Rad Things To Do

Rad Things to Do - June 2024

Austin Nettleton

In what felt like an endless winter, summer will make its debut June 20 and the month is filled with an array of events, concerts and more! The Juneteenth Music Festival kicks off the season with a two-day music festival, followed by the nationally renown Denver PrideFest, not to mention a plethora of concerts that include some of the world’s most famous artists and bands, all headlined by none other than The Rolling Stones.

Grab your fare and head to your nearest bus stop or rail station and check out all the Rad Things to Do this month!

NOTE: Due to impacts from the ongoing Downtown Rail Reconstruction Project, bus and rail services downtown are limited through mid-September. D and H lines are being detoured to Union Station, while L Line service has been suspended. The Free MetroRide has been temporarily reinstated for the duration of the Downtown Rail Reconstruction Project. Learn all the details at rtd-denver.com/railproject.

Marquee events

June 15-16: Juneteenth Music Festival

Denver is proud to host one of the nation's largest and most prominent Juneteenth celebrations. The Juneteenth Music Festival takes place in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, celebrating the Black community and honoring Juneteenth, the day when the last of the nation’s enslaved people got word of their freedom.

It is a weekend filled with music, education and celebration, all free to attend. Don’t forget to catch the parade on June 15!

Head over to juneteenthmusicfestival.com to learn more.

June 15: Denver Ska Fest

Ska is not dead, and to prove it, some of the most legendary bands of the genre are setting up shop at Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex and performing at the Denver Ska Fest on June 15! Jump on the Free MallRide over to 15th and Champa streets and head three blocks west to catch live performances by Sorry Sweetheart, Joystick, Kill Lincoln, Potato Pirates, Planet Smasher and Five Iron Frenzy, all co-headlined by two bands that put ska on the map in the 1990s and early-2000s: Goldfinger and Less Than Jake.
Grab tickets today at axs.com!

June 22-24: Denver Pride

It’s time to get fabulous! Denver’s famous PrideFest returns for its 50th anniversary June 22-24 at Civic Center Park! This year’s festival seeks to be the best yet. Head over to Civic Center Park via any Civic Center Station-bound bus route and enjoy the iconic Pride parade, Pride 5K run, live music, food, and over 250 exhibitors as Denver comes together to celebrate everything LGBTQIA+ and make progress toward an inclusive future for all.

Visit denverpride.org for more details.


It’s been a few years since the sports calendar has been this quiet in June. After early playoff exits from the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche, the sports calendar is looking a bit light, but what remains on the calendar promises to be a great time for all, with a very long Rockies homestand headlined by an international soccer match between two behemoths in Mexico and Uruguay clashing at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium.

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

International soccer:

June 5: Mexico vs. Uruguay

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

Colorado Rockies (MLB):

  • June 5: vs. Cincinnati Reds
  • June 14-16: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
  • June 17-20: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • June 21-23: vs. Washington Nationals


The 2000s were a special time in music for millennials growing up. It was a time when emo music dominated airwaves and music video channels, Warped Tour was the summer spotlight for the outcasts, and every sports and racing video game had a deluge of emo and pop punk hits.

While millennials may be in their 30s and 40s now, this month will feel like peak 2000s’ high school with bands such as Blink-182, Pierce The Veil, Taking Back Sunday, Say Anything, Hawthorne Heights, Anberlin, Armor For Sleep, Emery, A Skylit Drive and Motion City Soundtrack passing through Denver’s finest music venues. Wearing eyeliner is strongly encouraged.

While emo and pop punk may take over the calendar more than teens occupying Park Meadows Mall on a Saturday, there is still plenty to offer for those who enjoy other genres. This month’s calendar is loaded with incredible artists and bands, such as Zach Bryan, Morgan Wallen, Russ, Janet Jackson, Megan Thee Stallion, Foreigner, Styx, Vanilla Ice, New Kids On The Block, and Paula Abdul, to name a few, all headlined by The Rolling Stones performing their greatest hits at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium. Bring the moves like Jagger.

Check out the entire slate of concerts below and leave the driving to RTD!

