While Labor Day may be the unofficial end to summer in our humanly world, the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre plays by Mother Nature’s rules and she says that there’s still almost a month of summer left. That means there’s plenty of great concerts coming up at Red Rocks in September. The ninth month of the year is always a big one for live electronica, but it also features some great singer-songwriters, reggae, funk and classic rock. Here is your Red Rocks 2017 September concert calendar.
Getting the month and Labor Day weekend started off right, future funk producer GRiZ will be performing at Red Rocks Sept. 1 & 2. But the Labor Day dance party doesn’t stop there, the Mad Decent Block Party descends on Red Rocks Sept. 3 featuring Major Lazer, Alison Wonderland, Cashmere Cat and more. Labor Day proper (Sept. 4) will see a performance by legendary classic rock band Foreigner to round out your holiday weekend.
Songwriter extraordinaire Jason Isbell and his ace band the 400 Unit hit The Rocks on Thursday, Sept. 7 ahead of a three-night run (Sept. 8-10) for jamtronica band STS9, who are celebrating 20 years at the famed venue. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about tornados in the Rocky Mountains but you can still see them in a mountain setting when “Twister” comes to the Film on the Rocks series on Sept 11.
California-based reggae band Rebelution kick off the first of two eclectic weekends starting Friday, Sept. 15 ahead of live electronic act Lotus on Sept. 16 and British rockers Muse on Sept. 17. The next weekend starts early on Thursday, Sept. 21 with premier Led Zeppelin tribute act Get the Led Out. Southern rockers JJ Grey & Mofro will take you down home on Sept. 22 and it just wouldn’t be Red Rocks without a little bluegrass. Sept. 23 will see jamgrassers Greensky Bluegrass hit The Rocks. If it’s a little funk and reggae you’re looking for, look no further: New Orleans funk outfit Galactic are teaming up with California-based reggae rockers Pepper for a co-headline.
The last week of September is a doozy. The week gets underway Monday, Sept. 25 with country rocker Sturgill Simpson. Everybody’s favorite cartoon band is back! Gorillaz hit Red Rocks Sept. 26. Indie rockers Fleet Foxes will perform Sept. 27. Fittingly, Colorado’s own live electronic duo Big Gigantic will close out the month Sept. 29 & 30 with their annual Rowdytown celebration.
You can find a full list of September concerts at Red Rocks below. Enjoy your September on The Rocks!
Fri. Sept. 1 - GRiZ Live Bnad w/ Barclay Crenshaw, The Funk Hunters, Falcon Punch (Sold Out)
Sat. Sept 2 - GRiZ w/ Brasstracks, Jnthn Stein, Falcon Punch (Sold Out)
Sun. Sept. 2 - Mad Decent Block Party ft. Major Lazer, Alison Wonderland, Cashmere Cat, Cheat Codes, Omar Souleyman, Slumberjack (Tickets)
Mon. Sept. 4 - Foreigner w/Cheap Trick (Tickets)
Tue. Sept. 5 - Chris Tomlin & Friends (Tickets)
Wed. Sept. 6 - Chris Tomlin (Tickets)
Thur. Sept. 7 - Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit (Tickets)
Fri. Sept. 8 - STS9 w/ Nightmares On Wax (DJ SET), El Ten Eleven, Moon Boots (Tickets)
Sat. Sept. 9 - STS9 w/ Nightmares On Wax (DJ SET), El Ten Eleven, Moon Boots (Tickets)
Sun. Sept. 10 - STS9 w/ TroyBoi, LTJ Bukem Feat. Armanni Reign, Soul Clap (Tickets)
Mon. Sept 11 - Film on the Rocks "Twister" (Tickets)
Tue. Sept. 12 - Nickelback w/Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest (Tickets)
Thur. Sept. 14 - Aobve & Beyond (Sold Out)
Fri. Sept. 15 - Rebelution w/ Nahko and Medicine for the People, Hirie (Tickets)
Sat. Sept. 16 - Lotus (Tickets)
Sun. Sept. 17 - Muse w/Thirty Seconds To Mars, PVRIS (Tickets)
Mon. Sept. 18 - Muse w/30 Seconds to Mars (Tickets)
Tue. Sept. 19 - Worship on the Rocks w/ UP, Josh Garrels, Sean Feucht (Tickets)
Wed. Sept. 20 - NEEDTOBREATHE w/Gavin DeGraw, The New Respects (Tickets)
Thurs. Sept 21 - Get The Led Out (Tickets)
Fri. Sept. 22 - JJ Grey & Mofro w/The Magpie Salute, North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne (Tickets)
Sat. Sept. 23 - Greensky Bluegrass w/ Fruition (Tickets)
Sun. Sept 24 - Galactic & Pepper w/Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth (Tickets)
Mon. Sept 25 - Sturgill Simpson (Tickets)
Tue. Sept. 26 - Gorillaz w/Vince Staples (Tickets)
Wed. Sept 27 - Fleet Foxes w/Beach House (Tickets)
Fri. Sept. 29 Big Gigantic's Rowdytown VI (Tickets)
Sat. Sept. 30 Big Gigantic's Rowdytown VI (Tickets)