August Events 2017 | Things to Do Near Denver

Here is your complete expert guide to all the August events, festivals, and activities happening around Denver next month!

Food & Drink

August Events

Skyline Beer Garden

When: June 9th – October 7th
Where: Skyline Park, Downtown
Time: 11am – 10pm Daily
Cost: Free Admission, Cost of Food & Drink

Celebrating Colorado’s dynamic craft beer culture, the Skyline Beer Garden features close to 40,000 square feet of outdoor area with vast open air and tented seating.  Nestled in the heart of downtown, the Beer Garden offers a fun and comfortable environment with communal Oktoberfest-style picnic tables that can collectively seat more than 350 guests, a family-friendly game area with Ping Pong, 9-Hole Miniature Golf Course, and Cornhole, as well as live music on Fridays and Saturdays.  With a focus on Colorado and hand crafted brews, the Beer Garden features a thoughtful selection of 12 different brews on tap and serves up your favorite casual fare including locally-made brats, house-ground burgers, fresh salads and German pretzels with dipping sauces.

August Events | Skyline Beer Garden

Taste & Tunes

When: August 2nd, 9th, and 16th
Where: Elway’s Cherry Creek
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: Free General Admission

August 2nd – The Eighties Band
August 9th – The Long Run
August 16th – The Railbenders

Each summer, Elway’s Cherry Creek hosts a weekly summer concert of Wed. evenings. With both a free general admission area and as well reserved patio seating it is a great event for people wanting to get over the Hump Day blues!

August Events | Taste and Tunes

LoDo Beer, Bites, and Baseball

When: August 5th
Where: The Tavern Downtown
Time: 3pm – 9pm
Cost: $10 – $145

We all know Rockies fans love to head to LoDo on Opening Day, but let’s keep the energy going all season long. Support our boys in purple and the neighborhood they call home with LoDo’s Beers, Bites and Baseball.

There are several ticket package options, where guests can get guaranteed parking (thanks to our partner, ABM), tickets to the evening’s Rockies game against the Phillies, and tailgate wristbands to enjoy food and drink specials at The Tavern Downtown. We don’t want to spoil all the fun, but there will be baseball-themed activities and giveaways as well.

August Events | Beers, Bites, Baseball

Sesh Fest

When: August 5th
Where: Highlands Masonic Temple
Time: 3pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $24

In it’s 4th year, Sesh Fest is widely considered by Denver beer drinkers to be the pinnacle of summer fun—easy day drinking in the sunshine, casual lawn games, live music, and lounging in the grass. Sip on session style-ales and lagers while you square off in oversize beer pong, cornhole, can jam, spikeball, and much more. We’ll bring everything needed for a good time, just remember to bring a buddy, or two (or 12) to celebrate the best days of summer with cold Colorado craft beer.

Sesh Fest | August Events

Steamboat Wine Festival

When: August 9th – 12th
Where: Varies By Events
Time: Varies by Event
Cost: $80 – $145

The Steamboat Wine Festival is a premier destination event where master winemakers, culinary greats, and our distinguished guests gather to play, wine, and dine in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience.

August Events | Steamboat Wine Festival

Cherry Creek North Food and Wine

When: August 12th
Where: Fillmore Plaza
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $45 – $105

Where else can you try nearly 20 Cherry Creek North restaurants in one fabulous outdoor location? Cherry Creek North Food & Wine celebrates the diverse and sophisticated tastes of Cherry Creek North dining, bringing together the area’s best restaurants for one night on Fillmore Plaza. Attendees will have the chance to sample bites while enjoying locally-provided wine, beer and spirits; plus, live music and more!

August Events | Cherry Creek Food & Wine

SUP and Sip

When: August 12th
Where: Chatfield State Park
Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost: $45 Per Person

Altitude Beer Ventures partners with City Surf Fitness Denver, Surf’Sup Colorado and Living The Dream Brewing Co., to bring you the perfect summer Sunday! Start the day with a group yoga warmup, then 90 minutes of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) at Chatfield State Park in Littleton, followed by a private brewery tour and a delicious local craft beer at nearby Living The Dream Brewing Co.

SUP and Sip | August Events

Winter Park Uncorked

When: August 19th
Where: Hideaway Park/Winter Park
Time: Noon – 5pm
Cost: General Admission Starting at $45

Head down to Hideaway Park for another wonderful wine event from 12pm-5pm with wine tasting, food samples, live music, champagne cork-off and more!

