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Rain-riddled skies or not, the kickoff to summer starts now. Without losing sight of Memorial Day’s true purpose—to honor the men and women who’ve lost their lives while serving our country—here are highlights of this holiday weekend.
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2. Denver Day of Rock: The 16th Street shuffle is in full effect. The concerts are free, with 24 musical acts including Black Joe Lewis, the Plain White T’s, and the Wallflowers. 16th Street Mall; Fri 6:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 p.m.
5. Volunteer Jam: This free concert for members of the military, Red Cross, and first responders features the Charlie Daniels Band. A limited number of tickets are also available for purchase. Fiddlers Green; Sat 5:30 p.m.
7. Observance at Fairmont Cemetery: On Memorial Day, the Nisei memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. and the Gold Star Families of America and Veterans memorial service will take place at the Ivy Chapel at 1 p.m. Fairmont Cemetery; Mon 11 a.m.