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The xx

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This London indie pop band is known for its minimalistic sound, which features stark bass lines, reverb-heavy guitar and whispery vocals. Producer-drummer Jamie Smith (a.k.a Jamie xx), who also has his own solo act, works with dual vocalists Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim to expand that sound in the band’s third album, I See…

Oktoberfest Season Kick-Off

October is over a month away but that doesn’t mean it isn’t too early to celebrate this popular German festival with a weekend of food and beer. Dress up in your favorite lederhosen and dirndls, and come feast on homemade cuisine by chef Walter Neuhold of Styria Catering with a traditional German beer. After, treat…

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

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Nathaniel Rateliff’s band performs stage-quaking shows around the U.S., but the group has a home stage advantage in Denver. Rateliff began as a solo act, but when he began writing songs that required a band, he formed the Night Sweats—based here in the Mile High City. This tour follows the band’s 2016 EP, A Little…

Chris Tomlin

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Your church band has most likely played Chris Tomlin’s songs “Holy Is the Lord” and “How Great Is Our God” at services. Hear the Grammy-award winning artist play those hits and more as he takes over one of Colorado’s most beautiful venues for a night of worship.

Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals

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If you’ve got the need for speed, head to Morrison for a weekend of high-adrenaline racing action. Professional drag racers will reach speeds over 300 MPH during this 38th annual summer event. Drivers will also compete for the No.1 title in their division (Funny Car, Top Fuel, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle) and earn…

Fitness on the Rocks

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At this all-day fitness festival athletes can expect to break a sweat during the mile run up the stairs, find their zen during an hour-long yoga class, and relax in the sunshine with an ice cold brew all amongst one of Colorado’s most iconic locations. Beginning at 7 a.m., various fitness sponsors like Orangetheory Fitness…

The Head and the Heart

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Catch the members of this Seattle-based sextet during its transition from alternative darlings to pop-rock hitmakers. On stage, the group—which released a third studio album, Signs of Light, last September—will mix dreamy piano melodies and violin riffs with lush, three-part harmonies.

Trailer Park Boys

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While creating their mockumentary television series, the cast of this offbeat comedy turned to their own upbringings in trailer parks for inspiration. During a hilarious live performance of some of the funniest sketches from the show, audiences will delight in  the misadventures of Rick, Julian, Bubbles, and other Nova Scotia mobile home dwellers.
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Denver Metro Hike for Hope

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Skip the fourteener this weekend for a more relaxing (and impactful) trek near the Mile High City. This new, 1.8-mile charity hike invites those affected by suicide to raise funds and awareness for the Colorado chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Because the low-impact loop of the Trading Post Trail takes you through some of…

Revel Rockies Marathon & Half Marathon

If running uphill is your least favorite part of every morning workout, this downhill-only road race will be a refreshing change of pace. Both the marathon and half-marathon courses start in the mountains just west of Denver and gently wind down moderate slopes until reaching the entrance to Morrison Park. After you've burned some calories, cool down with a…

Celtic Woman

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This angelic quartet brings the sounds of the Emerald Isle to the Mile High City, performing traditional Celtic songs featuring perfect harmonies and fiddle solos. During the show, which was directed by Riverdance's David Downe, the all-female ensemble will perform classics such as “The Water Is Wide” and “Green Grow the Rushes” along with timeless pop tracks like…

Film on the Rocks: The Lego Movie

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Even if little movie buffs saw this award-winning animated feature in theaters, they’ll still appreciate a chance to see it at this iconic Colorado park. Enjoy the tale of Emmet the construction worker, who embarks upon wild adventures alongside Batman, Unikitty, and other memorable characters. And don’t be late—young musicians from Denver’s School of Rock…

Biergarten Festival

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Thanks to this celebration of German and Austrian culture, you can take a European vacation without leaving the state. Cultural organization the T.E.V. Edelweiss Club will host three days of performances from traditional Bavarian music groups (including the Rhinelanders and Austrian Connection) as well as face-painting booths and Lederhosen vendors. When hunger strikes, snack on salty…

Pure Speed Racing

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If watching Nascar on TV makes you want to test out a race car yourself, don't miss this high-adrenaline opportunity to drive. Hop in a two-seater dragster with one of Morrison-based Bandimere Speedway’s licensed professionals and zoom up to 140 miles per hour. Or get suited up and buckled into your own vehicle so you can blast down…

Chris Stapleton

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This Grammy Award–winner is taking cues from country music predecessors Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings and bringing his friends on the road for a cross-country mobile honky tonk. Featuring a rotating cast of Nashville hitmakers, these Morrison shows will also including performances by the Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas.

Primus

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Les Claypool’s experimental rock outfit promises nothing short of a wacky carnival ride with a pair of Front Range shows. The South Park alums are still touring behind their 2014 Willy Wonka–themed psychedelic album Primus & the Chocolate Factory, the first record with the band’s original lineup since 1995. Though it’s impossible to predict what…
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Living History Experience

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This year, the Tesoro Cultural Center's annual Indian Market and Spanish Colonial Art Market will be replaced with twenty themed weekends that will highlight the art, music, and traditions of different groups that have made their homes in the Southwest over the centuries. Coloradans can more about regional history and view work by local creatives, such as Cherokee…

Ryan Adams

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Although he made headlines with an acoustic cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album in 2015, the prolific singer-songwriter will focus on his solo material at this show. Playing songs off his latest record, Prisoner, Adams will lend his lilting voice to emotional lyrics. Expect to also hear ’80s-inspired guitar riffs on tracks like “Do You Still Love Me?"

Cocktails on the Rocks

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Sip a mojito (or two) at this outdoor jamboree, during which more than 30 boozy purveyors will pour summer cocktails. As you taste a blueberry mule from Prairie Organic Spirits or a watermelon fizz from Spring 44 Distilling and sample pizza from Basic Kneads food truck, jam to tracks spun by DJ Steve Medina. Proceeds benefit the Posner…

Dinosaur Discovery Day

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Budding paleontologists can learn all about uncovering the past at this educational extravaganza. They’ll travel along the Dinosaur Ridge Trail in Morrison—stopping to check out fossilized footprints and a archeological dig site full of dino bones—while guides share information about the ancient creatures that once inhabited Colorado. Afterward, kids can sift for faux fossils or paint a dinosaur bone…

Beso de Arte

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Nestled beneath Red Rocks, the gorgeous patio is worth the drive to Morrison itself, but the savory fish tacos and rojo al mojcahete (slow-cooked pork served in a lava bowl) make the experience twice as nice.

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