Stoners, cannabis connoisseurs and “occasional” tokers rejoice—it’s the week you’ve been training for all year with your midnight bong rips or pre-show pre-roll hits. 4/20 is the weed fiend’s favorite holiday, but non-smokers shouldn’t be glum, there are enough 4/20-related music shows for everyone. And with talent this high, you don’t even need to be (but it never hurts). Check out this week’s round up for Denver concerts you just can’t miss.
Tuesday, April 19
4/20 Eve on the Rocks featuring Method Man, Redman, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and More
Not many acts or venues can get away with throwing a pre-4/20 party. That is, unless, you’re Method Man, Redman, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and friends and the venue is Red Rocks. This is surely one pre-holiday bash you want to attend. Bring some snacks and enjoy the hip-hop stylings of these heavy hitters from beneath thick plumes of blunt smoke.
Tickets are $35-$150.
Action Bronson (opening for Cypress Hill) @ Ogden Theatre
Kick off your 4/20 right and check out Action Bronson at the Ogden on Tuesday. He will be opening act for rap-rock pioneer group Cypress Hill. The show was originally slated for the 1stBANK Center but moved to the Ogden Theatre. Knowing former chef and foodie, Action Bronson, there’s gonna be something delicious cooking up on 4/20, so spend the night before getting some exercise in while watching Bronson rap through his second studio album, Mr. Wonderful.
Tickets are $65.
Wednesday, April 20
Snoop Dogg’s Wellness Retreat @ Fiddler’s Green
Join Snoop Dizzle himself for his 3rd annual Wellness Retreat on 4/20 at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater. This concert is not for the faint of heart. Die-hard herb lovers will be out in full force, celebrating Mary Jane and all her wonderful natural gifts. Joining Snoop as headliner is the uber-talented Future. Don’t miss this 4/20 celebration that will undoubtedly leave you a good contact high for the next 365 days.
Tickets are $35-$85.
Flosstradamus with Chill Harris, Snails and More @ Red Rocks
Join the EDM lovers at their own 4/20 celebration on the rocks and mix your smot pokin’ with a little bass…okay, probably a lot of bass. Flosstradamus brings HDYFEST to Colorado and prepares to leave showgoers with melted brains and bodies in puddles on the steps. Trap music fans are sure to have their fair share of jams for the week at this show.
Tickets are $45 ahead of time.
Kacey Musgraves @ Ogden Theatre
Sassy spitfire and country music star Kacey Musgraves will head to the Ogden Theatre to bring fans her rebellious and effortless brand of country. Known for pushing the envelop with her songwriting, this singer is sure to leave fans wanting more and belting out the scathing lyrics to her best songs. The show is oh-so sold out, so hopefully you snagged a couple of these coveted tickets.
Leftover Salmon at Ophelia’s Soapbox
Get your bluegrass on with a little string pickin’ and washboard playing from Leftover Salmon. The guys are bringing it indoors this year with a show at Ophelia’s Soapbox. Enjoy some delicious food, a super cool atmosphere, stiff drinks and, of course, a few puffs in the parking lot beforehand.
Tickets are $60 with the option for a combo package that also includes admission to Greensky Bluegrass’s 7/23 show at Red Rocks.
Friday, April 22
The Travelin’ McCoury’s Bluegrass Ball @ Cervantes – April 22 and 23
The McCoury brothers (and their band) know how to create progressive and adventurous bluegrass music. As sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury—who will make a special guest appearance Saturday night—the boys have followed in their father’s footsteps, paving the way for a new era of bluegrass music. Catch them Friday and Saturday at Cervantes!
Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show.
Saturday, April 23
Devin the Dude @ Summit Music Hall
Blunts, beers and benevolent fun are three Bs Devin the Dude always keeps in check. His jovial, quick-witted hip-hop is refreshing in a time when bling, bitches and burns rule. Celebrate 4/20 all over again this Saturday with Devin the Dude and friends at Summit Music Hall.
Tickets are $16-$35.
Half Moon Run @ Ogden Theatre
Canadian indie-rock band Half Moon Run will headline the Ogden Theatre this Saturday night. The trio came together, fusing elements of indie, rock and roll, folk and more to share something expansive and fresh. Their infectious hit “Call Me in the Afternoon” set the stage for a bright road ahead for these guys.
Tickets are $25 advance, $30 day of show.
Recess Music + Ideas Festival Featuring GoldLink @ The Gothic Theatre
Another hip-hop sensation hits Denver this week with GoldLink. Relatively new to the game, GoldLink hit the ground running, creating erratic and fast-moving rhymes tethered to haughty beats. Not to mention the show is completely FREE thanks to the people putting on the Recess Music + Ideas Festival, where students at local colleges will go head to head to get their startup ideas out there. Click this link to RSVP for your free ticket and support your fellow students! http://recessdenver.splashthat.com/Gothic
Sunday, April 24
Ladies Night Out featuring Keith Sweat and Ginuwine @ The Bellco Theater
Yes, you read that correctly, you can catch Keith Sweat and Ginuwine this Sunday at the Bellco Theatre for Ladies Night Out. Band together with your favorite R&B-loving pals for some saucy and sensual tunes, hopefully while some well-placed candles flicker in the shadows.
Tickets are $49-$99.