For over 30 years, Swallow Hill Music Association has been sharing music with the community in Denver. The group formed in the late 1970’s in order to preserve folk music and to provide a venue for performances for artists. The group got its name because it originally was located in the Swallow Hill neighborhood of Denver.
Over the years, the group has grown and branched out. It is now the second larges folk music school and concert organization in the United States! Swallow Hill Music Association now has music education classes, workshops, summer camps, concert series, and private lessons. For detailed information on events and classes, see their website at http://swallowhillmusic.org. While you are online, stop by to listen to music recorded by up and coming artists on the website at http://swallowhillmusic.org/about/history.
Swallow Hill offers music classes for children as young as 6 months. In addition to those classes, children ages 1 ½ to 10 years of age can participated in sing along sessions. The group conducts musical field trips for school groups as well as home school groups.
A music school at Swallow Hill holds music classes, workshops, and offers private music lessons. In addition, a House of Rock Summer Camp allows camps to sing in a rock group and actually record a song. Camp sessions are $350 per week from 10 am to 3 pm each weekday. Sign up early if you are interested as sessions usually fill up quickly.
If you just like to listen to music and aren’t into playing, Swallow Hill has plenty of opportunities. Concerts are held almost daily by a variety of artists. Ticket prices vary from $16 to $24. Swallow Hill Music Association members receive a discount on tickets. For more information on concerts, visit http://events.swallowhill.com.
In addition to hosting their own events, Swallow Hill has teamed up with the Denver Botanic Gardens in order to create a concert series. More information on this can be found at http://concerts.botanicgradens.org. All of the concerts are located at the gardens and feature artists performing a variety of music genres.
The Shady Grove picnic series at historic Four Mile Park allows people to enjoy the great outdoors while listening to great music. Concert goers are welcome to bring a picnic to eat while listening to the music. Tickets to the picnic series are $10 per person or $7 for members. Children under 12 are admitted for $2 and children under 2 are admitted free. For more information on the picnic concert series, check out
The school is open Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm and on Friday from 11 am to 5 pm. On Saturday, the school is open from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday hours are 12pm to 4 pm. For more information on any of the programs or for directions, call 303-777-1003.