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🎶 Outdoor Summer Concerts in Douglas County

Dance the night away with live local music!

By Kyrie Collins, Macaroni KID Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher May 16, 2024

Even the smallest children will bounce up and down to the beat of a song. Douglas County is rich with opportunities to enjoy local music on a beautiful Colorado summer evening.

Concerts are free unless otherwise noted.

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE LIST OF FREE CONCERTS!

More details are on our Calendar, but you can use this list to begin planning your summer fun!


CASTLE PINES: Summer Concert Series
Coyote Ridge Park,7485 Serena Dr., 80108
Join your friends and neighbors at Coyote Ridge Park for the 2024 Summer Concert Series! Bring your lawn chairs, snacks, and beverages to enjoy a night of live music. June and July concerts are 6:00–8:00 PM. The August concert is 5:00–7:00 PM.

  • Sunday, June 23: Bad Colorado (Bad Company Tribute Band)
  • Sunday, July 21: The Long Run (Eagles Tribute Band)
  • Sunday, August 25: Those Crazy Nights (Journey Tribute Band)

CASTLE ROCK: First Friday Series
Festival Park, 300 2nd St., 80104
On the first Friday of each month, June through August, head to Festival Park for a free themed 5K followed by live music, food trucks, cocktails, and activities for kids. The fun starts at 5:00 PM. Live music is from 6:00–9:00 PM. 

  • Friday, June 7: TBD
  • Friday, July 5: TBD
  • Friday, August 2: TBD

CASTLE ROCK: Music in the Meadows
Butterfield Crossing Park, 3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr., 80109
The Music in the Meadows Concert Series features a variety of talented bands, local food trucks, and giveaways. Performances are 6:30–8:30 PM. Free trolley rides to and from The Grange from 6:00–9:00 PM.

  • Thursday, June 13: Titonic (Funk/Soul/R&B)
  • Thursday, July 11: The Guardians Band (Music from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies)
  • Thursday, August 1: Eric Golden (Country)

CASTLE ROCK: Rock the Mountain at Outlets at Castle Rock
Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Blvd., 80108
This summer is going to be rockin' at the Outlets at Castle Rock with live entertainment in the East 4th Street Courtyard (next to H&M) starting Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day. Enjoy shopping, family-friendly live music, and delicious Food Trucks on select weekends.

Dates and artists vary. Visit www.outletsatcastlerock.com for the full lineup.

CASTLE ROCK: Summer Concert Series
The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., 80109
This Summer Concert series has made Castle Rock a musical hotspot. These ticketed music events have truly become a signature part of summers in the community. Times and prices vary by event.

  • Saturday, June 22: Generation Radio
  • Friday, July 12: Gin Blossoms
  • Friday, July 19: Cooper Alan
  • Saturday, August 10: Hairball
  • Saturday, August 17: Wilder Woods
  • Friday, August 23: Damage Inc with Denver Pops Orchestra

CASTLE ROCK: Tunes for Trails/Perks for Parks
The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, 1375 W. Plum Creek Pkwy., 80109
Pack a picnic and enjoy time with the family before the show with yard games and bounce houses. Food and alcohol are available for purchase. No outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed. While this is a free event, donations are gratefully accepted for the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation. Gates open at 5:30 PM. The concert will begin at 6:30 PM.

  • Thursday, July 18: That Eighties Band ('80s Pop/Rock)
  • Thursday, August 15: The Long Run (Eagles Tribute Band)
  • Thursday, September 19: Face Vocal Band (Variety)

ELIZABETH
Running Creek Park, 500 E. Kiowa Ave., 80107
The Elizabeth Friday Night Market features ten weeks of local vendors, live music, food trucks, beer, and wine. The fun begins at 5:00 PM.

