The Manhattan Transfer


Fri, Aug 22 @ The Arvada Center @  7:30pm

It's been more than 40 years since Tim Hauser formed a harmony vocal quartet sui generis that could authentically embrace varied musical styles, and still create something wholly unique in the field of American popular song.

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Carrie Newcomer

Fri, Aug 22 @  8pm

Carrie Newcomer has been described as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard, a “prairie mystic" by the Boston Globe.

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Michael Bathke

Fri, Aug 22 @  8pm

Michael Bathke is a singer/songwriter that believes in trying to make a difference through the gift of music.

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The Blackberry Bushes Stringband

Sat, Aug 23 @  8pm

The Bushes’ innovative acoustic sound draws from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a rich patchwork.

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Station Wagon Sessions Family Concerts

feat. Jonny Barber & the Rhythm Razors

Sun, Aug 24 @  3pm

Join Swallow Hill Music and the Jewish Community Center for a great show for all ages!

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Colbie Caillat

@ Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield

Wed, Aug 27 @  7pm

The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songstress’s fourth album, Gypsy Heart, and EP Gypsy Heart Side A, is artistically evolving yet again.

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Jonny Barber

at Four Mile Historic Park

Wed, Aug 27 @  6:30pm

Don't miss our last concert of this year's Shady Grove Picnic Series, featuring the rockabilly sounds of Jonny Barber!

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The Mavericks

@ The Arvada Center

Sat, Aug 30 @  7:30pm

The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. - See more at:

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Martin Sexton w/ Paper Bird

@ Denver Botanic Gardens - York St

Wed, Sept 3 @  7pm

Martin Sexton has infiltrated many musical worlds, performing at concerts ranging from pop to the Jam scene to classic rock; from the Newport Folk Fest to Bonnaroo to New Orleans Jazz Fest to a performance at Carnegie Hall.

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Music School



Registration open for fall classes!

Our fall session kicks off Sept 2. Join us for a great group music class!

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Front Desk Hours

We will not be holding classes or private lessons August 18th-September 1. We will have limited front office hours. Mon-Fri from 11am to 4pm.

Guitar Boot Camp

w/ Chris 'Citrus' Sauthoff

Sat, Sept 6 @  10am

During this hard-core guided practice session, you will learn guitar logic, scales, finger and practice exercises, chords, inversions, and arpeggios, complete with handouts.

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EZ Note Reading

w/ Star Edwards

Sat, Sept 6 @  12pm

Learn cutting edge techniques for reading notes based on predictable, logical patterns in music.

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EZ Rhythm Counting Techniques

w/ Star Edwards

Sat, Sept 6 @  2pm

Learn how to count rhythm from popular folk songs.

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35th Anniversary Celebration

feat. Josh Ritter w/ Brett Dennen

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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Front Row Podcast

Courtney Hartman

Courtney Hartman is the lead guitar player in the Grammy nominated bluegrass band Della Mae. Courtney was a master picker way back then and now she is in one of the best up and coming bluegrass bands on the scene.

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Performance Session (formerly Song Circle)

w/ Justin Francoeur

Sat, April 5 @  2pm

Learn tips and tricks to play more effectively in a group setting and when accompanying a singer.

Free and open to all!

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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