It's Summertime, With The Concert Freebies . . .

The good news is that weather's getting beautiful and everybody wants to go outside. The even better news is that there are free or almost free outdoor concerts happening all over town. So let's all start checking 'em out! Let me know if you go!!

Aurora Concert Series- June 17 to August 5 Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:00 pm Various Parks in Aurora – Concessions available. FREE!! Bands subject to change.

June 17 Dean Bushnell Orchestra – Big Band Swing Bicentennial Park June 24 Deja Blu – Variety/Classic Rock Bicentennial Park July 1 Queen City Jazz Band - Dixieland Jazz Del Mar Park July 8 Chase N The Dream - Old School R&B and Dance Del Mar Park July 15 Hot Tomatoes – Big Band Swing Utah Park July 22 Chris Daniels and the Kings – Roots Rock and Roll with Horns Utah Park July 29 Pan Jumbies - Calypso/Caribbean Meadowood Park August 5 Western Flyer - Country Western Meadowood Park

Aurora Sounds of Southlands- Fridays June 18- August 27 Shop Southlands Southlands Town Square 6155 S. Main Street, E-470 and Smoky Hill Road

June 18 Jersey Shore June 24 Boogielicious July 2 Jakarta July 9 Dotsero July 16 Fab 4 July 23 New Sensation July 30 Hazel Miller August 6 Wendy Woo August 13 Soul School August 20 Nacho Men August 27 Message in a Bottle

Boulder Downtown Noon Tunes Fridays from June 18 to August 20 noon -1:30 p.m. 1300 block of Pearl Street Bands TBA

Denver City Park Jazz Sunday nights at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 6 to August 8 City Park Jazz

June 6 Jon Romero y Amanecer June 13 The O-Tone Brass Band June 20 Hazel Miller June 27 Manual Lopez Trio July 4 Denver Municipal Band July 11 Chris Daniels and the Kings July 18 Rekha Ohal July 25 Cocktail Revolution August 1 La Candela August 8 Tuxedo Junction

Denver Confluence Concerts Thursdays at 6:30pm July 1 to July 22 Greenway Foundation $6.00 parking at the Downtown Aquarium Food and beverages available on-site

July 1 Ronnie Shellist Blues Band July 8 Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble July 15 The Red Sax Quartet July 22 The Informants

Stapleton Denver- Founders Green Concert Saturday June 12, 6-8 pm Stapleton Denver Founders Green – 29th Ave and Roslyn St.

Who: The Hazel Miller Band Where: The Stapleton Green When: Saturday, June 12th Time: 6 - 8 pm

Denver Rock Bottom Music at the Bottom Summer Concert Series Fridays starting June 4 from 4-10pm Rock Bottom Music Summer Concert Series 1001 16th St #A-100, 303.534.7616 Party starts at 4 p.m. every Friday night and bands take the stage at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bands and dates TBA

Englewood City Center Amphitheater Thursday Evenings at 6:30 pm June 17 to August 5 (at the base of the light rail bridge, next to the Englewood Civic Center)

June 17 101st Army Band: American Music June 24 Runaway Express: Roots & Folk Rock July 1 The Joe Peterson Dance Orchestra: Patriotic Salute July 8 Black Water: A tribute to the Doobie Brothers & other Classic Rock Artists July 15 Kelly Aspen Band: Country Western July 22 Hot Tomatoes: Big Band Swing July 29 Soulfonix: Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Rhythm, and 80s Rock & Roll August 5 Modniks: 60s Rock & Roll

Evergreen Lake 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 2 to August 25 Evergreen Lake Presents June 2 Josh and the Empty Pockets June 16 Laurie D and Blues Babes June 30 Your Father’s Mustache July 14 The Luv Brothers July 28 Matt Clark Band Aug 11 Hosty Duo Aug 25 Jakarta

Green Valley Ranch Amphitheater Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., July 4 to August 14 (except July 4 and August 14, times change, see below) Green Valley Ranch Amphitheater 4890 Argonne Way Bring a picnic or purchase food and beverages onsite. Pets not permitted

July 4 (8-9:30) Jakarta (followed by fireworks) July 14 Soul Sacrifice July 21 The Spin July 28 Ricardo Pena Band Aug 14 Hazel Miller (DSST Evie Garrett Dennis Campus, just west of Tower Rd on Green Valley Ranch Blvd), followed by fireworks

Greenwood Village Concerts at the Crescent Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. June 8 to August 3 Concerts at the Crescent 8350 East Crescent Parkway (directly behind Yia Yia's Euro Cafe, Belleview at DTC Blvd.) Pets are not permitted. Free parking is available at the Crescent Amphitheater.

June 8 Soul X June 15 Chase N The Dream June 22 17th Avenue Allstars June 29 Boogielicious July 6 The Jersey Tribute to Fankie Valli July 13 Message in a Bottle July 20 Patrick Emerine Band July 27 Soul School Aug 3 The Fab-4

Lakewood Summer Concert Series Wednesdays at 7pm June 30 to August 4 Lakewood Summer Concert Series Tickets $5-$10, depending on the show Lakewood Heritage Center – 801 S. Yarrow St. - Wadsworth Blvd. and Ohio Ave Check website for dates and performers

Littleton Historic Museum Concert Series Wednesdays 7-8 pm June 2 to July 28 Littleton Historic Museum Concert Series Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, June 2 through July 28 Littleton Historic Museum - 6028 S Gallup St. in Littleton Check the website for dates and performers.

Littleton Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series Dates and times vary – check website for details Hudson Gardens – 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton Tickers for sale on website

Lone Tree Summer Concerts Saturdays June 19 and June 25 Sweetwater Park (Yosemite and Maximus Dr). Enjoy onsite concessions, face painters, clowns, airbrush artists, balloonists, caricature artists and Passport to Culture activities for kids. Handicap parking is available at the Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, or the Lone Tree Library, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway

Saturday, June 19 6:00 pm Eagles tribute band, “The Long Run” 7:30 pm U2 tribute band, “Under a Blood Red Sky”

Saturday, July 24 7:30 pm Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra

Thornton’s Summer Concerts in the Park Thursdays, 7-8:30p.m., June 11 to August 6 Location: Various parks throughout Thornton

June 10 – Mood Express, Sherwood Hills Park June 17- Triple Nickel, Bertha Heid Park June 24 – Steve Thomas Band, Springvale Park July 8 – Rebecca Folsom, High Ridge Court park July 15 – Carli and the Reactions, Cherry Park July 22 – Nacho Men, Cherrywood Park July 29 - Chris Daniels & The Kings, Sherwood Hills Park August 5 – Soul Sacrifice, Yorkbourough Park

Of course all information is subject to change, so it's a good idea to check the web site before you head out!!