If you live in Denver, then you know there’s never a shortage of music. You could be going to see a platinum-selling artist one night, and still have FOMO over missing a world-renowned musician playing the same night. With nearly three dozen music venues all within a 25-minute radius of Denver, it’s hard to pick and choose which shows to attend on any given night.
Summit is one of downtown Denver’s most musically-inclined venues, bringing in a range of national and local artists and bands in its 1,350-capacity main room. The venue appeals to a wide-range of audiences, bringing in a diverse set of genres with a show nearly every night of the week. Recently renovated, the 12,500-square-foot venue adds a touch of flare to the usual sports bar area of town, also attracting smaller touring acts to play in the venue’s accompanying offshoot, the Moon Room. The award-winning soundsystem, pizza shop within the venue, intimate dining area, and large full-service bar are just a few of the many reasons that Summit has become one of Denver’s most premier live music destinations.
Coming up this weekend is two jam-packed nights by Georgia-based rock quartet Perpetual Groove on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th. Billed as “Echoes Of The Mountain” weekend, Perpetual Groove will deliver two sets on Friday after a supporting performance by The Dirty Revival. The band will return on Saturday for a special, intimate unplugged happy hour in Summit’s Moon Room at 4 p.m. ahead of the night’s two headlining sets, with support from Schema Things. You can find tickets to Perpetual Groove’s performance on Friday here, Saturday happy hour here, and Saturday evening here.
Ahead of the month’s Thanksgiving events, Ann Arbor, MI-bred producer Elephante was going to headline Summit on Friday, November 22nd, but instead the show has been moved to Beta Nightclub. He’ll be spinning his dance music in the venue after support slots by PLS&TY and Jamesik. Tickets to Elephante can be found here.
If you’re looking for the best Black Friday deal, look no further. Rebelution’s Eric Rachmany will be headlining Summit on November 29th. Fill up the rest of your reggae rock cravings and see Rachmany outside of his usual Rebelution element performing his solo acoustic show. Rachmany will be donating 100% of all proceeds to The Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit organization granting clemency, expungement, and reentry to nonviolent cannabis prisoners. Tickets to Rachmany can be found here.
Want a show to warm your bones in the mid-December chills? Pink Talking Fish will combine their usual music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish, and will add a fourth spectrum of music of The Beastie Boys on Saturday, December 14th. The rock-fusion tribute quartet will be joined by DJ Logic and Denver’s The Jauntee for an epic musical evening. Tickets for Pink Talking Fish Are Beastie Boys can be found here.
Start off your 2020 right with a two-night run by Berkeley, CA-bred producer Minnesota. Out on a nationwide winter tour, Minnesota will be joined by Eastghost and Thook on Friday, January 24th for a special downtempo set, before coming back the following night on Saturday, January 25th with Thelem and Wreckno. You can find tickets to Minnesota on Friday here, and Saturday here.
If February has you feeling the love, get a night out with some smooth and sultry R&B beats by Sango. Playing Saturday, February 15th with support from Savon, you’ll ease your soul with his downtempo hip-hop melodies for a smooth-sailing evening. Tickets to his show can be found here.
Rocking out a week later on Sunday, February 23rd is Led Zeppelin 2. Rooted in Chicago, the classic rock tribute four-piece begin their 50th Anniversary Celebration tour of the original band in January and will stop at Denver’s Summit re-enacting the live improvisation of Led Zeppelin for a blast-to-the-past rock concert. Tickets to the show can be found here.
For a full list of upcoming shows at Summit, visit the venue’s website.