Colorado Music Festivals in June

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71 Grind

71 Grind Fest

June 3 – 4

The Flux Capacitor/The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs

Artists include: Death By Stereo, The Nobodys, Of Feather & Bone, A God or An Other, East Sherman

  • Despite what the name implies, it’s not all grind music, but nonetheless the festival is the antithesis of the ’Springs “evangelical Christian wackos” and the military. A hard rock festival for the “others.”

 

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Bands in the Backyard

June 17 – 18

23344 Hwy 50 East – Vineland

Artists include: Kid Rock, Alabama, Joe Diffie, Sawyer Brown, 3 Doors Down, Sarah Ross, High Valley, Overton Road

  • A two-day festival featuring rock-and-roll, blues, and country music with camping and tailgating activities.

 

Beanstalk

Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival

June 10 – 12

West Mountain Valley Saddle Club – Westcliffe

Artists include: The Magic Beans, The New Deal, The Main Squeeze, Electron, RAQ

  • Three days of music and camping based around the space funk sound of Denver’s Magic Beans who will log three sets over the weekend, in addition to the rest of the lineup.

 

Blues From The Top

Blues from the Top

June 25 – 26

Hideaway Park – Winter Park

Artists include: Trampled Under Foot Reunion, Eric Gales, Kara Grainger, Monkey Junk

  • Created by the Grand County Blues Society, the festival is a fundraising arm of the organization whose mission to enhance cultural opportunities for residents of Grand County.

 

BrewGrass

BrewGrass

June 11

South Pearl Street – Denver

Artists include: The Yawpers, The Lil’ Smokies, Front Country

  • A part of the South Pearl Summer Music Festivals series BreweGrass couples beers and music into a Denver street party.

 

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Burning Can

June 4

Bohn Park – Lyons

Artists include: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

  • A beer fest, music festival and outdoor games event all rolled into one

 

Campout for the Cause

Campout for the Cause

June 2 – 5

Rancho Del Rio – Bond

Artists include: Paper Bird, Head For The Hills, Trout Steak Revival, Raven & The Writing Desk

  • A small gathering of big spirits. A reviving, wellness-focused festival that donates all of its profits to the local community.

 

Choice City Stomp

Choice City Stomp

June 3 – 5

Moe’s Original BBQ – Fort Collins

Artists include: Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, McDougall, The Calamity Cubes, Matt Woods

  • A mini bluegrass, folk, Americana, and blues festival at Moe’s BBQ and surrounding venues.

 

CHUN People's Fair

CHUN People’s Fair

June 4 — 5

Civic Center Park – Denver

Artists include: Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts, P-Nuckle, Potcheen, Scarecrow Revival

  • In it’s 45th year, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods People’s Fair started as a neighborhood block party and has turned into one of the city’s biggest weekend parties.

 

Clear Creek RapidGrass

Clear Creek Rapidgrass

June 24 – 26

Shelly/Quinn Baseball Fields – Idaho Springs

Artists include: The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Peter Rowan, Caribou Mountain Collective Spring Creek (Reunion) The Lonesome Days

  • A homegrown mountain bluegrass festival that provides a farm-to-table festival experience.

 

Colorado Brewer's Festival

Colorado Brewer’s Festival

June 25 – 26

Washington Park – Fort Collins

Artists include: Cary Morin, Colony Funk, Lunde Station, Wasteland Hop, Mason Howling, Matt Skinner Duo, The Seers Band, Taylor Scott Band, Atomga

  • An interactive beer school with tastings and musical entertainment.

 

Colorado Campfest Reunion

Colorado CampFest

June 3 –  4

Meyers Ranch – Conifer

Artists include: Selasee & The Fa Fa Family, Whiskey Tango, The Trainwreckers, The Trevor Jones Band, Michael Hornbuckle, Colorado Floyd, Cold Dog Soup, Johnny Got Rox, Emily Clark & The Passing Fancy

  • A weekend of camping and music off of Highway 285 in the Rocky Mountains.

 

Country Jam

Country Jam

June 16 – 19

Country Jam Ranch – Mack

Artists include: Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band

  • The state’s largest music festival with an expected weekend attendance of 80,000 people caters to Wal Mart country crowd.

 

Cover Rock

Cover Rock Festival

June 25 – 26

Nottingham Lake Pavillion – Avon

Artists include: Creedence Revived, The Original Shakedown, The Who Show, 4X20, The The Band Band, Purple Haze

  • A festival dedicated to recreating the summer of love in 1969. Each band is a cover band from the golden age of rock.

