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Colorado Culture magazine is an online comprehensive resource for all things Colorado. Full of cultural articles, ideas, and events that are easily accessible and informative, it appeals to culture enthusiasts of all ages and types with a goal to serve Colorado and the people who visit with a fresh look on the vast culture that thrives here.

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Memorial Day Events in Denver

Memorial Day Events in Denver

It’s that time of year again and summer in Colorado is just right around the corner. Memorial Day Weekend is almost here, but before you fire up your BBQ with friends and family make sure to check out these Denver area Memorial Day events:


Veterans Memorial Day Tribute:

May 27:  POF Hall

10am-Noon

Honoring veterans is the most important part of Memorial Day.  The tribute will honor Colorado’s fallen heroes and military sacrifice of all soldiers.  The event will have name readings, biographies and stories of soldiers, music, and the Wreath Remembrance ceremony.  This touching event is free and open to the public.


Colorado Remembers:

May 27: Springhill Community Park, Aurora

11am-3pm

Commemoration to soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice, the concert will feature The Denver Brass, Legacy, USAF, Honor Guard, and Celtic Colorado Pipe and Drums.  The remembrance concert will have a military ceremony honoring those who have served, with inspirational stories in front of the Colorado Freedom Memorial.

  


Denver Day of Rock:

16th Street Mall

May 27: All day

Five stages along the 16th Street Mall will be filled with local artists performing for this one-day rock festival.  The  festival brings together Denver communities with performances for all ages.  Proceeds for the event will benefit Amp the Cause, a nonprofit designed to improve the lives of children by bringing communities together.    


Denver Arts Week - Stapleton Conservatory Green:

May 27-28:  Saturday: 10-6pm    Sunday 10-5pm

Over 100 of Colorado’s best artists and a select group of national artists will showcase visual artists.  The goal is to promote artists that call Colorado home and inspire them by nationally recognized artists.  There will be live performances from Dotsero and The Wendy Woo Band.  Kids will have the opportunity to create their own artwork at the mini painting party.  


Water World Opening Day:

8801 N Pecos St, Federal Heights, CO 80260

10am-6pm

Enjoy the warm weather with opening day at Waterworld, Colorado’s biggest outdoor water amusement park. With more tube rides than any other amusement park in America, Waterworld is rated as one of the top ten water parks by the Water Channel.


Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Coors Field

May 26-28:   

Fri, 5/26 @ 6:40p

Sat, 5/27 @ 7:10p  

Sun, 5/28 @ 1:10p

Join Colorado’s own Colorado Rockies vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.  This family friendly baseball game is sure to be an exciting event.  

Buy tickets here


Boulder Creek Festival:

Downtown Boulder along Boulder Creek

May 27- 29:  Fri 10am-7pm    

Sat 10am-7pm     

Sun 10am-5pm

Kickoff your summer out of the busy city at Boulder Creek.  The three day festival will have over 500 vendors featuring community arts and crafts, healthy food choices, and music.  There will also be a carnival rides for the kids and a beer garden for adults.   

 

 

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Take Note Colorado: Music for Education (Review)

Take Note Colorado: Music for Education (Review)

The Take Note Colorado concert was Governor Hickenlooper’s kick off for his music initiative to improve and increase children’s access to musical education.  “Twenty years from now, people are going to say, ‘Were you at that first Take Note concert?’ And you’ll say, ‘Yeah! I was there,’ ” Hickenlooper said to the crowd.  With high hopes, the 1STBANK Center was about two thirds full, packed with people who came together for education and to see some of their favorite artists perform some of their greatest hits.

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Music for a Cause: Take Note Colorado 5/4/2017 1STBANK Center Broomfield, CO

Music for a Cause: Take Note Colorado 5/4/2017 1STBANK Center Broomfield, CO

Over the past few years, Colorado natives Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats have made a big name for themselves. Selling over 700,000 albums, the band still hasn’t lost their passion for the Colorado music scene. They will be performing for Take Note Colorado, a concert benefiting music education for Colorado schools.  All proceeds for the show will go to the Colorado Music Coalition, a new nonprofit group dedicated to promoting music education throughout the state.  The coalition is working directly with Governor Hickenlooper as part of his new music initiative. Fueled by his own love for music, the governor hopes to improve music education to inspire future musicians.


Take Note Colorado will be working with a variety of donors as well as musicians.  It is something that no other state has done, and Governor Hickenlooper hopes that Colorado can serve as a model for the nation as a whole.  With art programs depleting in schools, music education is often the first to be cut even though studies suggest that children who participate in music have higher academic success and lower dropout rates.  For some, music can be a creative outlet or an extracurricular activity.  For others, music is everything, a part of life. 

With incentive to preserve Colorado’s music scene, Colorado-bred bands are coming together to raise funding. Along with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, the show will feature OneRepublic, Isaac Slade of The Fray, Todd Park Mohr, Bill Nershi of The String Cheese Incident, Tracksuit Wedding, and Josh Blue. Hoping to raise $500,000, the money will go to getting instruments and instruction for K-12 Colorado schools.  Their goal is to make sure that every child has access to music education and have the opportunity to start pursuing their dreams.

Working with several Colorado celebrities, Isaac Slade of The Fray is a chairman for the coalition.  Fueled by his own childhood experiences playing, Slade works to bring together musicians, politicians, and donors, serving as a role model for his own son who has picked up a love for the drums.  On the political side of the spectrum, daughter of a billionaire family Libby Anschutz is dedicated to the cause.  Wanting to play music since she was young, Anschutz now performs with Tracksuit Wedding who will play at the concert.  With the dedication of all those involved, Colorado has a chance to make history with its musical culture, starting with every child that wants to play.

The Take Note Colorado concert will be held May 4th at the 1STBank Center in Broomfield. Doors open at 6:30 and the show will begin at 7:30.  Tickets are $25-$55 and can be found HERE.  VIP passes are $250 and include premium seating, early entry, dinner, and a hosted bar.  

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National Park Week: Protecting Colorado's Natural Beauty

National Park Week: Protecting Colorado's Natural Beauty

There is a moment when in the wilderness where everything is quiet except for the sounds of nature.  The warm breeze blows through the tree, birds chirp cheerfully, and wildlife rustles through the bushes.  These sounds are peaceful, a testament to the power and beauty in nature.   There is a quietness that lets the mind relax, and a feeling of true serenity.  Most Coloradans would agree that this is a feeling worth protecting, something that can only be found in the outdoors.

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