Summer Concert Series at Denver Botanic Gardens – Artists Announced

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DENVER, CO— Denver Botanic Gardens and Swallow Hill Music, the Gardens’ concert promotions partner, today announce the 2011 Summer Concert Series lineup.

Situated inside of the gates of one of the nation’s top botanic gardens, the 2011 Summer Concert Series at Denver Botanic Gardens’ UMB Bank Amphitheater offers an unrivaled ambience of thousands of blooming plants and the crystal clear music of some of the world’s most sought-after artists.

The 2011 Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series schedule is as follows:
June 1 Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

June 14 Dr. John & the Lower 911 & Mavis Staples

July 8 Chris Isaak

July 14 Natalie MacMaster & Great Big Sea

July 15 Allen Toussaint & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Buckwheat Zydeco

July 21 India.Arie & Idan Raichel

July 22 Chris Botti

July 24 Bruce Hornsby & the Nosiemakers and Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
(@ Chatfield Green at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield)

July 29 Rosanne Cash w/ Nina Storey

Aug. 4 k.d. lang & The Siss Boom

Aug. 7 Keb’ Mo’

Aug. 9 David Sanborn, George Duke & Marcus Miller

Aug. 21 B.B. King

Ticket sales for Denver Botanic Gardens members begin on April 25, 2011, April 29, 2011 for Swallow Hill Music members, and May 2 for the General Public. Membership to the Gardens or Swallow Hill Music does not guarantee availability of tickets.

Purchase tickets online at www.concerts.botanicgardens.org or by phone
At 1-877-435-9849 (convenience fees apply to phone orders)

The 2011 Summer Concert Series at Denver Botanic Gardens is presented by UMB Bank.

About Denver Botanic Gardens:
Green inside and out, the Gardens is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Gardens’ living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado’s semi-arid climate. The Gardens’ dynamic, 23-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city is now in its 52nd year, offering unforgettable opportunities to flourish with unique garden experiences for the whole family – as well as world-class education and plant conservation research programs. Additional sites at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, a 750-acre wildlife and native plant refuge in Jefferson County; and Mount Goliath, a high-altitude trail and interpretive site on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, extend this experience throughout the Front Range. For more information, visit us online at www.botanicgardens.org.

About Swallow Hill Music:
Helping people make and enjoy music since 1979, Swallow Hill Music will celebrate its 32nd anniversary in 2011 as one of the largest non-profit institutions of its kind in the United States as a source for roots, folk and acoustic music. In 2010, Swallow Hill Music served more than 100,000 people through its concert, school and outreach programming. Three concert venues house more than 200 performances a year, featuring some of the world’s great artists as well as up-and-coming new talent. Additionally in 2010 Swallow Hill Music began producing the long-running and esteemed Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series. Swallow Hill Music offers hundreds of classes, workshops, and private lessons for instruments and interests of all kinds. A faculty of 70 instructors provides training to more than 4,000 students annually, including school outreach programming that takes music and music assemblies into Colorado public schools. A Tier II member of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Swallow Hill Music receives public funding and grants, and has over 2,000 members that help cover one-third of all of the organization’s operating costs. This generosity has helped Swallow Hill Music provide a place to celebrate music that is rarely heard elsewhere in the Rocky Mountain Region, in both the classroom and on stage. www.swallowhillmusic.org

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