Mar 25, 2024 - Things to Do

Concert lineups for Botanic Gardens, Levitt Pavilion and City Park Jazz in 2024

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Denver's summer concert calendar is taking shape, and you won't need to hike to Red Rocks to find great music.

State of play: City Park, Levitt Pavilion and the Botanic Gardens will host summer concerts — many of them free to attend. Here's what you need to know.

City Park Jazz

This free concert series, now in its 38th year, is each Sunday from June 2- Aug.4 at City Park's bandshell. Concerts are 6-8pm. (Here's our guide to doing it right.)

June 2: Roka Hueka. The season opens with a Latin ska band that will get the crowd moving.

June 9: Stafford Hunter and Jazz Explorations. Led by a Grammy-nominated trombonist who has collaborated with all-stars of jazz.

July 14: Delta Sonics Blues Revue. A well-known Denver blues band.

Aug. 4: Jakarta. The top party band in Denver — and one of the best in the country.

Levitt Pavilion

Located at the city's Ruby Hill Park, the nonprofit venue offers a free concert series alongside ticketed shows. Bring a picnic and sit on the grass amphitheater.

The free shows include:

  • May 17: Paa Kow with Zimbira
  • June 8: The Drop's 4th annual Block Party with Common
  • June 13: Buffalo Nichols with Bison Bone
  • June 20: Sunny War

The ticketed shows include:

Botanic Gardens

The intimate amphitheater inside the Denver Botanic Gardens is the setting for wine and cheese crowds and rocking tunes. All shows start at 6:30pm and ticket prices vary.

July 11: DeVotchKa

July 21: Watchhouse with Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves

Aug. 15: Gregory Porter

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