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The Samples (Rock Garden Concert Series) – SOLD OUT

June 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$27 – $32
This Show is SOLD OUT. You may sign up for the waiting list through the purchase tickets link below. If additional tickets become available you will be contacted.


The Samples (Full Band)

  • Date: Wednesday, June 22
  • Doors: 5:30pm
  • Show: 6:30pm
  • Tickets: $27 ADV/ $32 Door/ Kids 12 & Under Free
  • Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for additional seating
  • Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome!

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Concert Description:

The Samples (Sean Kelly Bio)

Best known for his high voice, unique guitar playing and songwriting (“Nature”, “Feel Us Shaking”, “Did You Ever Look So Nice”) rock, reggae and folk singer/songwriter Sean Kelly front man for The Samples was born February 7, 1965 in Norwalk, Connecticut. The son of a WW2 veteran and a mom who worked construction to put food on the table, Kelly grew up in Vermont. While attending only one year of high school, he began playing guitar and composing his own songs. After moving to Colorado in 1987 to start a band, Kelly became a fixture on local club stages as the front man for The Samples, playing original songs with a variety of rock, reggae and folk. When not touring with The Samples, he enjoys playing his songs acoustically. The Samples are currently recording their 20th album, Indian Summer, to be released later this year. Kelly’s songs have been featured in Perks of Being a Wallflower and more recently in television’s Younger and in ads for MSNBC’s midterm election coverage.

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Benefit Details:

The concert is a fundraising event benefiting Project Self-Sufficiency and funds raised will support their mission to help single parents realize their dreams for financial independence while creating an improved quality of life for parents and their children. 100% of the event profit from ticket sales and all donations from the auction and wine and beer sales go directly to Project Self-Sufficiency.  

Venue Details:

This summer marks the 7th season of Fort Collins Nursery’s Rock Garden Concert Series. For one epic night, Fort Collins Nursery will transform from a retail space to a stunning and unique concert venue appropriately dubbed “The Rock Garden.” Audience members can relax under the evening sky, nestled along the banks of Dry Creek and the Cache la Poudre River, surrounded by beautiful plants, trees and wildlife. In addition to great music, this concert will feature a beer and wine tent and food truck. 

Concert Details:

  • Headliner: The Samples
  • Food: Schmickels Hot Dog Cart
  • Drinks: Wine & Beer provided by Odell Brewing Co. 
  • Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for additional seating
  • Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome!

Live Auction Items: (All Proceeds benefit Project Self-Sufficiency)

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Sponsors & Community Partners:

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COVID-19 Policy

This concert is planned based on the current health and safety guidelines issued by the Larimer County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation leading up to the event date. If new restrictions are put in place prior to the concert, the event may be canceled. Those who have purchased tickets will be contacted via email and all ticket sales will be refunded. Information will be updated on this page so please check back for updates.

Originally published on May 16th, 2022. Updated on June 19th, 2022.


June 22, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$27 – $32
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