FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 14-15 – KODO – Gates Concert Hall

This show explores the limitless possibilities of the Japnese drum, the taiko. Kodo is forging new directions for this vibrant art form.

FEBRUARY 15-19 – Motown – The Musical – Buell Theatre

It began as one man’s story, became everyone’s music, and is now one of the most popular musicals in history. Tickets/Info

FEBRUARY 17-26 – Colorado Ballet: Ballet MasterWorks – Ellie Caulkins Opera House

This presentation will include performances of three live master ballet works: Firebird, Serenade and Petite Mort. Tickets/Info

FEBRUARY 17 – Bridget Everett – Gothic Theatre

This comedian has performed standup on Inside Amy Schumer, and has described herself as an “alt-cabaret provocateur.”

FEBRUARY 18-19 – Lotus – Fillmore Auditorium

After a few years playing what they describe as “jamtronica,” Lotus recruited percussionist Chuck Morris and shifted their music to instrumental music.

FEBRUARY 18 – Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Andre deRiddler & Nadia Sirota – Mozart & Stravinksy – Boettcher Concert Hall

For these midwinter concerts, deRiddler returns to show why he’s considered one of the world’s most creative conductors.

FEBRUARY 18 – Cody Jinks – Gothic Theatre

The country star started his music career as the lead singer in a thrash metal band before picking up a guitar and switching to country. His 2016 album, I’m Not the Devil, reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Country Album charts.

FEBRUARY 18 – Hippo Campus – Bluebird Theatre

This indie-rock band is composed of four high school friends. They have performed at music festivals around the country, and their debut album, Landmark, will be available mid-February 2017. Tickets/Info

FEBRUARY 19 – The Infamous Stringdusters – Belly Up, Aspen

This group is an acoustic bluegrass band known for big harmoies and exploratory compo- sitions. Their “Magic No. 9” (from Things That Fly) was nominated for a 2011 Grammy award for “Best Country Instrumental.”

FEBRUARY 20 – Overkill – Gothic Theatre

There are few punk bands as well respected as Overkill, and with the resurgence of metal music, this band is poised to return to the top. Tickets/Info

FEBRUARY 21-26 – Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus – The Buell Theatre

The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular!

FEBRUARY 23 – Blind Pilot – Belly Up, Apsen

This indie-folk band came to life in 2008 and has been performing at music festivals like Lollapalooza and Outside Lands ever since! As of 2016, the band is currently touring with Vance Joy.

February 23 – Jeff Dunham – Budweiser Events Center, Loveland

Dunham is a ventriloquist and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on several TV shows, including The Late Show and The Tonight Show. His characters are stereotypically politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill-tempered. Tickets/Info

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February 24 – Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Gala Concert w/ Yo Yo Ma – Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs

A one-night-only concert with the world’s most celebrated cellist, 18-time Grammy winner, & Presidential Medal of Honor holder, Yo-Yo Ma. Mr. Ma’s multi-faceted career is a testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth. Whether performing new or familiar works for the cello, he strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination. Tickets/Info

FEBRUARY 25 – Screeching Weasel – Gothic Theatre

This punk band is named after its founder, Ben Weasel, who has been the only consistent member of the band over the years. Other members have included Mike Dirnt, who is the bassist of Green Day, and guitarist Dan Vapid.

March

March 2-3 – Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles – Ellie Caulkins Opera House

This tribute band gives audiences the experience of seeing the Beatles’ songs performed live. Rain has played on Broadway and has toured for years.

 MARCH 2 – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Pepsi Center

This American funk band formed in 1983 in L.A. Their punk rock & psychedelic rock sound has landed them in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

MARCH 2-5 – Boulder International Film Festival – Pearl Street, Boulder

A large variety of lms from local, national, and international lmmakers are featured in this four-day celebration of art and cinema.

