Denver music weekend picks July 18-19: The ‘Big Gig’ and a few smaller ones
Holly Williams

As always, there are more great live shows in Denver this weekend than a person would have time to see, from great national touring acts to some of the Mile High’s best local talent. If you’re up for some live music this weekend but don’t know how to choose, here are just a few suggestions to help you narrow it down.

Friday, July 18

Country singer-songwriter Holly Williams (daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and granddaughter of Hank Williams, Sr.) is headlining a show at the Soiled Dove Underground (7401 E. 1st Ave.) on her way down the mountain from the Americana Music Fest in Telluride. A few tickets are still available at press time, but are likely to sell out soon (so don’t wait). Tickets are $12 advance, $15 day of show, available through the Soiled Dove; service charge may apply. Doors at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8. The Soiled Dove is a 21+ venue, but minors will be admitted to this show with a parent or guardian.

Local '90s rockers the Gin Doctors will be headlining at the Hi-Dive (7 S. Broadway) to perform Smashing Pumpkins’ album Siamese Dream in entirety. Joining them will be a healthy lineup of other Denver acts, including Science Partner, The Raven and the Writing Desk, Jen Korte and the Loss, Sugar Skulls & Marigolds, and Sequels. Tickets are $10 each, available from the Hi-Dive; service charge may apply. Doors at 8:30 p.m.; show starts at 9:30 p.m.. Ages 21+.

Saturday, July 19

It’s time for the annual Channel 93.3 “Big Gig,” featuring headlining act Panic! At the Disco, at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza in Greenwood Village. Also performing on the main stage are American Authors, twenty-one pilots, Walk the Moon, MS MR, Brick + Mortar and Bad Suns. A second “Locals Only” stage will also feature Denver acts Glowing House, Chemistry Club, Pandas and People, Post Paradise and Rumours Follow. Tickets are $15-$50, available from; service charges apply. Doors at 2:30 p.m.; music gets underway at 3:30 p.m.. This show is all ages!

Local reggae/ska outfit P-Nuckle is headlining a show at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway in Englewood. Opening acts include Soulfiah, Givers Gain, Liberation and Party Boys of the Century. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of show, available from Service charges apply. Doors at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8. Ages 16+.

Get out and enjoy the Denver music scene this weekend! Have fun and be safe.