South Pearl Street
2014 Summer Music Festivals
in the 1200 block of S. Pearl St.
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
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.
information, visit SouthPearlStreet.com.
Blues & Brews
Bob Margolin Band • Carolyn
Young Ancients • Erica Brown & The Frails
Lionel Young Band • Eef &
The Blues Express
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.
11, Jayme Stone • Aug. 1, Fierce
Skyline Park, Arapahoe St. at 16th St. Mall
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
July 19, Father of the Bride • July 26, Fly
Aug. 2, Gravity
• Aug. 9, Man of
Civic Center Park, Colfax & Broadway
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
version) • Fri., Sept. 5, Office Space
District 10 SummerTunes on the Plaza
Fillmore Plaza • Cherry Creek North
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
7p.m. • Trout Steak Revival (bluegrass) • Aug. 10, dusk • Films on
University of Denver Family Summer
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
July 24 • Pan Nation
Steel Orchestra • Aug. 14 • Denver Municipal Band • Aug. 21 • City Sky (bluegrass) • Aug. 28 • Jason Klobnak Quintet
Lamont School of Music Summer Carillon Recital Series
unusual summer series highlights the 65-bell Williams Carillon located
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
America by number of bells. Carillonneurs hailing
from Chicago to California will bring their substantial talent to DU’s
The best listening space is the courtyard at the south end of the
Center. Free recitals are Sunday evenings at 7p.m., played rain or
in the bleachers, or bring a chair, a picnic supper and enjoy! Info:
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
Green Amphitheatre, E. 29th Ave. at Stapleton Town Center
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.
July 5 • Under
A Blood Red Sky • July 19, Beer Festival & Concert featuring Matt Nasi Band &
The Austin Young Band • Aug.
2 • Jeff
Brinkman Band • Aug. 23 • Dotsero
11-12 • The Three Leaches presents:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream • Aug.
14-16 • Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents:
July 25, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire • Aug. 8, The Butler • Aug. 29,
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.
or shine, all shows are held at the City Park Bandstand, 6-8p.m.
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
available on a first-come, first-served basis. Info: visit cityparkjazz.org or call the hotline at 303-744-1004.
July 6 , SuCh • July 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
Municipal Band, our city’s longest-running musical organization, returns
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
other ensembles. Some dates were tentative at press time; for a
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
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
Band accompanies Summit Brass
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
5 • 7p.m. • Cook Park,
7100 Cherry Creek Dr. S. • Jazz Band
Shady Grove Picnic Concerts
by Swallow Hill Music, Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S.
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, Tallgrass • July 16,Wendy Woo
& Rebecca Folsom • July 23, Rocky
Mountain Jewgrass • July
30, Harry Tuft & Dick Weissman • Aug. 6, Giddyup Kitty • Aug.13, Marrakech Express • Aug. 20, Southern Exposure
Denver Concert Band
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.
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
Park, S. Cherry St. at E. Kentucky Ave., Glendale
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.
7, Big • July 21, Mary
Poppins • Aug.
4, Willy Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory • Aug. 18,The Princess Bride
Film On The Rocks
Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
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
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
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.
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.
17 • Christen Bakken
& Katy Rowe (band: Luke Williams)
24 • Jackie Casal,
Kylie Larson & Channing Grivas (band: Roger
7 • Free Day, Lisa Richards
(music: DJ Orpheus)
21 • Patrick Harrington (band: Koffi Togo
28 • Gina Caputo (music: DJ Drez)