Folk, swing, blues, country and more will be making an appearance during this year’s popular, long-running Lagoon Summer Concert Series. Produced by Mantooth Marketing Company, the free eight-week summer concert series starts June 17 and takes place on the west lawn of Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center, Wednesday nights starting at 6:30 p.m.
The public is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and picnic gear to enjoy eight weeks of free music! Residents should be cautioned that there is no parking allowed on Plum Drive.
This year’s lineup includes:
June 17: The Damsels
The Damsels blend the voices of nineteen year-old Keenie Word of Hermosa South Dakota and twenty-one year-old Aubree Bullock of Loveland, Colorado to create the newest sound of country music today.
June 24: Swing Je T’aime
A swing band unconfined. Swing Je T’aime’s music is a listener-friendly blend including fresh takes on classic favorites; unburied treasures; and innovative, original songs.
July 1: Mama Lenny and the Remedy
Influenced by many types of music including Stax, Motown and Chess Records, Mama Lenny and the Remedy create original rock, soul, rhythm and blues tunes that are sure to please the ears.
July 8: Winchester Holiday
This group fills a niche somewhere between the folk music of the ’60s and new wave rock. With a repertoire ranging from Guthrie-esque ballads to telecaster and organ infused anthems, Winchester Holiday draws in listeners from all age groups and rewards them with rich imagery and infectious melodies.
July 15: Wendy Woo Band
Wendy Woo’s energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a media and fan favorite, and have taken her to venues across the country.
July 22: Von Stomper
Inspired by the lonely, the downtrodden, and the insane — the voices of Von Stomper, a Colorado based five piece, reach into the expansive lexicon of American roots music and make it howl.
July 29: ThreeShots
ThreeShots is the culmination of soulful bass, gritty guitar, driving, savage drums, a keyboard that ranges from the depths of despair to the heights of unimaginable joy, and a rail driving blues harp but it doesn’t stop there – flood that with life-altering vocals for an unforgettable experience.
August 5: Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Danielle Ate the Sandwich is the stage name of Fort Collins-based indie-singer-songwriter, Danielle Anderson. Her music career began at open mic nights in Fort Collins, Colorado, and was jumpstarted by the popularity of her simple YouTube videos, showing off her ukulele, sweet vocals, thoughtful lyrics and unique personality.
New this year is the addition of Little Kids Rock as opening act each week starting at 6:15 p.m. Little Kids Rock is a group of modern band performers from schools across the Poudre School District. Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit, has been helping kids across the country find their inner music makers since 2002 and making big waves in the modern band movement in schools.
Attendees will not only enjoy the live music in a beautiful setting, but will also be able to enjoy a number of specialty food trucks. Participating food trucks include: Pizza Casbah, Nomad Street Cuisine, The Waffle Lab, Bear’s Backyard Grill, The Silver Seed, The Goodness, Taco Stop, Common-Link, Amaize’n Kettle Corn, Divine Ice Cream and What’s On Your Spoon. Check the Lagoon website to find out which food trucks will be at the concert each week.
The Lagoon Summer Concert Series is produced thanks to the generous support of Title Sponsors Colorado State University, Kaiser Permanente and Thrivent Financial; Overall Sponsors Campus West Shop and Dellenbach Motors; Multiple Concert Sponsors Outpost Sunsport, Big O Tires and City of Fort Collins; Presenting Sponsors Fort Collins Baseball Club, DaVinci Signs, Houska Automotive, Remax Advanced, The Human Bean and All Aboard Animal Rescue, and In-Kind Sponsors New Horizons Travel and Townsquare Media.