Roka Hueka with Lolita Part of the Sounds Exciting! Lakewood Concert Series

Next date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 06:00 PM to 09:00 PMRoka Hueka

Combining traditional and contemporary Latin ska, Roka Hueka is a 6-piece band with members originating from Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, and the US. Singer Andres Gonzalez brought his love for energetic ska from Chihuahua, Mexico to Colorado.

Finding time from his job as a construction worker, he formed one of Denver’s only Latin Ska groups in the fall of 2013. With elements of rock, jazz, reggae and punk, their unique sound is rooted in Latino culture and creates a fiery presence that is guaranteed to keep you moving. 

Lolita is a rising bilingual pop artist from Aurora who blends many compositional elements to form her own distinctive and authentic sound.

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Lakewood’s Sounds Exciting! Summer Concert Series

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June 2, 2022 [Lakewood, CO] – Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture & the Arts is excited to sharea diverse lineup of performances coming to the 2022 Sounds Exciting!Summer Concert Series at Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater located atHeritage Lakewood Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St.

Three local Colorado bands, Roka Hueka, The Sweet Lillies, and Paa Kow,are featured in the 2022 series lineup. Offering distinctive ska, acoustic strings, and afro-fusion sounds, these bands will get the audience moving. Adding to the instrumental variety, The Ries Brothersbring a blend of guitar, ukulele, melodica, and theremin, to create a soulful-sophisticated sound that they’ve shared on stages across the country.

2022 Sounds Exciting! lineup includes:

  • June 22 | Roka Hueka | Latin Ska
  • July 6 | The Sweet Lillies | Americana
  • July 13 | Paa Kow | Afro Fusion
  • July 20 | The Ries Brothers | Rock & Reggae

Concerts are Wednesday evenings in June and July. Gates open at 6 p.m., with the opening act performing at 6:15 p.m. and the headliner at 7:15 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to enjoy dining options from local food trucks and experience local beverages from the Beer Garden presented by Foothills Credit Union.

Purchase tickets at, the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St., or by calling 303-987-7845. 

The 2022 Sounds Exciting! Summer Concert series is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Foothills Credit Union; Alameda Connects; Credit Union of Colorado; Tedford Commercial Real Estate and Lutheran Medical Center, now part of Intermountain Healthcare.




$8 in advance

$12 Day of

$5 Child (3-12)


Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park – Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater

801 S. Yarrow St.

Lakewood, CO 80226


Gates | 6 p.m.

Opener | 6:15 p.m.

Headliner | 7:15 p.m.

Enjoy local food trucks and the Beer Garden presented by Foothills Credit Union.



with Lolita

Denver-based Latin ska band, Roka Hueka has been creating danceable beats and delivering lively shows around Colorado since 2014. With elements of rock, jazz, reggae and punk, this unique sound is rooted in Latino culture and creates a fiery presence that is guaranteed to keep you moving.

Lolita is a rising bilingual pop artist from Aurora who blends many compositional elements to form her own distinctive and authentic sound.


with Tiffany Christopher

With their acoustic string-band lineup of guitar, viola, and upright bass, The Sweet Lillies have crafted an uncommonly beautiful style of string-Americana. They’re always ready to have fun on stage, performing everything from soulful originals to creative reinventions of your favorite 90s hip-hop tracks.

Tiffany Christopher has been electrifying stages for decades. A multi-instrumentalist pushing the boundaries of a traditional singer/songwriter, Tiffany creates work ranging from folk-rock and alternative-Americana to hip-hop and rhythm and blues.

7/13 PAA KOW

with The Delta Sonics

“It’s easy to get hooked by this fusion of highlife, funk and jazz,” says Modern Drummer. Ghana-born and Colorado-based drummer and composer Paa Kow lays down bold and playful rhythms backed by amazing percussion, horns, bass, and guitar.

Dubbed Westword’s best blues band in Denver and “the area’s best harmonica-led band” (The Denver Post), The Delta Sonics take a Chicago blues base and season it with swing, delta, N’awlins R&B, and some early rock ‘n’ roll.


with Lola Rising

The Ries Brothers (pronounced” Rees”), a duo from Clearwater, Florida, blends rock, blues, funk, and reggae into a soulful-sophisticated sound. Older brother Charlie sings lead vocals while simultaneously playing drums and keyboard bass. Younger brother Kevin Jordan completes the band’s “sonic creativity” on guitar, ukulele, melodica, theremin, and he provides background vocals along with co-writing many of the songs. The brothers started playing the Florida bar circuit where they were discovered by the band CHICAGO and taken out on two regional tours.

                Combining danceable rhythms with melodic, multi-part harmonies makes the music of Lola Rising familiar, fun, and thought-provoking. The six-piece band from Colorado plays island folk rock known as “Jahawaiian” that is ukulele driven with soaring guitars to bring everyone together in a singalong dance party.

Combinando lo tradicional y lo contemporáneo del ska latino, Roka Hueka está conformado por seis integrantes originarios de México, Colombia, El Salvador y USA. Andrés Gonzalez vocalista, trajo la pasión del ska energético de Chihuahua Mexico a Colorado, encontrando tiempo libre de su trabajo en la construcción para así formar una de las únicas bandas de ska latino en Denver a mediados del año 2013.