August Events | Winter Park Uncorked

Boulder Craft Beer Festival

When: August 19th
Where: North Boulder Park
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Cost: Free Admission

The 4th Annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival brings together the best craft breweries from Boulder County and beyond for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder’s best beer. The festival includes live music and food for purchase. This is a ticketed event for those 21 years of age and older.

Boulder Craft Beer Fest | August Events

Westword Tacolandia

When: August 20th
Where: Civic Center Park
Time: Doors at 3pm
Cost: $25 – $75

In 2015, Westword cooked up a new concept at DISH, our annual festival devoted to dining in Denver: Tacolandia, a space that celebrated authentic street tacos. And it was such a hit that we’ve now created an entire event devoted to Tacolandia. Enjoy unlimited taco samples from such eateries as Lola Coastal Mexican, Garibaldi’s Mexican Bistro, Los Tacos, Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina, Palenque Mezcaleria, Panaderia Y Taqueria Contreras, Bubba Chinos, Los Chingones, Roxie’s Tacos, Tacos With Altitude, Tortas ATM, R Taco, and many more.

Tacolandia | August Events

Tour De Fat

When: August 26th
Where: National Western Complex
Time: 4pm – 9pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $25

Grab your tickets and start planning for the Denver Tour de Fat on August 26, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We’re bringing the party with Capital Cities and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs. Costumes are highly encouraged (and a mindset to party is mandatory). Tour de Fat Denver benefits Bike Denver and Denver Cruisers, so be sure to grab your tix today.

Tour De Fat | August Events

Chef and Brew Festival

When: August 31st
Where: EXDO Event Center
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Cost: $49 – $69

Chef and Brew is Denver’s Premier Food and Beer Tasting and Competition. (At least!)Twenty of Colorado’s Top Chefs and (At least!)Twenty Local Craft Breweries. For a full list of participants ( and we are always adding) Visit: www.chefandbrew.com

There are Thirty Dishes, Forty Brews, and YOU vote on the winners! Plus interactive sponsors, silkscreen printing, and great music video experience!

Chef and Brew Fest | August Events

August Events

Arts & Culture

Sci-Fi Film Series: Arrival

When: August 2nd
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Time: 7pm
Cost: $8 – $15

Science fiction feeds the imagination and helps us to explore possible futures, our hopes and fears, and the unfolding of technologies. Join Museum scientists and Vincent Piturro, PhD, associate professor of film and media studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver, to screen famous sci-fi films, break down the science behind these alternative possibilities, and separate fact from fiction. A cash bar will be available!

Sci-Fi Film Series | August Events

Colorado Scottish Festival

When: August 4th – 6th
Where: Snowmass Village
Time: Starting at 9am
Cost: Free General Admission

The Colorado Scottish Festival is ready for 2017! Join us for the only free Scottish Festival in Colorado, the highest Scottish Festival in the world, and the only Scottish Festival we know of anywhere in the world that is held completely inside a village!  Beautiful Snowmass Village, to be exact.

With the Great Highland athletes, bagpipe bands, Highland and Irish dancers, musicians, vendors, Dogs of the British Isles, children’s activities and the Renaissance Scots, the Festival is fun for all ages and the Whisky Tasting and Thistle Club are immensely popular.

August Events | Colorado Scottish Festival

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus: Live

When: August 9th – 27th
Where: Garner Galleria Theater
Time: Varies
Cost: Starts at $39

The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Live!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.

Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus Live

National Poetry Slam Finals

When: August 12th
Where: Paramount Theater
Time: 6pm
Cost: $25

The National Poetry Slam is the annual poetry slam championship tournament, wherein four-to five-person teams from all over North America gather to compete against each other for the national team title. The week-long festival is part championship tournament, part poetry summer camp, and part traveling exhibition. NPS is the largest team performance poetry event in the world. Teams from all over North America, and a few from other places, converge in a different city every summer for five days of poetry, revelry and competition.

National Slam Poetry Finals | August Events

Frozen

When: August 17th – October 1st
Where: Buell Theater 
Time: Varies
Cost: Starting at $35

This summer, Denver is home to Disney’s new Broadway-bound musical Frozen and you can be among the first to see it! Inspired by the hit award-winning film, Frozen will feature more music, incredible stagecraft, and the epic story you love – now told as a full-length Broadway musical.

Frozen Broadway Musical | August Events

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

When: Through August 13th
Where: Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

See Shakespeare under the stars in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre or in the newly renovated indoor University Theatre during the summertime Colorado Shakespeare Festival on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. 2017’s plays include “Taming of the Shrew,” “Hamlet,” “Julius Ceasar,” and “Henry VI, Part 3.”

