ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities announces its 30th Anniversary Summer Concert Series—an eclectic mix of music presented outdoors under the dazzling Rocky Mountain skies. Hailed as one of the "101 Things You ’ve Gotta Do in Denver" by 5280
magazine, the series will feature seven concerts in a variety of music styles, from bluegrass, soul jazz and world music to classical, rock ‘n’ roll and western swing.
Tickets are now on sale to the public. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Advocate Homes, the official 30th Anniversary sponsor of the Arvada Center. Concert details, including dates and prices follow:
Arvada Center Chorale
With Musicians of the Musica Sacra Orchestra
This classical concert includes the beautiful Mozart Vespers
for chorus and orchestra, Mozart's Divertimento in D Major
for strings, Morten Lauridsen's Nocturnes
and a specially commissioned chorale work marking the 30th Anniversary of the Arvada Center.
Friday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.
$12 lawn/$15 covered
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
Peter Noone has played every major venue in every country on every continent in the world —this summer you'll find him at the Arvada Center! With his dry British wit, in-between song banter and songs like I'm Into Something Good
and Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter
, this nostalgic concert will entertain audiences from 6 to 76 from beginning to end!
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.
$32 covered/$15 lawn/$10 Children under 12 (lawn only)
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
An Evening of Bluegrass
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will bring you to your feet as they play to prove "Country Rocks but Bluegrass Rules!" His latest album, History of the Future
, was a Grammy Award® nominee for "Best Bluegrass Album." Three previously cut albums earned a Grammy. Create some thunder of your own as you enjoy this not-to-be-missed concert at the Arvada Center.
Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m.
$45 covered/$30 lawn
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
For three decades this 10-member a cappella group has been fusing the spiritually resonant traditions of Zulu music and Christian gospel music. Spreading a message of "Peace, Love and Harmony," this dynamic group has played for the Pope, two Nobel Peace Prize Ceremonies, a Summer Olympics and many other special events around the world. Having played with the likes of Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Sir Paul McCartney, the Arvada Center is honored to play host to this "World Music" phenomenon.
Saturday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
$45 covered/$30 lawn
with The Austin Lounge Lizards
A summer concert favorite at the Arvada Center, Southern Exposure draws on traditional and contemporary Bluegrass tunes like Uncle Pen
and Rocky Top
, mixed in with gems like City of New Orleans
and Carolina in the Pines
, to the delight of Bluegrass enthusiasts. Combining their talents with the satirical Folk, Country and Bluegrass of The Austin Lounge Lizards, you're promised an evening of laughter and down-home music. Sponsored by 1STBANK
Saturday, August 5, 7:30 p.m.
$28 covered/$15 lawn
The John Scofield "Real Jazz" Trio
With his distinctive rock-oriented sound, Scofield's masterful jazz falls somewhere between post-bop, fusion and soul jazz. According to Scofield, "Whenever I'm playing, that's my big night—wherever I am." Don’t miss his big night at our outdoor amphitheater. Sponsored by DBC Irrigation.
Saturday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.
$32 covered/$15 lawn
Asleep at the Wheel
with Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams
For over three decades Asleep at the Wheel has successfully bucked the mainstream industry trends and stayed true to their dream of keeping Western Swing alive. This nine-time Grammy®-winning band melds Swing and Country Blues creating a sensational musical energy that will have you on your feet. Keeping Swing alive is Asleep at the Wheel's tradition as is their summer concert at the Arvada Center amphitheater.
Saturday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
$32 covered/$15 lawn
A barbecue dinner is available from the Arvada Center’s catering service for a cost of $9.50 in advance or $10.50 at the concert. Meals can be ordered when purchasing tickets. In compliance with city regulations, no alcoholic beverages or glass containers can be brought into the amphitheater. The Arvada Center offers beer and wine service. Concessions open at 6:00 p.m. Patrons are welcome to bring their own meals to the performances.
Both covered and lawn seats are available for summer concerts. Beach chairs are rented on a first-come, first-served basis for lawn patrons at a cost of $2. Audience members may bring their own chairs only if the chairs have no legs and are not over 26" in height. All chairs are subject to the approval of the house manager. Amphitheater gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Please note that all summer amphitheater events are held rain or shine. For tickets or additional information, call the Arvada Center box office at (720) 898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is generously supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). It is the metro area’s seventh largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth Blvd., the Arvada Center is a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver.