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Koe Wetzel, Car Show and Yoga in the Park!

POSTED June 15, 2023

There’s plenty to do this weekend and next in Castle Rock and nearby locales! This month kicks off a summer extravaganza of activity in Castle Rock – from yoga in the park and the annual car show, to live music (Koe Wetzel) and comedy (Chris D’Elia), this weekend and next!

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday, June 15


Since 1988 Conjunto Colores has been playing the Colorado area and abroad. Offering the best in Salsa Dura and Latin Music. Come and celebrate conjunto music an original style of music of Latino artists created back in the late 1880s. 

DISCOVERY PARK, 20115 Mainstreet, Parker
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the summer season, and participate in a good cause with the Tunes for Trails / Perks for Parks free concert series. Throughout the summer, join the fun at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy some time with the family before the show with yard games and bounce houses. Food and alcohol are available for purchase. While this is a free event, donations will be accepted for the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation.

Tonight’s musical entrée is a nine-piece band that will likely get the event rocking with its full horn section. Diamond Empire musician perform with high energy with an emphasis on having fun and pride themselves on filling dance floors. Their repertoire ranges from Great Gatsby Extravaganzas to 90s Throwback Parties and everything in between.

Amphitheatre at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
6:30 p.m.

Surrounded by flames, amps cranked all the way up, Koe Wetzel leaves a trail of sold-out venues, screaming fans, and empty booze bottles in his wake wherever he goes. Proudly hailing from Northeast Texas, he has quietly asserted himself as the ultimate country rock star, bulldozing the boundaries between Nashville songcraft, rowdy Texas spirit, and rainswept Seattle hard rock. After moving 1 million units under the radar and popping off as one of the hottest live performers in the game, he welcomes everyone to the party performing hits from, Hell Paso.

Never compromising, Koe might just be the last real rebel out there. The Gold-selling singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer shakes up the status quo, shatters expectations, and sticks to his guns with a sound steeped in country storytelling, yet spiked with grunge grit. He’s unapologetic, undeniable, and unlike anyone else you’ve ever heard. Without anything to prove and nothing to lose, he continues to kick ass on his own terms. 

Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $42

Friday, June 16

Single Malt whisky offers the most rare, complex and enjoyable sipping whisky experience in the world of whisky. Sample the rich diversity of whisky styles and delve into the flavor complexities of the barrels. Whether tasting bourbon barrels, olorosso sherry barrels, wine barrels, rum barrels or virgin oak barrels, these are the most influential ingredient in a whisky’s final flavor.

Make it a fun night out with friends or family, a romantic date night, a birthday celebration or just because you love whisky. Host Scott Beach will entertain you with skilled bagpiping, as he leads everyone deeper into the world of whisky. Those new to whisky and experts alike will all enjoy this night of fun at Cherokee Ranch and Castle.

The five tastings will be accompanied by heavy appetizers. A cash bar is available with wine, prosecco, beer, and whiskey specials.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:30-7:30 p.m. Doors/Bar/Tours
7:00 p.m. appetizers; 7:30 p.m. Presentation
Cost: $79.50 + $3.50 fee (Reservations Required)
CALL: 303-688-5555

Friday-Saturday, June 16-17

Kicking off the weekend with a Friday evening free concert. Participants can check out over 50 cars on display by members of The Vintage Car Club of Castle Rock. By 10 a.m. on Saturday the streets of historic Downtown are shut down and turned into a showplace for over 300 cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. The Classic Rock Car Show Weekend has something for everyone – cars, shops, live bands, food trucks, restaurants, free attractions for the kids, and a variety of vendor booths

Wilcox Square, Castle Rock

Saturday, June 17

Billed as Castle Rock’s original farmer’s market, this 30- year tradition every Saturday bringing the people of Castle Rock locally sourced fresh produce, food and other artisan goods. 

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This hike is short, but rugged, so come prepared with sturdy boots and plenty of water (difficulty is moderate and expected to take approximately 2.5 hours).
Hidden in our rugged backcountry lies Colorado’s largest Petrified Forest. After years of exploration and study, we are ready to share this unique natural wonder with you. Join our geology guides to see these ancient trees up close, examine the fossilized wood and learn about the fascinating process of petrification and our theories about the ancient river that deposited these trees here.

It’s an adventure made especially for those with a thirst for geology and fossils, but you needn’t be a paleontologist to sign up. There is something for everyone and anyone 12 or older is welcome. All hikes require shoes that protect your feet–sandals or shoes that do not cover your feet are not allowed. A minimum of 1 liter of water for every 2 hours of hiking is recommended as well as snacks for any hike over 2 hours. Most hikes are in open meadows and exposed slopes so hats and sunscreen are also highly recommended. 

