Red Rocks: Eight Concerts Announced for 2019 Season

Michael Franti & Spearhead have been regulars at Red Rocks.
Michael Franti & Spearhead have been regulars at Red Rocks. Miles Chrisinger
Update, November 21, 2018: Since this story posted, ten more 2019 Red Rocks concerts have been announced.

As Denver begins to descend into winter and music fans scurry indoors, it's not too soon to start fantasizing about the 2019 Red Rocks season. And the city's music promoters are making that easy by announcing some of the concerts that will surely make for a magnificent year under the stars.

Surprisingly, the season boasts no metal bands, few electronic and hip-hop acts, and no women headliners. Still, it's early, and dozens more concerts will likely be announced over the coming months.

The first round of announcements includes familiar faces like Michael Franti, Dark Star Orchestra and Jason Isbell in addition to newcomer Luke Combs.

Here are the first eight acts to announce Red Rocks concerts in 2019.

Stick Figure

April 20

Everyone celebrates differently, but for music-loving potheads, 4/20 on the Rocks has become an annual tradition. This year, the reggae act Stick Figure will headline the concert, ringing in the unofficial start of the Red Rocks season — no matter how cold, rainy or warm the night will be. Nick Swardson will host the concert, and Pepper, Steel Pulse, the Movement and Iya Terra will open.


April 30

The indie-rock band the 1975 will take over the amphitheater as part of its North American tour, a celebration of the group's soon-to-drop album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Pale Wave and No Rome will offer support.

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Kyle Harris has been Westword’s Culture Editor since 2016, writing about the arts, music and film.
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