Is it just us or is December flying by? We are entering the third full week of the month, and the Denver concert scene is still as busy as ever. This week in concerts includes over 80 shows happening throughout the Mile High City at more than 40 venues. If you’re looking for an early holiday gift to give someone this year, give the gift of concert tickets to any one of many shows this week. Whatever it is you’re looking for in terms of music, there’s bound to be something for you this week in Denver.

Monday, December 17

Recommended: The Brian Setzer Orchestra w/ Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones @ The Paramount Theatre

To kick things off this week, the legendary Brian Setzer Orchestra is taking over LoDo’s Paramount Theatre on Monday night. You might recognize Setzer’s voice from the late ’70s band Stray Cats on songs like “Rock This Town” or “Stray Cat Strut.” Nowadays, Setzer tours and records with his own band and he just happens to be bringing them to Denver this week. Fellow artists Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones are joining Setzer at The Paramount Theatre this Monday night.

Get tickets here.

Also see…

The Hang ft. Jessica Jones and Friends w/ Sound Guy Josh (Vinyl Funk/Soul Set), Special Guests @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Future Joy (Holiday Toy Drive) w/ Midicinal, Sassafactory, Maddento, Elton Tom @ Larimer Lounge

Advance Base (Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) w/ Lisa/Liza, Karima Walker @ Hi-Dive

Motown on Mondays @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Royal Jelly Sessions ft. Todd Stoops + Marcus Rezak @ Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple

Live Jazz Night @ The Meadowlark

Questionable Theatrics @ The Black Buzzard

Tuesday, December 18

Recommended: Adam Bartczak Republic: Holiday Show @ Dazzle Jazz

If you’re looking to get even more into the holiday season, we’ve got you covered this week. On Tuesday night, Dazzle Jazz is hosting the Adam Bartczak Republic as they take over the venue for their 2018 Holiday show. This “Republic” is comprised of some incredible jazz musicians around Denver and takes the form of a full big band. If you’re looking for some swing in your life as well as something to get you in the holiday spirit, this will be the show to see this week.

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Also see…

Reggae Tuesdays ft. Akae Beka (Voice Of Midnite) w/ Policulture, Gydnce (feat. members of Tatanka), Selecta Razja @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Convictions w/ Set For The Fall, Thousand Frames @ Lost Lake

Fritz (Whiskey Dick) w/ The Red Tack @ Lion’s Lair

Bull Bash w/ Jon Pardi @ The Grizzly Rose

Pennies On The Track @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Open Mic Band Jam w/ Nic Jay @ Goosetown Tavern

Bluegrass Tuesdays w/ Franklin & Friends @ Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple

Haunter w/ Crawl, Cthonic Deity, Lykotonon @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra w/ Linda Theus-Lee @ The Venue

N-Type w/ Thanom, Fathomless, Affinity, Spac3face, The Glitch Wizard, Bex b2b Gloom Trench, Scarlitt, Bingleton, Dozier, Subliminal @ The Black Box + Black Box Lounge

Open Mic Night w/ Bobert @ The Meadowlark

Songwriter’s Open Mic w/ Anthony Ruptak @ Syntax Physic Opera

Wednesday, December 19

Recommended: Gregory Alan Isakov @ Soiled Dove Underground

On Wednesday, South African-born and now Colorado resident Gregory Alan Isakov is taking over the Soiled Dove Underground. Isakov is one of Denver’s best folk artists whose lyricism and sound will take you on a journey. Earlier this year, Isakov celebrated the release of this most recent album Evening Machines, which also functions as some killer recommended listening. The only way to get tickets for this show is to win them and the information can be found on the Soiled Dove website.

More info here.

Also see…

RE:Search ft. Ana Sia + ill-esha w/ Lea Luna, Mikey Thunder, Jordan Polovina @ Cervantes’ Other Side

STEAM Wednesdays ft. Sage Armstrong + LP Giobbi @ Bar Standard

Purnell Steen P*S*A*L*M: Celebrating A Cool Yule 5 Points Style (Night Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Open Option: A Musical Gathering w/ The Other Black (Late Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

A Swingin’ Holiday Songbook Night One @ Nocturne Jazz

Dueling Pianos w/ Colorado Keys @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Endless, Nameless w/ Adventurer, Bloom, Paperback, Had I Known @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

Mandy Yoches and the Hell Knows @ Goosetown Tavern

Unpaid Overtime w/ Miros, Steve Denny, Dizzy with a Dame @ Herman’s Hideaway

Open Stage Denver @ The Venue

FakeFridays w/ DJ Caddy Steeze & The Commissioner @ The Meadowlark

Jazz Jam w/ Kevin Matthews, Carl Sorensen @ Syntax Physic Opera

Thursday, December 20

Recommended: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats w/ The Texas Gentlemen @ The Ogden Theatre

If you’re looking for even more big name local talent, we’ve got you covered. On Thursday night, Nathaniel Rateliff is bringing the Night Sweats back to The Ogden Theatre for two nights. Rateliff always shows his hometown a lot of love whether it’s performing multiple times at Red Rocks or even more intimate settings such as The Ogden. Fellow band The Texas Gentlemen are set to open up for Rateliff on December 20. Both shows sold out very fast but if you can find a way to score some tickets, we recommend you take advantage of that resource.

