Event Listings

Wonderbound presents Aphrodite's Switchboard with Chimney Choir
Due to popular demand, Wonderbound is excited to present a special encore weekend of Aphrodite's Switchboard, the celebrated collaboration with Chimney Choir featuring all original music. Aphrodite is a switchboard operator who has the power to control the love lives of mortals with a single phone connection. Her mission, with the help of her steadfast companion Hermes, is to bring love and connection back into a drab world. But beware crossed wires and best-laid plans, as meddling may have unintended consequences and the goddess herself may become ensnared in the very cords she wields.

Colorado Symphony - Mozart Under Moonlight
The Colorado Symphony presents "Mozart Under Moonlight" at the Arvada Center for one-night-only. Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon leads the orchestra on a glorious evening celebrating the most revered composer of all time. Join us on the lawn for highlights from the concerto, operatic, and symphonic repertoire.

Hot Club of Cowtown and The Western Flyers feat. Katie Glassman
Western swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown, plus The Western Flyers feat. Katie Glassman, will perform at the Arvada Center on July 8, 2018 as part of the 2018 Summer Concert Series. Since 1998, this Western swing-gypsy jazz trio has traveled the world bringing their own brand of magical musical chemistry to audiences far and wide. Along with Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin are equal partners in this original marriage of gypsy-jazz-inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt with the hoedowns, traditional tunes, and Western swing-inspired music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. They have created a legacy of the preservation of musical traditions that have often been overlooked by the mainstream and alternative music worlds.

Hot Club of Cowtown are marking their 20th anniversary during the 2017-2018 touring season. They have released nine studio albums and they are among the youngest members ever to have been inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame.

The Western Flyers are churning out true blue vintage country, cowboy songs, electrifying old-time fiddle tunes, hot jazz & classic Western swing and when you hear it, you'll know there's no mistaking the brand. Blending tradition with musical innovation, the trio is a singular musical experience; a fresh take on a venerable American art performed by three acoustic virtuosos.

Internationally-renowned guitar master Joey McKenzie drives the train with his powerful rhythm, reigning 3-time US National Swing Fiddle champion and Denver, Colorado native Katie Glassman’s improvisation astounds, and world-class upright bassist Gavin Kelso adds fuel to the fire.

In 2017, The Western Flyers were honored to receive recognition for their contributions to traditional American music. The year started with a bang by being presented the coveted Ameripolitan Award for "Best Western Swing Group”. The trio was also honored to bring home the "Western Swing Album of the Year" award (for their debut album "Wild Blue Yonder” from both the Academy of Western Artists and the Western Music Association, and Katie was on cloud nine to be crowned "Female Western Swing Vocalist of the Year" by the Academy of Western Artists.

While the trio is one of the newest bands to glide on the scene in years, the musicians are seasoned pros and they are a band in full swing, as 2018 finds performance across the US and Australia. Equally at ease on the concert stage, music festivals and venues, of all shapes and sizes, the Flyers' appeal to a diverse cross section of enthusiastic music fans young and old.

"I love The Western Flyers. When I listen to them play I know that I am in the presence of modern masters in motion.” - Marty Stuart

“Together they perform with a brilliance and panache that will draw in any fans of traditional American string music.” - Bluegrass Today

“Somewhere, Bob Wills is smiling” - No Depression

Prince Pippin, heir to the Frankish throne, is seeking purpose, fulfillment and, above all, the universal quest for true happiness.

Michael Martin Murphey with Jon Chandler
#1 American Cowboy Singer, Michael Martin Murphey, brings his full band for a summer concert on July 13, 2018 with local cowboy poet, Jon Chandler, at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater. In the early 1970s, Rolling Stone Magazine called Michael Martin Murphey “one of the best songwriters in America.” Since that time, Murphey has left an indelible mark on the American Music Landscape crafting and recording such iconic hits as “Wildfire,” “Carolina In The Pines”, “Geronimo’s Cadillac”, “Cowboy Logic,” “Cherokee Fiddle”, “Boy From The Country” and more. In the process, he has topped the Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Western Music charts, earned six gold albums and multiple Grammy nominations. Through all the chart-­-jumping and genre-­-busting, Murphey has remained constant to an honest, sophisticated approach to his songwriting.

Denver Brass with the 17th Avenue Allstars  - Good Vibrations 2018
Back by popular demand, join the Denver Brass and 17th Avenue Allstars for Good Vibrations! Featuring classic hits worthy of any summer playlist, come relive the magic of America’s golden age of rock through the nostalgic sounds of The Beach Boys, Elvis, Earth Wind and Fire, The Beatles, Chicago, and more. Gather friends and family of all ages for a memorable evening under the stars!

