July 26, 2018
You’ve got your choice of big-name music shows this weekend in the Denver area! Grammy-award-winning multi-platinum singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan appears with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks! And crossover superstar Shania Twain performs at the Pepsi Center! And there are still plenty of free concerts in parks to round out the weekend!
TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, July 26
UNDER THE BLOOD RED SKY AT SOUTHLAND!
For U2 fans excited about their phenomenal new album and tour, this is a chance to revisit all of their classic songs with the cover band that does justice to the originals! Join “Bono,” “The Edge,” “Larry,” and “Adam” as they recreate your favorite band in this free summer concert!
Southlands, 6155 S. Main St., Aurora
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
THUMPIN’ AT MOJABLU CONCERT SERIES!
As Denver’s favorite dance band, Thumpin’ plays the best dance music across the decades to get you on your feet and moving!
Featuring funk, soul, and R&B favorites like 24K Magic, Chain of Fools, Billie Jean, and Busta Moove, this Thumpin’ concert in the park will rock your summer!
Stapleton’s Conservatory Green, 49th Pl. and Valentia St., Denver
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
COLORADO SYMPHONY WITH SARAH MCLACHLAN
Nothing goes together better than the soulful, intimate lyrics of Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan and the soaring sounds of an outdoor Colorado Symphony concert! Both will appear together in a magical night at Red Rocks, and you won’t want to miss this unforgettable evening.
Best known for her poignant ballads that often have people reaching for a tissue, McLachlan strives to find an emotional connection through her music. With over 25 years in the recording industry, this Grammy and Juno Award-winning artist has sold over 40 million albums!
Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
Thursday-Saturday, July 26-28
AURORA NATIVE DAN SODER!
Dan Soder is one of the hottest comedians in the New York City scene and all over the small screen, but he got his start right here in Aurora! Best known as “Mafee” on the hit series Billions on Showtime, Sodor has also appeared in his own comedy specials on Netflix’s The Standups and Comedy Central.
His other credits include appearances on Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Inside Amy Schumer, and he’s appeared multiple times on Conan and @Midnight.
Comedy Works-Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29
LES MISÉRABLES IS BACK!
Perhaps the most celebrated musical in theatrical history, this period musical drama never loses its magic! This stunning new production of Les Misérables comes direct from its acclaimed Broadway return!
Full of passionate loyalties and shocking betrayals, and revealing both the best and the worst of the human spirit, Les Misérables is set against the dramatic backdrop of 19th-century France. Featuring the beloved songs, I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, One Day More, and many more, this epic and uplifting story has been reimagined with dazzling scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo!
Buell Theatre/DCPA, 1350 Curtis St., Denver
Thurs./Sat./Sun., 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27
PG6IX FREE CONCERT ON THE GREEN
If you are looking for an R&B/funk/rock band that is as fun to watch as it is to dance to, you won’t want to miss PG6IX when the group performs its FREE summer concert at Stapleton!
Food trucks including Em’s Ice Cream, Kona Ice, California Wrap Runner, and Beef King will also be available, or pack your own picnic and bring the whole family out to an evening of fun on the green!
Founders Green Park, 29th Ave & Roslyn St, Denver
SWIMMING POOL MOVIES AT ELITCH’S!
What’s better than a drive-in movie? A DIVE-IN movie! Nothing beats the combination of swimming and watching a great film outdoors! Be at Elitch’s Island Kingdom Water Park when the movie starts around 7:30 p.m. — free with any park admission or season pass!
This week’s screening is Hocus Pocus, the classic bewitching comedy that is still a blast to watch 25 years later! Starring Sarah Jessica Parker before she was Carrie Bradshaw, Bette Midler in one of her many legendary film roles, and Kathy Najimy as the three wackiest witches you will find anywhere!
Island Kingdom Water Park, Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver
Cost: FREE with park admission (starting at $29.99)
SHANIA TWAIN IN CONCERT!
After years of being out of the spotlight following her “farewell” tour in 2015, Shania Twain is back—and better than ever! Promoting Now, her first album since 2002, Twain’s newest work is some of her best!
As the consummate entertainer, Twain also showers this concert with the hits fans want to hear, including That Don’t Impress Me Much, Any Man of Mine, and Man! I Feel Like A Woman, complete with the sultry signature tuxedo ensemble fans have come to expect. Twain shimmers and shines in her latest appearance on stage and reminds everyone why she’s a superstar!
Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir., Denver
Friday-Saturday, July 27-28
DENVER BREW FEST
Eat. Sample brews. Listen to music. And repeat! It’s two nights of an epic Summer Brew festival, complete with over 100 brews to taste, the best food vendors in Denver, and live music including Brianna Straut, Strange Americans, Jenny LaJoye, and Nuns of Brixton! You can even snap a souvenir picture at the Chipper Photo Booth Company! You must be 21 or older to attend—no babies, carriers or strollers please.
Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
Friday-Sunday, July 27-29
THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC SHOWCASE
The best alternative and independent music in the Rocky Mountain region comes together for this epic music festival, highlighting Denver’s incredible local music scene!
With over 400 local and national performers playing concerts in an eclectic mix of venues, including four outdoor stages and 20 indoor venues in the South Broadway area, the Underground Music Showcase is a total immersion in cutting-edge sound!
Various venues, South Broadway, Denver
Saturday, July 28
BEWITCHING OUTDOOR CONCERT WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY!
A wicked-great concert from the Colorado Symphony in a special performance with the Broadway stars of the Tony Award-winning musical, Wicked! The entire family will enjoy selections performed by Elphaba and Glinda, as well as favorites from the “untold tale of the witches of Oz,” selections from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, and George Bizet’s Carmen—all performed under the stars at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater!
Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada
Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29
CHEESMAN PARK ART FESTIVAL
Voted a “Top of the Town” event by Denver’s 5280 Magazine, the Cheesman Park Arts Fest, showcases 130 juried artists and craftsmen from 30 different states in a colorful outdoor festival! This FREE two-day outdoor event also includes live music and the best food trucks in Denver! Bring the entire family to browse and enjoy the inspiring offerings of potters, painters, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, and more—in a wide range of prices! This event is free of any commercial booths or sales, it’s all about authentic, handcrafted artwork.
Cheesman Park, 1599 8th Ave., Denver
Sat., 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 29
SAMMY MAYFIELD BLUES BAND
Rhythm and blues guitarist and vocalist Sammy Mayfield is a world-renowned musician who has been playing with legends such as Big Joe Turner and Big Mama Thornton since the 1960s. But in Denver, where he was raised, Sammy Mayfield is a legend in his own right, as one of the Mile High City’s premier bluesmen!
Don’t miss your chance to hear this living legend and his band when they perform as part of the FREE City Park Jazz concert series!
City Park Denver, 1600 City Park, Denver
Superstar in Aurora: Southshore!
There’s no end to your entertainment choices near Southshore, and if this Aurora master-planned community isn’t your home yet, it can be soon! Stop by and see the eye-popping models and varied designs from Toll Brothers in Vista Point, Century Communities in The Hills, and Richmond American Homes at Lakeview. Ranch and two-story models in the amenity-rich community are priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.