Denver’s old-school group The Jakarta Band, which boasts a funk, disco and R&B sound, will take the stage on Wednesday, Aug. 1, as part of the Lagoon Summer Concert Series.
Led by front man Isaac Points, the nine-member band knows just which grooves will get audiences up and dancing. Points brings more than 35 years of experience to the stage and has played with national legends, including Chuck Berry and Tony Bennett.
The Denver native began his musical career at the age of 9 playing trumpet. At 17 he switched to bass and began working Denver’s local club scene. Points has experimented with everything from jazz to country, and is consistently committed to perfecting his art.
The additional eight band members round out The Jakarta Band’s sound with bass, sax, trumpet, keyboard, trombone and more. Together, they get crowds up and dancing with covers from artists like Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 and Black Eyed Peas, as well as traditional Motown tunes.
The evening will also feature local food trucks: Ripe Tomatoes Wood Fired Pizza, Austin Taco, Sweaty Moose, The Human Bean Coffee Truck, Ba-Nom-A-Nom and A-Maize’n Kettle Corn.
The Aug. 1 concert will be especially memorable because event sponsor Houska Automotive will present a Project Self-Sufficiency participant with a refurbished 2006 Mazda sedan at intermission. Houska has facilitated this special giveaway for several years, and it has always been a highlight of the series.
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 Houska Automotive, DaVinci Sign Systems, Poudre River Public Library, Surgery Center of Fort Collins, Outpost Sunsport, Big O Tires, Rockfan Entertainment, TRI 102.5, 99.9 The Point, the Fort Collins Coloradoan and Rocky Mountain Collegian.
Visit the series website at www.lagoonseries.com to find frequently asked questions about the event, weather updates, band bios and more.