Finnders & Youngberg

w/ The Sweet Lillies

Fri, May 29 @  8pm

Each member of Finnders & Youngberg brings a variety of influences and talent to the table. Guitarist Mike Finders (pronounced finnders) is a two‐time winner of the Merlefest Songwriting Contest, providing the band with richly original songs and lead vocals.

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Rich Moore and Thad Beckman

Fri, May 29 @  8pm

From the David Letterman Show, Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble and festivals, theaters and clubs throughout The USA, Canada and Europe Thad Beckman has been entertaining audiences far and wide.

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Frazey Ford

w/ John Craigie

Sat, May 30 @  8pm

The root of all soul music is freedom-sheer abandon. It's about luxuriating in the emotions that make us all human. No wonder singer Frazey Ford placed her ear to the earth and tapped into that lush tradition to give voice to her own stories on her newest release, "Indian Ocean".

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Peter & Will Anderson Trio

Sat, May 30 @  8pm

”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Bethesda, Maryland natives Peter and Will Anderson at a very young age were drawn to the music of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and John Coltrane.

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Open Stage

Thu, May 28 @  7pm

Got a song you’ve just got to share? Come play at our open stage! Sign-ups are at 6:00.

$1 at door

Red Molly

w/ Robert Cline, Jr.

Thu, June 4 @  8pm

Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music.

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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Band and Blue Canyon Boys

Fri, June 5 @  8pm

Repeatedly tagged as one of the most exciting bands on the bluegrass scene, and winner of the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Instrumental Group of the Year Award, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen have earned a slew of accolades.

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Old-Fashioned Hootenanny

Fri, June 5 @  7PM

An old-fashioned hootenanny is the best possible place to learn new songs and new licks, and to hear old songs performed in entirely new ways.

$3 Pay Or Play

Coyote Poets Of The Universe

Sat, June 6 @  8pm

For over ten years the Denver, Colorado, based Coyote Poets have been creating an exciting and emotional art form and a unique concert experience featuring outstanding musicianship and award winning poets.

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Julie & John Pennell

Sat, June 6 @  8pm

John Pennell has written songs for Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, and Sam Bush. Together with the award winning Julie Pennell, the duo make roots based music with popular elements weaved in.

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Music School



Writing Songs For Roots Music Genres

w/ Julie & John Pennell

Sun, June 7 @  10am

Explore, analyze and critique various components of songwriting including melody, rhythm and harmony as they relate to various forms of ‘roots music’ genres with award winning songwriters John & Julie Pennell.

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Denver Ukelele Community

w/ Doug Brown

Sat, May 30 @  10:30am

The Denver Uke Community is open to all ukulele players of any skill level. Held on the 3rd and 5th Saturday of every month in our Cafe, ukulele players get together and share songs in a supportive, group setting.

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Pedals and How to Use Them – Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, May 30 @  9:30am

Discuss different pedal sounds, functions and importance. Address the differences between analog and digital pedals, pedal order and a few tips to keep your tone as pure as possible.

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Guitar And Ukulele Maintenance – Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, May 30 @  2pm

Learn some simple steps to keeping your guitar or ukulele looking, feeling and sounding its best.

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Do-Re-Mi for Harmony & Melody

w/ Molly Zackary

Sat, June 6 @  1pm

You already know "Do-Re-Mi", now use the Solfege system to sing complex harmonies and sight-sing melodies. It's easy and fun in a group environment.

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Performance Session

w/ Justin Francoeur

Sat, June 6 @  2pm

Free and open to all! Bring songs you’ve been working on and perform them in a group setting!

Free and open to all!

Irish Jam Session

w/ John Hammer

Sun, June 7 @  2pm

This is a beginner/intermediate traditional Irish style music session. We are sheet music friendly so bring a tune or two and your instrument.

Free and open to all!


@ Clyfford Still Museum

Fri, June 5 @  5:30pm

Dragondeer is a psych-blues band from Denver, Colorado whose singular, reverb drenched take on old school blues coupled with inspired improvisation has the band making fans in both roots circles as well as indie clubs across Colorado and beyond.

Free Event

Shady Grove Season Passes On Sale Now!

Join us this summer as we enjoy great live music in the fresh mountain air at the Shady Grove Picnic Series at Four Mile Historic Park. Bring a picnic and your family and take part in this summer tradition that’s been happening for almost two decades. The 2015 Shady Grove Picnic Series Season Pass is available ONLY to members of Swallow Hill Music and Four Mile Historic Park.

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Front Row Podcast

feat. Dominick Leslie

Dominick Leslie is a mandolin virtuoso who hails from Evergreen, Colorado. He is know for his mandolin work with the acclaimed band "The Deadly Gentlemen" as well as "Missy Raines and the New Hip" and many many more. Martin and Dominick talk abotu the mandolin as an instrument, the Berklee School of Music in Boston and much much more. Enjoy!!!

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About Swallow Hill Music

Founded in 1979, Swallow Hill Music is a nonprofit community for musicians and music lovers who appreciate the ability of music to bring people together. As a home for individuals and families who want to learn about, listen to and perform music, Swallow Hill Music enhances Colorado’s cultural vitality and is a model for experiential music schools and performance spaces across the country. The organization serves more than 135,000 people through its school, outreach programming and concerts annually. Swallow Hill Music also presents and produces concerts at a wide range of venues across Denver.

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