Eight Grammy winners and two nominees will perform in and around Denver this month, composing what might be Denver’s most stacked playlist ever. Just how epic will March’s concert lineup be? To find the answer, we ranked each act by how envious our grandkids will be to hear that we saw them live.

Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion

March 15, Ball Arena
Either of these two would have been contenders for the top spot by themselves. Put them on the same marquee and the rest of these artists never stood a chance.

Billie Eilish

March 19, Ball Arena
Just how many monthly Spotify listeners does the pop superstar have? Try some 50 million—twice as many as the Beatles.

Alt-J and Portugal. The Man

March 23, 1stBank Center, Broomfield
If the youths don’t think seeing two of the biggest indie rock groups co-headline a show is worth saving the (digital) ticket stub, then we gently weep for the future.

Justin Bieber

March 16, Ball Arena
Only time will tell if future generations think of him as the rightful heir to David Bowie…or David Cassidy.

John Mayer

March 27, Ball Arena
Mayer has reinvented himself multiple times, with albums ranging from acoustic pop to yacht rock. He even tours with the Grateful Dead. Surely one of those genres will be getting the nostalgia treatment in a few decades.

Tyler, the Creator

March 29, Ball Arena
His sound is so contemporary that hearing Tyler, the Creator’s “Earfquake” in 2050 could be like listening to the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” today: cool, but only ironically so.

Hiss Golden Messenger

March 4–5, Bluebird Theater
We love Hiss Golden Messenger’s roots-rock sensibility, but considering he has less than one-fiftieth of the monthly Spotify listeners Eilish does, your grandkids might respond with a big fat, “Who?”

Los Lobos

March 7, Boulder Theater, Boulder
Founded in 1973 and nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015, the Los Angeles Chicano rockers are more likely to make your grandparents jealous.

This article was originally published in 5280 March 2022.
Nicholas Hunt
Nicholas Hunt
Nicholas writes and edits the Compass, Adventure, and Culture sections of 5280 and writes for 5280.com.