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People sit on the lawn outside of the Clyfford Still Museum
Summer Lawn Concert 2023, photo by Brent Andeck Photography

Clyfford Still Museum to host free outdoor events this month, including the Summer Lawn Concert on July 19 and Disability Pride Celebration on July 28

Denver, CO – July 2, 2024 – The Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) will host two free family-friendly events on its outdoor forecourt, including the Summer Lawn Concert featuring The Patti Fiasco from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 19 and the Disability Pride Celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 28.

Headlined by frontwoman Alysia Kraft, The Patti Fiasco delivers a brash and fiercely soulful brand of rock and roll with a heavy dose of rockabilly, blues, and ballad. The band fuses a hard-rock swagger with the two-step of its Wyoming roots. The Colorado Sound named Kraft as the 2023 Award for Most Outstanding Live Performer. The dobro, handmade by band member and 2007 RockyGrass dobro competition winner Ansel Foxley, builds the band’s signature blend of rock, country, and Americana. Lead guitarist Dee Tyler’s riffs range from gritty and driving to pensive and melodic, and his backing vocals add warmth to Kraft’s pointed lyrics. Over the last ten years, the Patti Fiasco has shared stages with Blondie, Nathanial Raitliff and the Night Sweats, Ben Harper, and Charlie Musslewhite. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs and pack their own picnics during the lawn concert, which is presented in partnership with Swallow Hill Music and supported by Chris Hinds, Denver City Councilmember, and Zing Credit Union. Registration and tickets are not required. CSM will also offer free Museum admission during the show and sell snacks and drinks on the forecourt.

The Museum will celebrate the 34th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during the annual Disability Pride Celebration with hands-on art-making and a movement-based dance session by Feel the Beat for children and their families. Feel the Beat is a Colorado-based 501c3 nonprofit and dance studio dedicated to making the experience of dance and music possible for all including those who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and those with and without Disabilities. The drop-in activities are for all ages and abilities, and no registration is required. American Sign Language interpreters will also be available during the event.

The Disability Pride Celebration also takes place on an SCFD Free Day, and Museum admission will be free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CSM encourages Free Day visitors to reserve admission tickets online in advance.

About the Clyfford Still Museum
Designed by Allied Works Architecture to display the art of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists, the Clyfford Still Museum opened in November 2011 in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District. Considered one of the most important and mysterious painters of the 20th century, Clyfford Still (1904-1980) was among the first generation of abstract expressionist artists who developed a new and powerful approach to painting in the years during and immediately after World War II. The Museum’s collection represents more than 93% of the artist’s lifetime output. As the steward of Still’s art and legacy, the Museum’s mission is to preserve, exhibit, study, and foster engagement with its unique collections; generate outstanding exhibitions, scholarly research, educational and other cross-disciplinary programs that broaden the definition of a “single-artist” museum; and be a gathering place for the exploration of innovation and individual artistic endeavor. Connect with the Clyfford Still Museum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, or at clyffordstillmuseum.org.

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