Lagoon Summer Concert Series returns to the shade of CSU’s Lagoon

Apr 25, 2022 | Member News

7 weeks of Colorado bands perform Wednesday evenings June 15 – July 27

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series, one of Northern Colorado’s favorite family-friendly concert series, returns to the west lawn of the Colorado State University Lory Student Center. Owned and produced by the Mantooth Company for the past 25 years, this popular summer tradition brings together friends and families (who pack picnic suppers or patronize onsite food trucks) on Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. between June 15 and July 27.

“We are ecstatic to be back under the trees at the Lagoon this summer,” said Mantooth Company Owner Connie Hanrahan. “This event is not only one of our favorites, it’s especially popular throughout the region for families with children. It’s seven weeks of a great time – free of charge thanks to our generous sponsors – featuring incredible Colorado artists and it’s just a lot of fun for all ages. The fact that this is our 25th year is really remarkable.”

The Lagoon Concert Series has brought great fun to northern Colorado for 25 years! Since its inception, there have been 152 band performances; approximately 185,000 music-loving attendees; and there have been six car giveaways!

Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs, kids and leashed pets to enjoy the show. Local food trucks will be on site each week offering dinner, snacks and drinks.

To commemorate the Lagoon Series’ 25th anniversary, there will be fun activities at each concert. Visit the Lagoon Summer Concert Series Facebook page for updates, including potential weather delays.

This season’s lineup showcases a wide range of music genres:

6/15 Funky Business

Funky Business is an energetic band based in Northern Colorado. From Aretha Franklin to Bruno Mars, their variety of classic funk, spirited soul, and contemporary pop covers will have you dancing, tapping, and singing along. 


6/22 Nothing But Nineties

Nothing But Nineties is a Colorado 90s cover band, sliming their fans with 90s nostalgia through throwback outfits and witty antics. Playing 90s music hits from grunge rock to boy bands, including favorite 90s TV and movie themes.


6/29 Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts are a 4-piece touring band that shares male and female leads in a mix of old school country and rock n’ roll. Call it western outlaw, modern outlaw country, or just plain outlaw. Influenced by the songs and personalities of legends like Waylon and Willie, they drive their sound with blazing guitars and a rock n’ roll attitude.  The band also earned 2021 Female Vocalist of the year and 2019 Band of the year from the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame.


7/6 Christine Alice

Christine is an up-and-coming performer. A Fort Collins native, her music has been critically acclaimed by both local musicians and professionals throughout the country.  The breadth of her music crosses all types of genres from pop, country, alternative, to lo-fi and more.


7/13 Clark Street Station

Clark Street Station’s goal is to have some fun, get the audience do some dancing and sing along to songs they know by heart. The six-piece, classic rock band formed eight years ago, and plays mostly oldies from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, but also loves to play its original songs.


7/20 Rusty 44

Rusty 44 is a five-piece rustic roots band hailing from Colorado’s Front Range. Their unique style of acoustic music draws from all corners of the American landscape and sound. Featuring some fiery flat-picking, fiddle playing, mandolin strumming and a shared passion for Bluegrass, Rusty 44 creates a dance-friendly vibe for all audiences to enjoy.


7/27 The Wendy Woo Band

A favorite of the Lagoon, Wendy Woo returns to close out the 2022 season. Her energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a Colorado favorite. WWB is a poly-ethnic, power pop, song-rock, six-piece band with sweet vocal harmonies and shuddering grooves. Wendy has also been named Westword Magazine’s Music Awards “Singer/Songwriter of the year” five separate times.


Visit for more information on each concert, weather updates, expanded band bios and websites, food truck schedules, and more.