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Live at The Gardens Summer Concert Series

The Gardens on Spring Creek is delighted to announce our Live at The Gardens Summer Concert Series presented by Cline Williams.

We are partnering with The Armory to provide you with four amazing shows during June and July and with The Lincoln Center to present the Fort Collins Symphony in August and Herbie Hancock in September.

Lay back on our Great Lawn to enjoy live music from the Everitt Pavilion and the beauty of our gardens in the evening.

Shows are in date order.  Scroll down for additional information.

June 13: Gasoline Lollipops Acoustichighlight_off

Gasoline Lollipops Acoustic#

Gasoline Lollipops Acoustic

Sunday, June 13
Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.  |   Show Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 General Admission - All Ages

Gasoline Lollipops stitch scraps of American roots music to patches of their own broken hearts to form a new tapestry of bleeding rock n' roll.  

Front man, Clay Rose, was raised between an outlaw, truck-driving father in the mountains of Colorado and a country song-writing mama in the sticks outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Clay’s penchant for open roads and trouble making are the backbone of the Gas Pops’ sound. The rest of the band consists of Don Ambory, Scott Coulter, “Bad” Brad Morse, and Kevin Matthews who all come equipped with music degrees from Chicago, Boston, Jacksonville, and Denver, respectively. They each add flavors of their own background and heritage, further diversifying the band’s signature sound.

Scheduled Food Truck:  The Rollin’ Stone Wood Fired Pizzeria

This show is sold out.

June 27: Todd Park Mohrhighlight_off

Todd Park Mohr#

Todd Park Mohr

Sunday, June 27
Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.  |  Show Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35 General Admission - All Ages in Advance | $40 Day-of Event

Todd Park Mohr is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Founded in Colorado in 1986, Big Head Todd and the Monsters (BHTM) catapulted out of the mountain states and into the national spotlight. With chart-topping singles and engaging live shows, BHTM has sold over three million albums and packed major venues worldwide, including selling out their home state's historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre seven times. Most importantly, they've done it the old-fashioned way: with excellent songwriting, scorching guitar and fearless genre melding.

The band released a new studio album Black Beehive in 2014.

This show is sold out.

July 11: phoffmanhighlight_off

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phoffman

Sunday, July 11
Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.  |   Show Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30 General Admission - All Ages in Advance | $35 Day-of Event

Paul Hoffman is a singer, songwriter and the mandolin player of the critically acclaimed American musical group Greensky Bluegrass. From humble beginnings, the band quickly became a festival favorite, having performed at such iconic events as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits Festival, Stagecoach, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and countless others in addition to headlining sold out performances at revered venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater, Ryman Auditorium, and The Chicago Theatre.

"Greensky are hardly strictly bluegrass and, yet, representing the genre for a whole new generation," claimed Rolling Stone in 2010. Recorded works have landed on several Billboard charts including #1 placement on the Bluegrass charts.

This show is sold out.

July 25: Son Littlehighlight_off

Son Little#

son little

Sunday, July 25
Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.  |  Show Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 General Admission - All Ages

aloha, the latest album from Son Little, the musical nom de plume of LA’s Aaron Earl Livingston, is available now. As previewed with the release of the invisible EP and early single, “hey rose,” which The New York Times described as comprising “bluesy distorted guitar chords, a hint of Latin rhythm and perhaps a distant echo of the Zombies’ 'Time of the Season’,” aloha blends classic soul and old-school R&B into a timeless swirl fueled by gritty instrumental virtuosity and raw, raspy vocals.

aloha is Little’s first album to be recorded with an outside producer. The result is his boldest, most self-assured statement yet. It’s an ambitious work of vision and reflection, and an ecstatic testament to the freedom that comes from trusting the currents of life to carry you where you belong.

This show is sold out.

August 21: Fort Collins Symphonyhighlight_off

Fort Collins Symphony#

Fort Collins Symphony

Saturday, August 21
Doors Open at 4:00 p.m.  |  Show Starts at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35 for Adults  |  $8 for Children / Students

Tickets will go on sale to Members at noon on Tuesday, June 8.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public at noon on Thursday, June 10.

J.S. Bach’s lively and colorful Brandenburg Concertos (there are six) were the groundbreaking compositions of their day. Each presents different instruments that Bach combined into daring new partnerships.

Please note that The Lincoln Center will be handling all ticketing inquiries. Please contact 970.221.6730 for assistance.