 

Estes Park Jazz

Estes Park Jazz Fest

June 6 – 7

Performance Park – Estes Park

Artists include: Estes Park Jazz Big Band, United States Air Force Academy Falconaires, Drew Morell Septet, Ken Walker Sextet, The Max Wagner Quartet, Nelson Rangell, FConjunto COlores, Fuller Sound

  • 25th Annual Jazz Fest and Spring Art Walk with free performances at the outdoor amphitheatre. Also Includes art and music workshops for children.

 

Fibark

FiBark Festival

June 16 – 19

Downtown – Salida

Artists include: Marchfourth!, Taarka, The Mohogany Splinters, Plan Be, Peter Rowan & Friends, Millk, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Mo Champipple, Blue Recluse Trio, Bruce Hayes One-Maniac-Band

  • Whitewater festival with kayaking, rafting, and music.

 

Foothills Gutfest

Foothills GutFest 8

June 17 – 18

Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs

Artsits Include: EXHUMER, Odiusembowel, Massacre, SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER

  • An indoor death metal festival that celebrates a genre severely overlooked for summer festival fun.

 

Golden Music Festival

Golden Music Festival

June 10 – 12

Clear Creek History Park – Golden

Artists include: The Railsplitters, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Timber, Wood & Wire, Front Country, Ragged Union, Thunder & Rain, Running Out of Road, Dr. Harlan’s Amazing Bluegrass Tonic, The Westside Flyers Violin Ensemble

  • Two evenings and one day of live bluegrass outdoors located in the center of Golden.

 

Greeley Blues Jam

Greeley Blues Jam

June 10 – 11

Island Grove – Greeley

Artists include: North Mississippi Allstars, Charlie Musselwhite, Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers, Davy Knowles, Chubby Carrier, John Primer with the Delta Sonics, Hazel Miller, Lionel Young Band

  • A two-day family oriented blues event with camping, RV sites, and local bars and restaurants.

 

Hanuman Festival

Hanuman Festival

June 9 – 12

Boulder High School – Boulder

Artists include: Magic Giant, Elijah Ray, Sayl David Raye, The Human Experience, David Newman, Kevin Paris, Sheela Bringi, Jim Beckwith, Amy Barnes, Natavi

  • A weekend of music, yoga classes, dance, and mindfulness in the fields west of Boulder High School.

 

Holly Bluegrass

Holly Bluegrass Festival

June 10 – 12

Gateway Park – Holly

Artists include: Atomic Fireballs, Fireweed Bluegrass Band, Freddie Darnell and Country Gold, Parlor Pickers, Stanleytones Bluegrass Band

  • Free three day festival held in conjunction with Holly Days to commemorate Holly’s recovery from the 1965 flood. Open jams begin on Friday with bands playing Saturday and Sunday.

 

Hops and Harley

Hops & Harley

June 25

City Star Brewing – Berthoud

Artists include: Western Skyline and Franklin Taggart Band

  • A dog-friendly community event that benefits National Mill Dog Rescue

 

LOHI Music Fest

LOHI Music Festival

June 11

W 32nd Ave – Denver

Artists Include: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, ALO, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Analog Son, Rastasaurus

  • A day-long festival set up in the LOHI area with a Space Odyssey costume dress-up theme and an official after party at Cervantes’.

 

Meekerpalooza

Meekerpalooza Arts and Music Festival

June 11

Ute Park – Meeker

Artists Include: Casserole Beans, Hunker Down, Thunder and Rain, Brad Fitch & The Tropicowboy, Chicago Farmer

  • A family-friendly showcase of local music, dance, visual arts, and culinary arts, including workshops, demonstrations, and an interactive kid art zone.

 

Mike the Headless Chicken

Mike the Headless Chicken Festival

June 3 – 4

East Aspen Avenue – Fruita

Artists Include: The Williams Brothers Band, We Speak imaginese, Cracker, Shotgun Hodown

  • A festival to commemorate the celebrated headless chicken Mike, with live music, a 5k, a poultry show, and disc golf tourney, and a chicken eating contest.

 

Pagosa FNB

Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass

June 3 – 5

Reservoir Hill – Pagosa Springs

Artists include: Caravan of Thieves, Aoife O’Donovan, Eileen Ivers, Tony Furtado, Jon Stickley Trio, The Railsplitters

  • An intimate, cozy gathering above Pagosa Springs with top-notch bluegrass and roots acts.

 

Palisade Bluegrass

Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival

June 10 – 12

Riverbend Park – Palisade

Artists include: The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Rapidgrass

  • A small-town music festival that also focuses on the region’s history of peaches, wines and craft beers.

