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Psst… Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Denver 2017

City Park Jazz | The Denver Ear

Summer concerts are a fun way to enjoy the summer season, and when they are also free, they are even more fun!

We’ve already featured a guide for Free Outdoor Movies to enjoy, and now we are featuring a Free Summer Concerts in Denver 2017 guide so you know where to enjoy free music in and around Denver this summer including their lineups!

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Denver 2017

Beats on the Creek | Coohills
Beats on the Creek at Coohills | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Coohills

Coohills continues its commitment to sharing live local music and giving back to the community when the popular Beats on the Creek summer concert series kicks off on June 20th. In addition, silent auctions and a portion of the proceeds from each evening’s food and beverage sales go to Conservation Colorado, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting Colorado’s environment and quality of life.

Each concert evening – all of which run Tuesdays from 6:30pm-9pm through Aug. 16th, offers several ways to enjoy the music, as well as sunset with the majestic Rocky Mountains visible in the background, a view of the bands playing at the southwest end of the bridge, and innovative drinks and food.

Coohills is located at 1400 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202.

Beats on the Creek LineupJune 20th: Hazel Miller BandJune 27th: Last Men On EarthJuly 11th: The CoteriesJuly 18th: The Moderators; July 25th: Mr. Majestyk’s 8-Track RevivalAugust 1st: Under a Blood Red SkyAugust 16th: Loving the Alien: A Tribute to Bowie.

City Park Jazz
City Park Jazz | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: CHOWEN PHOTOGRAPHY, Photograph courtesy of ©City Park Jazz

City Park Jazz produces 10 free jazz, blues and salsa concerts on Sundays this summer at City Park in Denver. The summer concert series also features food trucks and family-friendly entertainment and takes place from 6pm to 8pm. Each year City Park Jazz draws thousands of people of all ages to enjoy their Sunday evening during the summer season!

City Park is located at 1700 York St, Denver, CO 80206.

City Park Jazz LineupJune 4th: The Other Black (featuring Wesley Watkins); June 11thPete Wernick & FLEXIGRASS; June 18thLinda Styles; June 25thDotsero; July 2ndPurnell Steen and LeJazz Machine; July 9thBuckner Funken Jazz; July 16thJudge Roughneck; July 23rdLos Bohemios; July 30th: JoFoKe; August 6th: Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra;

Summer Lawn Concerts | Clyfford Still Museum
Clyfford Still Museum's Lawn Concerts | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Clyfford Still Museum

Clyfford Still Museum and Swallow Hill Music are pleased to present three free summer lawn concerts in the Museum’s forecourt. Bring a picnic and join them to celebrate summer in the city. Delicious ice cream sandwiches from Peteybird, local microbrews from Baere Brewing Co., and gourmet sausages from Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs will also be available at each event. The Lawn Concerts will take place on Fridays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Clyfford Still Museum is located at 1250 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204.

Lawn Concerts Lineup: June 9th: Covenhoven; July 14th: Sean Rowe; August 4th: Davina and the Vagabonds; September 8th: Davina and the Vagabonds;

Concert on The Green & MoJaBlu Concert Series | Stapleton MCA
Concert on The Green | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Stapleton MCA

Stapleton MCA are hosting two free outdoor concert series this summer! The Concert on The Green Summer Concert Series, that will take place on selected Saturdays from 7:30pm – 9pm, and they are also co-hosting the with Jazz@Jack’s the MoJaBlu Concert Series, featuring Motown, Jazz and Blues concerts from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, on Thursday evenings.

Conservatory Green At Stapleton is located at Valentia St & E 49th Pl, Denver, CO 80238.

Concert on The Green Lineup: June 10th: Big Sam & Funky Nation; July 24th: Freddie Jones; August 12th: That Eighties BandSeptember 8th: Davina and the Vagabonds;

MoJaBlu Concert Series DatesJune 15th, June 22nd, June 29th, July 6th, July 13th, July 20th & August 3rd;

Dancing in the Streets Summer Concert Series | The Streets at SouthGlenn
The Streets at SouthGlenn | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Streets at SouthGlenn

The Streets at SouthGlenn will host its annual Dancing in the Streets Summer Concert Series on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of June, July and August. The concerts, which feature well known local and regional bands, and are held in Commons Park from 6:30pm – 8pm.

