SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
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- "Pass the White Bucket" Campaign
EPRD Summer Concert Series
Welcome to Evergreen Park & Recreation District's (EPRD) Summer Concert Series! With the excitement of post covid gatherings in person we are pleased to announce the concert dates as follows: Wednesday, June 22, July 20, July 27 and August 10, 2022.
Get ready to enjoy a picnic under the stars with friends and family while enjoying music from a range of talent, both local and national. In addition to the concert experience we will be offering a bar serving local beer, Colorado margaritas, and wine. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit. The musical acts can feature Americana, rock, jazz, pop, Motown, country and bluegrass. This year we are pleased to offer at each concert two opening 25 and under bands, made up of the winners from Evergreen's Got Talent and 285's Got Talent Spring competitions.
Concert times are: 4:30-5 PM Opener, 5:30-6 PM Opener, 6:30-8 PM Headliner
See the Concert Schedule tab for this year's musical acts.
Concert times are on the following Wednesdays during the summer:
4:30-5 PM Opener, 5:30-6 PM Opener, 6:30-8 PM Headliner
This year's opening acts are the winners of Evergreen's Got Talent and 285's Got Talent. These competitions were open to area musicians under the age of 25. Come and enjoy our younger mountain musicians!
- June 22
DR POZ AND FRIENDS
Evergreen local Paul Cohen, aka ‘Dr. Poz’, is no stranger to entertaining audiences. Studying clarinet and saxophone at an early age, he has developed into a talented musician who has graced innumerable local and national festivals and stages, as well as playing our venerated Red Rocks Amphitheater twice. Along his musical journey, Paul has performed with such legends as Peter Wolf from the J. Geils Band and John Oates of Hall & Oates fame. Since his arrival in Colorado in 1995, Paul's easy-going personality and love of music have attracted a diverse group of talented musicians whom he is proud to call Friends. When these Friends join forces with Paul, an irresistible blend of rock, blues, funk, soul, R&B and Motown music is created. As he likes to say, “if it feels good, we play it!”.
20 years ago, Paul's love for the low end also led him to study the bass guitar. Through the magic of looping technology, Paul uniquely combines these two instruments at the same time live, and he jokingly refers to his band as a '4-piece with a horn section'. If you love 'feel good' music, Dr. Poz & Friends is the perfect soundtrack to our charmed life in Evergreen. To add to the flavor of this first concert "Welcome Back Evergreen" Dr. Poz will be bringing on local Evergreen musicians to the stage to play for a song or two. Stay tuned as we will be introducing them soon.
Opening Act 1:
Bryce is a 17 year old completing his junior year at conifer high school. He has been writing songs for about a year and a half and has been performing for much longer in open mics and in musicals. While he’s not writing music or performing he likes to help out at local theaters and hangout with friends.
Opening Act 2:
Danielle moved to Colorado one year ago after graduating from SIUE with a degree in dance. She loves to dance, perform, sing, write music, travel, be in nature, care for animals, and use art as a platform to help others. The mountains, and the warm, inviting community-especially those at open mic nights, have made Colorado feel like home. Having the opportunity to potentially impact peoples' lives with her music is one of the most special feelings to Danielle, and she hopes to continue sharing her music with the world.
- July 20
For the past four years, Evergreen Colorado's the Wrecklunds have been a 5-piece bluegrass and acoustic Americana/rock outfit. This season they are excited to announce the addition of keyboards and drums to the lineup as well as occasional horns. The band has been a force along the Front Range and continues to grow and define itself.
The Wrecklunds feature renown singer Bryan Eklund (Rapture Valley, Bobber Johnson, Woodfire), fiddle player Kyle O’Brien (Henhouse Prowlers, Earl Brothers), mandolin player Mark Swaim (Home, Soul Tyme), banjo player Brandt Miller (Restless Leg String Band, Steepland String Band), and doghouse bass player Eric Drobny (40 Gallon Still, Some Train Yard).
Within the last year the Wrecklunds have released their debut album ‘Moon Over Broadway’, produced by Vince Herman (of Leftover Salmon fame) and performed on the Rockygrass main stage as finalists in the Planet Bluegrass band competition as well as many other memorable shows for their supportive fans.
