LONE TREE, CO – With the announcement of the approval of a variance for indoor and outdoor events in Douglas County by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Lone Tree Arts Center will reopen and begin its 2020-2021 season with Tunes on the Terrace. Douglas County was granted the variance late last week given the low incidence of COVID-19 in the County. The variance allows the Arts Center to welcome a limited number of guests, and with our commitment to stringent health protocols, we are able to reopen at a reduced capacity. We are implementing new protocols to ensure that patrons, staff, and artists are safe. The capacity for performances will be limited to about 100 people, and everyone attending will be required to wear face coverings and social distance from others not in their party. Other new policies include increased sanitization of the facility and a flexible ticketing policy (including refunds) should a patron not feel well on the day of the performance. More information about new policies can be found on our website: https://www.lonetreeartscenter.org/ltacreopening.php.

“While our doors have been closed for the past three months, the work of our staff has never stopped. We are heartened by the variance which allows us to reopen in a limited, safe, and responsible way. Beginning with outdoor concerts, we look forward to welcoming our patrons back and, of course, our continual monitoring of current health situations and public health orders will help guide us as we move forward.” said Executive Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson.

Tickets for the following performances will go on sale to 2019-2020 Season and Tunes subscribers and donors at the $100 level and above on Monday, July 6 at 10am. They will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, July 8 at 10am. Online sales are available at www.lonetreeartscenter.org. Our box office will be open for phone sales only on Monday, July 6 from 10am to 12pm, and Wednesday, July 8 from 10am to 12pm. If you have any questions or concerns outside of those hours, please email our box office at boxoffice@cityoflonetree.com.

TUNES ON THE TERRACE PERFORMANCES

July 24 & 25: Mary Louise Lee Band
Bringing a mix of R&B, soul, contemporary jazz, and Top 40, the Mary Louise Lee Band has something to get every audience member moving. The Band has opened for artists including Stephanie Mills, Boyz II Men, Cameo, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Al B. Sure, Jeffrey Osborne, Sheila E., and Evelyn “Champagne” King. A native of Denver, Mary Louise Lee began performing at an early age. For close to 20 years, she has built an extraordinary professional performing career, touring nationally and internationally, and it'll be the perfect way to welcome everyone back to the Arts Center!

August 14 & 15: Hazel Miller and The Collective
Colorado based music icon Hazel Miller has a reputation for "bringing it"! Hazel has toured North America, Europe, Far East, Middle East and Central America. Her powerful voice stands out, and her beautiful spirit shines through to the delight of audiences everywhere. One of the tightest and most versatile bands on the scene, Hazel Miller and The Collective plays it all -- original, Jazz, blues, R&B and popular music, each song with the band's own flavor! They are guaranteed to rock the house!

August 28: Soul-X
SoulX has a rare combination of talent, expertise, versatility, showmanship, and fun! Their high energy performance style and exceptional vocals are backed by authentic musicianship. Whether it's current Top 40, Motown, blues, 80s, country, funk, and more, Soul-X impresses with every genre. Colorado's favorite party band will have you dancing in your seat!

August 29: Set Sail: A Yacht Rock Experience
All Yacht Rock favorites from the 70s and 80s. Sit back and relax and imagine that you're "Sailing" away while listening to your favorite songs from artists like the Doobie Brothers, Peter Frampton, Kenny Loggins, Captain & Tennille, Hall & Oates, Toto, Huey Lewis, Beach Boys, Eddie Money, and so many more! The only reason to "Escape" is to get another piña colada!

September 11 & 12: Billy and The Downliners
Billy McGuigan of Rave On and Yesterday and Today returns to the Lone Tree Arts Center with his magnificently talented band! Billy and the Downliners expertly cover songs from the greats of the rock and roll era. From The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Janis Joplin, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, ELO and The Band to Billy Joel, Elton John, Tom Petty, Linda Rondstadt, Elvis and Buddy Holly...Billy and The Downliners are a sure fire hit!

 

The Lone Tree Arts Center will be following all public health guidelines, which means we will welcome patrons back in smaller numbers than you are used to, and tickets will be very limited. Both reserved seats and lawn seats will be available, with a minimum of six feet between parties.

 

In-person performances require patrons to abide by the following requirements:

 

•             Wearing a face covering at all times, unless eating or drinking while seated. If you would rather not wear a face covering, we kindly ask you to please wait to come back until these guidelines are lifted

•             Respect all social distancing measures in place

•             Stay 6 feet away from all others that are not in your party

•             Wash your hands frequently and utilize the hand sanitizer stations around the building

•             Do not attend the performance if you aren't feeling well

•             Do not attend the performance if you have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or if you have had symptoms within the past 10 days, or have come into contact with someone who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19

Our flexible ticketing policy during this time allows for refunds or account credits, minus our $4 per ticket box office fee.

Thank you to the Tunes on the Terrace Presenting Sponsor RidgeGate. Thanks also to Tunes on the Terrace Sponsor Charles Schwab, the SCFD, and Bellco Credit Union. For more information, visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org or call 720-509-1000.  

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