*sold out.

Also see…

Vista Kicks w/ Backseat Vinyl @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

The Herman Clan ft. Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Silas Herman, Colin Huff, Dan Andree, More TBA w/ Turkeyfoot, The Cody Sisters @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Doe Paoro w/ The Whimsey of Things, Erika Ryann @ Larimer Lounge

Television Generation w/ Mr. Atomic, The Rainbow Treatment @ Hi-Dive

Wild Lives w/ Cheap Perfume, Bad Year, An Antiquated Bluff @ Lost Lake

Mark O’Connor w/ Brandy Clark @ The Paramount Theatre

Red Iron Push w/ Brian Parton @ Lion’s Lair

Rekha Ohal (Day Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Mandy Harvey @ Dazzle Jazz

A Swingin’ Holiday Songbook Night Two @ Nocturne Jazz

Disco Floyd w/ Coal Town Reunion @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Motown Groove w/ DJ Aka Miggy @ Goosetown Tavern

One Way Ride w/ Color, Koion Kitten @ Globe Hall

Hazel Miller Christmas Show @ Soiled Dove Underground

Phishin Thursdays: Phour.O @ Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple

Colorado’s Finest w/ Shock & Dash, Shortfuse, treCO @ Herman’s Hideaway

Tribal Dantz @ The Venue

Deck The Rails ft. Algo w/ Digitist, Xkape, GhillieDub @ The Black Box

Sin7 & Friends w/ Sin7 b2b Sektah, Myxed Up b2b Ind33p, Gloom Trench b2b Ollie Mumbles, Waylo b2b Tyrant, Fr0z+wr3ck b2b REX @ The Black Box Lounge

Eventually It Will Kill You @ The Meadowlark

Dance Dance Party w/ Kevin O’Brien, Byron Graham @ Syntax Physic Opera

Friday, December 21

Recommended: Conscious Alliance Holiday Party w/ BoomBox, Classixx, Orchard Lounge @ The Fillmore

To end the work week on Friday, The Fillmore is hosting the Conscious Alliance Holiday Party. Conscious Alliance is a nonprofit that collects food at national concerts to serve those in need. On Friday night, EDM artists BoomBox and Classixx, as well as Orchard Lounge, are taking over The Fillmore for this Conscious Alliance party. This show is a great way to give back while also enjoying some killer music. Tickets are still on sale for this event, so act now before it’s too late.

Get tickets here.

Also see…

The Railbenders w/ George Cessna @ The Bluebird Theater

Biz Markie w/ SNAP ’90s ft. DJ Eric Lake, DJ Garthy Garth @ Summit Music Hall

Jade Cicada + Detox Unit w/ Special Guests @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

Joey Porter’s Shady Business ft. Jenn Hartswick (Trey Anastasio), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), DJ Williams (KDTU), Nick Cassarino & Nate Edgar (Nth Power), Gabe Mervine, Drew Sayers (Motet) w/ D-Vibes Watermelon Funk (from Marcus King Band) @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Sliver w/ Stereoshifter, Amazing Flying Dumbasses, Swamp Rats, Bert Olsen @ The Marquis Theatre

Dressy Bessy w/ Short Shorts, Rocket Dust, Cool Accent @ Larimer Lounge

The Texas Gentlemen w/ Bad Licks, EPIC RUINS, DJ Eddie B @ Hi-Dive

Overslept w/ Postcards, Silver & Gold, Tyto Alba @ Lost Lake

Virtual Riot + Lumberjvck + Myro @ Beta Nightclub

BASS OPS ft. Crowell, Kevin Saunderson as E-Dancer w/ The Saunderson Brothers @ Club Vinyl

Ritual Fridays ft. Shiba San @ The Church

Wake The Dead @ Milk Bar

One of the Hive (Incubus Tribute) w/ Just a Girl (No Doubt Tribute) @ The Oriental Theater

Voideater w/ New Standards Men, Ice Troll @ Lion’s Lair

Women In Jazz ft. Ellyn Rucker (Day Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Javon Jackson Quartet (Night Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

The Derek Banach Quintet @ Nocturne Jazz

Jon Wolfe @ The Grizzly Rose

A Very Brown Christmas w/ El Vez – The Mexican Elvis @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

FDP w/ Spike Polite, Worthless Commodity, More TBA @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

2nd Annual Miggy Robdogg Toy Drive @ Goosetown Tavern

Miles Over Mountains w/ Banshee Tree @ Globe Hall

Hazel Miller Christmas Show @ Soiled Dove Underground

OTEP w/ Broken Image, VSCRL, Sound Awake, The World Over, Midnite Hellion @ Herman’s Hideaway

Dialogic Process Presents White Elephant Party @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Best of Open Stage @ Tuft Theatre at Swallow Hill Music

