Festival Fridays

Celebrating over 30 years of festival fridays WITH MUSIC, DANCING AND FUN!

Tickets: $7 in advance/ $8 at the door.  Advance tickets are available at the Arts Center Box Office or any Loaf 'N Jug location.

All summer shows are outdoors in the Jackson Sculpture Garden. 

Call 719-295-7200 for more ticket information

Gates Open: 6:30 pm • Bands play: 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s renowned Festival Fridays concerts provide the opportunity to socialize with friends in a casual environment offering cocktails, food for all tastes and outstanding live musical entertainment. Join us for 5 Fridays in a row as we turn the Jackson Sculpture Garden into a live music venue.

Band Lineup


July 8 – Soul School

Soul School is a popular band based in Denver, Colorado. With a repertoire including the Golden Oldies, Beach, Motown, Country, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Rhythm and Blues and today’s biggest radio hits, Soul School offers a little something for everyone. Featuring front vocalists and band leaders Tony and Seth, the band also includes several back up vocalists, a 2-piece horn section and a 4-piece backup band.

Appreciation night: Military Members with ID receive half price gate admission ($4) this night.

Find more band information at http://www.soulschoollive.com

July 15 – So What Brothers

The So What Brothers have been performing live in the Denver area since 2007. Featuring a set list of cover songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today, their selections cover genres including Pop, Classic Rock, Country and R&B. So What Brothers were voted the Best Local Band in the Denver area for 2014.

Appreciation night: First Responders with ID receive half price gate admission ($4) this night.

Find more band information at http://www.sowhatbrothers.com

July 22 – Mighty Nice Band

The Mighty Nice Band is a Denver staple with over 450 live performances to their credit and a strong local following. The band features members Gino Rael, Ernie Apolinar, Marty Martinez, Richard Martinez, Holly Holverson, Michael "Saxman" Urioste and Ramoane Williams. They are known for their musical style consisting of Latin/Funk, Old School, Cumbias, and Corridos with a twist of Rock and Country.

Appreciation night: Bikers with endorsed ID receive half price gate admission ($4) this night.

Find more band information at http://themightyniceband.bravesites.com/

July 29 – Martini Shot

Perennial favorite The Martini Shot is a seven-piece band based out of Southern Colorado featuring members Andy Clementi, Stephen Falsetto, Brook Mead, Brian Person, Rob Smith, Greg Trujillo and Ryan Walter, . They are known for their distinctive horn-driven sound and popular covers. Recent awards include the 2014 Best of Pueblo (Pueblo Chieftain) and the 2015 Best of the Springs (Colorado Springs Gazette).

Appreciation night: Educators with badge receive half price gate admission ($4) this night.

Find more band information at http://martinishotband.net

August 5 – Thumpin’

Thumpin’ is a touted as Denver’s favorite dance band. Lead vocalists Joy Jaeger and Jerry Hermosillo are joined onstage by a full back up band featuring a horn section, guitar and bass, percussion and drums, and keyboards. Playing a mix of Funk, Soul and R&B covers spanning more than five decades, Thumpin’ keeps the energy up and the audience on their feet.

Appreciation night: Arts Center Members with membership card receive half price gate admission ($4) this night

Find more band information at http://www.thumpin.net


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