Denver Botanic Gardens’ celebrated Summer Concert Series presented by UMB Bank returns for 2017 with a diverse lineup worthy of one of Denver’s most beloved and anticipated summer traditions. Get ready to lay out your blanket and feel the grass between your toes, as you and your friends toast the summer during what promises to be another triumphant season!
The 2017 Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Concert Series, presented by UMB Bank, takes place at two venues synonymous with superior outdoor live music experiences: the UMB Amphitheater at York St.’s urban oasis and at Chatfield Farms. The series was named “Best Concert Series” by Westword in 2016. It is known to music lovers for delivering some of the world’s most sought-after artists presented in settings that embody the finest of Colorado has to offer.
Audience favorites such as The Mavericks and José González return this year to cement their place with fans. Meanwhile, Taj Mo': The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, and Béla Fleck & The Flecktones and The Chick Corea Elektric Band present artists well known to Denver Botanic Gardens concertgoers in new musical contexts.
Artists new to the series this year include the Chris Thile-led Punch Brothers and alt-country innovators Lucero.
The full series lineup is below. Tickets go on-sale to the general public April 18 at 10 a.m., with exclusive member pre-sales beginning on April 10 at 4 p.m. and running through April 17.
Unless otherwise noted, all shows start at 6:30pm; gates open at 5:45pm.
Taj Mo':The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band
Thursday, June 1 – York Street
Tuesday, June 13 – York Street
Natalie Merchant: 3 Decades of Song
Wednesday, July 12 – York Street
Mary Chapin Carpenter w/ special guest Sarah Jarosz
Wednesday, July 19 – York Street
Friday, July 21 – York Street
Friday, July 28 – York Street
Stephen Stills & Judy Collins w/ Numa Edema
Tuesday, August 1 – York Street
Thursday, August 3 – York Street
Monday, August 7 – York Street
José González w/ Darlingside
Thursday, August 10 – York Street
Garrison Keillor’s “Love and Comedy” Tour 2017
Songs and Stories From Lake Wobegon With Richard Dworsky, Heather Masse, and Fred Newman
Sunday, August 13 – Chatfield Farms gates open at 4:30pm
Monday, August 14 – York Street
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones and The Chick Corea Elektric Band
Tuesday, August 15 – York Street
Lucero w/ special guest Paper Bird
Sunday, August 27 – York Street
Wednesday, August 30 – York Street
Tickets can be purchased the following ways:
Online – concerts.botanicgardens.org (recommended method)
Phone – 1-877-435-9849 (convenience fees apply to phone orders)
Walk-in to the box office – Swallow Hill Music, 71 East Yale Ave., Denver, 80210