On Saturday, June 1, the City of Brighton will host Summerfest, one of Brighton’s largest community festivals. Summerfest will be held at Carmichael Park, 650 E. Southern St., from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The event will include kids’ activities such as a petting zoo, face painting, a climbing wall, and bungee trampolines. More than 100 businesses and organizations will be educating the public on their services at the event. The deadline for booth and vendor applications is May 10. Visit www.brightonco.gov/summerfest for applications and more information.
The First National Bank Entertainment Stage will feature musical entertainment beginning at 11 a.m. with the event’s headliner, country artist Craig Campbell, taking the stage at 3 p.m.. The Richard Lambert Foundation will host a beer garden for those 21 and older.
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.
The Gary Moore Amusements Carnival will also return to the Brighton Pavilions from Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2. Unlimited ride wristbands will be sold for $20/day.
ABOUT THE MUSIC
First National Bank Entertainment Stage
- 11 a.m. - Noon - Macy Todd
An up-and-coming singer and songwriter with a fresh, yet classic sensibility, Macy Todd creates Soul/R&B- tinged pop music that transcends both genre and time. Hailing from Atlanta, the 21-year-old artist delivers an instantly captivating sound that centers on her delicate yet masterful voice. Macy laces those sweetly soulful vocals into songs built on indelible melody and a warm, graceful musicality.
- 12:30-2 p.m. - Sean Curtis and the Divide
Born in Fort Morgan, CO then moving to Wyoming shortly thereafter, Sean grew up a Cheyenne country boy. Sean has always indulged himself in music, even though his college and independent league baseball career. Most of his influence is comprised of country music well-knowns such as, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Merle Haggard and he has opened for acts such as Trace Adkins, Gary Allan, Easton Corbin, Thompson Square, Aaron Watson, Craig Campbell, Cody Johnson and more.
Sean was awarded the 2016 Entertainer of the Year award at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards. In addition, the band took home 2016 Album of the Year with their first album, Kind Of Like Wyoming. Their single, “I Take This Beer” from their debut album, hit the new artist country top 40 countdown at best country radio, and debuted at #9 and reached #8. The song "Nowhere Road" has also had extensive radio play and has become Sean Curtis' biggest hit.
- 3 p.m. - Craig Campbell
Growing up in the small town of Lyons, Georgia, a mix of musical gifts and hard work set Campbell’s path early on. After falling in love with classic country, he played keyboards in his mother’s church and then on the road for an up-and-coming singer at the time named Luke Bryan, eventually landing a coveted bandleader gig in the famous Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage.
Starting in 2010, “Family Man” and “Outta My Head” both cracked the Top 15 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, while others like the hook-in-cheek “Fish” snagged more than 10 million on-demand streams. “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” became a bona fide Top 10 hit, while “Outskirts of Heaven” showed an artist sensitive enough to share his soul – and courageous enough to stand on conviction. The uplifting critical smash has been praised by Rolling Stone, Taste of Country and more as a spiritual high-water mark.
Along the way he became a regular on the Grand Ole Opry and then in a fitting full-circle moment, Campbell hit the road with Bryan once again – this time sharing the spotlight as part of the 2017 Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day Tour.
Sponsors for the event include:
City of Brighton, Adams County Cultural Council, Brighton Cultural Arts Commission, Brighton Lodging Tax, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
First National Bank
Xfinity, Platte Valley Medical Center/Ambulance, The Home Depot
Brighton Fire Rescue District, Front Range Community College, United Power
E-470 Public Highway Authority, Blackjack Pizza & Salads, Brighton Standard Blade/Metrowest, Chick-fil-A of Brighton, iHeart Media, Passanante's Home Food Services, Power Home Remodeling, TBK Bank
Brighton Animal Clinic, Hugh's Jewelers, Lickety Split Car Wash, Sakata Farms Inc., Walgreens, Yak & Yeti
Amalgamated Sugar, Boy Scout Troop #193, Boy Scout Troop #315, Papa Murphy’s of Brighton, Village Inn
For more information visit www.brightonco.gov/summerfest or call the city’s Special Events Office at 303-655-2218