Denver hosted some of the world’s hottest musicians last summer (including the Taylor Swift), and this year’s lineup is looking just as stacked. From beloved boy bands to music industry icons, here are 10 acts making stops in Colorado this summer that are worth braving the Ticketmaster queue to see.

Stevie Nicks

The venue: Ball Arena
When: May 30
Why you should get tickets: Bust out that bohemian shawl hanging in the back of your closet: Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks has added Denver to her list of 2024 tour dates. What was originally set to be an eight-show run that kicked off in February has expanded to more than 20 stops, including one at Ball Arena on May 30. While perhaps best-known for her work with Fleetwood Mac—with whom she wrote hits like “Landslide” and “Dreams”—the now 75-year-old icon has also enjoyed a successful solo career. A night with Nicks is sure to have you feeling like you’re on the “Edge of Seventeen” again.

Noah Kahan

The venue: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
When: June 25–26
Why you should get tickets: It won’t be stick season when Noah Kahan rolls into town, but that won’t stop his fans from belting every word of his hit single when he sings it live this summer. “Stick Season” has more than 844 million streams on Spotify and helped earn him a nomination for Best New Artist at last year’s Grammy Awards. You can catch Folk Malone performing tracks from his album of the same name and more during a two-day stop at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre this June.


The venue: Folsom Field
When: June 29
Why you should get tickets: Electronic music duo Odesza isn’t new to Colorado: The pair first performed in the Centennial State in 2013 at Durango’s Henry Strater Theatre and eventually headlined their first Red Rocks show in 2016. The producers’ addicting synth-pop beats are the basis for top tracks like “Sun Models” and “Say My Name,” but what makes the June 29 performance a can’t-miss is the fact that it’s the first musical act at Folsom Field in more than two decades outside of Dead & Company, which could mean a musical resurgence for the stadium.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel performs at the Pepsi Center (now Ball Arena) on September 16, 2015. Photo by Daniel Petty/The Denver Post via Getty Images

The venue: Coors Field
When: July 12
Why you should get tickets: When Billy Joel takes the stage at Coors Field this July, it’ll be the first time the piano man has performed in Denver in five years. With a legendary career spanning five decades, Joel has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards (he won six), was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and has dropped some of the most recognizable songs in history, including “Uptown Girl,” “Vienna,” and “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” At his Mile High City show, Joel plans to perform his career’s greatest hits, but you’re also likely to catch his latest single, “Turn The Lights Back On,” which dropped this past February and marks his first new original release since 2007. The ’70s are so back, baby.

Jason Aldean

The venue: Weidner Field
When: July 19
Why you should get tickets: Before performing at Cheyenne Frontier Days on July 20, country star Jason Aldean’s night train is pulling into Colorado Springs. Known for chart-topping tracks like “You Make It Easy,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and the controversial “Try That In A Small Town,” Aldean is hitting the road on his Highway Desperado Tour to perform songs from his latest album, released in November.

Jonas Brothers

The venue: Weidner Field
When: July 20–21
Why you should get tickets: No, you haven’t somehow traveled back in time to 2008 (or jumped ahead to the year 3000). Disney Channel heartthrobs Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas reunited their band in 2019 with the release of their single “Sucker.” Since then, the trio have dropped two albums, including The Album in May 2023, which they’ll be performing during their July stop in Colorado Springs this year.

Jennifer Lopez

The venue: Ball Arena
When: July 22
Why you should get tickets: Latin pop artist Jennifer Lopez has spent the past few years focusing on acting, producing and starring in films like Hustlers (which earned her several supporting actress award nominations) and Marry Me (starring alongside Owen Wilson). She returned to music in February with her latest album, This Is Me… Now, which was accompanied by a companion film and documentary. Catch Lopez performing hit tracks from that album, like “Can’t Get Enough,” on the Ball Arena stage this July. Sure, she might be a Billboard Icon and MTV Generation Award winner, but she’s still just Jenny from the block.

Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band

The venue: Empower Field at Mile High
When: July 27
Why you should get tickets: Country star Kenny Chesney isn’t a stranger to selling out music venues: He’s had a headline tour almost every single year since 1998. This year, he’s bringing the Sun Goes Down Tour to Empower Field alongside the Zac Brown Band, Megan Moroney, and Uncle Kracker. Named after Chesney’s 2004 track with Uncle Kracker, this year’s tour is set to have us groovin’ long after sunset.

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo performs at Bridgestone Arena on March 09, 2024 in Nashville, Tennessee, during her Guts World Tour. Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ABA

The venue: Ball Arena
When: July 30
Why you should get tickets: Seeing Olivia Rodrigo live is never a bad idea, right? The 21-year-old went from Disney Channel star to selling out arenas as one of Gen Z’s favorite pop stars in less than five years. Since the release of her viral single “Driver’s License” in 2021, she’s won three Grammys, visited the White House to promote COVID-19 vaccines with President Joe Biden, and released a leading track for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. When Rodrigo brings her Guts World Tour to Ball Arena, fans can catch hits from its namesake album, including “Vampire” and “Get Him Back!”

Foo Fighters

The venue: Empower Field at Mile High
When: August 3
Why you should get tickets: Formed by one-time Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl in 1994, this American rock band has since become a household name, with iconic tracks such as “Best of You” and “The Pretender” propelling the group to win more than 15 Grammy Awards. When they stop in Denver for the Everything Or Nothing At All Tour in August, it’ll have been a long time coming for fans: The group canceled its 2022 stop in Denver after the unexpected death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Barbara O'Neil
Barbara O'Neil
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