BLUES DIVA JANIVA MAGNESS BRINGS HER ROBUST, SOULFUL STYLE to Old South Pearl Street’s Blues & Brews Festival, coming to the 1200 block of South Pearl Street on Sat., July 10. Magness’ latest …
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BLUES DIVA JANIVA MAGNESS BRINGS HER ROBUST, SOULFUL STYLE to Old South Pearl Street’s Blues & Brews Festival, coming to the 1200 block of South Pearl Street on Sat., July 10. Magness’ latest CD, The Devil Is An Angel Too, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Blues Chart for the week ending April 18, as well cruising in as the #1 blues CD at iTunes.
If you’re hoping to stay a bit closer to home this year, and looking for activities to please your entire brood, then look no further. From the idyllic lawn of the Shady Grove at Four Mile Historic Park, to the stunning sights and sounds of Red Rocks Amphitheater, you’ll find a full roster of free and low-cost live music and popular films beckoning all summer long.
Dust off your lawn chairs, grab your favorite blanket and pack something good to eat. It’s time, once again, for summer fun in old south Denver.
Old South Pearl Street 2010 Summer Music Festivals in the 1200 Block of S. Pearl St.
The merchants of Old South Pearl Street will once again host a pair of family-friendly concerts this summer in the 1200 block of S. Pearl St., between Buchtel Blvd. and Louisiana Ave. The 4th annual Old South Pearl Street Music Festivals will kick off the season by luring pickers and grinners galore to the area on Sat., June 12, for BrewGrass, a mixture of good ol’ American music and New Age beers. Then the musical focus shifts to smokin’ hot blues on Sat., July 10, when Blues & Brews takes over the South Pearl Street stage.
Both concert events will run from noon-10p.m., and welcome all members of your family. This year’s admission charge is a still-affordable $5. Once inside, you’ll have the chance to purchase a variety of microbrew beers as well as some downright tasty festival eats. Both shows will take place rain or shine.
June 12 BrewGrass Great American Taxi (Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon)Head for the Hills • Jim Lauderdale Bluegrass Trio Nation Beat (Brazilian Americana) • Hoots and Hellmouth Grant Gordy (from David Grisman’s band) Quartet Oakhurst • Loose Cannon
July 10 Blues & Brews Janiva Magness • Harmonica Blowout • George Whitsell’s All Stars Grady Champion • Lionel Young Band w/Erica Brown Teresa Lynn • Jim Adam & Jon Stillwagon • The Clamdaddys
For information, visit www.OldSouthPearlStreet.com.
Blockbusters In The Park! Denver City Parks
The City of Denver’s Dept. of Parks & Recreation brings back its popular movies in the parks series – Blockbusters in the Park! – for a fifth go-round, offering 10 films this summer on Friday and Saturday nights, shown on inflatable screens over 24 feet in width, with high-quality sound. Sponsored by the City and County of Denver as well as Denver Community Credit Union and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, the series focuses on five of Denver’s fine city green spaces with free films, popcorn, cotton candy and snow-cones at dusk on the park lawns. As always, lawn chairs, blankets and picnic treats are welcome. All films are family fare.
June 12 Skyline Park • Arapahoe St. & 16th St. Mall • Cats and Dogs
June 26 Sloan’s Lake Park • Sheridan Blvd. & 17th Ave. •New Moon
July 3 Skyline Park • Arapahoe St. & 16th St. Mall • Field of Dreams
July 9 Sloan’s Lake Park • Sheridan Blvd. & 17th Ave. • Where The Wild Things AreJuly 16 Cheesman Park • 1177 Race St. • The Goonies
July 17 Skyline Park • Arapahoe St. & 16th St. Mall • Kung Fu Panda
July 23 Crestmoor Park • 1st Ave. & Monaco Pkwy. • Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs
July 30 Village Place Park • Anaheim Ct. & Albrook Dr. •Monsters vs. Aliens
July 31 Skyline Park • Arapahoe St. & 16th St. Mall • Madagascar
Aug. 14 Skyline Park • Arapahoe St. & 16th St. Mall • Hook
Aug. 21 Skyline Park • Arapahoe St. & 16th St. Mall • The Wizard of Oz
Info: 720-913-0765 or www.denvergov.org/parksandrecreation.
ENJOY FREE MOVIES UNDER THE STARS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. Denver Parks & Recreation will show films on Friday and Saturday nights; Glendale’s Infinity Park offers a Monday Madness film series; and Stapleton’s Founders Green Amphitheatre welcomes families on Friday nights. (Pictured above, Up, showing Aug. 27 at Stapleton.)
