Flood Benefit Concerts


Given the scope of the devastation that our state has endured over the last few weeks, it’s no wonder that musicians and the Colorado music community have rallied in support of the victims of the disaster.

Below is our start at a comprehensive list of benefit shows taking place over the coming weeks. If you have information about another show not listed here, please reach out to our editor Brian Johnson editor [at]marqueemag.com


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

:: Thursday, Oct. 17 ::

:: Budweiser Event Center ::

Headliners have yet to be announced for this show.

Colorado Flood Foundation announced they plan to have a Neighbors Helping Neighbors Benefit Concert in hopes of raising $100,000.00 or more for the victims in a four town region. The organization will host the event on October 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, a venue that can seat up to 7200 people. Colorado Flood Foundation acquired the help of a National Producer from the Branson, MO area to coordinate the event.

Andy Griggs, Trick Pony, Jamie O’Neal and Billy Dean will share the stage to support recovery in Colorado after last month’s flooding. Additional national acts will be named at a later date.

Local acts Clint Clymer, Jerusalem Road, Paul Chet, Ben Garcia and Bodragaz will also be performing at the benefit event.


:: Voodoo Hair Lounge – Wake of the Flood ::

:: Saturday, Oct. 19 ::

:: Voodoo Hair Lounge (Boulder) ::

Featuring Paul Kimbiris, Ben Hanna, The Goonies, Late Night After-party with DJ David Devine. Plus guitars by artist Kahlie Sue Pinello, food, drinks an an auction stocked with $1,000 in services, art and giftcards from Downtown Boulder Businesses.


:: Sisters in Song for Flood Relief ::

:: Saturday, Oct. 19 ::

:: Agora at the Riverside (Boulder) ::

A night of soul-stirring music from some of Colorado’s most gifted female singer-songwriters and artists, including Janis Kelly, Lisa Bell, Emily Williams, HerRisin’ and Spirit Voices, backed up by an all-star rhythm section consisting of John March, Christian Teele, Chris Malley and Chris Engleman! The musicians have pledged their time and talent to the cause; now we just need you!

The night will kick off with a Silent Auction for fabulous gifts, products and services from local businesses; come early to make your bids (doors open at 6 p.m.)!

$10 Admission: All proceeds will go directly to the Rebuild Lyons Fund!

Please call 916-873-4856 or 720-443-2322 for more info. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets: SISTERS IN SONG.

Let’s help our brothers and sisters in Lyons, one of the communities hardest-hit by the flood! Their fund is operated through the Lyons Community Foundation, a long-time established 501(c)(3) nonprofit: www.lyonscf.org.


:: The Umbrella Project Opening ::

:: Saturday, Oct. 26 ::

:: Creative Community Center (Fort Collins) ::

As the damage from the September floods continues to be identified and stories unfold, we discover that many artists have been deeply affected. They have lost studios and practice spaces, visual artwork and instruments have been ruined, supplies and equipment lost or broken, creative businesses and non-profits overwhelmed with damages. Without the arts, how can our communities truly recover? The Umbrella Project is a fund to support artists and creatives in Larimer County that are affected by natural disasters, including the recent flooding.

To launch this initiative, Beet Street is partnering with the local arts community to create a unique and interactive fundraising event on October 26th. The Umbrella Project launch will be a celebration of creativity, with live performances featuring local musicians, actors, poets and writers, visual art for viewing and for sale.

Many artists and organizations are donating their time and talent to create an unforgettable experience that will make a lasting difference in Larimer County.

This unique and interactive arts event will feature a variety of performances, including:

The Comedy Brewers, Improv Theatre

CSU Circus Club

Judd Farner & Friends, Original Theatre Acts

Creative Readings and Poetry Slam

Musical performances will include:

Colleen Crosson, Vocalist/guitarist

MDT3, Jazz

Grant n’ Sharon, Classic-Quirky Country Duo

Visual art will also be on view with sales benefiting the fund, from The Center for Fine Art Photography’s acclaimed Water! exhibition, and more.

