Concert series takes people through musical decades

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The Westminster Promenade’s Summer Concert Series is not the typical series.

Every year new talent is brought on to perform and each concert is accompanied by opportunities to win prizes and experience other entertainment.

“Some places have the same performers every year, but we mix it up with different acts every year,” said Pam Camelio, producer of the concert series.

“We cover the whole gamut as far as age and interests. We also have Kool 105 at all of the concerts and they always give out great prizes like concert tickets at Red Rocks.”

All of the free concerts are from 6:30-8 p.m. in the gazebo at the Westminster Promenade, 10710 Westminster Blvd., allowing for up-close viewing of the performers.

This year the theme of the series is music through the decades, starting off with the ‘50s, which premiered on June 12 with The Juke Brothers, a sock-hop band.

Next will be the ’60s, with a Woodstock tribute event on June 26 featuring the iconic music of musicians of that generation including Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Joe Cocker and Joan Baez.

The next two concerts — on July 3 and 17 — will transport people back to the ’70s and the ’80s followed by a magical evening of entertainment with the Bella Luna Cirque Show on Aug. 14.

“Our Cirque show is truly amazing,” Camelio said.

“There are lots of acrobatic performances with great music. The show usually ends with a giant bubble explosion, which the kids go crazy for.”

The Aug. 21 date will feature the Chris King Band, a county-Western band from Colorado followed by the final concert of the summer with a special performance from Firefall, a classic soft rock group, on Aug. 28.

The final concert is also a fundraiser for the Westminster High School Arts Program and a $1,000 check will be presented to a representative of the school.

“What make the concerts so cool is that people can get up close to the performers and actually talk to them after the show,” Camelio said.

“It’s just a relaxing evening under the stars. It’s interactive and fun.”

Camelio said many people bring picnic dinners and chairs and blankets, or they dine at the many restaurants that are close by. Pets are also welcome.

For more information, visit www.thewestminsterpromenade.com.

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