July is flying by and the Denver concert season is in full swing. Whether you’re in the mood to see some chart-topping artists or are looking to celebrate local talent, all ends of the spectrum are covered this week. In addition to the diversity, there are also some free shows.

Monday, July 17

Recommended: Shawn Mendes w/ Charlie Puth @ The Pepsi Center

Canadian pop artist Shawn Mendes will hit the Pepsi Center on July 17 with support from Grammy nominated Charlie Puth. Mendes and Puth, both known for their recognizable hit songs, are stopping in the Mile High City as a part of the Illuminate World Tour. Mendes is also known for his intensity on stage and his ability to tell the audience a story worth listening to.

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Also see…

Anabor w/ Sundressed, VYNYL @ The Marquis Theater

Tuesday, July 18

Recommended: The Goo Goo Dolls w/ Phillip Phillips @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

The Goo Goo Dolls will be reminding Denver sooner or later it’s over, and they don’t want to miss you on July 18. American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is joining The Goo Goo Dolls on their 2017 tour. Both acts are known for their acoustic rock sound and captivating lyricism.

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Also see…

Dead Set w/ Remain and Sustain, Nanashi, Castaway, Ultimate Price @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Diana Krall w/ the Colorado Symphony @ Red Rocks

Whitney Rose w/ Lazer and Levi, Paul Whitacre, Guestlist @ The Marquis Theater

Lucy Dacus w/ Civil Engineer, Shark Dreams @ Lost Lake

Billy Changer w/ Dead Palms, Foxxes @ Larimer Lounge

Motograter @ The Roxy

Unsane w/ Fashion Week, Abrams @ Hi-Dive

Denver Municipal Band & “Jazz Jam” Hosted By Todd Reid @ Dazzle Jazz

Wolf Alice w/ Smiths Grove @ Globe Hall

GoodRattle Hard Bop Quintet @ Nocturne Jazz

Mighty Mystic and the Hard Roots Movement @ Herman’s Hideaway

Sarchasm, Cousin Boneless @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

Ophelia’s Open Mic With Soul Daddy and His Band @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Wednesday, July 19

Recommended: John Mayer w/ The Night Game @ The Pepsi Center

John Mayer will return to Denver as a part of The Search For Everything Tour with the Massachusetts rock band The Night Game. Mayer is touring in support of his latest studio album that was released in 2017, The Search For Everything. From his bluesy guitar chops, to his catchy hooks, Mayer is known to put on a diverse show. Don’t wait on the world to change, grab some tickets now.

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Also see…

Monkey Safari @ Bar Standard

Purnell Steen & Le Jazz Machine @ Dazzle Jazz

Ben Markley Trio @ Nocturne Jazz

Don’t Panic Fest Showcase @ 3 Kings Tavern

JC Brooks w/ Puscie Jones, Revue @ Hi-Dive

Jaymes Young w/ Matt Maeson @ Larimer Lounge

Displace + Frog Leg w/ Green Hit @ Globe Hall

Andrew Combs w/ Mitchel Evan @ Lost Lake

Math Rock, Stage Kids, Picture The Waves, Will Daniels, Lunetta @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

The Dirty Heads w/ Soja, The Green, RDGLDGRN @ Red Rocks

Starkill w/ No 1 Left Standing, Epi III, VSCRL @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Mitski w/ Half Waif  @ The Bluebird

Prince Royce @ The Fillmore

Enion Pelta-Tiller Quartet and Thom LaFond Trio w/ Adam Ezra @ The Walnut Room

Lauren Michaels Band w/ Robert Houttin, Kayla Douglas, Mike River, Raymond Breed @ Herman’s Hideaway

iLL.Gates w/ Supersillyus, Unfold, Sassfactory, Jubee @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Thursday, July 20

Recommended: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club w/ Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams, Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart @ Levitt Pavilion (Grand Opening)

Denver’s newest music venue is hosting a grand opening on Thursday that will feature three local bands. The three performing acts combine folk and fast-paced country music in a way that will make you tap your foot to the rhythm without even realizing it. This show will also be a great insight into the types of music Levitt Pavilion will offer this summer. Oh, and did we mention this show is free?

More info/RSVP here.

Also see…

Jay Roemer Band ft. Dave Carroll (of Trampled By Turtles) w/ Rain City Ramblers, Slippery Creek @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Dita Von Teese @ The Fillmore

The Ghoulies w/ Sliver, The Skeleton Crew, Audrey @ Lost Lake

Kid Vegas Hustle Ministry (Album Release), Shaw Monsta, Young June, Jay Triiiple @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chic Ft. Nile Rodgers w/ Classixx @ Pepsi Center

Letter 9 (EP Release) w/ Thoughtpilot, Orbiter, Power Bottom, Shahirye of Ra, Girlfriend @ The Marquis Theater

Loudpvck @ Beta Nightclub

Pan Nation – Steel Drum Jazz @ Dazzle Jazz

Cabin 7, Dogma @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

Adam Bodine Trio @ Nocturne Jazz

Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough w/ Erisy Watt @ The Walnut Room

Bootstrap Grimm w/ I2J, Ralph Rhymes, PBK Audio @ Herman’s Hideaway

The Cutthroat Drifters w/ The Born Readies, Zen Alchemysts, Last Rhino @ Larimer Lounge

Roselit Bone (Album Release Tour) w/ Bonnie And The Clydes, Extra Gold @ Hi-Dive


Friday, July 21

Recommended: Neil Diamond @ Pepsi Center

Neil Diamond will shine at the Pepsi Center to end out the work week on Friday. Diamond is celebrating his 50th anniversary with a world tour and happens to be making a stop in the Mile High City. It is almost impossible not to sing along with any one of Diamond’s timeless hit songs. If you’re looking for a throwback, this is a show you can’t miss.

