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Swallow Hill Music presents Make Music Denver 2014
hosted by Denver Theatre District and Denver Arts & Venues.

Celebrate the musician in each of us at Make Music Denver on June 21 with instruments for all to play, workshops for all to learn, and performances for all to enjoy.

What:  Swallow Hill Music presents  Make Music Denver
When: Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 11am-7pm
Where: Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St., 80202 and surrounding blocks.
Time: 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE to all

This summer solstice, Denver joins 800 cities world-wide in celebration of music. Make Music Denver takes place this year at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Saturday, June 21st . Presented by Swallow Hill Music, and hosted by the Denver Theatre District and Denver Arts & Venues, Make Music Denver strives to bring out the musician in each of us, through free workshops, concerts, a giant open stage, and more.

Each year on June 21st, music is the focus around globe in celebration of Make Music Day. In 2012, Denver joined the list of cities bringing Make Music Day to their community. This year, the epicenter of Make Music Denver is at the Denver Performing Arts Complex and features two stages and two workshop areas that will feature programming throughout the day. Guest artists include Opera Colorado, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Bevan Frost, aka laser bunny, ATOMGA, the Denver Uke Community, and Trunko, Kirkland & Kull.

In addition, any interested performers can sign up for an open stage slot, or take their act to the streets surrounding the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Workshops and sing-a-longs are open to all levels of musicians. Workshop topics include ukulele, guitar, harmonica, paper instrument-making, guitar-making, and a live podcast by Martin Gilmore.

Make Music Denver is just one of the many ways that Swallow Hill Music is celebrating its 35th anniversary year. Our unique community has been built over the years by musicians and music lovers who appreciate the ability of music to bring people together in the classroom and on stage.  The Make Music Denver event does just that, bringing people together through music and furthering both our long held value that music can be accessible and enriching for all, and our future hope to deliver more music to more people in more places throughout Denver and Colorado. By partnering with the Denver Theatre District and Denver Arts & Venues, Make Music Denver brings Swallow Hill Music’s experiential method of appreciating music north to the downtown Denver community.

Full event details and line-up are listed below. Thank you for supporting live music with Swallow Hill Music!

Make Music Denver is a free all-day music celebration featuring a giant open stage, workshops, sing-a-longs, concerts, a live podcast, Swallow Hill Music’s Instrument Petting Zoo™, and our Little Swallows and Little Mozarts classes.

For more information visit http://www.swallowhillmusic.org.

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Mark your calendars for the inaugural Groove Music & Arts Festival July 18th-20th!

Three full days of music, mountains, and freedom; featuring the highest quality funk, bluegrass, and jam bands around. Groove Music & Arts Festival offers patrons two stages with live music throughout the weekend, as well as performing arts, yoga, meditation, sustainability workshops, and a local farmer’s market every morning. On-site camping is included with the purchase of a three-day festival pass.

● Keller & The Keels
● Karl Denson’s Tine Universe
● Kyle Hollingsworth Band
● Dumpstaphunk
● Tea Leaf Green
● Orgone
● Hot Buttered Rum
● Cosby Sweater w/ Joel Cummins
● Mountain Standard Time
● Euforquestra
● Whitewater Ramble
● Alan Evan’s Playonbrother
● Earphunk
● The Main Squeeze
● The Magic Beans
● The Drunken Hearts
● Ultraviolet Hippopotamus
● Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
● The Congress

Groove Music & Arts Festival is being held on Shadows Ranch, conveniently located 2.5 miles off of I-70, about 45 minutes west of Denver in Georgetown, CO. Shadows Ranch boasts beautiful shaded on-site camping with Clear Creek running directly through the festival grounds and expansive mountain views. The beautiful scenery combined with the intimate atmosphere Shadows Ranch provides are the main reasons we have chosen this site to be our template for the inaugural Groove Music & Arts Festival.

Purchase tickets for $115 for a limited time HERE.
(Tier 3 price will be $135, Gate Price will be $150)


We have opportunities for volunteers and street team members/promoters to earn free tickets to the festival.

If you are interested in performing, painting, conducting a workshop, or for any arts related inquiries, send an e-mail to arts@groove-productions.com describing what you are interested in and any appropriate links to view your respected portfolios. Our arts coordinators will be happy to further discuss any information regarding arts related opportunities.

But wait! There’s more! Groove Fest Pre-Party at Cervantes’ and Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver on July 17th  featuring artists that will be performing at Shadows Ranch.

● Mountain Standard Time
● Euforquestra
● Whitewater Ramble
● Alan Evan’s Playonbrother
● Earphunk
● The Main Squeeze
● The Magic Beans
● The Drunken Hearts

$15 Advance / $20 Day Of Show
Get tickets for the event HERE


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The 3rd Annual Innervision Music Fest will continue the tradition of providing a platform in which aspiring disabled artists can achieve their potential regardless of any physical or financial disabilities. As pioneers in the Colorado music scene, Innervision has made it possible for emerging Colorado artists to participate in the Colorado festival season.

Where: Lincoln Park, just north of the LaAlma Recreation Center, West 11th Avenue at Mariposa Street (outdoor theater is located a couple hundred feet north of 11th on Mariposa – great little “Red Rocks”!)
Time: 12:00 noon until 7:00 p.m.
When: Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Cost: Free and open to the public. Terrific family event!

List of performers to be announced!


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