The best Colorado music festivals to catch this summer
Every summer, thousands of music lovers around Colorado attend a number of music festivals throughout the state. Let's take a look at what's hot locally, as well as around the region.
Arise Music Festival
August 2-4 • Loveland, CO
Tickets at arisefestival.com
Hailing just down the road from NoCo FM HQ, the Arise Music Festival, now in its seventh year, features music, yoga, camping, art, and a sense of community in addition to acts such as Tipper, Beats Antique, Leftover Salmon, and a lot more.
The Underground Music Showcase
July 26-28 • Denver, CO
Tickets at undergroundmusicshowcase.com
Boasting a huge lineup and under new management, Denver's Underground Music Showcase features a great mix of Colorado musicians along with national acts, including Chicano Batman, our friends ALTAS, Empress Of, The Burroughs, Slow Caves, Honne, and tons more! The festival takes place not at one venue but several throughout downtown Denver, and looks to be one of the more exciting collections of musicians this year.
Bohemian Nights at New West Fest
August 9-11 • Fort Collins, CO
Free event - info at bohemiannights.org
Not to be outdone, Fort Collins' annual summer music festival returns for its 15th year with national headliners Bonnie Raitt, Tank & The Bangas, and Andrew Bird, along with a plethora of Colorado talent, including SHEL, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene, Plasma Canvas, Boss Eagle, and many, many more!
These are only a few of the festivals happening throughout Colorado this summer. What are your favorites? Who are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments or ping us @nocofm on social media and chat us up!