Colorado Music Festivals in July

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Almas Festival In The Clouds

Alma’s Festival in the Clouds

July 16 – 17

Downtown – Alma

Artists Include: Crazy Otto, Guy of Iron, Emotional Rescue, Backyard Berserker, Bryan Ranney Band, Rocky Mountain Slim

  • The Alma Foundation presents this two-day music and regional art festival, featuring 25 bands and 40 local artists. The proceeds benefit local community projects.

 

Avograss

Avograss

July 13 – 17

Avogadro’s Number – Fort Collins

Artists Include: Whitewater Ramble, Grant Farm, The Holler, Sammy Davison, Tallgrass, Mustard Licks

  • One of Fort Collins’ longest lasting music venues, opens its doors and patios to four days of bluegrass and Americana for a laid-back family-friendly event.

 

Bass Center

Bass Center

July 29 – 30

Dicks Sporting Goods park – Commerce City

Artists Include: Bassnectar, Flux Pavilion, Flying Lotus, Lupe Fiasco, Minnesota, Dabin, Wu-Tang Clan, Porter Robinson, AlunaGeorge, G Jones, Thriftworks

  • Originally designed to be special regional gatherings – the Bass Center events have become a traveling circus; it will be delivered as an annual weekend special event, featuring expanded lineups, enhanced production, and as many special effects and magical extras as they can manage.

 

Blues Under The Bridge

Blues Under The Bridge

July 30

Under The Bridge at 218 W. Colorado Ave. – Colorado Springs

Artists Include: Booker T. Jones, Shemekia Copeland, Southern Avenue Band, Erik Boa & The Constrictors

  • Now in it’s tenth year Blues Under The Bridge the very literally named festival has been recognized as a premier blues festival in the state and region.

 

Boulder Art and Jazz

Boulder Art and Jazz Festival

July 2 – 4

Central Park Bandshell – Boulder

Artists Include: Juba Juba, Denver Dolls, Max Wagner, Hindsight, Purple Squirrel, Franny & The Jets, Flatirons Jazz Orchestra

  • A three-day weekend of music and handmade crafts at the newly remodeled Boulder bandshell.

 

Breckenridge Hootenany

Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny

July 9

Breckenridge Brewery – Littleton

Artists Include: Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Larry and Jenny Keel with Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon, Head for the Hills, Zolopht, Grant Farm, We Dream Dawn, Sweet Lillies, Caribou Mountain Collective

  • This will be the 26th annual celebration of craft beer, live music, and barbecue. With two stages featuring national and local Colorado bands.

 

Cheesman Park Art Fest

Cheesman Park Art Fest

July 30 and 31

Cheesman Park – Denver

Artists Include: Franny & The Jets, Jim Lord, Mile High Acoustic, Leslie Tom

  • An outdoor art fair with a musical beat, the Fest features 130 juried artists from around the country, in addition to the lineup of local musicians.

 

Colorado Crawfish and Beer Festival

Colorado Crawfish and Beer Festival

July 8 – 9

Rancho Del Rio – Bond

Artists Include: Eminence Ensemble,  Dynohunter, Lady and the Gentlemen, Malai Llama, Tenth Mountain Division, Moontang, Astronomix, Heavy Medicine, Melody Lines

  • A combination of Cajun and Southern lifestyles, this festival will feature live music, crawfish boils, bbq, and outdoor activities.

 

CoIorado Irish Fest

Colorado Irish Festival

July 8 – 10

Clement Park – Littleton

Artists include: The High Kings, The Elders, The Mahones, The Moxie Strings, The Screaming Orphans

  • Along with live music from Celtic-inspired bands, this festival includes traditional Gaelic sports, Irish dance, a cultural village, and sheep herding demonstrations.

 

Copper Mountain Music

Copper Mountain Music Festival

July 8 – 10

Copper Mountain – Summit County

Artists Include: Asleep at the Wheel, Balsam Range, Town Mountain, Bonnie and the Clydes, Aaron Burdet and Friends

  • Copper Mountain’s second bluegrass, singer/songwriter, and Americana festival. The weekend will include live music, songwriting workshops, open jams, and guided outdoor activities.

