Summer Festival Guide 2019 – Community festivals and events in May


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Beaver Creek Blues Brews & BBQ Festival
Beaver Creek Resort, Beaver Creek
May 24 – 26
Los Lobos, Larkin Poe, Quinn Sullivan, Shemekia Copeland, Taylor Scott Band, Davy Knowles


Big Wonderful

The Big Wonderful Beerfest
Fox Street Compound, Denver
May 4 – 5
Meadow Mountain, Pick & Howl, That Damn Sasquatch, Whipporwill, Whitacre



Bluebird Music Festival
Macky Auditorium, Boulder
May 25
Jim James, Gregory Alan Isakov, Langhorne Slim, Daniel Rodriguez, Neyla Pekarek, Ben Sollee, Jonny Miller, Sun Jr


Bluegrass on the Arkansas

Bluegrass on the Arkansas
Riverside Park, Salida
May 25 – 26
Rapidgrass, Blue Canyon Boys, Woodbelly, Simpler Times Bluegrass, Pint and A Half, Ragged Mountain, Big Meadow, Weld County Ramblers


Boulder Creek Festival

Boulder Creek Festival
Boulder Creek Path, Boulder
May 25 – 27
Gumbo Le Funque, Dead Phish Orchestra, Green Buddha, Tierro with Bridget Law, Twang Is Dead, Jyemo Club, Bonnie & The Clydes, Al Capones, Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts, Ragged Union, The Symbols, Flash Mountain Flood, Liver Down the River, Lionel Young Band, Tim Ostdiek, Thunder and Rain, Far Side of the Mountain


CKS Paddlefest 2

CKS Paddlefest
South Main Beach and The Lariat, Buena Vista
May 24 – 27
Davy Knowles, Upstate, A Shadow of Jaguar, Hairitage, The Deer, Bloodkin, The Drunken Hearts, Buena Vista Social Club


Denver Day of Rock

Denver Day of Rock
16th Street Mall, Denver
May 25
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Wild Belle, Austin Young Band, Barnes Courtney, Eli Young Band, Strange Americans, Wildermiss, King Cardinal, Dearling, Whitacre, Track Suit Wedding, Hello Mountain, The Railbenders


Durango Blues Train

Durango Blues Train
Narrow Gauge Railroad, Durango/Silverton
May 31 – June 1
Brandon Santini, Ally Venable Band, Brody Buster, Smokestack Relics, A.J. Gaither Omb, Alex Paul


Five Points Jazz

Five Points Jazz Festival
Five Points Neighborhood, Denver
May 18


Food Truck Carnival

Food Truck Carnival
EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park, Northglenn
May 10 – 12
Switchback, Rapidgrass, Professor Fox, Acoustic Mining Company, Guerilla Fanfare, Timber!, 300 Days Band, Rocky Mountain Bluegrass, The Stanleytones, Woodshed Red, Mariachi America, Billy Byrd Band, and more


Four Peaks Downtown

Four Peaks Downtown Music Festival
Downtown Main Street, Grand Junction
May 17 – 19
Soul Habit, Zolopht, Doubious Brothers, Union of None, Stray Grass, Goodman Band, John Bayley, James Williams & The Faith Peddlers, Zac Grant Trio, Peach Street Revival, Shaun Ray, Wave 11, Tim + Richard


Global Dub

Global Dub Festival
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
May 18
Adventure Club, Bear Grillz, Said The Sky, Riot Ten, Dirt Monkey, Kai Wachi, Kompany B2B Tynan, Yakz B2B Somnium Sound



New Terrain Brewing, Golden
May 30 – June 2
Todd Sheaffer & Drew Emmit, Rapidgrass, Chain Station, Adam Kinghorn Quartet, Rum Creek w/Drew Emmit, Magnolia North, Thunder & Rain, The High Road Home, Ladies & Gentlemen


Kickoff to Summer

Kickoff To Summer Memorial Weekend Festival
1000 Block of Historic South Gaylord Street, Denver
May 25 – 27
Pixie and the Partygrass Boys, Delta Sonics, La Pompe, Tiffany Christopher and the Hunting Party, Micrograss, John McKay, Ryan Flick, School of Rock Littleton, School of Rock Denver


Leftapalooza 2019

Left Hand Brewing, Longmont
May 18
Hey Lady!, Under A Blood Red Sky, Petty Nicks Experience, Guerilla Radio, Ten Years Gone, Just A Girl, Back Stabbath, Paradise Theater


May Play

May Play
9th Street Plaza, Greeley
May 11
The Burroughs, Brent Cowles, Slow Caves, Wildermiss, Silver & Gold, Its Just Bugs, Bryce Merritt, Hypnotic Vibes, Post Paradise, Overslept, Sarah Slaton, The Bright Silence, Quentin, Nelsen, Soul Solum, Ben Pu and more



Memorial Day Mountain Music Fest & BBQ
Gold Hill Inn, Boulder
May 27
Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, Bonnie & The Clydes, Branson Anderson


Palisade Brews

Palisade Brews & Cruise Festival
Veterans Memorial Park, Palisade
May 4
Lincoln Pants Band, Peach Street Revival, U4iK, Dulakoo


Small Batch

Small Batch Festival
Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins
May 25
Brent Cowles, Dragondeer, Whiskey Blanket, Sugarbirds


Territory Days

Territory Days
Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs
May 25 – 27
Brandon Lay, Michael Hornbuckle Band, Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts, Black Rose Band, Exit West, Gravel, Gus Meza, Hipbone, Inka Gold, Mile High, VooDoo Hawks, The 719 and more


Upslope Getdown

The Upslope Getdown
Upslope Brewing Flatirons Park, Boulder
May 11
The Main Squeeze, The Burroughs, Tierro with Bridget Law, Guerilla Fanfare, Boogie Mammoth, Boot Gun, The Alcapones, LITZ

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