As the calendar flips over to August, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre is gearing up for a month heavy on country music and culture. In addition to shows from country stars both old and new, Fiddler’s will be hosting a night of music and comedy featuring two of the biggest comedians from the South.
That’s just the beginning of what’s coming to Fiddler’s this month. In August, the amphitheater will also host the biggest alt rock festival of the summer, feature a performance from the most popular punk trio of all time and will host a special three-night stand from Colorado’s most successful band.
Below, check out our preview of the full slate of Fiddler’s Green concerts set for August and click the artist’s name to get your tickets to the show right here on AXS.com.
Alabama w/ Lee Ann Womack - Sat. Aug. 5
Founded by cousins Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook, Alabama was by far the most popular country band of the ‘80s and with over 75 million albums sold, the trio is one of the best-selling bands of all time, country or otherwise. Although the group disbanded in 2004, they’ve been playing select shows since 2011 and their headlining concert at Fiddler’s will be followed up by a special appearance by Randy Owen at the sold out “Rocky Mountain Way” concert on Aug. 13, which will feature Garth Brooks, Amy Grant & Vince Gill, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others honoring the newest class of Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductees.
Green Day w/ Catfish and the Bottlemen - Wed. Aug. 9
Now over 30 years into their career, Green Day is, by any possible metric, the most popular punk band of all time. Their 1994 major label debut Dookie ushered in the pop punk era that would define the second half of the decade and the band enjoyed a resurgence with their 2004 concept album American Idiot. To their millions of fans, Green Day remains one of the most important bands of the past two decades and their marathon concerts have earned them a reputation as a must-see live act. British rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen are slated to open.
Channel 93.3 Big Gig 2017: Blink-182 w/ Bleachers, Marian Hill, The Wind + The Wave, Dreamers and Sir Sly - Sat. Aug. 12
Channel 93.3’s Big Gig is always one of Fiddler’s biggest annual concerts and this year’s show features a decidedly new-school lineup augmented by a performance by the ‘90s OTHER major punk band, Blink-182. After Tom DeLonge spilt from the band, Blink tapped Alkaline Trio frontman and guitarist Matt Skiba for last year’s surprisingly great California. In popularity and reach, Bleachers is quickly surpassing Jack Antonoff’s other band, fun.; Marian Hill is one of the year’s biggest breakouts thanks to a prime placement of “Down” a recent Apple ad; The rootsy Austin duo The Wind + The Wave is touring in support of their new album Happiness Is Not A Place; Dreamers dropped their cleverly-titled debut This Is Not An Album last August; and the L.A.-based trio Sir Sly recently spoke to AXS.com about the challenges they faced while recording their buoyant new record Don’t You Worry, Honey.
Idina Menzel - Fri. Aug. 18
To some, Idina Menzel will always be the woman whose name John Travolta butchered during the 2014 Oscars. But for fans of Broadway, Menzel has been a familiar name for two decades. She originated the role of Maureen Johnson in Rent when the show premiered in 1996 and she won a Tony award for her role as Elphaba in the smash musical Wicked. She also voiced the character Queen Elsa in the blockbuster Disney film Frozen, becoming the first Tony award-winning actress to score a Billboard top 10 hit with “Let It Go.” Menzel will be singing many of her best-loved songs at her Fiddler’s show, along with selections off her 2016 album idina.
Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy: Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ Tour w/ Eddie Money and Foghat - Sat. Aug. 19
After touring this spring in support of their recent Netflix special “We’ve Been Thinking…”, Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy are promising a whole new show on their Backyard BBQ Tour. The unique event will mix their popular stand up comedy with musical performances from classic rockers Eddie Money and Foghat, as well as food from local barbeque restaurants and festival activities like dunk tanks, backyard games and more.
The Lumineers w/ Andrew Bird and The Cave Singers - Fri. Aug. 25 - Sun. Aug. 27
After relocating to Denver from New York City, The Lumineers became the darlings of the Mile High music scene after the multiplatinum success of their self-titled debut. The fact that they were able to replicate that success on their 2016 follow-up Cleopatra is nothing short of remarkable (with well over 6 million monthly listeners, The Lumineers are currently the 266th most popular artist in the world on Spotify). The band will be celebrating their accomplishments in front of their hometown fans with a special three-night run at the end of the month that includes opening performances from the great singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird and the Seattle folk rock band The Cave Singers.
Lady Antebellum w/ Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young - Tue. Aug. 29
Fiddler’s wraps up its August shows with a headlining set from modern country favorites Lady Antebellum. The band’s 2010 sophomore album Need You Now was one of the most successful country albums of the decade, with the title song winning Grammy Awards for Song and Record of the Year. In June, the trio released their new album Heart Break. Opener Kelsea Ballerini received a nomination for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys (read our interview with the singer by clicking here), while Brett Young picked up his first ACM Awards nomination earlier this Spring (click here for our recent interview).
Listen to all of the artists coming to Fiddler’s Green this month in the Spotify playlist embedded below.