Party! Party! On Thursday, September 12, many of the town's movers and shakers will gather on the 19th Street Bridge in Riverfront Park for the Greenway Foundation's annual Gala on the Bridge. But that's just the start of the fun. From 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 13, the inaugural After Party on the Bridge in Riverfront Park will celebrate the river that runs through town with a party that includes street food, cocktails and a concert, with special performances by Born in the Flood (with Nathaniel Rateliff) and FLASH/LIGHTS, along with DJ Chuck Lepley and Wonderbound.
Tickets are $75 and support the Greenway Foundation -- but we're giving away a pair to the After Party right here. To enter, all you have to do is post a comment below on why you love the South Platte by midnight tonight; we'll pick a winner tomorrow morning. See also: After ignoring the South Platte River for decades, Denver is again panning for gold.
And whoever snags these tickets won't be the only winner Friday night. At the After Party, awards will also be given in the following categories:
Honoring an artist, a piece of art, an art project, an art organization or an art program that has had an impact on our urban waterways. The art can be located along the greenway, create awareness about our urban waterways, or inspire others to get involved with the protection, preservation, or reclamation of the river. Programs, organizations, and projects that bring people to the greenway to experience or create art are also welcome honorees.
Honoring a public project that has enhanced, restored, reclaimed, or expanded public access and enjoyment of our urban waterways. Organizations, agencies, individuals, architects, engineers, planners, and others involved in the planning, funding, or creation of these public spaces are all welcome honorees.
Honoring a private development or private investment that has had a significant impact on enhancing or improving our urban riverfront. Developers, architects, specific projects, investments, individuals, groups, and others involved in the planning, funding, or creation of private places are all welcome honorees.
Programming, Events, and Recreation
Honoring a creative, innovative, impactful, or fun program, event, recreational program, nonprofit, business, or individual that has brought life, fun, learning, entertainment, or exposure to our urban waterways. Individuals, organizations, events, programs, classes, nonprofits, businesses, and others involved in the creation, implementation, or funding of these programs and events are all welcome honorees.
Find more information on the Greenway Foundation here.