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Also see…

Velnias w/ Wayfarer, Of Feather And Bone @ Hi-Dive

Six60 (Midnight Set) @ Larimer Lounge

What So Not @ Beta Nightclub

Kap G w/ J.R. Donato, Paper Paulk, J-Krupt, Dallas Garcia @ The Marquis Theater

Two Faces West (EP Release) w/ Public Safety, The Pharos + Ganja White Night @ Globe Hall

Stellan w/ Breach And Bellow, Ian Mahan @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

Beth Ditto w/ U.S. Girls @ The Bluebird

Global Dance Festival @ Sports Authority Field

Denver Home Grown Music Festival ft. Picture The Waves, No More Excuses, In The Variant @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Allan Kingdom w/ Drelli, Finding Novyon @ Lost Lake

Lost Dog Ensemble w/ The Flat Out Five @ Goosetown Tavern

Meadow Mountain ft. Grace Clark w/ Masontown, Follow The Fox @ The Walnut Room

Stephen Pearcy from Ratt w/ Throttlebomb, Dark Light District @ Herman’s Hideaway

Recloose @ Bar Standard

Granny Tweed w/ The By Gods, Sad Baxter @ Lion’s Lair

Ginga Presents “Brazil Night: A Musical Tour” @ Dazzle Jazz

Late Night: Jenna McClean Trio and Trio + 1 @ Nocturne Jazz

Grass, The Leshen and Sounds Like Words @ 3 Kings Tavern

Gumbo le Funque @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Saturday, July 22

Recommended: Descendents w/ The Bronx, In The Whale @ The Fillmore

Punk rock legends Descendents are headed to Denver to rock the walls off of The Fillmore Auditorium. After 12 years without new music, Descendents returned to the scene with their 2016 release of Hypercaffium Spazzinate which is also the name of this tour. Joining the veteran punk rockers are high energy punk bands The Bronx and In The Whale, making this one show that will have you jumping, screaming and, if you’re up for it, moshing.

Get tickets here.

Also see…

Disinherited w/ Master Arrow, Broke Down Nuns @ Lion’s Lair

Dreamboat Annie w/ Project Foreigner, Denver Dream Police @ The Oriental Theater

H2 Big Band Dance Party + The Delta Sonics (Late Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

The Peter Sommer Quartet @ Nocturne Jazz

The Coathangers w/ Risiduels, Dramad @ Globe Hall

Blue Kings w/ The Breechers, Roka Hueka @ 3 Kings Tavern

Parasitic Ejaculation @ The Roxy

Sober Rob, Whereisalex, Zotti w/ Snubluck, Bimyo-CVILLOU World Series 001 @ Cervantes’ Other Side

EOTO w/ Skydyed @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

Acceptable Losses, Noise Resort, Television Generation @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

Global Dance Festival @ Sports Authority Field

Dawes @ The Ogden

Dawn & Hawks w/ Brian Jarvis, Martino – Hagemann @ The Walnut Room

Holocene Hills w/ Boxout, This Broken Beat, Soon To Be Titans @ The Marquis Theater

Tobin Sprout w/ Elf Power, Manotaur @ Larimer Lounge

Public Safety w/ The Elegant Plums, Sangria Mafia, Jeraff @ Herman’s Hideaway

Louis Colaiannia w/ Donovan Johnson Band, Perpetual Motion @ Soiled Dove Underground

Sunday, July 23

Recommended: Rossonian @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox (Day show)

Looking for a melodic Sunday brunch to round out the week? Look no further. Colorado’s own Rossonian will be jamming it up with a day set at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox. The electronic-esque Quartet is also one of the artists on the bill for the 2017 Underground Music Showcase (UMS). You can catch a taste of them before UMS at Ophelia’s for free this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

More info here.

Also see…

Demun Jones w/ Bryan Thomas @ The Marquis Theater

Lifehouse w/ Switchfoot @ The Fillmore

Brendan James w/ Megan Burtt, Dave Tamkin @ The Bluebird

Spectral Voice w/ Necrot, Undergang @ Hi-Dive

Jay Lumen @ Beta Nightclub

The Adam Bodine Trio @ Dazzle Jazz

Chicos Malos Salsa (Late Show) @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Lee DeWyze @ Soiled Dove Underground

Jason Eady, Courtney Patton, Adam Hood, Jamie Lin Wilson @ The Walnut Room

Silent on Fifth Street, UnEarnest Apologies @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

The Stone Foxes w/ The Outfit @ Levitt Pavilion

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