Though outdoor concerts are few and far between this summer, Parker Arts has managed to replace parks with a parking lot to stage the Parker Arts Drive-In Series. This “drive-in” style event series will take place in the PACE Center parking lot. Tune in on your car radio for live entertainment and events from the comfort of your own vehicle.
Five of the six events are some of the area’s favorite musical acts and one event is devoted to interactive trivia. The series runs June 12 through July 24 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Gates open one hour before the performance starts. Cost is $30 per vehicle. You should buy tickets online in advance.
Here’s the 2020 line-up
Friday, June 12 — The Rootin’ Tootin’s
The Rootin’ Tootin’s are a high energy Dixieland Jazz Band performing under the umbrella of the Littleton Community Music Association. This eclectic group of volunteer musicians guarantees to give you a fun and entertaining musical experience, playing all your Dixieland favorites from Hello Dolly to St. James Infirmary.
Friday, June 19 — Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra
Founded in 2012 with the mission to perform the best music with the best musicians, the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra does just that and more. Exciting world-renowned guest artists and many of the best local musicians perform anything from rollicking big band classics to modern large and small ensemble jazz to sold-out crowds across Colorado.
Their music library includes greats like Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich as well as original arrangements by CJRO composers and many more.
Friday, June 26 — Trivia Night
Come for a unique twist on trivia night with a drive-in trivia extravaganza! Bring your smartphone and play along with us on the big screen. Bring food and drink and enjoy the fun while social distancing from your own car. They’ll have questions for the whole family and there may even be a few prizes in store!
Friday, July 3 — 17th Avenue All-Stars
These National Acappella Champions bring their highly acclaimed, family friendly show to the Drive-In Series, featuring comedy, choreography and incredible vocals with tunes from the 50’s to the present.
Featuring chart toppers such as I’m Only Human and Usher’s Without You, this vocal group performs a range of top 40 pop tunes that span the decades. With elements of soul and vocal harmony they create a sound that is fresh and new, yet resonates with a reverence for what has come before.
Friday, July 10 — The Cody Sisters
The Cody Sisters Band has established themselves as a force in the United States and the UK for fans of acoustic, folk, and bluegrass music. Their passion is in creating new music with their award winning instrumentation, their stunningly emotional original lyrics, and their beautiful sister harmonies.
Seeing them is quite an experience as they blend Americana, Gypsy Jazz, Folk, and Modern Bluegrass together in a completely unique way creating a Modern Americana/Roots sound
Friday, July 24 — The Nacho Men
The Nacho Men have used their special blend of dance music, costume changes, choreography and side-splitting humor to keep all generations of fans coming back for their high energy interactive rock and roll show. The Nacho Men can do it all – street corner a capella, 50’s, ’60’s, 70’s and 80’s music, Swing and Disco.
From the moment they step on stage until their crowd raising grand finale, The Nacho Men wow you with their stylish delivery, their rocking backbeat, solid rhythm, sizzling hot horn section, and of course, their tuxedos by Salvation Armani.
PACE Center is at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker.