The Lagoon Summer Concert Series has announced its lineup, and the 2019 season kicks off on Wednesday, June 19, with the Jakarta Band on the west lawn of Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center at 6 p.m.
The series continues on Wednesdays for eight weeks and offers the Fort Collins community a place to enjoy free music for all ages. Produced by Mantooth Marketing Company, the musical lineup features a variety of genres, including R&B, country, rock and folk.
There will be a variety of local food trucks at the series for concertgoers to enjoy each week, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.
And for the first time, the Lagoon Summer Concert Series will not only be enjoyed by show attendees, but by radio listeners across northern Colorado and around the world. Starting June 26, KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins will broadcast each of the seven concerts as part of its “Around Town” series, which airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The partnership is a reflection of the mission the two organizations share–enhancing community relationships and pride through the love of arts and entertainment.
“The Lagoon Summer Concert Series is a great example of the spirit and culture in our area,” said KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins Executive Director Jen Parker. “We are proud to support this popular summer tradition and share it with a much bigger audience.”
June 19: The Jakarta Band
Based out of Denver, The Jakarta Band has a distinctive old-school funk, disco and R&B sound. The nine-member band loves to get its audiences up and dancing. Lead member Isaac Points brings more than 35 years of experience to the stage and has played with national legends, including Chuck Berry and Tony Bennett.
June 26: Shaky Hand String Band
The four passionate members of the Shaky Hand String Band play music about whatever they love – whether it’s dogs, food, love or just pondering the mystery of life, it’ll take shape in bluegrass/Americana style. Their happiness is contagious, and it doesn’t take long for their audiences to get up on their feet, dancing, clapping and laughing.
July 10: Last Call Romance
Set to release a new album in 2019, Last Call Romance has been working hard to develop some new originals in their blend of rockabilly-swing style. They’ve traveled internationally performing at radio shows, concert series and New West Fest. This group of four is sure to have the audience on its feet and dancing this summer.
July 17: The Country Music Project
Michael Rice was only in third grade when he became intrigued with music. Over 30 years later, he was ready to get back into music and was looking for a female vocal partner. This soon turned into a band called The Country Music Project that can be found playing everything from traditional country covers to today’s Top 40 songs. Their vast repertoire has something for every country fan.
July 24: South to Cedars
Two engineers, a student and a singer make up this acoustic Americana band from Fort Collins. The group has performed at festivals and concerts all over Colorado, capturing the hearts of fans with its beautiful blend of folk, bluegrass and rock. The four band members love the art of music-making and performing, and their passion shows through their songs.
July 31: The Wendy Woo Band
A celebrated northern Colorado artist and Lagoon veteran, Wendy Woo lights up the stage with her energetic personality, musical skills and spirited songwriting. It’s no surprise that she’s earned many honors, including the Westword Music Awards “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” five times. She has also sung alongside artists such as Brad Paisley, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Counting Crows and more.
Aug. 7: Silver & Gold
After starting in Greeley, the members of Silver & Gold soon found themselves booking a tour with Overslept, an indie band from Denver, visiting West Coast cities. The band formed when five college music majors decided to combine each of their varying musical backgrounds into one energetic, indie rock sound. Their latest album, Color, was just released this year and is full of passion and good vibes.
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, We R FOCO and Dellenbach Subaru. A full list of event sponsors can be found at https://lagoonseries.com/sponsors/.
Visit the series website at www.lagoonseries.com to find frequently asked questions about the event, weather updates, band bios and more.