The road to stardom is littered with the waylaid careers of acts overtaken by the pressures of early success, but 3 Doors Down didn't let immediate acclaim become its kryptonite. Since the band's 2000 debut, the alt rockers have continued topping charts and playing to packed houses. Their latest: an acoustic selection of more than a decade's worth of hits. Sun 8 p.m.
Your dream is never over until the fat lady sings. In fact, that might just be the beginning. Aspiring sopranos from across the Rocky Mountain region convene on Denver to compete for a chance to perform with New York City's Metropolitan Opera. Sat 9:30 a.m.; Sun 1:30 p.m.
Travel back to the prehistoric age with instruments ranging from ancient gongs and modern guitars to a variety of percussion, woodwinds, and strings played by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy the all-ages environment with selections from Jurassic Park and Benjamin Britten’s “Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra." Sun 2:30 p.m.
ZZ Top broke into the 1970s music scene with infectious blues-inspired rock. The band's genre has since migrated to punk and synth-heavy dance rock, yet the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame trio have stayed lyrically consistent. Groove to tracks from the latest album, La Futura. Sat 8 p.m.
Hall & Oates have combined soul and pop influences since 1973, producing countless chart-topping singles including “You Make My Dreams” and “Maneater." In fact, they've surpassed twosomes such as Simon & Garfunkel and Sonny & Cher
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Colorado’s funkiest band is debuting its first new tracks in four years in the city that jumpstarted its career. The nine-man crew’s psychedelic-jam album exudes energy and mixes the sounds of jazz,
afrobeat, funk, salsa, and samba with house and techno rhythms. All you have to bring is your dance moves. Sat 7:30 p.m.
In 2006, Denver native Rob Drabkin left a career in science to pursue his passion for music. Now a folk-rock musician with a sound similar to Dave Matthews Band and Phil Collins, Drabkin has toured nationally and released two full-length albums, including 2013's Little Steps. Fri 9 p.m.
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