My Morning Jacket
August 2 and 3
The indie rockers in My Morning Jacket have been playing music since 1998, clearing the folk-rock path for the likes of the Head and the Heart, the Lumineers and Mumford & Sons. While My Morning Jacket wasn't the first to create that sound, the group helped keep it alive.
Gregory Alan Isakov
The quiet, lyrical songs of Colorado's own Gregory Alan Isakov are as sublime as Red Rocks itself. Go on a journey with him, and expect him to bring out your gentle side. During these rough days, we could use it.
Flume With JPEGMAFIA, Slowthai, Collin McKenna
August 6 to 7
Not feeling gentle? Electronic producer Flume will bring two nights of his music to Red Rocks. He's joined by two of the most innovative and salty rappers of this moment: JPEGMAFIA, who hates Morrissey, and Slowthai, who says there's nothing great about Britain. Both artists are using hip-hop to trash people in power and challenge the mores of dominant society, and their collaboration with electronic wizard Flume is welcome.
Dave Chappelle & Jon Stewart
Expect to laugh. Hard.
Lionel Richie's been melting hearts since 1968. Let him melt yours. All night long.
Stomp-inducing Austin Americana artist Shakey Graves — who headlined the Westword Music Showcase in 2017 — knows how to rile a crowd as a one-man band. He turned an old suitcase into a kick drum, a signature move that is no less impressive now that he plays alongside other musicians.