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Where to Find Summer Concerts in Denver and Beyond

July 3, 2024

Where to Find Summer Concerts in Denver and Beyond

The Colorado Symphony takes center stage during Denver’s vibrant summer concert scene. With offerings ranging from classical performances to hip hop shows with a symphonic twist to pops concerts, the Colorado Symphony has something for every music fan. During the summer, Boettcher Concert Hall isn’t the only place to find incredible concerts featuring the symphony—performances happen throughout Denver and the surrounding areas. This guide will help you find where to hear the Colorado Symphony during Denver’s summer concert season, from the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre to McGregor Square in downtown Denver.

Colorado Symphony performs at Red Rocks Amphitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465

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Carved into the foothills west of Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheatre isn’t just an open-air venue—it’s a legendary stage. Beyond the breathtaking setting, Red Rocks is renowned for its exceptional sound quality. Natural rock walls cradle the stage, creating a unique sonic environment that delivers a powerful and immersive listening experience. Whether it’s the delicate nuances of a classical piece or the driving energy of a rock concert, Red Rocks allows you to fully connect with the music.

Summer 2024 Featured Concerts:

Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village, CO

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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Nestled amidst Denver’s urban landscape, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre is another open-air favorite, offering a unique open-air concert experience that blends artistic design with electrifying live music. Originally conceived as a large-scale earth sculpture, the venue boasts rolling grassy slopes that provide a natural amphitheater setting. Concertgoers can also take in impressive views of the Rocky Mountains while enjoying a lively atmosphere.

McGregor Square in LoDo, downtown Denver

McGregor Square

1901 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202

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Located in the heart of Denver’s LoDo district, the plaza at McGregor Square is downtown’s intimate outdoor music destination. Imagine experiencing the works of the great composers and the power of the Colorado Symphony in this vibrant urban atmosphere. McGregor Square’s plaza is meticulously designed to enhance the concert experience. State-of-the-art sound systems ensure crystal-clear audio, while large LED screens keep the visuals dynamic and engaging, no matter where you’re standing.

Summer 2024 Featured Concerts:

Colorado Symphony performs at the Arvada Center

Arvada Center

6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003

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This multidisciplinary arts center nestled in Arvada provides a haven for music lovers seeking a more personal connection with the artists and the music. The Arvada Center’s 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheatre is a picturesque setting for summer concerts, creating a truly special atmosphere for listening to symphonic music. The art galleries that are just steps away from the amphitheatre add to the experience, as concertgoers are fully immersed in arts and culture.

Summer 2024 Featured Concerts:

Boettcher Concert Hall, home of the Colorado Symphony

Boettcher Concert Hall

Denver Performing Arts Complex

1000 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202

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Craving an elegant concert experience indoors? The Boettcher Concert Hall delivers. The historic venue boasts stunning architecture and world-class acoustics, perfect for enjoying the finer points of classical music or a captivating jazz performance. While Boettcher is mostly dark during the summer, fans of the hall can still find a few special events there during the warmer months, from performances of thrilling classics to film screenings with live orchestra.

Summer 2024 Featured Concerts:

Dillon Amphitheatre in Dillon, CO

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Music fans can also find events at the Dillon Amphitheater (located in Dillon) and Levitt Pavilion Denver (located in Ruby Hill Park in Greenwood Village). Both venues offer open-air concerts so you can hear music while witnessing a stunning sunset or marveling at the stars.

The Colorado Symphony is easy to find this summer, with concert events throughout the Denver area and beyond. Be sure to check our performance calendar throughout the season, and get ready for a summer filled with the magic of live music under the Denver sky.