Creative Community Center 200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins

$20 donation admission


:: Oskar Blues CAN’D Aid Foundation ::

:: With Live Music from Grant Farm, Rocktin Grove, Felonious Smith ::

:: Sunday, Oct. 27 (noon to 5 p.m. ) ::

:: Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids and Solids (Longmont) ::


On October 27th, 15 breweries from the Front Range of Colorado are banding together to raise money for those affected by the destructive flooding that hit the area in September.

The CAN’d Aid Beer Fest will feature specialty brews from:

Oskar Blues Brewery
Odell Brewing Co.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Twisted Pine Brewing Co.
Bootstrap Brewing
Left Hand Brewing Co.
Black Bottle Brewery
Upslope Brewing Co.
Echo Brewing Company
Avery Brewing Co.
City Star Brewing
New Belgium Brewing
Boulder Beer
Sanitas Brewing

And live music by Felonium Smith, Rocktin Grove and Grant Farm.

$30 will get you 12 4oz. tasters of choice, a front row seat to all of the live music, and some munchies provided by Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids.

100% of ticket sales to the event will be donated directly to the CAN’d Aid Colorado Flood Relief Fund.

Join in the flood relief efforts and try some damn good beers while you’re at it!


:: Colorado Rising – A Benefit for Flood Relief ::

:: Feat. Dave Matthews, The Fray, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Members of the Lumineers, DeVotchKa, Nathaniel Rateliff and more ::

:: Sunday, Oct. 27  (6 p.m.) ::

:: 1st Bank Center ::

Sunday, October 27, 2013 – Doors 5:00pm | Show 6:00pm

AEG Live Rocky Mountains and Live Nation are proud to announce Colorado’s music community coming together for “Colorado Rising” an amazing night of music to benefit flood relief through LiveUnitedColorado.org.  Presented by 97.3 KBCO and CBS4 Denver, the benefit concert takes place on Sunday, October 27th at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado featuring Dave Matthews, The Fray, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, members of The Lumineers, DeVotchKa, Nathaniel Rateliff and more.

All proceeds from the concert will go directly to the LiveUnitedColorado.org

The United Ways of Colorado Flood Recovery Fund will distribute funds to the United Ways in communities across Colorado affected by the recent flooding. Each community will build collaborations to identify their needs and funds will be used to support their long term recovery.



Reserved tickets are $65.00 – $125.00 plus applicable service charges.  All ages are welcome.


:: Pickin’ Up the Pieces – A Benefit for Boulder County Flood Relief ::

:: Feat. Hot Rize – With Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers and special guests. ::

:: Thursday, Nov. 7 ::

:: Macky Auditorium (Univ. of Colo. Boulder ) ::


Pickin’ Up the Pieces
Benefit for Boulder County flood relief

Hot Rize with Red Knuckles &
The Trailblazers and Special Guests

Thurs. Nov 7., Macky Auditorium,
Univ. of Colo., Boulder, 7pm

Tickets on sale Wed. Oct. 16, 10am.
through the Macky Auditorium Box Office.

Coming Soon! Flood-distressed will be able to get “Uplift Tickets” — a large but limited number priced at just $5 (to cover minimal concert production costs).


:: Everyone Orchestra – In the Wake of the Flood Benefit ::

:: Saturday, Nov. 16 ::

:: Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom & The Other Side ::

Matt Butler John Kadlecik (Furthur) Sunshine Garcia Becker (Furthur) Shaun Murphy (Little Feat) Dan Lebowitz (ALO) Steve Adams (ALO) Steve Molitz (Particle) Allen Aucoin (Disco Biscuits) Bridget Law (Elephant Revival)

Plus: DeadPhish Orchestra, Chain Station, and more.



