Summertime in Denver is all about the outdoors. Denverites spend these months making the most of the plentiful sunshine and copious fresh air — hiking, biking and enjoying a host of live music extravaganzas, from Red Rocks Amphitheatre to City Park Jazz.

Empower Field at Mile High Concerts

In town during the summer but still want to get a peek at the Denver Broncos' famed home stadium? A concert at Empower Field at Mile High might be just the ticket. Big-name acts take to the open-air stage as music carries on the Colorado breeze above the storied gridiron for a concert experience you won't forget.

  • June 17, 2023: ILLENIUM Trilogy: Colorado
  • June 24, 2023: George Strait, Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town
  • July 14–15, 2023: Taylor Swift - The Eras Tour with special guests MUNA and Gracie Abrams
  • Aug. 19, 2023: Ed Sheeran +–=÷x Tour with special guests KHALID and Cat Burns

Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre Concerts

Grab a blanket and take a seat on the lawn or buy a reserved seat at this beautiful venue just south of Denver in Greenwood Village. Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre has a variety of acts coming up this spring and summer.

  • June 6, 2023: The Cure
  • June 10, 2023: Kane Brown Drunk or Dreaming Tour with Gabby Barrett, LOCASH
  • June 16, 2023: Dirty Heads & Stick Figure & Atmosphere with very special guests
  • July 1, 2023: Brothers Osborne with Niko Moon, Kameron Marlowe, Hailey Whitters, Randall King, Double Wide
  • July 9, 2023: Fall Out Boy So Much For (Tour) Dust with Bring Me The Horizon, Royal and The Serpent, Daisy Grenade
  • Aug. 7, 2023: Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top with Uncle Kracker
  • Aug. 8, 2023: Ghost Re-Imperatour U.S.A. with Amon Amarth
  • Aug. 12, 2023: Lost 80s Live with Wang Chung, Missing Persons, General Public, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Musical Youth, Stacey Q, Kon Kan, Bow Wow Wow
  • Aug. 28, 2023: Weezer with Spoon, White Reaper
  • Aug. 30, 2023: Goo Goo Dolls Big Night Out Tour with O.A.R.
  • Sept. 2, 2023: Gojira & Mastadon with Lorna Shore
  • Sept. 3, 2023: Jelly Roll with Yelawolf, Struggle Jennings, Josh Adam Meyers
  • Sept. 16, 2023: Rob Zombie with Alice Cooper, Ministry, Filter
  • Sept. 30, 2023: Tyler Childers Send in the Hounds Tour with Wynonna Judd, The Travelin’ McCourys
  • Oct 12–13, 2023: Zac Brown Band with King Calaway

Music at the Gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens' popular Music at the Gardens series is back! Shows in the UMB Bank Amphitheater feature national, award-winning musicians. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. at the York Street location. Note: Food is available for purchase at the Gardens, but alcohol is not. You may bring alcohol in its original container to both the Summer Concert Series and Evenings al Fresco. 

  • June 20, 2023: Neko Case and Nora O'Connor
  • June 21, 2023: Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin
  • June 26, 2023: Rising Appalachia
  • July 6, 2023: Santigold
  • July 11, 2023: Esperanza Spalding
  • July 17, 2023: Fitz and The Tantrums
  • July 24, 2023: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Aug. 1, 2023: Andy Grammer
  • Aug. 2, 2023: Steep Canyon Rangers and Amythyst Kiah
  • Aug. 9, 2023: Ozomatli

Civic Center Park Concerts

Right next to the State Capitol, this downtown venue offers easy access, surrounded by greenspace and gardens.  

  • July 2, 2023: City Gates 2023 – Omar Apollo, Matt Maeson, Stephen Sanchez and Thee Sacred Souls
  • July 4, 2023: Zeds Dead
  • Sept. 8, 2023: Briston Maroney

Dick's Sporting Goods Park Concerts

Every summer, Dick's Sporting Goods Park transforms into a music venue for some of the biggest, jamming-est concerts of the year!

  • Aug. 31–Sept. 4, 2023: Phish

Levitt Pavilion Concerts

The Levitt Pavilion is a state-of-the-art amphitheater in Ruby Hill Park that was created as a gift to the community. This outdoor venue hosts a slew of free concerts every summer, and a few ticketed events, too. Bring a blanket and a picnic, kick back on the lawn and enjoy artists from a wide range of genres.

