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The Samples (Rock Garden Concert Series)

June 22, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$27 – $32

The Samples (Full Band)

  • Date: Thursday, 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!

This Show is Sold Out


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. Learn More  


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 8th 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. 

This show will proceed rain or shine and will only be canceled in the event of extreme or dangerous weather. An event cancelation will only be made close enough to the event time to make an accurate decision. The start time of the show may be delayed by up to one hour to allow severe weather to pass. In the event the concert is cancelled for extreme or dangerous weather, refunds will be issued. Please note, Eventbrite transaction fees are non-refundable.

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:

Rock Garden Concert Series Sponsor




Show Sponsor

We have a sponsorship opportunity available for this show. Please contact Daniela Morzos at [email protected] for more information.


Industry Sponsor




Contributing Sponsors






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Originally published on May 1st, 2023. Updated on March 18th, 2024.


June 22, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$27 – $32
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Fort Collins Nursery
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, 80524
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