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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Summerfest returning to Carmichael Park in June


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.


A 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


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


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.




First National Bank Entertainment Stage

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. - Fall River Road
    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


American 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


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