The Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

Float Like a Buffalo plays two shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this weekend.
Float Like a Buffalo plays two shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this weekend.
Brandon Thrift
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Small-capacity live concerts are happening all over town this weekend. Float Like a Buffalo plays two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, while Dragondeer hosts Beer With the Deer tonight and tomorrow at the Larimer Lounge. Enjoy the pop stylings of Liptruce at the Oriental Theater, the crooning of Mary Louise Lee at Nocturne and so much more. Here's our list of the weekend's best music picks:

Beer With the Deer
Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, 7 p.m.
Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street
$12 to $60

Members of local psychedelic blues act Dragondeer and friends host a night of beer, songs, sonics and vinyl on the Larimer Lounge open-air patio. This socially distanced hang includes song stretching, sonic exploration and vinyl records from funk to punk.

Jazz Convergence
Fridays in October, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Nocturne, 1330 27th Street

Jazz Convergence, which formed nearly three decades ago, includes some of the area's best players, including saxophonist John Gunther, trumpeter Greg Gisbert, pianist Eric Gunnison, drummer Paul Romaine and bassist Andrew Rose. Jazz Convergence plays two sets every Friday in October, and seats are limited to fifty people per set. 

Mary Louise Lee 
Friday, October 9, 7 p.m.
Dazzle, 1512 Curtis Street

Over a two-decade-long career, the singer has performed high-profile gigs, including three Democratic Nation Conventions, festivals and sporting events. Lee, the wife of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, specializes in R&B, soul, contemporary jazz and Top 40. She's also performed tributes to Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross.

Float Like a Buffalo
Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11, 4:30 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison

The seven-piece high-energy funk-rock band Float Like a Buffalo plays two nights at Red Rocks with Graham Good & the Painters opening. As with previous Red Rocks concerts by Gasoline Lollipops and Lotus, there will only be 175 tickets available for this show.

Saturday, October 10, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue

Liptruce, the Denver-based trio that meshes pop, alternative and down-tempo electronica, performs two sets as part of the Oriental's Safe Sound Series. Ninety tickets will be sold for each set.

Random Rab
Saturday, October 10, and Sunday October 11, 8 p.m.
Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder

Electronica producer Random Rab plays two nights (Sunday is sold out). All tickets are sold in tables of four or eight and include two drinks (beer, wine, or well), two McDevitt Taco Supply tacos (chicken, pork or veggie), and chips and salsa per person.

Many Mountains
Saturday, October 10, 7 p.m.
Broadway Roxy

The Boulder-based folk-rock duo Many Mountains features singers KR Nelson and Dustin Moran, who harmonize with each other and also alternate lead vocals.

Sunday, October 11, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue
$20 to $35

The singer-songwriter duo LVDY (pronounced "Lady") features Kathleen Hooper and Aubrey Mable, who met while studying abroad in New Zealand. The two mix singer-songwriter folk with dance, pop and electronica.

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