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

  • June 14-15: Zach Bryan – “The Quittin’ Time Tour”
    • Support: Sierra Ferrell and Levi Turner
  • June 20: The Rolling Stones – “Stones Tour ‘24”
    • Support: Widespread Panic
  • June 27-28: Morgan Wallen – “One Night At A Time Tour 2024”
    • Support: Jon Pardi, Nate Smith and Bryan Martin

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

  • June 15: Russ – “’It Was You All Along’ North American Tour”
    • Support: 6lack and Melii
  • June 16: Janet Jackson – “Together Again”
    • Support: Nelly
  • June 17: Megan Thee Stallion – “Hot Girl Summer Tour”
    • Support: GloRilla
  • June 25: Foreigner, Styx and John Waite – “Renegades and Jukebox Heroes Tour”
  • June 27: Blink-182 – “One More Time”
    • Support: Pierce The Veil and Drain
  • June 28: New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater (accessible via the E and H lines at Arapahoe at Village Center Station)

  • June 7-8: Goose
  • June 9: Jordan Davis – “98.5 KYGO Birthday Bash”
    • Support: Mitchell Tenpenny, Chayce Beckham, Alana Springsteen, Ashley Cooke and Chase Matthew
  • June 25-26: Noah Kahan
    • Support: Jensen McRae
  • June 29: Vanilla Ice – “I Love the 90’s Tour”
    • Support: Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Zach Goode and Tag Team
  • June 30: Pixies and Modest Mouse
    • Support: Cat Power

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

  • June 6: Charles Wesley Godwin
    • Support: Cole Haney
  • June 7: Zingara – “The Code of Dreamz Tour”
    • Support: Black Carl!, Lumasi and Osyris
  • June 8: Reik
  • June 11: Tesla – “Keepin’ It Real Tor 2024”
    • Support: Kurt Deimer
  • June 12: Taking Back Sunday
    • Support: Citizen
  • June 14-15: Black Pumas
    • Support: Abraham Alexander
  • June 17: Iron & Wine – “Light Verse 2024”
    • Support: Amythyst Kiah
  • June 21: Kaivon
    • Support: K?D, AU5, Hex Cougar
  • June 22: Deathpact
    • Support: Koan Sound, Barnacle Boi, Brothel and Austeria
  • June 26: Adrianne Lenker
    • Support: Staci Foster
  • June 28: Edicion Especial
  • June 29: Robert Glasper
    • Support: Yebba

Bellco Theater (accessible via the Free MallRide at 15th and California)

  • June 5-6: Bill Burr Live
  • June 14: Shreya Ghoshal
  • June 28: Kevin James – “Owls Don’t Walk Tour”

Paramount Theatre (accessible via the Free MallRide at 17th Street and Glenarm Place)

  • June 7: Dude Dad – “On Thin Ice Comedy Tour”
  • June 8: Brincos Dieras
  • June 9: Celeste Barber – “Backup Dancer”
  • June 13: Silvestre Dangond – “’Ta Malo USA Tour”
  • June 14: The Basement Yard Experience
  • June 15: Nate Jackson – “Super Funny World Tour”
  • June 16: Todd Rundgren – “Me/We”
  • June 20: Hauser – “Rebel with a Cello”
  • June 21: Mr. Joe Jackson – “Solo * The Music of Max Champion”
  • June 22: Stephanie Miller – “Sexy Liberal Save The World Comedy Tour”
  • June 25: Mat Kearney – “Headlights Home Tour”
  • June 30: ALOK

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

  • June 14: Say Anything – “..is a real boy 20th Anniversary Tour”
    • Support: AJJ and Greet Death
  • June 21: A.C.E. – “2024 US Tour: [Rewind_US]”

