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The Oak Ridge Boys Are in Town!

POSTED September 30, 2021

Catch the Grammy-winning Country Music Hall of Famers, The Oak Ridge Boys, in concert this weekend in Parker! Can you believe it’s been 40 years since the release of their hit song Elvira? Don’t miss this epic event, and you can also catch a John Denver Tribute, Johnny A. performance, Halloween movie or tea at the castle this weekend!

TODAY/TONIGHT, September 30

The eerie sounds of elk bugling must be heard in person to be appreciated—and at Cherokee Ranch, you’ll be in the perfect spot to witness this unique mating call. You’ll also get a panoramic view of the dazzling fall colors as you learn about the mating rituals of the magnificent elk. 

You can bring your own picnic dinner and you purchase beer, wine, and soft drinks on site. Be prepared for some chillier weather out on the terrace! A tour of the castle will also be provided.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40
Phone: 303-688-5555

Thursday-Saturday, September 30 – October 2

John Caparulo, aka Cap, has been making audiences laugh for decades. He’s made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show. 

Cap has also appeared over 150 times on Chelsea Handler’s popular E! show, Chelsea Lately, during its 7-year run. He has been a part of Ron White’s Salute To The Troops on CMT, a network on which he became well-known as the host of the surprisingly hilarious show Mobile Home Disaster.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $28-$35
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, September 30 – October 3

A compelling drama about breaking barriers and new beginnings, Guadalupe in the Guest Room is a heartfelt story about overcoming grief. Guadalupe is living in her son-in-law Steve’s guest room while she works to translate the children’s books her deceased daughter has written. Struggling with grief and separated by a language barrier, the unlikely housemates are ultimately brought together by the power of telenovelas.

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

Friday, October 1

The Backcountry Wilderness Area is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of the majestic elk—or at least hear them bugling!

You’ll enjoy an evening hiking with a naturalist who can point out wildlife in their natural habitat and explore part of the property otherwise not accessible to the public. 

Backcountry Wilderness Area, 6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch
5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Register: $7-$10

The wacky world of science is brought to the stage live and in person! Your inquisitive kids will love learning about “how things work” with Professor Smart and Ms. Knowitall, two legends of the circus world.  

This fun-filled evening teaches physics concepts through theatrically-based experiments and demonstrations. Kids and adults alike will enjoy interacting with this dazzling production!

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $18
Phone: 303-805-6800

Dvořák was inspired by Native American rhythms and African-American spiritual influences when he wrote New World Symphony during his time as visiting Director of New York City’s National Conservatory of Music of America.

Your favorite community orchestra, Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra, performs this work along with Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture, selections from South Pacific, and more!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$26
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Saturday, October 1-2

Treat yourself to a royal tea! You’ll enjoy a light meal with a seasonal menu, complete with scones with clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches and pastries. You can also enjoy a one-hour tour of the castle, as well as the scenic surroundings.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $58
Phone: 303-688-5555

It’s not too soon to start thinking about Halloween! The Backcountry Movies series will get you in the mood when they screen the Day-of-the-Dead flick Coco on Friday night, and the tale of three wacky witches, Hocus Pocus, on Saturday. Be sure to register in advance and bring your own snacks!

Backcountry Base Camp, 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25/car
Phone: 303-471-7076

Saturday, October 2

Watch planes fly in and meet their pilots for breakfast! Wings Over the Rockies’ Exploration of Flight location gives you the chance to get up close and personal with what it’s like to be a pilot. There will be a food truck on site, as well as interactive exhibits and simulators. Please note – food is not included in the admission price.

Exploration of Flight, Centennial Airport, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $4-$10
Phone: 303-360-5360 ext.160

Castle Rock’s epic trail event is back! Challenge yourself on the vast ridgeline trail system with race options ranging from a 5K to the Ultra Marathon 50K! The liveBIG Family Adventure Run is perfect for all members of the family!

Races will wind through the single and double-track trails at Philip S. Miller Park and Ridgeline Open Space. You will take in the impressive views of the surrounding buttes and the scenic views of Castle Rock as the trail twists and winds over the flowing race course.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., Castle Rock
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$95
Phone: 303-814-7455

Sing along with some of the best songs to ever fill the Colorado skies: Take Me Home (Country Roads), Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Follow Me, Thank God I’m a Country Boy, and Sunshine on My Shoulders. This ultimate tribute to the legendary John Denver features the voice of Jim Curry, the singer chosen to portray John Denver’s voice in the CBS TV movie: Take Me Home: The John Denver Story.

In this live stage concert, Curry will recreate the wonderful songs written, sung, and made famous by John Denver before his untimely death in 1997. Share the kindred spirit of fellow fans who have helped to keep this music alive! 

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $34
Phone: 303-805-6800

The British songbook of the 1960s comes alive in an intimate solo guitar performance by the celebrated Boston Hall of Fame inductee Johnny A.—one of America’s finest instrumental guitarists. 

This Grammy-nominated performer is a musician’s musician, sharing the stage with artists from  B.B. King to Steve Vai to Eric Clapton—and everybody in between. His virtuosity is sure to leave you in awe!

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$35
Phone: 720-509-1000

Sunday, October 3

It’s that time of the year again—to try every burger in Castle Rock and pick your favorite! Burger Week kicks off with a list of eateries and deals for specialty burgers and much more. Take the family out to dinner at one of the many participating downtown Castle Rock restaurants!

Downtown Castle Rock
Tickets: $10

When the Oak Ridge Boys recorded their Grammy-winning song Elvira back in 1981, they had no idea what an enormous hit it was going to be. The song went on to reach number one on Hot Country Songs for Billboard and reached number 5 for Billboard Hot 100. Forty years later, Elvira has continued to be a classic, played in over 100 countries, added to over 109 editorial playlists, and has reached 5 million plays on Apple Music.

Now you can celebrate the song’s birthday with the band as The Oak Ridge Boys appears in concert right here in Parker! The group is also known for their other chart-toppers like Bobbie Sue, Thank God For Kids, Y’All Come Back Saloon, and American Made. The Oak Ridge Boys have won five GRAMMY® Awards and have been inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. (Top Featured Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore)

PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $69
Phone: 303-805-6800

October Happenings in Crystal Valley!

There’s no shortage of things to do near the master-planned community of Crystal Valley! You can get back to nature and still have easy access to all your favorite activities in the Castle Rock area. With beautiful model homes from D.R. Horton, Kauffman Homes, Richmond American Homes, and Century Communities, it’s easy to picture yourself in your own new home, priced from the low $400s.


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