Here comes the heat, Dentonites, and also Summer road trips or maybe local staycations for us working stiffs. Glen is trippin’ to France, so I’m channeling my seething jealousy into these DEN10 events that’ll keep our entertainment dance-card full of cool stuff and hot acts. You can also revisit our top picks for “Denton Summertime Fun” or “Kid Camps” and maybe these “Denton Podcasts” to help pass time in your cubicle or during that dang long drive.
Holla in the comments if you have a fave to add, and be sure to tag your pretty pics with #WDDI so maybe you make the cut on Monday’s What We Did photo review.
THURSDAY, June 15th
TWILIGHT TUNES with Cliff Temple | Downtown Denton Courthouse | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FREE TUNES on our city’s front lawn is how we usher-in the weekend, ideally with cold adult beverages & a blanket from Wine2 or a growler of beer from Bearded Monk. Hustle early for a shady spot, and check-in on the Pride Month LGBTQIA Social Hour at Harvest House then some late-night Boxcar Bandits at Dan’s!
Dr. Sketchy’s Denton | GDAC | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
If’n you’d rather stay in the shade, you can draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality with our Dr. Sketchy’s group! This month’s guest is Cosplay Superstar Misti Dianne, fresh off of A-Kon, and its just $5 to draw and BYOB.
FRIDAY, June 16th
Flamenco Fever Friday | Harvest House | 9:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Come hear some top-shelf Texas flamenco music curated by Julia Alcantara & Ida y Vuelta Flamenco! This show features Luis Linares, "El Tiburon" from San Antonio, and other noted luminaries for a modest $2 cover.
SATURDAY, June 17th
Denton’s 47th Annual JUNETEENTH Jubilee | Fred Moore Park | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Running Friday 16 thru Sunday 18, our beloved Juneteenth extravaganza will host everything from Gospel and Hip-Hop music to softball and basketball tourneys or that amazing parade 10am Saturday! Check the full events calendar, but also honor Juneteenth by visiting our Denton County Museum’s Quakertown House to get lit on local African-American history while visiting the Denton Community Market.
Hot Rods for Heroes Car & Truck Show | Downtown Pilot Point | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Pilot Point First Responders will be cooking on the grill for this Main Street event!
Soul Patrol LIVE album jam | LSA Burger | 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
These local Blues/Funk/Rockers decided to cut their second record LIVE on the rooftop at LSA Burger, so go make some noise and soak in the tunes!
SUNDAY, June 18th
Zera Food Truck Festival | 420 McKinney Street | 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Father’s Day fun should include this great event benefiting the Denton Freedom House, with live music, bouncy house, t-shirt printing and handcrafted beverages!