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Music To Hear 7/25 – 7/31: WILLIE NELSON, BASSNECTAR, THE NATIONAL & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/25/16

Aggie Theatre- Atlas Genius + Bear Hands                      8 p.m.                  $18-20

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Stand-Up Comedy’ @ 7 p.m.; ‘Funk Jam’ @ 10 p.m.            FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/25/16

Denver Botanic Gardens- Jose Gonzalez w/ Paper Bird                          6:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

Quixote’s True Blue- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet)                   $5

BOULDER AREA 7/25/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Blues Jam’ w/ Boa & The Constrictors
7-10 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/26/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Mic’                          7 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’                           8 p.m.                      FREE!!!!

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- JR JR w/ 888 + One Flew West                 $18-20

Oak Street Plaza- ‘Noontime Notes’ feat. Elise Wunder           11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pourhouse (Loveland)- ‘Open Jazz Jam’ feat. The Pourhouse Jazz Trio              7:30 p.m.

DENVER AREA 7/26/16

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Jam’                               9 p.m.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Killer Queen feat. Patrick Myers        8 p.m.
$40

Summit Music Hall- Warren G w/ High Five, J.O.B. (Just Ova Broke), BullHead*ded + DJ Spencertron                          7 p.m.                          $25-50

BOULDER AREA 7/26/16

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’                      9 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

St. Julien*- Bill McKay                                 6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/27/17

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Patio Music Series’ feat. M-Squared              5 p.m.            FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Mason Street Bluegrass                         7 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Bluegrass Jam’                   8:30 p.m.

CSU Lagoon- Union Gray               6-8:30 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Grass For That Ass’ feat. The Groove Orient w/ Roxy Roca + Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters                       Free-$15

DENVER AREA 7/27/16

Cervantes’ Otherside- One Drop + Cold River City w/ Cranford Hollow, Gaslight Street + Josh Roberts & The Hinges                     8 p.m.                        $5-10

Denver Botanic Gardens*- Steep Canyon Rangers + Trout Steak Revival               6:30 p.m.
$52-57

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox*- Deitch, Porter & Sayers feat. Adam Deitch (Break Science), Joey Porter (The Motet) & Garrett Sayers (The Motet)                     $10-30

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Dolly Parton                    7:30 p.m.       SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 7/27/16

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Nelson Rangell               7:30 p.m.               $10-12

Owsley’s Golden Road- Flash Mountain Flood                  7 p.m.                $??

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Blues Night’                   10 p.m.               FREE!!!!

St. Julien*- Kort McCumber                       6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/28/16

Aggie Theatre- Late Night Radio w/ Sodown, Jaedha, Twoscoops + Cezbot
8:30 p.m.             $5-15

Avogadro’s Number- Mojo Medicine Show feat. Christine Webb                 8 p.m.
$10

Boardwalk Park (Windsor)- Stolen Winnebago’s             6:30-8:30 p.m.

Foote Lagoon* (Loveland)- Chain Station + The Blue Canyon Boys         7-9 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- New Madrid w/ Serpentfoot                       $10-17

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- Jason Boland & The Stragglers                      $10

Old Town Square- Grupo Presidio              7-9 p.m.              FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/28/16

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- ‘Bass Center Pre-Party’ feat. Bleep Bloop w/ Unlimited Gravity b2b Project Aspect + DMVU                    9 p.m.                    $10-15

Cervantes’ Other Side*- The Grateful Bluegrass Boys w/ The Applebutter Express
/// Evergreen Grass Band on patio                       8 p.m.                Free-$10

Larimer Lounge*- The Deslondes w/ The Haunted Windchimes + Twain                   $12.50

L2 Church*- Madeleine Peyroux w/ Michelle Castro                 8 p.m.                   $44-46

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- Barrio Funk w/ DJ Mike Moses                    $15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The Avett Brothers w/ Nahko & Medicine For The People                      7:30 p.m.                  $59.95

BOULDER AREA 7/28/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Open Mic Night’                   7 p.m.             FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Interstate Stash Express                 6-9 p.m.
FREE!!!!

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Benny Galloway                      8- 10 p.m.

St. Julien- Johnny O Band                   6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/29/16

Aggie Theatre- Na’an Stop w/ See To Center                           $5-10

Avogadro’s Number*- The Aggregates                 9 p.m.           $7

Chapunga Park @ Centerra (Loveland)- Soul School            7-9 p.m.

Downtown Artery- Edison w/ Branson Hoog (Shatterproof)
9:30 p.m.                      $10-12

Old Town Square- Johnny Johnston & Colorado Blue            7-9 p.m.

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Von Stomper w/ The Lonesome Heroes
9 p.m.                       $10

Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre (Loveland)- Wynonna & The Big Noise
7 p.m.                 $35

DENVER AREA 7/29/16

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- ‘Bass Center After Party’ feat. Liquid Stranger w/ Lafa Taylor, Jantsen + Sortof Vague                11 p.m.            $22-25

Cervantes’ Other Side*- DeadPhish Orchestra w/ Cycles /// Daniella Katzir Band feat. Jarret Mason (Chain Station), Brian McRae (Kyle Hollingsworth Band) & Casey Cormier on patio                    $10-15

Denver Botanic Gardens- The Mavericks w/ JD McPherson                6:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

Herman’s Hideaway- 40 oz To Freedom w/ Mono Verde, Highline, Sol Authority + En Tu Oblivion                   7 p.m.                 $10

Hudson Gardens (Littleton)- Travis Tritt               7:30 p.m.          $26-36

Larimer Lounge- The Party People feat. Mikey Thunder, Mr. Bugati + Benjamin’s Vibe w/ Pandasaywhat? + Unfold                9 p.m.               $5-12

Oriental Theatre- Paradise Theatre (Styx tribute) + Message In A Bottle (The Police tribute)                    8 p.m.                     $14

Quixote’s True Blue*- Melvin Seals & JGB w/ Billy Iuso + Restless Natives
9 p.m.                   $20

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The Avett Brothers w/ Gary Clark Jr.
7:30 p.m.                SOLD OUT!!!!

Soiled Dove*- The Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman          7 p.m.     SOLD OUT!!!!

Soiled Dove*- The Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman           10 p.m.       $40-50

BOULDER AREA 7/29/16

Chautauqua Auditorium*- Indigo Girls w/ Great Caesar                 7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- Retro (80’s Dance Party Tribute)
8:30 p.m.                  $10

Fox Theatre*- Split Lip Rayfield w/ Andy Palmer             $20

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Rapidgrass            9 p.m.-12 a.m.
$5

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- Evergreen Grass Band                 $??

St. Julien*- Paakow’s By All Means                   6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/30/16

Aggie Theatre- WriteMinded ‘CD Release Party’ w/ Rawtune + The Painters
9 p.m.                 $8-10

Avogadro’s Number- Solomon Cook on patio                6 p.m.             $12-15

Downtown Artery- Helvetia, Plum + Slow Caves              8 p.m.            $10

Everyday Joe’s- Trace Bundy                       7:30-10 p.m.             $18-25

Moxi Theatre* (Greeley)- The Black Lillies                     $12-15

Swing Station (LaPorte)- ‘Animal House Fundraiser’ w/ Swashbuckling Doctors, Beyond Fused + Blue Taboo                   1 p.m.                 $10

DENVER AREA 7/30/16

Arvada Center*- Robert Earl Keen w/ Tyler Gummersall                    7:30 p.m.
$30-49

Bluebird Theatre*- Split Lip Rayfield w/ Von Stomper             9 p.m.          $20-25

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- ‘Bass Center After Party’ feat. Thriftworks w/ Amp Live, The Librarian + Dassarox Jeraff                   11 p.m.                 $22-25

Cervantes’ Other Side*- Mike Dillon Band feat. Claude Coleman (Ween)
$12-15

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Blues Night’ w/ Delta Sonics                10:30 p.m.              $5

Fiddlers Green*- Willie Nelson & Family w/ Kacey Musgraves              7 p.m.
$27.50-99.50

Quixote’s True Blue*- Melvin Seals & JGB w/ Billy Iuso + Restless Natives
9 p.m.                $20

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The Avett Brothers w/ J. Mascis
7:30 p.m.                SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 7/30/16

Boulder Theatre*- The Jayhawks w/ Fernando Viciconte            8 p.m.
$25-35

Laughing Goat- Ravin’ Wolf w/ Robby Wicks               8 p.m.

Homemade Liquids & Solids* (Longmont)- Gasoline Lollipops
6-9 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Finnders & Youngberg
9 p.m.-12 a.m.                        $5

St. Julien*- Adam Bodine Trio                 6:30- 9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/31/16

Foothills Mall (east lawn)- The Burroughs              6 p.m.

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Ryan Bingham w/ The Americans
7 p.m.               SOLD OUT!!!!

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Marshall Jon Anderson              4 p.m.        FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/31/16

Arvada Center*- The Psychedelic Furs + The Church                  7:30 p.m.
$32-53

Larimer Lounge- ‘Sunday BBQ Series’ feat. Robert Ellis w/ King Cardinal, Porlolo + Erika Ryann                      3 p.m                      $15

Quixote’s True Blue*Melvin Seals & JGB w/ Billy Iuso + Restless Natives
9 p.m.                      $20

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The National w/ Real Estate
7 p.m.                  $52.50

Soiled Dove- Trace Bundy              7:30 p.m.                $18-25

BOULDER AREA 7/31/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Blues & BBQ’ w/ The Rhythm Allstars
2 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’ w/ Bonnie & Taylor Simms                     12-3 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Blue* –  (Lyons)- Arthur Lee Land              5-8 p.m.           FREE!!!!

 

MUSIC FESTIVALS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE & BEYOND  7/25 -7/31:

7/28-31 THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL on South Broadway in Denver
4 Day Pass $60.50