Ranch HQ, 5036 US Hwy. 85, Sedalia
9:00 a.m.
Cost: $37.50

Head over to the Outlets in Castle Rock for some fun festivities to celelbrate all the super dads in your life. Take the kids to meet superheroes, visit the Bubble Caboose, and enjoy both face painting and music spun by the Outlets own DJ. That’s happening on 3rd Street in the Courtyard. Also in the Courtyard but on 4th Street you’ll find live music at the Rock the Mountain stage, yard games and plenty of grub from a traveling food truck.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
12:00-2:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 18

Making the practice of yoga a habit each morning allows the body to get into the habit of switching off the sympathetic ‘fight or flight’ stress response, and instead able to finally tap into the healing benefits of the parasympathetic nervous system – increasing the health of both body and mind immensely.

Amphitheatre at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
8:30 a.m.

Enjoy warmer temperatures and seasonal goods at The Farmers Market at Festival Park. Hosted by the LOCAL Colorado, the farmers market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through October.

Don’t miss locally raised meats, farm-fresh eggs, a variety of fresh produce, delicious baked goods, artisan-made products and more from dozens of vendors. Support local business and agriculture while getting outside, meeting neighbors and enjoying delicious local fare.

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

Monday, June 19

Yoga 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. Join your neighbors and friends for these free classes on Monday evenings to find a deeper yoga workout.

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock 
6:30-7:30 p.m.

NEXT WEEK: Wednesday, June 21

Each Wednesday of June and July local musicians gather in Festival Park to entertain locals and visitors before they head off to dinner in Downtown Castle Rock or begin their commute home. 

Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Thursday-Sunday, June 22-25

Be prepared to be amazed by the extraordinary talents of the American Academy Performing Arts’ youngest stars as they bring to life the enchanting story of Matilda, JR.This Tony Award-winning musical will transport you to a world of magic and mischief, where a little girl with an extraordinary mind triumphs over adversity. Featuring catchy songs, witty humor, and heartwarming moments, Matilda JR. is a must-see show for audiences of all ages.

Parker Arts Schoolhouse, 19650 Mainstreet, Parker
Fri., 7:00; Sat., 2:00 p.m., Sun., 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone: 303-805-6800

Thursday, June 22

When you hear the name Rick Springfield, you probably think about “Jessie’s Girl.” In 1981, the song brought the Australian singer to international fame and is now remembered as one of the biggest hits of the decade. Springfield went on to have more success throughout the early ’80s with songs including “I’ve Done Everything for You” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers.” And at the same time that his music career was taking off, Springfield also became a successful actor, which is how you’re more likely to have come across him in recent years. 

Springfield took some time off from releasing new albums throughout the ’90s but has been releasing music regularly since his 1999 album, Karma. His latest album is the self-titled The Red Locusts with the band of the same name. Bring a camping style chair, not a beach chair. Higher back chairs block the views of people behind you, so please bring chairs that do not go above your shoulders. For questions about chairs, please see our FAQ Section on 

Amphitheatre at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 23

Fitness Fridays are for everyone! Open to all fitness levels, this series offers a variety of formats taught by our amazing fitness staff! Bring your whole family. Fitness Friday classes are free and registration is not required.

Amphitheatre at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
8:00 a.m.

Steeped in the musical mix of country, Americana, folk, and pop, Six One Five Collective has carved a distinctive niche for themselves as a group and as solo artists. Drawing inspiration from bands like Fleetwood Mac and Little Big Town, this collaborative group performs original music alongside songs they’ve written for other artists. With works that have been performed by the likes George Strait, Lee Brice, and Sister Hazel, this collaborative and distinctly American group is not to be missed.

Please note NO CHAIRS may be brought into the theater. You may bring blankets or cushions. No umbrellas will be allowed in the theater. Also, there can be NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL brought into the theater. This is a State of Colorado regulation and not a policy we can change. We will have wine, beer, and cocktails available for sale.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$45
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Saturday, June 23-24

A musical comedy featuring the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more… this hilarious, heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for!

PACE CENTER, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
Fri., 7:30; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$34

Saturday, June 24

Chris D’Elia has become one of the most in-demand performers in comedy. His highly successful podcast Congratulations With Chris D’elia has been a mainstay on iTunes’ comedy podcast charts since its debut in February 2017. He is also a co-star on The King And The Sting And The Wing with Brendan Schaub.

As a stand-up comedian, D’Elia has toured the US and Canada. D’Elia has three comedy specials available on Netflix, No Pain (2020), Man On Fire (2017), Incorrigible (2015), and he was chosen as one of four comics to represent the US in Netflix’s 2019 Series Comedians Of The World which features 47 comedians from 13 regions in eight different languages. His first special, White Male, Black Comic, debuted on Comedy Central in 2013 and he can be seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Of Justin Bieber (2015).

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$115
Phone: 719-575-9632

Sunday, June 25

Yoga 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. Join your neighbors and friends for these free classes at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park on Sunday mornings to find a deeper meaning to your yoga workout.

Amphitheatre at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
8:30 a.m.

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