Funk band Equally Challenged takes the stage July 11 at the Lagoon

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series welcomes funk band Equally Challenged to the stage on Wednesday, July 11, at 6 p.m.

This five-man band originated in Fort Collins and plays at venues all over Colorado. They place strong emphasis on expert songcraft, vocal harmony and pocket groove for an eclectic and overall pleasing sound.

Band members include Jesse Turner on keys, guitar and vocals; Ian Wurst on bass; Garrett Evans on drums; Paul Maley on organ, mandolin, trumpet and vocals; and Dan Kozlowski on guitar and vocals. Together, the quintet creates Americana three-part harmonies for a backbeat of rock, funk and world rhythms.

Opening for Equally Challenged is Little Kids Rock performer Kiana Rae. Attendees are encouraged to get dinner at the local food trucks that will be on site: BIGS Meat Wagon, The Taco Stop, La Piadina, The Human Bean Coffee Truck and Revolution Artisan Pops.

All Lagoon concerts are free and open to the public. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and park in the Lory Student Center or Moby Arena lots.

About the Series

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series is produced by Mantooth Marketing with thanks to the generous support of title sponsors Colorado State University, Kaiser Permanente and Dellenbach Subaru. Event sponsors include Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Big O Tires, Cosmo’s Pizza, Rockfan Entertainment, City of Fort Collins, TRI 102.5, 99.9 The Point, the Fort Collins Coloradoan and Rocky Mountain Collegian.

Visit the series website at to find frequently asked questions about the event, weather updates, band bios and more.