Whether you’re into country, classical, indie, pop or rock, there’s a show this week worth seeing. Below are some of the best concerts of the week, regardless of if you’re looking for a last-minute Fourth of July plan or if you want go out for the weekend.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Recommended: The Colorado Symphony – Family Friendly Fourth of July @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Fourth of July is here and ready to kick off the week. If you haven’t already made plans for your celebration, tickets to watch the Colorado Symphony perform at Fiddler’s Green is the way to go.
During the performance, the venue will double as a stage for the largest fireworks display the Front Range has to offer.
Also see: Blues Traveler with Thompson Square, Uncle Kracker and Sam Palladio @ Red Rocks
Brian Fallon & The Crowes with Chris Farren @ The Summit Music Hall
Xavier Rudd with Dustin Thomas @ The Fox Theatre
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Recommended: Darius Rucker with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
I’m not big into country music, but if there’s a show worth going to, it’s Darius Rucker’s.
The former front man for the 90s rock band Hootie and the Blowfish, Rucker has most recently found success in being one of the best-selling country artists in the nation. Rucker’s latest album, “Southern Style,” is his fourth consecutive release to top the country charts.
Rucker is playing at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, the most country venue Colorado has, along with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray.
Also see: Flight of the Conchords with David O’Doherty @ Red Rocks
Electronic Tuesday featuring Compa with Wasteman, Max Mischief and The OG Ninja @ Cervantes’ Other Side
The Queers and The Defects @ Marquis Theater with Frontline Attack, Assault and Battery, The Kaotix and 4 Minute Warning
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Recommended: The Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday featuring The Early November and Saosin with Anthony Green @ Red Rocks
The Taste of Chaos Tour is making its first comeback since 2009. This year’s performers include Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, The Early November and Saosin with Anthony Green.
Dashboard Confessional is a band you have to see live in order to appreciate its music, and since there’s still tickets left, there’s no better venue than Red Rocks to do so.
Also see: The Party People and Homemade Spaceship with Flyrant, The Orcastrator, Namastay, In Your Brain, Broken Record, Pines in Motion, Obemusic, From the Void, Dank Loyd Wright, Meanr Mynr, G-Wiz, Vigilante and DJ Dolph @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force with ATOMGA @ The Boulder Theater
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Recommended: Madeon DJ Set @ Beta Nightclub
Hugo Pierre Leclercq, better known by his stage name Madeon, is already making waves in the world of electro house music at only 22 years old.
Madeon has already worked with Lady Gaga, Passion Pit and Mark Foster of Foster the People, so it’s no doubt that he’s only going to continue gaining popularity.
Also see: Big Something with Patrick Latella & The Acoustic Fusion String Band with Dewey Paul Band @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Dej Loaf with Chozen and Special Guests @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Dead Winter Carpenters and Grant Farm with Caribou Mountain Collective @ The Fox Theatre
The Falcon with The Copyrights, Sam Russo and Mikey Erg @ Marquis Theater
Friday, July 8, 2016
Recommended: Wye Oak with Tuskha @ The Bluebird Theater
Wye Oak, an indie-rock duo from Baltimore, Maryland, is bringing its talent to the Denver to kick off the weekend this coming Friday.
The band is known for its folk-infused pop sound and its intricate performances.
Tickets are $18 online and $22 at the door.
Also see: Global Dance Festival: Knife Party @ Red Rocks
The Anchor with Scarlet Canary, Tonight We Rise and Dead for Denver @ The Gothic Theatre
Greener Grounds with Technicolor Tone Factory, The RunniKine and UNFOLD @ Cervantes’ Other Side
When Doves Cry – A Special Tribute to Prince with The Disco Biscuits and The Motet @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Swimm with The Big Naturals @ The Fox Theatre
illGates @ Beta Nightclub
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Recommended: Channel 93.3’s Big Gig – Cage the Elephant with Young the Giant, X Ambassadors, MisterWives, Vinyl Theatre and The Unlikely Candidates
Channel 93.3’s Big Gig is coming to Fiddler’s with an all-star line up of big and rising bands.
Cage the Elephant, who’s headling the event, is known for putting on some crazy concerts with immense amounts of energy. I’ve seen them myself a few times and have to say that they put on some of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. Not only is their music great, but their stage presence is both intriguing and exhilarating and almost comes with a guaranteed crowd surf from lead vocalist Matthew Schultz.
Also sharing the stage with them is Young the Giant, X Ambassadors, MisterWives, Vinyl Theatre and The Unlikely Candidates.
Tickets for the show are selling quick, so be sure to act fast so you don’t miss it.
Also see: Global Dance Festival: Above & Beyond @ Red Rocks
Dragged Into Sunlight with Primitive Man, Cult Leader and Dreadnought @ The Bluebird Theater
Fist Fight with As the Sky Darkens, Blakk Mantra, Draghoria and Sublingual @ The Gothic Theatre
Art Blast! featuring Eddie Roberts and TheBigWonderful Soul Party, Lil Skoops and RunniKine @ 16th Street Mall
Robert Randolph & The Family Band with Honey Island Swamp Band, WE DREAM DAWN, Home Fried Boogaloo, Zolopht and Augustus League @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
R Kelly @ The Bellco Theatre
Manufactured Superstars with Special Guests @ Beta Nightclub
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Recommended: Global Dance Festival: DJ Snake @ Red Rocks
If you want to hit up Global, but don’t want to spend three days sweating over strangers who are probably tripping on acid, a one-day pass is a happy medium.
DJ Snake’s set is headlining Sunday, making it possibly the best day to go. Also playing is Anna Lunoe, Ephwrd, Hermitage, Malaa, Skydyed, Tritonal, Unlike Pluto and W&W.