Comedy and Music Legends This Weekend!
SNL veterans and comedy icons Steve Martin and Martin Short will be performing together for one night only this weekend! Also making a comeback is the hugely popular 90s alt rock band, Hootie and the Blowfish, at Fiddler’s Green, and don’t miss The Fray – who never went away! And with summer in full swing, there are even more FREE outdoor happenings in the Castle Rock area this weekend!
TODAY/TONIGHT, July 11
MUSIC FROM THE SHED
Head out to Parker for some good ol’ music in the park when Woodshed Red performs an energetic mix of bluegrass, blues, funk, and rock, spanning the decades! This FREE concert is part of the Summer Concert Series in the Discovery Park amphitheater!
Pack a picnic and bring the whole family to enjoy a summer evening of fun. Discovery Park has an interactive water fountain for the kids, as well as monumental art pieces to enjoy. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, and soak in the sounds of summer!
Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
DANCING IN THE PARK
Savor the sounds of the decades with one of Denver’s most popular dance bands! Deja Blu features both male and female lead vocals for a wide range of covers spanning fifty years of pop music! The Highlands Ranch Summer Concert Series offers a great outdoor space for the entire family to enjoy some FREE summer music in the park.
Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S. Quebec St,, Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
HOOTIE IS BACK!
Fans of 90s alt rock music, this is the concert you’ve been waiting for! Hootie and the Blowfish are back for their first tour in a decade, along with the wildly popular Barenaked Ladies!
It will be an evening of throwback summer fun at one of the best venues to catch a show, Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre! So dig out your baja sweaters and Birkenstocks and get ready to hear some of your all-time favorite hits, including Let Her Cry,Hold My Hand, and Only Wanna Be with You!
Fiddlers Green, 6312 S. Fiddlers Green Cir., Englewood
7:00 – 10:45 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $41
Thursday-Sunday, July 11-14
3D PREDATOR MOVIE
This astounding new nature film takes you to a place you have never been before—into the world of the predator. Far from a film about the kill, Incredible Predators deconstructs a day in the life of animals who must hunt to survive, giving you an intimate look at the remarkable strategies they use to succeed.
Advanced filming techniques capture top predators in action, putting you right beside them as they hunt—on land, under the sea or in the air. This groundbreaking 3D cinematic experience was the winner of the 2017 Audience Prize at the Academica Film Olomouc festival in the Czech Republic.
CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria St., Lone Tree
10:00 a.m., 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8 – $12
Friday, July 12
MOONLIT BICYCLE RIDE!
Treat the family to a nocturnal adventure you won’t soon forget! The ninth-annual Pedal the Moon is a bicycle excursion combined with a cool moon-viewing opportunity! Starting at Castle Valley High School, the bike ride will follow the East Plum Creek Trail and end in Festival Park, where you can enjoy viewing the moon through telescopes set up by CSU’s Madison-Macdonald Observatory.
Registration includes logo T-shirt, as well as hot dogs, chips, and a drink. Each biker must have a helmet, a front headlamp attached to the bike, and a blinking rear light on the bike.
Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
SEASON PREVIEW – A PACE MEMBER EVENT!
Get a sneak preview of what’s coming up in the 2019-2020 season at the PACE Center in Parker—if you’re not already a Family Circle Member, this is the perfect time to join! CLICK HERE to find out how. The Season Announcement Party is one of the most anticipated member events of the year!
The evening will be filled with intimate performances, small plates and appetizers, and the opportunity to meet partner organizations who produce shows at the PACE Center throughout the year. You’ll also have first access to buy tickets for the 2019-2020 season!
PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker</span
Reserve Tickets: Membership required
CRIME AND PUN-ISHMENT
This humorous take on murder mystery dinner theater will keep you rolling (your eyes)! It’s a “pun-ny” night at the castle when someone is “put on ice” at Mafia Don Lou Zar’s speakeasy! The crowd is full of potential suspects—jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds.
Help find out whodunit by trading clues with your fellow guests and solving the crime before the murderer scrams! An Italian buffet dinner adds authenticity to the evening, and you can choose to wear a costume for added fun!
Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
Saturday, July 13
CASTLE ROCK SUMMER JAM
What could be more fun than an all-day music festival close to home, complete with local food and beverages? Castle Rock’s Summer Jam is an opportunity to party with your friends and neighbors while benefiting local high school students who participate in music programs!
Grammy-nominated local band The Fray will headline the concert, with other talented local bands contributing to the sounds of summer! The Fray achieved national success with their debut release, How to Save a Life. The double-platinum album featured the hit singles Over My Head (Cable Car) and How to Save a Life.
The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
2:00 – 9:00 p.m.
ROSÉ IN THE RANCH
This brand-new summer event at Highlands Ranch brings the always-popular activity of wine-tasting close to home! It will be a wine-sampling excursion that features mainly Rosé wines, with a selection of white wines and sparkling selections also available to taste! These crisp light wines are perfect for summer parties or enjoying by the pool!
Food trucks will be on hand with food to pair with the beverage samples. This event is for adults 21 and over—no children or infants, please!
Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd., Highlands Ranch
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and author Peter Kater invites you to experience the healing powers of music—by lying under the piano while he plays! This unusual and fully-immersive experience highlights the uplifting power of music that Kater promotes—he awakens, mesmerizes and transports the soul through sound.
In an intimate sunset performance in the outdoor pavilion at Cherokee Ranch, Kater shares some of the music he has written for over 100 television and film productions, including eleven Broadway and Off-Broadway dramatic plays and his award-winning 2017 Dancing On Water recording.
Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
IT DOESN’T GET ANY FUNNIER THAN THIS!
Vintage SNL fans will recall the days that Steve Martin and Martin Short paired up in hilarious sketches with outrageous characters that paved the way for comedy as we know it!
This is your chance to see them again—live on stage for one night only! These comedy geniuses will be bringing new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show-business. Don’t miss this night of comedy history in the making!
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
Sunday, July 14
FIRST DAY OUT ON THE WATER!
It’s a paddle-fest at the Rueter-Hess Reservoir in Castle Pines! The Town of Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department invites you to the first day of public access on the reservoir, where you can explore, paddle, and kayak on this scenic body of water!
Boat inspections will be on-site and registration is required.
Rueter-Hess Reservoir, Hess Road, one mile east of I-25 at the Castle Pines Parkway exit
7:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Acres of Things to Do in Crystal Valley!
Nestled in 600 acres of open space, but a short drive from dining, shopping and entertainment, the master-planned community of Crystal Valley offers access to plenty of things to do every weekend! If you’re in the area, stop by the amazing model homes from Century Communities, D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes, and find out why our community is among the top five fastest-growing in the state with new homes priced from the $300s.