Ten best concerts in Colorado this weekend, Friday, August 24, through Sunday, August 26

Categories: Best Concerts

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Eric Gruneisen
Big Head Todd and the Monsters' Ride Festival in Telluride is one of five festivals this weekend, including NedFest, Kinfolk, Higher Ground and Too Much Funstival.

Welcome to the weekend! If you haven't made plans yet, there's an unreal number of shows, from five different festivals to several CD release shows to old school hip-hop. Of course, we have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and break out your Sharpie. If you'd prefer, however, we've done all the heavy lifting for you and put together a list of the five ten best concerts (there's that much good stuff going on) in Colorado this weekend, followed by a list of other worthwhile shows. Continue reading to get the full rundown.

10. REGGAE ON THE ROCKS @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | SAT, 8/25
Not ready to let go of summer just quite yet? That's probably because Reggae on the Rocks hasn't happened yet, signaling the end notes of another season. The 25th edition of the annual shindig goes down tomorrow night at the Rock with a lineup that includes Yellow Dubmarine, Judge Roughneck, the Meditations, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear and Rebelution. When we caught up with Eric Rachmany, the frontman of Rebelution earlier this year, he told us it's taken time and experience for him to learn how to be comfortable in the spotlight. Soft-spoken and humble, Rachmany's a songwriter who's uncomfortable writing lyrics about his own experiences, and he's dealt with the duties of fame in different ways, from writing songs from different perspectives to incorporating a saxophone player in the band's live shows. We spoke with him about releasing three different versions of the album. Read the full interview.

See also: At fifty, reggae's Burning Spear hasn't cooled off yet


Location Info

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre

18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO

Category: General

Jeff Guercio Memorial Baseball Field

151 E. St., Nederland, CO

Category: General

Planet Bluegrass Ranch

500 W. Main St., Lyons, CO

Category: Music

Telluride Town Park

500 E. Colorado Ave., Telluride, CO

Category: General

Larimer Lounge

2721 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Lion's Lair

2022 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Hi-dive

7 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Central City

Highway 119, north of 6, Central City, CO

Category: General


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Sean Menard
Sean Menard

Exit 2 is at Clavins in Parker tonight! Awesome country band with a mix of originals and covers, no cover charge at the door either! Get there quick, seats will fill up fast, starts at 9.

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Jon Giron
Jon Giron

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