 

Denver Deluxe

Denver Deluxe

July 16

Park Burger RiNo / 2615 Walnut St – Denver

Artists Include: The Original Wailers, The Hip Abduction, Rob Drabkin, Musketeer Gripweed, Jonathan Boogie Long, Technicolor Tone Factory, Atomga

  • Park Burger, a micro Denver burger chain with a cultish following is bringing Denver Deluxe a charity event filled with live music, gourmet food, and craft beer to its RiNo location.

 

Denver Post UMS

The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase

July 28 – 31

South Broadway – Denver

Artists Include: Thee Oh Sees, San Fermin, The Yawpers, Shady Elders, Bud Bronson and the Good Timers, Male Blonding, Montoneros, Sunboy

  • Denver’s answer to SXSW, the uber-hip four day festival features an astounding 400 local, national and international artists playing in every available space on South Broadway between 5th Avenue and Alameda Avenue.

 

Divide Music Festival

The Divide Music Festival

July 22 – 24

566 Co Rd 72 – Winter Park

Artists Include: Kid Cudi, Bleachers, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

  • This three-day festival features A-list national acts along with the best of Colorado’s local music scene.

 

Evergreen Jazz Festival

Evergreen Jazz Festival

July 29 – 31

Downtown Evergreen

Artists Include: The Fat Babies, Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles, Nicki Parrott and B.A.D. Rhythm, Carl Sonny Leyland Trio, Kris Tokarski Trio, Gypsy Swing Review

  • A low-key traditional jazz festival held in five venues in Evergreen.

 

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Evergreen Summerfest

July 16 – 17

Buchanan Field – Evergreen

Artists Include: Joe Bye, Threeatles, Bucktones, Golden Eagle Concert Band

  • A two-day fine arts, crafts, and beer festival in northern Evergreen now in it’s 37th year. The event serves as a kick-off to Arts Alive Evergreen

 

Fiddles Vittles and Vino

Fiddles, Vittles, and Vino XII

July 31

Rock Ledge Ranch / 3105 Gateway Road – Colorado Springs

Artists include: WMD Bluegrass Band, Finnders and Youngberg, WireWood Station, Chatham Countyline

  • Fiddles, Vittles and Vino is an annual event featuring live bluegrass music, a tasting involving fine local restaurants, and a plethora of wine as well as beer vendors.

 

Global Dance Festival

Global Dance Festival

July 8 – 10

Red Rocks Ampitheatre – Morrison

Artists Include: Knife Party, Above & Beyond, Boombox Cartel

  • Every summer the world’s premier dance music artists travel to Colorado to play for thousands of music enthusiasts under the open sky at Red Rocks. With over 20 years of combined nightlife experience, Ha Hau and Kostas Kouremenos, created GDF to celebrate the evolution of electronic music.

 

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High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

July 7 – 10

30 W Main St – Westcliffe

Artists include: James Reams and the Barnstormers, Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore, Steel Pennies, Finnders and Youngberg, Henscratch, Dr. Harlan’s Amazing Bluegrass Tonic

  • This will be the thirteenth annual High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival, with many top-notch bluegrass performers, workshops, and the new festival tradition: square dancing.

 

Keystone Wine and Jazz

Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival

July 16 – 17

140 Ida Belle Dr – Keystone

Artists include: Phil Denny, The Deano Quartet, Quantum Jazz,  Lin Rountree, Joey Sommerville, Jessy J

  • A sophisticated weekend affair of wine seminars, wine and food pairings, and live jazz music.

 

Kyles Brew Fest

Kyle’s Brew Fest

July 14

Great Divide Brewing Co. RiNo Location – Denver

Artists include: Kyle Hollingsworth Band

  • The official String Cheese Incident Red Rocks Pre-Party, featuring tastings from 30 craft breweries, live music, and a silent auction.

 

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Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands, & Brews

July 15 – 16

Railroad Avenue between 4th & 5th Street – Loveland

Artists include: Soul School, Off The Clock, Plumb Loco, Dixie Leadfoot, Cable Ten, Bakersfield Band

  • An outdoor music festival in downtown Loveland with BBQ and beer, giving 100% of the event proceeds to local charities.

 

Pikes Peak Art and Music

Pikes Peak Art and Music Festival

July 2 – 4

126 Cimino Dr. – Colorado Springs

Artists include: Coral Creek, Skean Dubh, Band on the fence, John Stone, Tribe, Soco Radio on air, Flute Daddy, Hogan & Moss, Doc & Kit, The constant tourists, Bud Gordon Quartet, KCME Radio on air, Colorado Springs Junior Symphony

  • Energized by wonderful live music, artist demos, hands-on activities and more, this 3-day festival is the signature destination summer arts and entertainment event for the Pikes Peak Region.

