It was a quiet summer last year at Rescue Squad Park in Denver. That’s not the case this year with the return of the popular Music in the Park series hosted by the Rotary Club of Denver/Lake Norman. This year the series is hosted by Fit Realty and Ross Bulla.

“Nothing brings people together more than music and celebrating summer by enjoying music outdoors is in our DNA,” Bulla said. “Music in the Park creates a sense of community. I watch families gather with neighbors, friends reconnect, and new friendships made. This year's lineup is amazing, and the food trucks and brewery provide everything short of lawn chairs that you need to relax and enjoy the return to normal.”

Bulla added that he’s especially proud to join Fit Realty and Andie Taylor as a presenting sponsor, because he formerly served as chief and on the board of directors of East Lincoln Rescue Squad when they worked with the county and the Denver-Lake Norman Rotary Club Foundation to acquire the land and develop Rescue Squad Park. 

“I personally helped to fund construction of the multipurpose activity shelter where the bands perform and then I served on the Rescue Squad Park Management Committee,” he said. “Rescue Squad Park is the legacy of dozens of men and women of East Lincoln who volunteered to provide medical care and rescue services for decades. I feel like I'm honoring them by sponsoring.”

The next concert will be this Saturday featuring LA Acoustics. Music begins at 7 and runs through 10 p.m. There will be food trucks on site and beer and wine will be sold by Eleven Lakes Brewery.

LA Acoustics is a band of two, Andy Pechenik and Larry Hopper. The pair claim their roots in folk-rock, classic rock, and light country as it spans the decades starting in the 60s. Believing that harmony sells, the duo focus on smooth harmonies to drive their song selection. The band set itself apart with Pechenik and Hopper’s ability to play strictly acoustic for easy listening venues or to give a full band presentation using computer driven track recordings.

“Andy have I have both played music for many years,” Hopper said. “We have a niche in the way we present ourselves. We build our own backing tracks that contain instrumentation for anything that we need to use. We sound like a full-sized band.”

The two men have been performing together since the summer of 2011. 

The schedule of concerts for the rest of the year is as follows. All concerts begin at 7 and end by 10 p.m.

Aug. 21 - Music by Justin Minton

Food trucks to be announced

Beer and wine from Eleven Lakes Brewery

Sept. 10 - Music by Band of Oz

Food trucks to be announced

Beer and wine from Eleven Lakes Brewery

Oct. 1 - Music Pancho After Glow

Food trucks to be announced

Beer and wine from Eleven Lakes Brewery

Oct. 2 - Music by Blue Monday

Food trucks to be announced

Beer and wine from Eleven Lakes Brewery

There will not be a regular Denver Days festival this year as there has been in years.

“Due to COVID regulations earlier this year we opted to not try to have the rides, games and vendors but instead host a two-day finale to the series in October,” Andie Taylor, the owner of Fit Realty said. “The concert series is a way for our club to provide a fun, entertaining and safe environment for the citizens of Denver and surrounding areas to get together and support various local artists.”

The concert is free as is parking. Bring a chair or blanket. Coolers and tents are not permitted. Food Trucks will be on site and beer and wine will be sold by Eleven Lakes Brewing.

“Don't forget to stop by the rotary info trailer to learn more about all of the wonderful causes the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club supports and what membership entails,” Taylor said. “Our motto is service above self.”

Denver Rescue Park is located at 7819 Galway Lane in Denver. For more information, visit https://denverlakenormanrotary.com/

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