 

Pikes Peak Celtic Fest

Pikes Peak Celtic Festival

June 17 – 19

Memorial Park – Colorado Springs

Artists include: Young Dubliners, Celtic Steps, Albannach LIVE!, The McDeviants, Rare Ould Times, Delilah’s Revenge, SuperSonic Dogs

  • A quintessential Irish festival with Celtic Rock groups, Irish and Scottish food, traditional Irish dancing, and plenty of Guinness.

 

Pourde Riverfest

Poudre RiverFest

June 4

Legacy Park – Fort Collins

Artists include: Justin Roth, Grant Farm, Mama Lenny and the Remedy

  • A family-friendly festival to celebrate and educate locals about the Cache la Poudre River and its surrounding nature, including a scavenger hunt, a nature walk, hands-on service projects, and local music.

 

Pueblo Bluegrass at the Fair

Pueblo’s Bluegrass at the Fair

June 3 – 5

Colorado State Fairgrounds – Pueblo

Artists include: Fireweed, Rapid Grass Quintet, Dr. Harlans Amazing Bluegrass Tonic, Dustin Devine and the Real Deal, Ragged Union, Blue Canyon Boys

  • A three-day bluegrass festival at the fairgrounds in Pueblo with camping options.

 

Punk Rock Bowling

Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival

June 2 – 4

Summit Music Hall – Denver

Artists include: FLAG IIII, Buzzcocks, Millencolin, Wiredogs, Spells, Love Me Destroyer

  • Started in Vegas 18 years ago, Punk Rock Bowling has now launched a Denver date which will highlight old-school punk pioneers and new gritty up and comers.

 

RockMont

RockMont Music and Arts Festival

June 11

Roosevelt Park – Longmont

Artists include: J Roddy Walston and The Business, Orgone, The Bunny Gang

  • Part of Left Hand Brewing Company’s High Five Events, this music and art fest features indie bands, beer from Longmont’s local breweries, and a visual art showcase.

 

Royal Gorge Whitewater Fest

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival

June 24 – 25

Centennial Park – Canon City

Artists include: Judd Hoos, Eric Tessmer, Ka’imi Hanano’eau, Adam Ashley, Kinsey Sadler

  • A outdoor adventures and music festival with activities on the Arkansas River.

 

Sanitas Fest

Sanitas Fest

June 18

Sanitas Brewing – Boulder

Artists include: The Hop Pickers, Musketeer Gripweed and the Drunken Hearts

  • The backyard of Sanitas Brewery becomes the venue for live music, food trucks, craft beers, and local vendors at this day-long festival in Boulder.

 

Sonic Bloom

Sonic Bloom

June 16 – 19

Hummingbird Ranch – Spanish Peaks Country

Arists include: Tipper, Bonobo, The Opiuo Band, EOTO, OTT, Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics, Break Science, The Grouch & Eligh, Sunsquabi

  • A hippie, heady electronic music festival in the Spanish Peaks, Sonic Bloom is the pinnacle of EDM festivals in Colorado.

 

South Platte Riverfest

South Platte RiverFest

June 25 – 26

Confluence Park and Little Raven Street – Denver

Artists include: Big Wheel Electro Soul, Rastasaurus, West Side Saints, Cold River City, Last Minute, Paper Moonshine

  • A festival to celebrate Denver’s urban waterways, with riverside activities like stand up paddle boarding, as well as live music, beer, and food.

 

Summerfest on the Rio

SummerFest on the Rio

June 3 – 5

Cole Park – Alamosa

Artists include: Lucky LaRue, Soul Sacrifice, Moors & McCumber, Ernestine Romero, Indian Nickel, Rucker hill, Rachel and the Ruckus

  • A family-friendly festival on the banks of the Rio Grande, including activities such as an inflatable human hamster course, a bungee trampoline, face painting, and a birdhouse painting area with Habitat for Humanity

 

Taste of Fort Collins

Taste of Fort Collins

June 10 – 12

Downtown – Fort Collins

Artists include: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Allen Stone, Wombats, A. Tom Collins, Atomga

  • A family-friendly community that takes the whole “taste of” idea and blows it up with great music.

 

Westword Music Showcase

Westword Music Showcase

June 25

Golden Triangle – Denver

Artists include: Dillon Francis, Matt And Kim, Cold War Kids, New Politics, Health, Black Pistol Fire, Chef’Special

  • Denver Westword presents this festival of national headliners downtown.
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