Denver Artist Working to Help Others | Five Roots Launch Party

You know that here at Ultra5280, there are two things we love more than anything else: music, and our beloved state of Colorado. The new philanthropic organization Five Roots is a beautiful culmination of both, and we can't wait to see what they have to offer Denver residents over the next few years. Five Roots is an organization that believes by engaging, entertaining, influencing, and contributing to the community through art and education they will be able to cultivate a supportive, uplifting environment not just between artists, but the populations they will reach as a whole.

 To celebrate the launch of this new organization, Five Roots will be hosting a 90’s themed charity event on April 24, 2014 at the ‘Savoy @ Curtis Park’ (2700 Arapahoe Street Denver, CO) from 9pm - 1am to raise money that will provide families, school groups, youth programs etc. with an all expenses paid day of recreation or entertainment in Denver. The event is limited to those ages 18+, and attendees must be over 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. Entry is free with a suggested donation of $10 at the door. The event will begin at 9pm and end at 1am on April 24 at the Savoy [2700 Arapahoe Street in Denver]

 

DJ Sampson will be setting the tone for the evening playing the best of 90’s Hip Hop, R&B, Soul and Pop music all night. The event will also feature local artwork, a “best outfit” contest with gift cards to Chipotle, iTunes and more for the contest winners as well as a wide array of beverages and liquor for the attendees above 21 years of age. 

We'll be there with our hammer pants, jellies shoes, and terribly neon tribal print on, and hope to see you all there too! What a better way to ring in spring than with a fun party for a good cause. 

Viretta to open benefit show for The Unlikely Candidates in Parker

Anyone looking for a show with a great cause behind it? Well, look no further, as Colorado's very own VIRETTA are showing some love to their hometown of Parker by playing a show with radio darlings The Unlikely Candidates towards the end of this month. 

 

The Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center is excited to announce that The Unlikely Candidates will be performing at the PACE Center on April 25th in a show that’s the 1st of its kind for the town of Parker. Parker’s own Viretta will be opening for the group that just returned from the 2014 SXSW Music Festival. The concert will benefit Parker’s Old Town Creative District, whose goal is to support and promote a broad range of entertainment and educational experiences for the Parker community. Tickets to the show are only $25 and include a free beer for those 21 and over. Show sponsors 93.3FM (KTCL), Hall Brewing, The Tailgate Tavern & Grill, Blue Talon Photography, and the PACE Center. Tickets can be purchased online at www.PACE centeronline.org or by calling 303.805.3366

 

If you haven't seen either band, you are certainly missing out. Local darlings Viretta have been playing the Denver Music scene with more ferocity than any other local band over the past six months. Playing shows with In The Whale, My Body Sings Electric, Bop Skizzum, The Photo Atlas and more, this group of young men are working hard to make their name, and the city is noticing. Their cool, rock and roll sounds compliments the headliners in a unique way, making for a fantastic pairing for this benefit event. The Unlikely Candidate's radio single "Follow My Feet" has been blowing up over the past few months, featuring quietly world-conscious lyrics, and a catchy melody. Playing shows recently with Cake, Fall Out Boy, American Authors and more, this band is quickly on the rise, and doing a noble thing playing this unique benefit show. Check out the music video for their radio single, "Follow My Feet" below: