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Arts Brookfield’s ‘Summer on the Plaza’ Concert Series Returns to Downtown Denver.

July 8th, 2015

The Free Outdoor Concert Series Curated by NewSong Music Kicks off Wednesday, July 8 with Indie Rock Band Science Partner


What: Summer on the Plaza a free outdoor concert series
When: Wednesdays, July 8-29 (performance lineup listed below); 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: 1801 California (Plaza), 1801 California Street, Denver, CO 80202
Presenter: Arts Brookfield
Curator: NewSong Music
Cost: FREE (all ages)

DENVER (July 8, 2015) ⎯ Arts Brookfield’s free outdoor concert series, Summer on the Plaza, returns on Wednesday, July 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Science Partner performing at the 1801 California plaza. The series is curated by NewSong Music.

The series highlights rising music stars of Denver and beyond, including the lush, three part harmonies of indie rick band Science Partner, the symphonic-folk-meets-mountain sound of Covenhoven, jazz-Americana duo Max Hatt / Edda Glass, and the reverb-dripping guitars and boot-stomping beats of Whiskey Folk, featuring members of The Congress and Robbie Peoples. Concertgoers can enjoy happy hours specials at Guard and Grace, adjacent to the plaza – drink, dine and dig some fantastic tunes, all in one downtown Denver location.


Wednesday, July 8 – Science Partner


Science Partner

Science Partner is a six-piece rock band that showcases lush, three-part harmonies, walls of guitars, a tight rhythm section and unabashedly catchy pop arrangements. Made up of members of some of Denver’s finest and busiest bands, their performances are somewhat rare but highly polished. Science Partner’s lyrical content ranges from the exiguity of humanity to the fleeting fame of a child.

Wednesday, July 15 – Covenhoven



Colorado musician Joel Van Horne releases music under the moniker Covenhoven, also the name given to the cabin his grandfather built deep in the woods of southern Wyoming between 1955 and 1965. His music has been referred to as “symphonic folk” and “mountain music.”

Wednesday, July 22 – Max Hatt / Edda Glass


Max Hatt / Edda Glass

2014 NewSong Contest grand prize winners Matt Hatt / Edda Glass describe their collaboration as an experiment to determine if complex, sophisticated music is still culturally relevant, with the ability to narrate human situations and resonate without translation and abstraction. The duo identifies their music as Bossa Nova, Brazilian jazz, jazz Americana and vocal jazz.

Wednesday, July 29 – Whiskey Folk (featuring members of the Congress & Robbie Peoples)


Whiskey Folk

Whiskey Folk’s “folk noir” blends ominous, reverb-dripping guitars with boot-stomping train beats and funereal horns to create sonic backdrops for down-on-your-luck ballads and beer-soaked anthems.



Presented by Arts Brookfield and curated by NewSong Music, Summer on the Plaza is just one of the exciting, world-class cultural experiences presented to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year at Brookfield’s properties around the globe, which include 1801 California and Republic Plaza, located in downtown Denver.

“The inaugural year of the Summer on the Plaza at 1801 California was a great success, drawing a diverse audience of music lovers,” said Debra Simon, vice president and artistic director of Arts Brookfield. “We are excited to offer another opportunity for people to enjoy live music from local and regional musicians in one of Brookfield’s beautiful outdoor, urban, unique settings.”

For more information on the concert series, visit


About Arts Brookfield
Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier buildings in Denver, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art.

About NewSong Music
NewSong Music is an independent artist development and music production company headquartered at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording Studios. NewSong’s mission is to build and support a community of performers and songwriters across all genres and levels of skill, and to identify the truly exceptional artists to introduce their music to a broader, international audience.

Its programs include a record label (NewSong Recordings), artist management services, concert production and the annual, international NewSong performance and songwriting competition.