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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.

RED ROCKS PARK & AMPHITHEATRE CONCERTS 

WHEN: April–November
No summer in Denver is complete without at least one — or two, or five — trips to the awe-inspiring Red Rocks Amphitheatre, just 15 miles from downtown Denver. More than 70 million years in the making, the 9,450-seat venue is flanked by enormous 300-foot red sandstone rock formations and always boasts a star-studded musical schedule.

  • Sept. 22, 2021: Portugal. The Man with Parquet Courts
  • Sept. 23, 2021: Get the Led Out
  • Sept. 24, 2021: Rowdytown IX: Gigantic Nghtmre with DROELOE, GoldFish, Covex
  • Sept. 25, 2021: Rowdytown IX: Big Gigantic with Peekaboo, slenderbodies and Dreamers Delight
  • Sept. 26, 2021: Lake Street Dive with special guests The Wood Brothers
  • Sept. 27, 2021: Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Sept. 28, 2021: Modest Mouse with Special Guest Future Islands
  • Sept. 29, 2021: Tyler Childers with Margo Price, Ona
  • Sept. 30, 2021: Tyler Childers Margo Price, John R. Miller
  • Oct. 1, 2021: Bill Burr
  • Oct. 2, 2021: 311
  • Oct. 3, 2021: Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange) with The Tallest Man on Earth and Bonny Light Horseman
  • Oct. 5, 2021: Heilung
  • Oct. 6, 2021: Leon Bridges
  • Oct. 7–9, 2021: Illenium
  • Oct. 10, 2021: Opiuo and Clozee with LSDREAM, Of The Trees and K+Lab
  • Oct. 14–15, 2021: Lane 8
  • Oct. 16, 2021: Midland with Hailey Whitters
  • Oct. 17, 2021: Black Tiger Sex Machine with Whipped Cream, Kai Wachi B2B YOOKiE, Vampa, Lektrique B2B Hvdes
  • Oct. 18, 2021: Machine Gun Kelly with jxdn, KennyHoopla 
  • Oct. 21–22, 2021: Above & Below with Olan, Gardenstate
  • Oct. 23, 2021: Dreamville on the Rocks ft. J.I.D, Ari Lennox, Earthgang, Bas, Cozz, Lute, & Omen
  • Oct. 24, 2021: Svdden Death with Space Laces, Oolacile, Aweminus, Phiso and Neonix b2b SYZY
  • Oct. 27, 2021: G-EAZY with Joyner Lucas, Yung Baby Tate, ALLBLACK, Kossisko
  • Oct. 28, 2021: Blackberry Smoke with The Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers
  • Oct. 30, 2021: Flatbush Zombies with Earl Sweatshirt, Young MA, Reason, Teezo Touchdown, Nyck Caution
  • Oct. 31, 2021: $UICIDEBOY$ with Chief Keef, slowthai, Turnstile, Night Lovell, Germ, Shakewell, Ramirez and CHETTA
  • Nov. 4–5, 2021: deadmau5
  • Nov. 12, 2021: Ganja White Night with Boogie T, SubDocta, Stratus B2B Walter Wilde, Computa B2B Matt Doe
  • Nov. 13, 2021: Ganja White Night with Mala, The Widdler, Ternion Sound, Khiva
  • Nov. 14, 2021: Ganja White Night with Caspa, TRUTH, Mr. Bill, Pushloop
  • Nov. 19, 2021: Playboi Carti: Narcissist

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.

  • Sept. 23, 2021: Lady A with Carly Pearce, niko moon, Tennile Arts
  • Sept. 25, 2021: Van Morrison w/ Taj Mahal
  • Sept. 28, 2021: Trippie Redd: Tripp At Knight Tour w/ iann dior, SoFaygo
  • Oct. 8–9, 2021: Dave Matthews Band
  • Oct. 22–23, 2021: Dead & Company

 


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.

  • Sept. 23, 2021: Secret Sisters (FREE)
  • Sept. 24, 2021: Summerland Tour (with Everclear, Hoobastank, Living Colour, and Wheatus) (TICKETED)
  • Oct. 2, 2021: Levitate Presents: High Ground Music & Arts Experience (TICKETED)
  • Oct. 9, 2021: Shovels & Rope “The Bare Bones Tour” (FREE)

 

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. 

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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.

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CONCERTS ON THE GREEN IN CENTRAL PARK

Central Park has created its own outdoor amphitheater! 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. Either way, it's a great way for the whole family to enjoy music under the stars. All concerts start at 6 p.m. and are free to attend. Come early and buy some tasty treats from one of the many food trucks!

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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.​​

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SHADY GROVE PICNIC SERIES AT FOUR MILE HISTORIC PARK

Pack up some picnic provisions (and your family) and bring them to the Shady Grove Picnic 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!

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EVENINGS AL FRESCO AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS

Head to the urban oasis that is Denver Botanic Gardens for Evenings al Fresco: socially distanced performances on select Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30–8:30 p.m., June through August. 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 30-minute time slot.

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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!

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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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