2015 Backyard Concert Series lineup announced

The annual Backyard Concert Series returns to Anythink with three evenings of music, food and fun. Held in the one-acre park adjacent to Anythink Wright Farms in Thornton, Colo., community members are invited to enjoy summertime music in a picnic-style setting. Funds raised through food and beverage sales will benefit the Anythink Foundation and the expansion of The Studio, Anythink’s creation labs and approach to participatory programming. Supporters can also donate online

Guests can enjoy a variety of bands, appropriate for all ages, this June, July and August. This year’s lineup includes:

The Congress – Friday, June 12, 6:30-8:30 pm

Calder’s Revolvers – Friday, July 10, 6:30-8:30 pm

Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts – Friday, Aug. 14, 6:30-8:30 pm

Local food and drink offerings will be available for purchase at a minimal cost, including custom BBQ boxed dinners from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit of Thornton, beer from Beer by Design of Northglenn and wine from Balistreri Vineyards of Denver. Vegetarian food options are also available.

Proceeds from the Backyard Concert Series will help fund the expansion of The Studio. The Studio partners community members with customers to help push their creativity to new bounds. These learning labs are places where people are connected with the tools they need to express their creativity. The Studio also describes Anythink’s overall approach to hands-on, participatory programming.  

The Backyard Concert Series is made possible by generous support from community sponsors Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., Valley Bank & Trust, United Power and Four Seasons Heating.

About the bands

The Congress: The Congress brings a bluesy blend of rock and roll to the stage with high-energy performances. From Colorado by way of Virginia, the band combines excellent musicianship with inventive songwriting to create a distinct style.

Calder’s Revolvers: Calder’s Revolvers offers an unabashed take on modern soul, with heavy backbeats, pulsing guitar riffs and heart-wrenching vocals. Their pop-focused arrangements walk a line between rock and R&B, revealing layers of horns, organs and a chorus of backup harmonies that evoke memories of another era. 

Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts: Rockabilly outfit Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts is fronted by former Frank Zappa vocalist Suzannah Harris, who sings and plays upright bass. Drawing from swing, oldies rock and country sounds, Dixie Leadfoot put their own modern twist on a classic style.

Event Details
Backyard Concert Series
Benefitting the Anythink Foundation

Second Friday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm

June 12 – The Congress
July 10 – Calder’s Revolvers
Aug. 14 – Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts

Anythink Wright Farms
5877 E. 120th Ave.
Thornton, CO 80602

Enjoy music, food and fun for the whole family. Monthly concerts are free and open to the public. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the Anythink Foundation and the expansion of The Studio.