The best concerts in Denver over New Year’s Eve

While there are a number of New Year’s parties going on this weekend, there are also many concerts, including Decadence, two nights off BoomBox at the Ogden Theater, De La Soul with Talib Kweli in Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Railway Earth in the Fillmore Auditorium, Fear at the Gothic Theater, and Lee Fields & the Expressions at the Bluebird Theater.

Here are the best concerts in Denver this weekend:

Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 at 21.00
Ogden Theater, 935 East Colfax Avenue
$ 37.50- $ 45

Electronic duo BoomBox playing two nights with Backbeat Brass. Openers are JackLNDN (DJ set) on Friday and Gene Farris on Saturday.

Thursday 30 December and Friday 31 December at 18.30
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street
One-day ticket $ 135- $ 175 / two-day card $ 270- $ 350

These long-running New Year’s parties include some of the biggest names in EDM. This year, the event features two nights Adventure Club, B2B Bear Grillz, Alan Walker, ALESSO, Chris Lake, DJ Snake, EPTIC, Herobust, Louis the Child, SoDown, Zedd, Zeds Dead and more on Thursday and ZHU, Subtronics, Steve Aoki , REZZ, Chainsmokers and more on Friday.

De La Soul
Friday, December 31 at 20.00
Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton Street
$ 59.95 / VIP $ 99.95

Legendary hip-hop trio De La Soul, with Talib Kweli, is the headline of the New Year’s celebration at Cervantes’, where Dres (of Black Thought) and Meanteam open.

Friday, December 31 at 20.00
Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer Street
$ 35

Indie 102.3 presents a New Year’s party with Denver hip-hop act in the lead role Flobots. Neoma and Joseph Lamar are also on the bill.

Thursday 30 December and Friday 31 December at 19.30
Summit, 1902 Blake Street
$ 35

Lawrence, Kansas, duo Floozies, made up of brothers Mark and Matt Hill, know their way around electronic funk.


Thursday 30 December and Friday 31 December at 21.00
HQ, 60 South Broadway
40 USD
The bombastic percussion ensemble of 57 pieces Itchy-O takes over the headquarters for two nights, and the band promises that the shows will be a spiritual rebirth with a focus on the place, both familiar and fresh.

Lee Fields & the Expressions
Friday, December 31 at 21.00
Bluebird Theater, 3317 East Colfax Avenue
$ 39.95

Singer Lee Fields, which looks and sounds like James Brown, has been making soul and funk anthems since 1969. Denver’s Funk Hunk opens.

Let It Be: A Beatles New Year’s Eve
Friday, December 31 at 21.00
Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue
$ 20- $ 150

The Yawpers Open the night with a set of originals and follow it by playing the Beatles album leave it in its entirety as well as other Beatles hits.

Neal Francis
Wednesday, December 29 through Friday, December 31 at 19.00
Globe Hall, 4483 Logan Street
30 USD
Chicago-based musician Neal Francis was to open for My Morning Jacket on Wednesday, December 29, before MMJ canceled their NYE race with three shows. Francis plays three nights in the Globe Hall, where the Gold Leader opens every night.

Railway Earth
Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 at
Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson Street
$ 49.75- $ 99.75

New Jersey bluegrass band Railway Earth plays three sets of New Year’s Eve with Dustbowl Revival opening, and New Year’s Day with Trout Steak Revival and Tierro Band with Bridget Law opening.

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
Thursday, December 30 through Saturday, January 1 at 21.00
hi-dive, 7 South Broadway
$ 25 / three-day card $ 60

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, which was formed nearly three decades ago and helped pioneer Denver Sound, plays three nights on hi-dive, with George Cessna (Slim’s son) opening on Thursday, Munly & the Lupercalians opening on Friday, and DBUK opening on Saturday.

Keith Oxman Quartet
Saturday, January 1 at
Dazzle, 1512 Curtis Street
$ 10- $ 30
Tenor saxophonist Keith Oxman, who has worked with jazz icons such as Curtis Fuller, Charles McPherson, David Liebman and Houston Person, leads his quartet, which includes pianist Jeff Jenkins, Ken Walker and Todd Reid.

The siren project
Saturday, January 1 at 20.00
Globe Hall, 4483 Logan Street
10 USD

Singer Malgorzata Wacht and keyboardist Alex Seminara form Denver’s atmospheric electronic duo. Siren project. Midnight Marionettes and Katastrophy are also on the list.

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