  • 7/28-31 feat. Repeat Repeat, A Shadow Of A Jaguar, A. Tom Collins, Adia Victoria, Allah-Las, Atlas, Ambit, Ancient Elk, Andy Hamilton & The Rocky Mountain Contraband, Andy Palmer & Grub St. Writer, Andy Thomas Dust Heart, Anthony Ruptak & The Midnight Friends, Automatic Iris, Bad Licks, Bandits, Bear Antler, Beat Soft Pop, Beautiful Machines, Best Creeps, Birch Street, Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir, Blake Brown (solo), Bollywood Life, Brent Cowles, Bud Bronson & The Good Timers, Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels, Champagne Charlie, Chemistry Club, Chimney Choir, Chocolate Diamond, Church Fire, Codename: Carter, Cold River City, Colfax Speed Queen, Confluence, Couches, Cove AKA Covergeist, Covenhoven, Cowboy Dave, CRL CRRLL, Cure For Gravity, D. Edward, Dangerous Friends, Dead Palms, Decollage, Dirty Few, Dragondeer, Drea.m, Dressy Bessy, Dusty Heart, Edison, Eldren, Emerald Siam, Emily Wolfe, Eros & The Eschaton, FL, Flaural, Fort Frances, Forty-Five Plus One w/ DJ Alf, Foxxes, Futurebirds, Gasoline Lollipops, Ghost Gone Quiet, Gin Doctors, Great American House Fire, Grim & Darling, Gun Street Ghost, Hands Of Midnight, Hang Rounders, Helicopter Copter, Hello Odyssey, Helvetia, High Five, High Plains Honky, Holly Lovell, Holophrase, Hot Apostles, Hotel Bar, HR People, Hydraform, I Sank Molly Brown, I’m A Boy, Ian Cooke, Inner Oceans, Input, Izcalli, Jesse R.S., Jon Boland, Josh Moorehead, Just Say PLZ, Kent Washington (No Coast Company), Kid Reverie, Kiel Grove (acoustic), King Cardinal, Kissing Party, Kitty Crimes, La Fin Absolute Du Monde, Last Call Romance, Lawsuit Models, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Leigh West, Leon & The Revival, Loki Loke, Lords Of Fuzz, Los Retro 45, Low Lyers, LDS Bags, Luke Schmaltz (acoustic), Mako 1972, Male Blonding, Marshall Poole, Matt Rouch, Me Me Monster, Megafauna, Methyl Ethyl, Michael Rault, Mike Mitchell (acoustic), Mile High Soul Club, Modern Leisure, Montoneros, Montropo, Morning Bear, Mouse Powell, Muscle Beach, Nasty Nachos, Ned Garthe, New Mexican, Nightbrunch, Oko Tygra, Omni, One Flew West, Open To The Hound, Optycnerd, Orka Odyssey, Pale Sun, Palo Santo, Panther Martin, Party Hard, Patrick Dethlefs, Petals Of Spain, Pizza Time, Plastic Daggers, Playboy Manbaby, Plum, Plume Varia, Poet’s Row, Poison Rites, Polica, Ponder The Albatross, Porlolo, Post Paradise, Povi, Professor Plumb, Promised Land Sound, Qbala, Quantum Creep, Remember The Radio, Residual Kid, Retrofette, RL Cole & The Angels, Rob Drabkin, Rod Melancon, Rootbeer & Mermentau, Roselit Bone, Rossonian, Rowdy Shadehouse, Rubedo, RUMTUM, Safe Boating Is No Accident, Sam Lee, San Fermin, School Dance, Scott Schumann, Set Sail, Shady Elders, Shelly Rollison, Silver & Gold, Sir, Slow Caves, Smoke & Honey, Soft Skulls, Something Underground, Sophisticated Boom Boom, South Of France, Space In Time, Spacesuits For Indians, Spells, Sputnik Slovenia, Stag, Staying For The Weekend, Strange Americans, Strawberry Runners, Sunboy, Sunflower Bean, Super Bummer, Sur Ellz, SYCKVK, Tacocat, Tana Victoria, Teacup Gorilla, The Assemblage, The Baltic, The Born Readies, The Bright Light Social Hour, The Bunny Gang, The Cabin Project, The Corner Girls, The Electric Sons, The Epilogues, The Jeffrey Dallet Band, The Kinky Fingers, The Knew, The Lollygags, The Maykit, The Milk Blossoms, The Munsens, The Omens, The Original Ills, The Other Black, The Outfit, The Raven & The Writing Desk, The Riprats, The Roxy Suicide, The Royal, The Savage Blush, The Sharrows, The Still Tide, The Velveteers, The Yawpers, Thee Oh Sees, Themoved, Thick Business, Thousand Frames, Through The Mountain, Tisper, Tjutjuna, Tom Waits For No Man, Tomahawk Fox, Tommy Freed & The Sound, Tommy Metz, Transistor Send, Treehouse Sanctum, Turner Jackson, Turvy Organ, Tyto Alba, U.S. Tygers, Ultimate Painting, Unlikely Heroes, Viretta, Water Aerobics, We Are Not A Glum Lot, Wez, What Young Men Do, Whitney, Wire Faces, Yasi + Zebroids

7/29-30 BASS CENTER 2016 @ Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City
2 Day Passes $99.90-139.90                    (camping passes available)

  • 7/29 feat. Bassnectar w/ Flux Pavilion, Flying Lotus, Lupe Fiasco,  Minnesota + Dabin
  • 7/30 feat. Bassnectar w/ Wu-Tang Clan, Porter Robinson, AlunaGeorge, G Jones + Thriftworks

7/29-31 EVERGREEN JAZZ FESTIVAL  in Evergreen                  $100-130

  • 7/29-31 feat. The Fat Babies, After Midnight, Nicki Parrott & B.A.D. Rhythm, Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles, Carl Sonny Leyland Trio, Queen City Jazz Band w/ Wende Harston, Kris Tokarski Trio, Gypsy Swing Revue, The Poudre River Irregulars, Felonius Smith Trio + Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra

7/29-31 OYSTER RIDGE  MUSIC FEST ‘Wyoming’s Largest Free Music Festival’ in Kemmerer, WY.

  • 7/29 feat. Gutrie Brown, Will Evans Band, The National Parks, Scratchdog Stringband, The Lowest Pair + Robin & Robert                   12-11 p.m.
  • 7/30 feat. Will Evans Band, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, The Brothers Comatose, I Draw Slow, Jeremiah Tall, Robin & Robert + ‘Bandscramble’                10 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • 7/31 feat. Victor Barnes, I Draw Slow, Robin & Robert + ‘State Competitions’
    9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

7/29-31 ROCKY GRASS @ Planet Bluegrass in Lyons
Tickets SOLD OUT!!

  • 7/29 feat. Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas & Edgar Meyer, Tim O’Brien, Good Ol’ Persons, Bryan Sutton Band, Molly Tuttle Band + Rapidgrass Quintet
  • 7/30 feat. Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, O’Connor Family Band feat. Mark O’Connor, Tony Trischka Band, Nick Forster & Danny Barnes, Slocam Ramblers + Instrument Contest Finals
  • 7/31 feat. Punch Brothers ‘Play & Sing Bluegrass’, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Peter Rowan Band, Flatt Lonesome, Michael Daves & Friends, The Railsplitters + ‘Gospel Set’

7/30 BLUES UNDER THE BRIDGE @ 218 West Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs            $45

  • 7/30 feat. Booker T. Jones, Shemekia Copeland, Southern Avenue Band, Erik Boa & The Constrictors + Jesse Cotton Stone & Grant Sabin

 

This is the list of the best live music to hear for the last week of July. There are plenty of free shows, outdoor concerts and festivals to check-out, so I would highly suggest going out to hear some of it. I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue’s name. For further  concert and festival info check-out the Coming Attractions and Festival Time pages. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

Music To Hear 7/11 – 7/17: HOT TUNA, THE HIP ABDUCTION, GALACTIC, BOOMBOX & More…

DENVER AREA 7/11/16

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- ‘Monday Night Menagerie’ feat. Home Fried Boogaloo, Tree House, Amoramora, Wabakinoset + LowPro                 7 p.m.                      Free-$10

Soiled Dove- Lee DeWyze                          8 p.m.                       $16.50

BOULDER AREA 7/11/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Blues Jam’ feat. Boa & The Constrictors
7 p.m.                      FREE!!!!

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/12/6

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Mic’                   7 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’                          8 p.m.

Oak Street Plaza- ‘Noontime Notes’ feat. Justin Roth                11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Pourhouse  (Loveland)- ‘Open Jazz Jam’ feat. The Pourhouse Jazz Trio                   7:30 p.m.

DENVER AREA 7/12/16

Marquis Theatre- The Temperance Movement w/ The Stone Foxes                          8 p.m.
$16-18

Paramount Theatre- Alice In Chains                     8 p.m.                   Tickets Starting @ $49.50

Pepsi Center*- Sting + Peter Gabriel                   8 p.m.                    Tickets Starting @ $45

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Jam’                     9 p.m.

BOULDER AREA 7/12/16

Boulder Theatre*- Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band w/ Joe Pug                          8 p.m.
$25-35

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’                    9 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/13/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Avograss Kick-Off Party’ feat. Mason Street Bluegrass               7 p.m.
FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Bluegrass Jam’                        8:30 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

CSU Lagoon- The Burroughs                         6-8:30 p.m.               FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/13/16

Arvada Center*- Electric Hot Tuna w/ Michelle Malone                           7:30 p.m.             $27-47

Dazzle Jazz*- The Bad Plus                           7 + 9 p.m.                      $25

Gothic Theatre*- Stephen “Ragga” Marley w/ Joe Mersa Marley, Rica Newell, Ranoy Gordon, Rochelle Bradshaw + Nicholas Laroque                                8 p.m.                       $26-41

Ogden Theatre*- The English Beat + Soul Asylum                     8 p.m.                  $25.75- 50

Oriental Theatre- The Mekaal Hasan Band                            8 p.m.                    $22

BOULDER AREA 7/13/16

Owsley’s Golden Road- Flash Mountain Flood                      7 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Blues Night’                        10 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/14/16

Avogadro’s Number*- ‘Avograss’ feat. Grant Farm, Honey Gitters + Wood Belly
6 p.m.                    $15

Boardwalk Park (Windsor)- ‘Taste Of Windsor’  feat. Chris Daniels & The Kings
6:30 p.m.

Foote Lagoon (Loveland)- Liz Barnez + Skean Dubh                   7-9 p.m.                        FREE!!!!

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Stephen “Ragga” Marley w/ Squidly Cole, Joe Mersa Marley, Rica Newell, Ranoy Gordon, Rochelle Bradshaw + Nicholas Laroque               |
8 p.m.                         $25-37.50

Old Town Square- Mama Lenny & The Remedy                     7-9 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/14/16

Cervantes’ Other Side- The Mallett Brothers w/ Augustus + Emily Clark & Passing Fancy
8 p.m.                          Free-$10

Dazzle Jazz*- The Bad Plus                                 7 + 9 p.m.                          $25

Larimer Lounge- The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers w/ Low Lyers & The Little Ravens
$12

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- Mlima + The Workshy                                 $8-15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Galactic + Boombox w/ Pimps Of Joytime
7:30 p.m.                            $35.50-75

BOULDER AREA 7/14/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Open Mic Night’w/ Brian Rezak                     7 p.m.

Etown Hall*- Sara Watkins + Penny & Sparrow (live radio show taping)                  7-9 p.m.
$??

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Jam: Boogie Nights’                    10 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/15/16

Avogadro’s Number*- ‘Avograss’ feat. The Holler! (2 Sets), Mustard Licks, Tallgrass, Whiskey Shivers + The Laramie River Band                        5 p.m.                     $15

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Rusted Root + Toad The Wet Sprocket w/ Luke Wade                       8 p.m.                                 $32.50-50

Moxi Theatre* (Greeley)- Shakedown Street (Ultimate Grateful Dead tribute)                   $10

Old Town Square- Deja’ Blues                           7-9 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/15/16

Clyfford Still Museum*- Pandas & People                    5:30 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

Dazzle Jazz*- The Scott Amendola Band feat. Nels Cline, Jenny Scheinmann & John Shifflet                            7 + 9 p.m.                    $25

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Friday 10 p.m. Social’ feat. Fire It Up Brass Band                    10:30 p.m.                  $5

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- Mono Verde + Red Sage                             $8-15

Quixote’s True Blue*- California Voodoo (Widespread Panic tribute) w/ Uncle Tuesday + Mallett Brothers                             9 p.m.                   $15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The String Cheese Incident w/ Tauk              6:30 p.m.
$49.95

Summit Music Hall- ‘Lola Black’s Backyard Beach Party w/ Soundman Killz, The Eight Bucks Experiment, Fallen & Forgotten, Nasty Bunch Of Bitches + 21 Taras                7 p.m.
$10-12

BOULDER AREA 7/15/16

CHUBurger* (Longmont)-  Danny Shafer                 6-8 p.m.

CyclHOPS (Longmont)- Farmer Sisters                            7:30-10 p.m.

