Denver goes big for 4/20 celebrations.
Denver goes big for 4/20 celebrations.
Kyle Huninghake

Eleven Lit 4/20 Concerts in Denver

What was once Colorful Colorado has been turning greener since recreational cannabis became legal, especially on 4/20. For music fans, the holiday has been attracting some of the greatest talent around, for block parties and concerts alike, making this state a place where you can match your extracurricular smoking activities with some of the best local and national music acts, all for the love of everything green.

Music lovers, here's what's going on:

4/20-friendly fans at Red Rocks.
4/20-friendly fans at Red Rocks.
Eric Gruneisen

420 Eve on the Rocks
Wednesday, April 19
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison

Method Man and Redman, Flatbrush Zombies, Curren$y, Futuristic, RDGLDGRN, $uicideboy$, Afroman and Probcause will take the stage at one of the largest 4/20 parties in the state. The show begins at 4:15 p.m., and tickets start at $45.

420 Rally in Civic Center Park.
420 Rally in Civic Center Park.
Kyle Huninghake

2Chainz at 420 Rally
Thursday, April 20
Civic Center Park

The 420 Rally in Civic Center Park will be one of the largest (and smokiest) gatherings in the city. Vendor Village will offer an assortment of merchandise and food. The festival opens at 10 a.m.; and 2Chainz starts at 2 p.m. The concert is free. Come early if you want a spot on the grass close to the stage.

DeadPhish Orchestra with Dead Floyd
Thursday, April 20
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street

Ophelia’s is hosting a show for all the Deadheads out there. It’ll be a night of local bands playing the music of the Grateful Dead, Phish and Pink Floyd. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $10.

Del the Funky Homosapien performing at the 2011 Westword Music Showcase.
Del the Funky Homosapien performing at the 2011 Westword Music Showcase.
Aaron Thackeray

420 on the Block
Thursday, April 20
Golden Triangle

This block party spans several venues including Bar Standard, City Hall, Club Vinyl, the Church, Milk and the Living Room. Del the Funky Homosapien, Dumpstaphunk, Rusko, Cut Chemist, J Phlip and Don Carlos are some of the acts playing. Comedians Alex Falcone and Billy Wayne are part of the comedy lineup. There will also be a marketplace and a multitude of visual artists.

Method Man and Redman.
Method Man and Redman.
Ken Hamblin

Method Man and Redman with Afroman
Thursday, April 20
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2635 Welton Street

If you missed Method Man and Redman at Red Rocks the night before, you'll have a chance to see them in Denver, indoors, for 4/20. Tickets start at $42. The event begins at 9 p.m.

Read on for more of the best 4/20 music events.


Flosstradamus lights up the stage.
Flosstradamus lights up the stage.
Westword Magazine

Flosstradamus at HYDFEST
Thursday, April 20
Red Rocks Ampitheatre
18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison
Hit up Red Rocks for an evening of trap, rap, hip-hop and EDM music. Flosstradamus headlines HDYFEST with Gucci Mane, What So Not, Gryffin and Branchez. The show starts at 6 p.m., and tickets start at $45.50 for the all-ages event.

4/20 Celebration with Ying Yang Twins
Thursday, April 20
Oriental Theater
4335 West 44th Avenue

Crunk stars the Ying Yang Twins will be taking stage at 9 p.m. after the Uncalled Four — Comedy Game Show hosted by David Gborie, starting at 7 p.m. Ticket prices begin at $15, and a package for both the comedy show and the concert are available.

4/20 Headrush Festival
Thursday, April 20
Lincoln Station Bar
776 Lincoln Street

This block party features DJs and electronic music on three stages from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Local and national performers include Jsquared, FacePUDDLE, DJ Shake One, Miss Jaedha and many more. Tickets start at $10. Party buses are available for rides to and from Capitol Hill.

The Expendables 4/20 Celebration
Thursday, April 20
Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street, Boulder

Alt-surf rockers the Expendables will play with RDGLDGRN and Tribal Theory for one of Boulder's biggest celebrations. Tickets start at $20.

4/20 Reggae
Friday, April 21
Herman’s Hideaway
1578 South Broadway

For a more laid-back celebration, join Herman’s for Pressure Busspipe, Mountain Lion Dynasty, POD and more special guests. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are as low as $15.

Snoop Dogg performing at the 2016 Wellness Retreat at Fiddler's Green.
Snoop Dogg performing at the 2016 Wellness Retreat at Fiddler's Green.
Miles Chrisinger

Mount Kushmore Wellness Retreat with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa
Sunday, April 23
Red Rocks Amphitheater
18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison

It wouldn’t be April 20 in Denver without a Snoop Dogg appearance. This year he plays Red Rocks on Sunday, with Wiz Khalifa, Cypress Hill and Berner. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $64.95.

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