Southlands Summer Event Series to Benefit Local School Foundations

July 15, 2021

Southlands Shopping Center is launching its summer event series including their popular Farmer’s Markets and Sound of Southlands concert series, Movies on the Square, and their 3rd annual Wine Walks. Southlands paused or reworked many of its events in 2020 and is looking forward to the return of community-focused events this summer. 

For the comfort of their guests, Southlands will limit seating capacity for concerts and movies and is charging $5 per group per event. All proceeds will be donated to the Cherry Creek School District Foundation and the Aurora Public Schools Foundation. 

“Our commitment to the community is one of our pillars here at Southlands,” said Martin Liles, General Manager. “As we look forward to the return of in-person events, our commitment to the community is stronger than ever. That is one of the reasons we’ve partnered with Cherry Creek and Aurora School Foundations for our summer series. Our dedication to helping family and friends create long-lasting memories is a priority, while also serving our community.”

Jill Henden, Executive Director of CCSF said “We are proud to be a community partner of Southlands Shopping Center and because of partnerships, we are able to continue to support K-12 education in our community. These $5 donations add up, and directly impact the next generation of educators and student communities. Our educator initiative grants are crucial to our district’s success and are awarded to classroom teachers that use innovative and creative instructional approaches.” 

Outlined below are the summer events with corresponding dates: 

Farmer’s Market: Every Saturday until September 25, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., the Farmer’s Market offers guests various products from local artisans along with foods including seasonal produce, western slope fruit, cured meats, homemade pasta, baked goods, and more. 

Summer Concert Series: The Sounds of Southlands Summer Concert Series at Town Square features the city’s most talented musicians every Thursday from July 8 to Aug. 12, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tickets on sale ten (10) days before each show. The cost is $5. This donation directly benefits the Cherry Creek School Foundation and Aurora Public Schools Foundation. 

Jill Ruiter, Executive Director of the APS Foundation said, “We are grateful to Southlands as a community partner, and plan to use the donations to leverage resources for innovative programs and help students prepare for their future. Community partners like Southlands help us further our mission and our commitment to our students.”


Summer Concert Series:

  • July 15: Margarita Brothers (Tickets on sale now)
    Sounds of Summer
  • July 22: Message in a Bottle (Tickets on sale July 12)
    Police Tribute Band
  • July 29: Chris Daniels and The Kings (Tickets on sale July 19)
    Roadhouse Rock
  • August 5: Hazel Miller (Tickets on sale July 26)
    Blues & Funk
  • August 12: Paizley Park (Tickets on sale August 2)
    Prince Tribute Band


     Click here for ticket information and purchase.

Movies on the Square: Every Wednesday from July 21-Aug. 11, Southlands will host movie nights for the local community to attend at the Town Square. Each movie requires a $5 donation benefiting APSF and CCSF. The movie nights will offer three family-friendly movies, and one date night movie (PG 13+). 

  • July 21: Croods: The New Age (Tickets on sale July 12) 
  • July 28: The Sandlot (Tickets on sale July 19)
  • August 4: Raya and the Last Dragon (Tickets on sale July 26)
  • August 11: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Tickets on sale August 2)

Tickets will go on sale nine (9) days before each movie here.

Wine Walk: Southlands’ 3rd annual Wine Walk is back – with two events! On Thursday, August 19 and Thursday, September 16, guests will receive a complimentary tasting glass, and enjoy sampling a wide variety of wines and even beer at their numerous tasting booths. There will be entertainment, sidewalk sales, and more. A portion of the $15 ticket will go to Aurora Family YMCA. More information and ticket details will be available here.

For more information on Southlands and these events, visit

About Southlands Shopping Center
Southlands is a 1.7 million square foot outdoor shopping center located in Aurora, Colorado at E-470 and Smoky Hill Road. It is Colorado's largest retail destination featuring more than 150 stores, restaurants and entertainment options such as Barnes and Noble, H&M, Dick's Sporting Goods, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Petco, Ulta, Best Buy, AMC Southlands 16 Theatres, Buffalo Wild Wings, Ted's Montana Grill, and many more. Find us on social media at @shopsouthlands on Instagram and Facebook

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