Rad Things To Do

Rad Things (to) Do - April 2024

Austin Nettleton

The meteorologists on TV may say it’s spring, but Coloradans know that it’s actually “spring of deception,” one of Colorado’s unofficial 12 seasons, three of which exist entirely in April (“spring of deception,” “third winter,” and “The Pollening”).

While Coloradan April tries to determine exactly what season it really wants to be, the 303 is proceeding with another stacked month of concerts and sports, headlined by the Colorado Rockies kicking off their homestand April 5. Snag your RTD tickets and check out all the Rad Things (to) Do this month near bus stops and train stations!

Marquee events

April 5: Colorado Rockies Opening Day

The unofficial kickoff of the summer begins Friday when the Colorado Rockies have their first home game of the season against the Tampa Bay Rays. Head to Coors Field by catching any Union Station-bound bus or train to enjoy a great day of baseball, hot dogs and brews (and, hopefully a Rockies win)!

April 21-22: Miku EXPO 2024 presented by Crunchyroll

The world’s biggest virtual anime superstar, Hatsune Miku, is heading to the Mission Ballroom for a two-night performance featuring her greatest hits. In addition to the concert, attendees can enjoy exhibits from local and Japanese artists, workshops and other sub-events.

Hatsune Miku fans can catch the A Line to 38th•Blake Station to enjoy the show.

April 27: Monster Jam at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium

Empower Field at Mile High Stadium turns into a freestyle park of destruction and chaos April 27 as Monster Jam comes roaring into Denver. Monster Jam’s premier class takes to the dirt as the drivers compete for the Monster Jam championship.

Take the E and W lines to Empower Field at Mile High Stadium April 27 and watch the chaos unfold.


Hear that? That’s the sound of the grills firing up at Coors Field and the smells of summer begin emitting from the ballpark. That’s right, the Colorado Rockies are back in business and are looking for redemption after several lackluster seasons. Please Rockies, be decent this season.

The excitement for another Rockies season is exacerbated by both the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche punching their tickets to their respective playoffs once again. It’s about clinching their seeds now. The Avs look to redeem themselves after a first-round exit from last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, while the Nuggets aim to defend their 2023 NBA Championship and keep the Larry O’Brien Trophy here in the Mile High City.

It's a good time to be a Denver sports fan, so catch a bus or train downtown and enjoy some mile high action.

Empower Field at Mile High Stadium (accessible via the E and W lines at Empower Field at Mile High Station)

  • April 27: Monster Jam

Ball Arena (accessible via the E and W lines at Ball Arena·Elitch Gardens Station, as well as Routes 1, 15L and 20 at Auraria Parkway and 9th Street)

Colorado Avalanche (NHL):

  • April 7: vs. Dallas Stars
  • April 9: vs. Minnesota Wild
  • April 13: vs. Winnipeg Jets
  • April 18: vs. Edmonton Oilers

Denver Nuggets (NBA):

  • April 6: vs. Atlanta Hawks
  • April 10: vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Colorado Mammoth (NLL):

  • April 5: vs. Buffalo Bandits
  • April 12: vs. Philadelphia Wings

Coors Field (accessible via any Union Station-bound bus or train)

Colorado Rockies

  • April 5-7: vs. Tampa Bay Rays (home opener)
  • April 8-10: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
  • April 19-21: vs. Seattle Mariners
  • April 22-25: vs. San Diego Padres
  • April 27-28: vs. Houston Astros


April’s sending off the winter indoor concert season out with an absolute (head)bang. In particular, Denver’s metalheads, punks, emos and hard rockers are in for an absolute auditory feast this month, with notable bands such as Slaughter to Prevail, Starset, MXPX, The Ghost Inside, Black Veil Brides, SiM, Between the Buried and Me, Upon A Burning Body and Bayside rocking out the 303, just to name a few. Other notable concerts include I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, Peter Frampton, The Black Crowes, William Black, Hunter Hayes, Augustana, Set It Off and The Veronicas, all headlined by country music icon Tim McGraw, performing the sole concert this month at Ball Arena.

It's going to be a good one, folks. Check out all the concerts this month at the featured venues below.

