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2017 EPRD Summer Concert Series


Join Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) for the 20th anniversary season of Evergreen's best summer fun, the EPRD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES! Free outdoor concerts at Evergreen Lake run every other Wednesday from 5-9 PM June 7 - Aug. 30. Enjoy a picnic under the stars while you enjoy music from a range of talent, both local and national. It's an unforgettable summer experience!

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2017 EPRD Summer Concert Series


Join Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) for the 20th anniversary season of Evergreen's best summer fun, the EPRD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES! Free outdoor concerts at Evergreen Lake run every other Wednesday from 5-9 PM June 7 - Aug. 30. Enjoy a picnic under the stars while you enjoy music from a range of talent, both local and national. It's an unforgettable summer experience!

Thanks to our 2017 MAIN EVENT sponsor!

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Honey Smoked Salmon is proud title sponsor of the 2017 EPRD Summer Concert Series


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Community Fun!

Every other Wednesday this summer, make your way to Evergreen Lake House to gather with friends and neighbors, experience a variety of music and have a great time!

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All Ages

We welcome concert guests from newborns to the greatest of grandparents.  

Wide Variety of Music Genres

This year's acts feature Americana, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Motown, Blues, Country, and Bluegrass.

Enjoy!

This is a free admission, picnic-style event. Feel free to bring food and beverages. 

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June 7 - Open Space


OPEN SPACE headlines the EPRD Summer Concert Series on June 7. Open Space is a rock band that has played 100s of gigs from the Front Range all the way to SXSW. It plays Alt Country and Americana originals about stuff most folks would rather forget and covers songs most folks have never heard. Often loud and always melting faces, Open Space creates a genre-bending jam session that blurs the lines between rock, country, bluegrass and punk.

June 7 - Open Space


OPEN SPACE headlines the EPRD Summer Concert Series on June 7. Open Space is a rock band that has played 100s of gigs from the Front Range all the way to SXSW. It plays Alt Country and Americana originals about stuff most folks would rather forget and covers songs most folks have never heard. Often loud and always melting faces, Open Space creates a genre-bending jam session that blurs the lines between rock, country, bluegrass and punk.

JUNE 7 OPENING ACT

The DENVER JAZZ CLUB YOUTH ALL-STARS were created in October 2009 by retired public school music educator Dr. Ed Cannava, who is also director of the Regis University Jazz Ensemble. The band is sponsored by the Denver Jazz Club and Kolacny Music Store of Denver. Its members, eight talented local high school students, have worked with Queen City Jazz Band singer Wende Harston, Your Father’s Mustache singer Shelley McMillion and numerous other clinicians.

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June 21 - Something UndergrounD


What do you get when you blend harmonizing brothers and crushing songs with a whole lotta love? Denver-based power trio SOMETHING UNDERGROUND. Brothers Seth and Josh Larson and their long-time drummer, Trevor Mariotti, were born into musical families. That deep-rooted connection to music is ever-present in their seamless delivery of the many styles they perform. Rock, reggae and funk are just a few of the vehicles they use to move their audience.

June 21 - Something UndergrounD


What do you get when you blend harmonizing brothers and crushing songs with a whole lotta love? Denver-based power trio SOMETHING UNDERGROUND. Brothers Seth and Josh Larson and their long-time drummer, Trevor Mariotti, were born into musical families. That deep-rooted connection to music is ever-present in their seamless delivery of the many styles they perform. Rock, reggae and funk are just a few of the vehicles they use to move their audience.

JUNE 21 OPENING ACT

AUGUSTUS is the June 21 Opening Act. Harvested from the most significant American musical movements and rooted in truly good songwriting, this Boulder-based rock trio is taking Colorado by storm. Formed in late 2013, Augustus released their debut EP, "The Common Collapse," to critical and commercial success and has been building a steady following due to their captivating live shows.

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July 5 - Lonesome Days


From THE LONESOME DAYS' beginning in 2014, the band has evolved into a tight-knit four-piece ensemble with a common vision to create great original music mixed in with timeless classics. Featuring award-winning Colorado bluegrass, its authentic songwriting and musicianship brings emotion, power and soul to the music that makes it seem familiar, yet fresh and new. The Lonesome Days won 2nd place at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, 1st place at the 2016 UllrGrass festival, and is rolling full-steam ahead!

July 5 - Lonesome Days


From THE LONESOME DAYS' beginning in 2014, the band has evolved into a tight-knit four-piece ensemble with a common vision to create great original music mixed in with timeless classics. Featuring award-winning Colorado bluegrass, its authentic songwriting and musicianship brings emotion, power and soul to the music that makes it seem familiar, yet fresh and new. The Lonesome Days won 2nd place at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, 1st place at the 2016 UllrGrass festival, and is rolling full-steam ahead!

JULY 5 OPENING ACT

IGNATIUS REILLY formed in Denver in 2013 after years of musical friendship between the various members, all veterans of the local Colorado music scene. The band combines alt country with southern rock, sounds of New Orleans, and classic rock and roll. Mixing a large original catalog with a diverse array of covers, Ignatius Reilly blends acoustic numbers with raucous electric boogie.

