Summer Concert Series Returns to Local Parks
Who doesn’t love spending summer nights outdoors listening to live entertainment after hot summer days? The Summer Concert Series is back in Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch and Parker after a two-year absence. The free music events give people of all ages a chance to jam to a variety of tunes and enjoy dinner in the park with friends and family.
Highland Heritage Regional Park
9651 S. Quebec Street
The Highlands Ranch Community Association’s summer concert series kicked off on June 2. The concerts take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays through July 28 at Highland Heritage Regional Park. A new stage that was built in 2019 is being used for the first time this summer since all of the concerts in 2020 and 2021 were canceled.
The next band performing will be Narrow Gauge on July 7. Other bands that are scheduled to play are The Long Run on July 14, Chris Daniels & The Kings on July 21 and The Radio Band on July 28. There are different food trucks each week during the concerts.
20115 Main Street
July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28
The Town of Parker is hosting the Discovery Park Summer Concerts in its new amphitheater. The free concerts start at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in July. This month’s lineup includes: The Petty Nicks Experience on July 7, After Midnight on July 14, Trouble in the Heartland on July 21 and Union Gray on July 28. Food trucks will be on-site during the concerts, but due to its open-space design, no alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Philip S. Miller Park
1375 W. Plum Creek Parkway
July 21, August 18, September 15
The Town of Castle Rock’s Tune for Trails and Perks for Parks will host a free summer concert series at the outdoor amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park. Concerts are held on the third Thursday of the month through September. The next concert will be Junior Varsity Three on July 21, Spinphony on August 18, and Groovealicious on September 15. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and proceeds from beverage sales will go toward the Parks and Trails Foundation project, Possibilities Playground (see related story page 2).
By Mindy Stone Tappan; courtesy photo