Ball Arena (accessible via the E and W lines at Ball Arena·Elitch Gardens Station, as well as Routes 1, 15L and 20 at Auraria Parkway and 9th Street)

  • April 4: Tim McGraw – “Standing Room Only Tour 2024”

Mission Ballroom (accessible via the A Line at 38th·Blake Station)

  • April 7: Peter Frampton – “Never Ever Say Never Tour”
  • April 11: Niko Moon – “The Better Days Tour 2024”
    • Supporting act: Redferrin
  • April 13: Dr. Fresch and Habstrakt
    • Supporting acts: 4B, JSTJR, Chyl, Zero, AK Renny and Noises
  • April 19: Kai Wachi – “Morphosia Tour”
    • Supporting acts: Must Die!, Yosuf, Prosecute and Nimda
  • April 20: Inzo – “Inzo Presents: Visionquest at Mission Ballroom”
    • Supporting acts: Smoakland, Chmura, Heyz and Blookah
  • April 21-22: Hatsune Miko – “Miku Expo 2024 North America presented by Crunchyroll”
  • April 26-27: Chris Lake
  • April 30: Slaughter to Prevail
    • Supporting act: Kublai Khan TX

Bellco Theater (accessible via the D, H and L lines at Theatre District·Convention Center Station and via the Free MallRide at 15th and Curtis streets)

  • April 5-7: Matt Rife – “ProbleMATTic World Tour
  • April 20: Ambassador “Sully” Sullenberger
  • April 30: Dr. Jordan B. Peterson – “We Who Wrestle with God Tour”

Paramount Theatre (accessible via the D, H and L lines at 16th·California Station or the Free MallRide at 17th Street and Glenarm Place)

  • April 4: Trey Kennedy – “Grow Up”
  • April 5: Ronny Chieng – “The Love To Hate It Tour”
  • April 6: Justina Willman – “Magic For Humans In Person”
  • April 7: Steve Treviño – “Good Life Tour”
  • April 13: Demetri Martin
  • April 14: Andres Cepeda – “Tengo Ganas Tour”
  • April 15: Godsmack – “Vibez Tour: An Intimate Evening with Godsmack”
  • April 19: Bored Teachers – “We Can’t Make This Stuff Up!”
  • April 20: Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
  • April 21: Sofia Niño de Rivera – “Gira 2024”
  • April 23: Bruce Hornsby and yMusic – “BrhyM”
  • April 25: Home Free – “Crazy(er) Life Tour”
  • April 26: Jose Gonzalez
  • April 27: Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees

Fillmore Auditorium (accessible via Route 15 at Colfax Avenue and Emerson Street or Colfax Avenue and Clarkson Street)

  • April 8: The Black Crowes
  • April 19: Steel Panther – “On the Prowl World Tour”
  • April 20: Starset – “Immersion: The Final Chapter”
  • April 25: Benson Boone – “Fireworks and Rollerblades World Tour”
  • April 27: Bayside – “The Worse Things Than Being Alive Tour”
    • Supporting acts: Finch, Armor For Sleep and Winona Fighter

Ogden Theatre (accessible via Route 15 at Colfax Avenue and Emerson Street or Colfax Avenue and Clarkson Street)

  • April 5: MXPX
    • Supporting acts: Five Iron Frenzy and The Ataris
  • April 6: Tripp St.
    • Supporting acts: Spoonbill, Mindex, Maxfield and Kuhlin
  • April 11: Neutro Shorty – “Alien Life North America 2024”
  • April 12: William Black
    • Supporting acts: Haliene and Nikademis
  • April 16: I Don’t Know How But They Found Me
    • Supporting act: Benches
  • April 17: Jungle
    • Supporting act: Neil Frances
  • April 18: GZA and Kota the Friend
  • April 19: Dombresky – “Dombresky presents: ‘Lift Off’”
    • Supporting acts: Westend and Jaded
  • April 20: Chris Webby
    • Supporting acts: Ekoh, Dropout Kings, Grieves and Ryan Oaks
  • April 21: The Ghost Inside
    • Supporting acts: Paleface Swiss, Bleed From Within and Great American Ghost
  • April 23: Thy Art Is Murder – “Godlike United States Tour 2024”
    • Supporting acts: Angelmaker, Signs of the Swarm and Snuffed on Sight
  • April 27: Infekt
    • Supporting acts: Ubur, Phiso, Bommer, Mad Dubz, Hamro and Arbityr
  • April 29: Black Veil Brides – “Bleeders Tour 2024”
    • Supporting acts: Dark Divine, Ghostkid and Creeper

Oriental Theater (accessible via Route 44 at West 44th Avenue and Tennyson Street)

  • April 5: Steve Hofstetter
  • April 14: Jinx Jones All-Star Band
  • April 16: Noize MC
    • Supporting act: Swan Lake
  • April 18: Corb Lund
  • April 19: The Six Million Dollar Band
  • April 20: Alpha Wolf – “Half Living Things Tour”
    • Supporting acts: Emmure, UnityTX and Chamber
  • April 23: Wind Rose
    • Supporting act: Xandria
  • April 24: Doyle and Otep
    • Supporting act: Red Devil Vortex
  • April 25: She Past Away
    • Supporting acts: Ultra Sun and Hex Cassette
  • April 26: Jiaoying Summers
  • April 28: Old Blind Dogs
    • Supporting act: Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald
  • April 30: The Beatnuts
    • Supporting acts: MC Dent and DJ Chonz

