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Elway's kicks off summer music series this week

Elway's (2500 East First Avenue) just kicked off its seventh annual summer music series, which runs every Wednesday through August 21. The outdoor shows, held in the courtyard behind the restaurant, usually attract some decent-sized crowds. This year, the lineup includes a number of original acts like Bop Skizzum and Something Underground, as well as tribute acts such as Diamonds Are Forever (Neil Diamond) on July 20, Message in a Bottle (Police) on July 27 and Under a Blood Red Sky (U2) on August 21, and '80s cover bands New Sensation and That Eighties Band. Elway's Backyard opens at 5 p.m., and bands play from 6:30 to 9. Click through for the full lineup.

06/22/11 - Opie Gone Bad 06/29/11 - The Parkside Band 07/06/11 - Bop Skizzum 07/13/11 - Something Underground 07/20/11 - Diamonds are Forever 07/27/11 - Message in a Bottle 08/03/11 - Funkiphino 08/10/11 - New Sensation 08/17/11 - That Eighties Band 08/21/11 - Under a Blood Red Sky

Correction: An earlier version of this post listed the wrong dates.

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