  • June 4, 2023: Central City Opera excerpts from "Romeo & Juliet," "Kiss Me, Kate," and "Othello"
  • June 9, 2023: Rez Metal with Sage Bond, Merciless Indian Savages, Alliance, Heart Museum, Suspended 
  • June 11, 2023: Dwight Yoakam & EmmyLou Harris (TICKETED SHOW)
  • June 15, 2023: Garbage and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds With Special Guest Metric (TICKETED SHOW)
  • June 17, 2023: Strange Famous Fest featuring Sage Francis with Wheelchair Sports Camp, Metermaids, Sleep of Oldominion, Mopes, Jesse the Tree, BlackLiq, Cas One, Seez Mics, Jivin Scientists, Early Adopted, DJ Zole
  • June 18, 2023: Kutandara featuring Taffie Matiure (with Logo Ligi)
  • June 21, 2023: LADAMA
  • June 22, 2023: Soccer Mommy
  • June 23, 2023: An Evening With CAKE (TICKETED SHOW)
  • June 24, 2023: Izcalli: Movimiento (with El Cro & Fruta Brutal)
  • June 25, 2023: Brazilian Day with Bateria Alegria, Ginga Band, Passistas Dancers
  • July 1, 2023: Flobots
  • July 7, 2023: Wailing Souls
  • July 8, 2023: Tenth Mountain Division Presents: A Midsummer's Night Jam (with Tejon Street Corner Thieves)
  • July 26, 2023: Cavetown - Bittersweet Daze with mxmtoon, Ricky Montgomery, and grentperez (TICKETED SHOW)
  • July 30, 2023: Los Lonely Boys with Thee Sinseers, The Altons (TICKETED SHOW)
  • Aug. 5, 2023: Shakedown Street
  • Aug. 8, 2023: Yellowcard: Celebrating 20 Years of Ocean Avenue (with Anberlin, This Wild Life, and Emo Nite Brooklyn) (TICKETED SHOW)
  • Aug. 9, 2023: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Ziggy Marley (with Mavis Staples and Robert Randolph Band) (TICKETED SHOW)
  • Aug. 10: 2023: All My Relations Celebration
  • Aug. 13, 2023: Mariachi Sol de mi Tierra (with Fiesta Colorado Dance Company & Baile Caliente)
  • Aug. 19, 2023: Carla Morrison (TICKETED SHOW)
  • Aug. 20, 2023: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová of The Swell Season (TICKETED SHOW)
  • Sept. 14, 2023: Buffalo Nichols

Evenings al Fresco at Denver Botanic Gardens

Head to the urban oasis that is Denver Botanic Gardens for Evenings al Fresco on select Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Unlike a traditional concert setting, visitors strolling through the Gardens encounter small ensembles or musicians performing works designed to underscore and bring delight to their evening visit. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets are limited in each time slot. Note: Food is available for purchase at the Gardens, but alcohol is not. You may bring alcohol in its original container to both the Summer Concert Series and Evenings al Fresco. 

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Concerts in Central Park

Central Park has not one but TWO outdoor concert venues! Dance 'til you drop or just sit back and relax as some of Denver's most well-known brands hit the stage for Concerts on the Green on the South Green and MoJaBlu Concerts on the North Green. Either way, it's a great way for the whole family to enjoy music under the stars. Concerts on the Green start at 6 p.m. and MoJaBlu concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and both are free to attend. Come early and buy some tasty treats from one of the many food trucks!

  • June 8, 2023: MoJaBlu Concert Series- One on One Motown Review
  • June 15, 2023: MoJaBlu Concert Series- Tunisia
  • June 17, 2023: Concert on the Green- That 80s Band
  • June 22, 2023: MoJaBlu Concert Series-Wash Park Band
  • June 29, 2023: MoJaBlu Concert Series-Dotsero
  • July 1, 2023: Concert on the Green- Thumpin'
  • July 6, 2023: MoJaBlu Concert Series-Wirewood Station
  • July 13, 2023: MoJaBlu Concert Series-Jacob Larson Band
  • July 20, 2023: MoJaBlu Concert Series-Daddy Blue
  • July 27, 2023: MoJaBlu Concert Series-Hot Lunch Band
  • July 29, 2023: Concert on the Green-Funkiphino
  • Aug. 17, 2023: MoJaBlu Concert Series-Denver Municipal Jazz Band

Opera on the Green

For two nights every August, Central Park hosts Opera on the Green on the South Green from 6 to 8 p.m. Opera on the Green is free to attend. Come early and buy some tasty treats from one of the many food trucks!

  • Aug. 11–12, 2023

City Park Jazz

The City Park Bandstand and Pavilion turns into a swinging, open-air jazz club on Sundays from 6–8 p.m., as music lovers of all ages congregate for City Park Jazz. Bring a blanket or folding chair — but be prepared to spend plenty of time on your feet, too. City Park Jazz encourages dancing. Best of all, these concerts are free.​​

  • June 4, 2023: Sarah Mount and the Rushmores
  • June 11, 2023: Stafford Hunter and Jazz Explorations
  • June 18, 2023: Dotsero
  • June 25, 2023: Ritmo Jazz Latino
  • July 2, 2023: Wellington Bullings
  • July 9, 2023: Chris Daniels and the Kings with Freddi Gowdy
  • July 16, 2023: 4th Annual Brass Band Extravaganza feat. Guerrilla Fanfare and Bourbon Brass Band
  • July 23, 2023: Otis Taylor
  • July 30, 2023: To Be Announced
  • Aug. 6, 2023: LAPOMPE

Green Valley Ranch Sunday Concerts in the Park

Come and enjoy free outdoor musical performances at Green Valley Ranch Town Center Park, with delicious food from local food trucks available for purchase. Bring your own lawn chair, shade umbrellas and/or blankets and get ready for a good time from 4 to 6:30 p.m.! 

