Wendy Woo Band kicks off Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Wendy Woo Band

One of the most celebrated artists in the Colorado entertainment industry, Wendy Woo, will kick off the Lagoon Summer Concert Series with her versatile blend of rock, jazz, blues and folk music on Wednesday.

The free concert will begin at 6 p.m. on the west lawn of Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center.

As a renowned musician and songwriter, Woo has recorded more than 200 original songs and makes more than 150 appearances each year. Her talent has earned her many honors, including Westword’s Music Awards “Singer/Songwriter of the year” five times. She has also performed with some of the nation’s most famous artists, including Brad Paisley, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Counting Crows and more.

Wendy Woo (front) and Robin Hoch
Wendy Woo (front) and Robin Hoch

Her most recent album, Tipping Point, was produced by Grammy Award winner Jim Gaines and features her signature guitar style – “Slaptap” – where she literally beats her guitar like a percussion instrument, adding extra diversity to her overall sound.

Woo grew up in Boulder and now resides in Loveland with her husband and two children. Her energetic performing style and entertaining shows have gained her prominence among audiences in northern Colorado and beyond.

Little Kid Rock performer Sharon Docherty will open for Woo at the June 15 concert. The evening will also feature local food trucks: Wing Shack, A-Maize’n Kettle Corn, Austin Taco, Revolution Artisan Pops and the Human Bean Coffee Truck. Concertgoers will have the opportunity to enjoy a short fashion show at intermission hosted by Apricot Lane, a women’s clothing boutique that recently opened in downtown Fort Collins. The public is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets for an enjoyable evening on CSU’s grassy lawn.

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 Thrivent Financial. Event sponsors include the City of Fort Collins, Campus West Shops, The Youth Clinic and Women’s Clinic, Apricot Lane, Dellenbach Motors, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Rocky Mountain Collegian and Townsquare Media.

Visit the series website at www.lagoonseries.com to find frequently asked questions about the event, weather updates, band bios and more. Residents should be cautioned that there is no parking allowed on Plum Drive.

CSU University Communications Staff