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The Lagoon Summer Concert Series, a free eight-week concert series, is set to kick off June 15 at 6 p.m. on the west lawn of Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center.
The event has been enjoyed by the northern Colorado community for nearly 20 years and has brought in some of the most talented bands from across the state.
The series, produced by Mantooth Marketing Company, will continue every Wednesday evening through Aug. 3 and will feature a variety of musical styles, including folk, swing, blues, rock and more. The concerts are open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and picnic gear to enjoy eight weeks of free music. Local food trucks will also be onsite at each concert.
Residents should be cautioned that there is no parking allowed on Plum Drive, but parking is available in the Lory Student Center and Moby Arena lots.
This year’s lineup
The 2016 lineup includes:
June 15: The Wendy Woo Band
Wendy’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. Learn more at www.wendywoo.com.
June 22: Bonnie and the Clydes
Led by frontwoman Bonnie Sims, this country band boasts dynamic harmonies, guitar solos and unique vocals. They were awarded “Best Country Band” for 2013 and 2014 by the Denver Westword’s Yearly “Best Of” poll and have released three studio albums. Learn more at www.bonnieandherclydes.com/.
June 29: Maxwell Mud
The three gentlemen of Maxwell Mud deliver a crowd-pleasing experience that falls between the classic rock and roll that everyone loves and a distinctive sound of their own creation. Learn more at www.facebook.com/maxwellmud/.
July 6: Eufórquestra
Eufórquestra describes themselves as energy and rhythm personified. They’ve performed more than 1,000 shows of funk and groove and are masters at blending musical roots across nearly every genre. Learn more at www.euforquestra.com/. Eufórquestra is presented by Mishawaka in support of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity.
July 13: The Burroughs
This nine-piece funk and soul band combine the sound of modern influences with some of the greatest musicians of past eras to deliver an unforgettable performance. Learn more at www.theburroughssoul.com/.
July 20: Winchester Holiday
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. Learn more at www.facebook.com/thewinchesterholiday/.
July 27: Union Gray
Union Gray is a Colorado-based country band that gets audiences up and dancing with only the best new and old country classics. Learn more at www.uniongray.com/.
August 3: Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Danielle Ate the Sandwich is the stage name of Fort Collins-based indie-singer-songwriter Danielle Anderson. Her music career was jumpstarted by the popularity of her simple YouTube videos, showing off her ukulele, sweet vocals, thoughtful lyrics and unique personality. Learn more at http://danielleatethesandwich.com/.
August 10: CSU Community Open House and Ice Cream Social
On the Wednesday following the last concert will be CSU’s Open House and Ice Cream Social, featuring music, games and more. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and will last into the evening.
Little Kids Rock returns
Back for another year as the opening act for each concert is Little Kids Rock. 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. Learn more at www.littlekidsrock.org.
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 Shops, Mortenson Construction and Mish 100 in support of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity; multiple concert sponsors Big O Tires, City of Fort Collins, The Youth Clinic and Women’s Clinic; presenting sponsors Houska Automotive, The Human Bean, DaVinci Signs, Dellenbach Subaru, Apricot Lane, Outpost Sunsport, Remax Advanced and Advance Energy Industries, Inc.; in-kind sponsor Cosmo’s Pizza; and media sponsors Townsquare Media, Rocky Mountain Collegian and The Coloradoan.
Visit www.lagoonseries.com to find frequently asked questions about the event, weather updates, band bios and more.