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Concerts in the Park This Weekend!

POSTED May 30, 2024

Lots of music, comedy and yoga this weekend, plus it’s concert-in-the-park season and movies outdoors on the big screen! Enjoy guided back-country hikes, volunteer trails activity, the clean comedy of David Cho, Abba and Madonna tributes, wine tastings and more!

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday, May 30

The Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation invites you to our biggest fundraiser of the year – Twilight on the Trails – to raise money for outdoor amenities in our parks and on our trails. An exclusive sunset event includes a guided nature hike in the woods and a tour of the 1880s homestead, followed by an evening of wine tasting, charcuterie, live music and a silent auction.

Organizers encourage you to put your creative spin on the usual gala attire, with a “cocktail-on-the-top and trail-on-the-bottom” kind of look! Wine and food by Crush Wine Bar | Live music by Lindsey Giffey.

Metzler Family Open Space, 838 E. Allen St., Castle Rock
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $85

Warm, sunny days are ahead, and so is our FREE summer concert series at Discovery Park! Get your picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and beach blankets, and get ready to enjoy the sounds of summer. Come and get your Madonna on with the premier Madonna tribute!  Amanda V’s Material Girl brings the non-stop entertainment of a Vegas show directly to Discovery Park! Featuring a full band, powerful live vocals, and fully costumed back-up dancers,  every Material Girl show is a night to remember.

Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday-Sunday, May 30-June 2

Do you like clean comedy? Henry Cho is the comic for you! Henry Cho’s adult but clean comedy is something everyone can enjoy. Henry Cho has various TV and film credits to his name. He has made appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late Late Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. He served two years as host of NBC’sFriday Night Videos and has had many guest roles on various network sitcoms. Henry was co-creator, co-producer, and co-writer of The Henry Cho Show.

Henry filmed the Faith-based Indy film Saving Faith, which he co-starred and co-producer. Henry has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film by the International Christian Film Festival. Henry recently completed filming a Hallmark movie The Farmer and the Belle- Saving Santaland. He’ll start shooting a TV pilot, Double Occupancy and also the film, Cheyenne. He’s working on his own project with Triple Horse Studios the guys behind Case for Christ.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:15 p.m.; Sat., 6:00 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35
Phone: 720-274-6800

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

Set against the backdrop of the late 1980s/’90s in New York, Rent contains adult content, including profanity, homophobia, drug addiction and substance abuse, homelessness, sexuality, and the struggles of the AIDS crisis.

FAC, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $26 to $60.50
Info: 719-634-5583

Friday, May 31 

After discovering her passion for stand-up comedy later in life and finding the time and confidence to pursue her dream, Leanne Morgan has cemented herself as a must-watch comedian. Morgan’s comedy has landed her at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and has brought her development deals for her own sitcom with ABC and Warner Brothers, writer/producer Matt Williams (Rosanne and Home Improvement), TV Land and with Sony Television. 

Morgan has garnered over 2.5M followers across social media and her popular online stand-up special, So Yummy, has reached over 50 million views on YouTube. Her fan base continues to grow with her relatability as she discusses everything from being a housewife, sharing Jell-O recipes to having a new grandbaby. Morgan has appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The View, and Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $75
Phone: 719-575-9632

Saturday, June 1

Enjoy the beauty that is Cherokee Ranch! This trek proceeds through game trails and rugged terrain so some hiking experience is necessary. You’ll visit the largest petrified woods in the state of Colorado, climb to the highest point on this pristine land, and loop through some of the more remote and fascinating parts of the Ranch not available to public visitors.

Difficult Hike: These hikes are longer than three miles and include extensive steep off-trail hiking. Difficult hikes are recommended for experienced hikers in good physical condition. Participants can expect rugged terrain, challenging conditions and significant changes in elevation. It is recommended that you wear long pants and have good hiking shoes or boots that protect your feet–sandals or shoes that do not cover your feet are not permitted. Bring a minimum of one liter of water for every two hours of hiking. Most hikes are in open meadows and exposed slopes; so all participants should wear sunscreen and consider a hat. Snacks are recommended for any hike over two hours.

