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Summer concerts begin in June

Free live outdoor music begins on June 1 with a Downtown Longmont concert.
Pato Banton and the Now Generation band perform on Friday at 4th Avenue & Kimbark Street during Longmont's Downtown Summer Concert series.

Summer concerts are scheduled to pop up throughout Longmont this summer. 

Free live outdoor music begins on June 1 with a Downtown Longmont concert. The event will feature Drunken Hearts, Antonio Lopez Band and Jeff & Paige. The event is expected to last longer and include more music than previous Downtown summer concerts. It will begin at 4:30 p.m. with Jeff & Paige who will provide kid-centric music. 

Longmont Downtown Development Authority hosted a series of concerts downtown in previous years. This year the organization will host only one concert. It will also serve as the SVVSD All High Schools reunion. 

While planning its summer entertainment, LDDA realized there were many shows happening throughout the summer, whether sponsored by the city or local businesses. Instead of utilizing its limited resources on a concert series, the organization decided to host a larger event and reallocate the remainder of its funds to market and show support for other downtown events, said Colin Argys, marketing and event specialist for LDDA.

Although the LDDA series has been reduced, there are still plenty of outdoor concerts happening throughout Longmont.

Longmont Recreation will host its annual Par Tee golf course concert at Sandstone Ranch on June 13 from 5-8:30 p.m.

As the Longmont Museum puts the finishing touches on the Stewart Family Courtyard and stage, it will host its outdoor concerts in parks throughout the city. 

Summer Concerts in the Park:

Wednesday, June 26, 6:30-8 pm

Willow Farm Park, 901 S Fordham St

101 st Army Hot Seven Jazz Band

This mirthful military band’s repertoire features music from the beginning of jazz, bringing the hits of Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Jelly Roll Morton and many others to a new generation of traditional jazz enthusiasts. Regular favorites at the legendary Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and Monterey Dixieland Band Bash, they have also performed for senators, governors and heads of state from around the world. As a component of the Colorado National Guard’s 101st Army Band, these soldiers honor their nation through the most original American art form — Jazz!

More information at Longmont Museum’s Website or 303-651-8374.

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30-8 pm

Collyer Park, 600 Collyer St.

Denver Taiko

Performing traditional Japanese Taiko drumming as well as their own original compositions, Denver Taiko’s repertoire of rhythmic grooves and heart-pounding beats make for a dynamic and high energy show you won’t soon forget. More information at Longmont Museum’s

Website or (303) 651-8374.

Wednesday, July 24, 6:30-8 pm

Carr Park, 1301 21st Avenue


Fusing ancient African music traditions with indie-pop, rock, jazz, gospel, classical and world folk influences, Kutandara’s exuberant, hi-energy polyrhythmic performances manage to be innovative and deeply-rooted at the same time. Kutandara means to come together and have a good time, which is the group’s purpose as they exchange energy of music and movement with their audiences. More information at Longmont Museum’s Website or (303) 651-8374.

Saturday, Sept. 21 2-10 pm

Rhythm at Roosevelt

Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Rhythm at Roosevelt makes and electrifying return in 2024! Join us for dynamic performances by talented local musicians, attractions for all ages, and food and drinks available for purchase. Come and enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun for the whole family!

More information at Longmont Recreation’s Website or (303) 651-8404

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