Fox Theatre*- The Hip Abduction w/ Rob Drabkin                  9 p.m.              $14.25-16.25

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Quemando               9 p.m.- midnight             $5

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene                8:30-11:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/16/16

Avogadro’s Number*- ‘Avograss’ feat. WhiteWater Ramble, Cosmic Mesa, Von Stomper, Tooth Tail & Wing + Ran Off The Rooster                      2 p.m.                $15

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Cowboy Dave Band                  9 p.m.                      $7

DENVER AREA 7/16/16

Cervantes’ Other Side*- Assembly Of Dust w/ Brothers Keeper + Duey & The Decibles
9 p.m.                          $15-20

Dazzle Jazz*- The Scott Amendola Band feat. Nels Cline, Jenny Scheinmann & John Shifflet                             7 + 9 p.m.                         $25

Ogden Theatre*- Rusted Root + Toad The Wet Sprocket                       8 p.m.                        $35

Oriental Theatre*- Shakedown Street                           9 p.m.                        $15

Pepsi Center- Adele                         7:30 p.m.                       SOLD OUT!!!!

Quixote’s True Blue*- California Voodoo (Widespread Panic tribute) w/ REMember (R.E.M. tribute)                              $10-15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The String Cheese Incident w/ Kamasi Washington
6:30 p.m.                           $49.95

Soiled Dove- Lights (Journey tribute)                                 8 p.m.                      $5-11

BOULDER AREA 7/16/16

Fox Theatre- One Flew West w/ The Longest Day Of The Year + Whiskey Autumn
9 p.m.                             $14.25-16.25

Homemade Liquids & Solids* (Longmont)- Masontown                  9 p.m.- midnight           $5

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Dan Treanor & Afrosippi Band                   8:30-11:30 p.m.
$5

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/17/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Jam’                   noon              FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Avograss’ feat. Sammy Deison Band, Docherty Family Band, Cooley Brothers, Grace Kuch & Friends, Nice Hat Mister + Lineage Music Studio Students
2 p.m.                     $15

Foothills Mall (East Lawn)- Mama Lenny & The Remedy                        6 p.m.               FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note- Candlebox w/ Lullwater + Temple Agents                 7 p.m.               $23-25

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Lorna’s Swingset                              4 p.m.                FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 6/17/16

City Park- Selina Albright                       6-8 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

Hudson Gardens* (Littleton)- Robert Cray Band w/ Delta Sonics                  7 p.m.
$24-34

Pepsi Center- Adele                        7:30 p.m.                  SOLD OUT!!!!

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The String Cheese Incident w/ Hot Rize
5:30 p.m.                        $49.95

BOULDER AREA 6/17/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’ feat. Bonnie & Taylor Sims
12-3 p.m.

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Western Skyline                           5-8 p.m.
FREE!!!!

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- Felonious Smith Trio                     4-7 p.m.
FREE!!!!

 

FESTIVALS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE & BEYOND 7/11 – 7/17:

7/15-17 12TH ANNUAL TARGHEE FESTIVAL @ Grand Targhee Resort in Jackson Hole, WY.    3 Day Passes $189                  Single Day Tickets $79 (On Sale 6/27)

  • 7/15 feat.  Moe., Hot Tuna (electric), Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams + Kimock
  • 7/16 feat. Grace Potter, Bettye Lavette, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The Jayhawks, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons + Jamie McLean Band
  • 7/17 feat. Drive-By Truckers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Josh Ritter & The River City Band + HoneyHoney

7/16 THE DENVER DELUXE @ Park Burger in RINO Neighborhood of Denver         $15-30

  • 7/16 feat. The Original Wailers, The Hip Abduction, Rob Drabkin, Musketeer Gripweed, Jonathan Boogie Long, Techincolor Tone Factory + Atomga
    12-8 p.m.

7/16-17 WINTER PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Hideaway Park               $55-75

  • 7/16 feat. The Isley Brothers, Kirk Whalum, Masters Of Fusion (feat. Alex Bugnon, Chieli Minucci + Gerald Veasley), Jonathan Fritzen/ Vincent Ingala + Hazel Miller
  • 7/17 feat. Anthony Hamilton, Gerald Albright/Jonathan Butler, Maysa Leak, Dotsero + What’s Cookin’ Jazz Band

This is an excellent list of amazing local and national live music to hear, along the Front Range, next week. As usual, I have marked the shows I recommend, with an *, after the venue’s name. For more of the best music to hear, over the next few months, check-out the Coming Attractions and Festival Time pages. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

Music To Hear 7/04 – 7/10: XAVIER RUDD, BLUES TRAVELER, DARRELL SCOTT & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/04/16

Boardwalk Park (Windsor)- The Burroughs                    7-9:30 p.m.               (Fireworks to follow)
FREE!!!!

Swing Station (LaPorte)-  The Deer                  4 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/04/16

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Blues Traveler w/ Thompson Square, Uncle Kracker + Sam Palladino                       5:45 p.m.                         $39.95-44.95

Summit Music Hall*- Brian Fallon & The Crowes w/ Chris Farren                         7 p.m.
$22.50-25

BOULDER AREA 7/04/16

Fox Theatre*Xavier Rudd w/ Dustin Thomas                  9 p.m.                      $28-32

Owsley’s Golden Road*- Melvin Seals & JGB w/ DeadPhish Orchestra                   4 p.m.
$20

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/05/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Mic’                     7 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’                       8 p.m.                       FREE!!!!

Oak Street Plaza- ‘Noontime Notes’ feat. Michael Kirkpatrick              11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Pourhouse (Loveland)- ‘Open Jazz Jam’ feat. The Pourhouse Jazz Trio               7:30 p.m.

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Liver Down The River                          7 p.m.                FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/05/16

Marquis Theatre- The Queers + The Defects w/ Frontline Attack, Assault & Battery, The Kaotix + 4 Minute Warning                         6 p.m.                      $5-14

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Jam’                9 p.m.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Flight Of The Concords                   8 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 7/05/16

Etown Hall- Honey Honey + Margaret Glaspy (live radio show taping)                  7-9 p.m.
$??

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/06/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Patio Music Series’ feat. Elizabeth Hudetz                        5 p.m.
FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Mason Street Bluegrass                7 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Bluegrass Jam’                   8:30 p.m.                FREE!!!!

CSU Lagoon*- Euforquestra                         6-8:30 p.m.                        FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Grass For That Ass’ feat. Grass Fed Mule                Free- $15

Swing Station (LaPorte)- ‘Open Mic Night’                       7 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/06/16

Larimer Lounge- The Sheepdogs w/ The Patient Zeros                  9 p.m.               $15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Dashboard Confessional + Taking Back Sunday w/ Saosin + The Early November                       5:30 p.m.                  $59.50

BOULDER AREA 7/06/16

Boulder Theatre*- Femi Kuti & The Positive Force w/ Atomga                   8 p.m.                 $25

Laughing Goat Coffee House- Purple Squirrel                       8 p.m.

Owsley’s Golden Road- Useful Jenkins + Flash Mountain Flood                       7 p.m.               $10

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/07/16

Foote Lagoon (Loveland)- Michelle Lambert + Face                      7 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

Old Town Square*- Kutandara Marimba Experience                           7-9 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Palomino Shakedown                           8 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/07/16

Cervantes’ Other Side*- Big Something w/ Patrick Latella & The Acoustic Fusion String Band w/ Dewey Paul Band /// Grass Fed Mule on patio                      $5-15

Fiddler’s Green- Darius Rucker w/ Dan & Shay + Michael Ray               7 p.m.              $25-79.50

BOULDER AREA 7/07/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Open Mic Night’                        7 p.m.               FREE!!!!

Fox Theatre*- Dead Winter Carpenters + Grant Farm w/ Caribou Mountain Collective
9 p.m.                       $10-14

Owsley’s Golden Road- Useful Jenkins                          7 p.m.                       $10

St. Julien- Adam Bodine Trio                           6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/08/16

Aggie Theatre- Honey Island Swamp Band w/ We Dream Dawn + Home Fried Boogaloo
$5-12

Avogadro’s Number- T-Band                    5:30 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Roots Massive                     9 p.m.                     $7

Hodi’s Half Note*- Bear’s Choice (Jerry Garcia tribute)                               $10-12

Old Town Square- The Absolutes                    7-9 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

Swing Station (LaPorte)- The Hollows + Blind Alley Troubadours                    9 p.m.
$5

9th Street Plaza (Greeley)- Retro (80’s tribute)                            6-9 p.m.

DENVER AREA 7/08/16

Arvada Center*- Jake Shimabukuro w/ Rapidgrass Quintet                     7:30 p.m.
$27

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- ‘When Doves Cry: A Special Tribute To Prince’ feat. members of The Disco Biscuits, The Motet & more…                               $10-20

Cervantes’ Other Side*- Greener Grounds ‘Momentous Album Release Party’ w/ Technicolor Tone Factory, The Runnin Kine + UNFOLD                      10:30 p.m.                 $10-15

Daniels Hall*- Finnders & Youngberg (FY5) w/ Underhill Rose                        $18-20

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Friday Night 10 p.m. Social’ feat. Fire It Up Brass Band                    10:30 p.m.
$5

Larimer Lounge*- Dead Winter Carpenters w/ The Lonesome Days + Lola Rising
9 p.m.                            $12

Quixote’s True Blue- Useful Jenkins                         $10′

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- ‘Global Dance Festival’ feat. Knife Party, Dash Berlin, Auto Erotique, Boombox Cartel, Bear Grillz, Phuture Primitive, Teravita + Troyboi
5 p.m.                        3 Day Pass $180-300

Soiled Dove*- Darrell Scott                         8 p.m.                        $25-30

BOULDER AREA 7/08/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- Flat Irons Jazz Orchestra + Denver Swing Project
7:30 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

Lazy Dog- Jus Sayin w/ Von Disco                         10 p.m.                $??

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Blackwater (A tribute to The Doobie Brothers + more
7:30 p.m.                      $10-12

St. Julien*- Selasee & The FaFa Family                   6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/09/16

Aggie Theatre*- Pimps Of Joytime w/ Colony Funk                        $12-15

Avogadro’s Number- Elmer Funk                          8 p.m.                    $10

Hodi’s Half Note*- The Grippe w/ EGi                           $7-15

Lincoln Center*- Tommy Emmanuel                              8 p.m.                 $29.50-49.50

Mishawaka Amphitheare* (Bellvue)- Wookiefoot w/ Analog Son + Punch Drunk Munky Funk                      8 p.m.                      $20-30

DENVER AREA 7/09/16

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- ‘Breckenridge Hootenany After Party’ feat. Robert Randolph & The Family Band w/ We Dream Dawn, Home Fried Boogaloo, Zolopht + Augustus League                              Dual Venue               $15-25

Daniels Music Hall- Leftover Cuties                               8 p.m.                        $22-24

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Blues Night’ feat. Delta Sonics                           10:30 p.m.                       $5

Fiddlers Green- ‘Big Gig 2016’ feat. Cage The Elephant w/ Young The Giant, X Ambassadors, MisterWives, Vinyl Theatre + The Unlikely Candidates                             1:30 p.m.
$22.50- 48.50

Gothic Theatre- Fist Fight w/ As The Sky Darkens, Blakk Mantra, Draghoria + Sublingual
8 p.m.                                  $10

Oriental Theatre- Freddy Jones Band w/ Something Underground + Brian Collins
8 p.m.                       $22

Quixote’s True Blue- Useful Jenkins + Frogleg                                    $10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- ‘Global Dance Festival’ feat. Above & Beyond w/ 12th Planet, Brillz, Cash Cash, Four Color Zack, Fransis, Derelle, Jack Novak, Jack al & Lumber Jack                                         5 p.m.                            $180-300

FORT COLLINS AREA 7/10/16

Avogadro’s Number- The Wendy Woo Band w/ Wippoorwill + Elise Wunder               6 p.m.
$12-15

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Lois & The Lantern                       4 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 7/10/16

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Urban Brunch’ feat. Adam Bodine Trio                           9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
FREE!!!!

