Lone Tree summer: That’s entertainment

Concerts, yoga, movies part of city's lineup

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Summer in Lone Tree means free music, movies and yoga. Concerts are planned at both Sweetwater Park and RidgeGate, and all are open to the public.

The city’s Sweetwater Park annual concert series starts at 6 p.m. June 15 with two bands: longtime Colorado jazz band Dotsero, and blues/soul/rock artist Hamilton Loomis.

Raising Cain and the Steve Thomas Band will perform during the 4 to 10 p.m. Independence Day Celebration at the park, a free evening of activities and fireworks limited to Lone Tree and Acres Green residents and their guests.

The second Sweetwater Park concert is at 6 p.m. July 20, featuring The Samples and Mary Louise Lee Band.

Food and other refreshments will be available during both concerts. Sweetwater Park is located behind the Lone Tree Civic Center off Lone Tree Parkway and Sweetwater Road, and also is accessible off Yosemite Street and Maximum Drive.

For more information, visit www.cityoflonetree.com.

South Suburban Parks and Recreation and RidgeGate partnered to sponsor a series of free events in the developing community south of Lincoln Avenue. RidgeGate’s Bluffs Regional Park, Belvedere Park and Prairie Sky Park will all host a variety of activities.

Monthly lunchtime concerts, set for the first Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m., feature rock, dance and Celtic bands. They’re designed to get people not just to listen, but to move.

“The idea is to get people outdoors and active,” said South Suburban spokeswoman Jamie DeBartolomeis. “There’s a paved path around the park, and lot of people will walk, or parents with toddlers will push strollers around the path. Or you could just simply pack a picnic and blanket, sit down and take a break from the week.”

The Nacho Men headline the RidgeGate lunch lineup July 3, with Martini Shot ending the series Aug. 7.

Free sunset yoga is planned at 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month from now through September.

Several nature hikes also are planned throughout the summer, with varying times and dates.

Big Screen on the Bluffs movie night returns Aug. 10 at Prairie Sky Park. Starting at 6 p.m., the City of Lone Tree hosts crafts and activities, followed by a sunset movie on an outdoor screen.

For a schedule of events, visit www.ridgegate.com