Photos by Tim Dwenger
Since 2004 Concerts For Kids has distributed over $3.4 million in monetary and in-kind donations to beneficiaries. Today Concerts For Kids helps support over 50 child-focused health and education organizations annually through its multiple fundraising events and community service projects the most visible of which is the annual Denver Day of Rock which takes place each Memorial Day weekend on and around the 16th Street Mall downtown. The 2014 edition of the festival boasted one of it’s best line-ups to date with headlining performances from The Hold Steady, Black Joe Lewis, The Plain White T’s, and The Wallflowers. Despite the threat of rain lingering for much of the afternoon the heavens didn’t open up until almost exactly when the festival was wrapping up. Throughout the day stand-out performances were the norm, but the Blues of Austin Young Band, the barroom Rock of The Hold Steady and the vintage Funk and Soul of Monophonics really stole the show.