Chris McGarry & The Insomniacs

Thu, Apr 30 @  7:30pm

Growing up on the banks of the upper Mississippi, Chris McGarry spent his earliest years absorbing the culture and mystique of the places that river touched.

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Nellie McKay

w/ Ian Cooke

Fri, May 1 @  8pm

Nellie McKay has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the film

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Eric Bibb

w/ Yana Bibb

Sat, May 2 @  8pm

Eric Bibb is a Grammy nominee and has become a familiar face – and voice – in the U.S. and Europe.

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Old-Fashioned Hootenanny

Fri, May 1 @  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.

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Music School



The Art Of Aftobeat Guitar @ Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, May 2 @  9:30am

This workshop will explore the various styles of afrobeat guitar- tenor and rhythm, as well as the counterpoint tenor guitar, and how they work together. This workshop will also discuss polyrhythms and how Afrobeat came to be from influences of funk, jazz, and highlife music.

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Guitar Boot Camp

w/ Chris (Citrus) Sauthoff

Sat, May 2 @  11am

Get the basic training on how to make yourself a better guitar player in this hard-core, guided practice session.

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Bluegrass Ukulele

w/ Casey Cormier

Sat, May 2 @  12pm

Learn to strum and sing bluegrass standards, lead traditional instrumentals, and take solo breaks tastefully on your ukulele.

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Renaissance & Medieval Ensemble

w/ Star Edwards

Sat, May 2 @  12pm

Learn popular songs from this era and the historical information behind each song. Explore arranging, chord choices and rhythm as we play together as a group.

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How To Write A Good Song

w/ Star Edwards

Sat, May 2 @  2pm

Open to all instruments! Bring your instrument! Learn about hooks, rhythm patterns; chord structures for your song; how to find melodies and basic ingredients for creating a good song!

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Intro To Music Theory @ Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, May 2 @  2pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to music theory: reading music notation, counting time signatures, building chords, and more.

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Performance Session

w/ Justin Francoeur

Sat, May 2 @  2pm

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

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EZ Note Reading

w/ Star Edwards

Sun, May 3 @  12pm

Learn cutting edge techniques for reading notes! Based on predictable, logical patterns in music.

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Exploring World Music

w/ Star Edwards

Sun, May 3 @  2pm

Learn what kind of instruments and styles of music make World Music unique. Learn songs from South America, Middle East, Bulgaria, Israel, and Asia and find out what gives the songs their signature sound.

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Irish Jam Session

w/ John Hammer

Sun, May 3 @  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.

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Denver Botanic Gardens 2015 Summer Concert Series Has Been Announced

Member pre-sale is April 13th - 20th.

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Summer Stage Concert Series at Arvada Center

Tickets to all shows are now on sale!

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Front Row Podcast

feat. Lindsay Kupser

Lindsay Kupser is an awesome singer songwriter originally from Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She joins Martin for a conversation about songwriting, her musical education and her new record "Quiet Songs".

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Swallow Hill Music is looking for two (2) enthusiastic, responsible, self-sufficient individuals to be our Promotion and Production Interns for the 2015 Summer Concert Season. You will be involved in the planning, marketing, and execution of Swallow Hill Music events.

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Swallow Hill Music Welcomes Our New CEO!

After six months, Swallow Hill Music's search for a new CEO has ended. We couldn't be more excited to announce that Paul Lhevine has been chosen to lead the organization into the next chapter of our history. Paul brings a wealth of experience and a strong enthusiasm for continuing the growth and honoring the tradition of Swallow Hill Music.

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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