Music Festivals in Denver

With its awe-inspiring 300-foot red sandstone rock formations and world-class concerts, it’s no surprise that this outdoor music venue attracts star-studded artists to the Mile High City. Highlights include violinists Maxim Vengerov and Augustin Hadelich performing chamber music by candlelight, Philippe Quint playing little-known compositions by Charlie Chaplin (yes, the silent film star!), and jazz vocalist/pianist Tony DeSare with orchestra. In addition to the favorite symphonic repertoire, the festival also hosts 16 festival premieres and immersive experiences by living composers including Chick Corea, Jennifer Higdon, and Paquito D’Rivera.

In partnership with Viva music festivals 2023 Denver, this free event features local solo and duo musicians, brews from Denver-based TRVE Brewing, food trucks and vendors along Welton Street. The festival runs weekly from June to September.

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After bringing its immersive collective Convergence Station to Denver last year, Meow Wolf is bringing Vortex back from New Mexico. This year’s lineup includes electronic dance music from acts like Remi Wolf, Claude Vonstroke and Dennis Ferrer, as well as instrumental band STS9, who blend jazz, drum and bass, funk and psychedelia.

Rhythms on the Rio is an annual music festival that celebrates the legacy of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood, once known as “the Harlem of the West.” The free festival showcases local favorites like Hazel Miller, Buckner Funken Jazz, Jakarta, Purnell Steen and JoFoKe aNem, while educating the community about jazz’s history in Denver. The festival’s proceeds benefit the non-profit South Fork Music Association, which gives away instruments to children and teaches them how to play.

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