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Music To Hear 8/01 – 8/07: TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, JEFF BECK, DICK DALE & More…


Avogadro’s Number- The Haymarket Squares                  6 p.m.                       $5

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


Denver Botanic Gardens- Martin Sexton w/ Eilen Jewell                   6:30 p.m.                $54-59

Quixote’s True Blue*- ‘Jerry’s Birthday Show’ w/ Imagine feat. Melvin Seals (JGB), Ray White (Frank Zappa) & Damon Wood (James Brown) w/ Fleeb (Octopus Nebula) + Darren Hahn (Ani DiFranco)                             9 p.m.                      $10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- ‘Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration’ feat. Warren Haynes & Colorado Symphony w/ special guest Melvin Seals                    7:30 p.m.


Chautauqua Auditorium*- Ryan Bingham w/ The Americans                  7:30 p.m.

Fox Theatre- Museum Of Love Live feat. Pat Mahoney (DFA/ LCD Soundsystem), Dennis McNany (DFA/Jee-Day) & Nancy Whang (DJ set)(DFA/ LCD Soundsystem, The Juan Maclean) w/ Falcon Punch                      8:30 p.m.                     $26

Owsley’s Golden Road*- Owsley’s Acid Jazz Trio feat. Paul Murin (DeadPhish Orchestra) & Edwin Hurwitz (Shakedown Street)                          7 p.m.                      $1


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

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’                     Free-$5

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

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


Larimer Lounge- Honne w/ Jones                     $15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- LCD Soundsystem w/ Savage + Museum Of Love
7 p.m.                      SOLD OUT!!!!


Chautauqua Auditorium*- ‘Mash Up’ w/ Paper Bird                      7:30 p.m.              $12-45

Fox Theatre- Wavves w/ Steep Leans + Partybaby                  8 p.m.                    $26.50

Owsley’s Golden Road- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet)             7 p.m.

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


Avogadro’s Number- ‘Patio Music Series’ feat. Ginger Whale                 5-7 p.m.

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

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

CSU Lagoon*- Danielle Ate The Sandwich                    6-8:30 p.m.               FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Grass For That Ass’ feat. Sneaky Pete & The Secret Weapons w/ FunkMa$ter + Cloud Kickers International                           Free-$15


Bluebird Theatre- Hayes Carll w/ Luke Bell                     8 p.m.                            $25-27

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- ‘Herbie Hancock Tribute’ feat. Dave Watts (The Motet), Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), Joey Porter (The Motet), Garrett Sayers (The Motet) & Dan Schwindt (Kyle Hollingsworth Band) w/ Space Orpan                                    $15-20

Dazzle Jazz*- ‘Artist In Residence’ w/ Adam Bodine Trio                       9 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Hi Dive- Deerhoof w/ Blankspell + deCollage                 8:30 p.m.                            $15-17

Oriental Theatre- Danielle Nicole (Trampled Under Foot) + Too Slim  & The Taildraggers
(*two headlining sets)                                          8 p.m.                                   $22

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- LCD Soundsystem w/ Savages + Museum Of Love
7 p.m.                  SOLD OUT!!!!


Fox Theatre*- King Sunny Ade                         8:30 p.m.                         $32

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

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


Avogadro’s Number- Cosmic Mesa + Canyon Collected                        8 p.m.               $5

Boardwalk Park (Windsor)- Rusty 44              6:30-8:30 p.m.             FREE!!!!

Foote Lagoon- ‘Tribute To The Beatles’ feat. The Fab 4 Mop Top + The Fab 4 Sgt. Pepper
7-9 p.m.            FREE!!!!

Old Town Square*- Pandas & People                   7-9 p.m.                  FREE!!!!


Cervantes’ Other Side- Mike Love w/ FunkMa$ter                  /// Policulture     on patio

Denver Botanic Gardens- Chris Isaak w/ Brent Cowles                    6:30 p.m.             $51-64

Quixote’s True Blue*- Play Dead + Great Blue                         $10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- ‘Hard Red Rocks’ feat. RL Grime w/ Savoy, Keys N Krates, Graves + Drezo                          6 p.m.                     $49.50-90

Walnut Room*- Yarn w/ Another Afternoon                       8 p.m.                   $15-20


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

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

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


Aggie Theatre- The Covz w/ Prestor John (CD Release)               Free-$10

Avogadro’s Number- Pouder River Irregulars                     4 p.m.               $10

Centerra @ Chapungu Sculpture Park (Loveland)- The Commoners                  7-9 p.m.

Monroe’s (Loveland)- Ryan Fourt Combo                   7 p.m.

Swing Station (LaPorte)- The Hooten Hallers w/ Burt Reynolds Mustache Ride            9 p.m.


