The Long Run begins The Streets at SouthGlenn’s summer of free concerts in Commons Park on June 5 with a tribute to the Eagles. The series in the development’s Commons Park continues through Aug. 7. Photo courtesy of The Long Run
Centennial development announces free concerts
By Peter Jones
“Tribute” is the theme of the summer, as The Streets at SouthGlenn unveils its summer of free concerts in Commons Park.
The series, which boasts tributes to the Beatles and disco fever, among other musical touchstones, kicks off the first week in June and will continue every other Wednesday, except July 4, through Aug. 21.
The music takes flight June 5 with The Long Run, Colorado’s tribute to the Eagles.
That state-specific tagline is important as there are at least three Eagles tribute bands in the United States that are named for The Long Run, the Eagles’ last album before the group disbanded – for at least a decade or two – in 1979.
Colorado’s Long Run is a side gig for Steven Weinmeister, guitarist and singer for Boulder-based Firefall. The band also features studio ace Adam Rey, among other local masters of country-roots-rock.
The nostalgic Jukebox Boys are next on June 13.
On July 10, it’s FourEverFab, a Beatles tribute that mimics the Fab Four – in music and threads – from the band’s early days at Liverpool’s Cavern Club through their 1969 London rooftop swansong. Yeah, yeah, yeah!
The music jumps forward a decade – wearing platform shoes and the weight of frizzy hair, no less – on July 24 with a polyester band name that says it all: Dr. Cool and the Disco Fever Divas.
This may Sting a little, but the Police will be sworn in for their own tribute on Aug. 7 when the four-piece Message in a Bottle sets sail on the music of the Police.
Dig out the island shirts and salted glasses. The season closes with the Margarita Brothers. From Jimmy Buffet to early Beach Boys – if it’s got a beach reference, a tropical beat and/or a celebration of summer imbibing, you will find it on the Brothers’ set list.
All concerts begin ay 6:30 p.m., but get there early if you would like a place to sit. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic.
The Streets at SouthGlenn is located in Centennial at the intersection of Arapahoe Road and South University Boulevard. For more information, visit www.shopsouthglenn.com.
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