Swallow Hill Music and the Denver Botanic Gardens, which has established itself as one of the city's most forward-thinking cultural institutions, have announced the lineup for their Summer Concert Series at the Gardens, outdoor music events that rival the natural splendor of Red Rocks, albeit in a quieter way.
While Westword has long campaigned for the Insane Clown Posse to play a show at the Gardens (and has been steadily let down), we're thrilled with this year's schedule, with return guests like Mary Chapin Carpenter and TajMo, as well as new additions to the lineup. More events will be added in the coming months.
The current list includes:
Mary Chapin Carpenter w/ Special Guest TBA, Friday, June 22
The Mavericks, Monday, July 9
TajMo - The Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' Band, Monday, July 23
Melissa Etheridge, Wednesday, July 25
Chaka Khan, Friday, July 27
Guster, Sunday, July 29
Angelique Kidjo's Remain In Light and Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Thursday, August 9
Gipsy Kings, Wednesday, August 15
Seating begins at 5:45 p.m.; shows start at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 10, at 10 a.m. For more information, go to the Gardens' website or call 720-865-3500.
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