Gothic Theatre*- Rebirth Brass Band                           $19.99-40

Marquis Theatre- American Aquarium w/ Ol Hickory + Smokestack Relics
8 p.m.                 $5-15

Oriental Theatre- Jen Korte & The Loss w/ Clarence Tilton                   9 p.m.

Quixote’s True Blue*- Play Dead + Ethan J. Perry                       $10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Los Lobos + North Mississippi All Stars                      7 p.m.               SOLD OUT!!!!

Soiled Dove- Marcus Miller                       7 p.m.                 $35-40

Soiled Dove- Marcus Miller                     10 p.m.                $35-45

Walnut Room- Jus’ Sayin’  w/ Von Disco                  8:30 p.m.                      $8-10


Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- Nina Storey w/ Matthew Moon              8:15 p.m.

Louisville*- Junior Brown                  6:30-9 p.m.                     FREE!!!!

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

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


Aggie Theatre- Sevendust w/ Crobot, Against Himself + Red Tide Rising                   7 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- American Aquarium                $15-23

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- The Epilogues ‘The Farewell Show’ w/ Slow Caves, Quentin, They Call Me Hero + Implicit Whispers                        $10


Arvada Center*- Reverend Horton Heat w/ Doug Kershaw                     7:30 p.m.            $20-35

Cervantes’ Other Side*- The Lonely Heart String Band w/ Mile High Express               $5-12

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

Hudson Gardens* (Littleton)- Weird Al Yankovic                   7 p.m.                              $46

Larimer Lounge- Mitis w/ Toy Box + Mosis                         $12-15

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- ‘Brunch’ feat. Lost Dog Trio (Tom Waits tribute)
10:30 a.m.                 No Cover!!!!

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox*- Dick Dale w/ Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene                 9 p.m.

Oriental Theatre- Michael Hornbuckle Band /w Emilio Emilio + Michael Lee Clemmer Band                     8 p.m.                      $12

Quixote’s True Blue*- New Speedway Boogie w/ Intrepid Travellers + Home Fried Boogaloo                   9 p.m.                         $??

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Slightly Stoopid w/ SOJA, Zion I, The Grouch & Eligh
7 p.m.                     $44.99


Boulder Theatre*- Loudon Wainwright III + Iris Dement                          8 p.m.            $25-32.50

Fox Theatre- Melvins w/ Helms Alee                     9 p.m.                      $26.50

Owsley’s Golden Road*- Play Dead                          7 p.m.                       $1


Aggie Theatre*- Reverend Horton Heat + The Melvins w/ Helms Alee                     8 p.m.

Mishawaka Amphitheatre (Bellvue)- The Railbenders w/ Goatz + Liz Barnez                 5 p.m.

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Jay Stott              4 p.m.                  FREE!!!!


Arvada Center- Asleep At The Wheel w/ Hot Club Of Cowtown               7:30 p.m.

City Park- Chris Daniels & The Kings w Freddi Gowdy                  6-8 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

Fiddlers Green*- Jeff Beck w/ Buddy Guy                      7:30 p.m.                 $39.50-79.50

Larimer Lounge- ‘Sunday BBQ Series’ w/ Reno Divorce, Straight Outta Luck, Wake The Bat, Granny Tweed + Landgrabbers                     2 p.m.                     $9

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- ‘Brunch’ feat. Lost Dog Trio (Tom Waits tribute)
10:30 a.m.                 No Cover!!!!

Paramount Theatre- Culture Club                   8 p.m.             Tickets Starting @ $49.50

Pepsi Center- Slipknot w/ Marilyn Manson + Of Mice & Men                6:30 p.m.
Tickets Starting @ $29.50

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Michael Franti & Spearhead w/ Zella Day            6 p.m.


Boulder Theatre- Ms. Lisa Fischer & The Grand Baton w/ Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band feat. Erica Brown & MJ                       8 p.m.                   $25-35

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



8/05-06 HINTERLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Avenue Of The Saints Amphitheatre in St. Charles, IA.                                       2 Day Passes $95

  • 8/05 feat. Ray Lamontagne, Cold War Kids, Houndmouth + San Fermin
  • 8/06 feat. Willie Nelson, Grace Potter, Lake Street Dive, Shovels & Rope, Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carll, Pokey Lafarge, William Elliott Whitmore + Field Division

8/05-07 TELLURIDE JAZZ FEST @ Telluride Town Park
3-Day Pass $145       (camping and parking permits also available)

  • 8/05 feat. Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlmen, Marcus Miller, Galactic, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, John Scofield & Jon Cleary Duo, Jeff Coffin & The Mu’tet, Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers, Rebirth Brass Band, Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band w/ Jeff Coffin, Nigel Hall Band, Veronica Swift & The Eric Gunnison Trio, Sobredosis Del Sabor, Kevin McCarthy Trio, USAF Academy Band Falconaires, Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble + Stillwater Allstars

8/05-07 VERTEX FESTIVAL @ Cottonwood Meadows in Buena Vista, CO.
Base Camp tickets $249.75