  • Friday, June 14: The Atomic Drifters (Rockabilly)
  • Friday, June 21: Lookin Back ('60s, '70s, and '80s Top 40 & Classic Rock)
  • Friday, June 28: Sandy Wells (Country)
  • Friday, July 5: Twenty Hands High (Country & Southern Rock)
  • Friday, July 12: Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts (Modern Outlaw Country)
  • Friday, July 19: Chancer's Hooley (Celtic Rock)
  • Friday, July 26: High Country Heartbreakers (Tom Petty Tribute Band)
  • Friday, August 2: Dear Marsha (Power Grrrl Rock)
  • Friday, August 9: Blinker Fluid (Variety)
  • Friday, August 16: Begley, Mock, and Murphy (High Country Bluegrass)

HIGHLANDS RANCH: Summer Concert Series
Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S. Quebec St., 80130
Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy a summer of music in the park nearly every week in June and July from 6:30–8:00 PM! Chairs, beverages, food, and dogs are permitted.

  • Thursday, June 6: Nothing But Nineties ('90s/Pop/Rock)
  • Thursday, June 13: Amanda V's Material Girl (Madonna/Pop/'80s)
  • Thursday, June 20: Little Moses Jones (R&B/Soul/Hip Hop)
  • Thursday, June 27: Hand Turkey Band (Funk/Dance/Soul-Pop)
  • Thursday, July 11: Eric Golden (Country)
  • Thursday, July 18: Bad Colorado (Bad Company/Rock)
  • Thursday, July 25: The Petty Nicks Experience (Tom Petty/Stevie Nicks/Rock)

LARKSPUR: Music in the Park
Larkspur Community Park, 8850 Spruce Mountain Rd., 80118
Bring a camping chair, a blanket, and your ready-to-sing-along attitude! The event starts at 6:00 PM. Donations to support local nonprofits are appreciated.

  • Friday, June 14: Trouble Bound (Americana-infused Rock)
  • Friday, June 28: The John Saunders Band (Alt Country Rock)
  • Friday, July 12: Rascal Martinez (Rockabilly/Folk/Country)
  • Friday, July 26: Fedora Swing (Jazz)
  • Friday, August 9: Steve & the Cruisers (Variety)
  • Friday, August 23: WireWood Station (Country)

LONE TREE: Backyard Beats
Sweetwater Park, 8300-1/2 Sweetwater Rd., 80124
Enjoy a night of great music, tasty eats from local food trucks and restaurants, and activities for the kids from 5:00–8:00 PM.

  • Saturday, May 25: Larger Than Life (Boyband Tunes)
  • Saturday, August 10: Diggin Dirt (Funk/Soul)

LONE TREE: Summer Beats
Prairie Sky Park, 10249 RidgeGate Circle, 80124
Enjoy a free summertime concert from 6:00–8:00 PM out on the grass in Prairie Sky Park, just west of the Lone Tree Recreation Center.

  • Tuesday, June 18: Tunisia (Variety)
  • Tuesday, July 16: 6 Million Dollar Band ('80s New Wave)

LONE TREE: Tunes on the Terrace
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 80124
A four-show package is $200 for reserved/premium seating and $175 for lawn/standard. Tickets to the individual outdoor shows start at $40. For Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in the Main Stage theater, premium seats are $80, standard seating is $65, and front-row seating is $50. Performances are at 7:30 PM.

  • Friday, June 21: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Swing)
  • Friday, June 28: The Brit Pack (Brit Bands)
  • Friday, July 12: Damn Tall Buildings (Bluegrass)
  • Friday, July 26: Mistura Fina (Percussive Jazz)

PARKER: Summer Concert Series
Discovery Park, 20115 E. Mainstreet, 80134
Get your picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and beach blankets, and get ready to enjoy the sounds of summer. Performances are 6:30–8:00 PM.

  • Thursday, May 30: Amanda V's Material Girl (Madonna Tribute Band)
  • Thursday, June 6: Eric Golden (Country)
  • Thursday, June 20: Cactus Cat (Indie Rock)
  • Thursday, June 27: The Fuzzheads (Rock 'n' Roll)
  • Thursday, July 11: Devil INXSide (INXS Tribute Band)
  • Thursday, July 18: CW & Twenty Hands High (Country)
  • Thursday, July 25: Foggy Memory Boys (Bluegrass & Contemporary Acoustic)
  • Thursday, August 1: Titonic (Funk/Soul/R&B)

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of event information. However, we recommend checking with the venue to ensure an event has not been changed or canceled.

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