Local Musicians in the Mile High City Featured Every Sunday at ‘Jazz in the Park’

The Mile High City may be known as the gateway to the Rockies, but when summer rolls around, you can find most Denver locals soaking up the sunshine and enjoying a Colorado micro-brew on the patio. For Sunday evening entertainment, City Park Jazz is a staple summertime activity for Denverites and a perfect way to enjoy the city’s eclectic local music scene.

City Park JazzFun for the whole family, City Park Jazz is always a highlight of the summer months. Arrive early on Sunday evening to snag a spot on the lawn near the bandstand pavilion. Enjoy many of our local food trucks or bring a picnic of your own.

Although the City Park Jazz series kicked off in early June, there is still plenty of time to catch this season’s local talent. Sam Mayfield brings the blues this Sunday, July 14, followed by The Ken Walker Sextet on July 21. The sextet is a favorite in the Denver jazz club circuit drawing in local fans with their unique, upbeat sound. Walker, a faculty instructor at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, is no novice to live performances with appearances at both the Telluride and Aspen/Snowmass Jazz Festivals.

Sunday afternoon wouldn’t be complete without a solid show of late afternoon sunshine and snazzy tunes with great friends. Grab a few of your favorite Colorado brews or a bottle of vino and join the Denver community for Sunday Jazz in City Park.

The Brown Palace Hotel Announces 25th Annual Champagne Cascade to Celebrate Our Veterans

We are excited to host our 25th annual Champagne Cascade on Sunday, November 11th at noon. During the event, a master swordsman will use an antique Napoleonic saber to sever the bottle necks of Moet & Chandon Champagne bottles that will be poured into the uppermost glass of the two-story, 6,000-glass pyramid. In addition to kicking off the holiday season, this year’s toast will honor U.S. veterans, offering several ways for the community to thank the servicemen and women this Veteran’s Day.

The legendary event will feature live jazz music and an afternoon of entertainment in The Brown Palace’s stunning open Atrium.  The event is open to the public to watch the famous champagne pour from the balconies of floors four through seven.

For prime viewing access on the Mezzanine level and unlimited champagne, beer, wine, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts, a VIP experience is available for $75 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter and the organization’s Service to the Armed Forces program.  To make reservations for VIP viewing, please call (303)294-3618 or visit www.brownpalace.com to purchase a ticket.

Joining the guests on the Mezzanine level and addressing the crowd before the pour will be the honored guest of The Brown Palace and the American Red Cross, General Victor E. Renuart Jr. General Renuart is the Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, stationed out of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. and also acts as the Chair of the National Red Cross Service to Armed Forces Committee.

Guests joining the celebration can also express their gratitude to veterans through the Red Cross “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. Special holiday cards will be available in the lobby of The Brown Palace throughout the event to send seasonal greetings to veterans and current members of the military serving at home and overseas.

“The brave members of our armed forces are always a focus of The Brown Palace’s community giving efforts,” said Marcel Pitton, General Manager of The Brown Palace. “The American Red Cross does amazing work for our armed forces and veterans and we’re proud to partner with them to support their Service to the Armed Forces program and give back to those who have served our country.”

The American Red Cross has provided humanitarian support to the United States military, veterans and their families under a trusted symbol for more than 130 years. Through the Service to the Armed Forces program, the Red Cross provides emergency communications, supports military and veteran health care facilities, and provides social services to more than 2 million military members – including National Guard and Reservists – 23 million veterans and their families.

“Although the Red Cross provides support and services year-round for the armed forces, veterans and their families, Veteran’s Day and the holidays provide a special time for us to join with local residents in expressing gratitude to those who have served our country,” said Gino Greco, CEO of the American Red Cross Mile High Region. “We’re so pleased to be welcomed by The Brown Palace to this premier event and to have the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ together with The Brown Palace and its guests.”

