This Week In Virtual Colorado Concerts

Even though we are practicing social distancing, we are finding ways to stay connected and form a sense of community. As we venture on through these strange times, there are still ways to experience different versions of everyday activities – like attending a virtual concert. We’ve compiled a few virtual concerts put on by local Colorado musicians across the for you to check out this week. As always, be safe out there and take care of yourselves. If you want your live-stream to be added to the weekly roundups please e-mail [email protected] for consideration.

David Booker

When: April 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Platform: Facebook, watch here.

The Lowdown: Colorado guitar player David Booker is going live to kick off this week in virtual concerts. Booker is a seasoned musician with years of experience under his belt. Booker’s resume is impressive as the guitar player has performed with the likes of Bo Diddley and Del Shannon. If you’re looking for some soulful blues guitar in your life this week, tune in to Booker’s stream to get your fill.

UMS Presents: Streams With Grit

When: April 6 – April 12 – 5 p.m.

Platform: Facebook

The Lowdown: Last week, The Underground Music Showcase debuted their Streams With Grit concert series and it was a hit. The action continues right along into this week as we continue to navigate through this pandemic. This week’s line up includes Shark Dreams, Turvy Organ, Fred Fancy, Miguel Dakota of Dream Feed, Good Health Fridays, Jon Medina, and Andy Sydow listed respectively Monday through Sunday. In addition to tuning into their streams, you have the chance to support these musicians via virtual tip as they navigate through these tricky times.

Artists’ Instagram Handles:

@sharkdreams_

@turvyorgan

@fred.fancy

@migueldakota

@good_health_fridays

@jon_medina_

@andysydowband

Birdcall Lockdown Music Series

When: April 7 – April 9 – 8 p.m.

Platform: Instagram + Facebook, watch here and here.

The Lowdown: Local restaurant Birdcall is teaming up with local Colorado musicians to provide a weekly live virtual showcase of music. On Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2, Birdcall’s Instagram and Facebook pages are going live with the likes of local talent such as Rob Drabkin, Babelord, Brad Corrigan and more. This showcase is appropriately titled the “Birdcall Lockdown Music Series.”

Chance Gallagher

When: Wednesday, April 8 – 2 p.m.

Platform: Facebook, watch here.

The Lowdown: Chance Gallagher, aka Space Music Prodigy 3000, is a Colorado guitar player who gains his influence by shredders such as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson. From cinematic pieces to fast-paced covers and originals – Gallagher will be doing it all when he goes live on his Facebook page this Wednesday afternoon.

Moonlight Bloom

When: Wednesday, April 8 – 7 p.m.

Platform: Facebook, watch here.

The Lowdown: Moonlight Bloom is a three-piece psychedelic rock band hailing from Denver. Guitarist Charlie Harmon, bassist Dan Timmers and drummer Jonathan Morningstar combine to create jams and riffs that branch into the jam-band and classic rock arenas. On Wednesday night, Moonlight Bloom will be bringing some tunes both old and new straight to the comfort of your own home.

Christopher Ryan

When: Wednesday, April 8 – 7 p.m.

Platform: Facebook, watch here.

The Lowdown: Christopher Ryan is back for this week in virtual Denver concerts. Originally from New York, Ryan is a singer-songwriter who now calls Colorado his home. Ryan’s music has taken him all over the country and has landed him some stellar opportunities and exposure. Ryan will be going live as a part of the Kimono My House Facebook group which can be found at the link above.

Spectacle

When: Friday, April 10

Platform: Instagram, watch here.

The Lowdown: On Friday night, Colorado-based fusion duo Spectacle is taking over The Ogden Theatre’s Instagram. Spectacle, composed of members Jessica Rose Borth and Michael Lee Mahan, are true genre-benders. Spectacle takes everything from funk to classical and blends it together in their own unique style. Come spend your Friday night with two stellar Colorado musicians all from the comfort of your own home.

Kayla Marque

When: Friday, April 10 – 5:00 p.m.

Platform: Instagram, watch here.

The Lowdown: Denver venues The Fillmore, Summit and Marquis Theater are teaming up to provide you with some in-house entertainment over the next few weeks. On Friday, Colorado singer-songwriter Kayla Marque will be taking over The Fillmore’s Instagram for an in-house virtual show. Marque’s voice is powerful and her presence on stage radiates through a crowd. Although there won’t be an in-person crowd, you can be apart of the virtual audience – from a safe distance, of course.

GRiZ

When: Friday, April 10 – 6:00 p.m.

Platform: Twitch, watch here.

The Lowdown: On Friday night, Colorado’s own GRiZ is headed to Twitch to throw a virtual Red Rocks party. Although his 2020 Red Rocks run has been canceled, GRiZ still wants to bring the party to his fans. GRiZ will be streaming his 2018 set recorded live with his band at Red Rocks. If you’re in the mood to dance your ass off in the comfort of your own home this week, this will be the perfect virtual show for you to tune in to.

Chris Kroger

When: Sunday, April 12 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Facebook, watch here.

The Lowdown: To wrap up this week in virtual concerts, Colorado pianist Chris Kroger is going live on Facebook to play some Elton John tunes. Kroger is a regular in Denver’s live music circuit both as a solo as well as with his trio and quintet. If you’re a fan of the musical stylings of Elton John, this will be the stream to tune into this week and you’ll be supporting local talent while you’re at it.

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