Denver Botanic Gardens Releases STELLAR Concert Schedule

The Denver Botanic Gardens are proud to bring you another year of spectacular talent to the UMB Bank Amphitheater, one of Denver’s premiere music venues. Situated in one of the nation’s top botanic gardens, these concerts offer an unrivaled ambience of thousands of blooming plants and crystal clear music of some of the world’s most sought-after acts.  All shows start at 7pm except for Bruce Hornsby and Bela Fleck which starts at 6pm.

June 1: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings ($50 members, $55 non-members)
June 14: Dr. John & the Lower 911 with Mavis Staples ($56 members, $61 non-members)
July 8: Chris Isaak ($67 members, $72 non-members)
July 14: Natalie MacMaster with Great Big Sea ($53 members, $58 non-members)
July 15: Allen Toussaint with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Buckwheat Zydeco ($56 members, $61 non-members)
July 21: India.Arie with Idan Raichel ($52 members, $57 non-members)
July 22: Chris Botti ($61 members, $66 non-members)
July 24: Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield ($51 members, $56 non-members; Gates at 4 p.m., show at 6)
July 29: Rosanne Cash with Nina Storey ($54 members, $59 non-members)
Aug. 4: k.d. lang & The Siss Boom Bang ($65 members, $70 non-members)
Aug. 7: Keb’ Mo’ ($57 members, $62 non-members)
Aug. 9: David Sanborn with George Duke and Marcus Miller ($53 members, $58 non-members)
Aug. 21: B.B. King ($78 members, $83 non-members)

Yes, tickets are pricey but it’s a very intimate way to see some great music (and you can bring in your own wine).  The ticket on-sale starts on April 25th and cascades down through the membership levels of the Botanic Gardens until the General On-Sale on May 2nd.  Find out who of your friends is a member, and hit them up for tickets, as many shows are often sold out by the time tickets go onsale to the public.

Purchase tickets via the Botanic Gardens website, at the Swallow Hill Box Office or on the phone at 877-435-9849.


Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!