Thursdays@6

Salida Recreation is proud to announce the return of our popular FREE summer concert series, Thursdays@6, at Riverside Park. The series provides weekly entertainment in downtown Salida for locals and visitors alike. It is a fantastic way for local businesses and bands to get their name heard and seen by hundreds of people in an exciting, lively, family friendly environment. Over the years, attendance has increased dramatically, and now, in our eighth year, people are already looking forward to and planning to attend these community events.

Donations collected from the concerts benefit the Salida Recreation youth scholarship fund. This program helps local children participate in programs, classes or memberships offered by Salida Recreation or Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center. This fund fits with our mission to provide low-cost, healthy and fun activities to everyone.

Thursdays@6 Band Submission Guidelines

We are proud to still be able to offer these concerts for FREE, by seeking sponsorships from local business and keeping our band fees low. We typically have about 15 sponsors throughout the summer. Some only sponsor one night, while many sponsor four to six nights. We also have one or two Title Sponsors that commit to the entire series.

Bands interested in playing at Riverside Park in Salida for this concert series should send a promo package to salida.recreation@cityofsalida.com or to 410 W Hwy 50, Salida, Colorado, 81201. We try to feature local bands for at least half of our concerts. We accept submissions from regional and out-of-state bands, but we CANNOT provide travel expenses, including hotel accommodations.

We start taking submissions January 1 each year.

Concerts for 2018 will run from May 31 through August 9.
Thank you for your interest in Salida’s Riverside Park and Thursdays@6!
Contact: Lanette Hartman, (719) 539-5703 or salida.recreation@cityofsalida.com
For a downloadable document with submission details, click here.

Thursdays@6 Sponsorship Opportunities

Community support for this series is vital. Salida Recreation is currently seeking sponsors to pay musicians and provide publicity. Please review the following list of sponsorship packages to determine a good fit for your business.

Sponsorship Levels

Title Sponsor – $2000

  • Official series title for Thursday@6 concert series
  • Extra-large banner displayed prominently in the center of the stage at all concerts
  • Acknowledgement at all concerts
  • Logo and name most prominently included in widely-distributed poster, print ads, radio spots, Summer Rec Guide
  • Logo, name, and web link included on our Thursdays@6 webpage
  • Promotion through social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Super Summer Series Sponsor – $650

  • Large banner displayed on the side of the stage at all concerts
  • Acknowledgement at all concerts
  • Large logo/name included in widely-distributed posters, print ads, radio spots, Summer Rec Guide
  • Logo, name, and web link included on our Thursdays@6 webpage
  • Promotion through social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Golden Summer Sponsor – $350

  • Banner displayed on the side of the stage at 4 concerts
  • Acknowledgement at 4 concerts
  • Medium logo/name included in widely-distributed posters, print ads, radio spots, Summer Rec Guide
  • NEW! this year – Logo, name, and business bio included in ARK Magazine series print guide and website
  • Logo, name, and web link included on our Thursdays@6 webpage
  • Promotion through social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Warm Summer Breeze – $175

  • Banner displayed on the side of the stage at 2 concerts
  • Acknowledgement at 2 concerts
  • Small logo/name included in widely-distributed posters, print ads, radio spots, Summer Rec Guide
  • Logo, name, and web link included on our Thursdays@6 webpage
  • Promotion through social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Weekly Concert Sponsor – $100

  • Banner displayed on the side of the stage at 1 concert
  • Acknowledgement at 1 concert
  • Small logo/name included in widely-distributed posters, print ads, radio spots, Summer Rec Guide
  • Logo, name, and web link included on our Thursdays@6 webpage
  • Promotion through social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Media Sponsor – $1200+ Entirely In-Kind Donation of services

  • Large banner displayed on the side of the stage at all concerts
  • Acknowledgement at all concerts
  • Large logo/name included in widely-distributed posters, print ads, radio spots, Summer Rec Guide
  • Logo, name, and web link included on our Thursdays@6 webpage
  • Promotion through social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

2018 Fundraising GOAL: $5000 cash! Thank you!
Contact: Lanette Hartman, (719) 539-5703 or salida.recreation@cityofsalida.com
For a downloadable document with sponsorship details, click here.

Band Line up for Summer 2018:

May 31: Wooden Rain, Wooden Raindrops and the River Tribe Drum and Dance Troupe
June 7: Sirsy from Clifton Park, N.Y.
June 14: FIBARK
June 21: Fembot from Salida
June 28: Open
July 5: Bottle Rocket Hurricane from Denver
July 12: Alan & Martin from Salida
July 19: Colony Funk from Fort Collins
July 26: Groove Farmers from Salida
August 2: Open
August 9: Pint and a Half from Salida