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Denver’s Levitt Pavilion announces summer concert lineup

Margaret Jackson

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By Margaret Jackson / NewsBreak Denver

(Denver, Colo.) If the bone-chilling Denver weather has you daydreaming about warmer weather, a nice respite might be to start planning your summer concert experience.

Levitt Pavilion Denver has released the lineup for its first wave of free concerts and a number of ticketed shows, including Tears for Fears and Elvis Costello.

“After experiencing a year without live music in 2020, then an extremely arduous but gratifying comeback season in 2021, we are thrilled to enter our fifth season of providing family-friendly outdoor concerts where our friends and neighbors can reconnect,” Executive Director and Founder Chris Zacher said. “With the tenuous economic situation our country is facing, free all-ages concerts are an essential meeting ground for our community to come together free of financial barriers.”

Donations, sponsorships and onsite concession sales fund the nonprofit music venue. Levitt recently launched its annual fundraising campaign to raise $25,000 to support the upcoming concert season.

Drumroll, please!

The free concert lineup, which is subject to change, includes:

  • May 13, Son Rompe Pera
  • May 20, Black Uhuru with Dylans Dharma plus special guest Selasee & The Fafa Family
  • May 22 La Santa Cecilia
  • May 26, Los Amigos Invisibles
  • June 3, Mark Farina
  • June 9, Della Mae with Jacob Jolliff Band
  • June 10, Steep Canyon Rangers
  • June 11, Calexico
  • June 12, Kutandara with Maputo Mensah and Logo Ligi
  • June 15, Femi Kuti and the Positive Force
  • June 19, Blitzen Trapper with Laney Jones
  • Sept. 24 Cool Vibes Reggae Fest
  • Sept. 25, Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival

Levitt Pavilion’s 2022 free concert season begins May 13 and runs through early October. VIP tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, and free RSVP opens a month before concert dates. Although RSVPs are not required to attend the free concerts, they’re encouraged.

Through a partnership with Live Nation Colorado, Levitt Pavilion also will present several ticketed concerts this summer.

The lineup for the venue’s ticketed concerts includes:

  • May 14, Big Head Todd & The Monsters with The Samples and Freddy Jones Band
  • May 29, Tears for Fears with Garbage
  • July 24, STS9: Walk the Sky
  • Aug. 16, Big Time Rush
  • Aug. 23, Elvis Costello & the Imposters with Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets

Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com or levittdenver.org.

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