The Best Concerts in Denver This Week

Lindsey Stirling headlines Red Rocks on Wednesday.
Sydney Takeshta
Lindsey Stirling headlines Red Rocks on Wednesday.
This week's Red Rocks lineup includes Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra tonight, singer and violinist Lindsey Stirling Wednesday, and the Colorado Symphony's tribute to Aretha Franklin on Thursday. Also on tap this week are Jackie Venson at the Larimer Lounge and Venus Cruz at History Colorado. Here's what's happening in and around town this week:

Dark Star Orchestra
Monday, July 5, 7 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison
For more than two decades and through 2,700 concerts, Dark Star Orchestra has been re-creating the Grateful Dead experience. Catch Dark Star on the Rocks again.

Lindsey Stirling
Wednesday, July 7, 7 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison

Platinum-selling electronic artist, violinist and multi-talented entertainer Lindsey Stirling brings her Artemis Tour to Red Rocks; Canadian singer Kiesza opens.

Jackie Venson
Wednesday, July 7, 8 p.m.
Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street

Austin-born multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Jackie Venson, who has appeared on Austin City Limits, is slated to release Vintage Machine later this month.

Aretha: A Tribute With Colorado Symphony
Thursday, July 8, 7:30 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison
This tribute to the Queen of Soul features Colorado Symphony favorite Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw performing such iconic hits as “Respect,” “Think,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace” and many others. Created by John Such, Lucas Waldin and Lesley Sabol.

Possessed by Paul James
Thursday, July 8, 6:30 p.m.
Four Mile Historic Park, 715 South Forest Street

Florida folk singer Possessed by Paul James (aka Konrad Wert) performs at Four Mile Historic Park as part of Swallow Hill's Shady Grove Picnic Series.

Venus Cruz
Thursday, July 8, 7 p.m.
History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway
R&B/jazz singer Venus Cruz performs at History Colorado's outdoor music series, which takes place on Thursdays on the museum’s shaded side porch along 12th Avenue.

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Correction: An earlier version of this list had incorrect dates for Lindsey Stirling's Red Rocks concert, which is Wednesday, July 7. We regret the error.