The Streets at SouthGlenn is located at 6991 S Vine St, Centennial, CO 80122.

Dancing in the Streets Summer Concert Series Lineup: June 14th: Funkiphino; June 28th: That Eighties BandJuly 12th: Margarita Brothers BandJuly 26th: The Long RunAugust 9th: Under A Blood Red Sky; August 23rdFACE;

EPRD Summer Concert Series | Evergreen Lake House
Evergreen Lake House | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Evergreen Lake House

Evergreen Park & Recreation District is presenting its 20th season of its Summer Concert Series at Evergreen Lake House. The 2017 EPRD Summer Concert Series takes place every other Wednesday through August 30th, from 5pm – 9pm. The concerts are a picnic style event, you may bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and any food and 3.2 beer or wine. If you set up a popup or sun shelter, please do so at the perimeter of viewing areas so you do not block other concert guests views of the stage. They also have several food vendors and merchandise vendors at the concerts. All of the vendors sponsor the concert series and make this a free admission event. They pay for the musical talent, promotion, and production of the shows. Please thank them by visiting them often.

Evergreen Lake House is located at 29612 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439. *Please park at Christ the King Church or Wulf Rec Centers. There is no parking at the lake.

EPRD Summer Concert Series Lineup: June 7th: Main Act – Open Space, Opening Act – Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars; June 21st:  Main Act – Something Underground, Opening Act – Augustus; July 5th: Main Act – Lonesome Days, Opening Act – Ignatius Reilly; July 19th: Main Act – Curtis Grimes, Opening Act – Mumblin’ Cousins; August 2nd: Main Act – Michael Hornbuckle, Opening Act – Johnny T and the House Brew Band; August 16th: Main Act – Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, Opening Act – El Javi; August 30th: Main Act – Tunisia, Opening Act – Subject2Change;

Music on the Plaza | Belmar
Music on the Plaza at Belmar | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Belmar

Music on the Plaza at Belmar takes place this summer on Friday evenings from 6pm – 8pm. Concerts run from June through late August and feature outdoor, live performances from local Denver bands featuring a variety of music.

Belmar is located at 464 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80226.

Music on the Plaza Lineup: June 2nd: Chris Daniels & The Kings; June 9th: Branden Sipes; June 16th: John Weeks Band; June 23rd: Karl Ziedins; June 30th: Soul Sacrifice; July 7th: Rekha Ohal; July 14th: The Constant Tourists; July 21st: Tin Brothers; July 28th: Mango Brothers; August 4th: The Country Music Project; August 11th: Mandoling Ranch Trio; August 18th: Dearling Duo; August 25thBluzinators;

Summer Concert Series | Green Valley Ranch 
Green Valley Ranch Concert Series| The Denver Ear

Photograph Courtesy of ©Green Valley Ranch Concert Series

The Green Valley Ranch Concert Series features free music concerts on Wednesday evenings, from 6pm to 8pm, this summer. The July 4th concert will take place at GOV Golf Club, and the rest of the concerts in the series are located at the GRC Recreation Center/Town Center Park.

Green Valley Ranch Amphitheatre is located at 4900 Himalaya Rd, Denver, CO 80249; GRC Recreation Center/Town Center Park is located at 4890 Argonne Way, Denver, CO 80249.

Green Valley Ranch Concert Series Lineup: July 12th: Chris Daniels and the Kings; July 19th: Soul Sacrifice; July 26thKids Quest Concert: Live music from Dr. Noize + petting zoo; August 2nd: After Midnight; August 9th: Steve Manshel Band;

Wednesdays on the Waterfront | Broomfield Amphitheater

Wednesdays on the Waterfront is a free summer concert series presented by City & County of Broomfield. Shows at are 7pm (Kick-Off first concert at 4pm) at the Broomfield Amphitheater in Community Park (behind the library and auditorium).

Broomfield Amphitheater is located at 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020.

