Now that the clouds have parted and the rain storms have (mostly) passed, Coloradans can go outside and enjoy the sun! After you’ve packed in your daytime activities, there’s no better way to wind down that to enjoy an outdoor concert as the sun sets in the background. Sure, you could likely head down to your neighborhood park, but if you want to attend one of the metro area’s non-profit organizations — all of which are made possible through your support of the SCFD — consider some of these destinations.
ARVADA CENTER FOR THE ARTS & HUMANITIES
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada
Arvada’s multi-disciplinary arts center offers a great outdoor amphitheater where a number of local, national and international acts perform. For individuals who are active supporters of the area’s cultural organizations, you can often get a double whammy when you attend a show by a non-profit organization at this premier non-profit venue. Options include:
July 28: Colorado Symphony presents “Mozart Under Moonlight”
Aug 4: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents “Living the Lush Life”
Aug 5: Arvada Center presents “Day of African Culture”
DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS
1007 York St., Denver
Another double whammy is the partnership between the Denver Botanic Gardens and Swallow Hill Music, which offer a concert series of nationally-renowned artists in the amphitheater plus Evenings al Fresco featuring local musicians and small ensembles that perform throughout the garden on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-8:30pm. Many shows in the summer concert series are sold out, but several still have limited availability:
Aug 2: Steep Canyon Rangers and Amythyst Kiah
Aug 9: Ozomatli with Los Mocochetes
TIP: Make sure to stop by the DCPA’s booth to find out about our upcoming Broadway shows.
HERITAGE LAKEWOOD BELMAR PARK
801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood
If you experienced Camp Christmas in Lakewood, you’re familiar with Lakewood’s Belmar Park. Located just off of Wadsworth Boulevard, this park is known for its collection of historic buildings that transport guests back in time. This summer enjoy music at sunset, sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains, and brews and food from local vendors.
Aug 2: Pandas & People
20115 Mainstreet, Parker
This last concert in the PACE Center’s Discovery Park Summer Concert Series features the 6 Million Dollar Band. These Colorado-based musicians are an 80s dance band that cover new wave, synth pop, and rock ‘n’ roll! Admission is free and food truck are on site to satisfy the appetite you’re sure to have as you dance the night away.
July 27: 6 Million Dollar Band
18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
While Red Rocks isn’t a non-profit organization, the Colorado Symphony moves out of downtown and into the foothills with a series of summer concerts. Check out these upcoming acts performing with our own local symphony!
July 23: Portugal. The Man
July 30: Dispatch with special guest Amythyst Kiah
Programming by Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Colorado Symphony, Denver Botanic Gardens, Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, PACE Center, / Parker Arts and Swallow Hill Music is made possible, in part, through citizen support of the SCFD.