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Winefest, Outdoor Concerts, and Pedal the Moon!

POSTED July 13, 2023

Outdoor concerts – free and ticketed – ice cream socials, car shows, pedaling to the moon and a winefest – all in Castle Rock and nearby locales this weekend!

TODAY/TONIGHT: Thursday, July 13

A five-piece, high-energy, modern bluegrass ensemble from Denver, Colorado, The Lonesome Days blend heartfelt songwriting and powerful vocals with precise instrumentation and undeniable groove, charging their way to the forefront of the Colorado bluegrass scene.

While songwriting is a major focus for the band, concert attendees can expect a unique repertoire of standard bluegrass and other cross-genre covers. Food trucks should be on site and park rules apply.

Discovery Park, 20115 Main St., Parker
6:30 p.m.

UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. The story of UB40, and how this group of young friends from Birmingham transcended their working-class origins to become the world’s most successful reggae band, selling over 100 million records and spending over a combined 11 years in the UK album charts, is not the stuff of fairytales as might be imagined. The group’s led a charmed life in many respects it’s true, but it’s been a long haul since the days they’d meet up in the bars and clubs around Moseley, and some of them had to scrape by on less than £8 a week unemployment benefit. The choice was simple if you’d left school early. You could either work in one of the local factories, like Robin Campbell did, or scuffle along aimlessly whilst waiting for something else to happen.

By the summer of 1978, something else did happen, and the nucleus of UB40 began rehearsing in a local basement. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group.

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

Thursday-Saturday, July 13-15

Craig Robinson is arguably best known for his role as acerbic Dunder-Mifflin employee Darryl Philbin on NBC’s Emmy-winning series The Office. Now Craig tours the country with his comedy and music shows! He has starred in such movies as Knocked UpThis Is The End, the Hot Tub Time Machine series, and Morris From America. Craig’s also made appearances on TV shows including Brooklyn Nine-Nine and American Dad!. Craig continues to headline solo dates as well as with his band “The Nasty Delicious” all across the globe.

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Fri./Sat., 9:45; Sat., 7:15 p.m.
Tickets: $39-$49
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, July 14

The OG bowhunting roadshow is back! FDFT brings you the best bowhunting films of the year, and the 2023 lineup is rut-tastic!! Join us for the 13th season of the Full Draw Film Tour presented by ONXHUNT!!What is the Full Draw Film Tour? We show the best original bowhunting films from independent filmmakers in a venue near you; think Nat Geo and Metallica had a baby! It’s a movie night with a concert vibe; not to mention we giveaway the best hunting gear from the FDFT’s awesome partners.

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$22
Phone: 720-509-1000

Friday-Saturday, July 14-15

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

More than 2,000 lavender plants set the scene for this family-friendly celebration of Chatfield Farms’ Lavender Garden. 

Admission includes:

  • Demonstrations in the dye garden and working blacksmith shop
  • Ability to explore Chatfield Farms and curated gardens
  • The opportunity to talk with Chatfield horticulturists and farmers located throughout the grounds
  • Artists presenting and creating during the festival
  • Entertainment by a line-up of local Colorado bands performing in the amphitheater
  • Performances by The Altaira Flute Ensemble in the Lavender Garden
  • Barrel train rides, lawn games and kids craft area

Additional costs:

  • A variety of food, dessert and drink vendors
  • Lavender products made by local growers and artisans available for purchase
  • Educational programs about lavender and tours are also available, and admission to Lavender Festival is included with the program price. Seats are limited and advance registration is required.

Tickets must be purchased in advance for a specific time. No onsite ticket sales.

Here is a site map of Lavender Festival

Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $7-$13
Info: 720-865-3500

Saturday, July 15

Hosted by the Colorado Car Addicts, this is a regular treat for car enthusiasts. Enjoy the cars and the conversation with other car afficionados – because all makes of autos, trucks and motorcycles will be parked for the ogling. You’ll find the cars in the upper parking lot, north of the LED Tower.

Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Daddies and daughters; mothers and sons; families of all shapes and sizes get ready for a night of fun. The Summer Ball is now an annual tradition. Plus, not’s not just for daddies and daughters anymore. Anyone is welcome to come dance the night away. Enjoy dancing, professional photos, yard games, dessert, light refreshments and more. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase from local food trucks.

This year’s theme is Pirates Lagoon.

Amphitheatre at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $15/pp
Info: 720-724-2083

The Castle Rock WineFest is an outdoor wine tasting event that offers different wineries and wine tastings. This event draws wine aficionados for its fabulous wine tastings, live music and unique artisan vendors. We will have plenty of amazing Food Truck and Art vendors also. There’s truly something for everyone at this Wine Festival! 

Bison Park, 1390 Clear Sky Way, Castle Rock
2:00-7:00 p.m.
Admission: $55-$65; Designated Driver: $18

Cyclists are encouraged to participate in the festive spirit by decking out their bikes with lights and other embellishments. At the intersection of East Plum Creek and Hangman’s Gulch trails, be sure to stop at the decorating station and get creative with glow-in-the-dark items, provided on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants must wear a helmet and have a front headlamp and blinking rear light.

Once you arrive at Festival Park grab your food, relax and enjoy the night sky. The International Dark-Sky Association will be sharing information about stars and constellations. After the festivities, families are encouraged to ride back to Douglas County or Castle View high schools. Interested in a one-way trip? Make arrangements to leave a car or be picked up at the park. Registration includes t-shirt, hot dog, chips and a drink.