Denver Botanic Garden- Case/ Lang/Veirs                             SOLD OUT!!!!

Foothills Mall- The Matt Skinner Band                          6 p.m.               FREE!!!!

Marquis Theatre- Shatterproof w/ Racing On The Sun, Never Let This Go, Saints Of Neve + After This Broken Beat                                7 p.m.                                $10-12

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- ‘Brunch’ w/ We Dream Dawn                      10:30 a.m.
FREE!!!!

Oriental Theatre- Matthew Curry + Austin Young                             8 p.m.                          $13

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- ‘Global Dance Fest’ feat. DJ Snake, Anna Lunoe, Ephwurd, Hermitude, Malan, Skydyed, Tritonal, Unlike Pluto + W & W                    5 p.m.
$180-300

Soiled Dove*- Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams                       8 p.m.                           $20

BOULDER AREA 7/10/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Blues & BBQ’ w/ Bruce Hoppe                    2-5 p.m.
FREE!!!!

 

A FESTIVAL BEYOND THE FRONT RANGE  7/04 – 7/10:

7/09 BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY’S HOOTENANNY @ Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton
$30-45

  • 7/09^- Big Head Todd & The Monsters w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Larry & Jenny Keel feat. Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn, Head For The Hills, Zolopht, Grant Farm, We Dream Dawn, Sweet Lillies + Caribou Mountain Collective
    11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

7/09-10  THE RIDE FESTIVAL @ Telluride Town Park
$281.20

  • 7/09-10 feat. Pearl Jam, Cage The Elephant, The Dirty Knobs, The Temperance Movement, Jerry Joseph & The Jack Mormons, The Sheepdogs, Radio Moscow, HoneyHoney, Big Something, Little Hurricane, The Band Of Heathens, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown + Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue

 

This is your list of shows and festivals for the Fourth of July and the week to follow. There is plenty of incredible live music to hear, so get out and hear something good. I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue name. Besides these shows and festivals, there are fairly comprehensive lists of both on the Coming Attractions and Festival Time pages, respectively. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

BONNIE & THE CLYDES DREW A LARGE CROWD AT CSU LAGOON ON WEDNESDAY!!

For many years, the Lagoon at CSU has been hosting local musicians, once a week, during the summer months. This year is no exception, with concerts happening on Wednesday evenings from June through the very beginning of August. As in years passed, the lagoon concerts offer a plethora of musical styles to appeal to music lovers of all ages and tastes.

This past Wednesday saw the country quintet, Bonnie & The Clydes, perform for a large crowd on campus. The band headed by Bonnie and Taylor Sims took-off with some rockin’ honky tonk. The band tackled a few tracks from their latest album ‘Dear Somebody’, including the country rocker about progress, “It’s Gonna Fall” and “Down Down Down”. Taylor took the mic for the modern country twist of “She Was A Girl”, before Bonnie took over for excellent covers of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” and Waylon Jennings’ “I’ve Been A Long Time Leavin”. They played a couple of country ballads, complete with outstanding harmonies. “Seminole Wind” was a stand-out from Bonnie & The Clydes’ first set. The original number, “My Love Will Keep” helped to end the first set in stellar fashion.

The band began their second set with a slower honky tonk tune, which featured Bonnie on mandolin. The five-piece tore into a country swing instrumental, which was a lot of fun. Bonnie also got to strut her vocal prowess on their rendition of Patsy Cline’s “She’s Got You”. The sky was pretty grey by this point in the evening and there had been a little light precipitation, but the increasing wind gusts were enough to cause my family and I to cut the evening short around 8 p.m.

Though I didn’t see the entire show that Bonnie & The Clydes put on at the CSU Lagoon, I know that these folks make amazing music and probably continued to impress for the rest of their time on stage. Bonnie has an awe-inspiring vocal range, that includes a rare ability to yodel with impeccable control. She and her husband, Taylor Sims, both write songs for the band and sing with an untouchable amount of passion, while having fun at what they do. I am not a huge fan of modern country, but with the talent that Bonnie & The Clydes bring to the genre, while giving frequent nods to classic country artists, it is impossible to keep from, at least, appreciating the music. They play quite a few shows along the Front Range with a current schedule that has them playing in Lyons on July 7th and 8th. They will play the Copper Mountain Music Festival on July 10th and at Blue Skies Park in Longmont on July 12th. So, if you just love amazing music, check-out Bonnie & The Clydes, whenever and wherever you get the chance. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

Music To Hear 6/20 – 6/26: WIDESPREAD PANIC, JOSHUA REDMAN, BOSTON & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/20/16

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Stand-Up Comedy’ @ 7 p.m.; ‘Funk Jam’ @ 10 p.m.           FREE!!!!

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Corb Lund & The Hurtin’ Albertans                9 p.m.            $25

DENVER AREA 6/20/16

Larimer Lounge- Eagulls w/ Dramad               9 p.m.                 $13

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox*- George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic w/ DJ A-L
8 p.m.                       $23-120

Quixote’s True Blue- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet)                         9 p.m.
$6

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/21/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Mic’                  7 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’                    8 p.m.

Pourhouse (Loveland)- ‘Open Jazz Jam’ feat. The Pourhouse Jazz Trio
7:30 p.m.

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Corb Lund & The Hurtin’ Albertans                    9 p.m.
$25

DENVER AREA 6/21/16

Dazzle Jazz*- Joshua Redman Quartet w/ Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson                             6 + 8 p.m.                        SOLD OUT!!!!

Hi Dive- Mike & The Moonpies w/ Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels + Andy Hamilton & The Rocky Mountain Contraband                     9 p.m.                             $10-12

Marquis Theatre- ‘Totally 80’s Tour’ feat. Missing Persons, Bow Wow Wow + Trans X
CANCELLED!!!!

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Jam’                           9 p.m.

BOULDER AREA 6/21/16

Boulder Theatre*- Neil Finn w/ Liam Finn                      7:30 p.m.                     $34.50-49.50

Etown Hall- Oh Pep! + Jon McLaughlin (live radio show taping)                            7-9 p.m.
$??

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Blues Jam’ feat. Boa & The Constrictors
7-10 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’                  8-11 p.m.

Owsley’s Golden Road- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet) + Milky Dubz             8 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’ hosted by Dan Perez                       9 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

St. Julien*- Bill McKay                           6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/22/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Patio Music Series’ feat. Aires Attic                    5 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Mason Street Bluegrass                            7 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Bluegrass Jam’                          8:30 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

CSU Lagoon*- Bonnie & The Clydes                       6-8:30 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 6/22/16

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Jay Roemer Band feat. Dave Carroll (Trampled By Turtles), Dan Andree (Henhouse Prowlers), Denton Turner (Old Towne Pickers) & Allen Cooke (Caribou Mountain Collective) w/ That Damn Sasquatch + Wandering Natives                      9 p.m.
$10-12

Dazzle Jazz*- Joshua Redman Quartet w/ Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Harrison                               6 + 8 p.m.                 SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 6/22/16

Boulder Theatre*- Neil Finn w/ Liam Finn                      7:30 p.m.                   $34.50-49.50

Four Mile Historic Park- Wendy Woo & Friends                      6:30 p.m.                 $3-12

Owsley’s Golden Road- Flash Mountain Flood + Tenth Mountain Division               7 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Blues Night’                     10 p.m.               FREE!!!!

St. Julien- Ash Ganley                              6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/23/16

Avogadro’s Number*- ‘Dead Jam’                      9 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Boardwalk Park (Windsor)- The Country Music Project                    6:30-8:30 p.m.

Centennial Park (Wellington)- Daddy Rab                FREE!!!!

Downtown Artery- Sunboy w/ Serpentfoot, Meeting House + Syrup              8:30-11:55 p.m.

Old Town Square- Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene                     7-9 p.m.             FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 6/23/16

Cervantes’ Other Side*- ’90’s Unplugged’ feat. Mimi Naja, Tyler Thompson, Brad Parsons, members of Fox Street, members & members of Tiger Party w/ Jonah Wisneski, Charlie Mertens & Emily Clark + Bill McKay Band /// Ragged Union on patio            8 p.m.        $5-15

Dazzle Jazz*- Joshua Redman Quartet w/ Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson                            6:30-8:30 p.m.                  SOLD OUT!!!!

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox*- Patti Fiasco w/ Gasoline Lollipops                     $15

Quixote’s True Blue*- Polytoxic ‘1st Show Ever’ w/ Ignatius Reilly + Mr. Charlie                  $10

Tuft Theatre*- Dan Navarro                        7:30 p.m.                  $17-19

BOULDER AREA 6/23/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Open Mic Night’ hosted by Brian Rezac              7 p.m.
FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Summer At The Silo’ feat. Delta Sonics
6-9 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/24/16

Aggie Theatre*- ‘Phish Simulcast from Wrigley Field w/ a set from Genetics                6 p.m.
FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- T-Band                                   5:30 p.m.                       FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Ben Wah & The Blue Balls                                   9 p.m.                     $5

Downtown Artery*- ‘New Belgium 25th Anniversary Party w/ Blue Grama
8-11:55 p.m.

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- Metalachi ‘The World’s First & Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band’
$12-15

Old Town Square- Daddy Rab                             7-9 p.m.

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Granny Tweed + Randy Olinger                       9 p.m.                       $5

DENVER AREA 6/24/16

Bluebird Theatre*- James McMurtry w/ Max Gomez                       9 p.m.                        $22

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- New Orleans Suspects & Friends feat. Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic + Hard Working Americans), Eric McFadden (Stockholm Syndrome) & DJ Logic                       11 p.m.                          $20-25

Fiddlers Green*- Boston w/ Dennis DeYoung & The Music Of Styx                        7:30 p.m.
$26-90.50

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox*- Disco Floyd + Lea Luna                          $15

Oriental Theatre- Dressy Bessy w/ Eldren, Sunboy + Tiger Party                       8 p.m.
$15

Quinlan Cafe- Denver Retro Grass Jam                         7:30 p.m.               FREE!!!!

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Bus To Panic’                 5 p.m.                       $20

Quixote’s True Blue- Ignatious Reilly w/ Sista Otis, Daily Grind + Holden Young
9 p.m.                    $??

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Widespread Panic                   7 p.m.          SOLD OUT!!!!

Summit Music Hall- Red Jumpsuit Apparatus w/ One Flew West + Everyday Heroes
7 p.m.                        $15-18

BOULDER AREA 6/24/16

CyclHOPS* (Longmont)- Lionel Young Band                       7:30 p.m.                     FREE!!!!

