Anythink Announces Backyard Concert Series 2013

This summer, Anythink hosts its first annual Backyard Concert Series at Anythink Wright Farms in Thornton, Colo. The one-acre park adjacent to the library serves as the perfect venue for summertime music and fun for the whole family. Funds raised through food and beverage sales will benefit the Anythink Foundation and future Nature Explore classrooms at Anythink.

Guests will enjoy an eclectic selection of live music in this picnic-style setting. The Backyard Concert Series lineup includes:

Irie Still – Friday, June 14, 6:30-8:30 pm

Chimney Choir – Friday, July 12, 6:30-8:30 pm

Blue Canyon Boys – Friday, August 9, 6:30-8:30 pm

Custom BBQ boxed dinners from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Westminster will be available for purchase, along with beer*, wine, snacks, sodas and water to make a perfect summer meal. Vegetarian options are also available.

Proceeds from this year’s Backyard Concert Series will help fund Nature Explore classrooms at additional Anythink locations. The Anythink Foundation, along with Adams County Open Spaces, and generous individual donors helped to launch the first Nature Explore outdoor classroom at Anythink Wright Farms in September 2012. These unique outdoor spaces connect children with nature in a way that supports creativity and learning. With spaces for making music, performing, building and playing, the Nature Explore outdoor classroom is a natural extension of the play and exploration that happens within the library walls.

*No alcohol will be served at the June 14 event.

About the Bands 

Irie Still: Irie Still is a Colorado-based band, whose style is steeped in the danceable beats of reggae. On onstage powerhouse, Irie Still incorporates audience participation, soaring vocal harmony and thought-provoking consciousness into their live sets. Over their lengthy career, they have shared the stage with Burning Spear, Black Uhuru, Toots and the Maytals, Eek-A-Mouse, Culture, Israel Vibrations, Dub Syndicate, Jimmy Cliff, Pato Banton, The Wailers, Michael Rose, Aston Barrett, Yellowman, Roots Radics and many more.

Chimney Choir: Chimney Choir conjures colorful avant-pop by mixing old-time acoustic instruments with droning synths, junk percussion and three-part harmonies in a theatrical show. All multi-instrumentalists, writers and singers, Kevin Larkin, David Rynhart and Kris Drickey change instruments (sometimes within a song) and sing in three-part harmony all while balancing field recordings and computer synths with traditional acoustic instrumentation. Percussionist Carl Sorensen rounds out the sound with his junkyard kit comprised of homemade shakers, a bike wheel and trash can lids.  

Blue Canyon Boys: The Blue Canyon Boys are a premier bluegrass band of the Rocky Mountain West. Winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest, the Blue Canyon Boys have gone on to perform across the country and were selected to represent the United States and bluegrass music at the 14th annual Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, which has consistently been rated in the top 25 International Festivals by Songlines Magazine. This bluegrass powerhouse consists of Gary Dark on mandolin, Jason Hicks on guitar, Drew Garrett on bass, and the award-winning Chris Elliott on banjo.


Event Details

Backyard Concert Series

Benefiting the Anythink Foundation


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


June 14 – Irie Still

July 12 – Chimney Choir

August 9 – Blue Canyon Boys


Anythink Wright Farms

5877 E. 120th Ave.

Thornton, CO 80602


Enjoy music, food and fun for the whole family. Free and open to the public. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the Anythink Foundation and future Nature Explore classrooms at Anythink libraries.