Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Littleton Museum Summer Concert schedule has been postponed until 2021. The Littleton Museum and the Friends of the Library and Museum are disappointed to not be able to welcome you and your families to the museum on the upcoming summer evenings to enjoy live music, but we highly encourage you to #MuseumFromHome and use the links provided below to learn about and listen to the bands included in the now, 2021 lineup, from the safety of your own home.
Grab a blanket, some snacks, and your loved ones, and recreate your summer concert set-up as you listen to these incredibly talented locals sing our troubles away!!
Two Faces West
Two Faces West was founded in the small mountain town of Gunnison, Colorado and relocated to the mile high city of Denver in the fall of 2015, where they have burst into the music scene as one of its premier live acts! In just a few short years of living in the city, the Faces have made quite a name for themselves everywhere from small mountain town bars to shows at iconic Denver venues. The TFW sound is described as a fiery blend of rock and blues, which focuses on the roots of blues, while expressing its core in pure rock’n’roll, and topping it off with a touch of funk to create a versatile and distinctive Colorado sound: Crankin’ Electric Rock & Blues!
Half Pint & the Growlers
Half Pint & The Growlers play a tasty brew of Bohemian Swing – an intoxicating, toe-tapping mash of Gypsy, Twang, Gospel, and Soul that’ll take you for a spin from New Orleans to Havana, Paris to Memphis. In true gypsy spirit, they cover a lot of ground – playing originals and covers from this century and that, getting hipsters and old-timers shimmying and shakin’ at places from speakeasies to honky-tonks.
“Soulful, delicate, powerful, insightful… all that and more,” are the words Michael Johnson (International recording artist/song-writer) uses to describe Dakota Blonde. “Highly addictive & absolutely contagious” is how their loyal & captivated audiences describe them! Any way you put it, Dakota Blonde, made up of Mary Huckins, Don Pinnella & Tony Raddell have certainly played and sung their way into countless hearts & souls around the globe! They met through their careers in Music Therapy, working with children and adolescents who are emotionally troubled. Therapy… yes… they have a special knack for including audiences in their music and finding the heart strings that music plays in all of us. This special capacity for empathy could explain the titanium bond the band quickly forms with their audiences. “Wonderful souls on and off the stage!” Performing originals and covers with their unique blend of heart, humor, authenticity and spirit, Dakota Blonde has had overwhelming success with all of their CD releases! … and they just keep ‘em coming! The group has received top honors for their song-writing, CD projects and performances across the country, and even internationally. You certainly won’t want to miss the opportunity to become a Blonde-Head!
The Delta Sonics music takes a Chicago Blues base and seasons it with Swing, Delta, N’awlins R&B and some early Rock n' Roll. They were Westword’s best blues band in Denver the last six of seven years and made the semi-finals in the Memphis (International Blues Challenge) in 2012, after defeating 25 other Colorado bands. The Sonics have been THE Mile Hi ‘go-to’ band for touring Blues national acts for 15 yrs, backing national blues acts like Big Bill Morganfield, Steadyrollin Bob Margolin, Ronnie Baker Brooks, grammy -nominated Lurrie Bell, grammy-nominated John Primer and the late Pinetop Perkins, and the late Bo Diddley.
Al Chesis supplies vocals and foot-stomping showmanship but it's his harmonica playing that grabs you. He has been a Hohner endorser since 1992. Bob Pellegrino supplies the dazzling, slide guitar. Bob was the Colorado Blues Society’s best slide guitar player in three years in a row. Rising bass star Alissa Chesis and Stefan Flores on drums ‘drive the bus’ and are a grooving rhythm section .
Juice O' The Barley
Over the years, Juice O'The Barley has established itself as one of the most sought after purveyors of Irish pub music in Colorado. Taking its name from a well-known — and much consumed — Irish beverage, THE JUICE performs contemporary versions of pub classics, as well as music from the current Irish folk and pop scene. They can be found playing at local pubs and at major Irish and Celtic festivals throughout Colorado. The Juice is not your mother's typical Irish folk group. They play their music in a style that can only be described as "Irish music with an attitude.
Colorado's homegrown country music singer, Buckstein’s goal is to bring soul to everything he does. “What people seem to respond most to in my live performances is my passion, so I worked hard to bring that passion to the record. My sound gets compared a lot to the great bass-baritones of my time: Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, Josh Turner, and Chris Young. But I personally hate comparisons. I don’t think Josh Turner wants to hear he sounds like Don Williams,” he laughs. “I just wanna sound like me. If my sound were a drink, I'd like to think it would come in a bottle with a cork instead of a twist cap. And I'd like to say it's got a crisp bite with a smooth finish.”