Fox Theatre- Zach Heckendorf w/ Megan Burtt & The Cure For Love           $12.50-17

St. Julien*- Sambadende                      6:30-9:30

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/25/16

Aggie Theatre*- ‘Phish Simulcast from Wrigley Field w/ a set from Genetics
6 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Robert Wilson Blues Band (patio)                6 p.m.                 $7

Avogadro’s Number*- The Jeff Finlin Band                           9 p.m.                  $12-15

Hodi’s Half Note- Whiskey Tango                          $5-12

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- Afroman w/ VT, Bass Music Ent., Drunken Boxing Club, Church Of Lazio, Essence UGP + Travis Emidy                         $15-20

Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre (Loveland)- Cheech & Chong w/ Shelby Chong
7 p.m.                            $35

DENVER AREA 6/25/16

Cervantes’ Other Side*- New Orleans Suspects & Friends feat. Eric McFadden (Stockholm Syndrome), Tori Pater & Chadzilla                        11 p.m.                    $20-25

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Bus To Panic’                            5 p.m.                      $20

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Widespread Panic                      7 p.m.           SOLD OUT!!!!

Walnut Room*- Citizen Dan (Steely Dan tribute)                   7:30 p.m.                       $12-15

BOULDER AREA 6/25/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids* (Longmont)- Arthur Lee Land                  6-9 p.m.                   $5

Tasty Weasel* (Longmont)- Delta Sonics                    3-5 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/26/16

Foothills Mall* (east lawn)- Danielle Ate The Sandwich                6 p.m.               FREE!!!!

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Dale Cisek & Mike Ryan                     4 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 6/26/16

City Park*- Otis Taylor                             6-8 p.m.             FREE!!!!

Hi Dive- The Crane Wives w/ The Longest Day Of The Year + R.L. Cole                     8:30 p.m.
$10-12

Hudson Gardens (Littleton)- Lita Ford w/ The Babys + The Sweet                  6 p.m.
$24-34

Larimer Lounge*- ‘Sunday BBQ Series’ feat. Dragondeer w/ Von Stomper, Toi et Moi, Evan Holm Band, Last Of The Easy Riders, Richie Allen & The Bad Ideas + Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show                             3 p.m.                       $10

Oriental Theatre*- Dyrty Byrds w/ CR Gruver                          9 p.m.                 $13

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Bus To Panic’                     2 p.m.                      $20

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Widespread Panic                4 p.m.         SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 6/26/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids* (Longmont)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’ w/ Bonnie & Taylor Sims
12-3 p.m.

 

FESTIVALS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE & BEYOND 6/20-6/26:

6/24-26 RAPIDGRASS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL @ Shelly/ Quinn Baseball Fields in Idaho Springs                                $80.12

  • 6/24-26 feat. Peter Rowan & Rapid Grass, The David Grisman Quintet, Jeff Austin, Coral Creek, Rapidgrass Quintet, Findders & Youngberg, Caribou Mountain Collective, Credibility Gap, Kind Mountain, Running Out Of Road, Sarah Morris Gospel Set, Silver Plume, MasonTown, Burn’t Blue, The Lonesome Days, Gypsy Cattle Drive feat. Roy Williams/ Dominick Leslie & Phoebe Hunt, Billy Cardine & Mary Lucey, Spring Creek Reunion, Robin Davis Duo, Thunder & Rain, ‘Kernel Tweener’ Bruce Hayes + many more TBA

6/24-7/06  JAS ASPEN JUNE EXPERIENCE

  • 6/24 feat. Diana Ross                     $65-135
  • 6/25 feat. Sheryl Crow                   $65-115
  • 6/26 feat. Booker T. Jones presents ‘Stax Revue’ w/ Marcus Miller          $35-75
  • 7/02 feat. Smokey Robinson                $60-90

6/25-26 BLUES FROM THE TOP @ Hideaway Park in Winter Park               $20-35

  • 6/25 feat. Trampled Under Foot Reunion Show, Albert Castiglia Band w/ Josh Smith & Kate Moss, Monkey Junk, Kara Grainger w/ Josh Smith & more, Josh Hoyer & Soul Collective + Austin Young Blues All-Stars feat. Michaela Rae, Michael Hornbuckle & Others                           10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • 6/26 feat. Eric Gales, Samantha Fish Band, Jimmy Hall w/ My Blue Sky, Willie K & The Warehouse Blues Band, John Nemeth w/ Deanna Bogart & Jimmy Carpenter + The High Mountain Gospel Choir (feat. Renee Austin, Tempa Singer, Southern Avenue, Bart Szop & More…)                      10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

6/25-26 COLORADO BREWERS’ FESTIVAL @ Washington Park in Fort Collins            $25-35

  • 6/25 feat. Mason Howling, Wasteland Hop, Lunde Station, Colony Funk + Cary Morin
    11:45 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • 6/26 feat. Atomga, Taylor Scott Band, The Seers Band + Matt Skinner Duo
    11:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

6/25-26 COVER ROCK FESTIVAL: SUMMER OF LOVE in Avon Colorado
2 Day Passes $94.89

  • 6/25 feat. The Who Show (The Who tribute), The Original Shakedown Street (Celebrating 30 years) w/ Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead), Caravanserai (Santana tribute), Creedence Revived (Creedence Clearwater Revival), Back To The Garden 1969 (Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker + more tribute)            12-10 p.m.
  •  6/26 feat. Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix tribute), The The Band Band (The Band tribute), 4×20 (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) + surprise guest                   12-8 p.m.

 

This is a pretty sweet list of the shows and festivals happening next week, along the Front Range and beyond. I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue’s name. Besides these shows, the Coming Attractions page has a more complete list of recommendations for several months to come. The Festival Time page is a fairly complete list of many of the multi-band, and often multi-day festivals in Colorado and some of the surrounding states. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

THE JON STICKLEY TRIO WILL BE BENDING GENRES IN FORT COLLINS TOMORROW NIGHT!!

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to check-out the music of the Jon Stickley Trio, and was delightfully surprised. I had seen their name on some prime festival line-ups, but became interested mostly because they are playing a pseudo-free show tomorrow night at Hodi’s Half Note, as part of the ‘Grass For That Ass’ series of concerts.

The trio is made-up of the imcomparable Jon Stickley on guitar, Lyndsay Pruett on violin and Patrick Armitage on drums. Jon is from Asheville, N.C. and spent earlier years playing with Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon and Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters. With Jon’s flat-picking style, the acoustic threesome pulls-off sounds that range from bluegrass, to jazz, rock and Latin-inspired themes, with relative ease.

That is the Jon Stickley Trio, so if you dug what you heard and saw, then you should get out and go see them tomorrow night at Hodi’s Half Note. The show is free if you arrive before 9 p.m., $5 til 10 p.m., and $10 after that. The music starts at 9 o’clock with Rabbit Wilde and continues with San Francisco-based Americana-grass band, Front Country. I really can’t see any reason to pass-up this opportunity to hear some phenomenal live music in Fort Collins, tomorrow night, 6/08. If you dig the Jazz Mandolin Project, Tony Furtado or The Slip, then check-out the Jon Stickley Trio at Hodi’s Half Note. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

Music To Hear 6/13 – 6/19: BOB DYLAN, BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES, STEELY DAN & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/13/16

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Stand-Up Comedy’ @ 7 p.m.; ‘Funk Jam’ @ 10 p.m.              FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 6/13/16

Quixote’s True Blue- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet) + Mlima               9 p.m.
$6

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Steely Dan w/ Steve Winwood                 7 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 6/13/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Blues Jam’ feat. Boa & The Constrictors
7-10 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/14/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Mic’                            7 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’                        8 p.m.                      FREE!!!!

Lincoln Center*- Dave Rawlings Machine                  8 p.m.                  $27.50-35

Pourhouse (Loveland)- ‘Open Jazz Jam’ feat. The Pourhouse Jazz Trio                  7:30 p.m.

DENVER AREA 6/14/16

Bluebird Theatre- Joe Purdy w/ Garrison Starr                      8 p.m.                         $20

BOULDER AREA 6/14/16

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’                         8-11 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’ hosted by Black Dog                      10 p.m.

St. Julien- Mountain Meadow String Band                          6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS 6/15/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Patio Music Series’ feat. Muscular House Cat                 5 p.m.
FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Mason Street Bluegrass                         7 p.m.                        FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Bluegrass Jam’                          8:30 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

CSU Lagoon- Wendy Woo Band                     6-8:30 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Bike Riders Tour’ feat. Ben Nichols (Lucero) + Oliver Peck (Ink Master) w/ Jeremy  C Grant                     9 p.m.                       $10-17

DENVER AREA 6/15/16

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox*- Orgy In Rhythm feat. members of New Mastersounds, Big Gigantic, The Motet + Break Science                     $10-30

Paramount*- Dave Rawlings Machine                  8 p.m.             Tickets starting @ $25.50

BOULDER AREA 6/15/16

Chautauqua Auditorium*- Bela Fleck & The Flecktones                   7:30 p.m.
$43-58

Owsley’s Golden Road- Flash Mountain Flood                        7 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Blues Night’                 10 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/16/16

Aggie Theatre*- The Oh Hellos w/ Gipsy Moon               $20-25

Boardwalk Park* (Windsor)- Taarka                    6:30-8:30 p.m.

Downtown Artery*- Paa Kow                           8-11:55 p.m                $7

Hodi’s Half Note- Authority Zero w/ Brewfish                  9 p .m.              $12-15

Old Town Square- Blues Dogs                     7-9 p.m.

Swing Station (LaPorte)- If Birds Could Fly                    8 p.m.              FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 6/16/16

Bluebird Theatre- Ben Nichols (Lucero) w/ Brent Cowles                   8 p.m.
$15-20

Cervantes’ Other Side*- Blues Brothers feat. Robby Peoples w/ Mighty Pines (formerly Acoustics Anonymous)(late set) + We Dream Dawn w/ Lowdown Brass Band on patio

Hi Dive- The National Parks w/ Rowboat + Jenn Blosil                        8:30 p.m.             $10-12

Larimer Lounge- Corb Lund w/ Andy Hamilton & The Rocky Mountain Contraband + Cowboy Dave Band                       8 p.m.                     $15

Marquis Theatre*- Damien Jurado & The Heavy Light w/ Ben Abraham                      8 p.m.
$15-17

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- Colony Funk + DJ Mike Moses                     $15

Oriental Theatre- Mike Zito & The Wheel (tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival) + Ronnie Baker Brooks                       8 p.m.                        $26

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Devotchka w/ Colorado Symphony feat. Ozomatli + Josh Blue                         7:30 p.m.          $45-65

Soiled Dove- Good Old War                     7 p.m.                         $16-20

BOULDER AREA 6/16/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Summer At The Silo’ w/ Megan Burtt & The Cure For Love                      6-9 p.m.

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- The CBDs                      7:30 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Jam: Boogie Nights’              10 p.m.            FREE

St. Julien*- Adam Bodine Trio                       6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/17/16

Avogadro’s Number- Just Jazz Quintet                          5 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Tribute Night’ feat. Mellowship Fellowship (Red  Hot Chili Peppers tribute) w/ Sabotage (Beastie Boys tribute) + Lowdown Brass Band                    9 p.m.
$10-15

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Dead Floyd (Grateful Dead + Pink Floyd tribute) w/ Technicolor Tone Factory + Miscommunicado                          8 p.m.                $15-50

DENVER AREA 6/17/16

Clifford Still Museum*- Paa Kow                            5:30 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Friday 10 p.m. Social’ w/ Fire It Up Brass Band                   10:30 p.m.
$5

Dulcinea’s 100th Monkey*- Blackalicious                        9 p.m.                        $20

Marquis Theatre- Authority Zero w/ Wake The Bat, Brewfish + American Blackout
7:30 p.m.                   $13-15

Ogden Theatre- Blue October w/ Danny Malone                      7:30 p.m.                 $30

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts w/ Bonnie & The Clydes + Bison Bone                               $15

Oriental Theatre- Mr. Majestyk’s 8 Track Revival w/ Paizley Park (Prince tribute)
8 p.m.                         $13

Paramount Theatre*- Gordon Lightfoot                 8 p.m.                tickets starting @ $35.50

Quixote’s True Blue*- Live At The Fillmore (#1 Allman Brother’s tribute) + Shakedown Street                               9 p.m.                        $20

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Gramatik w/ Hippie Sabotage, Sweater Beats, The Geek X VRV + Probecause                            7 p.m.                    $34.75

BOULDER AREA 6/17/16

Chautauqua Auditorium*- Leo Kottke & Keller Williams                       7 p.m.            $38-58

CHUBurger* (Longmont)- Kort McCumber                        6-8 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

CyclHOPS (Longmont)- Prairie Scholars                          7:30 p.m.                     $5

Louisville Street Faire* (Louisville)- MarchFourth!                 6:30-9 p.m.

