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South Pearl Street
2014 Summer Music Festivals

in the 1200 block of S. Pearl St.

For the eighth consecutive year, the merchants of South Pearl Street invite blues fans afar and nigh to sample an impressive roster of “tasty bands and full bodied music” at the 2014 Blues & Brews concert and brewfest to be held in the homey confines of the 1200 block of S. Pearl St., between Buchtel Blvd. and Louisiana Ave., Sat., Aug. 9. (Simplify parking, and minimize your footprint on the surrounding neighborhoods: take light rail, walk, or ride your bike. And bring a chair!)

     Blues & Brews runs noon-10p.m. and welcomes all members of your tribe (but no pooches, please). 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. This is a rain or shine event.
     For information, visit SouthPearlStreet.com.

August 9
Blues & Brews

Bob Margolin Band • Carolyn Wonderland

Young Ancients • Erica Brown & The Frails
Lionel Young Band • Eef & The Blues Express

The Roustabouts

Clyfford Still Museum Lawn Concerts
1250 Bannock St.

     Clyfford Still Museum and Swallow Hill Music Association are pleased to present free summer lawn concerts, 5:30-7:30p.m. in the museum’s forecourt; admission to the Clyfford Still Museum is also free, 5-8p.m. Bring the family, a comfortable blanket and a picnic, and fête summer in the city. Info: 720-354-4880 or clyffordstillmuseum.org.

July 11, Jayme Stone • Aug. 1, Fierce Bad Rabbit

Southwest Movies
Skyline Park, Arapahoe St. at 16th St. Mall

     Thanks to Southwest Airlines, you can spend a pleasant summer eve – or several such evenings – engrossed in a series of family-friendly flicks, screened Saturdays at dusk at Skyline Park, downtown on Arapahoe St. at the 16th St. Mall. Admission is FREE; lawn chairs, blankets and picnic treats are welcome, as are leashed, well-behaved canines. Allow some time to noodle around downtown to see what’s cooking before settling into a relaxing movie night. Info: visit denver.org/things-to-do/denver-holiday-events.

July 5, Frozen • July 12, Monsters University
July 19, Father of the Bride • July 26, Fly Away Home
Aug. 2, Gravity • Aug. 9, Man of Steel

Bike-in Movies
Civic Center Park, Colfax & Broadway

     Cruise into the Bike-In Movie Series in Civic Center Park. Bike racks are provided, but the evenings are open to those utilizing any form of transport; moviegoers will be wow’ed with a 40-foot screen and on-site gourmet food trucks (or bring your own gourmet feast) – films begin at dusk. The series is produced by the Civic Center Conservancy. Information: civiccenterconservancy.org, or 303-861-4633.

Thur., July 24, American Flyers • Fri., Aug. 1, True Grit (original version) • Fri., Sept. 5, Office Space

District 10 SummerTunes on the Plaza
Fillmore Plaza • Cherry Creek North

     City Councilwoman Jeanne Robb, teaming with Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District, Swallow Hill Music and other fine sponsors will host a pair of free events on Fillmore Plaza between 1st and 2nd Ave. this summer. Bring chairs or a blanket, plus snack if needed (or patronize Cherry Creek North’s many splendid foodie options). Info: email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 720-337-7710.

     July 13, 7p.m. • Trout Steak Revival (bluegrass) • Aug. 10, dusk • Films on Fillmore • Pitch Perfect

University of Denver Family Summer Concert Series

     Help University of Denver marks its sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) with a series of free, open-air concerts. Gather up blankets, lawn chairs, picnic, family and friends to enjoy a leisurely summer eve on the stunning University of Denver campus. Concerts held Sundays and Thursdays, 7p.m., on the Campus Green, between Evans Ave. and Asbury Ave. just south of the Ritchie Center athletic complex. Information: du.edu, or 303-871-2000.

Stage Concerts

July 24 • Pan Nation Steel Orchestra • Aug. 14 • Denver Municipal Band • Aug. 21 • City Sky (bluegrass) • Aug. 28 • Jason Klobnak Quintet (jazz)

Lamont School of Music Summer Carillon Recital Series

     This unusual summer series highlights the 65-bell Williams Carillon located in the golden spire of the Ritchie Center athletic complex, southwest corner of Buchtel and University Blvd. Cast in 1999 by Royal Eijsbouts Bellfoundry in The Netherlands, it’s the eighth largest carillon in North America by number of bells. Carillonneurs hailing from Chicago to California will bring their substantial talent to DU’s bells. The best listening space is the courtyard at the south end of the Ritchie Center. Free recitals are Sunday evenings at 7p.m., played rain or shine. Sit in the bleachers, or bring a chair, a picnic supper and enjoy! Info: Lamont Concert Line, 303-871-6412 or du.edu.

