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Music at Play with Soundcast’s Outcast indoor and outdoor music player

By our nature, the team at All Backyard Fun love, love, loves hosting social events indoors and outdoors and of course, living all out! We are all about outdoor living and building family friendly outdoor experiences on the patio and beyond.

Living in Colorado we are lucky to enjoy 300+ days of sunshine. From camping in the summer to hanging out at the cabin in the fall, there are lots of things to do and explore across the state year round.

Aside from good conversation, spending time with the people you love and delicious food, do you know what  else makes for great times??? We think it’s AWESOME MUSIC!

In our showroom we dance and sing (open to interpretation, lol) the day away to tunes playing on an Outcast and Outcast, Jr. on either side of our building.  Our office/showroom is a converted warehouse space so we have a nice open area with tall ceilings and good acoustics. We like to mix it up and some of our favorite artists include: Jack Johnson, David Gray, Bob Marley, Simon and Garfunkel, Jerry Douglas, Flight of the Conchords, Otis Redding and Alan Jackson. Folk, alt folk, roots rock, bluegrass, alt country and/or reggae seem to be the core music influence you will hear at most Colorado social gatherings among families and friends.

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Why the Outcast?

  • Broadcast up to 300 feet
  • Water Resistant
  • Omnidirectional (so plays music from all sides)
  • There are no plugs or wires to worry about
  • Easy to transport to cookouts, the lake, camping, the beach, etc.
  • Up to 20 hours battery life on one charge (depending on usage & model)
  • Wirelessly stream your music – works seamlessly with Pandora!
  • Listen to any MP3 player, iPod, computer, home theater, audio system, or your TV*

*Transmitters sold separately

All Backyard Fun offers Soundcast Outcast Indoor Outdoor music system and the relevant transmitters. See our website for options and more details.

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5 Ways to add life to your backyard

5 Ways to Add Life to Your Backyard

Over the last generation the ‘traditional backyard’ has significantly transformed from a square green box yard with a flip top grill and slip n slide to an outdoor casual living space.

Old school backyard fun - Wham O's Slip N Slide.

Old school all backyard fun – Wham O’s Slip N Slide.

Today the backyard is treated the same as any room in the home  where landscape architects and designers advise on effective and creative use of space; colors; outdoor patio furniture; and accessories. Outdoor kitchens and movie screens are now essential and no longer considered ‘extras’. And outdoor fire pits and tables have made it comfortable and fun to hang out in the backyard regardless of the time of day or season.

However, like most home renovation projects it is a seemingly never ending process where different areas of the yard get developed over time for a variety of reasons.

So what are some simple things you can you do in the meantime and in between time to liven up your backyard?

Here’s 5 of our staff’s picks to brighten your backyard:

 #1 Play that funky music!

Jazz up any outdoor space, rain or shine, with an outdoor music player such as the Outcast family of multimedia entertainer products. Up to 20 hours battery life and 300 feet of broadcast area (depending on model). Music players are water resistant and portable so you can enjoy all your favorite tunes by the pool or at your lakefront home.

Melody music player, available at All Backyard Fun

Melody music player, available at All Backyard Fun

 #2 Get cooking with colorful outdoor appliances

Your family will be saying Bon Appétit once they see the delicious eats and treats that you create in this gorgeous red Fornetto Wood Fired Oven & Smoker with removable Smoker Box

Whip up some quick kid friendly snacks like sausage rolls or smoke a whole chicken or sausages. Add red wine and good friends…sprinkle with laughs. Repeat often!

Fornetto Wood Fired Oven and Smoker. Available at All Backyard Fun

Fornetto Wood Fired Oven and Smoker. Available at All Backyard Fun

 #3 Heat up cool summer nights with a fire pit table

As one of the country’s largest distributors of Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables, this is no doubt where fun, family and backyards come together. Roast marshmallows or warm up with our family friendly gas fire pit tables.

Our Oriflamme fire pit tables are:

Clean burning – No more flying embers!

No Smoke – This is nice for children and people who may have asthma or other respiratory conditions

Accessorize – Add nice furniture around your fire pit without concern of soot or fabric smelling like smoke

Practical –  The granite tabletop is more than ‘pretty’, it’s also functional.  Enjoy drinks or cocktails while sharing good conversation with family and friends.

Switch on/Switch off: Turn your flame off using a knob. No need to worry about starting a fire or collecting wood to keep your fire burning on chilly nights.

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Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables available from AllBackyardFun.com

 #4 Game on!

Enjoy a game with kid’s by day and with your fellow adult’s by night with our pair of LED throw bag games. Backyard games are a simple way to transform a space or repurpose an unusual space without having to build anything on it.

LED Bag Toss for outdoor fun during the day or night. Available at All Backyard Fun.

LED Bag Toss for outdoor fun during the day or night. Available at AllBackyardFun.com

 #5 Get in an (Upper) New York State of Mind….

Named for the mountain chain in NY, our Adirondack chairs are made of polywood (recycled plastic bottles) and are unbelievably durable and holds up to all kinds of climates and seasonal weather. Listen to Frank Sinatra while sipping on Manhattan’s as you chill in these lively chairs that will make a statement in any conversation!

Polywood Palm Coast Adirondack chair from AllBackyardFun.com

Polywood Palm Coast Adirondack chair from AllBackyardFun.com

Regardless of the size of space you are working with, if you live in the city or countryside, don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through.

Looking for a special fabric or furniture request that you didn’t see on our site? If we carry the manufacturer or brand name product, we can probably custom order the product you are looking for. Call our store at 1-800-451-2550 to get a price and estimated shipping time.

What are some simple ways you like to #LiveAllOut and brighten up your outdoor living space?  Share it in the comments below.