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

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

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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