Help Colorado Flood Victims

:: Wednesday, Sept 25

:: Highland Pacific ::

Music by Tori Pater, Esquire and Eric Martinez. With a clothing, canned food, cash and cleaning supplies, drive. The event will also include a ticket giveaway for Big Gigantic at the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 27.


Lyons Musicians Relief Fundraiser with Timber!

:: Wednesday, Sept. 25 ::

::Twisted Pine Brewery ::

Timber has turned its performance at the Twisted Pine Brewery this evening into a fund raiser for the Lyons Musician Relief. Also, Twisted Pine will be donating $1 per beer to the fund! It’s a win win! Please come out to have a beer, listen to bluegrass music, and support those who were less fortunate through the storms. If you can’t be there to donate in person, please consider sending a check written out to Lyons Musicians Relief Fund and sent to PO Box 25 Lyons, CO 80540.


Adventue Records Cuvée 8 Flood Relief Benefit

:: Friday, Sept. 27 ::

:: The Lazy Dog (Boulder) ::

Monocle Stache, …And the Black Feathers, Hellburner Cult, Ryan Dart & Grandpa’s Gun

Adventure Records is sponsoring a benefit for Donate Boulder – Community Organized Flood Relief at the Lazy Dog. This is a free, public event.  All funds raised at this event will be given to Donate Boulder. The Cuvée 8 CD will also be given to those making a tax-deductible donation to Donate Boulder | A project of the Living Green Network.

Other bands included on Volume 8 include Ark Life, The Babysitters, Diablo Montalban, Esther Sparks, The Glenn Taylor Orchestra, The Indulgers, Kristina Murray, Mach-Zehnder, Rowboat, Sherrie Scott & Mark Meyer, The Still Tide, Strange Americans, West Water Outlaws.


Swallow Hill Flood Relief Concert

:: Friday, Sept. 27 ::

:: Swallow Hill Music Hall ::

Zach Heckendorf, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Patrick Dethlefs, Harry Tuft, Swallow Hill Music faculty band feat. Citrus, Chris McGarry, Julie Gussaroff &  Martin Gilmore, and a surprise set from a Colorado homegrown band.

The Swallow Hill Music community has united to present a concert benefiting the recent flood victims in Colorado on Friday, September 27. Musicians have stepped up, donating their time and talents for the evening so that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to flood relief.

The Foothills Flood Relief fund is a partnership between Foothills United Way and The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County. The fund is being administered by Foothills United Way. Grants from the fund are supporting immediate and longer-term needs of those affected by flooding in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. If you’re unable to attend the 9/27 performance, or would like to donate directly, donations can be made here. A summary of resources for those impacted and those who want to help is being  updated regularly at www.commfound.org andfacebook.com/Commfound.


Phibstock presents A Bridge Over Troubled Water: A Benefit for the Colorado Floods

:: Friday, Sept. 27 ::

:: Stoney’s Bar and Grill ::

Live music, prize drawings, and fun for a good cause!

Featuring:, Springdale QuartetJames and The DevilRastasaurusWhiskey Tango
We have 4 tickets to the Broncos/Chargers game on November 12th that you will have the opportunity to win!!
The evening will feature live music from some of Colorado’s favorite local bands, incredible prize drawings for goods and services that were generously donated by local businesses and amazing food and drink specials. 100% of the proceeds will go to Donate Boulder – Community Organized Flood Relief.


A Big Gigantic Flood Relief Benefit

:: Friday, Sept. 27 ::

:: Fillmore Auditorium ::


:: Saturday, Sept. 28 ::

:: Red Rocks Amphitheatre :: (Sold Out)

Big Gigantic will be playing an already scheduled two night run in Colorado with a show at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado on Sept 27th followed by Rowdytown II at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on Sept 28th. Both of these shows will be Flood Relief Benefit Shows. The band and promoters will be giving a portion of the proceeds from both shows to Conscious Alliance’s flood relief fund, which is set to help provide basic necessities to community members affected by the floods. nugs.net will be running a live webcast of the show at http://nugs.tv/


Wake of the Flood Benefit

:: Saturday, Sept. 28 ::

:: Fox Theatre ::

Featuring DeadPhish OrchestraHot SoupMountain Standard TimeJet EdisonThe Zimmermans and more.