With tight vocal-harmonies, masterful instrumentation and songcraft, and a passion for live performance, the Wrecklunds are a must-see act for Colorado music fans before their music takes them across the country and around the world. A must see!
Opening Act 1:
Raedi has had a passion for music for as long as she can remember. Music inspires, tells stories and forges memories like no other medium. She appreciates that every musician's style and each listener’s experience is unique and different. Music connects the world, embraces diversity and allows people to share their voices.
Opening Act 2:
JAX JORDENING and JEB BARBER
Jax and Jeb are a country & western duo from Conifer, Colorado. They grew up listening to legends such as Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, and George Straight. This inspiration is reflected in the duo’s original songs, as well as in their covers. They are honored to be performing at Evergreen CODA this year.
- July 27
Concert Supporting our Military and First Responders
Rhett has been in the music scene around Denver for 20+ years. Starting off playing bass with Maggie Jack, Rhett quickly learned what was needed to be an effective musician on stage. During his next project, Tequila Mockingbird, which would last for 12 1/2 years, he fine-tuned his bass playing, started dabbling with backup singing, developed his stage performance, and studio recording/engineering/mastering techniques. During this time Rhett would periodically fill in with other local bands such as SPIV, Matt Need's Vagiant (The Tightest Band in the World), EBWA, and many others.
During his next musical phase Rhett decided it was time to actually buy a drum set instead of always fooling around on his current drummer's kit. This led to him striking out and eventually meeting Matt Buckstein with whom he would co-form Denver's own country band Buckstein. It was during these years that he developed his drumming skills, while still refining his singing abilities. Often times Rhett would fill in for other country bands as they would come through town appearing both at Toby Keith's and The Grizzly Rose among other venues around town. These bands included Texas's own Beaumont. As well as Against The Grain from California.
Currently the drummer/backup vocalist for The Walker Williams Band, Rhett has enjoyed many years of success while sharing the stage with many of the greats including Toby Keith. Rhett has finally been given the opportunity to take his musicianship on the road as much as possible. And he is absolutely having the time of his life!
101st ARMY HOT SEVEN JAZZ BAND
In honor of our military and first responders, the 101st Army Hot Seven Jazz Band will be the only Opening Act starting at 5 PM. As a component of the Colorado National Guard’s 101st Army Band, these soldiers honor their nation through the most original American art form – Jazz!
The instruments of the band (trumpet clarinet, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano and drums) have been synonymous with revelry for over a century. This mirthful military band’s repertoire features music from the beginning of jazz, bringing the hits of Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Jelly Roll Morton and many others to a new generation of traditional jazz enthusiasts. Regular favorites at the legendary Sacramento Jazz performed for senators, governors, and heads of state from all around the world.
- August 10
THE SELFLESS LOVERS
Nik Parr & The Selfless Lovers is a high-energy, piano driven rock n' roll group from Austin, Texas. The band is led by singer, pianist, saxophonist, songwriter and frontman Nik Parr, who switches between multiple instruments throughout the set. (He even plays sax and piano at the same time.)
Since 2019, Nik and his band have shared the stage with nationally renowned funk, soul, and blues acts: Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Ripe, Turkuaz, The Suffers, Black Joe Lewis, Eric Tessmer, Carolyn Wonderland, The Peterson Brothers, Miss Mojo, Los Coast, Roxy Roca, The Commonheart and Flow Tribe.
The band's live show is a nonstop dance party, channeling soul, rock n' roll, funk and disco-dance influences. The group is touring their third studio album, "When The Bars Close." Works great for anyone who likes roots music: The Black Keys, Rolling Stones, Alabama Shakes, Leon Bridges, The Revivalists, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, The Black Pumas
Opening Act 1:
Keagan Lafferty is a 17 year old singer-songwriter from Colorado, whose passion for music began when she was just 6 years old. Taylor Swift was Keagan’s initial inspiration for songwriting and she finds inspiration in a variety of artists including Lorde, Halsey, Billy Joel, The Chicks, I'm With Her, Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, Finneas, Phoebe Bridgers, Bleachers, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Iver, and many more. Keagan expresses her musical passion through her songwriting, which she shares through live performance at local open mics and gigs. She is also expanding her musical knowledge by learning to work with audio music production; her songs are self-recorded and produced. Keagan's musical style consists of an original blend of folk and country, with a hint of pop and Americana. Through her music, Keagan aims to create a world where imagination meets reality, and emotions can be translated into a melodic blend of poetry and instrumental sounds. She hopes to inspire those around her through her songwriting and performance.