MARCH 3-4 – Colorado Springs Philharmonic: The Music of James Bond – Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs

All the deadly glamour of Agent 007 in one action-packed evening with the Philharmonic, from the classic Sean Connery romps to the vicious sophistication of Daniel Craig. Tickets/Info

MARCH 3-4 – Dark Star Orchestra – Ogden Theatre

This Grateful Dead cover band presents the complete original set list, song by song and in order, while adapting their vocal arrangements and speci c musical equipment.

March 3-5 – Shen Run Performing Arts – Buell Theatre

Not to be missed, this elite Chinese dance and music company performs the lost world of traditional Chinese culture. One can expect to see a variety of dance, costumes, animated backdrops and singing.

March 4 – Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Christopher Dragon & Jeffrey Kahane: Brahms – Boettcher Concert Hall

Join associate conductor Dragon & music director Kahane for this Brahms piano concerto. One can expect a full gamut of emotions, from meditation on mortality to lightness.

MARCH 4 – Tennis – Bluebird Theater

Denver-based duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley began writing music together during their time living at sea. Their rst release, Cape Dory, quickly became one of the most alluring albums of the new decade.

MARCH 5 – Under the Streetlamp – Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs

Delivering classic hits, this group performs tight harmonies and slick dance moves reminiscent of Doo-Wop, Motown, and old-time Rock n’ Roll.

MARCH 7 – Experience Hendrix Tribute Tour – Paramount Theatre

Hailed by critics and fans as the “Guitar Event of the Year,” this multi-artist celebration
is now in its second decade of delighting
Jimi Hendrix followers. The show includes extraordinary musicians, such as Buddy Guy and Billy Cox.

MARCH 8 – Art Garfunkel – Lincoln Center Performance Hall, Ft. Collins

Best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, Art is back on stage for a resurgence of his music.

March 8-19 – An American in Paris – Buell Theatre

With four Tony Awards from its Broadway run, Christopher Wheeldon’s reimagining of the Gershwin musical repurposes the story for a modern audience, retaining its delicate romantic air while grounding the tale in a more realistic post-war landscape. Captivating audience and critics, An American in Paris has become the most honored Broadway musical of 2015.

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Matthew Murphy
MARCH 10-12 – Frozen Dead Guy Days – Nederland, CO

A weekend of frosty hilarity featuring 30 live bands and outrageous events like cof n races, costumed polar punging, and much more.

MARCH 11 – Colorado Symphony Orchestra Christopher Dragon – Time for Three – Boettcher Concert Hall

This American trio performs music from Bach to Brahms, and plays originals of everything from bluegrass, to folk tunes, Katy Perry and more!

MARCH 11 – Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Dvorak’s New World Symphony – Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs

Among the most popular symphonic works of all time, Dvorack’s ninth symphony features the musical traditions of America, including folk melodies, classical themes and spirituals. Tickets/Info

MARCH 12 – Two Degrees – The Jones Theatre

This play follows the work of a climate-change scientist as she shares her ndings at a Senate hearing that could de ne her career and cause.

March 14 – Bon Jovi – Pepsi Center

Formed in 1983, this rock band from New Jersey has released 13 studio albums, two compilations, two live albums, and have sold 130 million records worldwide. The lead singer and band namesake, Jon Bon Jovi, has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Hits include “Living’ on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “It’s My Life.”

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MARCH 14, 19 – STRFKR – Moxi Theater, Greeley; Club Vinyl, Denver

This Portland indie rock band has been touring since 2007. They describe their style as “dance music that you can actually listen to, good pop songs…”

MARCH 16 – Trentemoller – Bluebird Theater

This Danish electronic music producer and multi-instrumentalist has won multiple awards; hits include “River in Me” and “Redefine.”

March 16 – Harlem Globetrotters – 1stBank Center

This exhibition basketball team combines athleticism, theatre and comedy. Over the years, they have played at more than 26,000 exhibition games in 122 countries and territories providing great family entertainment since 1926! Their signature song, “Sweet Georgia Brown,” is a crowd favorite. Be sure to catch them at one of their multiple performances around Colorado this month!

