Colorado Irish Festival, at Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles
Ave., presents: the 18th annual reunion, with great Irish music and dance, plus
sports (hurling and football), cultural village & pub, storytelling and
Fri., July 13, 5-10p.m. (free admission, 5-6p.m.); Sat., 14,
10a.m.-10p.m.; & Sun., 15, 10a.m.-7p.m. 2012’s CIF cultural village boasts
a special exhibit, The Irish in Film, showcasing the many great Irish
and Irish-American actors, directors, stories and history that have enriched
film-making from the silent film era onward.
(kids 12 & under are free all weekend) range from $10-15/person each day.
Purchase in advance at King Soopers or ColoradoIrishFestival.org (check out the full
weekend plans, bands, etc.).
Denver Post Underground Music Show-case, on
S. Broadway, 5th Ave. to Alameda, presents: Hundreds of local, national and
internationally recognized acts, July 19-22, at venues ranging from the Denver
Wheel Club 404 and 3 Kings Tavern to all-ages concerts in Goodwill’s parking
lot and at South Broadway Christian Church. Four-day pass is $40 until July 20; $50 day of. Benefits the Denver Post Community
Foundation, supporting local youth and art organizations, including flobots.org. Tickets/full schedule: theums.com.
Mercury Café, 2199 California St., presents: Stage C
at the Mercury Café, a mix of jazz, poets, improv,
storytelling and interviews, featuring musicians Jamie Wolf and Allen Krehbiel, and hosted by Trinity Demask
and Kay Ford Johnsen, Sat., Aug. 4, 7p.m. $5. Info: stagec.com.
Pan Ramajay Summer Steel Drum Festival,
at Lamont School of Music at Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344
E. Iliff Ave., presents: Free public concerts, 7:30p.m., in Hamilton
Recital Hall (unless noted), featuring
all-star faculty plus steel pan players of all ages and levels: Mon.,
July 9, Guest
Faculty Jam featuring Ray Holman; Tues., 10, Pan Nation Steel Drum
Ensemble; Thur., 12, Student and Guest Small Ensemble Concert; Fri.,
13, Festival Finale concert featuring festival large ensembles (Gates
Hall). Info: 303-777-5852, ramajaypanfest.com.
Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, at Newman Center for the
Performing Arts, at DU, 2344 E. Iliff
Ave., presents: Brass: No Boundaries! with
Steve Taylor and Celtic Colorado, Sun., July 15, 7:30p.m., in Hamilton Recital
Hall; and Summit Brass Finale Concert, Sat., 21, 7:30p.m., in Gates
Concert Hall. Tickets ($15 each, $25 for both) at denverbrass.org or 303-832-4676.
Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale Ave., presents: Shady Grove Picnic Series at Four Mile Historic
Park, Wednesdays, 715 S. Forest St. (see pg. 25 for full listing).
Hall: Tish Hinojosa, July 6; Chris Daniels &
Friends Better Days album release, 7; Laurie Lewis and John Reischman & the Jaybirds, 13; Nicki Bluhm
& the Gramblers, Casey James Prestwood
& the Burning Angels, and I’m With Her, 20; Will Kimbrough & Tommy
Womack: The Daddy Band, 21; Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Aug. 3; Rory
Theatre: Darden Smith, July 6; Justin Roth, 7; World Music Night –
Aakash Mittal & Dustin Adams (north Indian classical
music on saxophone & tabla), 13; Phoebe Hunt and
Diana Lawrence, 20; Ladies of Country Music – Bonnie & the Clydes, and Kristina Murray & the Two Hearted Jones,
Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine St.: The Flatlanders 40th Anniversary
Tour, July 29.
of the Hill Faculty Concert Series, showcasing the world-class musicians of
Swallow Hill’s music school staff: Chad Johnson and Swallow Hill’s House of
Rock students, July 21, 8p.m.
Info/tickets at swallowhillmusic.org
or call 303-777-1003.