June 6  |  Local Events, Our Communities

Ongoing Summer Concert Series Happening in Northern Colorado

It’s officially summer! And in Northern Colorado, you know what that means. Our calendar is packed with weekly concerts taking place at parks and lagoons throughout the region. And the best part? Most of them are completely free!

Break up your week with one (or several!) of these ongoing concert series taking place throughout the summer — featuring music from local and national artists alike covering a wide range of musical styles and genres. Plus, most have food trucks and drinks available for purchase on site — so all you need to bring is a blanket or a lawn chair!


FoCo Food Truck Rally

Tuesday Nights 5:30 p.m.–Dusk | May 10–September 13, 2022 (Not on July 5)

City Park, Fort Collins

FoCo Food Truck Rally Fort Collins, CO
Photo Courtesy of Austin Hannon via FoCo Food Truck Rally

Extending from May 10 through September 13, this summer-long event is all about local food and live music. The FoCo Food Truck Rally takes over City Park each Tuesday night from 5:30 p.m. to dusk with more than 15 food trucks and free live music! Bring your own chairs and/or picnic blankets, grab a bite to eat and a drink, and listen to music from talented musicians covering a wide range of genres. The entire family is welcome — including your dog, as long as they are on a leash! Check out the FoCo Food Truck Rally music and food truck lineup here.


Greeley Friday Fest

Friday Nights 6:30–9:30 p.m. | May 27–September 16, 2022

9th Street Plaza, Greeley

During the summer on Friday nights, Friday Fest is the place to be for Greeley residents and those living elsewhere throughout Northern Colorado. Enjoy live music from about 6:30–9:30 p.m. every evening at the 9th Street Plaza, plus additional family fun along 8th Street. This event has remained free every summer thanks to a number of generous sponsors. Click here for more details about this much-anticipated annual event, including the music lineup.


Thursday Night Live

Thursday Nights 7–9 p.m. | June 2–September 15, 2022

Old Town Square, Fort Collins

Thursday Night Live Fort Collins, CO
Photo Courtesy of Bohemian Nights

Bohemian Nights presents Thursday Night Live, a weekly concert series in the heart of Fort Collins. The event is designed to showcase a diverse lineup of music from Colorado and beyond, including both emerging and established artists. Gather around the outdoor stage in Old Town Square to listen to music of varying genres and styles. Take a look at the lineup here!


Windsor Summer Concert Series

Thursday Nights 6:30–8:30 p.m. | June 2–August 18, 2022

Boardwalk Park, Windsor

On Thursday nights, Windsor’s Boardwalk Park is buzzing with activity! Enjoy live music and food from a variety of local food truck vendors. Bring your own lawn chairs and blanket and lounge on the grass for the ultimate summer experience. Check out the music lineup for the Windsor Summer Concert Series here.


Lagoon Summer Concert Series

Wednesday Nights 6:30–8:30 p.m. | June 15–July 27, 2022

Colorado State University Lagoon, Fort Collins

For more than 25 years, the Lagoon Summer Concert Series has been a beloved tradition amongst Northern Colorado residents. This year, the event is back under the trees of the Colorado State University Lagoon, providing an idyllic setting for enjoying live music and the sense of community this event provides. Take a look at the amazing lineup covering a variety of genres, from classic funk and rock & roll to pop and country. Visit the FAQ page for all the details about this much-anticipated event, and follow the team on Instagram and Facebook for up-to-date information about bands, food and weather!


Live at the Gardens Summer Concert Series

Saturday Nights at 6 p.m. | June 18–September 25, 2022

The Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins

The Gardens on Spring Creek and The Lincoln Center have teamed up for the 2022 Live at the Gardens Summer Concert Series! From mid-June through September, enjoy full-capacity shows in the beautiful, picturesque setting at the Gardens. Tickets for each of the shows can be purchased here. You may also add on the rental of a lawn chair or a charcuterie box from Get Plattered, which features fresh ingredients such as cheeses, cured meat, crackers, seasonal produce, nuts, honey and jam, sweet delicacies, and more!


The Lincoln Center Children’s Summer Series

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. | June 22–July 13, 2022

The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins

Photo Courtesy of Katie Simota via The Lincoln Center

On Wednesday mornings from June 22 to July 13, The Lincoln Center hosts a series of hour-long presentations of comedy, music, culture and fun for little ones. These whimsical performances will entertain both young and old alike — and are completely free thanks to the support of the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund! Blankets and sunscreen are encouraged.


Loveland Summer Concerts

Thursday Nights at 6:30 p.m. | July 7–28, 2022

Foote Lagoon Amphitheater, Loveland

For Loveland residents, Thursday nights in July are reserved for one thing only: Loveland Summer Concerts. Start the evening with kids’ activities at the Mobile Recreation Trailer, food trucks, a beer garden, and the brand new Plaza Market, which has an array of organic and fresh offerings. Then grab a seat to hear live music starting at 7! You may arrive early to put a blanket and chairs to hold your spot for the show, but keep in mind the top northwest row is used for tech and ADA seating. See the full Loveland Summer Concerts lineup here!


Happy Listening

What summer concert series in Northern Colorado are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!

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