Free Friday Night Concerts from 7-9pm
Summer Concerts are offered at the Lake Dillon Ampitheatre every Friday and Saturday night from the middle of June through early September. All events are free of charge with food and beverages available for purchase.
2016 Concert Schedule
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free Live music in the Amphitheatre – Live at the Fillmore
June 25th – Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Buttered Rum lives for a good time, and a mindful recklessness settles in whenever these five guys step on stage. From Anchorage to Miami, the group’s onstage chemistry fuels the lovefest that is a live Butter show. Rooted in the trajectory of west coast bluegrass, Hot Buttered Rum plays what has been described as California’s own acoustic music.
July 1st – New Sensation
“New Sensation will transport you and your guests back to the days of MTV and mullets! All the fun of those “”Video Days”” are brought back with a performance of this exciting band, which features some of Colorado’s finest musicians.
Lead vocalist, Alton King, has one of the most powerful voices you will ever hear and really brings the classic “”stadium rock”” anthems to life.”
July 2nd – Nacho Men
Formed in 1980, The Nacho Men have used their special blend of dance music, costume changes, choreography and side splitting humor to keep all generations of fans coming back for their high energy interactive rock and roll show. The Nacho Men can do it all – street corner a capella, 50’s, ’60’s, 70’s and 80’s music, Swing and Disco.
July 8th – Bonfire Dub
Bonfire Dub plays a deep and powerful blend of roots music — original songs with rich melodies, featuring down tempo, acoustic laced and electric steel driven reggae, folk and dub. Bonfire’s lyrical repertoire is inspired from eastern philosophy, indigenous struggles, political injustice, international relief efforts and a deep respect for the soul of love and the balance of nature. Bonfire’s founder, Scotty Stoughton, interweaves stories of hope and struggle, derived from his humanitarian aid experiences in regions such as Central America and Haiti.
July 9th – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
In September 2016, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is releasing its new album The Commandments According to SCAC. It has been twenty-four years since Slim Cessna parted ways with The Denver Gentlemen, that grand progenitor of the peculiar strain of Gothic Americana unique to the Mile High City, to form Slim Cessna’s Auto Club with a group of talented peers. Many bands with a long and successful run like that would stick close to its roots. But rather than rest on well-earned laurels, the Auto Club challenged itself to break with well worn modes of operating for the new record.
July 16th – Who’s Bad
If you missed last year’s show, don’t make the same mistake twice!!
Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series.
July 22nd – Parsons Field
This show is a can’t miss!!
Parsonsfield is a five-piece alt/folk band from Northampton, MA that infuses a rowdy, rock-‘n’-roll spirit into its bluegrass and folk influences, blowing away any preconception of what you think banjos and mandolins should sound like.
July 23rd – I Draw Slow
Dublin roots band I Draw Slow have been drumming up enthusiastic reviews in Ireland since the release of their top 10 selling second album, Redhills. Irish national broadcaster RTE made Redhills album of the week and Redhills has been welcomed to the playlists of stations across the country. However, their impact abroad is redrawing the map for these Irish/Americana songwriters.
July 29th – The Long Run
The Long Run, “Colorado’s Tribute to The Eagles” was born from 5 of some of the busiest musicians on Colorado’s Front Range. Laden with 4 and 5 part harmonies, They reproduce the Eagles’ hits with an organic 70’s sound, accurate lead guitarists, multi-instrumentalists, and a lead-singing drummer.
July 30th – Freddy Jones Band
FREDDY JONES BAND IS BEST KNOWN FOR THEIR STEADY SUCCESS AT RADIO WITH NUMBER ONE HITS LIKE “IN A DAYDREAM” AND “TAKE THE TIME” FROM THE CAPRICORN RECORDS ERA, AND THEIR RELENTLESS TOUR SCHEDULE AND LEGENDARY LIVE PERFORMANCES. WITH A NEW LABEL, NEW RECORD, AND TWO NEW SINGLES ON THE CHARTS FJB HAS MADE ITS WAY BACK INTO THE FOREFRONT OF THE NATIONAL MUSIC SCENE ONCE AGAIN.
August 12th – The Samples
25 years after starting his full fledged music career with The Samples, Sean Kelly continues to delight fans with music that transcends genres, age and shatters the rules of the established music industry. Throughout his career, Sean has been the driving influence of 20 albums and over 1 million records sold.
*Reschedule from Aug. 27
August 13th – Pato Band and the Now Generation
Positive Vibrations abound with a beat to keep you on your dancing feet, while Pato delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. Many have considered his charismatic performance as live theatre where no show is alike and audience members become participants in the experience. Pato dialogues with the crowd on a range of topics including current day events and spiritual freedom while keeping the vibes upbeat and fun! The direction of the concert is totally based on the feedback Pato receives from the audience as there is no fixed set list. Many have said that the positivity generated from the stage has changed their lives forever.
August 19th – Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
Hailed as one of the most exciting live acts on the road today, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are musical beacons of the Southwest fueled by witty insightful lyrics, crunching guitar riffs, a dynamic rhythm section and tequila. RCPM are the only act to release seven consecutive studio albums to land on the top 10 of Billboard’s Internet Sales chart, two at No. 1, all release on a 100% independent record label.
August 20th – The Stanley Jordan Trio
In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected.
August 26th – The Six Million Dollar Band
6 Million Dollar Band (6MDB to their fans) specializes in performing high energy 80s new wave dance hits exactly as the original artists with the correct sounds and musical style that made the songs unique. Nailing “The 80s Sound” is not easy, and no one does it better than 6 Million Dollar Band. Don’t take their word for it – listen to the band’s live on stage MP3s, read the testimonials below, and see why 6MDB delivers…The Ultimate 80s Experience!
August 27th – The Machine
THE MACHINE, America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 25 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia.
September 2nd – The Flobots
Featuring dual MCs as well as a full band, Flobots are a progressive rap group from Denver, CO, with a political conscience, musical chops, and a powerful live show. Influenced by progressive rappers such as the Roots and Common as well as alternative hard rock bands such as Rage Against the Machine and Tool, Flobots were founded in 2005, comprised of MCs Jonny 5 (born Jamie Laurie) and Brer Rabbit (born Stephen Brackett) — who originally met in elementary school — along with musicians Andy Guerrero (guitar), Mackenzie Roberts (viola), Joe Ferrone (trumpet), Jesse Walker (bass), and Kenny Ortiz (drums).
September 3rd – Dead Horses and End of Summer Celebration with Fireworks!
Raised on Bible Hymns by her preacher father, Dead Horses front woman Sarah Vos’ backstory sounds more like that of an old bluesman from the Mississippi Delta than a young folk singer from Wisconsin. But despite their youth, the Milwaukee-based American trio has crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by modern folk as it is by the classics. Vos’ gospel living free and unapologetically, is supported with conviction by Peter Raboin on mandolin and guitar and Daniel Wolff on double bass.
Stick around after the show as we will host our End of the Summer Celebration Fireworks Show, it’s gonna be awesome.
September 9th – The John Truscelli Band
Americana Singer/songwriter John Truscelli’s unique and soulful voice along with the bands eclectic instumentation crosses all genres of music. Members include Mike Huberman on banjo,mando,dobro,guitar, Tyler Easton and Sean McLaughlin on Bass, Patrick Crean, Andy Sweetser and Mike Levesque on Drums, Jess Rose Moidel on fiddle. John and the band weave their way through rock. bluegrass. and alt-country sounds, creating their own version of many cover songs.