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Clay Kirkland - Beat the Reaper XV

Presented by Swallow Hill, Four Mile Historic Park, and The Colorado Sound

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Swallow Hill Music - Four Mile Historic Park

715 S Forest St.

Denver, CO 80246

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Join us on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Four Mile Historic Park!

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Clay Kirkland


Clay Kirkland and Key on a Kite is an all-star group, featuring four distinguished members of the Swallow Hill Music school faculty.

Clay has been on the faculty for thirty years, and currently, as head of the virtual harmonica department, teaches from his Osceola, Missouri, apartment between trips to Denver to teach and perform. He is recipient of the Swallow Hill Distinguished Faculty Award and the Colorado Blues Society Lifetime Achievement Award. That must mean he’s getting kind of old. He still rocks big time.

Stef Kull, with a music degree from Metro, has taught hundreds, thousands of children to play piano. She has been pianist in the same church every Sunday for many years and has raised five beautiful, vibrant daughters. She led her own Doors tribute band, The Garage Doors. Gotta love that name.

Paul Trunko on guitar for many years led the open stage blues jam in the Little Bear in Evergreen, was a long-time member of the renowned Grateful Dead tribute band, Shakedown Street, and is father of three grown boys.

Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff is a world-traveled musician, having toured for fourteen years as a member of Parliament Funkadelic, led by the god-father of funk, George Clinton. It is hard to imagine on how many stages, in how many countries, and with how many of the world’s greatest musicians Citrus has performed. Add to that studying martial arts in Japan and sitar in India and you have another fascinating member of the Swallow Hill Music faculty.

On drums, Tony Pantelis has anchored the Queen City Jazz Band for many years and was a long time member of the Delta Sonics.

Ken Robinson on bass was a founding member of the hugely successful Eagles tribute band, The Long Run, and was a bedrock of Clay’s band for several years.

The band name, Key on a Kite, came from a song by Clay’s son, rap/rock musician, Luke, who produced Clay’s internet release, “The Conversation”.

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Shady Grove Summer Concert Series FAQs

We will follow local, state, and national health directives to ensure a safe environment for concert attendees, performers, and event staff. In the meantime, we want people to look forward to the summer so plan on packing a picnic dinner and settling into the Colorado summer to once more enjoy live music from Swallow Hill.

  • What time do the concerts start?

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Music starts at 6:30.

  • How can I buy tickets?

We recommend buying your tickets in advance, online at https://swallowhillmusic.eventbrite.com. We may have walk-up tickets available at the door.

  • Are there tickets available to members?

Yes. There is a $5 discount to members of both Swallow Hill Music and Four Mile Historic Park. When purchasing tickets, please enter your promo code to unlock these discounted tickets.

  • Are the concerts outside?

Yes. Four Mile Historic Park’s Shady Grove is a General Admission lawn, with plenty of room to spread your picnic blanket!

  • What if it rains?

It is a rain or shine venue, and the show will go on unless there is a threat to anyone’s safety. Feel free to bring an umbrella just in case!

  • Can I bring my own food?


  • Can I bring my own alcohol?

Yes! As long as it is in an aluminum or plastic container--glass containers are not permitted in the park. Non-alcoholic drinks, including water, are for sale in the Gift Shop!

  • Can I bring my dog?

Only ADA-defined service dogs are permitted at Four Mile Historic Park. All other pets and animals are prohibited in order to preserve and protect the ecosystem and resident animals of the Park.

  • Can I bring a chair?

Yes. Bring a chair or blanket!

  • Is Four Mile Historic Park ADA accessible?

Yes, though the terrain of the Park is rugged and may require heavy-duty wheelchairs or strollers for easier mobility. Please call us in advance at 303-777-1003 so we can accommodate your needs to the best of our abilities. For more information about the facility, please click here.

  • Are there restrooms available?

Rest rooms are located in the Grant Family Education Center and Gate House at Four Mile Historic Park. All of these locations are wheelchair accessible. Rest rooms within the Grant Family Education Center have baby changing stations.

  • What other shows are part of the series?

The 2021 lineup includes:

6/3 - Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe

6/10 - Dakota Blonde

6/17 - Cary Morin & Ghost Dog

6/24 - Extra Gold

7/1 - Shakedown Street

7/8 - Possessed by Paul James

7/15 - Harry Tuft

7/22 - Perpetual Motion

7/29 - Clay Kirkland: Beat the Reaper XV

8/5 - Eilen Jewell

8/12 - Eef & The Blues Express

8/19 - TBD

8/26 - TBD

To purchase tickets, please click the artist name above, or visit https://swallowhillmusic.eventbrite.com to check out our other upcoming shows!

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Swallow Hill Music - Four Mile Historic Park

715 S Forest St.

Denver, CO 80246

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