Stapleton Under The Stars Film & Concert Series Founders Green Amphitheatre, E. 29th Ave. at Stapleton Town Center
Stapleton was once the name of Denver’s airport, adjacent to the Park Hill neighborhood. Now Stapleton is one of our city’s up-and-coming residential/commercial neighborhoods. A good time to check out the changes is summer, when Stapleton Under The Stars provides a good excuse to see what’s up at Stapleton.
Founders Green will come alive throughout the coming months with a free Summer Concert Series on Saturday evenings, 6-8p.m., and free Summer Movie Nights on Fridays, beginning at dark.
Stapleton Concert Series June 12, Hazel Miller Band • June 26 (4-9p.m.), Deja Blu & Wendy Woo • July 10, Soul School • July 24, Opie Gone Bad • Aug. 7, The Nacho Men Aug. 21, Chris Daniels & the Kings Stapleton Movie Nights June 4, Mamma Mia • June 18, Michael Jackson’s This Is It • July 16, Julie & Julia • July 30, The Blind Side • Aug. 13, Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs • Aug. 27, Up
Confluence Concerts Confluence Park – Downtown Denver
The Platte River Greenway Foundation is anxious to show off its namesake waterway, and has planned a summer of free concerts to attract you to Confluence Park, where Cherry Creek joins the South Platte in the lower Platte Valley. Unfortunately, the River Flicks series will not return this year.
Bring the family for Thursday evening concerts each week in July – with everything from Zydeco and blues to jazz. All shows run 6:30-8p.m.
July 1, Ronnie Shellist Blues Band • July 8, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble July 15, The Red Sax Quartet • July 22, The Informants
For more information about the Confluence Concerts, visit www.greenwayfoundation.org or call 303-358-6696.
Cherry Creek North Films On Fillmore Fillmore St. Plaza, between 1st and 2nd avenues
Because of streetscaping changes to Fillmore Plaza, the Films on Fillmore series will not return this year.
City Park Jazz Bandstand by City Park Pavilion on Ferril Lake
The City Park Jazz summer series returns for another summer exploring the many facets of modern jazz. More than two decades back, in 1986, a small group of neighbors thought it would be great to bring the neighborhood folks together for an evening of family, friends, music and community fellowship.
The 2010 schedule is an eclectic mix of straightahead jazz, swing, salsa and blues. Rain or shine, all shows are held at the City Park Bandstand northwest of E. 17th Ave. & Colorado Blvd., 6-8p.m.; concert-goers are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic (some food is available for purchase), and to take time to explore Denver’s namesake green space. While nonmotorized transport takes pressure off the surrounding neighborhoods (the park is closed to vehicles on Sundays, and BikeDenver provides safe storage during concerts), the Museum of Nature & Science garage and parking lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
June 6, Jon Romero y Amanecer • June 13, The O-Tone Brass Band • June 20, Hazel Miller • June 27, Manuel Lopez Trio • July 4, Denver Municipal Band • July 11, Chris Daniels & the Kings • July 18, Rekha Ohal • July 25, Cocktail Revolution • Aug. 1,La Candela • Aug. 8, Tuxedo Junction
For more information about the City Park Jazz series, visit www.cityparkjazz.org or call the hotline at 303-744-1004.
Shady Grove Picnic Concerts Sponsored by Swallow Hill, at Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St.
Swallow Hill’s 2010 Wednesday evening series will fill the Shady Grove with folk, jazz, roots, bluegrass and blues performers, providing a perfect backdrop for an early evening picnic in the fresh summer air (no glass or pets, please). For details on individual performers and general Swallow Hill info, visit www.swallowhillmusic.org or call 303-777-1003. All shows begin at 6:30p.m. Tickets available day of show only: $7 for Swallow Hill members, $10 for nonmembers; $2 for children under age 13. Bicyclists get in for member pricing throughout the 2010 season!
June 23, Harry Tuft & Dick Weissman • June 30, Jubal & The Rude Boys • July 7, The Quiet American (members of Boulder Acoustic Society) & The Mile Markers • July 14, Wendy Woo • July 21, Kate Leroux • July 28, Shakedown Street (acoustic) • Aug. 4, Kort McCumber • Aug. 11, Shalom Feivel &Rocky Mountain Jewgrass • Aug. 18, Charlie Parr & My Two Toms • Aug. 25, Danielle Ate The Sandwich w/Cody Crump
Denver Municipal Band Free Parks Concerts
The Denver Municipal Band, our city’s longest-running musical organization, returns for its 118th season of free musical performances. Under the direction of Gerald Endsley, the band will mix performances by the full 40-piece Concert Band with the smaller DMB Jazz Band, Brass Quintet and other ensembles.
The DMB always serves up a first-rate musical performance with a nod to easier days gone by. Following is a list of close-in performances scheduled at press time. All shows are free and open to the public. For a complete, up-to-date recorded schedule, call 303-322-8608 or contact email@example.com for email updates.
