South Stapleton — Movies & Concerts at Founders Green
Movie June 3 – La La Land
Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Concert June 10 – “Big Sam’s Funky Nation” and “Rico Jones”
Big Sam, a trombonist, and his Funky Nation play funk and rock music influenced by traditional and classic jazz, rock and punk. Jazz saxaphonist Rico Jones is a Colorado native who attended Denver School of the Arts (DSA). Jones is recognized as one of the top 30 jazz musicians under age 30 by KUVO Jazz Radio.
Movie June 16 – Secret Life of Pets
A computer animated comedy about the adventures of Max, a spoiled and pampered Jack Russell terrier , who is surprised when his family adopts a stray named Duke. Max tries to abandon Duke in an alley and the plot thickens as other animals try to rescue him.
Concert June 24 – “Freddie Jones”
The Freddy Jones Band is a rock band originally from Chicago, IL. Their music is a fusion of Southern rock and Chicago blues. The band has a unique two guitar sound complimented by a Hammond organ creating a sound reminiscent of the Allman Brothers Band.
Movie June 30 – BIG
A wish by 12-year-pld Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) turns him into a 30-year-old-man. He heads to New York City and stumbles upon his “dream job” working at a toy company. The pressure of living as an adult makes him long to return to his former boyhood.
Concert July 8 – “Denver Municipal Band”
The Denver Municipal Band was founded in the 1860’s making it the oldest professional concert band in the United States. For over a century, summer performances in accessible parks settings have featured some of the area’s leading professional musicians. Their performances encourage gatherings of music lovers of all ages.
North Stapleton—MoJaBlu Concerts
MoJaBlu—Motown-Jazz-Blues—is a word coined by Diane Deeter of Stapleton MCA and Sandra Watts of Live at Jack’s (formerly Jazz at Jacks). The two women put their heads together to come up with summer programming that would enhance rather than duplicate the events at Founders Green in South Stapleton. They came up with the Thursday night MoJaBlu concert series, held this year from June 15 through August 3. Bands will vary from year to year, but it’s likely that Dotsero, the house band at Live at Jack’s, and Hazel Miller will be regulars.
June 15 – “Hazel Miller”
Hazel Miller’s sound is a mixture of soul, R&B, blues, and Motown. Influenced by Aretha Franklin, Nancy Davis and Ella Fitzgerald, Miller has a voice that has been called “stunning.” Ms. Miller has been a well-known area performer for over 24 years. She appears regularly on the NPR ETown Radio Show.
June 22 – “Davina and The Vagabonds”
Davina and The Vagabonds formed in 2006 in Minneapolis. A jazz blues band, their high-energy performances combine a vaudevillesque, old time, Chicago blues sound. With a big band style, the band brings a fresh edge to new music.
June 29 – “Hot Lunch”
Hot Lunch is a “punk & roll” band hailing from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay area. Committed to a hell-bent, party sound, the quartet performs a loud blast of acid rock reminiscent of the 1960’s and 70’s perfect for heavy metal music fans.
July 6 – “Mary Louise Lee”
A native of Denver, Mary Louise Lee’s top 40 blues band performs R&B and dance party classics. A contestant on the television show America’s Got Talent, Lee is well-known throughout the Denver music and performing arts scene. She has performed nationally and internationally for over 20 years.
Founders Green is located in South Stapleton at E. 29th Ave. and Roslyn St.
Conservatory Green is located in North Stapleton at Valentia Ct. and 49th Pl.