I want to say it’s a great week for Denver concerts with over 100 artists performing across more than 30 venues the next seven days—but it’s honestly just like any other week in the Mile High City. Our music scene never lets us down, so take advantage of some of these exciting local and national shows taking over the city this week.

Monday, August 15

Recommended: Lil Yachty @ Bluebird Theater

Eclectic and bizarre rapper Lil Yachty is mixing things up this Monday at the Bluebird Theater. Yachty, or Miles Parks McCollum is still very young at the age of 18. As a matter of fact his birthday is just under two weeks away, so consider this an early birthday party for the up-and-comer. Though young and quite fresh, his popularity is guaranteed to skyrocket soon, easily fitting into a rising genre and having a feature on Chance the Rapper’s acclaimed Coloring Book. 

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Also see:

Breaking Benjamin w/ Disturbed, Alter Bridge, Saint Asonia @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

Sarah Simmons @ Lost Lake Lounge

Jared James Nichols w/ Tyler Bryant, The Shakedown @ Summit Music Hall

Hunny w/ The Frights @ Larimer Lounge

Lisa Prank w/ Petite Garçon @ Hi-Dive

Telekinetic Walrus @ Cervantes Other Side

Ryan Jalbert (of Motet) @ Quixotes True Blue

Tuesday, August 16

Recommended: Digable Planets w/ Camp Lo @ The Gothic Theater

Since their disbanding in 1995 and again in 2011, Digable Planets have remained heavyweights in the hip hop community. With iconic hits such as “Nickel Bag,” “Where I’m From” and “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” the Brooklyn-based trio has been missed by fans from all over. They have made an official comeback this summer and are landing at the Gothic in Denver this Tuesday, August 16th. Tickets are $25 until the day of show, when they will jump to $30. Show starts at 8 p.m.—Denby Gardiner

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Also see:

Boys Like Girls w/ The Old Fashioned @ The Ogden Theater

Dirty Heads, Kongos, Katastro, The Expendables @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

Digitour Summer w/ Crawford Collins, Baby Ariel and more @ Bluebird Theater

Lion Babe @ Fox Theater (Boulder)

The Fall of Troy w/ 68, Illustrations @ Marquis Theater

Owleye w/ Funeral for a Madman and more @ Moon Room

DJ Digg @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Plastician w/ Caustik @ Cervantes Other Side

Famous October @ Larimer Lounge

Sunny Sweeney w/ Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts @ Globe Hall

Wednesday, August 17

Recommended: Ryan Adams w/ Kurt Vile and the Violators @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

Genre-bending rocker Ryan Adams is headlining his very own Red Rocks show with Kurt Vile this week. Adams has been songwriting since the age of 15, and since has performed in and formed numerous bands. Now solo and releasing LP’s under his own name he’s been nominated for numerous Grammy’s and even owns his own record label.

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Also see:

Cosmos Midnight @ Club Vinyl

Car Pizza @ Lost Lake Lounge

Your Friend. w/ The Dan Ryan, Tyto Alba @ Hi-Dive

Save Face @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

Natural Geometry @ Larimer Lounge

Devon Allman Band @ The Oriental Theater

The Nightowls w/ Talking Dreads @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Kiel Grove @ 3 Kings Tavern

Thursday, August 18

Recommended: Flume w/ Vince Staples, Chrome Sparks and HWLS @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

Smoker’s Club Tour w/ Lil Uzi Vert, Frais, Elice Davis and more @ The Ogden Theater

Arty @ Beta Nightclub

Coverboy @ 3 Kings Tavern

ClubX w/ Soul Libre, DJ Dani Z @ The Walnut Room

Dead Palms @ Larimer Lounge

Ruf’s Blues Caravan @ The Soiled Dove Underground

Atlas w/ church fire, Pynthian Whispers, Tom Waits For No Man @ Oriental Theater

Miner w/ ClusterPluck, The Railsplitters, 300 Days and more @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Creature Canope w/ Cavern, Charming Liars, Weathervein @ Marquis Theater

Friday, August 19

Recommended: Grace Potter w/ Lake Street Dive @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

Vermont singer-songwriter Grace Potter will be conducting an assuredly impressive performance this Friday at Red Rocks. You may know Potter from her work with The Nocturnals, or maybe her duet with Kenny Chesney, or possibly even from her first solo album released in 2015. No matter how you know Potter, most certainly take advantage of the opportunity to see her this weekend.