Bluebird Theater (accessible via Route 15 at Colfax Avenue and Cook Street)

  • April 4: Charlie Parr
    • Supporting act: Anna Tivel
  • April 5: The Fretliners
    • Supporting act: Tray Wellington Band
  • April 6: Mike Doughty and Ghost of Vroom
  • April 10: Noahfinnce
    • Supporting acts: Chase Petra, TX2 and Teenage Joans
  • April 11: Katie Pruitt – “Mantras Tour
    • Supporting act: Jack Van Cleaf
  • April 12: Cyclops
    • Supporting act: Soltan
  • April 13: Selena Por Vida – “Prom”
  • April 14: Slothrust – “’Of Course You Did’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour”
    • Supporting acts: Weakened Friends and Mr. Atomic
  • April 18: Bendigo Fletcher
  • April 20: Shadowgrass
    • Supporting act: Jake Leg
  • April 21: Dead Poet Society – “The Fission Tour”
  • April 22: Iniko – “The Awakening Tour”
  • April 23: No Vacation
    • Supporting act: Luna Li
  • April 25: ((( O )))
  • April 26: Mport
    • Supporting acts: Nyquist, Twopercent and Skinny Limbs
  • April 27: The Strumbellas
    • Supporting acts: Cece Coakley
  • April 29: Augustana – “Something Beautiful Tour”
    • Supporting act: Verygently
  • April 30: Mike
    • Supporting acts: 454, Niontay and El Cousteau

HQ (accessible via Route 0 at South Broadway and West Bayaud Avenue)

  • April 3: Flotsam and Jetsam – “Blood in the Water Tour 2024”
    • Supporting acts: Condemned to Burn and Acid Sentence
  • April 5: Leveler and Fateseeker
    • Supporting acts: Spacecorpse and Skindancer
  • April 7: Scott H. Biram
  • April 9: Kate Clover
    • Supporting acts: The Black Gloves and Vashon Seed
  • April 10: Upon A Burning Body
    • Supporting acts: The Browning, Vctms, Hollow Front and Boundaries
  • April 11: Devin the Dude – “Whole New Ballgame Tour”
  • April 14: Cönaxx, Chamber Mage and Sköldvägg
  • April 15: Julien-K and Priest – “The Neon Chronicles Tour”
    • Supporting act: Plague Garden
  • April 17: Total Chaos – “The Bandas Cabronas Tour”
    • Supporting acts: Piñata Protest and Acidez
  • April 18: Weathered Statues, Witch Hands and Cemetery Siren
  • April 19: Igor and the Red Elvises
    • Supporting acts: Graveyard People and Probe
  • April 20: Wingwalker, Cherry Spit and Meat Buzz
  • April 23: Firewind – “Stand United In America Tour 2024”
    • Supporting acts: Edge of Paradise and Immortal Guardian
  • April 25: Rico Predicate, Insipidus and Particle Whip
  • April 28: CD Ghost – “North American Tour 2024”
  • April 29: Violent Vira – “Lover of a Ghost Tour”
    • Supporting acts: Alexis Munroe and Max Diaz

Gothic Theatre (accessible via Route 0 at South Broadway and Eastman Avenue, or South Broadway and West Floyd Avenue)

  • April 3: Queensrÿche
    • Supporting act: Armored Saint
  • April 5: Dirty Loops
    • Supporting act: Kaitlyn Williams
  • April 12: Geoff Tate
    • Supporting act: Fire and Water
  • April 12: Elderbrook
  • April 13: Willow Pill – “God’s Child”
  • April 16-17: The Mountain Goats
    • Supporting act: Katy Kirby
  • April 18: Helmet – “Look Left Tour”
    • Supporting act: Cro-Mags
  • April 19: Insomnium
    • Supporting acts: Omnium Gatherum and Wilderun
  • April 20: Old 97’s
    • Supporting act: Holler Choir
  • April 23: Giant Rooks – “How Have You Been? The Tour”
    • Supporting act: Friedberg
  • April 27: Mickey Darling
    • Supporting acts: Nick Wagen and Benten
  • April 30: Smash Into Pieces
    • Supporting act: Versus Me

Summit Music Hall (accessible via Routes 0, 9, 15 and 20 at 18th and Blake streets, or via Route 52 at 20th and Blake streets)

