Los Lonely Boys

at The Arvada Center

Thu, Sept 3 @  7:30pm

While maintaining the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock ’n’ roll and rootsy brown-eyed soul that’s long endeared Los Lonely Boys to its fiercely loyal fan base, Revelation adds an expansive range of new sonic elements

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The Black Lillies

w/ The Grahams

Fri, Sept 4 @  8pm

ooted in the mud-rutted switchbacks of Appalachia, Runaway Freeway Blues is the sound of a band that’s becoming something of a phenomenon across the country.

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El Javi

Thu, Sept 10 @  7:30pm

Los Angeles-based flamenco guitarist El Javi combines the sounds of his acoustic flamenco guitar with the minimalist drumset of percussionist Jordi Marin, building a bridge of his own between flamenco and progressive rock. Flamenco Fusion.

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Virginia Lynn Anderson

Fri, Sept 11 @  8pm

Come join Virginia play some of her new songs new album) at a concert featuring master guitarist and fellow faculty member Chris

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David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and Jeff Austin Band

at The Arvada Center

Fri, Sept 11 @  7:30 pm

For nearly half a century, mandolinist/composer/bandleader/producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music.

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The Mulligan Brothers

Sat, Sept 12 @  8pm

The music is still a blend of alt-country, blues, and folk that sounds like the Lumineers with a hot fiddle and the song writing of Townes Van Zandt.

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Music School



Register for the Fall Session!

Session begins Aug 31

We've got great classes for all ages and interests!

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Guitar Boot Camp

w/ Chris (Citrus) Sauthoff

Sat, Sept 5 @  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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Intro To Music Theory – Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, Sept 5 @  1pm

Explore subjects such as the major and pentatonic scales, the interval system, the circle of fourths and fifths, how to build chords and read music.

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The Art of Afrobeat Guitar – Lowry

w/ Casey Hrdlicka

Sat, Sept 5 @  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.

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Learn to Read Rhythm

w/ Marissa Russo

Wed, Sept 9 @  6:30pm

Develop strong rhythmic reading skills in this workshop designed for all levels.

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Finger Picking

w/ Javier Gutierrez

Sat, Sept 12 @  1pm

Javier Gutierrez will help students take an in depth look at strumming techniques, arpeggio patterns, single note technique, tremolo and hybrid picking and learn how to creatively practice the exercises provided.

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Autoharp For All Levels

w/ Michael Stanwood

Thu, Sept 10 @  7pm

We will address chord changing, fingering, and music from 'Down in the Valley' to Bach, but most of all we'll have fun.

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Old-Fashioned Hootenanny

Fri, Sept 4 @  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

Performance Session

w/ Neil Haverstick

Sat, Sept 5 @  2pm

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, Sept 6 @  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!

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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