Cheap (or Free) Music Events To Keep On Your Radar

Photo of a Peer Review event by Dani Lopez-Cruz  Instagram here.

Photo of a Peer Review event by Dani Lopez-Cruz Instagram here.

 Summer is coming, which means concert season is upon us. If you’re anything like me, you’re a hard working twenty-something that cannot justify buying all the concert tickets you dream to, but still want to reach your social butterfly potential. I’m here to tell you about some free or cheap, reoccurring, music-focused events so you can get into summer-mode, have a few cheap thrills, and save some dough for when you decide to drop the ball and buy a $65 Red Rocks ticket anyway.

The Lituation @ Hi Dive, Milk Bar, Meadowlark

Weird Touch @ Syntax Physic Opera and other venues

Photo of a Lituation event by Mike Meylor.  Instagram here.

Photo of a Lituation event by Mike Meylor. Instagram here.

Big Trouble @ Zepplin Station brings in DJ’s like Peer Review, Weird Touch, etc.

Sunday Laundry @ Lodo’s Bar and Grill

Photo of a Peer Review event by Dani Lopez-Cruz  Instagram here.

Photo of a Peer Review event by Dani Lopez-Cruz Instagram here.

NSO ‘No Special Occasion’ @ The 715

Live Jazz Mondays @ The Meadowlark

A.M. Rolling Sundays @ Hudson Hill

Junk Drawer @ Trade Denver

Sunday Funday @ Ace Eat Serve

 

These are some of my favorite events in our lively city, but by no means is this all that’s going on. All of your favorite dive bars have live music on one day or another, and thankfully we live in the digital age, where most those places update their happenings on Instagram or Facebook.

Some other venues to check out: Your Mom’s House, Ophelia’s, Lost Lake, Hi Dive, Sputnik, Mutiny Cafe, The White Whale Room, Rhinoceropolis, Lion’s Lair.

Also, pro tip, follow your favorite artists, venues, and publications (DUH, ULTRA5280) on social media because more often than not there’s a contest running, offering you MORE FREE STUFF. Who doesn’t love that? So Denver, what are we doing tonight?

Ultra5280's Picks of the Week | July 16-21

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Something new we are going to start here is a "Picks of the Week," every Monday we will post our must see shows and events of the week with links to information. If you have an upcoming show and want to be included please send us the event info to [info@ultra5280.com]. Big events of the week include The Denver Underground Music Showcase, The Dirty Projectors, Marina and The Diamonds, Steve Martin at Red Rocks and Fiona Apple at The Paramount.  Great week of music! Be sure to follow our Twitter feed for the latest.

Monday July 16th:

97.3 KBCO and NIPP Present Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band with Anais Mitchell | Chautauqua Auditorium | Doors at 7:00 P.M./Show 8:00 P.M. | Ticket Info

Great Divide Brewery Presents: In The Whale | Great Divide Brewery | 8:00 P.M. | Info

Film On The Rocks | E.T. the Extra Terrestrial | Music Guest Joe Sampson | Doors 6:30 P.M./Show 7:00 P.M. | Ticket Info

Tuesday July 17th:

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | 7:30 P.M. | Info

Budweiser Made in Denver Party w/ Flosstradamus | The Fillmore Auditorium | 7:00 P.M.| Click here and scroll down until you see the Denver link (not much more info on this yet, but free booze, food and music...you know where we will be).

Natalie Merchant with the Colorado Symphony | Denver Botanic Gardens | Doors 6:00 P.M./Show 7:00 P.M. | Ticket Info | SOLD OUT

Wednesday July 18th:

Marina and The Diamonds | The Summit Music Hall | 7:00 P.M. | Ticket Info

Big K.R.I.T. | The Bluebird Theater | Doors 7:00 P.M./Show 8:00 P.M. | Ticket Info

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers w/ Emmylou Harris and Arlo Guthrie | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | 7:00 P.M. | Ticket Info

Thursday July 19th:

The Denver Underground Music Showcase | Various Venues | Info

DJ Irene | BETA | 9:00 P.M. | Ticket Info

Friday July 20th:

The Underground Music Showcase | Various Venues | Info

Fiona Apple | The Paramount Theatre | 8:00 P.M. | Ticket Info

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Dirty Projectors w/ Wye Oak | The Bluebird Theater | 8:00 P.M. | Ticket Info