Buckwheat Zydeco

Sat, Sept 20 @  8pm

If you’ve gotten into Zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30 years it’s likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco.

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Perpetual Motion

"Top of the Hill" Faculty Concert Series

Sat, Sept 20 @  8pm

The unlikely pairing of a classically trained chamber musician and a rock guitarist has yielded Perpetual Motion, a jazz ensemble known for moving through genres to create one eclectic sound.

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Phillip Mark

Thu, Sept 18 @  7:30pm

Phillip explores themes of diversity, solitude, and hope are uniquely conveyed lyrically but also supported through an assorted sound of folk and Acoustic Latin-groove music.

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Best of Open Stage

Fri, Sept 18 @  7pm

A showcase of five artists, chosen from previous open stages, will each perform a 20 minute set.

$1 suggested donation

Beppe Gambetta

Sat, Sept 27 @  8pm

From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Beppe has travelled the world and even crossed the “Iron Curtain” to dazzle and charm music enthusiasts everywhere.

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Music School



Harmonica Boot Camp

w/ Clay Kirkland

Sat, Sept 20 @  10:30am

Learn various scales, patterns and exercises, enabling you to leap up or down on the harmonica with speed and accuracy.

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Intro to Harmonica Workshop

w/ Clay Kirkland

Sat, Sept 20 @  1:30pm

Schedule too complicated to commit to 8 weeks of lessons? Don't know if you will enjoy learning the harmonica? Try our Intro to Harmonica Workshop.

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Children’s Sing-A-Long (Ages 2-5)

w/ Vicki Jordan

Sa,t Sept 20 @  10:30am

Includes singing, dancing, finger-plays and other musical fun!

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How to Use Guitar Effects and Gear

w/ Justin Francoeur

Sun, Sept 21 @  10:30am

This workshop will focus on the various types of guitar pedal effects there are, how they are created, and how to use them in musical situations for the best sound.

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Essential Riffs for Acoustic Guitar

w/ JT Nolan

Sat, Sept 27 @  1:30pm

Guitarist JT Nolan delivers a workshop that teaches acoustic riffs for blues, bluegrass, country and folk styles.

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Garageband For Mac

w/ Chris 'Citrus' Sauthoff

Sat, Sept 27 @  10:30am

Learn how to get the most professional sound, edit, properly record, and explore what all the features can do in Garageband.

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35th Anniversary Celebration

feat. Josh Ritter w/ Brett Dennen and Elle King

Sat, Oct 11 @   @ The Paramount Theatre

On Saturday, October 11, Swallow Hill Music will celebrate the last 35 years, and look to the future, with an Anniversary Event at the Paramount Theatre.

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Denver Ukulele Community

w/ Doug Brown

Sat, Sept 20 @  10:30am

ukulele players get together and share songs in a supportive, group setting.

Free and open to all!

Front Row Podcast

feat. Greg German

Greg German is an artist by trade. Not just an artist with guitars and sound, but a painter, and medical illustrator. His unique vision has brought the world some incredible and (dare we say it) revolutionary instruments. Martin has known Greg for almost ten years. They cover a lot about guitar design and building in this conversation. All while Greg works…he never stops.

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About Swallow Hill Music

Founded in 1979, Swallow Hill Music is a nonprofit community for musicians and music lovers who appreciate the ability of music to bring people together. As a home for individuals and families who want to learn about, listen to and perform music, Swallow Hill Music enhances Colorado’s cultural vitality and is a model for experiential music schools and performance spaces across the country. The organization serves more than 135,000 people through its school, outreach programming and concerts annually. Swallow Hill Music also presents and produces concerts at a wide range of venues across Denver.

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