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Shady Grove Concert Series: Thunder and Rain

June 29, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

“Thunder and Rain resides in that sweetest of spots, an energetic and grounded meeting of bluegrass, country, folk, and pop.”

Swallow Hill Music’s Shady Grove Concert Series Returns This Summer, in Partnership with Four Mile Historic Park!

Join us every Thursday evening from June 1st to July 20th, 2023 in The Grove at Four Mile Historic Park to hear performances from Colorado artists representing all areas of the state.

No outside beverages will be permitted in, other than factory-sealed water bottles. Outside food will be limited to small soft-sided coolers only.

Wine, charcuterie sampler boxes, and other items can be purchased along with your tickets, and there will be a food truck open at the event as well.

For more information about the full Concert Series, please visit:



“Thunder and Rain resides in that sweetest of spots, a natural sounding meeting of bluegrass, country, folk, and pop, more aggressive and grounded than several groups exploring similar ground” – Roots Music Opinions

Lead singer/songwriter Erinn Peet Lukes has an angelic voice that soars over a blanket of acoustic sound. Thunder and Rain’s music lives somewhere in between folk, country, bluegrass, and pop, made cohesive by Peet-Lukes’ “nimble, yet devastating” vocals, heartfelt lyricism and a high level of musicianship from Amelia Ransom on fiddle and Laura Ray on banjo.

Peet-Lukes didn’t know anything about bluegrass or country when she wrote her first song at thirteen in her hometown of Redondo Beach, California. She pursued her love of performing original songs through major music hubs like Seattle and New York City, until she landed in Golden, CO in 2013. She began to explore bluegrass jams in the Denver area, where she would eventually meet bass player Ian Haegele and her co writer and then band member, RP Oates. Thunder and Rain recorded their first record, Holler Out, in 2014.

Since their first effort, the band has toured across the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK. They were finalists in the Rockygrass Band Competition in 2014 and named #1 Bluegrass band by the Denver Westword in 2016. They’re bluegrass covers of popular songs have amassed hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.

Thunder and Rain released their third album, Passing in the Night, January 2020. The pandemic thwarted big tour plans, and eventually broke up the band temporarily. Peet-Lukes’ packed her bags and moved to Nashville, TN, where she met Ransom and Ray through friends in the bluegrass community. They hit it off right away, and decided to reform the band and start again in a new hometown.

Website: https://thunderandrainmusic.com/home


Four Mile Historic Park
715 S Forest St
Denver, CO 80246 United States