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February 17, 2016

Devotchka and the Colorado Symphony Return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Comedian Josh Blue

The Colorado Symphony announced today that local Colorado band DeVotchKa will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Colorado Symphony on June 16, 2016 for the fifth annual summer collaboration. This year, the concert will open with NBC Last Comic Standing winner Josh Blue.

DeVotchKa with the Colorado Symphony Featuring Special Guest Josh Blue
Christopher Dragon, conductor
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 16, 2016   –  7:30pm

This joint concert between DeVotchKa, the Colorado Symphony, and unique guest artists has become a Colorado summer tradition. Now in its fifth year and with new music – this concert is set to be even more spectacular than in years past.

DeVotchKa’s lush instrumentation combined with the full orchestral power of the Colorado Symphony sets the stage for an unforgettable evening. This concert will follow DeVotchKa’s unique partnership with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts for the musical Sweeney Todd where they will be performing a reinvention of Sondheim’s magnificent musical thriller.

Comedian Josh Blue exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are exactly alike.

This concert is presented by Arrow Electronics, and supported by KBCO and Westword.

Tickets are one sale Feb. 19, 2016 at


For more information or to request interviews, please contact:
Seth McNew, Director of Public and Community Relations  – 303.308.2477

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Tickets to the Colorado Symphony are available online at , by phone at 303.623.7876, and in person at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday, noon – 6 pm; and two hours prior to each performance.

The 2016/17 Colorado Symphony Season is presented by Arrow Electronics. Support also provided by: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), 9News, and United Airlines.


One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by internationally renowned Music Director Andrew Litton, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit