Downtown Longmont gives you the chance to dance in the street and enjoy great live music from local and regional artists this summer with their 10th Annual Downtown Summer Concert Series. Every Friday in June, concerts will be held along 4th Avenue between Main and Kimbark Streets from 6-9:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, local food, a craft beer garden and FREE admission under the stars of the Downtown Longmont Creative District.
The Downtown Summer Concert Series celebrates its tenth year in 2018. This popular event pairs local and regional bands with food and drinks from community businesses and some of Longmont’s notable craft breweries including: Left Hand Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, 300 Suns Brewing, Wibby Brewing and Bootstrap Brewing. In addition to craft beer, one of downtown Longmont’s craft distillers, Longtucky Spirits, will be serving cocktails and Wyatt’s Wet Goods will be serving wine. Some of downtown Longmont’s finest restaurants will be on hand selling food, or you can come down early and enjoy dinner at one of nearly 50 restaurants. Click here for a full dining directory of downtown Longmont.
The summer concert series is a family-friendly event. Each week will feature kids’ activities, prizes and fun! There will be a special weekly drawing for early arrivals – just show up by 6:30 p.m., visit the wristband/token booth near Main Street and enter to win a T-Shirt, pint glass or other cool giveaways.
On June 8, the 5th Annual St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) High Schools Reunion will be held during the concert. SVVSD alumni will receive school-colored beads and are encouraged to wear their school colors. Prizes will be given out for “Most School Spirit,” “Oldest Alum” and “Youngest Alum.” It doesn’t matter when you graduated, gather your friends and catch up over a pint. Register today here.
2018 Concert Dates Lineup
Opening Night featuring FACE Vocal Band
Downtown Longmont’s own Fuzz 5 from FUZZ Music Studios will get the party started at 6 p.m., followed by Idlewhile band and then the main event, FACE Vocal Band. FACE is an internationally-acclaimed a cappella group and a crowd favorite!
SVVSD High School Reunion featuring Last Men on Earth
SVVSD student band Bad Choices will perform at 6 p.m. The John McKay Band will keep the good vibes rolling before Last Men on Earth takes the stage.
Ladies Night featuring Bonnie & The Clydes
This concert will showcase three of Longmont’s talented, female, singer-songwriters: Bonnie Sims of Bonnie and the Clydes, Jessica Eppler of Clandestine Amigo, and Taylor Shae of Taylor Shae Music.
Summer Solstice Celebration featuring Policulture
Come enjoy the extra sunshine and official start of summer as the concert series commemorates the longest day of the year with a Summer Solstice Celebration. The Hashtones will help kick off the long summer night with their rock-infused reggae, and another special performance (TBD) will get the festivities started at 6 p.m. Boulder-based Policulture will headline the evening and bring their original mountain reggae and good vibes to 4th and Kimbark.
Final Fiesta Salsa Night featuring Quemando
The final concert of the season will feature Latin and salsa-themed food options, FREE dance lessons and a salsa contest with prizes. Salsa will be the theme of the night starting at 6 p.m. with Sontres Latin Music. Quemando Salsa will keep the party going well into the evening.
Looking for more information about your visit to Longmont? New to the area? Just looking for what’s happening in town? Or want to purchase a souvenir or LOCO tee? Stop by our office at 512 4th Ave., #103 – we will be open during the concerts.
The Downtown Summer Concert Series will be held along 4th Avenue east of Main Street in the Downtown Longmont Creative District each Friday in June from 6-9:30 p.m. For more information about the Downtown Summer Concert Series and additional downtown Longmont events, visit downtownlongmont.com.