Backyard Concert Series
Anythink Backyard Concert Series
Our longtime concert tradition returns for its 10th year this summer with three exciting in-person shows and an all-star lineup. Grab the family and meet new neighbors at the one-acre park adjacent to Anythink Wright Farms, located at 5877 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton. You don’t even have to pack your picnic basket – we’ll have food and beverages available for purchase at a minimal price, including delicious barbecue from Dickey's Barbecue Pit, wine from The Infinite Monkey Theorem and beer from Great Divide. Doors open at 5:30 pm; the show is from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Not only is this a fun, free Friday night – it’s also a fundraiser for the Anythink Foundation. All proceeds from this year’s Backyard Concert Series will help us enhance and expand Anythink’s pollinator gardens. The gardens will be beautiful, soothing spaces for our community to connect with nature and further the learning and understanding of pollinators in our area. Your support will help us enrich local communities through exploration, learning and play. Supporters can donate in-person, online or by texting BACKYARD to 50155.
What can I bring to the Backyard Concert Series?
- Family & friends – All ages are welcome!
- Dogs – Woof!
- Lawn chairs and blankets – Get comfy!
- Food – Just remember that we'll have BBQ on site.
What should I leave at home?No outside alcohol is allowed. In order to continue hosting these fun, family-friendly events, we must strictly enforce this policy. Instead, please enjoy beer and wine from our vendors available on-site for purchase – and for a great cause! Guests must be 21 years or older with ID to purchase alcohol.
What else?The concert will take place rain or shine. Parking is limited, and we encourage everyone to carpool or use alternative methods of transportation like public transit, bicycles or ridesharing apps.
Celebrate 10 years of local music while supporting your libraryTo celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Anythink Backyard Concert Series, we've brought in an all-star lineup, including Irie Still - the first band to ever play the concerts! - as well as crowd-favorite Gora Gora Orkestar. King Cake makes it first appearance on the lawn at Anythink Wright Farms, featuring friend to the library Erica Brown. These performers have made up our summer soundtrack the last 10 years, and we can't wait to continue the dancing and memory making for 2022!
About the bands
Irie StillIrie Still is a Colorado based reggae and world music band that has been performing around the state for over 25 years. Their music consists of many original reggae tunes as well as some very danceable ska, calypso, and African music songs. Irie Still founder and frontman, Ras Ronny Noel, has his roots in Trinidad & Tobago, and has since gained wide recognition for his charismatic showmanship leading the band as a singer, songwriter and percussionist.
King CakeBased out of Denver, King Cake specializes in New Orleans flavored party music. Featuring Erica Brown and Merrian "MJ" Johnson, King Cake will have you dancing and celebrating summertime out on the lawn.
Gora Gora OrkestarGora Gora Orkestar brings the sounds of the Balkans to the Rockies with high energy performances. Formed in the fall of 2009, this 10 piece brass band is dedicated to making the audience dance with its infectious rhythm and own brand of feel-good music.