Concert series lineup announced

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Music will once again fill the city amphitheater with Englewood’s announcement of the lineup for the Sounds of Summer Concert Series.

A group called Boomers kicks off the series June 13, playing classic rock from the 1960s through the 1990s.

Free concerts are held Thursday evenings, and the series wraps up Aug. 8 with a group called Off the Record playing a variety of dance music.

Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. in the amphitheater, located at the base of the bridge leading to the Englewood Light Rail Station.

There is no charge for admission and, while chairs are set up on the grassy area in front of the stage, concert-goers are invited to bring their own chairs. In case of threatening weather, call 303-762-2598 for information on whether or not the concert will go on as planned.

Beatrice Willows smiled as she looked over the concert schedule.

“My friends and I love the concert series. Oh, we like some groups better than others but we usually come to at least listen to a sample of the music. If we like it, we stay. If not, we leave,” she said. “Four of my girlfriends meet at my house and we walk to the amphitheater. We are all retired and a free night of entertainment is welcome, so we are glad to see Englewood is continuing the concerts.”

This year’s schedule is:

• June 13 — Boomers, playing classic rock from the 1960s through the 1990s

• June 20 — Tumbling Dice, playing old and new country hits

• June 27 — Solar, playing alternative pop and rock

• July 11 — Willie and the Po Boys, playing rock, Motown, funk and blues

• July 18 — Bluzinators, playing jump blues, big band swing and traditional blues

• July 25 — Better the Biscuits, playing original fun and contemporary folk music

• Aug. 1 — Colorado Swing, playing big band and swing tunes

• Aug. 8 — Off the Record playing a variety of dance band music

Englewood began the summer concert series in 1994 thanks to grant funding from the Arapahoe County Cultural District.

The grant funding ended after the 1999 concert season, but because of the popularity of the free concerts, the Englewood City Council approved funding to continue the program.

Originally, the concerts were held at the Plaza at Little Dry Creek. With the construction of the amphitheater as part of the City Center Englewood development, the decision was made in 2003 to move the concert series to the new venue.

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