SATURDAY – MAY 14, 2016!!
One of my favorite places to perform – 38 State Brewery – will be celebrating their “Two Year” anniversary on Saturday, May 14, 2016. There will be festivities throughout the day – but the real fun starts around 7pm and goes until ???. This is also my second year celebrating with them and I plan to rock and roll with reckless abandon. ;-)
38 State is also having a drawing for a kegerator (valued at $500!) and will be selecting the winner at 7p on the same day. There will also be a food truck and plenty of wonderful craft brews to select from. Can’t wait to see you!!
SATURDAY – JUNE 11, 2016!!
KENK & the Criminals once again have the esteemed pleasure of performing at the City of Littleton’s major summer event – the Main Street Block Party on June 11, 2016. I will be joined by the Criminals, Marco DiFerreira (bass) and Alex Ferreira (drums). This will be our third year for the three of us and we’ll be on the Main St stage this year!
They start shutting down the streets as the festival starts up at 6pm. There are multiple stages and acts, street merchants, food vendors, beer and wine stands and rocking music from me and the boys. It all goes on until about 11pm ending with a premiere fireworks show. It’s free to attend, and food and drink can be purchased with tickets.
Come be one of the 15,000 or so, celebrating the summer of 2016, enjoy an evening with friends, food, and music.
Coming out Feb 15th is the new KENK cd “Everything So Beautiful”. It contains ten original songs and features musicians Kenny Passarelli, Clay Kirkland, Phil Jenson, and Marco DiFerreira, as well as KENK’s two sons Justin and Kyle. The album was produced and engineered by Grammy winner, Clark Hagan. It was mixed by Tim Stroh at Madhouse Recorders in Leadville, CO and mastered at Masterfonic in Nashville. More to come… stay tuned.
On Saturday, Sept 28th, I met up with two of my students from Littleton Guitar School – Spencer W and Jack K – for a little busking in downtown Littleton. It was part of the “Sunset Supper and Evening Market” benefit for the Denver Dumb Friends League. We raised $60 in about 90 minutes. A big thanks to Spencer’s and Jack’s parents, and Shannon and Zach for their support!!
It was a great time and a great experience playing in front of strangers. I want to extend a big thanks and congratulations to Spencer and Jack for having the courage to stand on a corner and play music for tips. You guys are something special!
On Sunday, September 1st, 2013 – Outlaw Yoga, KenK, and his students from Littleton Guitar School orchestrated the first ever “Guitar Flash Mob”. A flash mob is defined as a “group of people who appear from out of nowhere, to perform predetermined actions, designed to amuse and entertain surrounding people”. During the “YOGA ROCKS THE PARK” morning class at Sunken Gardens park in Denver, thirty guitar students streamed into the class of over 150 yogis and broke into a rendition of the Beatles’ “Hey Jude”.
Yoga teacher, Justin Kaliszewski, instructed the students to lay on their backs and close their eyes – that’s when the “sneak” occurred…
The group then began playing “Hey Jude” while the surprised yogis looked on… some even stopping their practice to take photos and video.
Many (if not all) of the yoga students joined in for a rousing sing-a-long “na na na’s” at the end. There were smiles, tears, and an overall feeling of awesome community!
Finally, after many years of having the same old website – I have a new design. Hopefully this version is easier to read, navigate, and most importantly find out what is going on in the KENK music-sphere.
You’re looking at it right now! Let me know what you think or if there’s something missing that you’d like to see. Looking forward to hearing from you!