Summer Concert Roundup

Sometimes the perfect way to cool down over the summer is to listen to music. Denver Parent Magazine has compiled a list of ticketed and free summer concerts that you can check out with family and friends.

Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens is located in Denver on York Street. Botanic Gardens is a beautiful place where you can see hundreds of different flowers and plants. Botanic Gardens also hosts a series of concerts throughout the summer at its UMB Bank Amphitheater. Here is a list of concerts the Botanic Gardens is hosting this summer.

June 12: Boz Scaggs: Out of The Blues Tour 2019

July 1–2: Ziggy Marley

July 8: The Mavericks and Los Lobos

July 18: Michael McDonald

July 24: Gypsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, with Simi Stone

Aug. 5: Double Vision Revisited featuring Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller with guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs

Aug. 6: JJ Grey & Mofro and Jonny Lang

Aug. 8: Indigo Girls

Aug. 12: Judy Collins with Joan Osborne

Aug. 13: An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt with special guest Logan Ledger

Aug. 18: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Aug. 19: Calexico and Iron & Wine with Madison Cunningham

Aug. 25: José González with Bedouine

Elitch Gardens

Elitch Gardens is known for being one of the most exciting theme parks in Denver. With a wide variety of rollercoasters and a water park, it’s a great place to hang out over the summer. Elitch Gardens also holds concerts. The concerts are free with admission to the theme park. Here is who will be playing their venue.

June 12: Que Padre Fiesta! Grupo Pesado

July 13: Johnny Orlando & Mackenzie Ziegler

July 20: MattyB featuring The Haschak Sisters

July 21: Los Rieleros del Norte

July 27: Crowder

Levitt Pavilion

The Levitt Pavilion in Denver hosts a series of concerts that are both ticketed and free. It is a new outdoor amphitheatre in Ruby Hill Park and is a great place to picnic. Here is a list of the concerts they are showing over the summer.

June 14: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers (Free)

June 15: The Slackers with The Alcapones (Free)

June 16: Queen City Country & Western Showcase (Free)

June 21: Who’s Bad | The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience with Float Like a Buffalo (Free)

June 22: Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World with Special Guest Ra Ra Riot (Ticketed)

June 23: School of Rock Showcase (Free)

June 28: Greyhounds (Free)

July 5: The Bright Light Social Hour with Walker Lukens (Free)

July 6: The Dustbowl Revival (Free)

July 7: Villalobos Brothers with El Javi (Free)

July 11: Denver Municipal Band with Carol Jantsch of the Philadelphia Orchestra (Free)

July 12: Brubeck Brothers Quartet (Free)

July 13: Inspector with Vic N’ The Narwhals (Free)

July 14: Orgone with Cosmic Joe (Free)

July 18: Rainbow Militia with Chimney Choir and DéCollage (Free)

July 19: Gasoline Lollipops with Chella & The Charm (Free)

July 20: The 2nd Annual Reggae On The Grass Free The People With Music (Free)

July 21: Aterciopelados with Pink Hawks (Free)

July 25: Dale Watson with Halden Wofford & The Hi Beams (Free)

July 26: Kinky with iZCALLi (Free)

July 27: Lyrics Born with Boss Eagle (Free)

Aug. 1: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band with Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts and Tracksuit Wedding (Free)

Aug. 2: Levitt National Tour Presents: Flor de Toloache with Flamenco Denver (Free)

Aug. 3: Tower of Power with Special Guests Average White Band (Ticketed)

Aug. 4: Reverend Horton Heat with The Delta Bombers and Lincoln Durham (Free)

Aug. 8: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club with Lost Walks (Free)

Aug. 9: Passafire with Of Good Nature (Free)

Aug. 10: The Mother Hips with Grant Farm (Free)

Aug. 15: Eilen Jewell (Free)

Aug. 16: Celso Piña with Pato Machete (Free)

Aug. 17: Backyard Party with Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Slim Wednesday (Free)

Aug. 18: The Brothers Comatose with Jalan Crossland (Free)

Aug. 22: The Yawpers with CITRA (Free)

Aug. 23: Fiesta CO Dance Company with Mariachi Sol de mi Tierra (Free)

Aug. 24: Zion I (Free)

Aug. 29: Wild Rivers with The Copper Children (Free)

Aug. 30: Dessa with MONAKR (Free)

Aug. 31: Authority Zero with No Bueno! (Free)

Sept. 1: Grupo Fantasma (Free)

Sept. 6: Marcus Rezaks’ Shred is Dead w/Allen Aucoin (The Disco Biscuits) with TULA (Free)

Sept. 7: Native American Arts Celebration with special guests Redbone (Free)

Sept. 8: Face Vocal Band (Free)

Sept. 14: Low Cut Connie (Free)

Sept. 15: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with Robbie Peoples (Free)

Sept. 27: Three Dog Night with Special Guests Firefall and Hazel Miller Band (Ticketed)

Four Mile Park

Four Mile Historic Park in Denver has a series of concerts over the summer that are perfect to bring your family along for a cool summer picnic. The Shady Grove Picnic Series at Four Mile has been a tradition for almost two decades. Here is a list of who’s playing.

June 12: Joe Johnson and Grant Sabin

June 19: Bonnie & the Clydes

June 26: Harry Tuft

July 3: Mama Magnolia

July 10: Shakedown Street

July 17: Pint & a Half

July 24: Dakota Blonde

July 31: U.S. Tygers

Aug. 7: Woodshed Red

Aug. 14: Take Down the Door

Aug. 21: Grace Clark Band

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Amphitheatre

The Arvada Center is an outdoor amphitheater perfect for summer concerts. Here are the shows they’re holding this summer.

June 15: Riders in the Sky and Hot Club of Cowtown

June 29: Orquesta Akokán with Baracutanga

June 30: The Denver Brass

July 11: Colorado Symphony presents “Mozart Under Moonlight”

July 13: The CJRO plays the Music of Ray Charles with Count Basie

July 15: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

July 21: Colorado Symphony Tribute to Comic-Con

Aug. 4: George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Aug. 17: Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals

Aug. 24: Colorado Ballet

Sept. 6: Squeeze – The Squeeze Songbook Tour With X

City Park Jazz

At the City Park, City Park Jazz produces free concerts for the community. The venue is a beautiful place to chill for the summer and enjoy some jazz music. Here’s who’s playing this summer.

June 16: Hazel Miller

June 23: Dotsero

June 30: Buckner FunkenJazz

July 7: Invisible Bird

July 14: Conjunto Colores

July 21: Bass Band Extravaganza ft. Badda Boom Brass Band, Tivoli Club Brass Band, and Guerrilla Fanfare

July 28: Freddy Rodrigues & the Jazz Connection

Aug. 4: The Heavy Heavies ft. Venus Cruz