Late July is the perfect time to catch a concert at Red Rocks and thankfully the venue is hosting a show everyday this week. This week is also the best for seeing a local or homegrown act, as Colorado bands are headlining venues from The Larimer Lounge to Red Rocks.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Recommended: Sufjan Stevens with Rhye @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Indie singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens is making a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater as he wraps up his tour for Carrie & Lowell that brought him to Coachella, Sasquatch!, Boston Calling and Pitchfork Music Festival.
Not only is Stevens is bringing his own chill, psychedelic sound to Colorado’s best venue, but he’s sharing the stage with the LA-based R&B duo Rhye.
Gahlaktus, Sleazy Grease, Boogie Mammoth and More @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Forty Fathoms @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall
Kid Reverie, Ancient Elk and Margaret Glaspy @ Larimer Lounge
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Recommended: Portugal. The Man @ The Fox Theatre
Portugal. The Man is making a stop at Red Rocks this week, but that show has long been sold out. The band’s concert at the Fox doesn’t have any regular sale tickets left either, but you can find resales for around $50, which isn’t a bad price to see perfection.
Joe Bonamassa with @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Carcass with Crowbar, Ghoul and Night Demon @ The Bluebird Theater
Eagles of Death Metal with The Beaches @ The Ogden Theatre
Jon Bellion with SonReal, Blaque Keyz and Alec Benjamin @ The Gothic Theatre
AJ Tracey & Oblig with CurlyOne and Criz Saiz @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Korn and Rob Zombie with In This Moment @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Recommended: Ever Ecuador featuring Digg and Whiskey Tango with Lady & The Gentlemen, Mama Magnolia, Dyrty Byrds, Displace and Booster @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Not only is every band playing at Cervantes’ Wednesday night a joy to listen to, but the show supports both your local music scene and earthquake victims in Ecuador.
Recommended: They Might Be Giants @ The Ogden Theater
Alt-rock duo They Might Be Giants is headlining The Ogden this Wednesday after the band’s March show was canceled due to inclement weather.
Portugal. The Man with Glass Animals and Son Little @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Recommended: Benjamin Clementine @ The Bluebird Theater
Mercury Prize-winning English artist, poet, composer and recording musician Benjamin Clementine’s show at The Bluebird could be the best, most eccentric concert you can go to all week.
Halsey with Oh Wonder @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Lil Durk with Kevin Young @ The Summit Music Hall
Mom’s Kitchen – A Tribute to Widespread Panic with The Memphis Strange and Lil Skoops @ Cervantes’ Other Side Patio
AC Slater @ Beta Nightclub
Friday, July 22, 2016
Recommended: The Motet with Medeski Martin & Wood and Vulfpeck @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Colorado funk, afro-beat act The Motet is headlining Red Rocks Amphitheater to start off the weekend along with two other jazz-funk bands, Medeski Martin & Wood and Vulfpeck.
Morning Glory with Potato Pirates, Tartar Control and Screwtape @ The Bluebird Theater
Letlive. with Seaheaven, Silver Snakes and Night Verses @ The Summit Music Hall
Buckethead @ The Gothic Theatre
ITsEVi with G’hap & CO2, BADSEED, Whyte-Out, Wolf The Villain, Killgraphy and Arkus @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Isaiah Rashad, Bishop Nehru and Sur Ellz @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Keith Urban with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Greensky Bluegrass @ The Boulder Theater
Getter @ Beta Nightclub
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Recommended: Greensky Bluegrass @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Greensky Bluegrass is bringing their banjo, mandolin, dobro and guitar to Red Rocks on Saturday.
The band hailing from Michigan fuses acoustic rock and bluegrass to make an interesting hybrid. Though the music is intricate, the talent and impeccable stage presence of the band gives it a flair that makes the show a must-see.
Rock Against the TPP Kickoff Concert with Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Evangeline Lily, Anti-Flag, Jonny 5 & Brer Rabbit (Flobots), Downtown Boys, Ryan Harvey, Evan Greer, Taini Asili, Son of Nun and Lia RosaProtoje with Raging Fyah @ The Bluebird Theater
Art Blast featuring YarmonyGrass All-Stars, Rastasaurus and Supermagick @ 16th Mall Street
Polyrhythmics with Atomga @ Cervantes’ Other Side
BassWorks featuring Must Die! & Skism with Virtual Riot, Midnight Tyrannosaurus B2B P0gman
Buckethead @ The Boulder Theater
Manufactured Superstars @ Beta Nightclub
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Recommended: Weezer and Panic! At The Disco with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Pop-punk rock all-stars Weezer and Panic! At The Disco are coming back for another show at Fiddler’s Green this weekend.
Both Panic! and Weezer have a different, exciting style of music, but together they meld perfectly for the best summer concert you can find.