All proceeds will benefit The Boulder County Resuce & Recovery Efforts


FloodStock 2013 Relief Benefit

:: Saturday, Sept 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 ::

:: Cactus Jack’s Saloon (Fort Collins) ::

Sandy Moffett of SHE Productions and non-profit, Whitebird Productions will be hosting a two-day relief fundraiser at Crazy Jacks on S. College Ave, from noon to 7 pm. Artists are still being announced.


Blame It On The Rain

:: Sunday, Sept. 29 ::

:: hi-dive ::

Featuring Esme Patterson, Wheelchair Sports Camp, The Charm, DJ SL8R (Sarah Slater) and Josiah Hesse on the turntables.


Conscious Alliance Benefit for Jamestown

:: Monday, Sept 30 ::

:: Boulder Theater ::

Conscious Alliance, a local nonprofit, and the Boulder Theater are hosting a free night of entertainment and dinner for the community of Jamestown. Please join us in this family friendly event.

To ensure that this event brings the Jamestown community together in this difficult time, please bring a valid ID/household bill ensuring you are a Jamestown resident. If you would like to bring a non-resident guest, please limit this to one guest, as we would like to keep this a private event and a strong community gathering for the residents of Jamestown.

Danny Shafer
Todd Adelman
Parkin Lot
Kort McCumber
Gasoline lollipops
Plus some special guests


Girl Wreck presents Flood Relief Benefit #2

:: Monday, Sept. 30 ::

:: Oriental Theatre ::

w/ Dead Orchids, Saturn Cowboys, Letters From Space, Imaginary Points, The Cutthroat Drifters. Additional Donations Will Be Accepted At The Door & VIP Food Bar Tix Available (Food Bar Vendors TBA Soon)


Flood Relief Jive Drive

:: Thursday, October 3 ::

:: Dazzle Jazz ::

100% of donations will go directly to musicians drastically effected by the flood.  In addition, Dazzle is donating all profits from the evening.  All performers are donating their time.

Artists include:  Delta SonicsHamster TheatreAdam Bodine TrioPaa Kow’s By All Means BandSUCH, CSU faculty & friends band, CU faculty & friends band, Greg HarrisGabriel Mervine


Benefit for the Lyons Musician Relief Fund with Rapidgrass

:: Friday, Oct 4 ::

:: Harmony House (Boulder) ::

Harmony Music House Presents:

Rapidgrass – Featuring: Alex Johnstone, Mark Morris, Kyle James Hauser, Coleman Smith, & Paul Waitinas

This is a benefit concert for the Lyons Musician Relief Fund

All ticket sales will be donated to the fund. We will be accepting additional donations at the show and through our website. We will also have a benefit raffle on the night of the performance.



:: Saturday, Oct. 5 ::

:: Stage Stop ::

FLOOD RELIEF for Jamestown — 3 Bands, Special Surprise Guests, Bar Vendors.



Bridges Over Boulder County

:: Sunday, Oct. 6 ::

:: Dickens Opera House ::

featuring. PotcheenDelta SonicsBobby DoranWendy WooThe Prairie ScholarsDesciplesChris DanielsHazel MillerGirls on TopJeff BrinkmanSomething Underground


Wake of the Flood Hoist Another Joyous Occasion

:: Sunday, Oct. 6 ::

:: Oriental Theatre ::

Wake of the Flood Fund presents another evening of music to help raise funds for those effected by the recent flooding on the front range. A consortium of front range musicians will bring to life a very unique interpretation of three classic albums in their entirety: The Grateful Dead’s “Wake of the Flood,” Widespread Panic’s “Another Joyous Occasion,” and Phish’s “Hoist.” Feat. members of Henry Parson’s Project, Shakedown Street, DeadPhish Orchestra, Bloodkin, and Dyrty Byrds. Wet Set will kick off the evening at 7:30 sharp – ft. Bill McKay, John McKay, Josh Elioseff, Julie Gussaroff, and more musicians to be announced soon!