July 6 • Carolyn Bolden (Denver, Colorado) • July 20 • Hunter Chase (Chicago, Illinois) • Aug. 3 • Brian Tang (Berkeley, California) • Aug. 17 • Carol Jickling Lens (University of Denver)

Stapleton Under The Stars Film & Concert Series
Founders Green Amphitheatre, E. 29th Ave. at Stapleton Town Center

     Founders Green is lively throughout the summer with a Concert Series of top-notch local musicians on Saturdays, 6p.m.; Movie Nights on Fridays at dusk; and live theatrical performances at 7p.m. Admission is free to the general public. Grab a blanket or chairs, some sustenance for your troops, and head over to 29th Ave. & Quebec St. on The Green. No reservations necessary. Information: stapletoncommunity.com.

Live Music

July 5 • Under A Blood Red Sky • July 19, Beer Festival & Concert featuring Matt Nasi Band &  The Austin Young Band • Aug. 2 • Jeff Brinkman BandAug. 23 • Dotsero

Theater Series

July 11-12The Three Leaches presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream • Aug. 14-16 • Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents: The Tempest

Movie Nights

July 25, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire • Aug. 8, The Butler • Aug. 29, Frozen

City Park Jazz
Bandstand by City Park Pavilion on Ferril Lake, E. 17th Ave. & Steele St.


CATCH BLUES BELTER ERICA BROWN AT CITY PARK JAZZ, with Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band, on Sun., July 27, 6-8p.m., and with her own band, Erica Brown & The Frails, at Blues & Brews on the 1200 block of S. Pearl St., on Sat., Aug. 9, noon-10p.m.

City Park Jazz heads into its 28th season with a great lineup of free Sunday concerts in the park. The collection of local musicians in this year’s roster crosses cultures, styles and genres in a way that reflects Denver’s rich musical and cultural diversity.

     Rain or shine, all shows are held at the City Park Bandstand, 6-8p.m. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic – no glass bottles allowed – and food trucks will be on site with good eats for sale. Nonmotorized and public transport take pressure off the surrounding neighborhoods (the park is closed to vehicles on Sundays, and BikeDenver provides safe storage during concerts, bring your own lock); Museum of Nature & Science garage and parking lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Info: visit cityparkjazz.org or call the hotline at 303-744-1004.

July 6 , SuChJuly 13,Dave Watts Ensemble of Deepness • July 20, Dexter Payne Quintet • July 27, Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown & Merrian Johnson • Aug. 3, Chris Daniels & The Kings w/Freddi Gowdy

Denver Municipal Band
Free Parks Concerts

     Denver Municipal Band, our city’s longest-running musical organization, returns for its 121st season of free musical performances. Under the direction of Gerald Endsley, the much-beloved band will mix performances by the full 40-piece Concert Band with the smaller DMB Jazz Band, Brass Quintet and other ensembles. Some dates were tentative at press time; for a complete, up-to-date recorded schedule, call 303-322-8608 or visit dmamusic.org/dmb.

July 4 • 11a.m. • Washington Park Boathouse, 715 S. Franklin St. • DMB Brass
July 4. • 7:30p.m. • Washington Park, 715 S. Franklin St. • Concert Band 4th of July Patriotic Festival
July 12 • 11a.m. • Union Station Grand Opening • DMB Brass Band
July 12 • 7:30p.m. • Southmoor Park, E. Hampden & S. Oneida • Concert Band
July 13 • 7:30p.m. • Washington Park, 715 S. Franklin St. • Concert Band
July 17 • 7:30p.m. • University of Denver, Gates Concert Hall, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. Concert Band accompanies Summit Brass soloists
July 20 • 7:30p.m. • Washington Park, 715 S. Franklin St. • Jazz Band

July 26 • 6p.m. • Clement Park, W. Bowles Ave. & Long St. Denver Municipal Band Wind Festival – with 3 other bands
July 27 • 7:30p.m. • Washington Park, 715 S. Franklin St. • Concert Band

Aug. 3 • 7:30p.m. • Washington Park, 715 S. Franklin St. • Concert Band
Aug. 5 • 7p.m. • Cook Park, 7100 Cherry Creek Dr. S. • Jazz Band

Shady Grove Picnic Concerts

Sponsored by Swallow Hill Music, Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St.