August Events | Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

When: Throguh August 13th
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Time: 9am – 5pm
Cost: Requires Special Ticket Starting at $6

Experience a myth-busting exhibition that has captivated a million people around the world. Vikings: Beyond the Legend lays waste to the one-dimensional stereotype of bearded barbarians with horned helmets. Marvel instead at a culture of surprising refinement, complexity, and achievement, and a supernatural world inhabited by Thor, Odin, and other gods and giants. Fresh insights revealed through new archaeological discoveries and more than 500 treasures, many never before seen outside of Scandinavia, show why the Vikings will always capture our imagination.

Vikings | August Events

The Square on 21st 

When: Through August 15th
Where: 21st & Larimer
Time: All Day
Cost: Free

The Square on 21st, a collaboration between the City and County of Denver and the Partnership, will establish a new park-like public space between Denver’s Ballpark and Arapahoe Square neighborhoods where residents and visitors can relax in the shade, play lawn games, sip early morning coffee, sample late-night eats, and enjoy activities for all ages (and dogs, too!) This pop-up park will transform a block of 21st Street between Larimer and Lawrence as a way to envision an underused public street as a Downtown oasis.

The Square on 21st | August Events

Cinderella: The Slipper and the Rose

When: Through August 27th
Where: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Time: 6pm
Cost: $30 – $63

The Slipper & The Rose: the Story of Cinderella is the ultimate romantic tale of two people very much in love, enhanced with a gorgeous score by the Sherman Brothers, (Disney’s magical song writing team that created Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang  and The Jungle Book among others). Of course, we also include a healthy dose of stunning stage magic, enchanting sets and beautiful costumes to make this brand new version of Cinderella the most memorable you’ll ever see.

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August Events

Comedy

Tim & Eric Awesome Show 10 Year Anniversary

When: August 1st
Where: Paramount Theater
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $42.50

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the comedic masterminds behind Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the surrealistic sketch series with a North American summer tour. The 18-date trek launches July 11th in Portland, Maine and concludes August 9th in Los Angeles.

August Events | Time & Eric

Jo Koy

When: August 4th – 5th
Where: Comedy Works South
Time: 7:15pm & 9:45pm
Cost: $35 – $55

Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. He sells out clubs across the nation, is a weekly guest on The Adam Carolla Show podcast and recently started his own podcast, The Koy Pond with Jo Koy. His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes, and family-inspired humor cross all boundaries. Jo, who was raised in Tacoma, WA, credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents.

August Events | Jo Koy

Jay Mohr

When: August 10th- 12th
Where: Comedy Works South
Time: Varies
Cost: $30

Comedian, actor, radio host and best selling author, Jay Mohr has been performing stand-up comedy for over three decades. He has appeared in over 25 films and 50 TV shows including Jerry Maguire, Picture Perfect, CBS’ Gary Unmarried, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Suburgatory. Jay is also the host of a nationally syndicated radio show, Jay Mohr Sports, and has a weekly podcast, Mohr Stories, with over a million listeners each month.

August Events | Jay Mohr

Lisa Lampanelli

When: August 13th
Where: Comedy Works South
Time: 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Cost: $32

Lisa Lampanelli is Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean. Heralded as “more than a stand-up — a standout,” by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli is a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen. She has won accolades from The King of All Media Howard Stern, who called her “a true original and a brilliant comedy mind who’ll steal the show every time.” Known for saying things that most people are afraid to think, Lisa Lampanelli’s raunchy, gut-busting performances are wildly popular at theaters across the U.S. and Canada.

August Events | Lisa Lampanelli

Lucas Brothers

When: August 17th – 19th
Where: Comedy Works Downtown
Time: Varies
Cost: $17 – $25

Comedians, actors, and writers the Lucas Bros (Keith and Kenny Lucas) continue their rise as two of the freshest, most dynamic new faces on the comedy scene. “In a short time….the Lucas Brothers have made a big impact on comedy,” lauds Vulture. Just this April, the guys’ first hour stand-up special The Lucas Bros: On Drugs premiered on Netflix. They were also recently seen as recurring characters on Season 1 of the hit Netflix series Lady Dynamite starring fellow comic Maria Bamford.

August Events | Lucas Brothers

 

Rob Schneider

When: August 18th – 19th
Where: Comedy Works Downtown
Time: 7:15pm & 9:45pm
Cost: $45

Actor, writer, producer, and comedian, Rob Schneider has been in feature films, TV shows and on stages making people laugh for decades. Rob is an Emmy-nominated actor known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting. He is remembered from his four seasons on SNL and can currently be seen on Netflix’s Real Rob. Rob’s film credits include Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Waterboy, Grown Ups and most recently The Ridiculous Six. Looking to dine before the show?