Wednesdays on the Waterfront Lineup: June 11thGlobalsound Studio Music Academy; June 14thMilestoneJune 21stNiya; June 28thRichie Law and the Southern Routes Band; July 5thUSAF Academy Band’s Wild Blue Country; July 12thRachel and the Ruckus; July 19th: Jake & the Plummers; July 26th: Soul Sacrifice; August 2ndCeltic Legacy;

Music on the Green |  Viewhouse Centennial
Music on the Green: Local Live Band Series – Viewhouse Centennial | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Viewhouse Centennial

Viewhouse Centennial hosts Music on the Green, featuring local live bands, every Friday evening from 6pm–9pm through the end of September 2017. Come early, save a seat on their courtyard and also enjoy Happy Hour from 3pm–6pm.

Viewhouse Centennial is located at 7101 S Clinton St, Centennial, CO 80112.

Music on the Green Lineup: May 26th: That Eighties BandJune 2nd: The Long RunJune 9th: Blinker Fluid BandJune 16th: Moses Jones; June 23rd: Steve Thomas BandJune 30th: The SamplesJuly 7th: Whitewater Ramble; July 14th: Wash Park; July 21st: Paradise Theater; July 28th: Six Million Dollar BandAugust 4th: So What Brothers; August 11th: Funkiphino;  August 18thRascal Martinez; August 25thEuforquestraSeptember 1st: Boogie MachineSeptember 8th: The Samples; September 22nd: Six Million Dollar Band; September 29th: That Eighties Band;  

First Fridays Music Series | Southwest Plaza

Southwest Plaza | The Denver Ear

Southwest Plaza, a shopping mall in Littleton, offers live music in the Food District every first Friday of the month from June through October 2017. The First Fridays Music Series takes place from 6pm – 8pm.

Southwest Plaza is located at 8501 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123.

First Friday Music Series Dates: June 9th, July 7th, August 4th & September 1st, October 6th;

Discovery Park Summer Concert Series | Parker Arts

Parker Arts | The Denver Ear

Parker Arts is hosting the Discovery Park Summer Concert Series, free concerts every Thursday during the months of June and July 2017, in Parker’s brand new amphitheater. This state-of-the-art venue features an open-space design and a number of exciting amenities, such as monumental art pieces and an interactive water fountain for the kids. Feel free to bring your picnic baskets, your lawn chairs and your beach blankets, enjoy the open green space, and listen to some good music.

Discovery Park is located at 20115 E Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138.

Discovery Park Summer Concert Series Lineup:

June 11thGlobalsound Studio Music Academy; June 1stTunisiaJune 15thRyan Chrys & The Rough Cuts; June 22ndHazel Miller; June 29thThat Eighties Band; July 6thChris Daniels & The Kings; July 13th: The Long RunJuly 20thDearlingJuly 27th: The Nacho Men;

Summer Concert Series | Aurora Municipal Center
Aurora's Summer Concert Series | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Aurora, Colorado City Hall

The Aurora Summer Concert Series, presented by City of Aurora, takes place every Saturday evening during the month of July 2017 from 6:30pm – 8pm. The Aurora Summer Concerts are held at the Aurora Municipal Center and each concert features one musician or band, a food vendor and an event sponsor.

Aurora Municipal Center is located at 15051 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012.

Aurora’s Summer Concert Series Lineup: July 8thHot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra; July 15thDeja Blu; July 22ndConjunto Colores; July 29thPaa Kow;

Olde Town Summer Sounds on Second Saturdays | Historic Olde Town Arvada
Historic Olde Town Arvada | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Historic Olde Town Arvada

Historic Olde Town Arvada will showcase free live music on the second Saturday of the month at their Olde Town Summer Sounds on Second Saturdays from 3pm – 9pm. In addition to live music, they will feature arts & crafts booths, food booths, kids activities as well as beer and wine sales. Admission is free and Grandview Ave will be closed to auto traffic, ensuring a fun and safe atmosphere for all.

Historic Olde Town Arvada is located at Vance St & Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO 80002.

Olde Town Summer Sounds on Second Saturdays LineupJune 10thFAB4, Ugly Rumor & Relic; July 8th: TBD; August 12th: TBD;

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