June 5 noon Eisenhower Park, S. Colorado Blvd. at E. Dartmouth • Jazz Band
July 4 noon Washington Park Boathouse, 715 S. Franklin St. • Brass Quintet
July 4 7:30p.m. Washington Park • A Patriotic Celebration • Concert Band
July 11 7:30p.m. Washington Park • Concert Band
July 17 6p.m. Clement Park, W. Bowles Ave. at S. Long St. • Concert Band DMB Wind Festival, with guest bands & Civil War cannon for 1812 Overture
July 18 7:30p.m. Washington Park, 715 S. Franklin St. • Concert Band
July 23 6:30p.m. Platt Park, E. Iowa Ave. at S. Logan St. • Jazz Band
July 31 7:30p.m. Southmoor Park, E. Hampden Ave. at S. Oneida • Concert Band
Aug. 5 7:30p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts at DU, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. •Concert Band with Summit Brass, in Gates Hall\
Aug. 8 7:30p.m. Washington Park • Concert Band
Aug. 21 7p.m. Mayfair Park, E. 10th Ave. at Ivy St. • Jazz Band
Aug. 27 6:30p.m. Cheesman Park, E. 8th Ave. at Franklin St. • Concert Band
Colorado Symphony Orchestra 2010 Carol Gossard CSO Parks Concert Series
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will once again treat classical music lovers to an enticing array of free performances as part of the 2010 Carol Gossard CSO Parks Concert series. Led by associate conductor Scott O’Neill, the free summer season graces close-in locales including Civic Center Park, City Park and Cheesman Park, as well as the traditional Symphony On The Rocks performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (a $10 per vehicle parking fee applies for the Red Rocks concert).
July 3 8p.m. Civic Center Park • Independence Eve Celebration!
July 5 7:30p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre • Symphony On The Rocks
July 18 7:30p.m. Cheesman Park • Classical Masterpieces
July 22 7:30p.m. City Park • Opera’s Greatest Melodies
For additional information about the 2009 Carol Gossard CSO Parks Concert series, visit the website, www.coloradosymphony.org, or call 303-623-7876.
MIX A LITTLE BIT OF ADULT BEVERAGE WITH YOUR BLUEGRASS AND WEHAT DO YOU GET? Brewgrass, of course. Old South Pearl Street kicks off the summer music season on June 12 with a Brewgrass lineup including Great American Taxi (featuring Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon) and another half dozen outstanding bluegrass bands.
Hudson Gardens & Event Center 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton Summer Concert Series
The Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series brings a mix of local and nationally known classic-rock acts to a natural grass amphitheater-like setting on the east banks of the South Platte River. Concert-goers enjoy a peaceful evening of music under the stars, with an extra bang from the annual post-concert fireworks display, July 3-4. Tickets for the 2010 season are $10-$35 for adults, and $2-$10 for kids 5-12. A variety of food and beverage is available on site, though attendees are welcome to bring their own banquet as well. A close-in seating area in front of the stage is reserved for ground level chairs – no high backs allowed. Outside the ropes you may lounge as your comfort demands, or stroll the grounds during the show.
For information, visit www.hudsongardens.org or call 303-797-8565, ext. 321.
June 6 • Fab 4 • June 13, Super Diamond • June 20, Flash Cadillac • June 27, Herman’s Hermits (starring Peter Noone) • July 3, America (w/fireworks)• July 4, Firefall (w/fireworks) • July 11, The Atlanta Rhythm Section • July 18, Rick Springfield • July 25, Little River Band • July 31, Eddie Money • Aug. 1, The Turtles (featuring Flo & Eddie) • Aug. 8, The Marshall Tucker Band • Aug. 15, Peter Cetera • Aug. 22, The Spinners • Aug. 29, The Nacho Men
2010 Infinity Park Event Series Infinity Park, S. Cherry St. at E. Kentucky Ave., Glendale
The Village of Glendale has created a first class athletic/entertainment venue in the heart of their little kingdom just east of Colorado Blvd. In addition to building the first pure rugby stadium in the United States, the complex includes a 35,000-square-foot sports/fitness center and adjacent event center.
The Infinity Park pitch not only hosts rugby matches featuring the hometown Glendale Raptors and teams from across the country and the globe, but welcomes locals to a free movie series – Monday Movie Madness on the JumboTron – and occasional summer concerts.
On movie nights, gates open at 7p.m., with movies beginning at 8p.m. There is no admission fee. Feel free to bring blankets, picnics, etc., but alcohol and pets are off limits. The Infinity Park summer concert lineup was not available at press time. For information, visit www.infinityparkatglendale.com.
Monday Movie Madness June 28, Back To The Future • July 6, Hairspray • July 26, Apollo 13 • Aug. 9, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off • Aug. 23, Invictus • August 30, Twilight
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