Project Description

Grantee Profile: Swallow Hill Music Association

Swallow Hill Music Association began as an outgrowth of the Denver Folklore Center in 1979, a music store in Denver’s Swallow Hill neighborhood that offered lessons and performances to the community.

Today, it is a nonprofit organization with two primary offerings: a music school providing both private and group lessons for students of all ages; and a concert series at the Swallow Hill facility and at key locations throughout the Denver area. Swallow Hill concerts feature both world class and local artists performing folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, world music and more.

Each year on June 21, music is the focus around the globe in celebration of Make Music Day. Since 2014, Swallow Hill has led the planning and execution of Denver’s Make Music Day. This event celebrates the musician in each person, through free workshops, programmed concerts and an open stage.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation supports Make Music Denver 2016. It is a dynamic, accessible and highly collaborative event that brings people together through music.

Learn more about Swallow Hill Music and Make Music Denver on their website at