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July 19 - Curtis Grimes


CURTIS GRIMES

To hear CURTIS GRIMES sing is to take a trip through the heart of country music. A Texas native, Grimes was raised on a steady diet of George Strait and Alan Jackson, and he possesses the everyman charm of both his heroes, along with a refreshingly mature voice that truly stands out. In 2011, Grimes was given a chance to appear on a new reality TV show called “The Voice” airing on NBC. He ended up finishing in the top 10. Grimes now has a handful of #1 songs under his belt and has played hundreds of shows across the US.

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CURTIS GRIMES

To hear CURTIS GRIMES sing is to take a trip through the heart of country music. A Texas native, Grimes was raised on a steady diet of George Strait and Alan Jackson, and he possesses the everyman charm of both his heroes, along with a refreshingly mature voice that truly stands out. In 2011, Grimes was given a chance to appear on a new reality TV show called “The Voice” airing on NBC. He ended up finishing in the top 10. Grimes now has a handful of #1 songs under his belt and has played hundreds of shows across the US.

JULY 19 OPENING ACT

Rock be the tie that binds! MUMBLIN' COUSINS is based in Evergreen, CO, and plays a unique blend of rock, Americana, folk, jam tunes, & outlaw country.

 

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August 2 - Michael Hornbuckle


MICHAEL HORNBUCKLE has been bringing blues and rock music to people for two decades. Homegrown in the Mile High City, his father, legendary bluesman Bobby Hornbuckle, had Michael backing him on drums at 13. While Bobby's journey ended in '96, Michael took over the torch along with brother Brian (bass). Michael has appeared at Red Rocks and the Telluride Blues Fest. The Mile High Blues Society named him Best Blues Band and Best Self Produced Album, and the band represented Colorado at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2015. 

August 2 - Michael Hornbuckle


MICHAEL HORNBUCKLE has been bringing blues and rock music to people for two decades. Homegrown in the Mile High City, his father, legendary bluesman Bobby Hornbuckle, had Michael backing him on drums at 13. While Bobby's journey ended in '96, Michael took over the torch along with brother Brian (bass). Michael has appeared at Red Rocks and the Telluride Blues Fest. The Mile High Blues Society named him Best Blues Band and Best Self Produced Album, and the band represented Colorado at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2015. 

AUGUST 2 OPENING ACT

JOHNNY T AND THE HOUSE BREW BAND is a group of local musicians that includes John Turner (Johnny T) on acoustic rhythm guitar, Jeff Scarborough on electric guitar, John Barry on drums and Stan Houston on bass. 

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August 16 - Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal


JOSH HOYER & SOUL COLOSSAL’S combination of soul, funk and R&B is, in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer’s honest lyrics and his soulful vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry. Hoyer formed Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal in 2012 in famed blues town of Lincoln, NE, and the award-winning six-piece band includes some of the area’s most revered and accomplished musicians. Inspired by Stax, Motown, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, the band continuously crosses musical boundaries both in style and era, and joins forces each show with a common goal – to have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles.

August 16 - Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal


JOSH HOYER & SOUL COLOSSAL’S combination of soul, funk and R&B is, in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer’s honest lyrics and his soulful vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry. Hoyer formed Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal in 2012 in famed blues town of Lincoln, NE, and the award-winning six-piece band includes some of the area’s most revered and accomplished musicians. Inspired by Stax, Motown, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, the band continuously crosses musical boundaries both in style and era, and joins forces each show with a common goal – to have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles.

AUGUST 16 OPENING ACT

EL JAVI is a Denver-based flamenco band.

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August 30 - Tunisia


Closing out the 2017 season will be the hottest show band in Denver, TUNISIA, presenting a soulful journey through the sounds that would influence and define the future of music and its fans worldwide. Featuring six distinct and talented vocalists, backed by a high-energy band and horn section, Tunisia pays homage to the Individuals and bands that performed the hits. Journey through The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and more from the “Motown” musicians ... then mix in Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Sam Cooke, “Wicked” Wilson Pickett, Chuck Berry, The Isley Brothers, The Drifters and so many more.

August 30 - Tunisia


Closing out the 2017 season will be the hottest show band in Denver, TUNISIA, presenting a soulful journey through the sounds that would influence and define the future of music and its fans worldwide. Featuring six distinct and talented vocalists, backed by a high-energy band and horn section, Tunisia pays homage to the Individuals and bands that performed the hits. Journey through The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and more from the “Motown” musicians ... then mix in Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Sam Cooke, “Wicked” Wilson Pickett, Chuck Berry, The Isley Brothers, The Drifters and so many more.

AUGUST 30 OPENING ACT

Tunisia's opening act is SUBJECT2CHANGE. This popular Evergreen-based band, mixing foot-stomping covers with beloved original music, features Kyle Wilson, Warren Rose, Lisa Delia, John Erlandson,  Rich Jacobs and John McKenna.