Opening Act 2:
MAY BE FERN
May Be Fern, combining the musical talents and intelligence of its four members, creates a sound you will not forget.
Kate Fern, with 12+ years of professional theater experience and a lifetime of exceptional vocal performance, plays bass guitar and is one of the two lead singers in May be Fern.
Hannah May, a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and local professional musician, plays keyboard, guitar, and lead vocals. She’s been a well-loved star in the musical community for almost a decade, playing well-known venues, and doesn’t have any plans on stopping.
Carleen Jeffers, originally a classically trained upright bassist, uses their eclectic music taste and perfect ear as they rock the rhythm section of May be Fern. They are a multi-instrumentalist who offers meant-to-be sounds and progressions to the music creating process.
Madi Spillman, coming from a long line of extraordinary musicians of all flavors, plays left-handed lead/rhythm guitar in May be Fern. Madi has an extensive resume in live music performance and has recorded a studio album with an artist from New York. She brings funk and sparks to the band they never knew they needed.
Together these four icons entertain, inspire, and offer a new and exciting sound to the music world. You won’t want to miss it.
Evergreen Lake House is located at 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen, CO. Evergreen lake provides a scenic view of the lake, mountains and ponderosa pine trees. Pack a picnic or purchase food and non-alcoholic drinks from one of our food trucks. In addition, the concert bar provides local beer, wine and Colorado margaritas with all bar tips donated to the Active4All Evergreen Foundation. Settle in and enjoy the music on a warm night as the sun sets over the mountains behind you.
- The show goes on rain or shine
- Family-friendly event, all ages welcome
- Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages allowed
- To be compliant with Colorado Liquor Laws, NO outside alcohol permitted or consumption of alcohol outside of the defined concert area is allowed
- For those interested in purchasing alcohol there will be a carding station at both entrances with wristbands provided for those over the age of 21
- No drones or half-domes allowed
A limited number of VIP parking passes will be available and sold on Wednesday June 1, 2022 at 9 AM. These are only available to purchase online. The VIP parking pass is $100 and is valid for the four summer concerts. VIP parking pass holders may arrive as early as 3:30 PM. If pass holders are not parked by 6 PM, parking spaces may be given away.
Parking passes can be picked up at the Evergreen Lake House starting June 2, 2022.
Parking is limited and we recommend utilizing the free transportation provided by EPRD.
Shuttles will run starting 3:30 PM to 8:45 PM from:
- Christ the King Catholic Church - 4291 Evergreen Pkwy, Evergreen, CO 80439
- Additional locations TBD
Please leave pets at home due to lack of space for families and picnicking.
Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors. These free concerts would not be possible without their support!
Kitchen One for One - Aug 10 Concert Only
SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE
For further information on the Summer Concerts Series please contact Pam Lindquist, Lake House Facility Specialist. 72-880-1310 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EPRD Summer Concert Series in partnership with Moore Lumber and Evergreen Ace Hardware is proud to announce the “PASS THE WHITE BUCKET” campaign.
With more than 200 Evergreen registered non-profits, we realize there are many who don’t have a platform to profile their organization. The White Bucket Campaign provides a selected Evergreen non-profit for one concert:
- The opportunity to speak for five minutes on the stage about their organization.
- Have a 10X10 booth area.
- Receive the donations placed in the white bucket which will be passed throughout the crowd.
All interested non-profits can apply for consideration. Please email email@example.com with answers to the following questions:
- Name, address, phone and contact person.
- Purpose and mission of organization, including website
- How will concert donations be used to benefit Evergreen and its constituents
- Provide a copy of the 501(c)(3) status from the IRS.