The Ten Best Concerts at Levitt Pavilion This Summer

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Gaby Moreno
Thursday, August 24

Guatemalan-born L.A.-based singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno’s latest album, Ilusión, showcases her wide-ranging influences – blues, jazz, soul, R&B – and earned her a 2017 Grammy nod.

Chali 2na and Povi
Saturday, September 2

This solid bill features Chali 2na, the veteran rapper best known for his work with Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, and local R&B-pop artist Povi.

Cumbia Festival
Sunday, September 3

Late afternoon in the park, Labor Day weekend, and a cumbia festival dancing you into the sunset: What could be better? The celebration showcases Latin American dance-music groups La Tropa Vallenata, founded in Mexico City in 1987, and Denver’s Tropical Kaoba.

Ceci Bastida
Saturday, September 16

Ceci Bastida has come a long way since her teenage years as a founding member of Mexican ska-punk act Tijuana NO, but the artist’s pioneer spirit persists. Bastida doesn’t shy away from social and political messages in her urgent, dance-driven pop.

SHEL with Megan Burtt
Thursday, September 21

The Holbrook sisters of Colorado-based folk-pop group SHEL claim to be primarily instrumentalists — but the sisters' harmonies are often what strikes listeners first. In the video for "Stronger Than My Fears," premiered earlier this summer, SHEL strips down the production to let the acoustics do the work. Also on the bill is Denver musician Megan Burtt, known for her powerful personal songwriting.

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