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Beautiful flowers and a waterfall at the Botanic Gardens in Denver.

“To everything there is a season,” Pete Seeger famously sang in the Biblically-derived “Turn! Turn! Turn!,” but we’ve never seen a season quite like this. Due to safety measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19, Denver Botanic Gardens is canceling its 2020 Summer Concert Series. The series was presented by UMB Bank and produced in partnership with Swallow Hill Music.

In 2019, Denver Botanic Gardens hosted more than 30,000 live music lovers at its York Street location.

John Craigie, who was slated to play the Gardens this summer, sings on his song “Virgin Guitar,” “we need the bad things to make the good things, I know, I hear them singing ‘no rain, no rose.’”

It’s a bittersweet but apt observation. Denver Botanic Gardens and Swallow Hill Music look forward to, and are preparing for, the day when music is again in full bloom at the Gardens’ York Street urban oasis.

Brian Vogt, Denver Botanic Gardens CEO, adds “Thank you for being our friends as we journey
down this long and winding road. Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow when concerts return to
the Gardens.”

Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location will open with capped numbers and timed tickets on Friday, May 22.

Barry Osborne, barry@swallowhillmusic.org
Swallow Hill Music
Sponsors: Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway, Halcyon Hotel Cherry Creek, Marczyk Fine Foods, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Mythology Distillery, United Airlines, Xcel Energy, Elevated Third, Perry & Company. Media Sponsor: 97.3 KBCO


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