Denver Celebrates Over 75 Years of Franco-American Friendship with Descofar Concert

 05/27/2024 | 02:42 PM 

(Denver, CO) Denver Sister Cities International (DSCI) proudly announces an exclusive concert featuring Descofar, a dynamic band from Denver’s first sister city, Brest, France. This special event will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at The Galleria at Denver Performing Arts Complex (DCPA), the outdoors space under the glass roof at 1400 Curtis Street. The concert runs 5 to 7 p.m. and is free with ticket.  Following the concert, guests are invited to enhance their experience by attending a VIP dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. Dinner tickets are $110. Tickets for both events are available on Eventbrite at: bit.ly/descofar613 or find the link at denversistercities.org.

Descofar: Sister Cities Summer Concert
The Galleria at Denver Performing Arts Complex
Thursday, June 13th, 2024, 5-7 p.m.

Free, ticketed

VIP Dinner

Prelude + Post at the DCPA

Thursday, June 13th, 2024, 7-9 p.m.
Dinner tickets: $110

The dinner provides an opportunity for attendees to engage directly with the artists and internationally-minded friends while enjoying a delicious meal. Proceeds from the VIP experience will benefit the Denver Sister Cities International Young Ambassador program, fostering youth leadership and global citizenship.

Since 1948, Denver and Brest have thrived in what is recognized as the first Franco-American sister city partnership. To celebrate this historic alliance, Descofar will perform a vibrant mix of Celtic music, electric harps, and psychedelic post-rock, demonstrating the rich cultural tapestry of Brittany, France. This concert is not just a musical event but a showcase of the profound cultural ties and international diplomacy between the two cities.

“We are excited to bring a piece of Breton culture to Denver and provide an unforgettable experience that supports our future global leaders through the Young Ambassador program,” said Sacha Francois Heppell, Executive Director of DSCIl. “This event highlights the spirit of international cooperation and friendship that we strive to promote.”

Additionally, on Saturday, June 15th, a family-friendly concert titled “Kids’ Breton Matinee” at Dazzle Denver, starting at 12 PM with doors opening at 11 AM. Tickets are just $5 at bit.ly/kidsbreton thanks to the ‘Music in Action’ grant from the Live Music Society. This event is an excellent opportunity for young audiences to experience the Celtic music of Descofar and the vibrant traditions of Brittany.

Tickets for both the main concert and the family event are limited and expected to sell out quickly. For ticketing information and more details, please visit denversistercities.org.

Join DSCI for these events of exceptional music and international celebration that supports a great cause and continues to strengthen the bonds between Denver and Brest.

Sponsors: This event is brought to you by Denver Sister Cities International and Denver Arts & Venues with support from the Denver International Airport, Brest Metropole, Spectacle Vivant en Bretagne, Dazzle Denver, Alliance Francaise, the French-American Chamber of Commerce, and FirstBank.

 

Denver Sister Cities International aims to create a more peaceful world by building global friendships and understanding through cultural, educational, humanitarian, and economic exchanges.

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