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The Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

Maggie Rose plays two shows tonight at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom.
Maggie Rose plays two shows tonight at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom.
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Nashville singer Maggie Rose plays two shows at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom tonight, while Saint Nomad continues its three-night run at Globe Hall. Also on tap this weekend are two nights of Desert Dwellers at the Boulder Theater, and Itchy-O continues its weekly Noise Bath interactive streaming series.

Here's what's happening in and around town (and online) this weekend:

Ben Markley Quintet
Fridays in April, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Nocturne, 1330 27th Street
$25

As part of "Explorations of the Journey," pianist Ben Markley curates a collection of compositions that marks a new chapter in his music development, including originals and works by Herbie Hancock, Ari Hoenig and John Scofield.

Maggie Rose & Them Vibes
Friday, April 16, 6:45 & 9:45 p.m.
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 2635 Welton Street
$40

Nashville-based rock-and-soul singer-songwriter Maggie Rose will be joined by local trumpeter Gabe Mervine and saxophonist Nicholas Gerlach for two sets. The late show will be available to livestream via Mandolin with a portion of ticket proceeds benefiting Sweet Relief.

Saint Nomad
Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17
Globe Hall, 4483 Logan Street
$50-$100

Saint Nomad, the alt-pop band of brothers who were born in Russia and raised in America, continues a three-night stand at Globe Hall this weekend.

Summit Musicians Relief Fund Cares Concert Series
Ongoing through June, 6 p.m.
Online
Donations

The SMRF Cares Concert Series pays local musicians to perform at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center in front of a small audience. Each concert is recorded, and the video is released on the organization’s YouTube channel.

Turkeyfoot Trio
Friday, April 16, 6 p.m.
Number Thirty Eight, 3560 Chestnut Place
Free

While local bluegrass act Turkeyfoot usually plays as a quintet, it will be in a trio format tonight.

Asia Fajardo-Diamond
Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m.
Online
Free

Denver composer/saxophonist Asia Fajardo-Diamond celebrates the release of her new EP, Hummingbird’s Grandchildren, with a livestream and a community discussion led by Yuzo Nieto, co-founder and chief executive arts director of Radical Arts Academy of Denver.

Cabaret Karaoke: Cooped-Up Edition
Saturday, April 17, 5 p.m.
Online
$20

The Rocky Mountain Arts Association board’s annual fundraiser includes singers from the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus and the Denver Women’s Chorus. The event includes a silent auction, as well as “cooped-up” musical selections, karaoke-style, complete with lyrics for the at-home audience.

Desert Dwellers
Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder
$55

Electronica duo Desert Dwellers plays deep tribal and deep tech sets on Friday and yoga dub and psy chill sets on Sunday.

Jeff Jenkins
Saturday, April 17, 7 p.m.
Online
Donations

Denver jazz pianist Jeff Jenkins presents "Closer to Home: The Music of Lyle Mays," a livestream from Muse Performance Space.

Graham Good & the Painters
Sunday, April 18, 7 p.m.
Online
$20
Local rock and funk band Graham Good & the Painters performs at a digital live concert experience from the Armory Denver. 

Itchy-O's Noise Bath Series
Sundays through May 16, 5:55 p.m.
Online
$15

The 57-piece avant-garde group Itchy-O presents its Noise Bath interactive streaming series, which runs Sundays through May 16.

Vlad Girshevich Trio Honors Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett
Sundays in April, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Nocturne, 1330 27th Street
$16
Vlad Girshevich and his trio pay homage to fellow jazz pianists Chick Corea, who died in February, and Keith Jarrett, Sundays in April.

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