For more than 125 years jazz music has wafted across Denver’s City Park. This summer is no exception with City Park Jazz, Sundays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 5 through August 7, 2022, at the Bandstand by City Park Pavilion on Ferril Lake. Though it may have “jazz” in the title, this year’s event features mambo, funk, brass. Latin, and of course, jazz. The 10-concert series is FREE with about 5,000 music fans attending each performance. For a map to the location, scroll to the bottom of this post. Here’s the calendar:
June 5 — Tribute to Ron Miles featuring Shane Endsley
June 12 — Mariachi Sol de mi Tierra featuring Fiesta Colorado Dance Company
June 19 — Hazel Miller and The Collective
June 26 — Paa Kow
July 3 — Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra
July 10 — Euforquestra
July 17 — 3rd Annual Brass Band Extravaganza (Note: 5 p.m. start time)
July 24 — Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles
July 31 — The Jakarta Band
August 7 — Colorado Mambo Orchestra
People can pack picnics (coolers with wheels are especially recommended) or purchase food on-site. Local food trucks will be at the park.
Those in the know suggest you bring blankets or folding chairs and umbrellas or raingear in case of a Colorado shower. Concerts are held rain or shine.
Free parking is available at the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science lots and garage.
There’s a FREE Bike Corral. Volunteers monitor the space in the City Park Pavilion from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bring your own lock and you’ll get a claim ticket to retrieve your bike.
A special lot adjacent to the Bandstand for seniors and the handicapped is available after 4 p.m. through the entrance from Colorado Blvd at 22nd or 23rd and following the road along the north side of the lake.
For more music events, check out our Mile High Summer Concerts Guide.