Bands Around Colorado in January 2018

The Colorado live music scene is an industry that operates 7 days a week from border to border and peak to peak. Bands of all shapes, sizes and genres do their best to quench the thirst the Colorado citColorado concerts in Januaryizens and visitors have for live music. Most touring bands play at multiple venues in Colorado, so if you can’t make a show at one venue, you can travel a short distance and see the band somewhere else. Here’s some bands playing at multiple venues around Colorado in January.
by Jeff Shibley

American Aquarium
The AA story started in 2006 in Raliegh. NC. In 2012, the lead singer was living in a storage unit and the band was falling apart. But the success of their album Burn.Flicker.Die took the band to almost 500 shows worldwide. Their sound is Americana country like the Jayhawks and Wilco. Their songs have lyrics about life with straightforward rhythms and harmonies. And it’s Easy to listen to. In 2014, the band released Wolves funded entirely by their fan base.

  • Jan 3, Globe Hall, Denver
  • Jan. 4-8, The MusicFest at Steamboat, Steamboat Springs
  • Jan 9, The Black Sheep, Colorado Springs


Colorado Concerts in JauaryLez Zeppelin
Covering tunes from the greatest rock band ever is what this all girl quartet does. They’ve appeared at top shelf festivals like Bonnaroo, India for a benefit concert, Madison Square Garden and have been featured on just about every media outlet known to man (or woman). Perhaps the best accolade they could ask for came from Jimmy Page (yes, that Jimmy Page) “They played the Led Zeppelin music with an extraordinary sensuality and an energy and passion that highlighted their superb musicianship.” They will be here for a long weekend at some of Colorado’s most intimate venues.

Colorado Concerts in januaryBrett Dennen

Brett Dennen is a folksy singer songwriter who follows the path of many folksy singer songwriters before him as an activist. Here’s a note from Brett: “I am thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Lift Series, coming to select mountain towns in the west! Last year was a success and I am continuing to build on the brand of music, skiing, community and environmental activism. So, if you like any of those things, come join me.” How can you say no?


Colorado Concerts in JanuaryThe Wailers

The Wailers mission is to keep the Wailers together and to keep Bob Marley alive through the music and we’re all better for it. Lead by original guitarist Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey and famed bassist Aston “Familyman” Barret, the music does stay alive and sounds incredible live when the horns and backup singers add even more to the bass driven reggae groove.


Colorado concerts in JanuarySeth Walker

Seth Walker has released 9 albums. Though his music is rooted in the blues, there’s also lots of powerful gospel soul coming from the vocals of Walker and his band. Put all that along with his residency in New Orleans and when you hear him, you’ll get it. He’ll be touring with his band through Colorado in late January.

Colorado concerts in January Jeff Austin band

Former Yonder Mountain String band Mandolinist Jeff Austin play three shows in Colorado in January. "Jeff Austin blew the crowd away with his standout, electro-driven bluegrass…Austin and his bandmates have reinvented Americana music in a way that moves the genre forward."

Colorado Concerts in JanuaryTribal Seeds (with Original Wailers for two shows)

Reggae music is well represented this month when the Wailers and the Original Wailers make stops in Colorado. Performing with the Original Wailers is American Reggae band Tribal Seeds who currently have the #1 reggae album on Billboard. It’s fun pop kinda music certain to have you bobbing your head with a grin on your face.







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  • Jan 24-25, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride
  • Jan 26, Fort Lewis College, Durango
  • Jan 27, Mesa Theater, Grand Junction
  • Feb 2-3, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins

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