Denver music weekend picks July 11-13: Avett Brothers, Ms. Lauryn Hill and more
Ms. Lauryn Hill

If you’re looking for some great live shows in Denver this weekend, you’ve got more than enough from which to choose—from The Avett Brothers’ annual Red Rocks shows to Rachel and the Kings’ long-awaited EP release. It’s going to be difficult to decide where to go for music this weekend in the Mile High, so here are just a few suggestions to point you in the right direction.

Friday, July 11

Local pop/rock act Rachel and the Kings are headlining a show at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway in Englewood, to celebrate the release of their Edge Of Me EP. Opening acts include Eldren, Sundown Social, Sean Waldron and Disgrace the Traitor. Tickets are $10 advance, $13 day of show, available from Service charges may apply. Doors at 7:00 p.m.; show starts at 8:00. Ages 16+.

Ft. Collins psych-folk rockers Mosey West are headlining a show at the Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway in Denver. Also performing are The Outfit and Clouds and Mountains. Tickets are $8 each, available from the Hi-Dive; service charges may apply. Doors at 8:30 p.m.; show starts at 9:30. Ages 21+.

Saturday, July 12

Houston-based indie-rockers The Tontons are making a tour stop Saturday night at Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. in Denver. Opening the show are local acts Instant Empire and The Good Gracious. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of show, available through Larimer Lounge. Service charges may apply. Doors at 8:00 p.m.; show starts at 9:00. Ages 16+.

Dazzle Jazz is featuring shows from two great artists on Saturday night. First, Colorado native jazz trumpeter/vocalist Nate Birkey returns to Denver to perform two shows at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. respectively. Then at 10:30 p.m., it’s Blues Night with Denver’s own Delta Sonics. Tickets to Nate Birkey’s shows are $15 each, available online through ModTickets (advance purchase recommended)—service charge applies. Blues night is a $5 cover at the door. Shows are all-ages until 10:30 p.m., then 21+ afterward.

Sunday, July 13

In case you missed the news earlier, there’s still time at press time to grab tickets to see The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison Sunday night (Friday and Saturday shows are sold out). Opening act is Shovels & Rope. Tickets are 49.50-$59.50 each, available from; service charges apply. Gates at 6:00 p.m.; show starts at 7:30. This is an all-ages show!

R&B/hip-hop artist Ms. Lauryn Hill is making a tour stop at the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax in Denver. Tickets are $60 each, available from, with VIP passes available for $125. Service charges apply. Doors at 8:00 p.m.; show starts at 9:00. Ages 16+.

Get out and enjoy some great music in Denver this weekend! Have fun and be safe.