By Patte Smith
Several outdoor music concerts are in Castle Pines own backyard. Pack up a picnic basket and grab the lawn chairs to listen to tunes at the park.
The Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Forever in Blue Jeans,” a Neil Diamond tribute band, at its inaugural Food Truck Frenzy on June 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Elk Ridge Park in Castle Pines.
The Castle Pines North Master Association Summer Concert Series, held at Coyote Ridge Park, begins on June 13 featuring the high energy group Tunisia from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. July 19 the Kory Brunson Band performs from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and on July 25 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. the Long Run Band features songs by the Eagles. Tuxedo Junction plays the best in music from the 30s and 40s big band era on August 2 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Lone Tree’s two summer evening concerts at Sweetwater Park are free and open to the public and feature MarchFourth Marching Band on June 13 and the Freddy Jones Band on August 1. Both concerts are from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Parker Arts is holding PACE Patio Parties that are free events held on the beautiful west patio. Guests can bring a picnic dinner (no outside alcohol allowed) or purchase snacks and drinks at the concession area. Enjoy watching the sunset in a laid-back atmosphere. Space is limited to the first 200 people to arrive. The patio opens at 5 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs, seating is not provided. For dates and featured artists entertaining at the patio parties, visit wwwparkerarts.org.
Five free concerts open to the public are also planned in August from noon – 2 p.m. at the band stand in the O’Brien Park in Parker. The musical groups have not been finalized so look for more information at wwwparkerarts.org during the summer.