As Denver and Boulder area near the end of summer, the fall concert season is just starting to warm up.
Denver/Boulder concert venues typically hit well above their weight when it comes to booking talent for their venues. Despite being a metro area of the relatively small size that Denver/Boulder is, it lays claim to 2 of the top 20 clubs in the country (Bluebird and Fox Theaters), as according to Rolling Stone. This is in addition to possibly the single best concert venue in the world, Red Rocks Amphitheater, a short 30 minutes away. Another top 20 club not too far away is the Belly Up in Aspen.
Despite the fall concert season signaling the end of Red Rocks season, there are still many shows coming down the pipeline to excite music lovers of all genres in the upcoming months. While Red Rocks’ big end of the year shows are still closing the year strong (Gorillaz, Big Gigantic, Deadmau5 and more are still upcoming on the calendar), we’ll focus on the concert halls for Denver/Boulder. Here are some of the top shows you may or may not have heard about coming up in the next couple months.
Quinn XCII–Set for a debut album release (The Stroy of Us) on September 15th, this is Quinn’s first national headlining tour. First turned heads in 2015 with the EP Change of Scenery and the 2016 hit “Kings of Summer”. Bluebird Theater 9/26, $15-18
GoldLink (w/Masego)–Fresh off the release of one of the best hip-hop albums of the year, the DMV native pays homage to his home with his danceable, go-go influenced sound. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom 10/3, $20-25
Aminé (w/ Towkio)–The Portland rapper released his debut album Good for You in July and in it, claims himself as “Andre’s prodigy”, an ode to Andre 3000. Had the triple platinum hit “Caroline” in 2016. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom 10/9, $20-25
Cousin Stizz–Stizz is one of the emerging voices in hip-hop. The Boston native has released 3 projects in as many years with the most recent One Night Only, coming in July. Cervantes Other Side 10/22, $15-50
BADBADNOTGOOD–Originally known for their interpretations of hip hop tracks in their characteristic jazzy, progressive style. Known also for their collaborations with artists like Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt and Kaytranada. Fox Theater 10/10, $27.50-30
Snakehips— The British electronic group burst on the scene in 2015 with many popular remixes. Found real success with the release of “All My Friends” ft. Tinashe and Chance the Rapper. Have recently released songs with Anderson .Paak, and Zayn Malik. Fox Theater 10/31, $25
Tash Sultana–Tash has exploded since first releasing music in 2016 with her song “Jungle”. Has spent the last year touring the world and playing music festivals, playing up to 10 instruments in a single song. Ogden Theater 10/16, $25
Kid Cudi–Easily one of the most influential hip-hop artists of the last decade. Has long had troubles with depression, going to rehab in 2016 before going on to release the album Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin’. Fillmore Auditorium 11/10. $49.50-55
Disco Biscuits–The Disco Biscuits fan appreciation night, free for first come, first serve. One of the most popular jam bands, Disco Biscuits are well known for starting the popular festival Camp Bisco. Fox Theater 11/16, FREE
Flobots–One of Colorado’s local bands, best known for the 2007 release Fight with Tools, featuring the hit track “Handlebars”. Have been quiet since then, but released the album NOENEMIES in May. Larimer Lounge 11/17, $12-20
Tyler, The Creator–Always loud and always outrageous, the Odd Future leader is easily one of the best hip-hop artists to see live. Supporting the release of his most recent album Flower Boy. Ogden Theater 11/8, $30-35
This list is by no means conclusive. There are many other shows coming up in the Denver/Boulder area that are not listed here and more are sure to be announced. Be sure to check out the local venue’s calendars and make it to all your favorite artist’s shows!