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Psst… 36 Things to do in Denver this June 201815 min read

Denver Chalk Art Festival | The Denver Ear

Denver offers an incredible lineup of events this month. From outdoor festivals to highly-anticipated concerts and shows, check out our list of 36 things to do in Denver this June!

36 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER THIS JUNE 2018

#1 PEOPLE’S FAIR
Capitol Hill Peoples Fair | The Denver Ear

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When: June 1 – 3, 2018

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver 80202

Time: June 1 5pm – 10pm, June 2 10am – 9pm, June 3 10am – 7pm

Cost: Free, MAX Concert $5

The People’s Fair is one of the largest two-day festivals in the country with over 200,000 fairgoers, and is one of Colorado’s longest-running outdoor urban festivals featuring handmade arts & crafts, food from local restaurants, kids’ activities, live local entertainment, and more.

Psst… A new, ticketed concert takes place Friday, June 1, featuring NYC-based singer-songwriter MAX, known for the hit song “Lights Down Low”!

#2 SCHOOL OF ROCK
School of Rock | The Denver Ear

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When: June 1 – 10, 2018

Where: Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Varies

Cost: Starting at $25

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School of Rock is a new musical that is based on the hit film. Dewey Finn is a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.

#3 BASSNECTAR FREESTYLE SESSIONS SUMMER GATHERING
Bassnectar's Freestyle Sessions | The Denver Ear

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When: June 1 – 3, 2018

Where: 1STBANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Ln, Broomfield, CO 80021

Time: June 1 – 2 7:30pm, June 3 7pm

Cost: $65 – $180

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Bassnectar’s Freestyle Sessions are back to Colorado with three nights of deep sonic exploration.  This year the themes will again be Freestyle, Dreamtempo & Wildstyle.

#4 INDIAN MARKET & POWWOW
Indian Market & Powwow | The Denver Ear

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When: June 2 – 3, 2018

Where: The Fort Restaurant, 19192 CO-8, Morrison 80465

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Adults $5; Free for Children 12 and under.

Tesoro Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) Colorado nonprofit, will host its 17th annual Indian Market & Powwow on the grounds of the iconic restaurant, The Fort. The event is a yearly tribute to the American Indian tribes that shaped the cultural community of Old Bent’s Fort, an important fur trading post that operated along the famous Santa Fe Trail in the 1830s.

In celebration of early Southwestern history, Tesoro hosts nationally acclaimed artists, dancers and drum groups for an art centered gathering, as well as education and interactive exhibits on American Indian culture, for a fun-filled, family weekend.

#5 DENVER CHALK ART FESTIVAL
Denver Chalk Art Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: June 2 – 3, 2018

Where: Larimer Square,  1430 Larimer St, Denver 80202

Time: June 2 10am – 10pm, June 3 10am – 8pm

Cost: Free

The Denver Chalk Art Festival features more than 200 professional, amateur and student artists will delight and amaze Denver locals with their incredible talents in what has become one of the city’s most treasured events. Over the course of two days, the artists will take to the street armed with vivid pastel chalks and spend hours on their hands and knees recreating major masterpieces or sharing original works of art.

#6 MARSHMELLO
Marshmello | The Denver Ear

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When: June 3, 2018

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 5pm

Cost: Re-Sell starting from $100+

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Marshmello will be performing live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with special guests Oliver Heldens, Ookay (Live), Yultron & Loud Luxury.

#7 PARKER DAYS FESTIVAL
Parker Days Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: June 7 – 10, 2018

Where: 19590 Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138

Time: View Schedule Online

Cost: Free

Parker Days Festival, presented by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, is a weekend filled with plenty of activities and entertainment including concerts, carnival rides, and a parade. A car show and farmers market will also be a part of this fun-filled weekend.

Psst… This year, Trace Adkins will be headlining the Parker Days Festival concert.

#8 CAROL BURNETT
Carol Burnett | The Denver Ear

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When: June 7, 2018

Where: Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $59 – $175

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Carol Burnett brings her highly acclaimed show “An Evening of Laughter And Reflection Where The Audience Asks The Questions” to Denver. Carol will take questions from the audience, show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary opening of the “Carol Burnett Show” where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers.

