The summer in the city and county of Denver includes free musical entertainment for both residents and visitors alike. These free summer concerts starts off with the Five Points Jazz Festival. This yearly music event takes place every May of the years at Welton Street. The historical neighborhood of Five Points has been very important to the African-American community in Denver. The festivity draws the limelight towards some of the best jazz artists and bands in Denver. They will be performing their best pieces to celebrate their musical heritage and culture.
The main stage of the festival will also highlight a performance by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. Other activities feature anecdotes on jazz music and traditions, as well as art exhibitions, bazaars, and other sights and sounds.
Memorial Day will have a highlight on music through the Denver Day of Rock that is held on May. People in Denver will be rocking all day long with more than twenty bands shake the four stages of this free rock music festival. Everyone can listen to some of the most popular bands in Denver and even discover budding groups. Denver Day of Rock also promotes awareness of children-centered community groups.
From June to August, Sunday nights are lit up by the lights of the al fresco jazz club at City Park Bandstand and Pavilion. The Denver summer concert club will feature Latin music of the Manuel Lopez Trio, the soulful melodies of blues and jazz by Hazel Miller, and the songs of Tuxedo Junction.
Fridays during summer also brings free lunchtime Denver summer concert at the Skyline Park which is just a walk away from the 16th Street Mall. You could set up a lawn blanket and have a lunchtime picnic while listening to the tunes of Bonnie and the Clydes, Coles Whalen, The Epilogues, etc. These lunchtime concerts are held in July and August.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra also puts on a free classical Denver summer concert. This highlights the celebration of Independence Eve on the third of July at the Civic Center. The orchestra will play some of the favorite patriotic songs in the United States, to be accompanied by a dazzling fireworks display.
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