  • June 18, 2023: Milestone
  • July 30, 2023: Hot Lunch
  • Aug. 13, 2023: John Weeks Band

Downtown Lakewood Summer Concert Series

The free Downtown Lakewood Summer Concert Series at the Belmar Shopping Center is excited to present six evenings of live music featuring talented acts that will keep you dancing all summer long. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. 

  • June 9, 2023: Montage
  • June 23, 2023: The Delta Sonics
  • July 14, 2023: The Country Music Project
  • July 28, 2023: The Royal Street Ramblers
  • Aug. 11, 2023: Milestone
  • Aug. 25, 2023: The John Weeks Band

Orchard Town Center 'til Dark 3rd Friday Concert Series

The free Orchard Town Center 'til Dark 3rd Friday Concert Series at the Orchard Town Center in Westminster, Colorado, presents four evenings of live music from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that will have you dancing and singing along. 

  • June 16, 2023: The John Weeks Band
  • July 21, 2023: Montage
  • Aug. 18, 2023: Milestone
  • Sept. 15, 2023: Son Tres Band

Highlands Ranch Community Association Summer Concert Series

This free eight-concert series is sure to be a highlight of the Highlands Ranch summer! Gather the whole crew and dance to an incredible line-up of bands coming to Highlands Heritage Regional Park (behind the Highlands Ranch Post Office). Bring a chair, a blanket, a picnic meal or money to purchase food truck treats and enjoy live music while watching the sun set behind the Rocky Mountains. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • June 8, 2023: The Guardians Band (Music from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies)
  • June 15, 2023: Titonic (Funk/Soul/R&B)
  • June 22, 2023: Nothing But Nineties (90s)
  • July 6, 2023: Slap Jessi (Rock/Pop)
  • July 13, 2023: 5280s Band (80s)
  • July 20, 2023: Paizley Park (Prince Tribute Band)
  • July 27, 2023: The Country Music Project (Country)

Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater & Front Porch Concerts

The Arvada Center's Outdoor Amphitheater offers exceptional acoustics in an intimate setting perfect for enjoying live music featuring national and local artists. The amphitheater features a weather-friendly covered seating area with close-up views of the stage and delicious concessions, including burgers, sandwiches, beer and wine. And on Wednesday evenings from July to September, the Front Porch Series presents local solo and duet musical acts, food and brews in a shady, beer-garden setting on the front plaza. ​

  • June 24, 2023: The Denver Brass: In Pursuit of Leisure
  • June 30, 2023: A Night at the Movies with the Colorado Symphony
  • July 3, 2023: Toad the Wet Sprocket and Cracker
  • July 7, 2023: Indigo Girls
  • July 15, 2023: The Ladies of Soul
  • July 21, 2023: George Thorogood and the Destroyers
  • July 28, 2023: Mozart Under Moonlight
  • July 29, 2023: Face Vocal Band
  • Aug. 12, 2023: Boz Scaggs
  • Aug. 13, 2023: Ben Folds
  • Sept. 8, 2023: Keb' Mo'

Shady Grove Concert Series at Four Mile Historic Park

Head to the Shady Grove Concert Series at Four Mile Historic Park on select Thursday evenings for shows that begin at 6:30 p.m. (doors 5:30 p.m.). This summer tradition has been going on for almost two decades! The Turkish Chef Food Truck will be on-site at all shows, and a full bar will be serving Family Jones Spirit House, Dry Dock, Attimo Wine, Proximus Tequila, soft drinks, water and light snacks (chips, popcorn, etc.). Charcuterie is also available for pre-order at checkout when buying your tickets, and bottles of wine will be available for purchase on-site for $25 or $20 if you pre-order with your ticket). 

  • June 8, 2023: Birds of Play
  • June 15, 2023: Automatic Iris
  • June 22, 2023: Clay Kirkland & Friends
  • June 29, 2023: Thunder & Rain
  • July 6, 2023: Miguel Aviña
  • July 13, 2023: Los Mocochetes
  • July 20, 2023: High Lonesome

Mile High Music Series at Mile High Station

Mile High Station is bringing The Mile High City their Mile High Music Series yet again. Enjoy live outdoor music performances, drink specials, food from  Scratch Catering’s mobile kitchen and an unforgettable night under the lights. Reservations required! $5 of every ticket sold goes directly to a non-profit partner of the week.

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