#9 DENVER BERKELEY PARK ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: June 9 – 10, 2018

Where: Berkeley Park, 4601 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Time: June 9 10am – 7pm, June 10 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

The Denver Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival features a visually stunning collection of national and local juried fine artists, with jewelry, ceramics, painting, photography, mixed media, leather, wood, sculpture and more to view and select for your own.

The festival will also feature live music, food and drink, the ability to create your own masterpiece in the Creation Station For All Ages and show off a creative face painting. Lawn chairs, and coolers welcome.

#10 SUN DRENCHED MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sun Drenched Music Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: June 9, 2018

Where: Denver Beer Co Canworks, 4455 Jason St, Denver 80211

Time: 2pm – 9pm

Cost: $20 – $25

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Celebrate 300 days of sunshine with Denver Beer Co.‘s Sun Drenched Music Festival. This outdoor bluegrass music festival will be held at Denver Beer Co.’s Sunnyside location, Canworks, which will be transformed into a summer beach party complete with sand volleyball, beer balloon fights, and beach games.

#11 BRYAN ADAMS
Bryan Adams | The Denver Ear

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When: June 12, 2018

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 8pm

Cost: $39.50 – $99.50

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Bryan Adams will be performing live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

#12 THE BOOK OF MORMON
The Book of Mormon | The Denver Ear

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When: June 13 – July 7, 2018

Where: The Ellie, 1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Varies

Cost: Starting at $35

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The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical is back by popular demand. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word.

#13 DENVER COMIC CON
Denver Comic Con | The Denver Ear

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When: June 15 – 17, 2018

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: June 15-16 10am – 7pm, June 17 10am – 6pm

Cost: $8.25 – $93.50

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Denver Comic Con (Comic Book Convention) and Literary Conference (DCC) is a three-day family friendly, pop culture fan convention. This program of PCC features the best in comics along with popular sci-fi and fantasy tv shows, movies, Japanese animation, cosplay (fan-created costumes and costumed skits), toys, gaming, and panel presentations.

#14 DENVER GREEK FESTIVAL
The Denver Greek Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: June 15 – 17, 2018

Where: 4510 East Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO 80246

Time: June 15-16 11am – 11pm; June 17 11am – 6pm

Cost: $1 – $3, Free for Children 12 & under

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Come eat, drink and dance like a Greek at the Denver Greek Festival on the grounds of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral. For the younger kids, there are fair rides, games and toys. In the past festivals, younger children have also enjoyed dancing on the stage with the live musicians. For the adults, there is shopping to be done, food to be sampled and traditional music and dancing to enjoy.

#15 DENVER PRIDEFEST
Denver PrideFest | The Denver Ear

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When: June 16 – 17, 2018

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver 80202

Time: June 16 9:30am – 11pm, June 17 9am – 6pm

Cost: Free

Recognized as one of the top ten pride events in the country, the Denver PrideFest is a celebration of community, heritage, family and culture. Produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center), more than 250,000 people from Colorado and surrounding areas come out to enjoy the parade, rally, music, entertainment, food and much more.

#16 COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

When: Saturdays & Sundays June 16 – August 5, 2018

Where: 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Larkspur, CO 80118

Time: 10am – 6:30pm

Cost: $11 – $22.50, Free for Children 5 & under

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The Colorado Renaissance Festival is a thematic recreation of a 16th Century village and marketplace set in the picturesque mountain venue of “Larkspurshire”, just south of Denver. Hundreds of colorfully costumed characters entertain continuously upon the village streets and on the Festivals 10 stages, performing 60 shows daily.

#17 TEDXMILEHIGH: UNCOMMON
TEDxMileHigh | The Denver Ear

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When: June 16, 2018

Where: Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 11am – 10pm

Cost: $70 – $500

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TEDxMileHigh: Uncommon will embrace the uncommon – the novel, the new, the disruptive, and the experimental. 14 speakers will share their ideas of the uncommon over two sessions, with an estimated 2,500 attendees.

