Thousands of people sit at Red Rocks

The Hills are Alive with Music from Area Non-Profit Organizations

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. Image by Amanda Tipton Photography

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”

The Denver Botanic Gardens Science Pyramid

The Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street. Photo courtesy of DBG

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.

Groups of people sit on the grass outside the Belmar Park amphitheater

Photo courtesy of 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

Exterior of Parker Arts

Photo courtesy of PACE Center

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

Thousands of people sit at Red Rocks

Red Rocks Amphitheater

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.