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Longmont Out and About: Downtown Summer Concerts Return

A list of local events and happenings.
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The Delta Sonics play the Longmont Museum's Summer Concert Series on July 16, 2020. (Photo courtesy of The Delta Sonics)

Downtown Summer Concert- Pato Banton at Fourth Avenue and Kimbark Street 

On June 4 from 6 p.m to 9 p.m., Longmont Downtown Summer Concerts returns to its regular schedule for the 2022 year. This year the event will kick off with performances from Pato Banton and the Mono Verde Collective. 

Pato Banton is a grammy-nominated reggae artist who has toured with numerous well-known bands. He continues to tour the world as a musician with his band,  The Now Generation, but he also serves as a counselor, teacher, minister, and mentor to his fans, friends, and family. 

Mono Verde Collection is a Latin reggae band which performs in Denver and across the Front Range. The band performs in both English and Spanish and combines both Spanish style rhythms and reggae music to create their own unique sound. 

There is something for the entire family to enjoy. There will be kids activities, dancing in the street, great live music performances, and samples of food and drink from local small businesses. 

For more information use their website to find out who is performing and what other dates performances will be. Click here for website. 

 

May 26

Movie Night In the Backyard  at Summit Tacos  

Every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Summit Tacos will be hosting a movie night. Tickets are $5 for adults, and kids under ten-years- old get in free! Back bar will be open slingin' drinks and popcorn. Restaurant is open until 9 p.m. Bring your own chair or blankets!

$5 All You Can Play for Quarters Club Members at Quarters Bar and Arcade

Quarters Bar+Arcade, "$5 All You Can Play" Games for Quarters Club Members. Come in to Quarters from Open to Close (from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m)  for members all you can play. If you are not a Quarters Club Member, you can purchase a membership that day for $60/year.

Thompson Family Clinic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

At 4 p.m. on Thursday May 26, the Thompson Family Clinic is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event will be held at their office at 700 Ken Pratt Blvd. in Longmont. There will be free food and raffle prizes at the event. 

Ignition Dance Fitness- Zumba Class at Elks Lodge 

Join Liliana and Katie, licensed Zumba instructors, for a high energy dance fitness class in the Elks ballroom! Every Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  LiveStream is also available.

Steve Manshel at Bootstrap Brewing!

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. see Steve Manshel perform! Steve Manshel is a powerfully charismatic singer-songwriter-guitarist who loves to share his music, energy, smile and heart. He’s done it all his life and continues to do so with each new song and every performance. He has shared the stage with just about every iconic band he had admired…a dream come true! For more details click here
 

May 27 

Fun on the Farm: How Does Your Garden Grow? 

The event begins at 9:45 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. at the Heritage Center, Hikes & Events, Parks & Open Space. Bring your kids ages 3-6 to the farm to learn about animals, plants, and agricultural life. Programs include a short story time, hands-on activities, and a take-home craft. Afterwards, explore the farm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The event coordinator is Jim Drew and can be reached at 303-776-8688 or jdrew@bouldercounty.org

Drop-In Family Story Time at the City of Longmont Public Library 

The event begins at 10 a.m. and consists of a 30-minute Friday fun storytime designed for children of all ages and their grown-ups! This storytime will include longer picture books, so expect a little more sitting and listening. Silly singing and movement will also be included. Meet us in the Library's Meeting Rooms, located by the West/Kimbark Street Entrance.

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party at City of Longmont Public Library 

Summer Reading is back at Longmont Public Library! From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m come celebrate the beginning of summer on our West Patio with three of our favorite summer-y things: ice cream, therapy dogs and the Summer Reading Bingo Challenge. Drop by to get your Bingo Board and summer calendar of events, enjoy ice cream from the Sweet Cow Ice Cream truck and interact with trained therapy dogs. The first 100 kids (birth-17 years old) will get a free scoop of Sweet Cow ice cream on us. Ice cream will also be available for purchase for grown-ups and kids. Happy Summer!

Live Music at Bootstrap Brewing

We have rowdy, live music every Friday and Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check our website calendar to see the bands and bios at https://bootstrapbrewing.com/calendar/

 

May 28 

Saturday Brunch at Summit Tacos

Saturday brunch is back with drink and food specials! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come enjoy our patio with your friends!

Liv Issac at Bootstrap Brewing! 