Cherokee Ranch and Castle Parking Lot, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
8:00 am.
Cost : $39.50

Celebrate 2024 National Trails Day with a workday along one of the Town’s most beautiful trails at Memmen Ridge Open Space. Volunteers are needed to help maintain and restore sections of the soft-surface trail. Teams will be created to work on several trail segments at this scenic, but centrally located, open space site. After the check-in and a complimentary breakfast, work will begin at 9:00 a.m. Tools will be provided, but volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves.

Memmen Ridge Open Space, 150 Oman Rd., Castle Rock
8:00 a.m. Check in and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Work Begins
Cost: Free
Info: 303-814-7456

And so it begins! The summer movies in Festival Park are back and this weekend it THE SUPER MARIO BROTHERS! Free music and a family-friendly movie projected on the big screen with bands warming up audiences at 5:00 p.m. Food trucks include The Comforts of Home, Barbed Wire Reef, La Chaparrita, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Glacier Homemade Ice Cream and the movie begins at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.

Organizers are encouraging attendees to arrive early, bring a chair, blanket and enjoy the pre-movie entertainment, food trucks, local breweries and vendor booths.

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
5:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, June 1-2

This summer is going to be ROCKIN’ at the Outlets at Castle Rock! The Outlets are excited to be bringing back live entertainment in the East 4th Street Courtyard (next to H&M) for the second year Running. Starting Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day, enjoy shopping, family-friendly live music, and delicious food trucks on select weekends. This Saturday enjoy the music of David Chapa, and on Sunday, June 2, the Hot Boots Duo performs.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
3:00-6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 2

yoga-640x427-2381275-5583130Yoga means union and when practiced outside, you can experience union with nature, humanity and the universe. Being outside deepens the yoga experience in many ways and helps focus awareness, breathe deeply and practice stillness. Please join us for these free classes at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park on Sunday mornings to find a deeper meaning to your yoga workout. Led by the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department, each week a different format is featured including Yoga Foundations, Hatha, Flow to Yin, Elemental, Yin Yoga.

Philip S. Miller Amphitheater, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
8:30 p.m.
Info: 303-814-7453

Enjoy warmer temperatures and seasonal goods at The Farmers Market at Festival Park. Don’t miss locally raised meats, farm-fresh eggs, a variety of fresh produce, delicious baked goods, artisan-made products and more from nearly 40 vendors. Support local business and agriculture while getting outside, meeting neighbors and enjoying delicious local fare. The market runs every Sunday through mid-October.

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

NEXT WEEK: Monday, June 3

Yoga is an old discipline of Hindu philosophy from South Asia. It is both spiritual and physical and uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation, and is said to help improve health and contentment.

These free classes at Festival Park are on Monday evenings are aimed at yoga aficionados who want a mind-body workout.

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Cstle Rock
6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 5

Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion twists jazz, flamenco, Cuban, and classical Indian musical forms into intoxicating journeys that thrill audiences. With flamenco/jazz guitar, fiery cello, and Indian tabla, a Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion show will be an afternoon full of instrumental music that you won’t soon forget!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24
Phone: 720-509-1000

Each Wednesday of June, July and August local musicians will gather in Festival Park to entertain locals and visitors in Downtown Castle Rock. Kicking things off for the Summer of 2024 is Jason Bower, Jazz Musician and owner instructor at Castle Rock Music. Jason and his family are familiar faces to lots of parents of musical youth in and around town. Come and give a listen!

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 6

Warm, sunny days are ahead, and so is our FREE summer concert series at Discovery Park! Get your picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and beach blankets, and get ready to enjoy the sounds of summer. Recent Colorado Country Hall of Fame Entertainer of the Year, Eric Golden is a native singer/guitarist and traditional Honky Tonk artist. With a show heavily influenced by the Bakersfield Country Music sound, Eric will take Parker fans  through decades of Classic Country. His covers range from Dwight Yoakam to Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, George Strait and many more.

