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August 2010 Events in Denver

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For more comprehensive concert listings, visit the Red Rocks concert schedule and the Denver Botanic Gardens concert schedule.

  • Colorado Day
    Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010
    What: Happy 134th birthday to our state! Colorado entered the Union on August 1, 1876 as the 38th state.

  • City Park Jazz
    Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010
    Location: City Park
    Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    What: La Candela plays a free concert in City Park.

  • Natalie Merchant Concert
    Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010
    Location: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: The former lead singer of 10,000 Maniacs visits the Mile High City.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
    Cost: Tickets are $45 - $55.

  • Jackson Browne Concert
    Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: Jackson Browne rocks out at Red Rocks.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
    Cost: Tickets are $40.50 - $76.

  • Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
    Date: Friday, August 6, 2010
    Location: Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon, Littleton
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 303-973-3705

  • First Friday Art Walk
    Date: Friday, August 6, 2010
    Location: Santa Fe Art District, 5th to 10th Ave. on Santa Fe Dr.
    Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    What: Free admission to art galleries along Santa Fe Dr.

  • Free Day at the Denver Art Museum
    Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010
    Location: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 720-865-5000

  • Chris Isaak Concert
    Date: Saturday, August 7, 2010
    Location: Arvada Center
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: KBCO 97.3 presents crooner Chris Isaak at the center's outdoor amphitheater.
    Contact: 720-898-7200
    Cost: Tickets are $52.50 - $75.

  • Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    Date: Sunday, August 8, 2010
    Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 303-322-7009

  • Vans Warped Tour 2010
    Date: Sunday, August 8, 2010
    Location: Invesco Field
    Time: 12 noon
    What: Dropkick Murphys and Pennywise are two of the many featured bands at the 16th annual Warped Tour.
    Cost: Tickets are $33.50.
    Contact: 800-745-3000

  • City Park Jazz
    Date: Sunday, August 8, 2010
    Location: City Park
    Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    What: The free concert by Tuxedo Junction is the last concert in the 2010 series

  • Stone Temple Pilots Concert
    Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Cage the Elephant and the Color Turning join STP at Red Rocks.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
    Cost: Tickets are $42.50 - $67.50.

  • Primus Concert
    Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7 p.m.
    What: Gogol Bordello and the Dead Kenny G's will also be featured.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
    Cost: Tickets are $37.50 - $42.50.

  • Colorado Scottish Festival
    Date: Saturday, August 14 - Sunday, August 15, 2010
    Location: Highland Heritage Park, Highlands Ranch
    Time: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
    What: Head to the Highlands (Ranch, that is) for a wee bit of Scottish fun.
    Cost: $15 admission for adults, $10 admission for seniors, children and active military.

  • Mile High Music Festival
    Date: Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15, 2010
    Location: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
    Time: Doors open at 11 a.m. both days. Parking opens at 9 a.m. both days.
    What: The third annual music festival includes Jack Johnson, the Dave Matthews Band and Weezer.
    Cost: $150 - $175 for a two-day pass.
    Contact: 866-461-6556

  • Rush Concert
    Dates: Monday, August 16, 2010
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 8 p.m. both days
    What: Canada's biggest export visits the Mile High City with the RUSH Time Machine Tour 2010.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
    Cost: Tickets are $55.50 - $110.50.

  • Neville Brothers Concert
    Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Location: Arvada Center
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: KBCO 97.3 presents crooner Chris Isaak at the center's outdoor amphitheater.
    Contact: 720-898-7200
    Cost: Tickets are $40 - $55.

  • Melissa Etheridge Concert
    Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Location: Buell Theatre
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: Melissa Etheridge rocks out in Denver.
    Cost: Tickets are $35 - $100.
    Contact: 303-893-4100

  • Norah Jones Concert
    Dates: Thursday, August 19, 2010
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Norah Jones romances the Mile High City.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
    Cost: Tickets are $39.75 - $65.

  • Rodrigo y Gabriela Concert
    Dates: Friday, August 20, 2010
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Xavier Rudd and Izintaba join the Spanish guitar heroes.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
    Cost: Tickets are $44.75 - $49.75.

  • Golden Fine Arts Festival
    Date: Saturday, August 21 - Sunday, August 22, 2010
    Location: 11th St. and Arapahoe St., Golden
    Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days
    Cost: Free admission.
    What: The 20th annual Golden Fine Arts Festival features a juried show of 140 artists, as well as free horse-drawn carriage rides and live music.

  • Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions
    Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010
    Location: Invesco Field at Mile High
    Time: 7 p.m.
    What: The Broncos play their first home preseason game.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
    Cost: Tickets are $45 - $410.

  • American Idol Live! 2010 Concert
    Date: Monday, August 23, 2010
    Location: Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: 2010 finalists reunite from "American Idol."
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
    Cost: Tickets are $32 - $76.50.

  • Goo Goo Dolls Concert
    Dates: Tuesday, August 24, 2010
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Get gooey with the Goo Goo Dolls at Red Rocks.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
    Cost: Tickets are $34.50 - $54.50.

  • Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens
    Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
    Location: 1007 York St.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 303-973-3705

  • Denver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
    Date: Sunday, August 28, 2010
    Location: Invesco Field at Mile High
    Time: 6 p.m.
    What: The Broncos play their second home preseason game.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS
    Cost: Tickets are $45 - $375.

  • Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    Date: Monday, August 30, 2010
    Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 303-322-7009

      Ongoing Events:

    • South Pacific
      Date: Through August 1, 2010
      Location: Buell Theatre
      Time: 2 p.m.
      What: The classic musical set during World War II is revived for 21st-century audiences.
      Cost: Tickets are $25 - $115.
      Contact: 303-893-4100

    • Colorado Renaissance Fair
      Dates: Through August 1, 2010
      Location: Larkspur (30 min. south of Denver)
      Time: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      What: Relive the Renaissance with medieval entertainment such as jousts.
      Cost: $17.95 for adults, $8 for children 5-12.
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