From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. see Liv Issac perform! She writes in a stripped down style, with only acoustic guitar or piano, she transforms her music into something slightly more thought out and complex, incorporating elements of indie and electronic pop to an overall folksy sound. To hear her music use this link: https://soundcloud.com/livisaac/astigmatism?utm_source=livisaac.godaddysites.com&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Flivisaac%252Fastigmatism 

May 29

LOCO Ukulele Jam with Brian Rezac! At Bootstrap Brewing  

Every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Bootstrap Brewing hosts a Ukulele jam. Whether you want to learn how to play the Ukulele or already do and want to join the fun, wipe off your uke and join in- it's blast! Host Brian Rezac has extras you can borrow. Or, just come enjoy a beer and watch. All ages and levels are welcome.

 

Savage Sunday Bar Crawl at Summit Tacos 

Join us for the 5th annual Randy Savage Memorial Bar Crawl aka SAVAGE SUNDAY! Come dressed as your favorite wrestler or your own wrestling persona. Starts at Summit anytime after 11 for check in,  to receive wristbands and drink tickets. The event will begin at 12 p.m. and will end at 8 p.m. One ticket includes up to 5 drinks at local venues (tip included), name in the prize drawing and entrance to a live PRO wrestling match starting at 5 p.m. in the backyard at Summit tacos!

 

May 30 

Open Mic with Denny Driscoll at Bootstrap Brewing 

Performers should come at 6 p.m. to sign up. Performers get a complimentary beer for their performance. Email dennis.m.driscoll@comcast.net for specific questions. The event will conclude at 9 p.m. 

Ignition Dance Fitness- Zumba Class at Elks Lodge 

Join Liliana and Katie, licensed Zumba instructors, for a high energy dance fitness class in the Elks ballroom! Every Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  LiveStream is also available.

 

May 31

Guided Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park hosted by Angles Sports Ski, Board and Fly Fishing Shop 

Join us on a hiking adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park. Learn about the flora, fauna, geography, and other great locations in the park and around CO. Be prepared to hike 2-4 miles and see receipt for what you need to pack. Price is per day and includes admission to Rocky Mountain National Park. Meet in Estes Park at 10 p.m. and is expected to end at 1 p.m. More details will be distributed on receipt once booked. The event will cost $120 for residents and $150 for non-residents. 

Karaoke with Nic at Bootstrap Brewing! 

From 6-9 p.m. join Nic at Bootstrap Brewing for a fun-night of Karaoke! Imagine someone who loves music and karaoke just as much as you do, has an eclectic taste in music genres, likes to get the ENTIRE crowd involved...not just the people singing, likes to dance and LOVES to throw a party. Welcome to Nic's Mobile Music world!!

Speakeasy Open Mic 

The Speakeasy Open Mic Night in Longmont is the place to take the stage in Longmont. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m., the first performer starts at 8 p.m. Singers, instrumentalists, comedians, poets, hip-hop artists, and more! All are welcome! Come see the premiere acts in the area, from brand new artists to seasoned performers. The event occurs every Tuesday night. The event will conclude at 12 a.m. 

Open Chess Night at the City of Longmont Public Library 

Tuesdays are Open Chess Night at the Longmont Public Library! We will have some tables set aside on the 2nd floor for playing with chess sets available. However, you may bring your own set. The event will occur on the second floor of the library. It opens at 6 p.m. and goes until 7:30 p.m. when games need to be wrapped up in time for closing at 8 p.m. Open to all ages, but those 16 and younger must have an adult with them at all times. Evenings will be informal and there will be no instruction on how to play (we do have books on the subject)!

June 1

Drop-In Baby Storytime at the City of  Longmont Public Library 

The reading starts at 10 a.m., get ready for an interactive storytime designed for infants to age 2 and their grownup! Enjoy 20 minutes of short stories, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fun for children and adults. Baby Storytime is a great way to build language, social-emotional, and pre-literacy skills! Meet us in the Library's Meeting Rooms, located by the West/Kimbark Street Entrance.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour 

Learn how the agricultural boom, coming of the railroad, and other factors shaped the commercial and retail economy in downtown Longmont. Hear about the Dickens Opera House, J.C. Penney’s first store, and the longest continuous business in the City. Longmont Museum Curator of History Erik Mason will highlight Mid-Century Modernism, the National Register, the State Historic Fund, and the Downtown Creative District. Participants will meet at the Longmont Museum at 10 a.m and the tour will end at 11:30. Tickets are $12. Participants can register online for the event here. Or by calling 303-651-8374. Advanced registration is required; this tour sells out. 

