This summer marks the 4th season of Fort Collins Nursery’s Rock Garden Concert Series. For four epic nights, Fort Collins Nursery will transform from a retail space to a stunning and unique concert venue appropriately dubbed “The Rock Garden.” Audience members can relax under the evening sky, nestled along the banks of Dry Creek and the Cache la Poudre River, surrounded by beautiful plants, trees and wildlife.
For each concert, theypartner with a different local non-profit organization. A portion of ticket sales plus all bar proceeds and live auction proceeds benefit the organizations. In addition to great music, each concert features a beer and wine tent, food trucks, and a dog adoption event. The concerts are wonderful community events and continue to gain momentum each year, generating praise from audiences and performers alike. Music lovers of all ages are welcome and kids 12 and under receive free admission.
For more information – https://fortcollinsnursery.com/rock-garden-concerts/
This year’s series kicks off on June 14th with an incredible concert featuring Rob Drabkin, whose newly released single, “Someday,” has earned a spot on major international Spotify playlists and accumulated over one million plays from listeners around the world. Fort Collins Native, Brian David Collins, also known for his work in the Seers is set to open up the show. The concert benefits Project Self-Sufficiency and supports their mission to help single parents realize their dreams for financial independence while creating an improved quality of life for parents and their children.
Next up is an amazing show on June 28th featuring a raw, harmony-driven, stripped-down performance by Whippoorwill. The debut album from Whippoorwill earned them 2016 nominations for Wyoming Public Radio and the Colorado Playlists’ Best Albums of the Year. Mike Clark, currently performing under the name The River Arkansas, will play in support and the concert benefits The Matthews House and aids in their mission to empower youth and families by building trusting relationships and providing resources to disrupt the cycles of poverty and abuse.
On July 12th, Colorado music legend Sean Kelly of The Samples headlines an amazing night of intimate, solo, acoustic performances. Throughout his brilliant career, Sean has been the driving influence behind 20 albums and over 1 million records sold. His tours across the county would have literally taken him to the moon and back over the last quarter of a century. The Fort Collins Native and multi-talented Shaley Scott is set to open the show with a solo acoustic performance of her own. The concert benefits The Vegetable Connection and supports their mission to create a healthier community through food education, increasing access to nutritional food, and supporting local farmers.
The 2018 Rock Garden Concert Series concludes on August 4th with a very special concert featuring the Los Angeles-based duo, HONEYHONEY. Lead singer/banjo player/violinist Suzanne Santo and vocalist/guitarist Ben Jaffe twist their gritty, harmony-driven brand of Southern-flavored rock & roll through tales of lost souls, broken boys, girls with gold in their spit. Though Santo and Jaffe consider their continued growth as songwriters to be the lifeblood of the band, their live show also makes for a major element of the HONEYHONEY experience. Some very special guests are confirmed to open up the show but won’t be announced until later this summer due to a conflicting show on their end. The concert benefits The Growing Project and funds raised will support their mission to promote the value of a strong, diverse, and just local food system to all residents of Northern Colorado through direct agricultural experiences, education, and advocacy.
with Brian David Collins
Benefits Project Self-Sufficiency
with Mike Clark
Benefits The Matthews House
Sean Kelly of The Samples
with Shaley Scott
Benefits The Vegetable Connection
with Special Guests
Benefits The Growing Project
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