve ever heard. Each John Denver song is performed effortlessly as audience members can relax and reminisce about an age long gone.
Each musician takes an active role in celebrating the music that pays tribute to John Denver. The music is performed exactly how fans remember hearing from the Rocky Mountain legend himself. Songs like Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home Country Roads, Annie’s Song, Calypso, and Thank God I’m a Country Boy combine with personal stories that John Adams shares about his poignant times spent with John Denver.
Food trucks and beverage sales will be available. Or, pack a picnic for the entire family. Please keep in mind outside alcoholic beverages will not be permitted.
More information is available at CRgov.com/TrailTunes.
CITY PARK JAZZ MUSIC IN THE PARK
Taking their name from a small mountain town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, DOTSERO means “Something Unique” according to Ute Native American legend to some. It means DOT-ZERO on the earliest geographical railroad maps to others, but to jazz fans worldwide DOTSERO means Contemporary Jazz at its best, full of life energy and spontaneity that few artists in the genre have been able to match.
A no nonsense sax and guitar driven thrill ride of energy and excitement. As much fun to watch as they are to listen to. The band has performed at major jazz festivals; Red Rocks Amphitheatre, JVC Winter Park Jazz Fest, Jazz Trax Catalina Island Jazz Fest and The Cancun Jazz Festival, among others. From Ala Carte Ala Park in San Francisco to West Palm Beach’s Sunfest, DOTSERO has crisscrossed the nation performing their exciting brand of jazz.
Denver has always had a thriving jazz community, and between the 1920s and 1950s, the Five Points neighborhood was the heart of the scene. Known as the “Harlem of the West,” at its peak Five Points had over fifty bars and clubs, and played host to all the greats: pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington, singers Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, saxophonist Charlie Parker, and trumpeter Miles Davis, just to name a few. Local players also kept things cooking, and soon enough the Five Points sound emerged, a brand of jazz characterized by red-hot swing and boundless joie de vivre.
Thankfully the Five Points sound is still alive today, and the main keeper of the flame is pianist Purnell Steen and his group Le Jazz Machine. Now in his early seventies, Steen is a consummate performer who has a legion of devoted fans in his native Denver. Steen is
also part of a musical dynasty, with relatives including vocalist Dianne Reeves, pianist George Duke, saxophonist Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, and bassist Charlie Burrell.
Imagine Count Basie’s swing combined with Duke Ellington’s “Love you madly” charm, topped off with a healthy dollop of Wild West spirit, and that’s Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine.
The Buckner Funken Jazz band has been a long time favorite of fans in Denver and surrounding areas of Colorado. We are a diversified band, playing straight ahead jazz, blues, funk, latin as well as our own original music. We are an upbeat party band that does make the crowd move, you can’t sit still when you hear our music.
If you have spent any time at all on the Denver music scene, Judge Roughneck needs no introduction. Their blend of ska & reggae pays tribute to both the early ’80’s British 2-Tone movement and the original jazz-laced ska of Jamaica, infused with soul, has been electrifying audiences since 1995.
They have headlined every venue you know plus opened for almost every ska and reggae legend who has passed through town including UB40, Burning Spear, Rebelution, General Public, The Skatalites, The Specials, The English Beat, Fishbone, Damian Marley, Steel Pulse, and The Wailers. They have appeared at the prestigious Reggae on the Rocks Festival at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater 15 times.
Los Bohemios is an acoustic ensemble composed of some of the best musicians in Colorado. They play traditional Cuban Son, Salsa, Cumbia and Boleros, as well as Latin Rock and Latin Jazz. Los Bohemios features Ricardo Peña on vocals, guitar, requinto and piano, Amy Biondo on vocals and hand percussion, Ed Edwards on guitar and tres and vocals, Mark Diamond on upright bass, and a killer percussion section with Jose Espino and Dean Kielian on congas, bongos and timbales.
A major feature of the band is their beautiful three part harmonies mostly in Español. If you love Buena Vista Social Club or Gloria Estefan, and the romantic ballads in the style of Los Panchos, you’ll be in for a treat! Their high energy performance and diverse repertoire move audiences in concerts, clubs, or wherever they perform. Timeless, fun and beautiful music for you to enjoy!
It is rare to find a vocal artist who can maneuver between genres while maintaining a genuine authenticity of each and the integrity of her own voice. Spanning from classical to gospel to jazz through to rock, blues, pop, funk and soul, JoFoKe (bka Joslyn Ford-Keel) is such a vocalist who does this with ease.
Fabled to have been born with microphone in-hand on a snowy Denver evening, she was raised engrossed in performing and worship artistry by her classically trained, jazz pianist father, choir director mother and all around artsy blended family. This eclectic artist grew up active in music, theater and dance but, perhaps the greatest impressions were left when she was given a chance to “sit-in” with her family and friends’ bands, vocal groups and orchestras.
JoFoKe (pronounced: Joh-Foh-Kee) emerged on the professional Colorado music scene as a teen and, because of her sophisticated musical ear, attention to detail, and ability to effectively adapt her sound to most styles of music, she was quickly dubbed a “chameleon”. Having spent nearly 20 years as a session vocalist, artists consultant, clinician and in other support capacities within the music industry, JoFoKe is currently a highly sought after singer, songwriter, arranger and vocal producer.
The Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra (ASO), based on early ’60s Jamaican Ska music, is conducted by Denver music veteran Chad Aman. This talented wall of sound truly dishes up an original musical experience. The show takes the audience on a roller coaster ride from ingenious Ska-inspired arrangements of standards (from Lady Gaga to Rossini) to innovative orchestral originals.
At points throughout the show, Aman literally “plays” the orchestra like an instrument, resulting in a remarkable feat of improvisation. You do not want to miss this one-of-a-kind musical tour de force!
Swallow Hill has brought in a tremendous amount of musical icons this summer in both free and ticketed concerts. Click the link above for more information.
Concert on The Green & MoJaBlu Concert Series | Stapleton MCA
Stapleton MCA are hosting two free outdoor concert series this summer! The Concert on The Green Summer Concert Series, that will take place on selected Saturdays from 7:30pm – 9pm, and they are also co-hosting the with [email protected]’s the MoJaBlu Concert Series, featuring Motown, Jazz and Blues concerts from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, on Thursday evenings.
Conservatory Green At Stapleton is located at Valentia St & E 49th Pl, Denver, CO 80238.
Concert on The Green Lineup: June 10th: Big Sam & Funky Nation; July 24th: Freddie Jones; August 12th: That Eighties Band; September 8th: Davina and the Vagabonds;
MoJaBlu Concert Series Dates: June 15th, June 22nd, June 29th, July 6th, July 13th, July 20th & August 3rd;
EPRD Summer Concert Series | Evergreen Lake House
Evergreen Park & Recreation District is presenting its 20th season of its Summer Concert Series at Evergreen Lake House. The 2017 EPRD Summer Concert Series takes place every other Wednesday through August 30th, from 5 pm – 9 pm. The concerts are a picnic style event, you may bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and any food and 3.2 beer or wine. If you set up a popup or sun shelter, please do so at the perimeter of viewing areas so you do not block other concert guests views of the stage. They also have several food vendors and merchandise vendors at the concerts. All of the vendors sponsor the concert series and make this a free admission event. They pay for the musical talent, promotion, and production of the shows. Please thank them by visiting them often.
Evergreen Lake House is located at 29612 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439. *Please park at Christ the King Church or Wulf Rec Centers. There is no parking at the lake.
EPRD Summer Concert Series Lineup: June 7th: Main Act – Open Space, Opening Act – Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars; June 21st: Main Act – Something Underground, Opening Act – Augustus; July 5th: Main Act – Lonesome Days, Opening Act – Ignatius Reilly; July 19th: Main Act – Curtis Grimes, Opening Act – Mumblin’ Cousins; August 2nd: Main Act – Michael Hornbuckle, Opening Act – Johnny T and the House Brew Band; August 16th: Main Act – Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, Opening Act – El Javi; August 30th: Main Act – Tunisia, Opening Act – Subject to Change
MUSIC ON THE PLAZA AT BELMAR
Music on the Plaza at Belmar takes place this summer on Friday evenings from 6pm – 8pm. Concerts run from June through late August and feature outdoor, live performances from local Denver bands featuring a variety of music.
Belmar is located at 464 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80226.
Music on the Plaza Lineup: June 2nd: Chris Daniels & The Kings; June 9th: Branden Sipes; June 16th: John Weeks Band; June 23rd: Karl Ziedins; June 30th: Soul Sacrifice; July 7th: Rekha Ohal; July 14th: The Constant Tourists; July 21st: Tin Brothers; July 28th: Mango Brothers; August 4th: The Country Music Project; August 11th: Mandoling Ranch Trio; August 18th: Dearling Duo; August 25th: Bluzinators;
Green Valley Ranch Concert Series
The Green Valley Ranch Concert Series features free music concerts on Wednesday evenings, from 6pm to 8pm, this summer. The July 4th concert will take place at GOV Golf Club, and the rest of the concerts in the series are located at the GRC Recreation Center/Town Center Park.
Green Valley Ranch Concert Series Lineup: July 12th: Chris Daniels and the Kings; July 19th: Soul Sacrifice; July 26th: Kids Quest Concert: Live music from Dr. Noize + petting zoo; August 2nd: After Midnight; August 9th: Steve Manshel Band
Wednesdays on the Waterfront | Broomfield Amphitheater
Wednesdays on the Waterfront is a free summer concert series presented by City & County of Broomfield. Shows at are 7pm (Kick-Off first concert at 4pm) at the Broomfield Amphitheater in Community Park (behind the library and auditorium).
Broomfield Amphitheater is located at 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020.
Wednesdays on the Waterfront Lineup: June 11th: Globalsound Studio Music Academy; June 14th: Milestone; June 21st: Niya; June 28th: Richie Law and the Southern Routes Band; July 5th: USAF Academy Band’s Wild Blue Country; July 12th: Rachel and the Ruckus; July 19th: Jake & the Plummers; July 26th: Soul Sacrifice; August 2nd: Celtic Legacy;