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Get Up and Dance This Weekend!

POSTED June 21, 2018

Dance the night away under the stars — to the music you love — at an outdoor summer concert this weekend! From rock and radio hits to Western swing and Grammy-award-winning country, there’s a band in town that will have you up and on your feet! And just for kids—don’t miss the magical Unicorn Festival, or for young comedians, Kid Skits Live, a kids version of Saturday Night Live! It’s all happening near Castle Rock!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, June 21

The Discovery Park FREE Summer Concert Series continues with The Radio Band, a talented bunch of local musicians and singers who can replicate nearly anything you hear on the radio! You pick the station, they’ll play the hits! Featuring the energetic vocal talent of Hipster Mama’s co-founder, Turi Gustafson, rocker extraordinaire Thomas Breslin and the sultry powerhouse Miss Ellice Whittington, The Radio Band covers a wider range of music than any band you’ve ever seen!

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

Celebrate the official start of summer with a FREE rockin’ outdoor concert at Highlands Ranch! FlipSide is the best in-your-face dance music band in Denver, playing hits from the 70s to present day! If you can dance to it, FlipSide can play it! From KC and the Sunshine Band to Run DM, Black-Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars, FlipSide can get in the groove! This versatile band can also rock out, playing hits from Steve Miller and Van Halen to ZZ Top! So pack a picnic and head on over to the park in Highlands Ranch!

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

Enjoy the authentic and emotive sound of country music duo Sugarland when they take the stage at the fabulous Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre! Grammy-award winning artists Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush refresh their musical vision with a mix of new music and classic platinum hits, including All I Want to Do, Stay, and Stuck Like Glue. Don’t miss this five-time winner of the prestigious CMA Award for Vocal Duo of the Year!

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $26-81
Phone: 303-220-7000

Thursday-Saturday, June 21-23

Powerhouse comedian Jessica Kirson puts on a show worthy of the titles “Best Female Comic” (MAC) and “Best Stand-up Comedian in NYC” (Nightlife). You may be a fan of her comedic character videos on the Youtube channel, The Jessy K Show, or her hilarious podcast, Fat Pig, about extreme food issues.

Kilson is featured in Robert DeNiro’s movie, The Comedian, and appeared in Nick Cannon’s film, School Dance, starring Jim Breuer and George Lopez. She’s the brains behind the prank calls on The Howard Stern Show and has been featured on AXS’s Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, twice on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and on ABC’s The View.

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$24
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, June 22


Big Band tunes fill the night air in this delightful concert under the stars! H2 Big Band is a world-class ensemble of 17 musicians under the co-leadership of trumpeter Al Hood and pianist Dave Hanson, playing the distinctive sounds of Count Basie. The concert features big band and ensemble jazz classics from the 30s and 40s, with talented musicians playing excellent and energetic arrangements! 

In the event of inclement weather, every effort will be made to continue the performance indoors. Patrons will be notified via email should the venue change.

Lone Tree Arts Center, Terrace Theater, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27-$32
Phone: 720-509-1000

More than just another beautiful sunset in Colorado, this special evening with Peter Kater is a chance to enjoy a prolific pianist and composer as he entertains with his original contemporary instrumental music! The setting is an intimate outdoor venue at the breathtaking Cherokee Ranch, where Kater will perform from his vast repertoire of television and film productions, Broadway plays, contemporary jazz, and solo piano work. 

Don’t miss your chance to see this talented musician who has composed music for the Olympics, and played at the Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall.

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Phone: 303-688-5555

First it was a planet. Then it wasn’t a planet. Now it’s a dwarf planet. What’s the deal? Get the scoop on all things Pluto from planetary scientist Dr. Alan Stern, who led NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto. Come for Dr. Stern’s talk and stay for the book sale and selling. This event is appropriate for teens and adults.

James H. LaRue Library, 9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch 
7:00 p.m.
Registration: FREE
Phone: 303-791-7323

Saturday, June 23

Delight the fantasy-lovers in your family with a day at the Unicorn Festival! Who can resist a day filled with unicorn rides, swimming mermaids, a story-time cottage, a castle maze, a dragon slide obstacle course, and a chance to meet beloved princesses and wandering fairies? This festival inspires the imagination with all things mythical!

Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15

Come out to watch the next generation of “Weekend Update” anchors, comedy sketch players and bigger-than-life personalities with a special kids version of Saturday Night Live! Your own resident comedian may even be inspired to join the next troupe!

All classes are taught by Chris Starkey of Starkey Productions, so if you know any children — aged 8 – 15 — who have the skills to be part of the troupe, they are welcome to apply.

Comedy Works-South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$10
Phone: 303-356-4852

If you remember Dancing Baby Cha-Cha (the original viral GIF), Pop-Up Video, and using 1-800-COLLECT to make a call on a PAY PHONE, chances are good that you were also a fan of Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie, Rob Base, and DJ Kool. 

These artists will be performing in a celebration of the 90s at the awesome Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater. Come and rock out to your favorite tunes from the decade before Y2K!

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$89.50
Phone: 303-220-7000

Sunday, June 24

Celebrate the official start of summer by picking some of Colorado’s best bounty for your table! Your family will appreciate the fresh-from-the-garden goodness in a wide range of produce, as well as all kinds of homemade goodies including breads, pastas, sauces, and sweets! Come down to Highlands Ranch Town Center—and bring plenty of shopping bags!

Town Center South, 9288 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch 
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
Cost: FREE

What do you get when you cross a Western Swing concert with a Masquerade Ball under the stars? An evening of incomparable fun! The Carlos Washington & Steel Horse Swing Band will provide the music, and Cherokee Ranch will host a silent auction, delicious feast, and a contest for the best dressed Masquerade Western Couple, as well as a tour of the magnificent Cherokee Castle!

Cherokee Ranch, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $100
Phone: 303-688-5555

Don’t miss the nostalgic sounds of the band everyone fell in love to back in the day! With hits like Love Train, I’ll Be Sweeter Tomorrow and Used Ta Be My Girl, the O’Jays are still filling venues with love 50 years later!

You’ll be swaying to “their scintillating romantic ballads – blends of R&B and a sweet soul groove” (CBS News) when you come out to this special concert under the stars!

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $36-$46
Phone: 303-797-8565

More Stars In Crystal Valley

Camp out in your own backyard with an unobstructed view of the stars in Crystal Valley. This scenic master-planned community is minutes from downtown Castle Rock and events for the entire family! Stop in and tour the eye-popping models offered by D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, and Richmond American Homes. These Crystal Valley homes are available in ranch and two-story models and priced from the upper $300s.


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