On Saturday, June 2, the City of Brighton will host
Summerfest, one of Brighton’s largest community festivals. Summerfest will be
held at Carmichael Park from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
beer garden will be available for those 21 years of age and older. Kids’
activities will include a petting zoo, face painting, climbing wall and
more. The main act at the First National
Bank Entertainment Stage will feature Shooter Jennings, son of country music
legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter.
While at Summerfest, visit Brighton Fire Rescue District’s
Safety Expo from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Safety Expo will feature safety demonstrations like car extrication, live fire and rope
rescue. More information at www.brightonfire.org.
All activities at Carmichael Park during Summerfest are free
and open to the public, including kids’ activities and concerts at the
First National Bank Entertainment Stage. For more information visit www.brightonco.gov/summerfest.
The Gary Moore Amusements Carnival will return to the
Brighton Pavilions on Thursday, May 31 from 5-10 p.m., and noon-10 p.m. Friday
through Sunday, June 3. Wristbands will
be $20 per day.
ABOUT THE MUSIC
First National Bank Entertainment Stage
- 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Fall
A musical couple from Colorado, Fall River Road performs simple songs that
dig deep. Some new, some that go back an age or so. Some festive,
some sad. Country blues. American at heart.
- Noon-1 p.m. - Equally Challenged
Equally Challenged has always put song craft, vocal harmony, and pocket
groove first and foremost. Their sound ranges from a
singer-songwriter style, through Americana three-part harmonies, and
landing on a fat, back-beat of rock, funk, and world rhythms.
- 1:30-2:30 p.m. - Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts
Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts bring forth new energy to country music
fans who love the heroes and outlaws of old. Influenced by the songs and
personalities of legends like Waylon, Willie and Johnny Cash, they drive
their sound with blazing guitars and a rock n roll attitude.
- 3 p.m. - Shooter Jennings
Shooter Jennings is a musician, song writer, producer, and
video game creator. Jennings has released eight studio albums, two live
records, and has produced and released various projects courtesy of his
own record label Black Country
Rock. He has worked alongside Jamey Johnson, Brandi Carlile,
Marilyn Manson, Billy Ray Cyrus and other renowned artists. Jennings’
career is well-known for its diverse format. While some stay in the
safe-place of their genres, Jennings continues to place himself where he
wants to be, and creates exactly what he feels is needed for the time.
Sponsors for the event include:
First National Bank , Adams County Cultural Council,
Brighton Cultural Arts Commission, Brighton Lodging Tax, City of Brighton,
Scientific Cultural Facilities District
Bank of Colorado, Platte Valley Medical Center/Ambulance,
The Home Depot
Brighton Fire Rescue District, Front Range Community
College, Lowe’s, The Brighton Buzz, United Power
Disposal Services, Blackjack
Pizza & Salads, Chick-fil-A of Brighton, iHeart Media, Papa Murphy’s
of Brighton, Passanante's Home Food Services, Power Home Remodeling