Women of the Outdoor Music Scene

By Brooke Dilling | @brookefrances

Summer in Colorado means sunshine galore, backyard BBQ’s, jaunts up a few fourteeners, and concerts at outdoor venues. While concerts featuring women performers at the helm seem to be few-and-far-between this year, here are a few upcoming August and September shows for you to consider. And yeah, this broad is a country music fan.

August 8 & 9 – Miranda Lambert – Red Rocks

You’ve got two nights to see Grammy award-winning country artist Miranda Lambert at Red Rocks.  Here’s hoping she belts out “Mama’s Broken Heart” both nights.

August 18 - Idina Menzel  - Fiddler’s Green

Tony and Grammy award-winning vocal powerhouse and singer of everyone’s favorite Frozen ear-worm “Let it Go” will be letting those vocals soar  at Fiddler’s Green.

August 21 – Maren Morris with Sam Hunt - Red Rocks

Grammy nominee Morris let loose some country ballads. She’s the opener for Sam Hunt. The show is sold out, so if you don’t already have tickets you can try to find them on Craig’s List or bring cash and purchase from someone trying to unload tickets outside of the Red Rocks gates.

August 24 – Gaby Moreno with Vanessa Zamora - Levitt Pavilion in Ruby Hill Park

Moreno is a Guatemalan singer, songwriter, and guitarist and Zamora hails from Mexico. Get ready for a night of blues, jazz, and soul. Best of all – the concert is free. Bring a blanket and the whole family (plus some friends) to enjoy newly opened Levitt Pavilion in Ruby Hill Park. And stay tuned for my upcoming article on Levitt Pavilion.

August 29- Lady Antebellum – Fiddler’s Green

Hillary Scott is one-third of country group, Lady Antebellum, and she possesses one of the best voices in country music today. Head to Fiddlers to hear her sing favorites like “Just a Kiss” and “Bartender.”

September 21 – Shel with Megan Burt - Levitt Pavilion in Ruby Hill Park

Indie-folk band Shel is an all-women’s group.  Better yet? They hail from Fort Collins, Colorado. Shel will be playing Levitt Pavilion and you can check them out for free. Bring a blanket and all your friends. It will be a great night to rock out under the stars at Ruby Hill Park and support local women musicians.