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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, 2022

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.

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


CASTLE PINES: SummerStage
Elk Ridge Park, 7005 Mira Vista Ln., 80108
Celebrate summer and the 4th of July with food trucks, kids’ activities, live music, and a drone light show!

  • Sunday, July 3: Nothing But Nineties ('90s cover songs)

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 kid activities.

  • Friday, June 3: Ninety Percent 90s ('90s) and The Spazmatics ('80s)
  • Friday, July 1: Brothers of Brass (NOLA Brass) & Thumpin' (Variety/Dance)
  • Friday, August 5: Ninety Percent 90s ('90s) & Blink-180TRUE (Blink-182 Tribute Band)

CASTLE ROCK: Music in the Meadows
Soaring Hawk Elementary, 4665 Tanglevine Dr., 80109
The Music in the Meadows Concert Series features a variety of talented bands, local food trucks, and giveaways. This is a NEW location for 2022 due to renovations at Butterfield Park.

  • Thursday, June 9: Anthony Russo Band (R&B/Rock)
  • Thursday, June 23: Narrow Gauge (Country Rock)
  • Thursday, July 14: John Saunders Band (Alt Country Rock)
  • Thursday, July 28: Finaleyes ('80s Rock & Pop)

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. Prices vary by event.

  • Saturday, June 11: Spin Doctors
  • Thursday, June 30: Fuel
  • CANCELED! Friday, July 15: Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
  • Friday, July 22: Nancy Wilson’s Heart
  • Saturday, August 6: Three Dog Night
  • Friday, August 12: Scotty McCreery
  • Saturday, August 27: Kashmir, The Live Led Zeppelin Show with The 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. The event is free; donations will be accepted for the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation.

  • Thursday, June 16: Something Underground (Variety)
  • Thursday, July 21: The Junior Varsity Three ('90s Tribute Band)
  • Thursday, August 18: Spinphony (Variety)
  • Thursday: September 15: Groovealicious (Funk-Soul)

HIGHLANDS RANCH
Highland Heritage Regional Park, 9651 S. Quebec St., 80130
Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy a summer of music in the park nearly every Thursday night in June and July! No dogs, please.

  • Thursday, June 2: Mr. Majestyk's 8-Track Revival ('70s Variety)
  • Thursday, June 9: Face (Vocal Rock Band)
  • Thursday, June 16: Soul School (R&B/Soul)
  • Thursday, June 23: The Drones ('80s & '90s Variety)
  • Thursday, July 7: Narrow Gauge (Country/Classic Rock)
  • Thursday, July 14: The Long Run (Eagles Tribute Band)
  • Thursday, July 21: Chris Daniel & The Kings (Soul/Funk/Rock)
  • Thursday, July 28: The Radio Band (Variety)

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! Donations are appreciated to support local nonprofits.

  • Friday, June 10: Cari Dell Trio (Variety)
  • Friday, June 24: Hickabee (Country)
  • Friday, July 8: DOTSERO (Jazz)
  • Friday, July 22: Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts (Country)
  • Friday, August 12: The Home Brood Band (Americana)
  • Friday, August 26: Lookin Back (Classic Rock)

LONE TREE: Backyard Beats
Sweetwater Park, 8300-1/2 Sweetwater Rd., 80124

The Backyard Beats concert series has featured many great regional bands and some nationally touring acts, hosted at some of the most exceptional outdoor spaces Lone Tree has to offer! Enjoy a night of great music, tasty eats from local food trucks and restaurants, and activities for the kids.

  • Saturday, May 28: Face Vocal Band (Vocal Rock)
  • Saturday, August 13: Buckstein (Country)

LONE TREE: Tunes on the Terrace
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 80124

Head to the Terrace Theater for a summer filled with music. Tickets are $40 for lawn seating and $45 for reserved seats. A four-show package is $150 for reserved chairs and $130 for lawn seating.

  • Friday, June 24: Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles (Jazz/Swing)
  • Friday, July 8: Jarabe Mexicano (Mexican Folk)
  • Friday, July 22: Barbaro (Bluegrass/Jazz)
  • Friday, August 5: Ron Ivory and One on One (Motown)

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.

  • Thursday, June 2: Ricardo Pena (Variety)
  • Thursday, June 16: Richie Law (Country)
  • Thursday, June 23: Mannequin the Band (Variety)
  • Thursday, June 30: Shameless (Classic Rock)
  • Thursday, July 7: Petty Nicks Experience (Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks Tribute Band)
  • Thursday, July 14: After Midnight (Eric Clapton Tribute Band)
  • Thursday, July 21: Trouble in the Heartland (Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band)
  • Thursday, July 28: Union Gray (Country/Rock)

ROXBOROUGH: Acoustic Concert Series on the Rox
Roxborough State Park, 4751 N. Roxborough Dr., 80125
Bring your own chair and head to the Visitor Center patio for a summer of music “on the Rox.” There is no event fee, but a hat will be passed around for donations to support Roxborough State Park's ongoing projects.

  • Saturday, June 18: Craig Meadows Band
  • Saturday, July 9: Kris Ditson
  • Sunday, August 7: Jubilant Bridge

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

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