Fingers crossed, June at Red Rocks will deliver better weather than the slushy stormy nights of May. Whatever storms move in, Denver's readying itself for a stunning month of music, from EDM to pop to rock to country to jam bands galore. Without further ado, here's every concert happening at Red Rocks in June.
Saturday, June 1
Moe. is the first heavyweight jam band to take to the Red Rocks stage in June. The throwback act is a perennial favorite. Expect winding solos and smoke wafting about the risers. Openers include Mike Gordon and White Denim.
Parade of Bass with Dillon Francis
Sunday, June 2
Popular DJ and producer Dillion Francis will be a magnet for the city's bass heads looking to party under the stars. He'll be joined by Diesel, Eptic, Blunts & Blondes, Spock B2B Uber and Decadon for a night of heavy electronic music.
Ghostbusters with Ramakhandra, YaSi and Nancy Norton
Monday, June 3
The Denver Film Society's Film on the Rocks series gives local acts one of the few chances they have to play at Red Rocks. This edition, with the classic comedy-horror film Ghostbusters, will include performances by Ramakhandra, pop diva YaSi and comedian Nancy Norton.
Wednesday, June 5
Brooding teenage star Billie Eilish will perform her minimalist moody bedroom pop that has wowed music lovers worldwide. She'll be joined by Denzel Curry.
Thursday, June 6
Pink Floyd fans will be thrilled to see Brit Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall Tour, which will give Denver a night of classic rock in celebration of the fortieth anniversary of The Wall.
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Friday, June 7
Michael Franti, the soulful hip-hop/folk/rock crooner who has devoted himself to making this world a better place, will be headlining Red Rocks with his band Spearhead. He'll be joined by Snarky Puppy and Victoria Canal.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Saturday, June 8
Born in Colorado in 1984, Big Head Todd and the Monsters will be returning to Red Rocks to play for their hometown fans. The group will be joined by Toad the Wet Sproket and Colin Hay for a night of upbeat rock.
Sunday, June 9
The Boston-based indie-roots band Dispatch has reunited and will stop by Red Rocks on its Summer Stops 2019 tour. The Record Company will open the show.
Sublime With Rome
Monday, June 10
Eric Wilson, once a member of Sublime, will be joining forces with singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez when Sublime With Rome comes to Colorado to play a gaggle of Sublime covers. Soja, Common Kings and Seranation will lend support.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Tuesday, June 11
The Appalachian indie-rockers in Rainbow Kitten Surprise will surely slay Red Rocks with a high-energy set. They'll be joined by Caamp.
Young the Giant and Fitz & the Tantrums
Wednesday, June 12
Get ready for a night of earnest pop indie rock when the California band Young the Giant co-headlines with the neo-soul act Fitz & the Tantrums.
Thursday, June 13
The Dutch DJ Sander van Dijck, who plays under the moniker San Holo, will be at Red Rocks with Shallou, Clams Casino, Chet Porter, Taska Black and Duskus B2B Eastghost.
Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals
Friday, June 14
Rapper Anderson .Paak, who has developed a standout sound and a reputation for smart lyrics, is back in Denver, headlining the Rocks with his band, the Free Nationals, on the Best Teef in the Game Tour.
Saturday, June 15
Known for its neo-funk prowess, the band Lettuce — which has two Denver members — will bring its jams back to town.
Nahko and Medicine for the People and Trevor Hall
Sunday, June 16
Nahko Bear, the frontman for the world-music group Nahko and Medicine for the People, is back at the Rocks with socially conscious songs. He will be co-headlining with singer-songwriter Trevor Hall.
Monday, June 17
Film on the Rocks continues with the classic comedy, Mean Girls. Denver bands Tyto Alba and Briffaut will perform.
Turnpike Troubadours: CANCELED
Tuesday, June 18
Red Rocks goes country when the Turnpike Troubadours come to Morrison with Pat Green, American Aquarium and Parker McCollum. The Troubadours have had a rough May, canceling a string of shows. Here's to a better June.
Zedd on the Rocks
Wednesday, June 19
Anton Zaslavski, who performs as Zedd, will be cranking up house music at the amphitheater, along with Hippie Sabotage, Snakehips and Dwilly. Be prepared to call in sick on Thursday.
Thursday, June 20
John Fogerty, one of the founders of Creedence Clearwater Revival, will be breaking out the band's classics for a night of nostalgia under the starts. Get ready for a "Bad Moon Rising."
June 21 to 23
For three nights, jam-band fans will descend on the Rocks for spectacular light shows and instrumental noodling when Umphrey's McGee returns for its annual stand.
Monday, June 24
Stevie Wonder is pure magic. He'll be coming back to Denver, after last year's stunning headlining set at Grandoozy, for a night of soulful hits.
Death Cab for Cutie
Tuesday, June 25
Alt-rock fans will be thrilled to know that Death Cab for Cutie is back. The band, which formed in the late ’90s and made waves in the 2000s, will be joined by Mitski, whose most recent album earned her more than a few number-one spots on best-album lists of 2018.
Wednesday, June 26
In a world where too much country has been wrecked by industry standards, Kacey Musgraves, who won Best Album of the Year at the 2019 Grammys, has built a reputation as a songwriter, making music that is at once appealing to country fans and broader audiences. She'll be joined by Poolside.
June 28 to 30
Last year, when Widespread Panic played Red Rocks, there was good reason for widespread panic: A toilet went airborne during the show and slammed into a longtime fan's vehicle. This year, let's hope for a less craptacular experience when the jam band takes to the stage for its annual shows.
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