#18 JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: June 16, 2018

Where: Five Points, Denver

Time: 1pm – 8:30pm

Cost: Free

Denver’s Juneteenth Music Festival is one of the nation’s largest celebrations, drawing in record numbers of festival-goers and participation. The two-day event features live performances, art and cultural exhibitions, and food and commercial vendors; with partners and sponsors ranging from community support networks and organizations, to local and international companies.

#19 THE DENVER DELUXE
The Denver Deluxe | The Denver Ear

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When: June 16, 2018

Where: Walnut St & 27th St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 1:30pm – 8pm

Cost: Starting from $20, Free for Children 12 & under

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The Denver Deluxe, presented by Park Burger, is an all-afternoon, outdoor live music festival with cold beers tapped, and burgers being flipped. This event will feature six street and graffiti artists from Denver. Expect live art throughout the festival and an interactive community mural brought to you by Love Light + Melody.

#20 1940s WWII ERA BALL
1940's WWII Era Ball | The Denver Ear

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When: June 16, 2018

Where: Boulder Municipal Airport, 3327 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: Starting at 6pm

Cost: Starting from $75

Psst… This event raises money for the Tenth Mountain Division FoundationThe Rocky Mountain Honor Flight and The Spirit of Flight Center!

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The 10th Anniversary of the 1940s WWII Era Ball will transport more than two thousand guests back to the 1940’s through music, costumes, a pin-up girl contest, food, drinks, and dancing. The hangar will be transformed into Casablanca’s Rick’s Café American for the event with belly dancers, Sam, Rick and roulette tables. Swing dancers will heat up the dance floor under a canopy of movie set lights while cigarette girls hand out rations. Attendees will have the opportunity to have their photos taken, mingle and dance among 1940’s classic cars, WWII planes, military vehicles.

Psst… This year, film star Karolyn Grimes [“It’s a Wonderful Life”] will help commemorate the Ball’s 10th anniversary!

#21 THE ADVENTURES OF KESHA & MACKLEMORE
The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore | The Denver Ear

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When: June 17, 2018

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7pm

Cost: $50.50 – $160

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Kesha & Macklemore will be performing live together at the Pepsi Center, with special guest Wes Period.

#22 BARENAKED LADIES
Barenaked Ladies | The Denver Ear

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When: June 19, 2018

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: $43 – $85

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Barenaked Ladies will be performing live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with special guests Better than Ezra and KT Tunstall.

#23 WILLIAM SHATNER AND STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan | The Denver Ear

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When: June 21, 2018

Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $49.50 – $99

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Following the screening of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, William Shatner will take to the stage to share fascinating and humorous behind the scenes stories from portraying the original “Captain James T. Kirk” in the Star Trek television series and movies.

Psst… Fans will also have a chance to ask William their question during the audience-led Q&A!

#24 COLORADO TINY HOUSE FESTIVAL

When: June 22 – 24, 2018

Where: Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton, CO 80601

Time: June 22 12pm – 6pm, June 23-24 10am – 6pm

Cost: $10 – $20, Free for Children 12 & under

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The Colorado Tiny House Festival returns with over 40 tiny homes on display, more than 20 vendors, entertainment, food & drink and more.

#25 DENVER TATTOO ARTS CONVENTION

Denver Tattoo Arts Convention | The Denver Ear

When: June 22 – 24, 2018

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: June 22 3pm – 12am, June 23 11am – 12am, June 24 11am – 8pm

Cost: $20 – $40, Free for Children 12 & under

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Villain Arts, veteran tattoo convention organizers and promoters, are hosting the 2nd Annual Denver Tattoo Arts Convention at the Colorado Convention Center. The exhibition boasts hundreds of the finest professional tattooers, tattoo memorabilia, a curiosity themed carnival of sideshow performers, and a number of appearances by celebrities from movies and reality-TV tattoo competitions.

#26 WIDESPREAD PANIC
Widespread Panic | The Denver Ear

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When: June 22 – 24, 2018

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: June 22-23 7pm, June 24 5pm

Cost: Re-Sell starting from $100+

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Widespread Panic will be performing three nights in-a-row at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

#27 SAND IN THE CITY
Sand in the City | The Denver Ear

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When: June 23 – 24, 2018

Where: Ralston Park, W 64th Ave & Simms St, Arvada, CO 80004

Time: June 23 10am – 8pm, June 24 10am – 5pm

Cost: $5, Free for Children 12 & under

Arvada Chamber of Commerce‘s 6th Annual Sand in the City Festival is Colorado’s premier beach party, expected to attract 15,000+ visitors this year. See giant sand sculptures, enjoy local food & artisan vendors, a Kids Zone with buried treasure, live music, craft beer, and more!