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

  • June 5: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
    • Support: Blu Eye Extinction
  • June 7: Xavier Rudd – “High Times”
    • Support: Bobby Alu
  • June 12: Tab Benoit
    • Support: Sierra Green and the Giants, and Larry McCray
  • June 14: Acraze
  • June 15: Blanke – “Earth to the Stars Emergence Tour”
    • Support: 1788-L, Control Freak, Aeon Mode and Nikademis
  • June 16: Diiv
    • Support: Sasami and Glixen
  • June 18: Hot Water Music – “The 30th Anniversary Tour”
    • Support: Quicksand and Tim Barry
  • June 20: The Eric Andre Show
  • June 21: D4VD – “My House Is Not A Home Tour”
    • Support: Scott James
  • June 22: The Knocks – “Playhaus”
    • Support, Yvie Oddly, Matt Suave, Shayna P, Staxxx Navy and Misdemeanor
  • June 24: Hawthorne Heights – “20 Years of Tears”
    • Support: I See Stars, Anberlin, Armor For Sleep, Emery and This Wild Life
  • June 25: Chicano Batman
    • Support: Lido Pimienta
  • June 27: C-Kan
    • Support: Neto Peńa, Yoss Bones and Toser One
  • June 29: Murder By Death
    • Support: Wildermiss

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

  • June 8-9: Death – “The Scream of Perseverance Tour”
  • June 11: Bug Hunter and The Narcissist Cookbook
  • June 12: Chameleons
    • Supporting acts: Missing and FashioNation DJ Eli
  • June 15: Stephen Sharer – “Share the Love Tour”
  • June 22: Jade Catta-Preta, Billie Lee, Gabbie Gutierrez-Reed, Irene Tu and Hanna Jones – “The Big Happy Tour!”
  • June 24: Tensas & The Mourners – “WTF: What the Folk?”
    • Support: Crow Cavalier, The Hardly Nevers and Third Seven
  • June 26: Yachtley Crew
  • June 28: JG – “The Bonnie ‘N Clyde Experience”
    • Support: Aaliyah Shambe’ and Rachel Winnick

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

  • June 5: Avi Kaplan – “Feel Alright Tour”
    • Support: Michael Alvarado
  • June 6: Miki Berenyi Trio
    • Support: Tolhurst and Budgie
  • June 7: Pokey LaFarge
  • June 8: Bob Schneider
    • Support: The Honey Empire
  • June 9: Soen – “Memorial Tour 2024”
    • Support: Trope
  • June 14: Rally Round The Family – “The Music of Rage Against The Machine”
    • Support: Xvrs with Alissa Ann, and Tilvaro
  • June 15: Bebop Bounty Big Band – “Cowboy Bebop Live”
  • June 18: Grlwood
    • Support: May Be Fern
  • June 19: Pedro The Lion – “Santa Cruz Tour 2024”
    • Support: Squirrel Flower
  • June 21: Pony Bradshaw
  • June 22: Top Flite Empire
  • June 29: Red Fang
    • Support: Spoon Benders and Quits

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

  • June 6: Young Bedicine and Danny Blu – “The Strange Blood Tour”
    • Support: Blackcell
  • June 13: Wayne “The Train” Hancock
    • Support: Chella and the Charm
  • June 14: Artillery
    • Support: Vapor, Rivetskull, War Curse and Necropanther
  • June 16: Myke Bogan
    • Support: Footwerk
  • June 17: Sue Foley
  • June 19: Sham 69
  • June 20: Last
    • Support: Temporal Driver and Voideater
  • June 21: 2 Shadows – “Whispers from the West Tour 2024”
    • Support: No Shadows and Drop Out
  • June 22: Calabrese and Scary Black – “Colorado Goth Fest”
    • Support: Witchhands, Plague Garden, Opaque Shades, Funeral Process, Thee Coroners, Redwing Blackbird and Devoratus
  • June 23: Nerd Halen
    • Support: Hal Sparks
  • June 25: SITD
    • Support: Voicecoil and Faces Under The Mirror
  • June 26: Rob Leines
    • Support: Mary Mountains
  • June 28: A Skylit Drive – “Celebrating 15 Years of Adelphia”
    • Support: Silent Theory, Leveler and Peach Trees

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

  • June 5: Allan Rayman – “The All Allan Tour”
    • Support: Michael Lemmo
  • June 6: Strung Out
    • Support: Ignite and Mercy Music
  • June 7: Uncle Lucius
    • Support: Ryan Culwell
  • June 12: Of Montreal
    • Support: Godcaster and Tele Novella
  • June 13: Dannylux
  • June 15: D.R.I.
    • Support: Deathwish, CFX and Sack
  • June 17: Hollow Coves
    • Support: Billianne
  • June 20: Pattie Gonia – “Save Her! An Environmental Drag Show”
  • June 22: Marc Broussard – “Carencro 20th Anniversary Tour”
  • June 23: Jim Messina
  • June 28: Hostage Situation
    • Support: Bàwldy, Mile 32, Twopercent, Noetika, Leaf and Outrage
  • June 29: Gatsby’s American Dream
    • Support: Silver & Gold, and Trash

