Lagoon Summer Concert Series opens June 19 on campus

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series returns this year, kicking off the 2019 season on the west lawn of Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center on Wednesday, June 19, at 6 p.m., with the Jakarta Band.

The seven-week series of free concerts is a community tradition enjoyed by Northern Colorado music lovers of all ages. Produced by Mantooth Marketing Company, the musical lineup will feature a variety of genres every Wednesday, including country, indie-folk, rock, funk and more.

The Lagoon Concert Series will feature Little Kids Rock opening for the main headliners. Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit, is a group of young performers from across the Poudre School District.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy the offerings of local food trucks that will be onsite each week. There will be no concert the week of July 4.

June 19: The Jakarta Band

Based in Denver, The Jakarta Band boasts an old-school funk, disco and R&B sound. Led by lead singer Isaac Points, the nine-member band knows just which grooves will get audiences up and dancing.

June 26: Shaky Hand String Band

The Shaky Hand String Band was founded high in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The band’s fresh approach to old-time tunes and modern jam band music captures the hearts of their fans, and their free-spirited personalities are inspired from the mountain-town lifestyle.

July 10: Last Call Romance

Known for their danceable sound and original songs, Last Call Romance delivers a blend of Rockabilly-Swing from Northern Colorado. Their songs are described as having a vintage feel without a distinct era to connect it to.

July 17: The Country Music Project

The Country Music Project plays everything from traditional country covers, and their vast repertoire has something for every fan. The band keeps alive the old sound of country music but has the power to punch out the popular sounds of today’s new artists.  

July 24: South To Cedars

Two engineers, a student and a singer make up this acoustic Americana band from Fort Collins. South to Cedars has performed at festivals and concerts all over Colorado, with their blend of folk, bluegrass and rock.

July 31: The Wendy Woo Band

A celebrated northern Colorado artist, Wendy Woo lights up the stage with her energetic personality, musical skills and spirited songwriting. Her talent has earned her many honors, including Westword Music Awards “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” five times.

Aug. 7: Silver & Gold

Silver & Gold produces heartfelt, energetic rock out of Northern Colorado. After forming in 2013, the band quickly started making an impression in the Colorado music scene. Their latest album, Color, was just released this year and is full of passion and good vibes.