  • April 4: Between the Buried and Me – “The Colors Experience”
    • Supporting act: The Acacia Strain
  • April 6: Kublai Khan TX
    • Supporting acts: Sunami, Judiciary and Momentum
  • April 7: Set It Off – “Deathless Tour”
    • Supporting acts: Crown The Empire, Caskets and DeathbyRomy
  • April 8: Sampha
  • April 9: Filth Is Eternal
  • April 10: The Veronicas – “Gothic Summer Tour”
    • Supporting act: Jesse Jo Stark
  • April 11: The Crystal Method and Rabbit In The Moon
  • April 13: Spanish Love Songs and Oso Oso
    • Supporting acts: Sydney Sprague and Worry Club
  • April 16: Hardrock
    • Supporting acts: 100packsavy and 1kcxxpe
  • April 19: Xavier Wulf
  • April 21: Mali Velasquez
    • Supporting acts: Frail Talk and Isadora Eden
  • April 23: Beach Weather and Smallpools
    • Supporting acts: Almost Monday and Rec Hall
  • April 24: Hunter Hayes – “Flying Solo Tour: Season 2”
    • Supporting act: Queeva
  • April 26: División Minúscula and Jumbo – “U.S. Tour 2024”
  • April 27: Citizen Soldier – “Group Therapy Tour”
    • Supporting acts: Icon For Hire and Halocene
  • April 28: Chris Renzema – “Manna Tour”
    • Supporting act: Citizens
  • April 29: SiM – “PLAYDEAD World Tour”
    • Supporting acts: Fame On Fire and Within Destruction
  • April 30: Dreamwake
    • Supporting acts: Fighting the Phoenix, Voidatlas and Burning Through Fire

Marquis Theatre (accessible via Routes 52 and RX at 20th and Larimer streets, or via Route 38 at Larimer and 21st streets)

  • April 3: Willis
    • Supporting act: Toledo
  • April 5: Mindz Eye
    • Supporting acts: Wolfblitzer, Lucked Out, Time X Heist and Writheinfear
  • April 10: Daniel, Me Estás Matando
  • April 11: Raven
    • Supporting acts: Lutharo, Vicious Rumors and Wicked
  • April 13: Bella Dose
    • Supporting act: Reiki
  • April 15: Nonpoint
    • Supporting acts: Phil Mauro and Hed P.E.
  • April 19: Nascar Aloe
    • Supporting acts; Emotional Xan and Walt
  • April 20: Driveways
    • Supporting acts: Rematch, Suitable Miss and Years Down
  • April 21: Madds Buckley and Addison Grace
  • April 22: Vs Self
    • Supporting act: Knumears
  • April 23: Unprocessed
    • Supporting acts: Red Handed Denial and Under Auburn Skies
  • April 25: Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties
    • Supporting act: Pile of Love
  • April 26: Cheekface
    • Supporting act: Yungatita
  • April 27: Wild Party
    • Supporting acts: Fox Royale and Robot Tennis Club
  • April 30: bbymutha
    • Supporting act: Fly Anakin


The thespians can’t let musicians have all the fun this month. Check out what’s going on this month below and snag tickets to the following events at https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/.

DCPA can be accessed via the D, H and L lines at Theatre District·Convention Center Station and via the Free MallRide at 15th and Curtis streets.

Buell Theatre

  • April 10-28: MJ

Wolf Theatre

  • April 5-30: Emma

Singleton Theatre

  • April 19-30: Where Did We Sit on the Bus?
By Austin Nettleton

Tim McGraw - "Standing Room Only"

Country music icon Tim McGraw performs his legendary catalog of hits and new releases at Ball Arena April 4.

Trey Kennedy - "'Are You For Real?' Stand-up Special"

Trey Kennedy, one of social media's most popular comedians, performs his new stand-up special, "Grow Up," at the Paramount Theatre April 4.

Starset - "Devolution"

Science fiction-inspired hard rock band, Starset, shares their own homebrew universe, featuring their greatest hits such as "My Demons," "Carnivore," and "Manifest," with the Fillmore April 20!


Visionary alternative/indie artist Dallon Weekes, known by his stage name "I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME," brings the "Gloom Division" tour to the Ogden April 16.

Augustana - "Boston"

Anyone who grew up in the 2000s remembers Augustana dominating the airwaves with their hit song "Boston," and the band returns to Denver April 29 at the Bluebird Theater to perform songs old and new.

Hunter Hayes - "Tell Me"

Country Music Awards-winning artist Hunter Hayes makes his anticipated return to Denver's Summit Music Hall on April 24.