A little something for everyone at the lagoon


Denver-based Swing Je T’aime takes the stage at the free Lagoon Summer Concert Series at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Thrivent Financial.

Since forming in 2009, the Denver-based group has played concerts all over Colorado and the world, including a recent tour through Iceland and Germany.

The six-piece band will also debut their own version of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” as well as songs like “Smile” and “La Vie En Rose.”

Guitarist Aaron Walker admits lead vocalist Laura “Angel Pipes” Iyengar’s voice is “shockingly beautiful.”

“People respond extraordinarily well to her voice and presence,” he adds.

“Gypsy jazz is community music,” Walker said. “We are intentional about making music that speaks to all ages.” He noted that after a recent concert in Wyoming primarily for retirees, a group of teenagers begged them to play at their upcoming prom.

“This Lagoon performance is a rare because we don’t do a lot of public concerts,” said Walker. “It’s about the only time you can hear us play without buying a $50 ticket.”

Before Swing Je T’aime takes the stage, The Bohemian Foundation will sponsor a Little Kids Rock performance by Beattie Elementary’s modern band at 6:15 pm.

Attendees will be able to sample such diverse foods as unique waffles from The Waffle Lab, novelty sweet treats from Divine Ice Cream and all types of sliders from Bear’s Backyard Grill.

Thanks to the generous support of event sponsors – Colorado State University, The City of Fort Collins, Dellenbach Motors, Fort Collins ColoradoanRocky Mountain Collegian and Western States Bank.

CSU sponsors include the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Confucius Institute and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series is hosted by Colorado State University, Mantooth Marketing and Townsquare Media.