Ten of the Best Red Rocks Concerts in July 2019

Professional clown Miranda Nicholson brings levity to Red Rocks.
Professional clown Miranda Nicholson brings levity to Red Rocks. Jacqueline Collins
Hold on to your seats, Denver. Red Rocks in July offers a slew of thrilling shows for fans of many tastes.

Americana, rock, soul, country and R&B fans will have a lot to enjoy. Even a cappella lovers will have a night of their own. Let's just hope that it's warmer and drier than June proved to be.

Here are ten of the best Red Rocks concerts in July. If these don't suit your fancy, be sure to check out the Red Rocks calendar for the rest of the month's concerts, many of which are also top-notch.

The Avett Brothers
July 5 to 7
Americana and indie-rock crooners the Avett Brothers are a perennial favorite at Red Rocks, and they're sure to draw a crowd during their three-night stand. Expect something special.

Face Vocal Band
July 10

Is a cappella your thing? If so, don't miss the instrument-free singers in Face Vocal Band, who will bring extraordinary singing and hit songs to the stage. Joined by Love Stallion, Float Like a Buffalo and the Long Run, this will be a night of Denver-based talent to remember.

Cody Jinks

July 13

If EDM-infused country has you yawning, you'd do well to check out this show by Cody Jinks —one of the most popular hard-edged country singers. Joined by throwback star Mark Chesnutt and up-and-coming outlaw singer Paul Cauthen, Jinks will bring the country back to country.

Norah Jones, with Mavis Staples
July 16

While the jazzy singer-songwriter Norah Jones will be a treat to see live, we're most excited about the opening act, Mavis Staples, the legendary Chicago-based gospel singer. She's one of a few living legends performing at the venue this month, and if you don't believe in God before you go, beware: Even the atheists among us have felt the stirring of the Holy Spirit in her presence.

The Head and the Heart
July 17 to 18

The indie-rockers in the Head and the Heart may be some of the younger artists to play Red Rocks this month (and they're not all that young). But they still know how to stir an audience with gut-wrenching harmonies and nostalgic lyrics. Expect lots of foot-stomping fun as they soften up your soul.

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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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