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Arts / Entertainment

Lagoon Summer Concert Series July 15

July 9, 2009

Families and friends come into the cool shade under the large trees on the West Lawn of the Lory Student Center. In front of the concert pavilion, they spread blankets or open camp chairs, settle the kids and family dogs, then produce picnic dinners. At last, they sit back and wait for the concert to begin...

Lagoon summer concert

Mark Sloniker Group
Wednesday, July 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
West lawn of Lory Student Center 

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series on Wednesday night features CSU alumna Mark Sloniker and his jazz ensemble, the Mark Sloniker Group.

Map showing parking and stage location  

(At right: Mark Sloniker (center) and the Mark Sloniker Group)

Sloniker an artist and composer

Mark Sloniker earned a bachelor's degree in music therapy from Colorado State University. He's made music in many diverse settings over the course of his life.

From solo piano performances to jazz trios/quartets, to symphony orchestra concerts, Mark has played and recorded in the U.S. and abroad. As a producer, composer, and recording artist, Mark has made five recordings of his own and has contributed to many recordings as a “side man” or composer.  

Recordings reached top of three national radio airplay charts

His own recordings have reached the “top six” of three national radio airplay charts as well as spending time on Billboard Magazine’s national sales charts. His music has received extensive air play outside of the U.S., most notably in Spain, Germany, Japan, Canada, and the Philippines.

Mark’s CD Do Whatcha Love was voted best jazz recording of the year by KUNC’s Classics in 1995. His music has also been featured on such nationally aired radio shows as Jazz Tracks, Musical Starstreams and has appeared in Jazziz Magazine’s top national radio air play charts. 

Concerts held weather permitting

The Lagoon summer concerts will be held, weather permitting, on Wednesday nights through on August 12. Admission is free.

The Lagoon Summer Concert Series has been a summer event in Fort Collins for over 17 years. Thanks to the generous support of Colorado State University, this event has continued to thrive and grow into the success it is today.


Colorado State University, The Rio Grande, Campus West Merchants Association, Tynans Saab, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Tri-102.5 Regent Broadcasting, Comcast Cable, Next Media, The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Northern Colorado 5, Big O Tires, Houska Automotive, Bohemian Foundation, DaVinci Sign Systems, Roberts Heating and Air, New Horizons Travel, Johnson's Corner

This is the 10th year that The Mantooth Company has produced the Lagoon Series.