#28 CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Cherry Blossom Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: June 23 – 24, 2018

Where: Sakura Square, 1255 19th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: June 23 11am – 6pm; June 24 11am – 4pm

The 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the Japanese American heritage and culture through live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and informative exhibits and demonstrations. The festival will also feature a Kid’s Craft Area where kids can make Japanese crafts.

#29 SOUTH PLATTE RIVERFEST
South Platte RiverFest | The Denver Ear

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When: June 23, 2018

Where: Confluence Park, 2250 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 11am – 8pm

Cost: Free

The South Platte RiverFest, Presented by Elitch Gardens, is Denver’s premier urban River Festival, benefiting The Greenway Foundation, and includes events such as Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)/ Kayak/ Tube Races and SUP Showcases. Other activities include free stand up paddle board demos, a variety of riverside recreational activities, a kids zone, live music, beer, food vendors, and more.

#30 UNICORN FESTIVAL
Unicorn Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: June 23, 2018

Where: Clement Park, 7306 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

Time: 11am – 6pm

Cost: $15, Free for Children 2 & under

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The Unicorn Festival is a celebration of the imagination and all things mythical. This festival will be filled with Unicorn rides, swimming Mermaids, a StoryTime Cottage with Authors and Princess stories, meet and greets with beloved Princesses, wandering fairies, Fairy Land Face Painters, a Little Mermaid Meet-and-Greet, a Castle Maze & Dragon Slide Obstacle Course and more!

#31 HIGHLANDS STREET FAIR
Highlands Street Fair | The Denver Ear

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When: June 23, 2018

Where: Highlands Square, 3599 W. 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 11am – 7pm

Cost: Free

The 36th Annual Highlands Street Fair will feature activities stretching from Julian St. to Perry St. along 32nd Ave. This quintessential summer event is a celebration for all ages, with three stages, a bike parade, slack-line instruction, kid’s art area, local vendors, beer garden, craft cocktails and more. One of Highlands Square’s largest events of the year, the Highlands Street Fair attracts Highlands Square residents, Denver locals and visitors to enjoy Highlands Square’s laid-back, family-friendly vibe.

#32 DENVER TACO FESTIVAL
Denver Taco Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: June 23 – 24, 2018

Where: 725 W 39th Ave, Denver, CO 80216

Time: June 23 12pm – 9pm, June 24 12pm – 8pm

Cost: $5 – $20, Free for Children 12 & under

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The Denver Taco Festival features Denver’s best local music, dancing, tequila and margaritas. But really, It’s all about the TACOS. The festival showcase some the best independent food trucks, taco specialists and restaurants in Colorado, Lucha Libre Wrestling, High Speed Daredevil Chihuahua Racing and more!

#33 WESTWORD MUSIC SHOWCASE
Westword Music Showcase | The Denver Ear

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When: June 23, 2018

Where: Golden Triangle, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Starting from 12pm

Cost: $45 – $75

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The 24th Annual Westword Music Showcase returns to the Golden Triangle with national headliners including: Bonobo, Galantis, Joywave, Tracksuit Wedding & more!

#34 THE KEVIN HART IRRESPONSIBLE TOUR
The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour | The Denver Ear

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When: June 29, 2018

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7pm

Cost: $44 – $175

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Kevin Hart is expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour with a stop at Denver’s Pepsi Center this June.

Psst… No phones, photos, or video will be permitted at this event.

#35 I LOVE THE 90’S
I Love the 90's | The Denver Ear

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When: June 23, 2018

Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $25 – $89.50

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I Love the 90’s is a special live concert at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre that will include headliners such as: Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie, Rob Base & DJ Kool.

#36 KENNY CHESNEY
Kenny Chesney | The Denver Ear

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When: June 30, 2018

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 5pm

Cost: $27 – $246

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Kenny Chesney will perform live at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.

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