“If music be the food of love, play on.” Shakespeare said that.

“A summer without music is like fishing without beer.” We said that.

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Lucky for us, Colorado has plenty of great folk acts, indie rock bands, electronic outfits, and a heap of other music makers that are raring to soundtrack your summer.

These songs are designed to set the mood, whether you’re motoring to Nederland for a summer road trip or barbecuing in the park with some friends. Just watch who you’re grilling next to: These bands could be your neighbors.

Bonus: Listen to the 5280 Colorado Winter Playlist here.

What did we miss? Share your favorite Colorado-made songs in the comments below.

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