Free outdoor concerts this summer at the Clyfford Still Museum feature Springdale Quartet, Jayme Stone and Fierce Bad Rabbit.
Now its third season, these monthly outdoor concerts are presented in partnership with Swallow Hill Music.
WHAT: Swallow Hill Music and The Clyfford Still Museum present free outdoor concerts
WHEN: Fridays, June 6, July 11 and August 1, at 5:30pm
WHERE: Clyfford Still Museum – Forecourt, 1250 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204
TICKETS: Free to public
MEDIA CONTACT: Lindsay Taylor, (303) 643-5818, firstname.lastname@example.org
DENVER – Music returns to the Clyfford Still Museum this summer. Swallow Hill Music is proud to partner with the Clyfford Still Museum for the third season, to bring a series of free outdoor concerts in the museum’s forecourt. Held on the first Friday of June, July and August, this series features Springdale Quartet, Jayme Stone, and Fierce Bad Rabbit.
“We were looking for ways to activate our beautiful forecourt and add vibrancy to the Golden Triangle neighborhood during the summer months,” says Dean Sobel, Museum director. “Music seemed like a natural fit. [Clyfford] Still had a deep interest in a variety of musical genres, from classical to blues and jazz. Denver has a thriving music scene, and many of the local artists embody the artistic spirit of Clyfford Still.”
Opened in November, 2011, the Clyfford Still Museum features 2,400 works of art by the famed Abstract Expressionist. It was founded to promote public and scholarly understanding of the late artist’s work and legacy, through the presentation and preservation of the Clyfford Still and Patricia Still estates, which were donated to the City of Denver.
Full show details are below. Thank you for supporting live music with Swallow Hill Music and the Clyfford Still Museum!
Friday, June 6, at 5:30pm
Free to public
Formed in a time when the definition of “live music” seems in constant flux, Colorado’s Springdale Quartet may upon first inspection seem slightly out of place with some of their contemporaries. Their sound and style, based foremost on a compositional foundation with its roots in the jazz and blues traditions, has been described at times as “vintage”. But the real stuff- the music itself- cannot be so readily labeled. Drawing additionally from the musical institutions of Heavy organ, upbeat funk, and progressive rock, Springdale’s live show is anything but antiquated – in fact, it’s dance music!
Friday, July11 at 5:30pm
Free to public
Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world, bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music.
Fierce Bad Rabbit
Friday, August 1 at 5:30pm
Free to public
Indie folk-rock quartet Fierce Bad Rabbit crafts a unique soundscape that spans pop-infused tunes to gritty rock roots. Showcasing strong and innovative songwriting and poignant lyrics, FBR blends four seasoned musical talents on their latest release Maestro and the Elephant. Comprised of core members, Chris Anderson (lead vocals, guitar), from Fort Collins, CO and now residing in Boston, Alana Rolfe (viola, vocals) from Lamoni, Iowa, Max Barcelow (drums/percussion/vocals) from Edina, MN, and Dayton Hicks (bass guitar), from Dothan, Alabama, the band’s sound is reminiscent of Arcade Fire, Delta Spirit, The Shins, The National, and Wilco.