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Herbie Hancock

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The Gardens on Spring Creek and The Lincoln Center are delighted to announce our Live at The Gardens Summer Concert Series presented by Cline Williams.

Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, Herbie Hancock has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960s. As a member of the Miles Davis Quintet that pioneered a groundbreaking sound in jazz, he also developed new approaches on his own recordings, followed by his work in the 70s—with record-breaking albums such as "Headhunters"—that combined electric jazz with funk and rock in an innovative style that continues to influence contemporary music. "Rockit" and "Future Shock" marked Hancock's foray into electronic dance sounds; during the same period, he also continued to work in an acoustic setting with V.S.O.P., which included ex-Miles Davis bandmates Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams.

Hancock received an Academy Award for his Round Midnight film score and 14 Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year for "River: The Joni Letters," and two 2011 Grammy Awards for the recently released globally collaborative CD, "The Imagine Project." Many of his compositions, including "Canteloupe Island," "Maiden Voyage," "Watermelon Man" and "Chameleon," are modern standards.

Hancock serves as Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and as Institute Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. He is a founder of The International Committee of Artists for Peace (ICAP) and was recently given the “Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres” by French Prime Minister Francois Fillon. In 2011 Hancock was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, and in December of 2013, received a Kennedy Center Honor. In 2014 he was was named the 2014 Norton Professor Of Poetry at Harvard University, completing his lectures series, “The Ethics Of Jazz,” as part of the Charles Eliot Norton Lecture Series for a period of six weeks. His memoirs, "Herbie Hancock: Possibilities," were published by Viking in 2014, and in February 2016 he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. A member of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Hancock is currently in the studio at work on a new album.

The Gardens on Spring Creek Concert Policies

Clear Bag Policy

• The Gardens on Spring Creek will be enforcing a clear bag policy during all concert events. 

• Guests are welcome to bring clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12 x 6 x 12 inches. Small clutches that are the size of a hand (4.5 x 6.5 inches or smaller) are also permitted. No coolers will be allowed inside the Gardens during concert events.

• All bags must comply with this policy, including diaper bags.  

Food and Drink 

The Gardens will have a variety of food and drink offerings, including food trucks, a full bar and a water fountain in our lobby.  Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited. Guests may bring food for personal consumption, factory-sealed non-alcoholic beverages and empty reusable water bottles into the concert. Food must be packed in transparent bags / containers according to the clear bag policy outlined above. No glass is allowed.

Chair and Blankets

• Guests are welcome to bring their own blankets and folding lawn chairs. No canopies, tents or umbrellas are permitted. Please be considerate of your fellow concertgoers and do not occupy more space than is reasonable for one person.  • Concert staff reserves the right to condense parties and to relocate patrons.


Concerts are rain-or-shine, and attendees are encouraged to bring layers including a hat and raincoat to be prepared for shifting weather during events. In the event of severe weather, concert staff will communicate any necessary updates.

Re-Entry Policy

Once you have entered the concert, no re-entry is allowed. 


No smoking, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes and marijuana or tobacco in any form.

Accessibility at Concerts

Accessible seating areas are available for guests with disabilities, such as those who use a wheelchair or have limited mobility. These areas will be reserved for patrons from the time when doors open until the start time of the concert and are first come, first served. There is space for one companion per person requiring accessible seating.

Auxiliary aids and services are available for people with disabilities; please contact our team at gardens@fcgov.com or 970.416.2486 at least two weeks prior to the concert date.

Service animals are permitted inside the Gardens. Service animals must be restrained and must remain with its owner. If a service animal interferes with other guests, corrective action may include rearranging seating or removal of the service animal from the amphitheater. Emotional support animals, comfort animals and therapy dogs are not service animals as defined by the 2010 ADA Guidelines and are not allowed at concerts.

Prohibited Items 

Prohibited items include but are not limited to:

• Outside alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco in any form

• Glass containers

• Pets (service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed)

• Tents, canopies or umbrellas

• Recording devices

• Noisemakers

• Laser pointers

• Confetti or glitter

• Fires of any kind including grills, fireworks and candles

• Bikes, skateboards and roller skates (bike parking is available outside venue) 

 Any person observed in violation of the outlined policies will be subject to ejection without refund.

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