  • 8/05-07 feat. Odesza, Alabama Shakes, Trey Anastasio Band (2 Sets), Gramatik, Lettuce, Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, BadBadNotGood, Big Wild, Classixx, Dawes, Dopapod, Duke Dumont, Emancipator Ensemble, Fruition, Graham Nash, Hiatus Kaiyote, Houndmouth, Jai Wolf, Robert Delong, Rufus Du Sol, Ryan Hemsworth, Seven Lions, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, The Revivalists, Gold Room, Imagined Herbal Flows, Buckwheat Zydeco, Head For The Hills, Zach Heckendorf, The Drunken Hearts, Trout Steak Revival, Dreamers Delight, Eminence Ensemble, Jaden Carlson Band, Evanoff, Mama Magnolia, The Runnikine, Tortuga, Pizkil + Other Worlds

8/05-07 ARISE MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Sunrise Ranch in Loveland
$181.50      (Camping passes available)

  • 8/05-07 feat. Jurassic 5, Ziggy Marley, Hardworking Americans, Wildlight, The New Mastersounds, Del The Funky Homosapien, Phutureprimitive, The Travelin’ McCourys, Bluegrass Generals (feat. Chris Pandolfi & Andy Hall), Jeff Austin Band,  Fortunate Youth, Everyone Orchestra, Mike Love, Dirtwire feat. members of Beats Antique & Hamsa Lila, Govinda, Dimond Saints, The Expanders, Bridget & Bonnie (Elephant Revival), Euforquestra, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Bass Physics, Ayla Nereo, SHEL, CloZee, Yamn, Gipsy Moon, Dynohunter, Dead Floyd, Musketeer Gripweed, Samuel J, T Sisters, Skydyed, Living Light, Earth Guardians, Supaman, Xerephine, Transition Theater, Chimney Choir, MIRAJA, We Dream Dawn, The Sweet Lillies, Blue Grama, DJ Taz Rashid, Lineage Music Project, Buddha Bomb, The Heartifact, Tierro, Totem, Fractal Tribe, Lunar Fire, Bibi McGill,  (3 more Headliners) + more…

8/06 CARBON VALLEY MUSIC & SPIRITS FESTIVAL @ Centennial Field in Dacono

  • 8/06 feat. Cracker, The Railbenders, Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene, Goatz!, William’s Reserve, Mojo Academy Kids + more…                  2-10 p.m.


The first week of August will provide us with an eclectic mix of live music to hear along the Front Range. From free concerts to mountain festivals, there is something for everyone on this week’s list. As usual, I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue’s name. Besides this list, check-out the Coming Attractions and Festival Time pages for a more extensive look at what’s happening over the next few months. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!



In the last few days, there have been a couple more line-up announcements for the 2016 festival season. Greeley Blues Jam and Telluride Jazz Festival have both posted the highly impressive lists of talent playing at their respective festivals.

The Greeley Blues Jam will be taking place at the Island Grove Arena on Saturday, June 11. The line-up boasts the return of the North Mississippi All Stars to the Blues Jam stage, as well as the premiere of Charlie Musselwhite. The fiery sounds of Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers will also be on hand. English guitarist Davvy Knowles and zydeco showman Chubby Carier are on this impressive line-up. The list of mainstage artists, is rounded out by John Primer with The Delta Sonics. The music starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 10:30 p.m., with bands playing consecutively on two stages inside the arena, so there is never more than a few minutes without music on one of them. Get Your Tickets Now!!!!

The Telluride Jazz Festival will take place at Town Park in the beautiful ski town from August 5th through the 7th. For this years festival, Jon Cleary has been named as the guest of honor. He will appear as the leader of Jon Cleary & The Monster Gentlemen and alongside John Scofield, as a duo. Besides these two acts, the festival will also feature performances by Marcus Miller, Galactic, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton and Jeff Coffin & The Mu’tet. Also appearing at the 2016 Telluride Jazz Festival are Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers, Rebirth Brass Band, Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band with Jeff Coffin, Nigel Hall Band, Sobredosis Del Sabor, USAF Academy Band Falconaires, Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble, Young Razzcals Jazz Project and more, coming soon!! The tickets are already on sale and are currently $125 for a three day general admission pass, while a three day all access pass in only $175. There are also camping and parking passes available. Single day passes and ‘Jazz After Dark’ tickets are coming soon!!

These are both festivals that have been around for several years, and are tried and true. I have been to several years of the Greeley Blues Jam and have been fortunate to have seen Marcia Ball, The Subdudes, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Pinetop Perkins, John Mayall, JJ Grey & Mofro, Sonny Landreth and more. I have never attended the Telluride Jazz Festival, but I have been to Telluride for another music festival and can attest to the unimaginable beauty that the area has to offer while enjoying incredible music. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!