After a yearlong layoff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apex’s Summer Concert Series has returned with a set of family friendly and child-oriented concerts for summer 2021. The series is free to the …
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After a yearlong layoff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apex’s Summer Concert Series has returned with a set of family friendly and child-oriented concerts for summer 2021. The series is free to the public and hosted at McIlvoy Park.
Remaining concerts in the family friendly series include local country band The Barlow, who will play on July 22 at 7 p.m. and 80s rock band FINALEYES, who play on July 29 at 7 p.m. Inspector Magic will conclude the children’s Friday morning series with a show on July 23 at 9:30 a.m.
Previous shows this summer included The Rhythm Allstars and William and the Romantics on the family friendly side and Rocky Mountain Aardvarks in the children’s series.
“We’re excited to be back,” said Apex’s Director of Marketing and Communications Katie Groke. “It’s awesome; it’s so fun. We do it every year, but we did not run this concert last year because of COVID. We’ve been doing it for so long, it’s kind of like a fun event for the whole family.”
Olde Town Business Improvement District Director Joe Hengstler said the series’ proximity to Olde Town offers concertgoers the opportunity to grab a bite to eat before or after attending the show.
“The Summer Concert Series is a great chance to come to Olde Town,” said Hengstler. “Grab a bite to eat at one of our fantastic restaurants and then go over and watch some live music in the park.”
Arvada-based country rock band The Barlow — set to play the Summer Concert Series on July 22 - has added a new addition to their recent shows; a donation jar to benefit the families of Johnny Hurley and Officer Gordon Beesley, who were killed in the June 21 Olde Town shooting.
The band first collected donations at their July 10 set at Rockabillies, where they raised over $700.
Vocalist/guitarist Shea Boynton said the band is excited to be back playing shows in front of live crowds and glad to use their platform to help the Beesley and Hurley families.
“Just being with other people and having that human interaction is just awesome,” said Boynton. “Obviously, we just had the tragedy in Olde Town, and we don’t have a huge platform by any means, but with what platform we do have, it feels good to give back.”
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