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. 


Apr. 4, 2021 — Ministry with KMFDM @ The Ogden Theatre
Originally a synth-pop outfit, Ministry evolved into one of the pioneers of industrial metal in the late 1980s, and now they're bringing their unique sound to The Ogden Theatre. 

Apr. 5, 2021 — Christopher Cross @ The Gothic Theatre
Join Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Christopher Cross on his 40th-anniversary tour. 

Apr. 23, 2021 — Galantis and 3LAU @ Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Galantis is a Swedish electronic dance music, songwriting and DJ duo. They're joined at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre by Justin David Blau, better known by his stage name 3LAU, an American DJ and electronic dance music producer.

More in 2021

Aug. 6, 2021 — Alan Jackson @ Ball Arena
A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and an inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Alan Jackson is one of music's all-time greats. His long line of career-defining accolades includes three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, more than 25 years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a Billboard ranking as one of the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time, induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Heritage Award as the most-performed country songwriter-artist.

Aug. 6, 2021 — Amy Grant @ Paramount Theatre
See "The Queen of Christian Pop," American singer, songwriter, musician and author Amy Grant as she graces the stage at the Paramount Theatre. The six-time Grammy winner underwent open-heart surgery in 2020, and now she's back and stronger than ever. 

Aug. 27, 2021 — The Flaming Lips @ AEG Presents - The Mission Ballroom
You rocked out to them in the '80s, and now they're rocking The Mile High City! The Grammy Award-winning Flaming Lips are joined by Particle Kid at The Mission Ballroom. 

Sept. 10, 2021 — John Michael Montgomery @ Grizzly Rose
"Life's a Dance" when country music artist and Kentucky native John Michael Montgomery hits the stage at the Grizzly Rose! 

Sept. 26, 2021 — Ana Gabriel @ Bellco Theater 
​Hailing from Sinaloa, Mexico, Ana Gabriel has been churning out chart-topping hits in the Latino-pop scene for more than three decades. Gabriel has won several awards throughout her career, including ‘Best Pop Female Artist’ at the Lo Nuestro Awards two years running in 1991 and 1992, as well as an ‘Excellence Award’ in 2006, commemorating her long career and her many successes as an artist. She also won the Billboard Latin Music Estrella Award in 2002. 

Oct. 1, 2021 — Tanya Tucker @ The Bluebird Theater
At the age of 13, country music legend Tanya Tucker was the youngest woman to grace the cover of Rolling Stone. She's racked up 15 No. 1 hits and has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards. Catch her at The Bluebird Theater this fall with Hailey Whitters.

Oct. 4, 2021 — Snow Patrol @ Paramount Theatre
Northern Irish-Scottish rock band Snow Patrol has been rocking for more than 25 years. Now, they're bringing an all-acoustic set to Denver's Paramount Theatre. 

Dynamic Variation: