In life as we grow older it becomes harder and harder for us to find magic in the world around us. There aren’t many places we can go where we can say we feel something monumentally positive. These are the kind of places we can find our truest selves in. Places often full of love, music, community and nature. Places like Sonic Bloom.
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
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.
May 27: Springhill Community Park, Aurora
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
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
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
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.
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.
From rap to trap to dubstep to full-on mosh pits, Flosstradamus is infamous for throwing some of the craziest dance parties in the nation--and after witnessing the party this past weekend Colorado certainly was not left disappointed.
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.
With so many options available on New Year’s Eve, when choosing your activity you have so many things to consider. Company, venue (if you’re the extroverted type), music, etc. And especially in a place like Denver, where the options on said holiday are virtually limitless, it’s paramount that you choose wisely.
Decadence was clearly the main show in town. That’s no secret, and hasn’t been for quite some time. But for those interested in taking in a show within a bit more intimate of a venue, the homies over at SOCO Nightlife District and Souls in Action Entertainment set up something which turned out to be quite the treat. With an eclectic lineup featuring a bevy of different visual and musical artists, the New Year’s Eve party they hosted at City Hall stood in stark contrast to the rest of the parties taking place that night. Amongst the variety of influences present in the lineup however, two luminaries stand out above the others: I’m talking of course about artist Alex Grey and London’s own Stooki Sound.
Colorado's culture is as vibrant and full of positivity as anywhere else in the world. There are so many things to do here, and it's a state that naturally encourages people to open up their eyes, their hearts, and their minds. To get out of their houses, away from their TVs and computers and experience the world without walls. Culture is all around us. Are you ready to find it?
Less than one week after Hallowfreakinween, crowds of teens and twenty-somethings made their way to the First Bank Center to attend Colorado’s 3rd annual Safe In Sound Music Festival. With twenty-five destinations and an assortment of eighteen artists, this year’s Safe In Sound line up was more than grand. Not only did Borgore, Zomboy, LAXX, and Just A Gent make a Coloradical appearance, but Denver’s own Decadon and PAWS made their way to the Broomfield line-up, making this show an event that this bass capital’s residents didn’t want to miss.
Rising up from the ashes in a sea full of overplayed monotonous electronic music comes one of the most legendary trios in riddim history: Gentlemen’s Club. Comprised of artists Soloman, Coffi, and 50Carrot, the United Kingdom-based group made their return to Denver this past Halloweekend. Often times we find ourselves clouded in an industry of aspiring emerging artists, but on October 29th, City Hall in Denver opened up to reveal an incredible night full of face-melting bass and riddim.
If you’re well rehearsed in the Colorado lifestyle, you know that being outdoors and underneath the sun and stars is one of the most popular things to do, all year round. Colorado offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for one to embark on, and one of the most unique ones is to head down south to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. These sand dunes have formed over thousands of years as sand from streams and lakes on the San Luis Valley floor have been carried by winds, thus resulting in the massive playground of gigantic sand mountains.
Rowdytown five was one for the books! I got the grand opportunity of being a Lil’G which is a group of people that work with Big Gigantic on the days of the show to help assure them that their crowd is being taken care of. All night we handed out waters, t-shirts, water bottles, hats, candy, and more to people. The smile’s I got back were priceless.
The end of the Red Rocks season has been nothing short of All Good. Not just for those lucky souls blessed enough to see the man the myth the legend, Griz. But this night was also for the fans who missed him but managed to catch some the funk-bests under his golden wings.