The Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend, February 24-26

Artopia, Westword’s annual celebration of art, culture and fashion, is at City Hall on Saturday, Lil Wayne headlines the Mile High Smoke Out at the Bellco Theatre tonight, while Hieroglyphics play shows at the Aggie Theatre and Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. Stewart Copeland, former drummer of the Police, teams up with the Colorado Symphony on Saturday, and Reverend Horton Heat continues his five-night stand at Larimer Lounge on Friday and Saturday. See the rest of our picks below.


Lil Wayne
$45-$105, 8 p.m., Bellco Theatre

City Rock Fest
$17-$40, 6 p.m., Summit Music Hall

Sam Bush
$25-$32.50, 8 p.m., Boulder Theatre, Boulder

Trevor Hall
$27-$30, 9 p.m., Gothic Theatre, Englewood

$20, 9 p.m., Beta

$25/$30, 9 p.m., Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins

MarchFourth and Pimps of Joytime
$20/$25, 9 p.m., Fox Theatre, Boulder

Said the Sky
$10-$14, 9 p.m., Bluebird Theater

Every Time I Die
$22-$25, 7 p.m., Marquis Theater

$16, 7 p.m., Swallow Hill

Anthony Ruptak & The Midnight Friends
$10, 9 p.m., hi-dive

Reverend Horton Heat (also February 25)
$25-$30, 9 p.m., Larimer Lounge

Dead Horses
$12-$15, 8 p.m., Lost Lake Lounge

Orquesta Tipica Natural Tango
$15, 9 p.m., Mercury Cafe

Nicholas Payton Afro-Caribbean Mixtape (also February 25)
$25, 7 & 9 p.m., Dazzle


Artopia 2017
$35-$125, 7 p.m., City Hall

RL Grime
$25-$45, 6:45 p.m., Balch Fieldhouse, CU Boulder

Activate 2017
$25, 7 p.m., Fillmore Auditorium

Stewart Copeland and the Colorado Symphony
$29-$89, 7:30 p.m., Boettcher Concert Hall

Thugfucker and Worthy
$15, 9 p.m., Club Vinyl

7th Annual Mardi Gras
$19.95/$25, 9 p.m., EXDO Event Center

Pimps of Joytime
$19.95/$25, 9 p.m., Ogden Theare

Max & Iggor Cavalera
$22-$25, 6 p.m., Summit Music Hall

Ott & the All-Seeing I
$22/$25, 9 p.m., Boulder Theater, Boulder

$28/$32, 9 p.m., Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

Screeching Weasel
$25/$30, 8 p.m., Gothic Theatre, Englewood

Billy Strings
$10-$15, 9 p.m., Bluebird Theater

Common Kings
$10-$24, 7 p.m., Marquis Theater

Clay Kirkland's Beat The Reaper XI
$18, 8 p.m., Swallow Hill

Freddy Jones Band
$20-$30, 8 p.m., Soiled Dove Underground

Tomahawk Fox
$10, 9 p.m., hi-dive

2017 Big Band Boogie Bash
$12/$16, 1 p.m., Mercury Cafe


Against Me!
$20-$22, 6 p.m., Aggie Theare, Ft. Collins

Electric Guest
$17, 8 p.m., Bluebird Theater

“Night Train to Saudade”
$10-$20, 7:30 p.m., Dairy Arts Center

$35-$95, 12 p.m., Marquis Theater

Fall of Scylla
$10, 8 p.m., Moon Room at Summit Music Hall

$5-$10, 8 p.m., Larimer Lounge

Jello Biafra's Incredibly Strange Dance Party
$10, 9 p.m., Lions Lair

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