Trivia with Big Bob at Bootstrap Brewing! 

Come play trivia with Big Mouth Bob and Quizmaster Entertainment from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at our Longmont Taproom. The winning team wins a round of beer!

Wednesday Evening Jazz at Dry Land Distillers 

Join Dry Land Distillers from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an evening of live jazz on the first Wednesday of the month. Led by local musician Vic Dillihay, these sessions are low-key, instrumental performances that showcase many established and up-and-coming young musicians. The mixology team designs weekly cocktail specials to pair with the music. We'll also offer sweet and savory treats from different farms, chefs and caterers to enjoy. Depending on weather, shows might be hosted on the outdoor patio. Get here early - seating is limited!

 

June 2

Social Emotional Circle Time for 3 to 5-year-olds at City of Longmont Public Library

Every Thursday in June and July from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event is geared towards kids aged 3 to 5-years-old and their caregivers. Identifying and controlling big emotions can be hard, especially for young children! Kid Connects In the Neighborhood, a program through Mental Health Partners, will be partnering with the Longmont Library to provide a space for children and caregivers to learn how to identify big emotions and discuss ways to manage those feelings. This will be a fun interactive time for us all to explore and express our feelings! No registration necessary and Spanish translation available. For more information click here.

First Thursdays Book Group at City of Longmont Public Library

June's First Thursday Book Group will discuss "The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear" by Kate Moore. The book group meets in-person starting at 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Library's Conference Room on the first Thursday of each month, unless that day falls on a holiday. For more information of questions, please call the Library at 303-651-8472.

$5 All You Can Play for Quarters Club Members at Quarters Bar and Arcade

Quarters Bar+Arcade, "$5 All You Can Play" Games for Quarters Club Members. Come in to Quarters from Open to Close (from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m)  for members all you can play. If you are not a Quarters Club Member, you can purchase a membership that day for $60/year.

Historic Third Avenue Walking Tour at Longmont Museum

Take a stroll along the stately homes of Third Avenue in Longmont with Curator of History Erik Mason. Hear stories of industrialists and bankers, plus tales of tragedy and murder, while seeing the homes built by some of Longmont’s wealthiest early citizens. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn more and register here or by calling 303-651-8374. Advanced registration required; these tours sell out. Tickets are $12. 

Drop-In Teen Gaming Club at the City of Longmont Public Library  

Every Thursday in June and July from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. compete, cooperate, and collaborate on our Nintendo Switch featuring a selection of games for 4-8 players. This drop-in program will be held in our newly renovated teens-only space. All levels of gamers are welcome. The event will be  In-person in the Teen Space, no registration necessary! It is exclusive to 6th-12th graders. 

Den Plays with Strangers at Bootstrap Brewing 

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. come enjoy Denny Driscoll and friends making music!

June 3 

Morning Concert for Kids: Interactive beatboxing with Mr.Kneel at City of Longmont Public Library 

From 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. join us on our West Patio for an interactive kids' concert! This program focuses on building confidence and empowering kids while learning how to make silly noises into music. Concert best for 4 year olds and older; all ages are welcome. No registration necessary, just meet us outside on our patio! Some chairs and an awning will be set up, feel free to bring a blanket or something comfy to sit on. For more information click here

Paint Me a Story: Barnyard Hullabaloo 

Come visit Crackpots, from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a  Paint Your Own Pottery Studio! For this event, our littlest Crackpots (Ages 2 to 6 years old) will read a story and paint a project to go with it. It’s a super fun activity to get their little creative gears going.

LEGO Club for Families at City of Longmont Public Library 

The Library has more than 10,000 LEGO pieces, and at LEGO Club, we get them all out and build! The club meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Each time the club meets, we have a different building challenge. We also make a 'shared build' together. Family event- adults and kids build together. Kids younger than 10 years old must be accompanied by someone older than 14 years old dedicated to their care. LEGO Club is an after-hours event so that everyone is very aware that there are small pieces of plastic all over the meeting room and Children's section. We put the finished creations on display in the Children's and Teen area. Save Your Family's Spot for LEGO Club: https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/library/children-s-services/children-s-programs/lego-club-registration 

Live Music at Bootstrap Brewing

We have rowdy, live music every Friday and Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check our website calendar to see the bands and bios at https://bootstrapbrewing.com/calendar/.