97.3 KBCO and Nobody in Particular Presents bring you
Sunday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.
Plaza opens at 6:00 p.m.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Covered Seating $65 / $55 / $45
“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” – Thomas Lauderdale, band leader/pianist 15 years ago in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, thinking that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager beaver politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly.
Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world he founded the "little orchestra" Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for progressive causes. Lauderdale met China Forbes, Pink Martini’s “Diva Next Door” lead vocalist, at Harvard. Three years after graduating, Lauderdale called Forbes, who was living in New York City, where she’d been writing songs and playing guitar in her own folk-rock project, and asked her to join Pink Martini. They began to write songs together for the band and their first song “Sympathique” became an overnight sensation in France— and was nominated for “Song of the Year” at France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards in 2000.
Pink Martini released Hang on Little Tomato in 2004 and Hey Eugene in 2007. All three albums have gone gold in France, Canada, Greece and Turkey, and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. In partnership with Public Television, the band filmed and in 2009 released a live concert DVD entitled Discover The World.
All concerts are held in the Outdoor Amphitheater, where the lawn seats are less than 70 feet from the stage.
Concessions Available or Bring your Own Picnic, but no glass, please
Concerts held rain or shine
The amphitheater is also an intimate setting where no patron is more than 100 feet from the stage. This beautiful outdoor venue features covered, fixed seating for 600 people, room on the lawn for up to 1,000 more and plenty of space for picnics.
Everyone Must Have a Ticket
Please be advised that all patrons, including children, need a ticket for concert entry
Please be advised that we no longer reprint concert tickets.
All Events Held Rain or Shine
Summer concerts will still be held in the amphitheater. All events are held rain or shine and because of this we cannot give refunds, credits, or exchanges for summer events.
Food and Beverages
In compliance with City of Arvada regulations please do not bring alcohol beverages or glass containers. Wine and beer service is available at each event.
You may bring your own picnic dinner into the outdoor amphitheater, or enjoy our barbecue plate and picnic items available for purchase from our concession area located in the plaza. Concessions open at 6PM. Coolers will be allowed in the Amphitheater: however as lawn seating begins to fill you may be asked to remove your coolers to your car prior to the performance start time. The center grounds and picnic areas are open all day.
Please check your ticket for when the Amphitheater gates open. These times are NOT the same for all concerts.
General Admission Lawn
If you have tickets for general admission lawn seating, you are welcome to bring your own blanket to sit on, but NO CHAIRS will be allowed into the amphitheater.
As always parking is ample and free.
Due to the nature of live theatrical bookings - dates, titles, availability and prices are subject to change.