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Celebrate 35 years of music with Swallow Hill Music, JoshRitter, Brett Dennen and more!‏

Swallow Hill Music celebrates its 35th Anniversary with Josh Ritter, Brett Dennen, workshops and more!


Held at the Paramount Theatre on October 11, the evening celebrates 35 years of connecting people to diverse music traditions 

on the stage and in the classroom.  


WHAT: Swallow Hill Music’s 35th Anniversary Celebration feat. Josh Ritter w/ Brett Dennen and more.

WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 2014; 6pm Workshops, 7:30pm Concert

WHERE: The Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver

TICKETS: On sale Friday, August 8, at 10am;  $30-$45 (convenience fees apply for online and phone orders)

BOX OFFICE: http://www.paramountdenver.com/box-office or (866) 461-6556

MEDIA CONTACT: Lindsay Taylor, (303) 643-5818, lindsay@swallowhillmusic.org

PHOTOS: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cfs22drs8b8cg5x/AAAePRk-2JiJxM1O6-c9E3gua


35th ANNIVERSARY SPONSORS: Daniel and Joanne Esposito

 Things were different in 1979. Cars were made out of metal, pants were a little wider, and Swallow Hill Music was just a non-profit start-up. While a lot of things have changed in 35 years, Swallow Hill Music has remained true to its roots. It was, and always will be a community of musicians and music lovers who believe in the ability of music experiences to connect individuals. This October, Swallow Hill Music will celebrate the last 35 years, and look to the future with an Anniversary Event featuring rare acoustic performances by Josh Ritter and Brett Dennen, workshops, sing-a-longs, and performances by faculty members and students.

A brief history.

Swallow Hill Music, founded by Denver Folklore Center’s Harry Tuft, began as an offshoot of the Denver Folklore Center as a place to preserve folk music and to provide a venue for performances. Now, Swallow Hill Music hosts more than 250 concerts per year at various venues throughout the city and provides music lessons to more than 700 students every eight weeks. Its mobile Instrument Petting Zoo and school outreach programs bring music to 15,000 individuals annually who could not otherwise experience music lessons. From its humbles beginnings, Swallow Hill Music now links music to more than 135,000 people annually, enhancing the cultural vitality of Colorado.


Spreading more music to more people in more places. 

Swallow Hill Music is broadening its horizons for the future by increasing accessibility to music geographically, financially and culturally. New initiatives within the organization are committed to sharing musical experiences with more individuals and families across the Front Range. The opening of a new school campus in Lowry earlier this year brought the music to East Denver, while to the northwest, Swallow Hill Music began a new partnership with the Arvada Center to produce its Summer Stage Concert Series. Additionally, its ever-growing Scholarship Program provides tuition for students of all ages who cannot afford music classes, and the musicians of the future are blossoming in Swallow Hill Music’s Children’s Programs. Finally, Swallow Hill Music offers concerts and classes with global music traditions throughout the year.


An evening-long celebration. 

On October 11, all-things Swallow Hill Music will be showcased at the Paramount Theatre in Denver. Beginning at 6pm, the Music School will host a series of workshops, sing-a-longs, and student and faculty performances. These activities are open to all concert attendees – whether or not you believe you are a musician (because Swallow Hill Music believes you are!). The main event of the evening is a concert featuring singer-songwriters Josh Ritter with Brett Dennen in intimate, solo-acoustic sets.

All proceeds of the event benefit Swallow Hill Music, helping continue the Swallow Hill Music legacy into the future.


Concert details and full concert calendar are below. Thank you for supporting live music with Swallow Hill Music as we celebrate our past, present and future!


Swallow Hill Music’s 35th Anniversary Celebration featuring

Josh Ritter w/ Brett Dennen and more

Saturday, October 11 – $30-$45

6pm – Workshops, Sing-A-Longs and Performances by Faculty and Students

7:30pm – Concert featuring Josh Ritter w/ Brett Dennen and more

at the Paramount Theatre



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