Denver Botanic Gardens, Telluride festivals announce summer concert lineups

Telluride is currently preparing for another year of music with a pair of announcements on its own festival scene. The Telluride Jazz Festival will present a lineup which uses the expression “jazz” as liberally as other festivals bearing that genre, using a mixture of jazz, blues, jam-band, Americana and more. Festival passes for the Aug. 9-11 event, with performances from Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Lettuce, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Victor Wooten Band, Turkuaz, Cha Wa and others, are available for $145 and comprise all three days. Single-day tickets go on sale May 22 for $60-$70 per day. (

Also coming up in that San Miguel County town: Telluride Blues & Brews tickets went on sale last week to the Sept. 13-15 event, featuring a lineup of bands still to be announced, more craft beer than anyone can (or should) consume, kid’s actions, late-night club displays, a 5K fundraiser, morning yoga and more. Tickets for the 26th annual festival are available at ($225 three-day pass; $80-$85 single-day passes)

The lineup for Denver Botanic Gardens’ 2019 summer concert series, produced by Swallow Hill Music, is live. This year features crowd-pleasers and returning favorites such as Ziggy Marley (July 1), Michael McDonald (July 18), Gipsy Kings (July 24), Double Vision Revisited featuring Bob James, David Sanborn and Marcus Miller with guests Billy Kilson and Larry Braggs (Aug. 5), JJ Grey & Mofro and Jonny Lang (Aug. 6), Judy Collins with Joan Osborne singing the songs of Bob Dylan (Aug. 12) and John Hiatt (Aug. 13). Members can buy tickets starting April 1, together with the public on-sale beginning at 10 a.m. April 9. The rest of the series will be announced the week of March 25, give or take. ($60-$90,

It takes an name to outshine hard rocker Alice Cooper and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, but Johnny Depp does it. His band with them, Hollywood Vampires, will headline the Fillmore Auditorium on May 14. We’re betting that despite rsquo & the action;s musical pedigree & rsquo was won by people;t be there to sing along to their tunes. Tickets are available at 10 a.m. March 8. (Prices TBA,

Anderson. Paak, the California drummer, singer and songwriter who effortlessly bridges hip-hop and soul, is headlining among 2019’s greatest bills with a pair of other acclaimed artists: rapper Earl Sweatshirt, whose new album is still gathering breathless acclaim, and cheeky multi-instrumentalist Thundercat, that just may deserve the term “genius. ” The all-ages series, with .Paak’s Free Nationals band, takes place June 14 in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with tickets available at 10 a.m. March 8. ($49.50-$99.50,

Revivalists Interpol, who themselves have been reinvigorated as of late, are currently returning to Red Rocks with an lineup which just got mortal. Besides previously announced openers (and Matador labelmates) Car Seat Headrest and Sunflower Bean, the series will now feature acclaimed songwriter Michelle Zauner, a.k.a. Japanese Breakfast. Tickets are available. ($50-$89.50,

Country star Dierks Bentley and his musical festival (with promoter Live Nation) is coming back to Buena Vista for a second installment Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Seven Peaks Music Festival will this year feature performances from Bentley, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Mitchell Tenpenny, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ryan Hurd, Steep Canyon Rangers, The War and Treaty, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, Travis Tritt, Tracy Lawrence, Diamond Rio, Deana Carter and more. Full-festival passes cost $215, with VIP packages starting at $399 and camping passes (not included in the festival admission) beginning at $125. Upgrades are available for camping, such as the $225 “South Beach” deluxe tents package and more. Tickets are available at 10 a.m. March 15. (

Theatrical hard-rockers Slipknot are bringing their fake blood and spooky masks into the Pepsi Center on Aug. 6 with the Knotfest Roadshow, featuring openers Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth. Tickets are available at 10 a.m. March 8. ($35-$109.50,

Whether you’ve heard of Ludovico Einaudi, he’s the most-streamed classical artist of all time (according to his PR team), so the Italian pianist and composer plays places like the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in regards to town. Einaudi will headline there June 8, with tickets to the all-ages series available at 10 a.m. March 8. ($50-$125,

“Portlandia” & “Saturday Night Live” veteran Fred Armisen, who’s always had a punk/indie stone sense of humor, will bring his show “Comedy for Musicians But Everyone Is Welcome” into the Boulder Theater on May 14. Tickets are available at 10 a.m. March 8. ($30,

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