Rad Things (to) Do - Zero Fare for Better Air 2023

Zero Fare for Better Air continues this month! With all RTD services offered at zero fare, it has never been a better time to use RTD to get to the incredible number of concerts, plays and sports taking place in the 303 during the rest of August.


As Red Skull once said in the hit movie “Avengers: Infinity War,” “A soul for a soul.” In this case, in order to pack the calendar completely full with so many concerts, sports had to be sacrificed.

Baseball is about the only major sporting event happening within the immediate area of a stop or station during ZFBA, with the Rockies taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks Aug. 14-16, the Chicago White Sox Aug. 18-20 and the Atlanta Braves Aug. 28-30 as they try to wind down the season with some positive notes.

Coors Field is a short three-block walk from Union Station, accessible via any Union Station-bound bus route and rail line.


While the Taylor Swift era has come to an end here in Denver, there concert schedule still remains completely packed during the rest of August, with notable concerts such as Ed Sheeran, NF, Foeigner, Weezer and much more.

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

  • Aug. 19: Ed Sheeran (pop) - +-=÷x Tour

Ball Arena (accessible via E and W lines at Ball Arena•Elitch Gardens Station) 

  • Aug. 12: NF and Cordae (rap/hip-hop) – Hope Tour
  • Aug. 15: Lil Baby (rap/hip-hop) – It’s Only Us Tour
  • Aug. 16: Foreigner (rock) – The Historic Farewell Tour
  • Aug. 17: Carin Leon (Latin) – Colmillo De Leche Tour
  • Aug. 18: Sam Smith (pop)
  • Aug. 19: Thomas Rhett (country) – Home Team Tour 2023
  • Aug. 23: Pantera (metal)
  • Aug. 26: Lil Durk (rap/hip-hop) – Sorry For The Drought Tour
  • Aug. 29: LL Cool J (rap/hip-hop) – The F.O.R.C.E. Live Tour

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

Fiddler's Green Amphitheater at sunset
Bring Me The Horizon (metalcore) performs at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater earlier in July.
  • Aug. 7: 103.5 The Fox presents Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker (rock)
  • Aug. 8: 107.9 KBPI presents Ghost (hard rock/metal): Re-Imperatour USA with Amon Amarth (metal)
  • Aug. 26: Mudvayne: The Psychotherapy Sessions Tour featuring Coal Chamber, GWAR, Nonpoint and Butcher Babies (metal)
  • Aug. 28: Channel 93.3 presents Weezer, Spoon and White Reaper (rock/alternative)
  • Aug. 30: Goo Goo Dolls and O.A.R.: The Big Night Out Tour (pop rock/alternative)

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

  • Aug. 25: Corey Taylor (hard rock)

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

  • Aug 10: Pecos & The Rooftops (rock)
  • Aug. 11: Spag heddy, Soltan, Dr Ushuu and Grail Sounds (EDM)
  • Aug. 12: JVKE – What Tour Feels Like with Hariz and Maisy Kay (pop)
  • Aug. 15: The Juno Show starring Juno Birch (comedy/musical)
  • Aug. 21: Extreme (metal) – Thicker Than Blood Tour with Living Colour (rock)
  • Aug. 25: Thee Sacred Souls (soul)
  • Aug. 27: Kamelot – Awaken The World Tour with Battle Beast and Xandria (metal)
  • Aug. 29: Poppy (metal/pop) & PVRIS (pop rock) – Godless/Goddess Tour

Gothic Theatre (accessible via the Route 0 at South Broadway and Eastman Avenue)

  • Aug. 12: Channel 93.3 presents Punk Tacos featuring The Potato Pirates (punk/metal), Axeslasher (metal), Pitch Invasion (punk) and Eyes of Salt (punk/hardcore)
  • Aug. 17: Coco Jones – What I Didn’t Tell You Tour with Ebony Riley (R&B)
  • Aug. 18: Cirith Ungol, Night Demon, Castle Rat and Chamber Mage (death metal)
  • Aug. 20: Read Southall Band with Wight Lighters (rock/country)
  • Aug. 23: Kings Kaleidoscope, Tyson Motsenbocker and Paul Whitacre (indie/alternative)
  • Aug. 25: Gavin DeGraw (pop)
  • Aug. 27: Tessa Violet – My God! Tour with Frances Forever (alternative/rock)
  • Aug. 29: Ocean Alley – North America Tour 2023 with Juice (alternative/rock)

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

  • Aug. 11-12: The National – First Two Pages of Frankenstein Tour with The Beths (indie/rock)
  • Aug. 17: Flogging Molly – Summer Tour 2023 with The Bronx and Vandoliers (punk/rock)
  • Aug. 18: Dominic Fike (pop)
  • Aug. 29: Moneybagg Yo with Luh Tyler and YTB Fatt (rap/hip-hop)

Paramount Theatre (accessible via the Free MallRide at 15th/17th and Glenarm Place or D or L lines at 16th•California Station)  

  • Aug. 10: The Marshall Tucker Band (country/rock)
  • Aug. 11: 97.3 KBCO presents Tower of Power (R&B/soul)
  • Aug. 12: Please Don’t Destroy (comedy)
  • Aug. 18: Ed Sheeran (pop)
  • Aug. 25: Kansas (rock) – Another Fork in the Road 50th Anniversary Tour
  • Aug. 26: The Bald and The Beautiful (podcast)
  • Aug. 30: The State (comedy) – Breakin’ Hearts & Dippin’ Balls Tour

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

  • Aug. 8: Band-Maid (Japanese metal)
  • Aug. 9: Blessthefall (metalcore) – Hollow Bodies 10 Year Anniversary Tour with Caskets (post-hardcore), Kingdom of Giants (metalcore) and Dragged Under (pop punk/metal)  
  • Aug. 11: Space Wizard and YDG (EDM)
  • Aug. 13: Soulja Boy (rap/hip-hop)
  • Aug. 17: Bop to the Top featuring Lucas Grabeel and Life By Michael (EDM)
  • Aug. 18: Less Than Jake – Welcome to Rockview Tour 2023 with The Toasters and Devon Kay and the Solutions (punk)
  • Aug. 29: City and Colour (alternative)

Marquis Theatre (accessible via the Route 52 or RX at 20th and Larimer streets)

  • Aug. 8: Hail the Sun (post-hardcore) – The Divine Inner Tension Tour
  • Aug. 10: PTS! (pop punk/rap) – Truth is in the Glitter Tour
  • Aug. 11: Spitalfield – Remember Right Now 20 Tour
  • Aug. 12: Gel (hardcore/punk)
  • Aug. 13: Mike Mains & the Branches (indie)
  • Aug. 14: Bully (rock)
  • Aug. 25: 88.5 KGNU presents Surprise Chef (R&B)
  • Aug. 26: Jkyl & Hyde (EDM)


After spending some time at the movie theaters watching “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” this month, head downtown to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) and enjoy some live productions, including the world-famous “Wicked,” Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” and a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Catch any D or H line train to Theatre District•Convention Center Station, and enjoy the shows.

Garner Galleria Theatre

  • “Miss Rhythm – The Legend of Ruth Brown”
    • Multiple shows weekly through October

Buell Theatre

  • “Wicked”
    • Multiple shows weekly through Aug. 25
  • “Jagged Little Pill”
    • Aug. 16-27

Kilstrom Theatre

  • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
    • Aug. 17-Sept. 2