How to see Levitt Pavilion’s 50 free summer concerts at Denver’s Ruby Hill Park
Levitt Pavilion’s free concert series — which returns this summer to south Denver’s Ruby Hill Park (1380 W. Florida Ave.) — is unusually robust for no-cost seasonal programming.
While the nonprofit venue offers a handful of ticketed concerts, including Rob Thomas (June 10), Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World (June 22), and Tower of Power (Aug. 3), the vast majority of its shows require no tickets, only an advance RSVP at levittdenver.org.
The venue’s third summer season is funded by sponsorships and on-site concession sales, according to a press statement. Donations and VIP upgrades are also available “to help keep the music going for years to come,” organizers said.
“Levitt is still in growth mode as an organization and as a venue,” said executive director Chris Zacher in the press statement. “In 2017 nobody knew what Levitt was. That is now changing but there’s still a lot of work to do. This off-season we spent a tremendous amount of time working on our artistic bookings and improving the venue for the concert goers experience.”
Here’s what we can expect from the mix of local and national touring acts spanning rock, pop, jazz, folk, orchestral and norteña genres.
Levitt Pavilion Denver’s 2019 Free Concert Schedule
May 24 – Dragondeer with A.J. Fullerton
May 26 – Tea Leaf Green with The Jive Tribe
June 1 – Esmé Patterson with Carsie Blanton
June 6 – Phamaly 30th Anniversary Concert
June 14 – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers *
June 15 – The Slackers *
June 16 – Queen City Country & Western Showcase
June 23 – School of Rock Showcase
June 28 – Greyhounds *
July 6 – The Dustbowl Revival *
July 7 – Villalobos Brothers with El Javi
July 12 – Brubeck Brothers Quartet *
July 13 – Inspector with Vic N’ The Narwhals
July 14 – Orgone with Cosmic Joe
July 20 – Reggae on the Grass
July 21 – Aterciopelados with Pink Hawks
July 26 – Kinky with iZCALLi
July 27 – Lyrics Born with Boss Eagle
Aug. 9 – Passafire with Of Good Nature
Aug. 10 – The Mother Hips *
Aug. 15 – Eilen Jewell *
Aug. 16 – Celso Pińa with Pato Machete
Aug. 22 – Special Guests with CITRA
Aug. 24 – Zion I *
Aug. 29 – Wild Rivers with The Copper Children
Aug. 30 – Dessa with MONAKR
Aug. 31 – Authority Zero with No Bueno!
Sept. 1 – Grupo Fantasma
Sept. 8 – Face Vocal Band *
Sept. 14 – Low Cut Connie *
* Local support to be added
Levitt Pavilion Denver’s ticketed events
Sept. 27 – Three Dog Night, Firefall, Hazel Miller Band