Country singer Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan started his music career writing songs for other country singers. Now, he's a star in his own right, singing his own words and topping country charts. Country acts Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square join him. Sat 7:30 p.m.
The Black Crowes, Jim James, and Melissa Etheridge headline this bluegrass bonanza. For 20 years, this fest has held a reputation as one of the most scenic and intimate in the country (and, with more than 60 breweries on hand, one of the tastiest). Thu-Sun, times vary.
Can a band have a knack for being both "old-timey" and "new-fangled?" This songwriter duo aims to do that by drawing on old folk and country sources in its contemporary bluegrass music. Rife with clear harmonies and rich acoustic instruments, songs like "My Lover, Adorned" and "Hop High" are sweet as a country peach. Fri 8 p.m.
Best known for his 1970s hits, this music pioneer is one of the most decorated reggae artists alive. Cliff was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, and is the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honor that the Jamacian government can grant for arts and sciences achievements. Tue 8 p.m.
This blues-rock supergroup, conceived in New Orleans, boasts an impressive roster. Current members count themselves among the legends of the South: Cyril Neville appeared on recordings by Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, and Devon Allman is the son of legendary blues singer Greg Allman. Thu 8 p.m.
The Colorado Symphony launches its season with a tribute to Borodin, Glazunov, and Shostakovich—three of Russia's greatest composers. Headlining performer Branford Marsalis, a master jazz saxophonist, won a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance in 1992. Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.
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