El Javi with Dechen Hawk

July 21, 2022

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El Javi

North American guitarist, El Javi, defies music genres with his unbound exploration of instrumental music. The Denver based composer, producer and performer incorporates elements of flamenco, progressive rock, classical, folk and world music to shape his compositions. Highlights of his career include; supporting act for Ziggy Marley and today’s biggest voice of flamenco Diego El Cigala. He was a featured artist in Coors Light’s national campaign My Climb, My Music and a featured artist at the Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He participated in the International Guitar Festival in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

Born in Mexico City, his early guitar studies included rock, jazz & blues. In 2000 he relocated to Los Angeles where he immersed himself in the LA music scene. The unvarying setting sparked a need to develop his music into something unique and authentic, launching him to study flamenco guitar in Seville, Spain. Combined with his roots, the musical transition provided the tools El Javi needed to develop his own sound.

El Javi has released 4 albums of original music and is also known for his unique instrumental arrangements of cover songs. His influences range from Led Zeppelin, Paco de Lucia, Joe Satriani, Al di Meola, Hendrix and Santana.

Dechen Hawk

Like Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender, Indie Soul Balladeer Dechen Hawk creates music that ranges from beautiful ballads to gritty throwback funk and soul. He believes conscious music has the power to heal and transform humanity for the better. Hawk's call pierces the state of unawareness and asks you to speak the truth.


Though musical his whole life, it wasn’t until the death of his father when he was 14, and the search for a way to express that loss, that Hawk found his calling as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His desire to create and express the joy and fragility of life has kept him busy for the past 25 years performing locally and internationally.


His work creates community by bringing people together from all walks of life to do something they all have in common and enjoy.

Ticketing

Tickets for our Front Porch concerts are $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased in one of two ways:

  • Reserve a table on the patio for up to 5 people ($125)
  • Purchase single seats for $25 each

New this year, we've increased the number of single seats on our Front Porch to allow more people to attend these concerts. Tables can seat up to 5 individuals, and the number of tables is limited per performance.

Food & Drink

Explore our special summer concert menu, provided by Peak Beverage! 

Skip the lines for food and drinks! Online ordering and quick pick-up available at the outdoor patio concession stand. Orders are accepted starting 1 hour prior to the show, through the entire performance. You can place orders online from your phone at this link.

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Event Policies

Concerts are held rain or shine.

No outside food or beverage (beyond sealed or empty water bottles) allowed. Concessions will be on sale at each concert - see the menu here.

Factory sealed water bottles or empty bottles only. No outside beverages, glass containers or alcohol allowed. Beer, wine, soft drinks, bottled water, lemonade and iced tea are for sale inside the venue.

Designated service animals only.

The Arvada Center is a non-smoking facility, which includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers and pipes.

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