Clyfford Still Museum Concerts

Clyfford StillSwallow Hill Music is proud to team up with the Clyfford Still Museum again this summer to bring a series of three FREE outdoor concerts in the museum’s forecourt. This series features Kaa Pow, Pandas and People, and Somerset Catalog. Complimentary Museum admission on concert evenings from 5-8 p.m.

Music was part of Clyfford Still’s life from an early age. He played piano and memorized works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Schubert. His record collection, which is part of the museum’s archives, includes an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, traditional gospel, blues, and folk. By partnering with organizations like Swallow Hill Music, the Clyfford Still Museum hopes museum goers can experience Still’s work through sight and sound.

Bring a picnic and join us to celebrate summer in the city. Delicious ice cream sandwiches from Peteybird, local microbrews from Baere Brewing Co., and gourmet sausages from Biker Jim’s will also be available at each event.

PAA KOW

Clyfford Still Museum | Forecourt
Friday, June 17, 2016
5:30-7:30pm

Paa Kow is an internationally renowned drum set player, bandleader, composer, and producer. Growing up in the small village of Enyan Denkyira near Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa, Paa Kow began to play music and tour with his family’s concert band at a very early age. He has since grown to be widely recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe, and America. Paa Kow’s deep groove and prodigious talent reveal a unique ability to speak to listeners with his drums, inspiring a profound spiritual conversation.

PANDAS AND PEOPLE

Clyfford Still Museum | Forecourt
Friday, July 15, 2016
5:30-7:30pm

Pandas & People is a two-piece alternative folk band rooted in Northern Colorado. Held together by lead vocalist and bassist Joshua Scheer and guitarist Johnny Day, Pandas & People began as a side project in a basement in Colorado in 2013. Since then, Pandas & People have been voted “Best New Artist” by The Colorado Sound and were nominated as “Best Folk Band in Colorado” by Westword Magazine.

SOMERSET CATALOG

Clyfford Still Museum | Forecourt
Friday, August 19, 2016
5:30-7:30pm

Having formed from the ashes of several noted Colorado bands such as Bela Karoli, Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story), and Rabbit Is a Sphere, Somerset Catalog’s long history of playing and writing, and its collaborative nature led to well-thought out music which sways effortlessly between melancholic doom-pop and jubilant indie rock. The band makes music that moves between desperate longing and loud resignation, music with an unspoken, lurid past doing dark things that scratch the sheen.

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