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Also see:

Sarah McLaughlin w/ Josh Groban @ The Pepsi Center

Make America Rock Again w/ Trapt, Alien Ant Farm, Saving Abel and more @ Paramount Theater

Boris performing Pink w/ Earth, Shit Storm @ Bluebird Theater

TETHYS w/ Satan’s Host, Silencer @ Gothic Theater

Lisa Prank w/ NATIVE DAUGHTERS, Atlas Sugar Skulls and more @ Hi-Dive

Valley Queen w/ Reeve Carney @ Lost Lake Lounge

The Epilogues w/ South of France, The Larimers and more @ Marquis Theater

Johnny Friendly w/ Antique Scream and more @ 3 Kings Tavern

Terry Bozzio @ The Soiled Dove Underground

Nuns of Brixton w/ PrettyMouth, Ready Set Go and more @ Goosetown Tavern

Hi-Fi Gentry w/ Whiskey Autumn @ Tennyson Tap

Acid Witch w/ The Cosmic Dead, Dust and more @ Globe Hall

Daphne Willis w/ Hailey Steele, Angie Stevens @ The Walnut Room

Stanley Jordan @ Oriental Theater

JSTJR @ Beta Nightclub

Mingo Fishtrap w/ Boogie Mammoth and more @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Curtis Grimes w/ Zane Williams @ Grizzly Rose

Saturday, August 20

Recommended: Yonder Mountain String Band & Drive-By Truckers @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

Bluegrass jammers Yonder Mountain Sting Band and southern alt-rock group Drive-By Truckers will be combining forces in a fantastic musical combination for the beautiful Red Rocks. The show is guaranteed to be upbeat, impressive and quite entertaining, especially considering the year Drive-By Truckers is having. 2016 marks the group’s 20th anniversary and in September, they will release their politically charged new album American Band

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Also see: 

Journey w/ Doobie Brothers, Dave Mason @ The Pepsi Center

Huey Lewis & The News w/ Kool & The Gang, The Go-Go’s @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater

Nathaniel Rateliff w/ Brett Dennen and more @ Breckenridge Brewery (Littleton – Tickets)

In the Variant @ Lost Lake Lounge

Nato Coles w/ The Blue Diamond Band @ Hi-Dive

Louisahhh + Lee-K @ Club Vinyl

Three Beats w/ Plum, Colfax Speed Queen @ 3 Kings Tavern

OptycNerd @ Gothic Theater

Periphery w/ Chon, SikTh and more @ Summit Music Hall

Sugar Still @ Strange Craft Beer Company

church fire @ The Living Room

Micky & The Motorcars w/ Gasoline Lollipops @ Marquis Theater

Richard O’Brien @ The Oriental Theater

Gin Doctor’s @ Stoney’s Bar & Grill

Sunday, August 21

Recommended: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats with Shovels & Rope at Red Rocks Amphitheater

Nathaniel Rateliff has been busy between his tour and recently opening a bar here in Denver. Right in the middle of it all he’s performing this Saturday with The Night Sweats at Red Rocks for an epic sold out show. Joining the Colorado-native group are the incredible up-and-coming folk-rock duo Shovels & Rope, who will also be headlining two nights at the Ogden later this year. Note: Rateliff will be playing Saturday (the day before his Red Rocks show) at Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton with Brett Dennen (tickets).

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Also see:

98 Degrees w/ Ryan Cabrera, Dream, O-Town @ 1st Bank Center

Reckless Kelly w/ Ben Marshall @ Gothic Theater

The Ataris w/ Lowjob, Escape Wheel @ Marquis Theater

Kolsch @ Beta Nightclub

Layne @ Lost Lake Lounge

Hockey Dad w/ Slow Caves, Muuy Biien @ Hi-Dive

Handsome and Gretyl w/ The Query @ Mercury Cafe

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