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Funkiphino                       7:30 p.m.                 $12-14

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Gasoline Lollipops                  9 p.m.-12 a.m.
$5

Pioneer Inn* (Nederland)- New Family Dog                10 p.m.                          FREE!!!!

St. Julien- Quemando                          6:30-9:30 p.m.

Tasty Weasel (Longmont)- Monocle Duo                           4:30-6:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/18/16

Aggie Theatre- The White Buffalo w/ Sarah Simmons, Derek Blake, Jeremy C. Grant
$18-22

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Idlewhile                        8 p.m.                          $5

DENVER AREA 6/18/16

City Park*- Hazel Miller                          6-8 p.m.

Daniels Hall*- Kruger Brothers w/ Thunder & Rain                               8 p.m.               $25-27

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Blues Night’ feat. Delta Sonics                      10:30 p.m.                       $5

Gothic Theatre- Cee Lo Green w/ Nikki Wives                         CANCELLED!!!!

Hudson Gardens- Gladys Knight                         7:30 p.m.                           $49

Larimer Lounge- Esme Patterson w/ Inner Oceans

Quixote’s True Blue*- Shakedown Street w/ Evergreen, Boulder Sound Lab + Tympos
9 p.m.                        $??

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Odesza w/ Rufus Du Sol, Big Wild + Louis Futon
7:30 p.m.                            SOLD OUT!!!!

Soiled Dove*- My Blue Sky (Allman Brothers tribute)                           8 p.m.                  $10-15

Summit Music Hall- Tiger Army w/ The Bellfuries + The Pinehill Haunts                 7 p.m.
$25-28

Tuft Theatre- Blue Moon Bluegrass Band                                8 p.m.                            $12-14

BOULDER AREA 6/18//16

Fox Theatre*- Blackalicious w/ Fuze The MC + Kitty Crimes                  9 p.m.
$17-22

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- Foxfeather                             9 p.m.-12 a.m.             $5

Owsley’s Golden Road*- New Speedway Boogie                                      7 p.m.

Tasty Weasel (Longmont)- Coop & The Chicken Pluckers                                  4:30-6:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/19/16

Avogadro’s Number- Victor & Penny                            7 p.m.                        $10

DENVER AREA 6/19/16

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Bob Dylan & His Band w/ Mavis Staples
7:30 p.m.                             $89.50-134.50

Summit Music Hall- The White Buffalo w/ Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart                      7 p.m.
$20-22

BOULDER AREA 6/19/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’ feat. Bonnie & Taylor Sims
12-3 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Bonnie & Taylor Sims                          5-8 p.m.

Tasty Weasel* (Longmont)- New Family Dog                          3-5 p.m.

 

FESTIVALS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE & BEYOND 6/13-6/19

6/16-19 COUNTRY JAM @ Country Jam Ranch in Grand Junction           4 Day Passes $165

  • 6/16 feat. Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Chase Bryant, Halfway To Hazard, Stephanie Quayle, Logan Brill, Kory Brunson Band + The Highrollers
  • 6/17 feat. Brad Paisley, Joe Nichols, Neal McCoy, Easton Corbin, Drake White & The Big Fire, Kaitlyn Baker, McKenna Faith, Andrea Vasquez + The Williams Brothers
  • 6/18 feat. Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Darryl Worley, High Valley, Annie Bosko, Lauren Ashley & The Trainwreckers, Adley Stump + Dylan Jakobsen
  • 6/19 feat. Zac Brown Band, Trace Adkins, Canaan Smith, Aaron Watson, Lindsay Ell, Adley Stump, The Scotty Mac Band, Jake Worthington + Ashley Martin

6/16-19 SONIC BLOOM Hummingbird Ranch in Spanish Peaks Country of Colorado                       4 Day Passes $222

  • 6/16-19 feat. Tipper (2 sets), Bonobo, The Opiuo Band, Eoto, Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics, Nightmares On Wax, Justin Martin, FKJ, Phaeleh, The Grouch & Eligh, Giraffage, Sunsquabi, Com Truise, Mark Farina, Late Night Radio, The Rus Liquid Test, J. Phlip, Quixotic, VibeSquad, Zilla, Orgone, Govinda, Bass Physics, Fort Knox Five feat. QDup, Louis The Child, Defunk, The Human Experience, Stelouse, Herbie Hancock Tribute, Phadroid, Whitebear, Clozee, Euforquestra, Janover & Resunator, The Reminders, Insightful, Quanta, Space Jesus, The Widdler, NastyNasty, Akasha, Mikey Thunder, Living Light, Filastine, Deya Dova, Michael Travis (DJ Set), Prophet Massive, MHSM Collective, Djunya, Dixon’s Violin, Sodown, Gipsy Moon, House Of Hamsa, The Cat’s Pajamas, Templo, Skydyed, Dynohunter, Orphic, Cualli, Cloud D, Milky Wav, Lily Fangz, TNertle, Snubluck, Greener Grounds, Stone Soul, Digital Vagabond, Rumtum, The Dirty Gemstones, Evanoff, Soohan, IN33P, Linear Symmetry, Toybox, DJ Synergy, Bean + Messenger Of Secrets

6/17-18 BANDS IN THE BACKYARD in Vineland, CO.             2 Day Ticket $125

  • 6/17 feat. Alabama, Sawyer Brown, Joe Diffie, High Valley + Overton Road     6:30 p.m.
  • 6/18 feat. Kid Rock, 3 Doors Down, Sarah Ross, Matt Gary + Overton Road   3:30  p.m.

6/17-18 FOOTHILLS GUTFEST 8 @ Sunshine Studios Live in Colorado Springs                   $??

  • 6/17 feat. Skinned, Forged In Gore, Sodomized, Limbsplitters, Psychotic Defilement, Massacre, Orchiectomy, The Monk, Goreloaf, Created To Kill, Cheesegrater Masterbation, Vacuus, Crown Magnetar, Scalafrea, Hit The Shadows, Empire In Peril + Eminent Terror
  • 6/18 feat. Putrid Pile, Euphoric Defilement, Sacrificial Slaughter, Stages Of Decomposition, Machete Dildo, Forced Asphyxiation, Defiled Crypt, Vaginal Bear Trap, Aborning, Hideous Rebirth, Odiusembowel, Ton, Marasmus, Exhumer, Six Feet Of Anger, Enduality + Axe To The Face

 

This is the list of the best shows along the Front Range and a few great festivals in the state. As usual, I have marked my recommendations with an * after the venue’s name. Besides this list, go to the Coming Attractions for the best shows in the area over the next several months. The Festival Time page contains a pretty comprehensive list of the greatest multi-band events in Colorado and some surrounding states. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

Music To Hear 6/06 -6/12: LEON RUSSELL, LETTUCE, ZIGGY MARLEY & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/06/16

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Stand-Up Comedy’ @ 7 p.m.; ‘Funk Jam’ @ 10 p.m.           FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 6/16/16

Cervantes’ Other Side- ‘Monday Night Menagerie’ feat. Earth & Sky, Good Touch, The Wandering Wood, Bossilator + more                      7 p.m.                     $15

Oriental Theatre*- Leon Russell w/ Riley Etheridge Jr & John Woodhead               8 p.m.
$38

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/07/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Mic’                        7 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’ w/ The Hornitz                             8 p.m.               FREE!!!!

Pourhouse (Loveland)-   ‘Open Jazz Jam’ feat. The Pourhouse Jazz Trio
7:30 p.m.

DENVER AREA 6/07/16

Gothic Theatre- Tokyo Police Club w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks                        9:30 p.m.
$20.75-25

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- ‘A Prince Birthday Celebration’               8:30 p.m.              $15-25

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- The Lumineers w/ Soak            7 p.m.          SOLD OUT!!!!

Walnut Room- Humming House                           7 p.m.                       $12-15

BOULDER AREA 6/07/16

Boulder Theatre*- Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) & Jesca Hoop w/ Marion Williams             8 p.m.
$27.50-32.50

Owsley’s Golden Road- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet) + Milky Dubz
8 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’                          9 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/08/16

Aggie Theatre*- Katchafire w/ Mystic Roots Band + Stay Positive Sound                   $12-15

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Patio Music Series’ w/ Ginger Whale                  5 p.m.             FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Mason Street Bluegrass                       7 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Bluegrass Jam’                      8:30 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note*- Jon Stickley Trio                       Free-$10

DENVER AREA 6/08/16

Dazzle Jazz- Liebermonster “Murmuration” (CD Release)                 7 p.m.                     $8-10

Denver Botanic Gardens*- Ziggy Marley                    6:30 p.m.                  SOLD OUT!!!!

Herman’s Hideaway- Eddie Turner & The Trouble Twins w/ The Custom Shop + The Mojeezy Blues Band                                7 p.m.                                $5-10

Hi Dive*- The Lowest Pair w/ Patrick Dethlefs                        9 p.m.                     $10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- The Lumineers w/ Soak                7 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 6/08/16

Four Mile Historic Park- Perpetual Motion                    $3-12

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- ‘Wednesday Night Blues’ feat. Delta Sonics                       7:30 p.m.
FREE!!!!

Owsley’s Golden Road- Flash Mountain Flood                              7 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Blues Night’                    10 p.m.                FREE!!!!

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/09/16

Avogadro’s Number- MasonTown                 8 p.m.                   $5

DENVER AREA 6/09/16

Bluebird Theatre- Local H ‘As Good As Dead 20th Anniversary Tour’                 8 p.m.
$20

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- Katchafire w/ Mystic Roots Band + Stay Positive Sound
$18-22

Cervantes’ Other Side*- Jon Stickley Trio + Rabbit Wilde w/ Steep Ravine ///
Burn It Blue on patio                          8 p.m.                       Free-$10

Oriental Theatre*- ‘Mile High Blues Summit’ feat. Royal Southern Brotherhood (w/ Cyril Neville & Tyrone Vaughan) w/ Jason Ricci Band                      8 p.m.                  $25

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Brit Floyd                     8 p.m.                   $50

BOULDER AREA 6/09/16

Chautauqua Auditorium*- Ziggy Marley                  7:30 p.m.                           $40.50-58

Dickens Opera House- ‘Open Mic Night’ w/  Brian Rezac               7 p.m.                FREE!!!!