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September 18: Herbie Hancockhighlight_off

Herbie Hancock#

herbie hancock

Saturday, September 18
Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.  |   Show Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $85+

Tickets will go on sale to Members at noon on Tuesday, June 8.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public at noon on Thursday, June 10.

Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, Herbie Hancock has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960’s.

As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet that pioneered a groundbreaking sound in jazz, he also developed new approaches on his own recordings, followed by his work in the 70s—with record-breaking albums such as Headhunters —that combined electric jazz with funk and rock in an innovative style that continues to influence contemporary music. "Rockit" and "Future Shock" marked Hancock's foray into electronic dance sounds; during the same period he also continued to work in an acoustic setting with V.S.O.P., which included ex-Miles Davis bandmates Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams.

Hancock received an Academy Award for his Round Midnight film score and 14 Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year for River: The Joni Letters, and two 2011 Grammy Awards for the recently released globally collaborative CD, The Imagine Project. Many of his compositions, including "Canteloupe Island," "Maiden Voyage," "Watermelon Man" and "Chameleon," are modern standards.
 
Hancock serves as Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and as Institute Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.  He is a founder of The International Committee of Artists for Peace (ICAP), and was recently given the “Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres” by French Prime Minister Francois Fillon. In 2011 Hancock was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, and in December of 2013, received a Kennedy Center Honor. In 2014, he was was named the 2014 Norton Professor Of Poetry at Harvard University, completing his lectures series, “The Ethics Of Jazz,” as part of the Charles Eliot Norton Lecture Series for a period of six weeks. His memoirs, Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, were published by Viking in 2014, and in February 2016 he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.   A member of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hancock is currently in the studio at work on a new album.

Please note that The Lincoln Center will be handling all ticketing inquiries. Please contact 970.221.6730 for assistance.

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General Concert Policieshighlight_off

Clear Bag Policy
The Gardens on Spring Creek will be enforcing a clear bag policy during all concert events. 

Guests are welcome to bring clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12 x 6 x 12 inches. Small clutches that are the size of a hand (4.5 x 6.5 inches or smaller) are also permitted. No coolers will be allowed inside the Gardens during concert events.

Don’t have a clear bag? Stop by The Gardens during our regular business hours to purchase one at our gift shop!

Food and Drink 
The Gardens will have a variety of food and drink offerings, including food trucks, a full bar and a water fountain in our lobby.  Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited. 

Guests may bring food for personal consumption, factory-sealed non-alcoholic beverages and empty reusable water bottles into the concert. Food must be packed in transparent bags / containers according to the clear bag policy outlined above. No glass is allowed.

Chair and Blankets
Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets and folding lawn chairs. No canopies, tents or umbrellas are permitted. 

Please be considerate of your fellow concertgoers and do not occupy more space than is reasonable for one person. Concert staff reserves the right to condense parties and to relocate patrons.

Weather
Concerts are rain-or-shine, and attendees are encouraged to bring layers including a hat and raincoat to be prepared for shifting weather during events. In the event of severe weather, concert staff will communicate any necessary updates.

Re-Entry Policy
Once you have entered the concert, no re-entry is allowed. Please plan accordingly.  

Smoking
No smoking, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and marijuana or tobacco in any form.

Accessibility at Concerts
Accessible seating areas are available for guests with disabilities, such as those who use a wheelchair or have limited mobility. These areas will be reserved for patrons from the time when doors open until the start time of the concert and are first come, first served. There is space for one companion per person requiring accessible seating.

Auxiliary aids and services are available for people with disabilities; please contact our team at gardens@fcgov.com or 970.416.2486 at least two weeks prior to the concert date.

Service animals are permitted inside the Gardens. Service animals must be restrained and must remain with its owner. If a service animal interferes with other guests, corrective action may include rearranging seating or removal of the service animal from the amphitheater. Emotional support animals, comfort animals and therapy dogs are not service animals as defined by the 2010 ADA Guidelines and are not allowed at concerts.

Prohibited Items 
Prohibited items include but are not limited to:   

  • Outside alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco in any form 
  • Glass containers
  • Pets (service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed) 
  • Tents, canopies or umbrellas
  • Recording devices
  • Noisemakers
  • Laser pointers 
  • Confetti or glitter 
  • Fires of any kind including grills, fireworks and candles 
  • Bikes, skateboards and roller skates (bike parking is available outside venue) 

Policies are subject to change at any time and may vary by performer. Any person observed in violation of the outlined policies will be subject to ejection without refund.