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Father’s Day Brunch, Car Show and Music!

POSTED June 14, 2018

This weekend you may find yourself hopping from one free concert or summer festival to the next! All styles of music are in town—from Buckstein’s country rock to oldies tribute bands to the legendary 80s stadium rock band, 38 Special! It’s also Father’s Day weekend, so treat dad to the Castle Rock Car Show or maybe a special brunch at Cherokee Castle! 

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, June 14

Come out for some tunes in the sun at the state-of-the-art Discovery Park amphitheater! Rock out to Last Men on Earth, one of Northern Colorado’s most popular bands, playing a mixture of classic hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Whether harmonizing sweetly on Seven Bridges Road or pounding out the guitar rock hits from Bon Jovi, Guns and Roses, Boston, Rush and many others, Last Men on Earth will keep you entertained with their incredibly diverse set-list.

While you’re in the park, enjoy monumental art pieces, an interactive water fountain for the kids, and more! Feel free to bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and beach blankets. Food trucks will also be on-site during the concert. Bring the whole family for fun night of FREE entertainment!

Discovery Park, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

This is a country music concert for people who don’t even like country music! A Colorado native, Buckstein appeared in the finale of American Idol in Season Five, and the entire country was mesmerized by his powerhouse performance. He balances a kind of traditional country that reminds you of a modern-day John Wayne with something electric, something that grabs you and makes you look up. Maybe that’s why people who don’t like country music like him.

Pack a picnic and come out to Highlands Ranch to enjoy great FREE music at the park. Parking in the area is limited, so come early! You can bring your own refreshments, or enjoy some shaved ice by Kona Ice.

Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 Quebec Street, Highlands Ranch
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Thursday-Saturday, June 14-16

If you’ve ever watched a recording of a standup comedy show on TV, you know the reaction shots of audience members are sometimes just as entertaining as the comedian! This is your chance to be one of those audience members, when the Saturday night shows of Chad Daniels’ hilarious routine will be recorded for his next one-hour special!

An appealing performer with a devilishly naughty nature, Chad Daniels pushes the boundaries while continuing to be charming. He’s uncompromisingly honest as he makes jokes about his experiences with marriage and children. Daniels has been featured on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Live at Gotham, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilbourn and Craig Ferguson, and Conan. Most recently he appeared in the documentary I Need You to Kill with Tom Segura and Pete Lee.

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$25
Phone: 720-274-6800

Before there is a Miss America Pageant, each state must choose a contestant to send to the national competition, and this is where it happens for Colorado! Be a part of history as you watch the 2018 Miss Colorado contestants compete in areas of talent, poise and grace for the honor of representing our state at the iconic Miss America Pageant! The competition will be divided among three nights, with Saturday night as the grand finale!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $32.50-$52.50
Phone: 720-292-5686

Thursday-Sunday, June 14-17

Based on the movie with the same name, this hilarious musical comedy is about two con men preying on rich heiresses in a French Riviera town that isn’t big enough for the two of them. A delightfully jazzy score accompanies the escalating antics of the two con men as they each try to con $50,000 from the same young woman! Winner of 11 Tony Awards, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will leave you breathless from laughing. Recommended for ages 16+ due to adult language and humor.

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs
Thurs./Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45
Phone: 719-634-5581

Friday, June 15

Star-gazing at an outdoor party with live music—what could be better? When all of the above occurs at a castle! The Cherokee Ranch & Castle presents a stellar show—just by looking up! The Castle Pines Astronomy Club will have two telescopes for viewing the night sky from the castle tower, and a cash bar will be on hand for libations and delicious bites. Topping it off is a live guitarist to set the mood! Reservations are required, and all guests must be 21 and over. 

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Cover Charge + 1 drink minimum
Phone: 303-688-5555

Friday-Saturday, June 15-16

You know summer is really here when Castle Rock breaks out their annual street party and concert, followed by the big car show everyone waits for all year! Mingle with your friends and neighbors at a family-friendly FREE party with live music, food, and drinks in downtown Castle Rock on Friday evening, then return on Saturday morning for the spectacular auto show, featuring everyone’s dream cars!

Wilcox Square, Downtown Castle Rock
Fri., 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

One of Denver’s premier dance schools showcases their student dancers, ages 3 to 18 years, in a delightful dance recital of multiple styles of dance!

You will see these talented young performers dance ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and also hip-hop. The enthusiasm of so many fine dancers in so many diverse styles results in a fun-filled dance concert for the entire family!

Lone Tree Arts Center, Main Stage, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27
Phone: 720-509-1000

Saturday, June 16

Can’t get enough of romance novels? Then you won’t want to miss this panel discussion of romance authors, moderated by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Turano!  An afternoon tea will set the mood! Author panelists include Carla Laureano, Sarah Hegger, Sara Richardson, Lisa Brown Roberts and Lisa T. Bergren. Books will be sold at the event.   

Parker Library, 20105 East Mainstreet, Parker
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

New York Times bestselling author Sandra Dallas is a Colorado writer who writes fiction and nonfiction about the American West. As an award-winning author, Dallas has written 15 novels and will be reading from her new novel, The Patchwork Bride, one woman’s quest to find love without losing herself.  A book signing will follow the presentation, and books will be sold at the event.

Castle Rock Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

Sunday, June 17

Did you know—there are 7,000 varieties of apples in the world? And that honeybee workers must visit two million flowers to make one pound of honey? At the Parker Farmer’s Market, open every Sunday this summer, you can find all the varieties of apples your heart desires and plenty of local honey, too! With over 70 vendors in attendance, bring several shopping bags!

Mainstreet in Downtown Parker
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Phone: 303-693-3662

Make it a memorable Father’s Day for the entire family! The elegant atmosphere of Cherokee Castle’s great hall is the backdrop for a delicious breakfast buffet with a seasonal menu of savory items and sweet breakfast pastries fit for royalty! Brunch service features a cash bar where you can get a Mimosa or Bloody Mary for purchase. After brunch, take a tour of Cherokee Castle and be amazed by its rich history.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $55 per person
Phone: 303-688-5555

Don’t miss one of the quintessential stadium rock bands in a FREE outdoor concert! With a string of hits from the early 80s including Hold on Loosely, Caught up in You, and Rockin’ into the Night, 38 Special has been going strong for more than three decades! Most recently the band was on tour with REO Speedwagon and Styx in the epic Can’t Stop Rockin’ tour. This powerhouse band brings their signature blast of Southern Rock to each and every show they play!

Pack a picnic and head over to the stunning natural beauty and botanic displays that are the backdrop for the Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series!

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $27-$37
Phone: 303-797-8565

Making Music Near Crystal Valley

You don’t need to venture far from Crystal Valley to find events for the entire family! With a wide variety of things to do nearby, including free educational events and entertainment, the beautiful live-able designs offered by D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes will make you want to call this master-planned community “home”. The ranch and two-story models are priced from the high $300s.


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