Things really start to heat up at Red Rocks this July. Summer is officially here and the Red Rocks season is in full swing. As always the lineup is eclectic, with a variety of artists spanning a number of genres from classical to rock, jamgrass to electronic. There are also some great movie options for Film on the Rocks. All in all there’s a little something for everyone, and here at AXS we’ve got you covered on the hottest shows at Red Rocks this July.
July jumps right into the jams with Umphrey’s McGee, who begin their run at Red Rocks on June 30 and continue with two more nights July 1 and 2. But, Umphrey’s is just the beginning of the 4th of July festivities. On July 3, Zeds Dead will turn Red Rocks into a massive dance party, while on July 4 Blues Traveler returns to Red Rocks in continuation of their annual 4th of July bash which reaches back more than two decades.
Roots rockers The Avett Brothers return to Red Rocks with a three-night run of their own from July 7-9, ahead of another amazing week that includes performances by the legendary Carlos Santana on July 10, genre-benders Beck on July 11 and Ween on July 12, and you certainly don’t want to miss Michael Franti and Spearhead on July 13.
Leading us into another awesome weekend is a great jamgrass bill with Railroad Earth and Colorado’s own Leftover Salmon on July 14. Superstar comedian Dave Chappelle returns to Red Rocks on July 15, while stellar singer-songwriter Amos Lee will close the weekend on July 16 with The Colorado Symphony.
If you’re looking for something to do with the kids, “The Lego Movie” is playing at Film on the Rocks on July 17. Last year they played one of those epic stormy Red Rocks shows; reggae hip-hop fusion band Dirty Heads return to The Rocks this year with SOJA on July 19. Colorado jamgrassers String Cheese Incident kick of their annual three-night run at Red Rocks on July 21 running through July 23.
On July 24, the incomparable Lyle Lovett and His Large Band kick off another great week that will include performances by 2Cellos on July 25, Glass Animals on July 26 and AFI & Circa Survive on July 27. On July 28, the last weekend in July gets jumpin' with the Hard Red Rocks electronic festival headlined by Dillon Francis. Blues, soul, rock, they got it all. Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to Red Rocks for their Wheels of Soul 2017 tour July 29 and 30. Classic rock legend Steve Miller will close out the month on July 31.
You can find a list of 2017 July Red Rocks shows below with links to ticketing info on AXS. You can check out our complete 2017 Red Rocks calendar here. Also be sure to give our Red Rocks July17 playlist a listen. You'll find it embedded below.
Sat. July 1 - Umphrey's McGee w/Bokante & Snarky Puppy (Tickets)
Sun. July 2 - Umphrey's McGee w/ Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers (Tickets)
Mon. July 3 - Zeds Dead (Tickets)
Tue. July 4 - Blues Traveler w/Rusted Root, Spin Doctors, The Samples (Tickets)
Wed. July 5 - Flume w/ Baauer, Touch Sensitive *SOLD OUT*
Thurs. July 6 - Pink Martini & The Colorado Symphony w/Wainwright (Tickets)
Fri. July 7 - The Avett Brothers w/Dr. John and the Night Trippers *SOLD OUT*
Sat. July 8 - The Avett Brothers w/Chatham County Line *SOLD OUT*
Sun July 9 - The Avett Brothers w/Shovels & Rope (Tickets)
Mon. July 10 - Santana (Tickets)
Tue. July 11 - Beck w/Preservation Hall Jazz Band *SOLD OUT*
Wed. July 12 - Ween *SOLD OUT*
Thur. July 13 - Michael Franti & Spearhead w.Trevor Hall, Hirie (Tickets)
Fri. July 14 - Railroad Earth & Leftover Salmon w/Keller and the Keels (Tickets)
Sat. July 15 - Dave Chappelle (Tickets)
Sun. July 16 - Amos Lee & The Colorado Symphony w/Joseph (Tickets)
Mon. July 17 - The Lego Movie (Get Tickets)
Tue. July 18 - Diana Krall with The Colorado Symphony (Tickets)
Wed. July 19 - Dirty Heads & SOJA w/ The Green, RDGLDGRN (Tickets)
Thurs. July 20 - The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (FOTR Get Tickets)
Fri. July 21 - The String Cheese Incident w/Jyemo Club (Tickets)
Sat. July 22 - The String Cheese Incident w/ Analog Son (Tickets)
Sun. July 23 - The String Cheese Incident w. Grant Farm (Tickets)
Mon. July 24 - Lyle Lovett and His Large Band w/ Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & special guests (Tickets)
Tues. July 25 - 2Cellos (Tickets)
Wed. July 26 - Glass Animals w/Little Dragon *SOLD OUT*
Thurs. July 27 - AFI & Circa Survive w/Citizen (Tickets)
Sat. July 29 - Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ The Wood Brothers & Hot Tuna (Tickets)
Sun. July 30 - Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ The Wood Brothers & Hot Tuna (Tickets)
Mon. July 31 - Steve Miller Band w/ Peter Frampton (Tickets)