18-19 CO Jazz Rep Orch #1
One of the greatest jazz albums of all time was "Basie and Sinatra at the Sands,” recorded in Las Vegas in 1966. On July 21, the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will collaborate with noted interpreter of Frank Sinatra, Steve Lippia to recreate this memorable event.

2018 The Wailin' Jennys
The Wailin Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse - three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. With their varying backgrounds, each of the Jennys is unique in their individual expression. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound — all delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three.

Colorado Symphony - Wicked Divas with your Colorado Symphony
Join us for a Wicked-good evening of Diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway, opera and pop, highlighted by selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. This program features the Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked and will showcase the depth of their high-flying talents. In addition to favorites from the "untold tale of the witches of Oz", the program also includes favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and opera selections from George Bizet's Carmen.

Los Lonely Boys with Lisa Morales
Los Lonely Boys, best known for the mega-hit "Heaven," return to the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre. The story of how the Garza brothers – vocalist/guitarist Henry, bassist/vocalist and drummer/ vocalist Ringo – rode their bluesy “Texican rock” sound from San Angelo, Texas, to worldwide fame is one of rock’s great Cinderella tales. Their debut single “Heaven” won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2005, after spending 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Los Lonely Boys solidified their success with 2006’s Sacred, which brought two more Grammy nominations, and three subsequent albums. The brothers are known for their style of music they call “Texican Rock n’ Roll,” and for their singularly powerful live act.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history. During their nearly four-decade career, they have won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards, as well as three American Music awards.

Asleep at the Wheel with special guest Radney Foster
Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre icons Asleep at the Wheel returns for a summer concert with rising country star Radney Foster! Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 48 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. Asleep at the Wheel is bringing a fresh look, sound and new album in 2018. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!

Toad the Wet Sprocket with The Samples
Toad the Wet Sprocket, featuring Glenn Phillips, brings their 90s alt rock sound to the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre on August 3, 2018 for a summer concert. Approaching 30 years as a band, Toad the Wet Sprocket released their first LP, Bread & Circus, about 25 years ago on their own, independent label, Abe’s Records. A quarter of a decade later, they are still making music, including their most recent full-length studio album, New Constellation, on the same label and in the same spirit of unwavering independence.

Air Supply
Classic 80s crooners Air Supply bring a summer concert to the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater on August 5th, 2018. Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia and became instant friends. Sixteen albums and eight Top Ten hits later, the duo continues to play more than 150 shows a year worldwide. Their hit song "Lost in Love" became the fastest selling single in the world in 1980, leaping to the top of all the charts. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.

2018 FACE Vocal Band
A cappella rock comes to the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre with Boulder natives Face Vocal Band! Face is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado who have been captivating audiences for fifteen years with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance. Beloved in their home state of Colorado where their reviews boast no shortage of superlatives, Face regularly performs for packed houses in classic venues such as Paramount Theatre, Boulder Theater, Soiled Dove Underground, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Pepsi Center and Mile High Stadium.

Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene and Davina & the Vagabonds
Rockabilly favorites, Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene return for a summer concert with hot jazz experts, Davina & the Vagabonds. Since the release of their debut album Let's Do This Thing in 2015, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene have taken the national roots music scene by storm, spending much of the past three years touring North America. The Crime Scene is now infamous for their no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-metal live shows and their reputation has landed them on some of the best stages, shows and festivals throughout the US.

Poco, Orleans and Pure Prairie League
Revisit classic 70s pop rock with a summer concert by Poco, Orleans, and Pure Prairie League! POCO, originally formed by Jim Messina, Richie Furray and Rusty Young after the breakup of Buffalo Springfield in 1968. They are best known for the hits “Crazy Love”, “Call it Love” and “Keep on Tryin”.

Pure Prairie League hit the scene in the late 60’s and was skyrocketed to popularity with their hit country rock song “Aimee” as well as “That’ll be The Day” and “Let me Love You Tonight.

Orleans is best known for the hits “Dance With Me”, “Still The One” and “Love Takes Time” Orleans has been going strong since 1972. Orleans is currently led by Original Vocalist, Guitarist and Songwriter John Hall.

An Evening Under the Stars with Colorado Ballet
Join Colorado Ballet at the Arvada Center for An Evening Under the Stars. The program features ballet excerpts from classical and contemporary favorites, followed by a performance of Brief Fling by choreographer Twyla Tharp. The title references both the traditional Scottish dance and a short-lived romance. Isaac Mizrahi’s tartan costumes divide the dancers into clans of blue, red, green and off-white. The score by Michel Colombier intersperses Percy Grainger’s sunny interpretations of traditional melodies from the United Kingdom with an ominous electronic score. Don’t miss this enchanting evening with beautiful music and dancing, starring Colorado Ballet.