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)

  • June 8: PVRIS
    • Support: Pale Waves and Sizzy Rocket
  • June 12: From Ashes To New – “The Blackout Tour Pt. 2”
    • Support: Point North, Ekoh, Phix and Elijah
  • June 15: Sebastian Bach
  • June 17: Motion City Soundtrack – “I Am The Movie 20th Anniversary Tour”
    • Support: Prince Daddy & the Hyena, and Gully Boys
  • June 25: Kate Yeager
    • Support: Lonely Chair
  • June 28: Snails
    • Support: Chassi

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

  • June 5: Wand
    • Support: Supreme Joy
  • June 6: Ouija Macc – “Revelations Tour: Part 2”
    • Support: Darby O’Trill and 8corpses
  • June 7: RMC Mike and KrispyLife Kidd
  • June 8: JMSN
    • Support: Daniel Noah Miller
  • June 9: Cosmic Psychos – “40th Anniversary Tour”
    • Support: Zeke and Self Service
  • June 15: Hotline TNT and Rocket – “Thrasher Magazine presents: Thrasher Weekend”
  • June 16: Fenix Flexin – “Back Flexin Tour”
  • June 18: GSoul – “Pretty Lil Thing North America Tour 2024”
  • June 22: The Ongoing Concept
    • Support: Oyarsa
  • June 23: North Star Boys
  • June 25: Peach Tree Rascals
    • Support: Fig
  • June 26: Flwr Chyld and Grimm Lynn – “Café Noir”
    • Support: Thrice Groove
  • June 27: Tep No – “Bigger Than God Tour”
  • June 28: The Frickashinas
    • Support: HRZN and All Waffle Trick
  • June 29: Transviolet
    • Support: Cassidy King


Check out what’s going on this month and snag tickets to the following events at https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/.

DCPA can be accessed via the Free MallRide at 15th and Curtis streets.

Garner Galleria Theatre

  • June 12-30: “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical”

Buell Theatre

  • June 19-30: “Disney’s Frozen”
By Austin Nettleton

Goldfinger - "Superman [Live from Home]"

Everyone who grew up playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 will remember how legendary Goldfinger is, and they are going to be co-headlining Denver Ska Fest at Sculpture Park on June 15!

The Rolling Stones - "Start Me Up"

Do you have the moves like Jagger? Prove it by heading to Empower Field at Mile High Stadium June 20 to watch Mick Jagger and company perform their greatest hits!

Blink-182 - "One More Time"

No need to ask what your age is again, because Blink-182 is coming to the Ball Arena to remind you that nobody likes you when you're 23. Catch one of the most iconic pop punk bands of all time live June 27!

Modest Mouse - "Float On"

Float on down to Fiddler's Green Amphitheater via the E and H lines on June 30 to catch Modest Mouse and Pixies rock the Green!

Taking Back Sunday - "Liar (It Takes One To Know One)"

Make darn sure that you do not miss Taking Back Sunday tear down the Mission Ballroom on June 12!

Dude Dad Does Stand Up

Colorado's raddest dad, Dude Dad, takes his unique blend of sketch comedy and love of everything rad just down the road to the Paramount Theatre on June 7!

A Skylit Drive - "Those Cannons Could Sink A Ship"

Back in the days where Hot Topic reigned supreme in the alternative fashion space, California post-hardcore legends A Skylit Drive were one of the pioneers of the traditional "Screamo" sound, and now they return to Denver to celebrate 15 years of their album "Adelphia" at HQ on June 28.

Motion City Soundtrack - "My Favorite Accident"

Back in the mid-2000s, Motion City Soundtrack was everywhere. From MTV to hit video games such as "Burnout 3: Takedown" the emo quintet quickly rose to fame, and now they celebrate 20 years of "I Am The Movie" at Summit Music Hall on June 17!