     Swallow Hill’s 2014 Wednesday evening series will fill the Shady Grove with folk, bluegrass, blues, rockabilly, Middle Eastern and country music, with 1859-vintage historic Four Mile Park providing the distinctive greenspace for an early evening picnic in fresh summer air (no glass containers or pets, please). For details on individual performers and general Swallow Hill info, call 303-777-1003 or visit swallowhillmusic.org. All shows begin at 6:30p.m. Walk-up tickets only: $7 for Swallow Hill members/seniors, $10/nonmembers; $2/children under 12. Bike over to Four Mile – and you’ll receive member pricing for admission throughout the 2014 season.

July 9, TallgrassJuly 16,Wendy Woo & Rebecca Folsom • July 23, Rocky Mountain JewgrassJuly 30, Harry Tuft & Dick Weissman • Aug. 6, Giddyup Kitty • Aug.13, Marrakech Express • Aug. 20, Southern Exposure

Denver Concert Band
Free Parks Concerts

     The Denver Concert Band is a group of 90 volunteer musicians who have an undeniable love for music and an eclectic sound ranging from jazzy Sinatra stylings and Mozart concertos to a rousing march or even bluegrass rave-ups. Audiences know they should expect something new and different every concert, which makes DCB performances a treat for everyone. For a full schedule, visit denverconcertband.org. Free, unless noted.

July 4 • noon • Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. (fee for Four Mile Park admission; concert is free)

July 19 • 6p.m. • Clement Park, W. Bowles Ave. at S. Long St. Denver Municipal Band Wind Festival

Sept. 7 • 4p.m. • Washington Park, E. Mississippi Ave. at S. Franklin St. The Goddard School Children’s Concert

Lowry Concert in The Park
Lowry Town Center, 2nd Ave. and Quebec St.

Concert In The Park featuring the 17th Avenue Allstars July 18, 5:30-9p.m. (free ice cream and kids fun; for information, visit lowrydenver.com)

Mondays At Infinity Park
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. Monday Movie Madness is back, showing family classics, old and new, on the rugby stadium big screen. New this year, Infinity Park has partnered with Brigand Pictures to add an Independent Filmmaker Short Film Contest, with the six finalists’ short films showcased immediately prior to each Monday Movie, starting at 7:45p.m. Grab the kids, a picnic, blankets and chairs, and enjoy a warm evening under the stars. Admission is free; movies begin at 8p.m. (gates open 7p.m.); alcohol and pets are verboten. Visit infinityparkatglendale.com or call 303-248-7100 for information.

July 7, Big • July 21, Mary Poppins • Aug. 4, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryAug. 18,The Princess Bride

Film On The Rocks
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison

     There may be a more impressive venue for music and movies under the stars, but we don’t know where that would be. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and dress for the vagaries of summer nights in the foothills. Doors open at 6:30p.m. with music at 7p.m.; movies start at dusk. Tickets are $12.25 general admission (higher on show day) and can be purchased from Denver Film Society at denverfilm.org or at Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Day-of-show tickets – if available – will be sold at Red Rocks box office. VIP packages ($37 and up) include transportation and close-in seating.

July 8, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (bands: Boy & Bear, Inner Oceans) • July 29, Pitch Perfect (bands: Tracksuit Wedding, The Messers) • Aug. 25, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (bands: Chimney Choir, Jesse Manley • Sept. 2, Big Lebowski (bands: The Congress, Tyler Lee Holter)

Yoga Rocks The Park
Sunken Gardens Park, Bannock St. at W. 9th Ave.

     Yoga Rocks the Park – which started in Denver seven years back and has spread to 20 U.S. communities – brings live music and yoga to Sunken Gardens Park, 9a.m.-noon, select Sundays in August and September.

     Registration opens at 9a.m. for the 75-minute all-levels yoga flow class (with live music/DJ – beginners welcome) starting 9:30a.m. Yoga Rocks, led by different instructors each session, tops off each gathering with a Wellness Vendor Village; it’s a great way to learn about and support local businesses and community wellness innovators. Camp YRP, an interactive kids yoga program for ages 3-10 (starts a few minutes before 9:30 adult class, and ends a few minutes after the blessed savasana!) allows parents grown-up time to devote to their practice. Camp is led by skilled children’s yoga instructors. Face painting, hula hooping, free snacks and other surprises are in store for kids this summer, along with a headstart on a lifelong yoga practice. Adult tickets cost $15 per session in advance, and $20 on event day; kids tickets are $10, or two for $14 for families with multiple offspring. Tickets are available at yogarocksthepark.com/denver.

Aug. 17 • Christen Bakken & Katy Rowe (band: Luke Williams)
Aug. 24 • Jackie Casal, Kylie Larson & Channing Grivas (band: Roger Pressman)
Sept. 7 • Free Day, Lisa Richards (music: DJ Orpheus)
Sept. 21 • Patrick Harrington (band: Koffi Togo Company)
Sept. 28 • Gina Caputo (music: DJ Drez)

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