The wonderful state of Colorado is known for many things, rock climbing, beautiful scenery, world-class skiing, and even one of our favorites… Music festivals. Every year all types of music genres come to Colorado to celebrate, listen and gather during a concert or festival to just enjoy music. Whether you are a smooth jazz, old school country, or EDM fan, Colorado has it all. So dust off your favorite pair of concert boots and head to Colorado to see a show of your lifetime. Here are a few of the concerts and festivals you can expect to see in Colorado.
Sonic Bloom Festival
This festival takes place in the middle of June so the days are hot and the nights are short. It is a 4-day camping festival that brings some of the best electronic dance music, or EDM, lovers around the world together. Enjoy the atmosphere that inspires, channels, and even creates some of the most unique sounds in music. There are typically several artists in the lineup, and you can enjoy music all day for four days. What could be better? You can expect to see amazing colors, lights, and costumes as well as some of the best music around.
Arise Music Festival
This festival takes place in the middle of May, so it’s not too hot and not too cold. IF you travel a little further north you may still be able to find snow, and if you travel further south you may feel like you are melting. It is held on an organic ranch in a picturesque Colorado Rocky Mountain valley. It is only an hour north of Denver. The 3 days and nights of camping offer more than just music, but also workshops, arts, films, and much more. The festival promotes positivity, joy, as well as an active engagement with its participants.
The Ride Festival
Taking place in Telluride, Colorado, in the middle of July is a bit different type of festival compared to the previous two mentioned. This rock ‘n’ roll music festival is kid-friendly yet offers late-night show options as well, for those looking to stay a little longer and enjoy more music. The festival’s location is close to a variety of other outdoor activities that are perfect for a midday break from the heat and the music. You can enjoy some of the classics in rock and roll or even hear a bit of new school rock and roll. The festival will have you feeling nostalgic as soon as you enter
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Also a native to Telluride, this festival takes place in the middle of June and offers classic Bluegrass music. The super pickers will have you mesmerized from the moment you arrive until even after you are long gone. The soulful songwriters and singers have some of the most inspiring and rustic rotos, that match the Americana landscape surrounding the area. The event is four days long of music, mountains, and of course the magic in the breathtaking box canyon. It is held the weekend closest to the Summer Solstices each year as a kickoff to sweet, sweet summertime.
Grandoozy Music Festival
Located in Overland Park in Denver, Colorado this wonderful festival takes place in September. Starting in September 2018, the festival was such a hit the co-creators chose to take a hiatus in 2019, to make sure all of the kinks were ironed out as well as creating a unique and sustainable and integrated way to hold the festival together. The festival was filled with fun, laughter, and of course, great music. From the fireworks shows to the amazing bands and artists, the community was truly overwhelmed by its success. Well, now it is back and in action. Make sure you don’t miss out.
Taking place in Grand Junction, Colorado, the Country Jam is held annually in June. It is the largest country music festival held in Colorado and features an array of top-performing artists. The festival features over 4 days at the Jam Ranch just outside of the grand junction, for camping, eating, and of course… Jamming. This festival has been going on for over three decades, and there is no plan to stop. Add the combination of some of the biggest names in the country with some of the most beautiful landscapes and you won’t ever want to leave. Make sure to be ready for the time of your life.
Bohemian Nights Festival
This festival is unique to any of the others as it is the only FREE festival, and it is a 3-day event. Three full days off free music and smiles. It takes place in Fort Collins, Colorado in the middle of August. The family-centered festival offers a variety of genres and even a Thursday night live which is a series of concerts that is totally free throughout the summer. The festival is meant for loads of people, from tourists to passerbyers and even locals. It emerges from some of the finest talents in the area with the community to create one big special event.
With so many different styles, genres, and festivals to choose from, it is hard to choose just one. So don’t, go to as many as you can, you won’t be disappointed. Each event is slightly different from the rest and offers a unique experience and of course a great time. We hope to see you there and enjoy the show.