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/10/16

Aggie Theatre*- Wish You Were Pink (Pink Floyd tribute) w/ Chicago Farmer
8 p.m.                       $5-10

Armory- Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line w/ Old Hours                7-9:30 p.m.
$15

Avogadro’s Number- T-Band                      5:30 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number*- Danielle Ate The Sandwich w/ All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
8:30 p.m.                     $12-15

 Everyday Joes- Gabrielle Louise w/ More Than Physics                         7-10 p.m.                $12

Hodi’s Half Note- Musketeer Gripweed w/ Dirty Revival                              $12-20

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- Austin Young               FREE!!!!

Swing Station* (LaPorte)- FY5: Findders & Youngberg                         8 p.m.                     $15

DENVER AREA 6/10/16

Bluebird Theatre*- Dale Watson w/ Dixie Leadfoot                    9 p.m.                      $15

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- Gondwana w/ Nattali Rize, MindState + Mono Verde            9 p.m.                         $15-20

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- Lost Dog Ensemble (Tom Waits tribute) w/ Face Man          $15

Oriental Theatre- Highland Ramblers w/ Coal Town Reunion                9 p.m.             $7

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Lettuce w/ The Wailers (peforming “Exodus”), Manic Focus, Pete Rock + Rahzel                       6:30 p.m.                  $39.50-75

Soiled Dove- Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers                7-10 p.m.                     $35-45

Walnut Room- ‘Homevibe’s 10th Anniversary Concert’ feat. Danny Shafer, Reed Foehl, Dave Tamkin, J.E. Borgen, Josh Queen, Coles Whalen, Dan Craig, Dickie feat. Christina Priceman & Dick Prall, Paul Kimbris, Jessica Somere, Craig Maierhofer + more
6 p.m.                    $20-25

BOULDER AREA 6/10/16

Chautauqua Auditorium*- Trevor Hall w/ Jon Wayne & The Pain                     7:30 p.m.
$30.50-38

Nissi’s* (Lafayette)- Colorado Floyd ‘A Pink Floyd Jam’ w/  North Boulder Underground
7:30 p.m.                                    $10

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/11/16

Aggie Theatre- Gondwana w/ Nattali Rize, MindState, Roka Hueka + DJ Wadada
$15-20

Hodi’s Half Note*- Native Daughters w/ Khemmis, Cult Of The Lost Cause + Harkener
$10

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Trevor Hall w/ Jon Wayne & The Pain
8 p.m.                   $27.50-40

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Patti Fiasco ‘Album Release’                  9 p.m.              $12

DENVER AREA 6/11/16

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- ‘Official LoHi After Party’ w/ Everyone Orchestra + Incidental Animals feat. Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Steve Adams (ALO) & Dave Brogan (ALO) w/ Poor Man’s Whiskey  + Dirty Revival                    (Dual Venue)                          $10-20

Cervantes’ Other Side*- ‘Official LoHi After Party’                       (Dual Venue)              10:30 p.m.
$10-20

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Blues Night’ feat. Delta Sonics                         10:30 p.m.                  $5

Larimer Lounge- Kevin Morby w/ Jaye Bartell                    9 p.m.                      $12

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Big Head Todd & The Monsters w/ Dwight Yoakam + Tracksuit Wedding                             6:30 p.m.                        $49.50

Soiled Dove- Danny Masters Band ‘Evermore: tribute to Led Zeppelin’ w/ Ghost Embrace
8 p.m.                   $10-15

Summit Music Hall- Modern Baseball w/ Joyce Manor + Thin Lips                       7:30 p.m.
$20-23

BOULDER AREA 6/11/16

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Dotsero                     7:30                        $12-14

Owsley’s Golden Road- Good Kind                      7 p.m.                     $5

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/12/16

Avogadro’s Number- Ronny Cox (on patio)                6 p.m.                   $20

Avogadro’s Number- Coral Creek                          8:30 p.m.               $10

Swing Station* (LaPorte)- The Lowest Pair                    4 p.m.               FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 6/12/16

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Urban Brunch’ w/ Adam Bodine Trio               10:30 a.m.          No Cover!!

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- The Polish Ambassador w/ Matisyahu, Bluetech, Saul Williams + Ayla Nereo                           5 p.m.                      $35

 

FESTIVALS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE & BEYOND 6/06 – 6/12

6/10-12 BEANSTALK MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL @ Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club in Westcliffe                      Weekend Passes $145

  • 6/10-12 feat. The Magic Beans (x3), The New Deal, Electron (2 sets) feat. Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits) Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits) Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) & Mike Greenfield (Lotus),  The Main Squeeze (x2), RAQ, Orgone, Nigel Hall Band, Kitchen Dwellers, Ben Silver (Orchard Lounge), CIA, American Babies, Vibe Street, Gipsy Moon, Greener Grounds, Brothers Gow, Spafford, Skydyed, Mama Magnolia (honors David Bowie), The Runnikine, Cycles, The Hornitz, Hog MaGungdy, The Malai Llama + Mantaray

6/10-12 PALISADE BLUEGRASS & ROOTS FESTIVAL @ Riverbend Park in Palisade
3 Day Pass $95                               (camping passes available)

  • 6/10 feat. Rapidgrass, Caribou Mountain Collective, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Running Out Of Road + Destinee & The Sink Creek Band              3:30-10 p.m.
  • 6/11 feat. The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Hill Benders, The Lowest Pair, Wood & Wire, Run Boy Run, Destinee & The Sink Creek Band, We Dream Dawn, Run Boy Run (workshop), Streams Of Eden + Bone Tree                 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • 6/12 feat. Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Fruition, Mandolin Orange, Blackberry Bushes, We Dream Dawn, Destinee & The Sink Creek Band + Streams OF Eden
    10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

6/10-12 PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Summit Music Hall in Denver
3 Night Passes $60

  • 6/10 feat. Buzzcocks, The Briefs, DOA + Spells
  • 6/11 feat. Millencolin, 88 Fingers Louie, Love Me Destroyer + Wiredogs
  • 6/12 feat. Flag III, Anti-Nowhere League, Youth Brigade + Potato Pirates

6/10-12 TASTE OF FORT COLLINS @ Civic Center Park
Tickets $5-10 per day

  • 6/10 feat. The Wombats + One Flew West             5:30-9 p.m.
  • 6/11 feat. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/ A. Tom Collins, Medic, popfilter, Mojomama, The Jekylls, Jacob Green, Tera Johnson + Eryn DeSomer       12-8:30 p.m.
  • 6/12 feat. Allen Stone w/ Coral Creek, Paper Lights, ATOMGA, Wendy Woo Band, Strawberry Runners, La Pompe Jazz, Breakfast For Dinner, Follow The Fox
    12:30-8:30 p.m.

6/11 BREWGRASS @ South Pearl St. in Boulder                     $7.50-10

  • 6/11 feat. Yawpers, Lil’ Smokies, Front Country, Mike & Ruthy Band, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Dr. Harlan’s Amazing Bluegrass Tonic + Silverplume          1-10 p.m.

6/11 GREELEY BLUES JAM @ Island Grove Arena                         Tickets $30-35

  • 6/11 feat. North Mississippi Allstars, Charlie Musselwhite, Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers, Davy Knowles, Chubby Carrier, John Primer w/ The Delta Sonics, Hazel Miller, Lionel Young Band, Chris Daniels & The Kings, Rex Peoples & X Factr + Jaden Carlson
    11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

6/11 LOHI MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Highland Tap & Burger in Denver
1st Tier tickets for Festival + After Party $42                 VIP + After Party $170

  • 6/11 feat. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Poor Man’s Whiskey (performing Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’), Analog Son, Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Greener Grounds, Rastasaurus + Whip Snap w/ Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) as artist @ large
    *(After Party @ Cervantes’ w/ Everyone Orchestra, Poor Man’s Whiskey + Incidental Animals feat. members of String Cheese Incident, Animal Liberation Orchestra & Trey Anastasio Band                    11 a.m. – 10 p.m.           (late night until 2 a.m.)

Next week is an excellent week of live music to hear across the Front Range. Besides the local fare, there are some fantastic festivals happening over the second weekend of June, including two of my personal favorites, Greeley Blues Jam and LoHi Music Festival. As per usual, I have marked my personal recommendations with an *, after the venue’s name. For a more complete list of incredible shows coming to the area over the next few months, check-out the Coming Attractions page. The Festival Time page is a pretty comprehensive compilation of all of the fests in our spectacular state and some outside of it, but probably worth the drive, nonetheless. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS IS ANNOUNCED FOR SOLSHINE MUSIC FESTIVAL!!

The Solshine Music Festival began about a decade ago, up in the beautiful ski town of Winter Park. It has been both a one and two day festival over the years, hosting acts like the Neville Brothers, Little Feat, G. Love & The Special Sauce, Trampled By Turtles and The Samples. Colorado’s poly-ethnic Cajun slamgrass pioneers, Leftover Salmon have headlined several times. Last year Leftover Salmon headlined the Solshine Music Festival which took place on Jerry Garcia’s Birthday, August 1, at Hideaway Park, but the whole weekend featured music around the town. This year has expanded to two days of Leftover Salmon, as well as some other acts playing at Hideaway Park, on the new weekend, which is Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13.

                                  

The weekend begins on Thursday, August 11 with Dead Phish Orchestra playing a free concert at Hideaway Park from 6 to 8 p.m., as part of the ‘High Note Thursdays’ concert series. On Friday, the Sweet Lillies are playing at Winter Park Pub, before Leftover Salmon takes the Hideaway Park stage at 7 p.m. Gipsy Moon will keep the good times going, with their show at Ullrs Tavern at 11 p.m.

On Saturday, August 13, the Sweet Lillies will play at Winter Park Pub, prior to the festivities starting at Hideaway Park. The free festival starts at the park at 3:30  with Colorado bluegrass favorites, Trout Steak Revival kicking-off this mountain party. That will be followed by a set of new music by the Record Company, before Leftover Salmon tears into their set at 7 p.m. Of course, there are late night shows, one, with Trout Steak Revival playing at Winter Park Pub, and the other at Ullrs Tavern, with Leftover Salmon members Alwyn Robinson and Greg Garrison hosting a ‘funk jam’.

As always, the Solshine Music Festival is free, which means you can put the savings toward your somewhat pricey accommodations in the mountain town. I can’t imagine a better headliner than Leftover Salmon. With all of the other live music to experience around Winter Park from Thursday through Saturday, in the middle of August, I can’t imagine much time for anything besides eating, sleeping and enjoying the fabulous music. I have not been to the Solshine Music Festival, but I have been to a couple of festivals up in Winter Park and this promises to
be an exceptional weekend in May. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

Music To Hear 5/23 – 5/28: SNARKY PUPPY, MY MORNING JACKET, BONERAMA & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 5/23/16

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Stand-Up Comedy’ @ 7 p.m.; ‘Funk Jam’ @ 10 p.m.        FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 5/23/16

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic, DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman + more…                        $23-25

Cervantes’ Other Side*- ‘Monday Night Menagerie’ w/ Joey Porter’s Vital Organ, Rosa Sparks, Wonderlic + Wabakinoset                     Early-Bird Tickets $5

Quixote’s True Blue- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet) + Sleazy Grease            9 p.m.
$6

BOULDER AREA 5/23/16

Fox Theatre- Queensryche w/ Lola Black                 8:30 p.m.                        $25-32

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Blues Jam’ w/ Boa & The Constrictors
7-10 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 5/24/16

Aggie Theatre- Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic, DJ Zone, Homeboy Sandman + more…
$20-25

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Mic’                    7 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesday’                 8 p.m.                     FREE!!!!

Pourhouse (Loveland)- ‘Open Jazz Jam’ feat. The Pourhouse Jazz Trio          7:30 p.m.