DJ Staxx + DJ Tommy B @ The Venue

Reverb 002 w/ Xkape, Parrish, Freddy Rule, Rumin8, Bruer, Mudge, LUC, Joseph Zyskowski, Buck David, Native b2b Alkahestry @ The Black Box

The Solution w/ DJ Low Key + DJ Lazy Eyez @ The Black Box Lounge

Good For Health Bad For Education @ The Meadowlark

Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival @ The Skylark Lounge

Woodshed Red @ Herb’s

Benzi @ Temple Denver

Funk Club w/ DJ Jason Heller @ Syntax Physic Opera

Saturday, December 22

Recommended: Keys N Krates w/ CRL CRRLL, Unexotic @ The Bluebird Theater

If you’re looking for some EDM in your life this week, look no further. On Saturday, EDM group Keys N Krates are headed to The Bluebird Theater. Keys N Krates have pretty much done it as far as Denver venues go. From Red Rocks to 1st Bank Center to The Bluebird – this group gives Denver a lot of love. Colorado artist CRL CRRLL and producer Unexotic are joining Keys N Krates as they make their way into the Mile High City. Tickets are still available to see these artists in action on Saturday.

Get tickets here.

Also see…

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers @ The Gothic Theatre

Brother Ali w/ Reason the Citizen @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

Joey Porter’s Shady Business ft. Jenn Hartswick (Trey Anastasio), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), DJ Williams (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe), Nick Cassarino (Nth Power), Nate Edgar (Nth Power), Gabe Mervine, Drew Sayers (Motet) w/ Analog Son @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Sulphurensis w/ Poolside At The Flamingo, It’s Always Sunny in Tijuana, Give Up, Fixing God @ The Marquis Theatre

Superb Beats Collective Takeover ft. Parrish b2b MPort w/ Kalatana b2b Hazardous Tofu, Duper b2b LikeU, Killa Nilla b2b Ill Vandals, CLLCTD, Tvcky b2b Kaja @ Larimer Lounge

Barf Fest III w/ RL Cole & The Hell You Say, Fast Eddy, Love Gang, Colfax Speed Queen, Palo Santo, Mike Rose & The Early Mornings @ Hi-Dive

Ray Reed w/ 2une Godi, Keem Veggies, G Mally, Mojo Goon, King Vice, Ebandz @ Lost Lake

GTA @ Beta Nightclub

Logan Mize w/ Special Guests @ The Oriental Theater

Robot Peanut Butter & The Shooting Stars w/ I’m A Boy, Hip Hip Maurae @ Lion’s Lair

Saturday Breakfast Revival (Morning Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

Javon Jackson Quartet (Night Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

The Ghurkas w/ Artists TBA @ 3 Kings Tavern

Les Amis (Morning Set) @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

A Crime Scene Christmas w/ Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene (Night Set) @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

DJ EM Karaoke @ Goosetown Tavern

A Country Christmas w/ Hunker Down, Cowboy Dave Band, The Wyatts, The Threadbarons @ Globe Hall

David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown ft. Sara Gazarek (Two Sets) @ Soiled Dove Underground

2nd Wind @ The Venue

Night Moves Vol. 3 w/ Dis_1, Ill Kid, GHoST, Buttah @ The Black Box Lounge

Telefon Tel Aviv w/ GILA, Stratusphere @ The Black Box

Woodshed Red @ Herb’s

J|Adore’s Holiday Party @ Temple Denver

Sunday, December 23

Recommended: The Adam Bodine Trio (Morning Set) @ Dazzle Jazz

To wrap things up on Sunday, why not treat your self to a pre-Christmas brunch in the heart of downtown Denver? On Sunday morning, Denver’s Adam Bodine is returning to Dazzle with his trio for the weekly brunch set. After a crazy week of work or concert going, this show will be a great way to unwind, relax and enjoy some food along with some nice jazz. Reserve your spot now before it is too late and enjoy the morning tunes.

Get tickets here.

Also see…

Dirty Rotten Rhymers Christmas Party w/ Party Hard (Andrew W.K.) @ Larimer Lounge

Sonic Geometry w/ Lowpro., Underlux, Badger @ Lost Lake

FDP w/ Spike Sewage, Good Family @ Lion’s Lair

Charlie Brown Christmas w/ Annie Booth Trio ft. Max Wellman @ Dazzle Jazz

Sunday Matinee Holiday Show @ Nocturne Jazz

Rick Lobato @ 3 Kings Tavern

Anthony Russo Band (Morning Set) @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Modern Whiskey Market – Christmas Party w/ Bottlerocket Hurricane, Chunky Whiskey @ Globe Hall

Jim Dalton y Amigos (Morning Set) @ Soiled Dove Underground

JoFoKe (Night Set) @ Soiled Dove Underground

Bear’s Choice ft. Dave Hebert of JGB @ Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple

90s Xmas Dance Party ft. Anavrin’s Day & American Idiot @ Your Mom’s House Denver

Turner Jackson @ The Meadowlark

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