Mike Posner, Miranda Cosgrove, Anberlin, Thousand Foot Crutch, Hawk Nelson and Third Day headline free concert series
DENVER, CO (APRIL 12, 2011) – Elitch Gardens Theme Park and Water Park today announced that chart-topping hip-hopper Mike Posner will kick off the entertainment venue’s free concert series beginning June 4. The “Cooler than Me” crooner will be joined by TV sensation and pop recording artist Miranda Cosgrove of Nickelodeon’s iCarly. Additional artists Anberlin, Hawk Nelson and Third Day will also take the stage this summer at the Elitch Arena. As Denver’s premiere, all-ages entertainment destination, Elitch Gardens offers family-friendly concerts in a fun, safe environment. All concerts are free with park admission. Elitch Gardens’ 2011 summertime concert series is bigger than ever with top artists from hip-hop to Christian. On June 4 Mike Posner, whose first single “Cooler than Me” reached number six on the Billboard Top 100, will take the stage. Christian rock bands Thousand Foot Crutch and Hawk Nelson share billing on June 18, while traditional Christian act Third Day comes to Elitch Gardens on July 16. Alt-rockers Anberlin take the stage on July 23. The summer really heats up on August 13 when teen sensation Miranda Cosgrove, star of Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice 2011 winner for Favorite TV Show, iCarly, comes to the Mile High City. Miranda, an actress, singer and veteran of two hit TV shows, Drake and Josh and iCarly, also appeared in Jack Black’s School of Rock and provided voice talent for Despicable Me. Widely noted for her singing talent, Cosgrove hit the charts with her debut album Sparks Fly and performs four songs on the iCarly soundtrack. The Neutrogena skin care rep is turning heads on stage and on the red carpet but parents can rest assured that Cosgrove’s shows are “good fun aimed at kids and anyone else who watches the show,” according to Cosgrove. “We are proud to offer an outstanding lineup at this year’s summertime concert series,” says Tracy Durham, Elitch Gardens’ Director of Marketing. “Elitch Gardens is a family-friendly venue where parents can feel comfortable dropping their pre-teens and teenagers off to see some of their favorite artists.” -more- For updated information on Elitch Gardens’ summertime concert series, visit www.elitchgardens.com or call 303 595-4386. Concerts are free with admission to Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park and special VIP seating is available for an additional cost. Buy a 2011 Season Pass today for $69.99 and get free access to the entire summertime concert series. Purchase four or more Season Passes before May 31 and receive a free Season Parking Pass. Season Passes are available online at www.elitchgardens.com and King Soopers locations. Elitch Gardens opens for the 2011 season on May 7.
ABOUT ELITCH GARDENS Located in the heart of downtown Denver, Elitch Gardens Theme Park and Water Park features the most thrilling rides and family entertainment in a five-state region. From coasters, water slides and family-friendly rides to live shows, daily entertainment and an all-star summertime concert series, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. www.elitchgardens.com