Summer Festival Guide 2018: Community Festivals and Events in May




303 Music Fest
303 Music Fest
The Church Nightclub, Denver
May 17

Stelouse, Trev Rich, The Other Black, Colorado SuperJam, Eldren, Ray Reed, Citra, Ghost Tapes, Church Fire, Jay Triiple, Milky.wav, Impact, BoyHollow, DJ Simone Says and more


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Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Beaver Creek Resort, Beaver Creek
May 26 – 27

ZZ Ward, Hazel Miller, Dragondeer, The Delta Sonics, Coco Montoya, Otis Taylor Band


La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, Colorado Springs
May 17 – 20



Big Wonderful
The Big Wonderful
Fox Street Compound, Denver
May 5 – 6

Part & Parcel, Jauntgrass feat. The Jauntee, Woodshed Red, Thunder & Rain, Banshee Tree


Bluegrass on The Arkansas
Bluegrass on the Arkansas
Riverside Park, Salida
May 26 – 27

Rapidgrass, Ragged Union, Masontown, Weld County Ramblers, Ragged Mountain, Acoustic Mining Company, Pint and a Half, Big Meadow


Boats Bands Brews
Boats, Bands, Brews
Pueblo Riverwalk, Pueblo
May 19

Martini Shot, Fireweed, Mid-Life Crisis


Boulder Creek
Boulder Creek Festival
Boulder Creek Path, Boulder
May 26 – 28

Hazel Miller Band, Grant Farm, Rebecca Folsom Band, Face, Dead Phish Orchestra, Selasee Family, Broken Land, Simbira, Jababa, Avenhart, Kutandara, Ruckus in the Alley, Policulture, Groove A Licious, The Jive Tribe, Novalectric, Tenth Mountain Division, The Zimmermans, The 89’s, Kort McCumber and The High Road, Hill Top Harvest, Colin Robison & The Heavy Hearts and more


Buena Vista Paddle Fest
Buena Vista Paddlefest
South Main Beach and The Lariat, Buena Vista
May 25 – 28

A Shadow of Jaguar, Flash Mountain Flood, The Magic Beans, Dragondeer, Durango Funk Allstars, Ponder the Albatross and more


Chicken Fight
Chicken Fight! Denver, The Everything Fried Chicken & Craft Cocktail Festival
River North Festival Grounds, Denver
May 24



Denver Beer and Music
Denver Beer and Music Festival
Vinyl Event Center
May 19

Shwayze, Nothing But 90’s, Bass Punks


Denver Day of Rock
16th Street Mall, Denver
May 26

Austin Young Band, Samantha Fish, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers,  Elle King, Unlikely Candidates, The Railbenders, The Blue Rider, Something Underground, Marty O’Reilly, Tracksuit Wedding,  Brent Cowles,  Kyle Emerson, Andy Sydow Band, Elder Grown, Hannah Gill and The Hours, Nicole Atkins, Delta Rae, Maggie Rose, Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers and more


Estes Park Mountain Music Festival
Estes Park Mountain Music Festival
Estes Park Events Complex, Estes Park
May 12

Trout Steak Revival, Gasoline Lollipops, Heavy Beauty, Chain Station, Banshee Tree, Monocle Band, Great Blue


Festival of the Brew Pubs
Festival of the Brewpubs
Mountain Goat Plaza, Arapahoe Basin
May 27



Food Truck Carnival
Food Truck Carnival
EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park, Northglenn
May 11 – 13

Home Brood Band, Lonesome Days, Rapidgrass, Brothers of Brass, You Knew Me When, The Wrecklunds, High Plains Tradition Bluegrass, Meadow Mountain, Chain Station, Dave Preston, Cousin Curtiss, Wild Mountain Green Grass, Bootleg Sunshine, JC Unplugged


Global Dub
Global Dub Festival
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
May 12

Ganja White Night, Zomboy, Boogie T. B2B Squnto, Eptic, AFK, Spock


Grand Junction Off Road
Grand Junction Off Road & Four Peaks Downtown Music Festival
Downtown Main Street, Grand Junction
May 18 – 20

The Motet, Freeway Donna, Shea + Cody, Charles Ray King, Ralph Dinosaur + The Fabulous Volcanos, Tight Thump, Mount Orchid, Shotgun Hodown and more


Kickoff to Summer Memorial Weekend Festival
1000 Block of Historic South Gaylord St., Denver
May 26 – 28

New Orleans Suspects, Kenny Lee Young Band, El Javi, Johnny and the Mongrels, Cousin Curtiss, Tiffany Christopher, Shawn Nelson & Legal Tender


Memorial Day Mountain Music Festival
Memorial Day Mountain Music Fest & BBQ
Gold Hill Inn, Boulder
May 28

The Gasoline Lollipops, The River Arkansas, Benyaro, Russ Chapman


Morrison Alley Fest
Morrison Alley Fest
Downtown, Morrison
May 19

The Thirsty Five, Strange Brew, Brians Eye, Safe Under The Tree, Chris Hanson & Company, Pennies on the Track, Ryan, Raul w/ Andy & Rich, The Goat Trail Element, Graham Good & The Painters


Palisade Brews and Cruise Festival
Palisade Brews & Cruise Festival
Veterans Memorial Park, Palisade
May 5

(DUAL)AKOO, #toaster, Peach Street Revival


Punk Is Dad
Punk Is Dad
The Oriental Theatre, Denver
May 11

MF Ruckus, The Velveteers, Ned Garthe­ Explosion, Plastic Daggers


Small Batch Festival
Small Batch Festival
Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins
May 26

Gasoline Lollipops, Analog Son, Michael Kirkpatrick & The Honey Riders, Rusty 44, Write Minded


Territory Days
Territory Days
Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs
May 26 – 28

Morgan Evans, The Michael Hornbuckle Band, Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts, 101st Army Winds, 6035, Cowboy Church Service, Double Bills, Family Elephant, Gus Meza, Hip Bone, Inka Gold, Indigo Way, Jacob Christopher, Jeffrey Sempek, Justus League, Levi and Rifkin, The McDeviants, Mile High Band, Mountain Deer Revival and more


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The Upslope Getdown
Upslope Brewing Flatirons Park, Boulder
May 19

Orgone, People’s Blues of Richmond, Guerrilla Fanfare, Tenth Mountain Division, The Jive Tribe, Steepland String Band, Boot Gun

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