Just North of Parker you will find a fabulous outdoor shopping experience at Southlands.
Southlands is not only a shopping center but serves as a town center for Aurora with events of all kinds for all ages and interests. From the Sounds of Southlands Concert series in the summer to the many holiday events around the ice skating rink “The Pond” all winter.
Sounds of Southlands Summer Concerts 2017
“Sounds of Southlands” 2017 Concert Series Thursdays – June 22 through August 17, 2017
June 22: Funkiphino Colorado’s Funk Sensation!
Get ready to get your ‘groove on’! This band will have all Southlands jamming and dancin’! We are thrilled to have this cornerstone of Colorado’s music scene open our 2017 ‘Sounds of Southlands’ Concert Series.! As an event planner said of them recently: “It was great to work with the entire band of Funkiphino. I cannot rave enough about you – the music was exceptional and the energy was unparalleled. I can’t wait to work with you again!”
June 29: Phat Daddy Denver’s Hottest Band Since 2001!!
Phat Daddy is a high-energy band consisting of some of Denver’s top nightclub and showroom performers. This uniquely flexible five-piece group boasts the ability to provide an outstanding night of entertainment for literally every musical taste. Phat Daddy has electrified audiences in every corner of the entertainment industry. From large scale events to the most intimate party settings, Phat Daddy has been making unforgettable musical nights for over a decade!
July 6: Sheryl Renee Denver’s fabulous chanteuse!
The dynamic versatility of Colorado’s Sheryl Renee comes from a literal lifetime in the entertainment music business. An audience favorite, Sheryl has shared the stage with the best talent in the world and moves effortlessly between music genres, artistic avenues, and her entrepreneurial pursuits. Known as the “Lady with the Golden Voice”, Sheryl’s God-given gift of song has led to wonderful opportunities such as performing the national anthem for President Barack Obama, featured vocals for countless bands, events, projects, CD’s including the Colorado Symphony Orchestra conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch.
July 13: New Sensation The BEST of Eighties Rock New Sensation is a thrilling ride ‘Back in Time’ to the crazy days of MTV and mullets.
From Journey to Michael Jackson, all the great music of the 80’s is brought to life with this exciting band that features some of Colorado’s finest musicians. Amazing vocals do true justice to all the ‘stadium rock’ anthems of the video age! One of the most talented and experienced bands you will hear – playing a style of music that everyone seems to have a personal connection with the ‘80s! The enthusiasm on stage connects directly with the crowd and creates an energized show you will not forget!
July 20: Dotsero Colorado’s Brand of Jazz!
Taking their name from a small mountain town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, DOTSERO means “Something Unique” according to legend, but to jazz fans worldwide DOTSERO means Contemporary Jazz at its best! Full of life energy and spontaneity that few artists in the genre have been able to match. A no-nonsense sax and guitar driven thrill ride of energy and excitement, they are as much fun to watch as they are to listen to! The band has performed at major jazz festivals; from Red Rocks Amphitheatre to The Cancun Jazz Festival – DOTSERO has crisscrossed the nation performing their exciting brand of jazz!
July 27: Soul X Colorado’s Soul Experience!
Looking for a band to make your evening unforgettable? Well? You’ve found it! Soul X is an 8-piece corporate and special event variety band that has a rare combination of talent, expertise versatility, showmanship, and fun! Our interactive high energy performance style and vocals are backed by authentic musicianship. Whether it’s current top 40, Motown, blues, 80’s, country, funk and more, Soul-X impresses with every genre. The band performs an average of over 100 events a year in the US and internationally, leaving audiences across the globe begging for more!
August 3rd: 17th Avenue All Stars High Energy Rockin’ A’cappella
The 17th Avenue Allstars are celebrating their 27th year as one of Denver’s top musical acts singing contemporary a cappella. The Allstars have performed all across the Nation, sharing the stage with BB King, The Temptations, Dave Mason, Mel Torme, and Robert Cray. The Allstars were named the official anthem singers of the Denver Broncos. Their wide range of acapella performances includes shows for US Presidents and Governors, corporate events, outdoor festivals and concerts and large charitable fund – raisers. Experience the a cappella magic that is The 17th Avenue Allstars!
August 10: Country Music Project Hot Country – Current and classic!
The Country Music Project is Colorado’s hottest country music group that includes some of the state’s best musicians. TCMP can be seen on any given weekend performing traditional country from artists like Merle Haggard & Johnny Cash, but you’ll also see them perform today’s Top 40 country from artists like Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood or Dierks Bentley. And don’t leave early because there’s always some great rock-n-roll before the lights go out!
August 17: The Nacho Men By popular demand!
You’ll want to jump up and dance when you hear The Nacho Men play, but remember to keep one eye on the stage to catch the wacky antics and guest “superstar” performers who frequent The Nacho Men shows. Formed in 1980, The Nacho Men have used their special blend of dance music, costume changes, choreography and side-splitting humor to keep all generations of fans coming back for their high energy interactive rock and roll show
Southlands Center for Denver Foodies
When you visit the Savory Spice Shop both your taste buds and your ole factory will be wide away when you walk in. The staff there is very helpful and if you let them know what you are looking for or the kinds of foods you like to make, they will direct you to fabulous taste sensations. At their partner store Drizzle ‘n’ Dip say hello to flavored vinegar and olive oil. Sample your favorite flavors or try some new ones at this store. You can combine oil and vinegar to create your dream salad dressing, meat marinade or bread dip, snag some recipe cards or ask for ideas.