 

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Rhythm on the River

July 8 – 9

Roger’s Grove Park – Longmont

Artists include: Delilah’s Revenge, Boogie Machine, Funkiphino, Intuit, White Water Ramble, Burroughs

  • A two-day festival with live music, art stations and forums, a climbing wall, a mountain bike obstacle course, and a morning 5k.

 

Ride

The Ride Festival

July 9 – 10

Town Park – Telluride

Artists Include: Pearl Jam, Cage The Elephant, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons, Radio Moscow, HONEYHONEY, Little Hurricane

  • Now in its fifth year, The Ride Festival has quickly become the gold standard of Americana/rock festivals in the state.

 

Rocky Mountain Old Time Music Festival

Rocky Mountain Old Time Music Festival

July 6 – 10

Parrish Ranch – Berthoud

Artists include: Foghorn Stringband, Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones, Spencer & Rains, Red Squirrel Chasers, Bootlickers, Vesta Johnson & Steve Hall

  • A festival showcasing traditional forms of fiddle and banjo music at a local cattle ranch. Squaredancing available in the barn.

 

RockyGrass

RockyGrass

July 29 – 31

Planet Bluegrass Ranch – Lyons

Artists Include: Punch Brothers, Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor, Brian Sutton Band, Tony Trischka Band

  • The small mountain town of Lyons becomes the center of the bluegrass universe as generations of legends and future-legends and Festivarians converge under the red rock cliffs of the St. Vrain River.

 

Summer Brew Fest

Summer Brew Fest

July 22 – 23

Mile High Station – Denver

Artists include: Angie Stevens, The Dollhouse Thieves

  • A festival celebrating Colorado craft brews, with live music and unlimited tastings — and a souvenir glass included with a GA ticket.

 

Syntonic

Syntonic Summer Gathering

July 9

Vali Soul Sanctuary – Boulder

Artists Include: Lunar Fire, Illesha,  Kllsmth, Janisen, Yuyu

  • An intimate family-friendly gathering dedicated to community and high vibrations with yoga and workshops.

 

Telluride Americana Music Festival

Telluride Americana Music Festival

July 20 – 23

Sheridan Opera House – Telluride

Artists Include: The Black Lillies, John Fullbright, Jimmy LaFave, Zac Wilkerson, Jess Klein, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Mainess

  • Four incredible nights of world class acoustic music happening every summer in the lovely historic Sheridan Opera House against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful mountain towns anywhere.

 

Vans Warped Tour

Vans Warped Tour

July 31

Pepsi Center Arena Lot – Denver

Artists Include: 3OH3!, American Authors, Atreyu, Good Charlotte, Less Than Jake, Sleeping with Sirens, Sum 41, Teenage Bottlerocket, Yellowcard

  • A traveling festival of punk, alternative, hip-hop, and pop artists.

 

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

June 30 – July 3

110 Carriage Way – Snowmass Village

Artists include: Steel Pulse, Xavier Rudd, Mike de la Rocha, Magic Giant, DJ Drez, Karsh Kale, Sheela Bringi, Son Little, Max ZT, Michael Felber, Priya Darshini, Here II Here, DJ Taz Rashid, Deya Dova, Elijah Ray, Jaya Lakshimi and Ananda, Sol Rising, Vishal Vaid, Yotam Agam

  • Choose your own adventure with multi-level yoga and meditation sessions, mouthwatering organic and whole foods, heart-pumping music, inspiring lectures and workshops, and boundary-pushing outdoor activities.

 

Winter Park Jazz Fest

Winter Park Jazz Festival

July 16 – 17

Winter Park

Artists include: The Isley Brothers, Kirk Whalum, Masters of Fusion featuring Alex Bugnon, Gerald Veasley, Chieli Minucci, Jonathan Fritzen/Vincent Ingala, Hazel Miller, Anthony Hamilton, Jonathan Butler/Gerald Albright, Maysa, Dotsero, What’s Cookin’ Jazz Band

  • The 34th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival will bring world class artists along with up and coming favorites to the outdoor amphitheater for a weekend packed with music and entertainment for Jazz lovers.
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