Denver’s music scene rivals such cities as Los Angeles and New York, in terms of opportunities to catch live music. Coming from out of town, the sheer number of concerts is undoubtedly overwhelming, so to simplify things, Denver music experts at 303 Magazine have compiled a list of the must-see Denver shows. Many of these are exclusive to the region.
Dec. 1, 2022 - Alice In Wonderland feat. OneRepublic, the Band Camino & Dermot Kennedy @ The Fillmore
Alice 105.9 is pulling out all of the stops for their annual "Alice In Wonderland" holiday show, giving fans a chance to get up close and personal with some major headliners for one night only. Featuring OneRepublic, the Band Camino and a special acoustic performance from Dermot Kennedy all taking the mid-sized Fillmore Auditorium stage, this year’s Alice In Wonderland is out of this world.
Dec. 6, 2022 - The 1975 @ Mission Ballroom
Alt-rock mainstays, The 1975 are onboard for this year’s Not So Silent Night, put on by KTCL Channel 93.3. The group behind songs like “Somebody Else” and “I'm In Love With You” won’t be coming empty-handed either, as their newest album, "Being Funny In A Foreign Language," drops in October. New music and a holiday show — what more could you ask for?
Dec. 16, 2022 - Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats @ Ball Arena
Hometown hero Nathaniel Rateliff is gearing up for his biggest Denver concert. Hitting Ball Arena with Marcus Mumford and Hermantos Gutierrez on Dec. 16 for the annual hometown holiday show, Rateliff will bring holiday cheer and an abundance of hits to mark his ascent to arena superstar.
Feb. 2 - 4, 2023 - Billy Strings @ 1stBank Center
Billy Strings is not from Denver but we may or may not have adopted him. With three straight sold-out shows at Broomfield’s 1stBank Center, Billy Strings is basically a household name in The Mile High City. If you are one of the lucky ones to nab tickets, expect nothing less than an absolutely rambunctious night of bluegrass and blitzing banjos.
Mar. 2, 2023 - Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band @ Ball Arena
The Boss is finally returning to Denver. By the time Bruce Springsteen graces Ball Arena, it will have been nearly seven years to the day of his last Denver area concert. With the rarity of such an American music legend, it goes without saying that this forthcoming show is something to be treasured.
June 10, 2023 - Kane Brown @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Breakout country/rock singer Kane Brown is no stranger to Denver, but he’s never thrown down quite like he is planning to this upcoming June when he is slated to hit Fiddler’s Green. The “Thank God” singer will surely delight an intimidating 18,000 fans awaiting his crossover country jams, and his charismatic performances.
June 17, 2023 - Illenium @ Empower Field at Mile High
Illenium is readying one of the biggest nights for EDM in recent memory as he preps a stadium extravaganza for the ages. Expect a dizzying amount of pyrotechnics, lights and euphoria as Illenium flips Empower Field into a sea of euphoria and boundless energy.
Aug. 19, 2023 - Ed Sheeran @ Empower Field at Mile High
Much like Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran is hopping on the road and hitting Denver after a very long time away from The Mile High City. Having everyone clamoring to get tickets to see you comes with the territory of being one of the biggest artists in the world. Ed Sheeran is no stranger to such a type of fame, as he has amassed many hit songs.