Denver summer concerts in 2017 include shows at several outdoor venues. Top shows scheduled for this time of year are at Red Rocks, Fiddler's Green, the Botanic Gardens, and Hudson Gardens.
In addition, there's always great music year-round at other top venues including the Pepsi Center, Bellco Theater, and the Paramount.
On this page, you'll also find information on some of this summer's top music festivals.
Address: 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465
From country to classical and rock to reggae, Red Rocks Amphitheatre hosts dozens of outdoor concerts every May to September. Located 15 miles west of Denver and at an elevation of 6,450 feet (about 1,200 feet higher than the city), this naturally occurring, open-air amphitheater is unlike any other venue. Once listed among the Seven Wonders of the World, Mother Nature designed this geologic masterpiece.
The venue opened in 1941 and seats 9,525. Notable past performers include the Beatles and U2. With its perfect acoustics and outstanding views, seeing a concert at Red Rocks is an unforgettable experience.
Address: 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village, CO 80111
See the stars — both celestial and entertainers — at Fiddler's Green, a large-scale earth sculpture that holds 17,000 (making it the area's largest amphitheater). From May to September, this award-winning venue with rolling grassy slopes and breathtaking views of the Rockies hosts concerts of all genres.
Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Denver, Fiddler's Green opened in 1988. Past performers include legends B.B. King, Elton John, The Who, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Prince, and Paul Simon.
York Street: 1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
Chatfield Farms: 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128
From June to September, the Denver Botanic Gardens hosts an outdoor summer concert series at its York Street (downtown) and Chatfield Farms (19 miles southwest of downtown) locations. Top acts such as Tony Bennett, Buena Vista Social Club, and Chris Isaak have performed among thousands of blooming plants at this renowned botanic garden.
The York location features 24 acres of diverse plants from all over the world. Chatfield Farms is a working farm set on 750 acres along Deer Creek and has gorgeous views of the Colorado foothills. Concertgoers can explore the grounds during their visit.
Address: 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
Just 11 miles south of downtown, this outdoor amphitheater hosts big-name performers from May to September. Hudson Gardens is 30 beautiful acres of tall trees, water gardens, vibrant flowers, and wildlife — a lovely setting to listen to great music with friends.
Past performers include Gladys Knight, Joe Walsh, Heart, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Bring a blanket to spread on the lawn and a picnic basket, or try out food from onsite vendors.
In addition to concerts at these four outdoor venues, you'll also find dozens of shows every month at indoor venues such as the Pepsi Center, Grizzly Rose, Ogden Theatre, Summit Music Hall, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, Bluebird Theatre, Marquis Theater, and more.
You will find additional Denver Summer Concerts during our annual Music Festivals. You will find them all over the city and in several towns nearby.
The largest festivals in June include the Westward Music Showcase, the Juneteenth Music Festival, and the Pan People Music Festival. Click here for dates and times for these and other June Music Festivals.
In July, you can enjoy music at the Evergreen Jazz Festival and the Bluebird Music Festival. Click here for additional details on these and other July festivals and events.
August is also full of fun music festivals. Highlights this month include Blues & Brews, the Evergreen Blue Grass Festival, and the Higher Ground Music Festival. Find out more about these festivals in August.
Address: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd
Spend your Sunday evening relaxing at a concert by local musicians in picturesque City Park, home to the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Each June through August, City Park Jazz produces 10 free concerts featuring an eclectic mix of cultures, styles, and genres.
The food is eclectic as well. You can sample food truck fare or bring a picnic. Vendors offer Ethiopian entrees, wraps, barbecue, ice cream, tacos, burgers, pizza, gourmet grilled cheese, gyros, and more.