Parker Arts Schoolhouse, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $50
Phone: 303-805-6800

Colorado’s journey with marijuana legalization has been a learning curve with significant implications. This talk will delve into the real-world consequences of legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, as well as the impact on Public Health, Public Safety, and policy-making, driven by outdated or incomplete data. Don’t miss this enlightening presentation by Dale Quigley, Deputy Coordinator of the National Marijuana Initiative, part of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program supported by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. The presentation aims for these three key takeaways: 1) Understand the adverse effects following Colorado’s legalization; 2) Explore how these outcomes are influencing other states, and 3) Gain insights into the importance of current, comprehensive information for policy development.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:00 p.m. 
Cost: $38 (Reservations Required)
CALL: 303-688-5555

Friday, June 7

Friday nights in the summer are made for spending time close to home, enjoying the beautiful weather, and unwinding from the long week. Why go anywhere else but Downtown Castle Rock? On the first Friday of each month, June through August, head to Festival Park to enjoy live music, food trucks, cocktails and a free 5K run. Before you eat and drink, start the night off on the right foot with the First Fridays 5K and get a workout with the family at the free run / walk. These unofficially timed runs / walks start at 5:30 p.m. at Festival Park. The 5K races are free, but registration is required. The live music will resound from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. featuring the tribute talents of ABBA LA,  a Los Angeles-based tribute band that celebrates the timeless music of ABBA. The band is comprised of top notch national and international musicians, who all have one thing in common: their love for ABBA and their intricate music. ABBA LA takes pride in offering the most authentic ABBA sound out there.  

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
5:00 p.m. House music, food, cocktails
5:30 p.m. 5K Walk/Run
7:00 p.m. Featured Artist: Abba LA
Info: 720-724-2010  

Celebrate Summer with a Splash of Rosé! This June, immerse yourself in the world of rosé wines at our exclusive tasting event. Discover the charm of six unique rosé wines, handpicked from renowned vineyards across the globe. Perfect for the summer season, these wines are delightful both as a companion to a meal or enjoyed on their own. Guided by the expertise of Mary and Natalie, you’ll embark on a flavorful journey through each wine’s story and subtleties. Set within the enchanting walls of a historic castle, this event is more than a tasting—it’s a cultural experience.

Savor the selection with a spread of artisanal charcuterie appetizers, crafted to complement the rosé’s vibrant notes. Post-tasting, relax with a complimentary glass of your preferred wine, as you take in the breathtaking collection of art and antiques that have adorned the castle for centuries. For those who wish to indulge further, a cash bar will be available for additional glasses. And should you find a new favorite, bottles will be available for purchase to enjoy at home. It’s slated to be an evening where history, art, and the finest rosé come together in perfect harmony.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:30 p.m. Doors Open/Tours/Cash Bar
7:15 p.m. Tasting w/Charcuterie
8:15 p.m. Complimentary Glass of Wine
Cost: $62.75 (Reservations Required)
CALL: 303-688-5555

Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.”  Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year. In 2015, Brian made history with his stand-up special, Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall, as the first live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history.

A regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Brian is the rare guest who the show invites on for two segments: a performance segment and a segment on the couch to chat with Jimmy.  Previously, Brian was a regular guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, making 28 appearances on the CBS show.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $49
Phone: 719-575-9632

Friday-Saturday, June 7-8

Goose released their debut album in 2016 and quickly took flight, playing countless shows while steadily amassing a fervent fan base following for their unique brand of irresistible song-craft, fluid musicianship, and spirited improvisational performance. The Connecticut-based quintet won critical acclaim with their third studio album, Dripfield. Fueled by such hypnotic tracks as “Hungersite” (which spent multiple weeks among the top 10 at Triple A radio outlets nationwide), the album proved a phenomenon, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s “Top New Artist Albums” chart amidst applause from the likes of Rolling Stone, which hailed it as “both sweet headphone ear candy and the foundation for a perfect live peak.”