Rob Schneider | August Events

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy

When: August 19th
Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Time: 6pm
Cost: $25 – $75

Superstar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will reunite on the We’ve Been Thinking Tour to bring an unforgettable night of comedy to Kansas City. During this momentous event, both comedians will deliver a laughter-packed evening of all new material before they come together on stage for an uproarious encore you won’t want to miss!

Jeff Foxworthy | August Events

Greg Proops

When: August 23rd – 26th
Where: Comedy Works Downtown
Time: Varies
Cost: $17 – $25

Wednesday’s show will be a live podcast, PROOPCAST! Greg Proops is a stand-up comic, best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? Greg has a new comedy album out called In the Ball Park, and a hit Podcast, The Smartest Man in the World. Greg has lent his voice to Star Wars the Phantom Menace, The Nightmare Before Christmas and was Bob the Builder. He has been a guest on @midnight, The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Red Eye, Getting Doug with High and Chelsea Lately.

Gregg Proops | August Events

T.J. Miller

When: August 26th
Where: Paramount Theater
Time: 7pm
Cost: $45

T.J. MILLER is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy”. Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy.

TJ Miller | August Events

Trailer Park Boys

When: August 30th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 8pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $45

What’s supposed to be an intimate evening with the Trailer Park Boys quickly goes off the rails when, after escaping arrest for ‘a simple misunderstanding’, the boys realize they have limited time to party before the cops inevitably track them down. Under pressure to pack as much partying as possible into the evening, expect the boys to be at their drunkest, highest and greasiest for a hilarious night you’ll never forget!

August Events | Trailer Park Boys

August Events

Music

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

When: July 31st – August 1st
Where: Pepsi Center
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Tickets Starting to $25

The Soul2Soul: The World Tour is the third and current co-headlining tour by American country music recording artists, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. It marks the first time the duo have toured together since 2007. Performances consist of a setlist of duets between the couple and solos. The tour is scheduled to play seventy shows and as of June 24, 2017, every show has been sold out!

August 2017 | Soul 2 Soul

Darius Rucker

When: August 1st
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: Doors at 6pm
Cost: $39.50 – $69.50

Rucker first attained multi-platinum status in the music industry as former lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Grammy award-winning Hootie & the Blowfish. Since re-introducing himself to the world as a country artist, he has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart and earned a whole new legion of fans.

Darius Rucker | August Events

Beats On The Creek

When: August 1st, 8th, and 15th
Where: Coohills
Time: Bridge Opens at 6pm
Cost: Bridge Admission in Free

August 1 – Under A Blood Red Sky (U2 Tribute)
August 8 –  Loving The Alien (Bowie Tribute)
August 15 –  Mr. Majestyks 8 Track Revival

Bridge admission is free. Bridge opens at 6:00 pm.  Patio seating by reservation only.  There is a $60 food & beverage minimum per person required for patio seating. 48 hour cancellation policy. Dining Room reservations available with no cover.

August Events | Beats on the Creek

Guns & Roses

When: August 2nd
Where: Sports Authority at Mile High
Time: 7pm
Cost: Starts at $35

Guns N’ Roses will be stopping in Denver on their third North American stop on their Not In This Lifetime Tour, which has sold more than 2 million tickets throughout 2016 to become the year’s most successful rock tour.

August Events | Guns & Roses

Slayer

When: August 2nd
Where: 1st Bank Center
Time: Doors at 6pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $37

Slayer, the long-reigning titans of thrash, returns with Repentless, the band’s 11th studio album and its first album for Nuclear Blast. Produced by Terry Date, Repentless was written and recorded by guitarist Kerry King and singer/bassist Tom Araya at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, along with returning drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt. Repentless is crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.

August Events | Slayer

The Head & The Heart

When: August 2nd – 3rd
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 8pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $44

On “Signs Of Light,” (the group’s first release for Warner Bros. Records) that gamut of emotions is felt most deeply on the Josiah Johnson-penned title track, which none of the other members had ever heard until they happened to walk in on him playing it over and over at the piano during pre-production in El Paso, Texas. “It was one of those moments where no one talks,” Russell remembers. “No one needs the chords; no one is looking up. You simply pick up your instrument and play. The next thing you know, nearly 10 minutes have gone by and you have no idea how or why or what just happened.”

August Events | The Head and The Heart

Dwight Yoakam

When: August 3rd
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens
Time: Doors at 5:45pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $77

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart, and another 14 landing in the Top 10.