The American Red Cross provides these services through employees and volunteers who are stationed alongside the military, across the country andaround the world. Although the Red Cross provides these services as part of its Congressional Charter, the Red Cross is not a governmental agency and relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors to fulfill its mission.

Denver Nightlife: Top Five Theater Performances

We are always seeking unique ways to enjoy Denver nightlife, and an evening at the theatre is unsurpassable. These shows have incredible casts that will make you laugh, cry and dance in your seat. Purchase tickets soon as these short-season performances do sell out.

 

I love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

In Theaters now to October 14th at the Garner Galleria Theatre

Everything you have experienced or wanted to know about dating, mating and marriage! A hysterical satire that explores everything from parents who talk baby talk, men who over-talk and women who pretend to listen, infidelity, and the injustice of lines for the ladies room. Four actors present the lives of more than 20 characters (husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, parents, in-laws and children) as they tackle the act of dealing with the opposite sex. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is the perfect Denver nightlife date.

 

Oklahoma!

In theatre now to August 11th at the Central City Opera + special performances at the DU Campus on August 5th and August 7th

Step back in time into the territory now known as Oklahoma. Here is the beloved story of a handsome cowboy and a strong-willed farm girl. This love story has been told for decades and has won the hearts of people time and time again. There isn’t a better setting to see this gem than the old-world Central City Opera House. Hum along to favorite numbers like “People Will Say We’re In Love” and “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’.”

 

Jersey Boys

July 17th to August 11th at the Buell Theatre

Twelve million people worldwide have flocked to see this musical masterpiece. After a smashing success in 2008, Jersey Boys is visiting Denver for a second time! Jersey Boys is the Grammy and Tony Award Winning Best Musical about the hall of fame rock n’ roll group, The Four Seasons. Watch the inspiring story of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night”, and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

 

The Book of Mormon

August 14th to September 2nd at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

This sold-out show is the winner of nine Tony Awards for the Best Musical of the Year. The New York Times claims “It’s the best musical of this century” and Vogue touts it as “The best musical of the last 25 years.” This Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone has swept the country. The Book of Mormon does contain explicit language, so it is best as a Denver nightlife experience for adults…if you are lucky enough to find tickets!

 

La Cage aux Folles

September 4th to September 16th at the Buell Theatre

Before there was The Birdcage, there was La Cage! This fall-out-of-your-seat hysterical Broadway production is the winner of three Tony Awards. La Cage tells the story of the owner of a glitzy nightclub in Saint Tropez and his partner who moonlights as a glamorous chanteuse. When the son brings his fiancée’s conservative parents home to meet the flamboyant pair, the bonds of family are put to the test. La Cage is a wild and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together and true to themselves. Fabulous Denver nightlife entertainment!

 

 

Denver Holiday Tradition: Christmas at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa


 

In lieu of the holiday season, we are bringing some cheer to Denver with our elegant holiday décor. Showcased in the heart of our atrium lobby is a 25-foot grand chandelier which illuminates the entire room. In addition to this, we have over 100,000 LED lights, 4,800 holiday ornaments, a grand array of Poinsettias, and hand-crafted ginger bread houses on display throughout the hotel. To top off the holiday ambience, from 12-8pm daily, you can enjoy a live pianist playing all of your favorite holiday tunes. Be sure to stop by the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa within the next few days as you celebrate the holidays this year! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!

For more information please call 303.297.3111 or e-mail us at Concierge@Brownpalace.com.

Live Music in Downtown Denver: Meet John

From smooth tunes to upbeat numbers that will want to make you sing along, John Kite shares his gift of music with the guests of The Brown.  For the past 24 years, he has been one of the resident pianists at The Brown Palace Hotel. Serving guests from all over the world, you can hear John playing in the Atrium lobby during afternoon tea on Thursdays and Fridays from 12 – 4 p.m. and evening cocktails in the lobby on Mondays and Tuesdays, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.   Looking for a late night drink?  Come to Ship Tavern restaurant, Wednesday through Saturday nights, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. for some great numbers