A Virtual Boogie Benefit Concert and the Evergreen Music Festival are two must-attend events coming our way. They provide options for gathering in person and remotely as we continue to strike a balance between celebratory get-togethers and safety. Our community has stepped up to the plate to find innovative approaches to keeping us connected and keeping our mountain spirit alive!
Virtual Boogie Benefit to Support the Mountain Resource Center
The Spring Blizzard Virtual Boogie Benefit Concert broadcast has been planned to coincide with the next 6-plus-inch snowstorm between now and May 16. As of press time, organizers were anticipating the broadcast to occur during the week of April 12 if a cold front moved in as predicted. If the snow does not fall from this time through May 16, the event will be broadcast on May 19. The professionally produced, high quality sound experience will air from 5-9 pm.
If you are reading this and you missed the initial broadcast, you still have time to take advantage of the Virtual Boogie. The concert link will be available for two weeks following the original broadcast. Tickets and more information are available at boogieatthebarn.com.
The Boogie’s stellar musical lineup features Wendy Woo, K-Dog and the Howlers, Band Kamp and Open Space. Tickets are on sale at boogieatthebarn.com with a special presale price of $23 per streaming ticket. Tickets will be $30 if purchased on the day of the event.
Event proceeds will support Mountain Resource Center (MRC). MRC provides services to strengthen and empower our community including a food bank, a veterans’ program, early childhood education and parenting classes, children’s health services and mental health initiatives. To learn more, go to mrcco.org.
Annual Recycling Event
Scheduled for May 8
The annual Women in Evergreen Businesses recycling and paper shredding event will take place on Saturday, May 8 from 8 am-1 pm at the Evergreen High School parking lot next to the baseball field. Fees collected at the event will support WEB’s beneficiary, The Angel Fund, which helps local families in crisis.
Documents packed in bankers’ boxes or legal boxes will be shredded for $10 per box. Computers, laptops, printers and larger printers and fax machines can be recycled for $20, smaller printers and fax machines for $15. Flat screens and monitors are $25 and game consoles are $10. Televisions, TV consoles, copiers, keyboards and cell phones will also be accepted. For a complete price list and more details, go to the Women of Evergreen Businesses Facebook page.
Evergreen Music Festival
Returns on Memorial Day
Buchanan Park will come alive with vintage cars, live music, and food and drink vendors during the May 31 Evergreen Music Festival presented in collaboration with the Evergreen Park & Recreation District and the Jefferson County Health Department.
To create the perfect balance between a fun community gathering and a safe one, all tickets much be purchased in advance so organizers can follow guidelines for crowd capacity. Tickets go on sale May 1 with the option to buy a ticket for either the morning or the afternoon performances, as a designated clearing of the park will take place from 12:30-1:30 pm.
Hazel Miller will serve as the MC for both the morning and afternoon portions of the festival. The morning entertainment will take place from 10 am-12:30 pm featuring The Denver Brass with artists from the Denver Ballet, the Montbello Drumline, and Spinphony (classic rock and strings). Another crowd-pleaser from 9:30 am-12:30 pm will be the Rotary Club of Evergreen’s Classic Car Show. Morning ticket purchases will include the option to register for the car show.
Afternoon performances, from 2-4:30 pm will highlight Franny and the Jets: A Love Letter to Amy Winehouse, the Montbello Drum Line, and Paa Kow Afro-fusion music, with dance performances from members of the Denver Ballet.
Food trucks from Optimist Coffee and True Love Tacos will be onsite. Event beverage sponsors are the Evergreen Brewery and Coyote Gold. Attendees are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles and camp chairs or blankets. Entry will be at the main entrance to the park on the south side of the field. Gates open at 9:30 am for morning attendees and at 1:30 pm for afternoon attendees.
Premium parking at Buchanan Park and Buchanan Recreation Center is $5. There will be free, handicap parking close to the entrance. Free general parking will be available at nearby lots. Dogs, coolers of any size, alcohol and glass cannot be brought into the event.
For more information and to buy tickets, go to evergreenmusicfestival.org. General admission is $25. Classic car owners can register for $25. Tickets for veterans and active military are $15. The music festival is a nonprofit and proceeds from the event will go to a worthy local initiative. In 2019, the Festival donated funds to the Evergreen High School performing arts program.