This week’s concert series offers up a little something for everyone. Each show will be equally amazing and choosing just one might be a real trial. If you are lucky enough to afford all of these upcoming events, they are certainly going to be shows that will not disappoint. But if you need to be a little choosy, here are six shows coming up this week that are sure to put a smile on your face and create a night to remember.
Thievery Corporation @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
This Friday the 13th at Red Rocks will feature the musical talents of Thievery Corporation, when they’ll take the stage for yet another summer night of Latin-influenced, electronica-based jams and an unforgettable atmosphere. These musicians show their appreciation for their time on the rocks with a show that’s enjoyable for all. Try to keep up with all of the stellar instrumentals happening on stage, they will put your attention span to the test.
LOHI Music Festival – Highlands
Where: 2219 W 32nd Ave | Denver, CO 80211
When: June 14th (Saturday) from 12 noon – 10 pm
This rockin’ festival is kid friendly (children under 10 are free) and combines good food, good tunes and good people. On the website it has been made clear under crucial instructions that festive clothing and fun costume wear is optional but highly encouraged. Please remember that NO PETS are allowed. Denver is generally a pet friendly city but this Saturday try to leave the dogs at home. Enjoy sets from moe., the Pimps of Joytime, Chrome Drones and more. There’s truly something for everyone at this festival, so lace up your funky kicks and get to grooving on the streets of LOHI.
And be sure to catch the official LOHI Music Festival after-party at Cervantes Saturday night. Enjoy late night sets from the New Matersounds, Toubab Krewe and the LOHI Orchestra featuring Kyle Hollingsworth, Joey Porter and more! Doors open at 9 pm and tickets are $20, grab em at the door.
Beanstalk – State Bridge
June 12th, 13th, and 14th
In the past, this three-day concert event thrown by well-loved locals, the Magic Beans who fuse funk and electronic into something that makes your brain momentarily short-circuit while your feet take over. This year is certain to be no different. Pack up your tents and head for the BLM lands just past Silverthorne to State Bridge. The lineup is stacked from the start of Thursday’s shows all the way through Saturday’s finale. You can either hunker down in a traditional Yurt or stow away in a Tepee. Either way it will be a weekend getaway / camping trip/ musical event to get your funky heart beating. You won’t want to miss this festival.
Lionel Richie w/ CeeLo Green @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Wednesday, June 11th
Special guest CeeLo Green will open the show, with Lionel following this Wednesday evening on the rocks. The pair are a proven hit, and this Live Nation event has sold out across the globe in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East. At last, the “All The Hits All Night Long” tour is making its way across North America this summer. Put on your dancing shoes and head up to Red Rocks this Wednesday evening for an incredible night with two very talented and award-winning musicians.
O.A.R with Phillip Phillips
Saturday June 14th
O.A.R. returns this summer with the musical sensation, and one of my personal favorite artists at the moment, Phillip Phillips. Be one of the first audiences to see the two groups preform together when their tour kicks off at Red Rocks on June 14th.
Xavier Rudd with Ash Grunald @ Ogden Theater
Sunday June 15th
To finish off the week, this Father’s Day (yes, make sure to mark it on your calendars and give a mad shout-out to the dads) head on down to the Ogden to hear one of the most iconic voices in Australian music. Since his debut in 2002, Xavier claims he has devoted every moment of his life to music. His styles are entertaining and family friendly. Give Dad (or yourself) the gift of music this Sunday and embark on a riveting journey of musical melodies and thought-provoking musical themes. Doors open at 7PM and the show starts at 8PM. The show is officially a 16 & over crowd only.
Stay tuned for further 303 coverage on each of these concerts, including upcoming interviews and photo galleries. And another friendly reminder, 303 Summer Pool Parties started yesterday and while the weather did not hold up for very long, the following weekends look brighter and sunnier than ever.