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Summer Concert Series

Summer Programs invites you to join us every Wednesday from June 7th - July 26th* for live music and a BBQ on Simpsons Plaza. From 11:45am-1pm enjoy a featured band and you can also purchase delicious burgers, hotdogs and sides provided by Residence Life & Dining Services. Please contact Jake Ostrow at for more information or assistance. 

Check out the full list of featured bands, show dates and bios below!

*no show on July 5th


J Shogren Shanghai'd Duo

J Shogren Shanghai'd Duo

Wednesday, June 7th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

They call their music “catawampus american music”. Shogren shows up with a lived-in rasp of a voice, acoustic guitars, a mandolin and a batch of his own songs and some well-traveled numbers by cohorts from another time. Shogren has released numerous albums over the last decade, played all over the Rocky Mountain region & Europe, and International Blues Challenge in Memphis. For more information, visit their website at

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The Lonesome Heroes

Wednesday, June 14th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

The Lonesome Heroes might as well print “Cosmic American” on their passports. The Austin, TX based group may hail from the “Live Music Capital of the World,” but their sound suggests they originate from a parallel universe where the works of Gram Parsons, Beck, and Wilco propagate. Austin's KUTX describes them as “the soundscape that occurs when indie rock and country artfully cross paths.”

Since the release of their sophomore album, Can’t Stand Still, in January of 2015, the troubadours have played 100 + U.S. dates, explored new continents in the name of “Cosmic American Music," and gained accolades along the way. For more information please visit their website

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The Lonesome Heroes



Wednesday, June 21st | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

Settled between national forests and prairie highlands, Laramie, Wyoming’s Wynona formed in 2010 out of the apartment jam sessions of Robert Joyce (guitar, vox) and Connor Novotny (drums). They played house shows for friends, testing out genres and names along the way. After growing in number and in maturity of sound thanks to the addition of Larson Lind (bass) the band became Bookly. Soon adding John Wilhelm (guitar) to the line-up, the band’s long genesis took living, breathing formation and came to be called Wynona. Wynona’s music is hard hitting and immersive. The ocean of sound is at times calm, placid and purifying, only to be turned on its head at a moment's notice cascading, chaotic, crashing down in deep swells of sound that mezmerize. Visit their website for more details.

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Holly Lovell

Wednesday, June 28th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

Holly Lovell is an alt-rock/folk artist who is Colorado born, Australia raised, and now calls Denver home. Growing up under the lyrical influences of Adam Duritz, Patty Griffin and Johnny Cash she naturally began her journey in folk music. She released 2 EPs under the production of Ben Wysocki (of The Fray) and captivated some of Denver's largest stages alongside national acts with her spirited honest sound. As Holly grew as an artist, so did her band. Joined by her brother, Caleb Lovell, and long time friend and collaborator, Seth Davies, she quickly began to write in a new direction. The vehicle of the band drove the songs to become more personal and hard hitting. In 2015 she retreated to the mountain town of Ridgway, CO with producer Joe Richmond, to write and record her 3rd EP. The result was sound changing. Holly traded her acoustic for an electric and the band, together, forged a new direction, transforming a once solo songstress into a Ryan Adams meets Kings of Leon indie-folk-rock band. Check out her website at

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Holly Lovell


Elk Tongue

Elk Tongue

Wednesday, July 12th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

Not to be confused with the body part of the North American mammal, Wyoming’s Elk Tongue was conceived to create a fusion of sounds that have been called “Psychedelic Desert rock.” Being from various musical backgrounds drives them to create environments reminiscent of the past and the future. Elk Tongue is four friends (Keaton Elsasser, Seth Leininger, Shawn Hess and Dylan Stowers ) who have come together to share love of psychedelic rock and roll. Discover more via their website

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The Still Tide

Wednesday, July 19th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

Described best as “… a little sweet spot where indie rock, shoegaze and folk rock all intersect” (Blurt Online), The Still Tide is the seasoned and luminous sound of musicians Anna Morsett and Jacob Miller. Since leaving New York City’s jagged cityscape for their current home beneath the mountains of Denver’s skyline they’ve put out two EPs (“Tinder” in 2013 and “Half-Empty Rooms” in 2015) and have been hard at work touring, crafting new songs and growing up within Colorado music scene. Their newest EP “Run Out”, their first with producer, engineer and drummer Joe Richmond (Churchill, Tennis) will be out on Denver record label Greater Than Collective in spring of 2017. Find more information at

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The Still Tide




Wednesday, July 26th | 11:45am-1pm | Simpsons Plaza

“Masterful at containing the true dynamic nature of emotions. At once, sad and joyful, yearning and fulfilled. Which element stands out strongest depends on your mood. This is beautiful, masterfully crafted, skillfully performed music.” - HEY REVERB

Staci Foster, Tobias Bank (Papagoya, Von Stomper), and Alysia Kraft (Patti Fiasco) are on the same wavelength of intentionality. Catharsis is the point of the songs but the tools to get there vary. With Bank on drums, Foster swapping between guitar, harmonica, and banjo, and Kraft playing electric guitar, they’re in their element with raw, authentic, stripped-down performances that nod to icons Neil Young and Lucinda Williams. There is spirituality steeped in the country backdrops they write from and a deep reverence for the landscapes that raised them. A balance of grace and grit is written as much into their worldview as their songs. Give them a listen at

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