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Backyard Beats @ Sweetwater Park

Bust out the lawn chairs and the coolers, it's time to Party!

This FREE concert series has featured many great regional bands along with some nationally touring acts such as The Samples, Freddy Jones Band, The Band of Heathens and The SteelDrivers, to name a few!  

Check back in spring for information on the 2024 Backyard Beats series!

Saturday, May 27, 2023
Sweetwater Park
6 - 9 p.m.

Get ready to welcome summer in Lone Tree with a free concert at Sweetwater Park.  Experience the soulful sound of Colorado’s very own Mary Louise Lee and her band, as they take us on a musical journey through the decades with hit songs from iconic divas like Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, and Beyonce.  

Embrace the community spirit as we come together to celebrate the beginning of summer and highlight some of our locally grown Lone Tree organizations and small businesses. Find out what’s happening in Lone Tree over the summer while enjoying games, kids activities, live music and food trucks.  Performances from South Suburban Parks and Recreation groups prior to headliner.  

Interested in being one of our participating Lone Tree businesses at the event? Apply to be a vendor below. 

Saturday, August 12, 2023
Sweetwater Park
6 - 9 p.m.

Join us in Lone Tree to close out the summer and savor the flavors of Colorado with a Southern twist! This year’s event features a mouth-watering selection of your favorite dishes from south of the Colorado border while adding in touches of Colorado’s famous palisade peaches and olathe corn. 

While noshing on your southern eats, enjoy the deep soul gospel sounds of the Sensational Barnes Brothers bringing you the music from their Memphis Roots. The night will also have plenty of activities for the lil’ ones to enjoy!

Tasting Bracelet Details:

With the purchase of a tasting bracelet, you can indulge in a variety of food truck offerings showcasing Colorado’s most beloved produce, palisade peaches and olathe corn. The tasting braclete is the only way to sample each trucks unique dishes. Not into tasting your way around the event? Each truck will have limited options from their full menu to purchase a la carte. By the end of the night, one food truck will walk away with the grand prize of $750 based on your vote!

Tasting bracelets are $30 each.

Thank you to our event sponsors!


Mary Louise Lee Band

The Sensational Barnes Brothers

O'Connor Brothers Duo

Saturday, May 27th
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 12th
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 12th
6 p.m.

Food Trucks



Items Allowed

  • Blankets and Tarps
  • Lawn or Camping Chairs
  • Canopies or Tents, must be properly secured
  • Strollers or Wagons
  • Small propane grills
  • Coolers
  • Plastic or Aluminum
  • Well behaved dogs on leash

Prohibited Items

  • Glass
  • Weapons
  • Smoking of any kind, must be outside park
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Drones
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Unlicensed or Unapproved Vending
  • Professional Photography or Videography

Street parking is available on the perimeter of Sweetwater Park.  The HUB parking lot is also available during events and easily connects to the Willow Creek Trail just at the edge of the Cook Creek Pool parking lot.  The Willow Creek Trail leads you directly into Sweetwater Park. 

We encourage Lone Tree Residents to take LINK On Demand, which will pick you up at your home and take you directly to the park.  For more info on how to utilize LINK On Demand, click the link.

Handicap Parking will be available across from the entrance into the park, at the intersection of Lodgepole and Sweetwater Rd.  Follow the posted signs.  Golf cart shuttles will be driving around the entrance to help escort folks needing extra assistance into the park.

Please go to the white info tent upon arrival to Sweetwater Park; look for the large, green flag.  There will be one line for will call and one for day of purchase.  Please have your ID ready so volunteers can look up your order.  For each package you purchased, you will receive one wristband.

Day of sales can be found at the white info tent, located at the back of the park. Look for the large INFO flag attached to the tent. Follow the signs for day of sales and get into the appropriate line. Cash or Credit will be accepted. 

City Events are RAIN OR SHINE so come properly prepared for any type of weather. 

Events that are cut short or cancelled due to dangerous weather, will not be rescheduled.

Cancellation will only occur if there is lightening in the area or extreme hail. 

  • Kids activities – crafts, inflatable games, yard games, playground
  • Portable Restrooms
  • Trash
  • Food for purchase through the food trucks 
  • Drinks for purchase through the food trucks

Backyard Beats <3 Local kicked off summer in Lone Tree in 2023 with a fantastic performance by Mary Louise Lee Band