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Celebrate a perfect summer night in Castle Rock with great music, warm temperatures and time under the stars. Nestled in the beautiful setting of Philip S. Miller Park, the Amphitheater has become one of Colorado’s most sought after live-music venues. Don’t miss the Town’s Summer Concert Series at the Amphitheater. Tickets for the 2018 season are on sale now.The concert series brings amazing events to Castle Rock on select weekends May through September. Enjoy live music from nationally known bands, along with craft beer and cocktails under the stars. The intimate setting, family friendly environment and amazing acoustics make for a great musical experience. These ticketed music events have become a signature part of summers in Castle Rock.Tickets are on sale now at CRgov.com/PSMConcerts. Tickets range from $10 to $55 depending on the artist.The concert series will include:• The Future Tour – Thursday, May 10In support of his sophomore release in March 2018, entitled Future, as well as, its debut hit single “Witness”, Jordan Feliz will be headlining his own tour this Spring filled with electric performances of all of his smash radio hits. This tour also features special guests Blanca and For All Seasons.• Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Saturday, July 142018 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since it’s formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world, in the midst of the grunge era no less, that it was still cool to swing. The band, cofounded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.After 25 years, 11 records, over 2800 live shows, and countless appearances in film and television, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is showing no signs of slowing down, and is looking forward to celebrating it’s 25th anniversary in 2018.• Michael McDonald – Friday, July 20
One of the world’s most distinctive singing voices, Michael McDonald is often imitated but never duplicated (although Justin Timberlake has come close on “The Tonight Show” to comedic effect, as has actor John Viener on “Family Guy”). He’s had enough humility over the years to freely blend that voice with others’, whether as a member of Steely Dan, a Doobie Brother, as a highly successful solo artist and songwriter, a member of the supergroup the Dukes of September or, most recently, reaching the Coachella generation as a celebrated co-star on Thundercat’s indie hit “Show You the Way.” Fans who’ve wanted to hear that 50,000-watt clear channel of a voice all by itself have had to bide their time—not just minute by minute, but year by year—waiting for McDonald to reclaim a solo spotlight.Enter Wide Open, McDonald’s first new album in nine years, and his first set of all-original material since 2000. McDonald has nonetheless remained relevant through the early 21st century; he received his 13th Grammy nomination for Motown, a platinum-selling tribute to the greatest of all soul labels. He subsequently released a top 10-charting sequel, Motown Two along with a Christmas album, both of which certified as Gold Records. Following came Soul Speak, a collection of classic covers and a handful of original songs. But Wide Open finds him rediscovering his other voice—that is, his songwriting voice—in a big way, penning or co-writing 11 of the album’s 12 tracks. It’s a cogent reminder that he won Record and Song of the Year Grammys for co-writing as well as singing the Doobie Brothers hit “What a Fool Believes.” Wide Open marks a return to that classic’s emotional urgency alongside fiercer and fresher band arrangements than he’s ever created before.
• Castle Rock Summer Jam – Sunday, July 29Started by local musicians John Saunders and Bill Clarke, the Castle Rock Summer Jam, was an opportunity to enjoy an all-day music festival close to home, while making a difference. Proceeds from the jam will benefit the Douglas Elbert Task Force. The lineup will include Johnny Richards, Sarah P and the Dirty Logger, The John Saunders Band, Solar, and a national touring act, and Colorado favorite, to be announced on June 12. The day will include family friendly activities, food, craft beer and cocktails and end with an unforgettable musical performance.• David Pack’s Legends Live – Saturday, Aug. 18Five legendary superstars on one stage singing their number one hits, makes this a once in a lifetime kind of night! This very special evening of Grammy-winning singers, producers, composers, and multi-platinum recording artists will include your favorite hits from the 70s and 80s.This unforgettable evening will also feature a celebration of the 100th birthday of world renowned composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein, and will conclude with an all-star encore featuring all of the headliners.The headliners for this epic performance are:
Gary Wright – singing Dream Weaver, Love is Alive, and more.
John Elefante (former lead singer of KANSAS) – singing Dust in the Wind, Carry On Wayward Son, and more
Jim Peterik (founder/singer of IDES OF MARCH, also formerly of Survivor, .38 Special) – singing Eye of the Tiger, Hold On Loosely, Vehicle
David Pack (former lead vocalist of AMBROSIA) – singing Biggest Part of Me, You're the Only Woman, and more.
David Benoit – legendary jazz keyboardist and composer performing will perform hits including Linus and Lucy, Key to You and “Overture to Candide” in honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100 Centennial Celebration
The concert series is part of Town Council’s goal to keep our community character alive with community festivals, concerts and activities. The priority is to continue to bring family friendly events to the Downtown area and Philip S. Miller Park.
Check out CRgov.com/PSMConcerts for more details, or find the event posts on the Town’s Facebook page (/CRgov).
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