Global Soul Gives Back: A Flood Relief Benefit

:: Monday, Oct. 7 ::

:: Agora at the Riverside (Boulder) ::

Dance the night away and help us meet our goal of raising $1,000 for Boulder-area flood relief!  Global Soul has pledged their time and talent to the cause.  The event, which will also include raffles for local restaurant gift certificates, services and health/beauty supplies!

King Salim Ajanku, will be playing an opening set with his band, The Love Peace Project.

All proceeds will go directly to flood victims in need, including those in the music and arts community in Boulder, Lyons, Jamestown and Longmont.


“Design Relief” – Shirts On/Dance Off!

:: Thursday, Oct. 10 ::

:: madelife (Boulder) ::

An ART PARTY for Boulder flood relief, featuring an art exhibition by Rob Mack, tee shirt designs by Berger & Fohr, Galen McKamy, Alan Peters & Rob Mack, live music sets by DJ Russo & Raw Russ!
100% of proceeds to benefit Donate Boulder / Boulder Mudslingers- Community Organized Flood Relief.

$25 suggested donation gets you one of four limited edition custom ART shirts!

We will be unveiling our October art exhibition, “Unearthed” by Rob Mack.

Live music all night long by Raw Russ and DJ Russo! Photo booth provided by Timmy D’Antonio onsite to capture all the magic. Come out in support of this amazing community and get your shirts ON and your dance OFF!

Beverages sponsored by Suerte Tequila, Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place, & West Flanders Brewing Co.

Buy your ticket in advance and reserve your spot on madelife.com (calendar) Tickets will also be available at the door.

Additional sponsorship provided by: D’Antonio Photography, Flow Printing, DJ Russo, Berk Visual, madelife, and the artists, Rob Mack, Berger & Föhr, Galen McKamy, Alan Peters , Derek Russo and Berk Visual!


“Celebrating Lyons” Music Concert  & “Rebuild Lyons – One Life At A Time” Kick-Off

:: Saturday, Oct. 12 ::

:: First United Methodist Church of Boulder ::

Join us in a special benefit concert featuring Lyons’ own talent: The Songbirds, The Granias, Junior Burke, and Sounds of Lyons musicians.
All benefits from “Celebrating Lyons” go directly towards “Rebuild Lyons – One Life at a Time,” a community-bridging effort assisting those locals most in need.
The “Celebrating Lyons” Music Concert & “Rebuild Lyons – One Life At A Time” Kick-Off will be a place for all to come together to share the sorrow, loss, hope, and joy of Lyons through music, continuing to celebrate our vitality and spirits in this difficult time.
Program includes family/children songs, Celtic music, singer/songwriter, Bach Chaconne & Beethoven Quartet op. 132 Adagio.
Individuals featured will be Shannon Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Julie Adair, Jessie Burns, Annie Sirotniak, Beth Gadbaw, Margot Krimmel, Parker Johnson, Junior Burke, MinTze Wu, Lina Bahn, Erika Eckert, and Ann Marie Morgan.
For more information, or to make a donation now, visit http://www.lyonscf.org


La Fiesta: World Party Benefit

:: Saturday, Oct. 12 ::

:: Boulder Elk’s Lodge ::

Held every fall to bring people together across cultures and form stronger bonds in the Boulder County community, this year’s flood has put those bonds to the test.

Intercambio is encouraging donations of cereal, canned foods (especially fruit and soups), toilet paper and toiletries to help those in need. These items will be distributed to people from all over Boulder County who have been affected by the floods with assistance from Sister Carmen, EFAA, and the OUR Center.




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