This week in Denver you can truly find a concert for anyone. From hip-hop, to bluegrass to country–this week our local venues are truly showcasing the diversity in our city’s music scene. Check out Red Rocks for the first time this season or visit Cervantes or the Fillmore for a more intimate experience. Regardless of which path you choose Denver hasn’t let us down this week, so fans of music: read on and be sure to pick a night to satisfy your live music needs.
Thursday, May 5
Jay Electronica @ Cervantes
Jay Electronica fans should get excited (again) because the Cervantes show has been rescheduled for this Thursday. This hip-hop artist has an enormous cult following despite not even having an official full album released. Signed on Jay Z’s Roc Nation, this emcee’s potential for success is enormous and a $17 show is certainly something that should be taken advantage of for fans and new listeners alike. Read more on Jay Electronica here.
Chris Stapleton @ The Fillmore (May 5 & 6)
This Grammy-nominated country artist is playing two nights at the Fillmore this week. Distinguished for having a unique voice in modern country music, Stapleton has a history in bluegrass previously known as the frontman for The SteelDrivers. Having written for numerous well-known country artists such as Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, George Strait and even stepping out of the genre having also written for Adele Stapleton has established quite a career in the music industry for himself.
Friday, May 6
JJ Grey & Mofro and The Infamous String Dusters @ Red Rocks
JJ Grey and his band Mofro will be taking over Red Rocks on Friday with the Infamous Stringdusters in a wonderful celebration of southern rock, bluegrass and acoustic instrumentations. Grey accompanies Mofro’s compositions with passionate vocals and a blissful stage presence. The Infamous Stringdusters hardly need an introduction having been critically acclaimed for years and now even have their own music festival. The two will be co-headlining Red Rocks this Friday.
Saturday, May 7
Papadosio @ Red Rocks
Combining psychedelic, orchestral and electronic sounds, Papadosio is known for their exciting performances, especially with a continuously heavy touring presence across the nation. Guaranteeing a colorful, lively and upbeat show be sure to bring your dancing shoes and to immerse yourself in the experience of it all.
Matt Nathanson @ The Paramount
This alternative musician made it famous with 2007 hit “Come on get Higher.” Often with an acoustic guitar this singer-songwriter often sings of love and relationships. Though touring with Phillip Phillips Matt Nathanson will be stopping by the Paramount solo this Saturday.