DENVER, CO — There will be 50 free concerts in Denver’s Ruby Hill Park this summer. Levitt Pavilion Denver, which was recently named Denver’s Best Outdoor Venue by Denver Westword, announced their 2019 concert schedule on Monday morning.
This will mark Levitt’s third year of providing free, family-friendly concerts. The concerts are free to attend, but donations are accepted and VIP upgrades are available. Organizers encourage you to RSVP to the concerts you plan attending.
The outdoor amphitheater can accommodate up to 18,000 people in its open lawn seating for their free concerts and 7,500 for ticketed concerts.
People who live in Ruby Hill are welcoming the live music as well.
“I love the music; I love the nights in summer. It’s beautiful,” said Thalia Hererra, who has lived in Ruby Hill for several years.
Hererra says having the pavilion there is a luxury, and has even helped make the neighborhood feel safer.
“I take my chair and I go to the park and enjoy the music,” she told CBS4’s Mekialaya White.
Levitt Pavilion organizers say it’s their mission to build community through music, and that includes giving back to the diverse neighborhood.
“To be able to come to the west side of town where most people have not had the opportunity to visit and experience arts and culture, it really is opening up the doors to our Latin culture that we do have here,” Levitt Pavilion executive director Chris Zacher said.
“We’re bringing in some phenomenal acts from Mexico and Colombia. (We have) a band called Kinky. Celso Piña, Pato Machete, Inspector… We are offering something that a lot of the community wants to see and doesn’t get the opportunity to come through Denver a lot,” talent buyer Chase Wessel added.
Through a partnership with Emporium Presents, Levitt Pavilion Denver will also host a handful of ticketed concerts, featuring artists like Rob Thomas, Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, and Tower of Power. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or levittdenver.org.
Levitt Pavilion Denver’s 2019 free concert season will begin on May 24 and run through September.
Levitt Pavilion Denver’s 2019 Free Concert Schedule:
* Local support to be added. Lineup subject to change.
5/25 – TBA *
6/15 – The Slackers *
6/23 – School of Rock Showcase
6/28 – Greyhounds *
7/6 – The Dustbowl Revival *
7/12 – Brubeck Brothers Quartet *
7/14 – Orgone with Cosmic Joe
7/20 – Reggae on the Grass
7/26 – Kinky with iZCALLi
7/27 – Lyrics Born with Boss Eagle
7/28 – TBA *
8/10 – The Mother Hips *
8/15 – Eilen Jewell *
8/16 – Celso Pińa with Pato Machete
8/22 – Special Guests with CITRA
8/24 – Zion I *
8/30 – Dessa with MONAKR
9/1 – Grupo Fantasma
9/8 – Face Vocal Band *
9/13 – TBA *
9/14 – Low Cut Connie *
Levitt Pavilion Denver’s 2019 Ticketed Concert Schedule
9/27 – Three Dog Night