Castle View High School, 5254 N. Meadows Dr., Castle Rock
7:00 p.m.
Cost: $14 
INFO: 303-814-7455

Sunday, July 16

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.

Don’t miss this experience to stretch, and strengthen and engage in the outdoor amphitheater with other yoga enthusiasts and initiates!

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.

Internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer and storyteller Hiroya Tsukamoto enchants Cherokee Castle with blends of folk acoustic music and unique sonic soundscapes. Join other music fans and be transported with the audience to another place and time with songs inspired by culture, travel, and the beautiful people he has been fortunate to meet.

People describe his music as meditative and mesmerizing.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:00 p.m. Doors/Bar/Tours
6:45 p.m. Appetizers
7:00 p.m. Performance
Cost: $63.80 
 Reservations Are Required
CALL: 303-688-5555

NEXT WEEK: Tuesday, July 18

Paul Cauthen first earned his reputation as a fire-breathing truth-teller with the acclaimed roots rock band Sons of Fathers, but it wasn’t until the 2016 release of his solo debut, My Gospel, that he truly tapped into the full depth of his prodigious talents. Vice Noisey dubbed it “a somber reminder of how lucky we are to be alive,” while Texas Monthly raved that Cauthen “sounds like the Highwaymen all rolled into one: he’s got Willie’s phrasing, Johnny’s haggard quiver, Kristofferson’s knack for storytelling, and Waylon’s baritone.” The album landed on a slew of Best Of lists at the year’s end and earned festival appearances from Austin City Limits and Pickathon to Stagecoach and Tumbleweed along with dates opening for Elle King, Margo Price, Midland, Cody Jinks, Social Distortion and more. He followed it up two years later with Have Mercy, an album that prompted Rolling Stone to dub him “one of the most fascinating, and eccentric, new voices in country music.”

Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $28
Phone: 719-575-9632

Wednesday, July 19

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, July 20

Denver’s hottest country band, Premium Diesel, will blow you and your guests away. This fresh, fun and young band fills the room with ripping guitar and fiddle as well as perfectly blended harmonies. So whether your idea of country is Johnny and June, Shania Twain, Mumford and Sons or Florida Georgia Line, Premium Diesel will rev up the party with high-octane versions of hits from your favorite classic country artists and today’s biggest crossover bands.

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. The concert will begin at 6:30 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.

Amphitheatre at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy, Castle Rock
6:30-9:00 p.m.

Heavily influenced by the sound of Bakersfield country music, Denver native singer/guitarist Eric Golden takes you through decades of Classic Country with covers ranging from Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, George Strait and many more!

Discovery Park, 20115 Main St., Parker
6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 21

Fitness Fridays are for everyone! Open to all fitness levels, this series offers a variety of formats taught by an 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.

Little Feat is the classic example of a fusion of many styles and musical genres made into something utterly distinctive.  Their brilliant musicianship transcends boundaries, uniting California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie into a rich gumbo, that has been leading people in joyful dance ever since. 

1973’s Dixie Chicken gave them the title track and “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” as good a blues as any rock band has ever written.  Their career to that point was summed up with the live Waiting for Columbus, truly one of the best live albums rock has ever heard. 

Fifty years on the road cost them Lowell George, then Richie Hayward and Paul Barrére, but the music has carried them forward.

Leftover Salmon is an American jam band from Boulder, Colorado, formed in 1989. The band’s music is a blend of bluegrass, rock, country, and Cajun/Zydeco. Over their thirty years as a band Salmon have released seven studio albums and three live albums.

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $35

Friday-Sunday, July 21-23

Devon Walker is a New York based comic, actor and writer who can be seen regularly as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Devon previously wrote for the Freeform series, Everything’s Trash and the Netflix animated series,  Big Mouth. Vulture named Devon as a Comedian You Should and Will Know in 2022.

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

Saturday, July 22

Vamonos Pest is a 5-piece rock and roll band covering music from 1968 – 2021. Formed in 2019, Vamonos Pest plays live throughout the Denver metro area.  You’ll hear familiar music from the 60s (The Beatles, Joe Cocker), 70s (Bill Withers, Doobie Brothers) 80s (Billy Squire, The Police), 90s (Oasis, Train), 00s (Dirty Heads, Jack Johnson) and the 10s (Manchester Orchestra, Twenty-One Pilots). The band members span generations themselves including Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers. Members of the band have been a part of the Denver music scene for over three decades. The band also comes in a three-piece acoustic version by the name Vamonos Unplugged. “Vamonos” is distinguished by the pure enjoyment the members have played with each other, how crisply and tightly they execute each performance, and by a selection of attention-grabbing song selections seldom if ever, heard by other bands (The Gold by Manchester Orchestra, Lay Me Down by the Dirty Heads). Vamonos Pest promises you’ll be smiling, tapping your toes, and even dancing by night’s end.

Tickets include touring the castle, live music performance, light appetizers and cash bar.

Cherokee Ranch & Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia 
6:30 Doors/Tours/Cash Bar
7:00 p.m. Light Appetizers; 7:30 p.m. Performance
Cost: $57.75 (Reservations Are Required)
CALL: 303-688-5555

Sunday, July 23

The Castle Rock Historical Society & Museum invites everyone for a summer event of Ice Cream and Art. We will have ice cream and art featuring local artist, Pam Kramer. This is a great opportunity to visit the museum, visit with people and enjoy great ice cream.

Castle Rock Museum, 420 Elbert St., Castle Rock
2:00-4:00 p.m.

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