After the 2020 season derailed by COVID, we couldn’t be more excited to kick off this high-octane soul powerhouse in 2021!

“Johnny Burroughs is no stranger to uplifting spirits. He has a background as a licensed pastor and music pastor. His ecclesiastical upbringing serves him well on stage, where the red-haired front man sings and dances and the audience screams into a rousing frenzy. His dynamite accompaniment includes a sizzling 4-piece brass section and a tight 4-piece rhythm section that are as varied as they are fun to watch. The band’s live performances are crowned with choreographed dances, soaring solos and funky grooves, with the aim of getting the audience to have a happy celebration at the end of each show. “

You take the stage at 6 p.m. Rain or Shine!

Important information about 17th Street closings:

From our friends in Denver Office of Special Events: A construction project has closed 17th Avenue for 2.5 blocks west of Colorado Blvd. It will also reduce traffic to one lane for traffic going east between Garfield & York. Parking on the 17th is greatly reduced and prohibited on some routes. This closure will last all summer. Read more>

As always, we recommend carpooling, public transport or carpooling or cycling. This year, our new friends at Z Cycles are sponsoring the Bike Corral, where you can safely check your bike while you enjoy the show.

COVID-19 update

We have a partnership with Remedies to offer pop-up COVID-19 tests at City Park Jazz this season They are located in the plaza in front of the walk-up pavilion.

Large outdoor gatherings are now allowed. If you are not yet fully vaccinated, we ask that you continue to protect us and your neighbors by wearing a mask. Many Thanks!

Do you need barrier-free parking spaces?

There’s a lot besides the pavilion for those who need it – you need a sign or license plate number to access it, and first come, first served. See map>

Bring some money! Or even two!

City Park Jazz is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. We do not have any paid staff – we are run entirely on a voluntary basis. YOUR donations make the series possible. If each person who goes to a show were only bringing in $ 1, we’d cover the cost every week! Look out for the bucket brigade on set break and help us keep City Park Jazz going forever!

Burroughs’ latest release, Zero Sum Game, combines an uplifting message with infectious melodic hooks. The track features drummer Mary Claxton as lead vocals and also puts her at the center of a brand new music video that was captured in a continuous one-shot video with no editing. While Claxton leads with a lot of style, she focuses on the substance of this song: “I wrote the chorus out of frustration that we often let each other down by getting entangled in self-interest rather than the bigger picture for our community. It’s so easy to forget that “a rising tide swims all boats,” she says. “The Zero Sum Game message carries over to our relationships, politics and communities: there is enough to support us all, and we never lose by uplifting each other.”

No newbie to uplifting, Johnny Burroughs has a background as a licensed pastor and music pastor. His ecclesiastical upbringing serves him well on stage, where the red-haired front man sings and dances and the audience screams into a rage-like frenzy. His dynamite-backing band includes a sizzling 4-piece brass section and a tight 4-piece rhythm section that are as diverse as they are fun to watch. The band’s live performances are crowned with choreographed dances, soaring solos and funky grooves, with the aim of moving the audience to a joyous celebration with the conclusion of each show.

The Burroughs have played at prestigious festivals and venues including Salmonfest Alaska, Bohemian Nights New West Fest, Denver’s Underground Music Showcase and the Mishawaka. They have opened for acts like The Motet, The Steve Miller Band, Keller Williams, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and The Main Squeeze. Previous recorded releases include Love and Unity, produced by Eric Krasno (2020); “The Slip” and “Forever In Love on Color Red Music (2019); her full-length studio album Got to Feel (2018); the single “You Are My Joy” and the B-side “1968” (2016); and the full-length live album Sweaty Greeley Soul (2015) recorded live at the Moxi Theater. The band is represented by Assemble Sound for dubbing license representation.

Since the band’s early days, the Burroughs have always embraced their hometown of Greeley, Colorado with a passion for public relations. Previous partnerships have stepped up the work of great organizations like Weld Food Bank, Greeley Boys and Girls Clubs, and Habitat for Humanity. The band’s latest mission is an ongoing partnership with Greeley-Evans District 6 Schools, titled #BandsGiveBack – a campaign for local artists to invest money and time to provide access to music lessons for all students in the area. Offering music clinics and joint appearances with high school bands in their city and across the country, The Burroughs hope to inspire the next generation of musicians to find a career path in music.