The owners “suffered” in Jamaica for weeks working to perfect their Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and they promised this would bring me back to the islands so I had to have it. Chocolate Dark Balsamic Vinegar? Yes, please! Ideas offered from Denver Foodies and the owners were things like Mascarpone Stuffed Cherries, drizzled on strawberries, over ice cream or cheesecake, (particularly if you boiled it down a little into a syrup) drizzled over grilled Palisade peaches, on spinach strawberry salad or one friend says she thought she would just drink it straight! There are all sorts of gift ideas and packaging too.
Date Night or Happy Hour is the perfect time to try one of these eateries
We stopped by the Wine Experience Cafe and plan to return to enjoy one (or 2) of the dozens of flights of wine and flights of cheese. Perfect for ladies night!
- McCabe’s Bistro & Pub
- Monsoon Indian Restaurant
- Mt. Fuji Sushi & Hibachi
- Old Chicago
- P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
- Pie Five Pizza CO
- Platea Latin Eatery & Cantina
- Red Lobster
- Ted’s Montana Grill
- Wine Experience Café
There are two spots to grab some coffee, the new Legends coffee shop which is a fantastic local spot where they make their own syrups. Order the Lavender Lemonade for a new liquid obsession.
One of the few actual bookstores remaining, Southlands Barnes & Noble store is a fabulous place to not only grab that cup of Starbucks and sit down to rest during your shopping spree, but it also has the largest selection of Adult Coloring Books you’ll find in Colorado. If you are an artsy type you will also want to visit Color Me Mine, a create your own pottery shop or The Paint Cellar where you create one of a kind art.
For local Fashionistas, you have a huge variety of shops to explore for yourself or that special person on your list.
Southlands Women’s Clothing Shopping Spots
- American Eagle Outfitters
- Eddie Bauer
- Francesca’s Collections
- Lane Bryant
- Mainstream Boutique
- My Best Friend’s Closet
- New York & Company
- Victoria’s Secret
- White House | Black Market
Clothes for Teens
For the Guys
For Kids Clothing
There are plenty of places for the fast food and for kids to enjoy eating as well including:
- Buffalo Wild Wings – Now Open
- Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
- Noodles & Co.
- KFC/Long John Silver’sCold Stone Creamery
- Del Taco
- Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory
- Village Inn
- Wetzel’s Pretzels
- Which Wich
If you are looking for something to do, Southlands can help you there too.
The AMC theater at Southlands was the first of its kind in Southeast end of Denver to have luxurious reclining seats and a full menu plus bar. Simply reserve your seats in advance, no waiting in line no worrying about getting to sit with your group. The only downside is you might take a little nap during the movies because the chairs are so comfortable.
Every Saturday 8-1 you can enjoy the Southlands Farmer’s Market. It starts Mother’s Day weekend and ends at the end of September each year. The last market in 2016 is September 24th.
Shop more than 40 local vendors in Town Square for organic and pesticide-free produce, fresh dairy products, delicious baked goods, homemade salsa, and tortillas as well as gourmet pasta, fresh seafood, natural soaps, handmade goods and of course at this time of year Palisade peaches (Remember to get that Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar we talked about above)
Fall brings two exciting events to Southlands, the 10th Anniversary Celebration, and the ever popular Trick-or-Treat Trail.
Saturday, October 8th will be a day of celebration. Start the day off with a 1.0 Mile Family Fun Walk (Click here to register for the 1.0 Mile Family Fun Walk.) This will be followed by a day full of entertainment ending the day with a concert from FACE Vocal Band, Colorado’s answer to acapella singing.
Trick or Treat Trail on Southlands Main Street – Saturday, October 29, 2016
This Halloween event includes Bouncy Castles, Carnival Games, Face Painting, & Balloon Animals and of course CANDY!
* FREE Trick-or-Treat sack when you donate nonperishable food items to benefit SHARE Project (while supplies last)
Christmas Shopping at Southlands
The Winter holidays at Southlands are magical, Saturday, November 19th bring the family and enjoy the Holiday Home Town Parade where the kiddos get to see Santa for the first time followed up by the magnificent tree lighting ceremony. It’s just not Christmas until you get to see the giant tree adorned with all blue lights.
One of the best parts about Southlands is the ease of getting in and out of the stores where you need to shop for holiday gifts, unlike the traditional mall experience where you have to park miles away and navigate the crowds at the mall. At Southlands you are surrounded by the cheerful decor, lots of great stores both national and locally owned and there are lots of ways to get in and out of the parking lot.
The fun starts over again in the Spring with Easter Events for everyone!
Southlands Shopping Center is located at the Corner of Smoky Hill Road and Main St just East of 470.