Known for their exuberant grooves and incendiary bursts of musical exploration, Goose has spent much of the past decade on a seemingly infinite tour schedule that includes sold-out headline shows at such renowned venues as Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Nashville, TN’s Ryman Auditorium, and New York City’s hallowed Radio City Music Hall, as well as TV performances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and CBS Saturday Morning.

Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $35

Joe Dombrowski (aka Mr. D) took the world by storm in 2017 with a viral April Fools’ Day spelling test prank that landed him multiple appearances on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Don’t get it twisted though! It takes at least 20 years to be an overnight sensation! Joe has been doing stand-up comedy since he was eight years old in his third-grade talent show. He’s never stopped! Since Joe’s rise to fame, he has been traveling the globe with his stand-up comedy which often highlights his crazy life as an elementary teacher.

When he’s not getting creative on screens and stages, Joe spends his time in Seattle, Washington producing his podcast, Social Studies where he recaps absolutely insane stories from fans all over the world. See more of Joe on many forms of social media using the handle @mrdtimes3 or catch him live at one of his shows!

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Fri., 7:30 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.; Sat., 6:00 & 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35
Phone: 720-274-6800

Saturday, June 8

Taylor Calmus AKA ‘Dude Dad’ is Colorado based video creator who has become a viral sensation through his comedy videos. A father four kids and a husband to his wife Heidi, Taylor taps into the relatability of parenthood to help parents laugh at their own struggles.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $29
Phone: 719-575-9632

Sunday, June 9

Cody Jinks is a trailblazing independent musician and one of music’s most respected artists. Throughout his ground-breaking career, he has sold over 2.5 million equivalent units and garnered more than 3.5 billion streams across platforms, with over 1 billion streams on Spotify and 1.7 billion streams on Pandora, earning him a Pandora Radio Billions Award. He was also recently named Music Row’s 2023 Independent Artist of the Year after receiving the most radio spins for an independent artist last year—his second time receiving the award—and earned new RIAA Certifications for his songs “Loud and Heavy” (2x Platinum), “Hippies & Cowboys” (Platinum), “Must Be The Whiskey” (Platinum), “Mamma Song” (Gold), “I’m Not The Devil” (Gold)and “Cast No Stones” (Gold) as well as for his acclaimed album, Adobe Sessions (Gold). 

One of music’s most prolific artists, Jinks is currently working on his eleventh studio album and will continue to tour through this fall including upcoming headline shows at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Las Vegas’ Dolby Live at Park MGM (two nights) and Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway as well as nine stadium shows next year with Luke Combs.

Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $25 

MCA Nashville’s Jordan Davis has been named an “Artist to Watch” by Billboard, Rolling Stone, CMT, Pandora, Shazam, Amazon Music, Sounds Like Nashville, The Tennessean, SiriusXM, Whiskey Riff, and more. A Native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Davis graduated from LSU and briefly pursued the path of his degree working as an environmental consultant; however, his passion for music and songwriting eventually compelled him to move to Nashville in the summer of 2012. In 2018, Davis released his Gold-certified debut album, Home State, which features his three consecutive No. 1 hits: Platinum-Certified “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot,” the Double Platinum-Certified “Singles You Up” and Platinum-Certified “Take It From Me.” In 2019 Davis won Best New Country Artist at the iHeart Radio Music Awards and was a two-time nominee for ACM New Male Artist of the Year. 

He was also named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2018 as well as Country Aircheck/Mediabase’s Most Heard New Artist of 2018. Davis has since accumulated over 2 billion streams worldwide. Davis has made appearances on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, TODAY Show, and has previously toured with the likes of Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Brett Young and Old Dominion.

Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood
4:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $30
Info: 720-418-7115 

This is not your grandfather’s magic show… but rather one that will have you shaking your head and laughing it off, and asking how the heck did he do that? Side-splitting comedy and mind-blowing magic are brought into the spotlight as comedy magician Grant Freeman brings his unique, R-rated show full of surprises to Colorado Springs! Recommended for audience members age 18 and older.

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $32
Phone: 719-575-9632

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