DENVER AREA 5/24/16

Bluebird Theatre- Nada Surf w/ Moving Panoramas                 8 p.m.                $25-27

Gothic Theatre*- Brett Dennen w/ Firekid                   8 p.m.                        $25-45

Hi Dive*The So So Glos w/ The Dirty Nil + Finding Common Ground                8 p.m.
$10-12

Larimer Lounge*- Fruit Bats w/  Trummon                $15

Ogden Theatre*- Snarky Puppy w/ Michelle Willis                 8 p.m.                      $26

Paramount Theatre*- Andrew Bird                  8 p.m.                 Tickets Starting @ $36

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Jam’                 9 p.m.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Lamb Of God + Clutch w/ Corrosion Of Conformity
7 p.m.                        $38.50

BOULDER AREA 5/24/16

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’                     8-11 p.m.

Owsley’s Golden Road- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet) w/ Milky Dubz
8 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’ hosted by Dan Perez                         9 p.m.

St. Julien*- Kort McCumber                          6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 5/25/16

Aggie Theatre- Voivod w/ King Parrot + Child Bite                 $15

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Patio Music Series’ feat. The Andy Man Band              5 p.m.
FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Mason Street Bluegrass                        7 p.m.                 FREE!!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Bluegrass Jam’                  8:30 p.m.             FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note*- Canyon Collected ‘CD Release’                         Free- $15

DENVER AREA 5/25/16

Bluebird Theatre- Prong w/ MF Ruckus                            8 p.m.                        $13

Cervantes’ Other Side- The RunniKine w/ Jubilingo                        $5-10

Gothic Theatre*- Chelsea Wolfe w/ A Dead Forest Index                     8 p.m.             $15-30

Hi Dive- David Wax Museum w/ King Cardinal                     $10-12

Paramount Theatre*- Leon Bridges                8 p.m.                   Tickets Starting @ $29.99

BOULDER AREA 5/25/16

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Nelson Rangell                    7:30 p.m.                           $10-12

Owsley’s Golden Road- Flash Mountain Flood                      7 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Blues Night’                  10 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 5/26/16

Avogadro’s Number*- ‘Dead Jam’                   8:30 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note- David Wax Museum w/ King Cardinal                 $10-15

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue w/ Halden Wofford & The Hi Beams                       7 p.m.                       $10

DENVER AREA 5/26/16

Cervantes’ Other Side*- ‘Grass For That Ass’ feat. Oakhurst w/ Lonesome Days (late set) + Pistols In Petticoats /// Burn It Blue on patio                   Free-$10

Ogden Theatre*- Mudcrutch w/ The Shelters             8 p.m.                  SOLD OUT!!!!

Pepsi Center- Florence & The Machine                  7 p.m.             Tickets Starting @ $40.50

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The Flaming Lips performing “The Soft Bulletin” w/ Colorado Symphony                       7:30 p.m.                       $49.95

BOULDER AREA 5/26/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Open Mic Night’ w/ Brian Rezac             7 p.m.          FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- The Prairie Scholars                 6-9 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Bonnie & Taylor Sims                 7:30-9:30 p.m.          FREE!!!!

St. Julien- Johnny O Band                      6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 5/27/16

Aggie Theatre- WriteMinded + Blue Taboo w/ Swashbuckling Doctors                       $10-12

Avogadro’s Number- T-Band                          5:30 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Jalan Crossland w/ Angie Stevens                8:30 p.m.               $14

Downtown Artery- White Cat Pink + Little Vicious                8 p.m.                       $7

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- The Fold (80’s metal + Judas Priest ) w/ Paradise Theatre (Styx tribute)                                   8 p.m.                          $10

DENVER AREA 5/27/16

Bluebird Theaatre- Appetite For Destruction (Gun N’ Roses tribute)                    9 p.m.
$15-20

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- Mr. Bill (live) + Unlimited Gravity x Project Aspect w/ The Digital Connection + Digital Vagabond                                     $12-15

Cervantes’ Other Side- 40 OZ. To Freedom w/ Rastasaurus, Na’an Stop, Inna Di Red + Al Capones                $10-15

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Friday 10 p.m. Social’ feat. Gumbo Le Funque                    10:30 p.m.             $5

Hi Dive- Slim Cessna’s Auto Club w/ Chimney Choir                                  $15-17

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- Citizen Dan (Steely Dan tribute)                     $15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- The Devil Makes Three + Shakey Graves w/ The Wood Brothers                        7:30 p.m.                            $44.75

Soiled Dove*- Bonerama                          7 p.m.                         $18-20

Tuft Theatre*- Bonnie & The Clydes                          8 p.m.                     $12-14

BOULDER AREA 5/27/16

CyclHOPS* (Longmont)- Danny Shafer Duo                        7:30-10 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Johnny O Band                    8:30-11:30 p.m.            $5

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Atomga                           8:30-11:30 p.m.                     $5

St. Julien*- Sambadende                    6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 5/28/16

Aggie Theatre- South Of France w/ Strawberry Runners + The Epilogues                       $5-10

Avogadro’s Number- Matt Skinner Band (on patio)                  7 p.m.                  $8

Avogadro’s Number*- Wooleye + Novalectric                      9 p.m.                 $5

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Bonerama w/ Home Fried Boogaloo + The RunniKine                    8 p.m.                     $15-27.50

Pourhouse (Loveland)- Atomic Pablo                       8:30 p.m.

DENVER AREA 5/28/16

Bluebird Theatre*- Roosevelt Collier’s Colorado Get Down feat. Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) w/ Genetics                 9 p.m.                Early-Bird Tickets $15

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- Kaminanda + Lovelight w/ Mumukshu + Aytiko
$12-15

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Blues Night’ w/ Delta Sonics                     10:30 p.m.                   $5

Hi Dive- Slim Cessna’s Auto Club w/ Joy Subtraction                   $15-17

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- My Morning Jacket w/ Fruit Bats              7:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 5/28/16

CyclHOPS (Longmont)- Foxfeather Duo                7:30-10 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

Dickens Opera House* (Longmont)- Bonnie & The Clydes             8:15 p.m.              $10-12

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Pamlico Sound               8:30-11:30 p.m.
$5

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Arena Rock Allstars (tribute band)              7:30 p.m.              $8-10

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- Solomon Cook                8:30-11:30 p.m.                  $5

DENVER AREA 5/29/16

Larimer Lounge*- Fruit Bats w/ Trummors                      9 p.m.                        $15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- My Morning Jacket w/ Barr Brothers
7:30 p.m.                        $49.95

BOULDER AREA 5/29/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’ w/ Bonnie & Taylor Sims
12-3 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids* (Longmont)- Lee Johnson              6-9 p.m.           FREE!!!!

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- Rusty 44                   5-8 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

 

FESTIVALS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE & BEYOND 5/23 – 5/29

5/27-29 MEADOWGRASS FESTIVAL @ La Foret Conference & Retreat Center
Weekend Passes (with standard camping) $137.49

  • 5/27 feat. Fruit Bats, Jeff Austin Band, Matt Flinner Trio, Strawberry Runners + Jeremy Facknitz                      Late Night: Leopard & The Vine
  • 5/28 feat. Jackie Greene, The Barr Brothers, Jalan Crossland, Wendy Woo, Free The Honey, Justus League + Smith House
    Late Night: Mike Clark & The Sugar Sounds
  • 5/29 feat. Judah & The Lion, Mandolin Orange, David Wax Museum, Megan Burtt, Chauncy Crandall, Moors & McCumber + The River Arkansas
    Late Night: Chauncy Crandall & Friends

5/27-29 SHAMANIC BOOM IMMERSION FESTIVAL @ Grant Farms in Wellington, CO.
$65-100

  • 5/27-29 feat. Subaqueous, Antandra, Stratosphere, Erothyme, Cualli (2 sets), Omega, Xerephine, Spaceship Earth (2 sets), Totem, Ascentient, Quantum Beings Of The Miraculous, Tangled Branches, Transition Theatre, TechnoShaman (2 sets), Samoureye, Zoe Clare, Sacral Crown, Naturobi, O.B.E., Friendly + The Boundless

5/27-29 SISTER WINDS FESTIVAL @ Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO.         3 Day Pass $88

  • 5/27-29 feat. Lily Fangz, Xerephine, Alais Clay, Ariana Saraha, Janis Kelly, MC Raay Francy, Twin Flame, Las Curanderas, BethyLoveLight, Jayma SuperLove, Liat, Fierce le Fey, The Katie Wise & Bhakti Explosion, Gaia Experiment, Ianna, The Jai Gobind Band, Chloe Brooke, Shaela Noella & The Sumati, Erin Dougherty, Lady Love, Akacia Rose + Tone Poetry

5/28-29 BEAVER CREEK BLUES, BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL @ Beaver Creek Plaza          FREE!!!!

  • 5/28-29 feat. John Mayall, Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers, Gary Allegreto + Shari Puorto                           12-6 p.m.

5/27-30 BOULDER CREEK FESTIVAL

  • 5/27 ‘Kick-Off Concert’ feat. Dead Phish Orchestra                   7-10 p.m.
  • 5/28 feat. Analog Son w/ special guest, Let The Beat Speak, Musketeer Gripweed, Dyrty Byrds, The Plates, Foxfeather, The Alcapones, Augustus + Farmer Sisters
    12:30-10 p.m.
  • 5/29 feat. TBD, The Goonies, The Long Run (The Eagles tribute), The Delta Sonics, Gasoline Lollipops, Riley Ann, Tallgrass, MasonTown + Rapidgrass            12:30-10 p.m.
  • 5/30 feat. Chris Daniels & The Kings w/ Freddie Gowdy, Monocle, Face, Malai Llama, Whiskey Autumn, The Zimmermans             1-7 p.m.

5/28-30 BOARDWALK BEACH BASH on South Gaylord in Denver                     FREE!!!!

  • 5/28 feat. Judge Roughneck, Coral Creek + Johnny O. Band            3:30-7:45 p.m.
  • 5/29 feat. Alright Alright + Yo Mamas & Papas                    12-6 p.m.
  • 5/30 feat. Bill McKay & Tori Pater + MasonTown                 12-4 p.m.

5/28 BRIGHTON BLUES BLAST 2016 @ The Armory in Brighton                        $25-35

  • 5/28 feat. Lionel Young Band, Michael Hornbuckle Band, The Delta Sonics, Eef, Papa Juke, Bumkin + The Felonious Smith Band

5/28 DENVER DAY OF ROCK 2016 along 16th Street Mall               FREE!!!!

  • 5/28 feat. A Great Big World, Marc Broussard, The Burroughs, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, COIN, The Suffers, Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, Hey Marseilles, The Railbenders, Tracksuit Wedding, HoneyHoney, Mary Louise Lee Band, Muddy Magnolias, Pandas & People, Zach Heckendorf, Foxfield Four, Mia Borders, The Knew, King Cardinal, POPFILTER, Dearling, Gipsy Moon, Austin Young Band + Edison                    2:30-9:30 p.m.

This is your list of shows and the numerous festivals that are happening over Memorial Day weekend. Seems like the unofficial start of summer, is also the start of the unofficial start of the festival season, as well. As usual, I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue name. Besides this list, there is a more extensive list of recommended shows coming to the area over the next several months. For a pretty comprehensive list of festivals coming around Colorado for the season, check-out the Festival Time page. There is plenty of terrific music to hear, so get out and catch some live music. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