Sounds of Summer: Feel the (Free) Rhythm of the Mile High City

by | Jun 3, 2024 | Blog, Denver Activities | 0 comments

As the summer sun stretches its warm embrace over Denver, the Mile High City prepares to resonate with the melodies of free concerts. Grab your picnic blanket, gather your friends, and immerse yourself in the rhythm of Denver’s summer symphony. 

Axios Denver recently rounded up some of the best free concerts this season.

City Park Jazz

Celebrating 38 years, this concert series runs throughout the summer at City Park’s bandshell. Enjoy food trucks with everything from ice cream to sushi, burgers to pizza, while listening to highlights such as:

June 9: Stafford Hunter and Jazz Explorations

June 16: Mistura Fina

June 23: Zimbira

June 30: Hazel Miller and the Collective

July 7: JoFoJe & Same Cloth

July 14: Delta Sonics Blues Revue

July 21: Denver Jazz Orchestra

July 28: Nelson Rangell

August 4: Jakarta


Levitt Pavilion

This nonprofit venue is located at Ruby Hill Park, featuring a grass amphitheater. Pack a soft-sided cooler with food and a picnic blanket or lawn chair to enjoy these musicians under the stars. This summer’s free series includes:

June 8: The Drop 4th Annual Block Party with Common

June 13: Buffalo Nichols with Bison Bone

June 20: Sunny War with Grant Sabin

June 28: Fishbone with Roka Hueka

July 6: The Revival Featuring Flobots and Kayla Marque

July 14: Black Opry Revue with Jimbo Darville and The Truckadours

July 18: The White Buffalo with Patrick Dethlefs

August 1: Alysha Brilla with The Hardly Nevers

August 3: Shakedown Street

August 11: Miguel Espinoza Fusion with Michele Castro

August 17: Wailing Souls / Itals

Whether it’s the smooth jazz melodies at City Park Jazz or the eclectic beats at the Levitt Pavilion, there’s something for every musical palate. So, why break the bank when you can groove to the rhythm of summer for free?

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