Dwight Yoakam | August Events

Leftapalooza Mile High Tribute Band Competition

When: August 5th
Where: Roosevelt Park, Longmont
Time: 12pm – 10pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $12

Leftapalooza Mile High Tribute Band Competition is back for its seventh year, showcasing 8 of Colorado’s best tribute bands!! Left Hand Brewing Company’s ultimate music and craft beer experience brings together some of the most talented cover acts in the country to help raise funds and support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. Leftapalooza 2017 brings you the music of AC/DC, The Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Gov’t Mule, Primus, Jethro Tull, Rolling Stones, Beatles, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse. For 2017, Leftapalooza is thrilled to feature Hell’s Belles, the world famous all-female AC/DC tribute band, as well as Shakedown Street, Colorado’s Grateful Dead tribute band. With the live music kicking off at noon, the eight band line up will have a little something for everyone plus plenty of local food, craft beer, and the Left Hand Kid Zone!

August Events | Leftapalooza

Thievery Corporation

When: August 5th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 7pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $44

When they met in the mid-1990s, Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton and Rob Garza instantly bonded over their shared passion for bossa nova. Dedicating their 1996 debut ‘Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi’ to bossa nova pioneer Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Washington, D.C.-based duo have spent nearly two decades creating boundary-warping, complexly crafted electronic music partly inspired by bossa nova’s intricate rhythms and lush textures.

Thievery Corporation | August Events

Lynard Skynard

When: August 6th
Where: Hudson Gardens Event Center
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $59 – $69

The legacy began some 41 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Allen Collins, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Hughie Thomasson, yet Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.

Miranda Lambert

When: August 8th an 9th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Starting at $50

With the release of Four the Record, Miranda comes bearing some baggage of her own – the precious kind, well-earned over the course of three highly loved (and unanimously platinum) prior albums. Her accolades could fill a whole set of trunks.

August Events | Miranda Lambert

Taking Back Sunday

When: August 8th
Where: Summit Music Hall
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $30 – $35

It’s difficult to believe that Tidal Wave is Taking Back Sunday’s seventh album. While most of their peers have either broken up, faded away or reunited to capitalize on the emo scene’s wildfire revival, Taking Back Sunday have always been the Pearl Jam of the scene in the sense that they’ve consistently plugged along and continued to reinvent themselves regardless of what was trendy at the time.

Taking Back Sunday | August Events

Green Day

When: August 9th
Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Starting at $20

Revolution Radio is Green Day’s first album since Armstrong went to rehab in 2012 for prescription-pill addiction, which forced the band to postpone dozens of tour dates in the wake of their trio of albums released that same year, ¡Uno!¡Dos! and ¡Tre! Armstrong recovered, but the band was soon sidetracked by more adversity. In 2014, bassist Mike Dirnt’s wife, Brittney, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Not long after, touring guitarist Jason White found out he had tonsil cancer. Talk of a follow up to ¡Uno!¡Dos! and ¡Tre! stopped. Thankfully, by late 2015, both White and Brittney Dirnt were in remission, and Green Day began work on a new LP at their studio in Oakland, producing themselves for the first time since 2000’s Warning.

Green Day | August Events

Pretty Lights

When: August 11th – 12th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: Doors at 6pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $55

Pretty Lights (Derek Vincent Smith) had yet another year steeped in a retro-future landscape. Centered around a heavy focus in the studio,the result surfaced in 2016 with the release of “Only Yesterday.” On the back of the original single, Pretty Lights introduced ‘ An Episodic Festival,’  a series of multi-day events in select U.S. cities that featured a new band, Pretty Lights Live.

Pretty Lights | August Events

Justin Bieber

When: August 12th
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $50

Bieber will be coming to Denver as part of his wildly successful Purpose World Tour. Since the North American launch of the world tour in March, Bieber has sold out 64 U.S. and 52 international tour dates, thrilling fans around the world with his dynamic, must-see live show.

Justin Bieber | August Events

Young The Giant

When: August 15th
Where: Pepsi Center
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $40

Los Angeles quintet Young the Giant continue to brave new sonic landscapes with their wildly adventurous third album, Home of the Strange. On this new release, the band explores their expansive musicianship with boldly eclectic arrangements anchored by a keen melodic presence.

Young The Giant | August Events

Slightly Stoopid

When: August 18th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 6pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $22

Slightly Stoopid, the Ocean Beach, California based group led by co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty, along with drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran; percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon; saxophonist Daniel “Dela” Delacruz; keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; trumpet and trombone player Andy Geib; plus special guest and “unofficial 8th member” Karl Denson (The Rolling Stones/Greyboy Allstars) on saxophone unveiled their latest musical experiment.

Slightly Stoopid | August Events

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