Free Outdoor Live Music this Summer!

Rendezvous Event Center Music Winter Park, CO

Outdoor music feels like the heartbeat of our community as the days get longer and summer settles in. Gathering together with blankets, chairs, picnics, and coolers to bask in the warmth of the season is a summer staple for most in Grand County. Abuzz with laughter, conversation, and connection, the town feels alive and the love of our community and natural environment is palpable. Opportunities to enjoy free, high-quality live music with the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains abound. Wolf Park, Granby Ranch, Rendezvous Event Center, Fraser Old Schoolhouse Park, and Cooper Creek Square are all home to free summer concert series' in Grand County. Be sure to swing by and check (at least) one out this summer if you're in town!

KFFR Wolf Park Concert Series

Location: Wolf Park, Kings Crossing Road, Winter Park, CO

Dates/time: Thursdays, May 26-June 16, 2022 6-8pm

Pull up a chair or blanket at one of our favorite parks in town. An intimate venue nestled in the heart of Winter Park, this series kicked off their music on May 26 and runs weekly from 6-8pm on Thursdays until High Note Thursdays start at the Rendezvous Event Center. We're thankful for KFFR 88.3 FM putting this event together! Catch the two shows left in this series:

Thursday, June 9th: Moffet Tunnel Band

Thursday, June 16th: Joe R. and Icebox Sound


Cooper Creek Square Music on the SquareLocationCooper Creek Square, Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO

Dates/time: Fridays & Saturdays, June 24-September 3, 2022 6-8pm

Cooper Creek Square wins the award for the most free, outdoor live music this summer! In the courtyard of the outdoor mall in the heart of Winter Park, this intimate venue is has something for everyone. Lush flower gardens, a large fountain, play structures, corn hole games, and more create an inviting space for all as they tap their feet along with the music. Even better--Cooper Creek Square is designated an "Entertainment District," which allows people to purchase food and drinks from any of the restaurants and enjoy them in the square. Music on the Square is a great way to spend your weekend evenings after a day out enjoying the beauty of the Fraser Valley!

Friday, June 24th: Sarah Morris

Saturday, June 25th: The Blue Shoes 

Friday, July 1st: Peggy Mann 

Saturday, July 2nd: Gary Key & Sam Osbourne 

Friday, July 8th: Strangebyrds 

Saturday, July 9th: Kory Montgomery 

Friday, July 15th: Johnny O Band 

Saturday, July 16th: Andrew Duhon Trio 

Friday, July 22nd: Family Recipe 

Saturday, July 23rd: Carter Sampson 

Friday, July 29th: Delta Sonics 

Saturday, July 30th: Chris Smither 

Friday, August 5th: Cowboy Dave 

Saturday, August 6th: Brad Fitch & Mark Rashid 

Friday, August 12th: Forest Sun 

Saturday, August 13th: Taylor Shae Band 

Friday, August 19th: Rob Drabkin 

Saturday, August 20th: Hunker Down 

Friday, August 26th: Tight Like That 

Saturday, August 27th: Joe R and the Icebox Sound 

Friday, September 2nd: Blood Sugar 

Saturday, September 3rd: Moffat Tunnel Band 


High Note Thursdays Winter Park, CO summer concertsLocation: Rendezvous Event Center at Hideaway Park, Hwy 40 Downtown, Winter Park, CO

Dates/time: Thursdays, June 23-August 25, 2022 6-8pm 

This beloved and much-anticipated series offers a variety of musical styles and runs for the majority of the summer. People spread out on the well-manicured green grass with blankets and picnics every Thursday. Sit close to the state-of-the-art stage to bask in the live music and dance along, or set up camp towards the back to enjoy a conversation over a meal with friends. Families love this event as the kids feel free to run back and forth from the playground, skate park, and show. There's no need to bring a chair as hundreds are provided at the venue, compliments of the Winter Park Chamber.

Thursday, June 23rd: Jonny O Band (blues)

Thursday, June 30th: Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead Tribute Band)

Thursday, July 7th: Joe R. and the Icebox Sound (Johnny Cash, John Prine)

Thursday, July 14th: Sons of Genesis (Genesis, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel Tribute Band)

Thursday, July 21st: Cass Clayton Band (funk, rock & soul)

Thursday, July 28th: Blood Sugar (acoustic soft rock)

Thursday, August 4th: ED & Co (Phish, Widespread Panic, Bob Dylan)

Thursday, August 11th: My Blue Sky (Allman Brothers Tribute Band)

Thursday, August 18th: Flatirons Jazz Orchestra (swing-era dance music)

Thursday, August 25th: Hunker Down (electric grass)


Fraser, Colorado Summer Music Picnic in the ParkLocation: Old Schoolhouse Park, 153 Fraser Ave., Fraser, CO

Dates/time: Tuesdays, June 28-August 23, 2022 6-8pm 

Join the fun in Old Town Fraser every Tuesday. With a great lineup for the summer, the Fraser Picnic in the Park summer concert series is one to mark on your calendar. The laid-back, family-friendly vibe will draw you back each week. Pack a dinner and some drinks, and make an evening of it enjoying great music in one of Colorado's favorite mountain towns. 

Tuesday, June 28th:  Steve Skinner & The Mundays

Tuesday, July 5th:  Tight Like That 

Tuesday, July 12th:  Hunker Down 

Tuesday, July 19th:  Gary Key and Sam Osborne    

Tuesday, July 26th:  Puddle Stomp 

Tuesday, August 2nd: Tara Rose and The Real Deal 

Tuesday, August 9th: Moffat Tunnel band 

Tuesday, August 16th:  Joe R and the icebox sound

Tuesday, August 23th:  Buffalo Commons


LocationBase Lawn at Granby Ranch, Granby, CO

Dates/time: Wednesdays, June 1, 2022-the end of summer 5-8pm 

Summer nights don't get much better! Enjoy live music, lawn games, and dancing at the base of Granby Ranch every Wednesday this summer. Grab some food and a drinks at Bluebird Bistro and take advantage of this awesome outdoor venue! 

June schedule (more to come!):

Wednesday, June 1st: Tara Rose & The Real Deal

Wednesday, June 8: Moffet Tunnel Band

Wednesday, June 15: Bill McKay Band

Wednesday, June 22nd: Jessica Jones Band

Wednesday, June 29th: Picking on the Dead


LocationBase Lawn at Granby Ranch, Granby, CO

Dates/time: Thursdays, June 23-August 25, 2022 6-8pm 

In its second summer, the Rocky Mountain Music Series features artists from the Americana and New Outlaw music genres. Granby Ranch provides family friendly activities like lawn games, face painting, balloon art, and steer roping practice, making this series fun for all ages! What an awesome opportunity to enjoy some of the very best artists from these popular genres with the whole family!

Saturday, July 2nd:

  • Doors – 2:30PM
  • 40 Oz to Freedom – 3PM
  • Twang is Dead – 5PM
  • The Other Brothers – 7PM

Sunday, August 7th: lineup to be announced soon

Saturday, September 3: lineup to be announced soon


Find a show you can make, and be sure to take advantage of all of the live music Grand County has to offer this summer! And if you don't already, it might even convince you to call this place home! 

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