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MARCH 17-18 – Excision – 1stBank Center

A talented music producer/performer, this DJ frequently performs with other Canadian dub- step, drum & bass, and hardstyle musicians.

MARCH 17 – Panic! at The Disco – Pepsi Center

This American rock band is on tour promoting their latest album, Death of a Bachelor. The tour also features Misterwives & Saint Motel.

MARCH 18 – Lee Brice & Justin Moore – Budweiser Events Center, Loveland

Two of country music’s most popular performers are co-headlining this American tour! According to Brice, “It’s de nitely going to be a party every night!”

MARCH 18 – Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 – Boettcher Concert Hall

This performance features Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture. This melodic and appealing symphony is not to be taken lightly, despite the number of easily recognizable melodies.

MARCH 18-19 – Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Peer Gynt – Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs 

This classic Norwegian tale of tricksters & trolls is brought to life under the baton of Joseph Caball é-Domenech. Fully narrated in a new translation, this is symphonic storytelling at its nest. Tickets/Info

MARCH 18-19 – Shaping Sound – Ellie Caulkins Opera House

An electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres is brought to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers.

MARCH 19 – Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience with Ramin Diawaldi – Pepsi Center

This concert tour follows the music of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, featuring composer Ramin Diawaldi.

MARCH 21 – UFO & Saxon – The Summit Music Hall, Denver

Rock legends UFO are currently working on their 22nd studio album after their last release “A Conspiracy of Stars.” Saxon will be touring with them in support of their new album, Battering Ram.

MARCH 21 – 26 – Kinky Boots – The Buell Theatre

Based on the 2005 British lm, this musical tells the story of Charlie Price, a shoe factory owner, who forms an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen, Lola.

MARCH 21 – Passenger – Ogden Theatre

Passenger consists of English singer- songwriter Michael David Rosenburg. His hit single “Let Her Go” has topped the charts in many countries and was nominated for “British Song of the Year.”

MARCH 22 – Daya – Bluebird Theater

This 18-year-old singer-songwriter from Pittsburgh is just making her mark on the world. You may have heard her catchy hits “Hide Away” and “Sit Still, Look Pretty.”

MARCH 24 – Jeff Black – Chautauqua Historic Landmark

Black has earned Grammy recognition, radio chart-topping stats and numerous BMI awards as a digital music pioneer.

MARCH 25 – LoCash – The Summit Music Hall

This duo of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas have sold-out concert appearances worldwide. Their hit “I Love This Life” topped the Country Billboard Chart at No. 2.

MARCH 25 – The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute – Paramount Theatre

This California-based tribute band pays homage to The Beatles, and have even recieved an Emmy Award for their PBS special.

MARCH 28-29 – Jesus Christ Superstar – Pikes Peak Center, Colroado Springs

This rock and roll opera features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the Gospel’s accounts of Jesus’ last week of life, from the preparation of his death to the cruci xion.

MARCH 29 – Regina Spektor – Fillmore Auditorium

This American singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist brings her unique blend of indie, pop, and anti-folk to the stage.

MARCH 29 – Bring Me The Horizon – The American Nightmare Tour – 1stBank Center

This British rock band is hitting the U.S. on tour with a bang! They’ll be joined by special guests Underoath and Beartooth.

MARCH 31 – Colorado Ballet: The Little Mermaid – Gates Concert Hall

Colorado Ballet will close out its season with this children’s classic! The colorful costumes, vigorous dancing and entertaining musical score will entertain audiences of all ages.

MARCH 31 – Boulder Arts Week – Pearl Street, Boulder

This large-scale, inclusive celebration of
the community’s vibrant art and cultural scene is one of the biggest events of the year in downtown Boulder, including art walks, exhibitions, dance, music, theatre, lectures, and more.

MARCH 31 – Colorado Springs Philharmonic: Swing Swing – Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs

As the Philharmonic celebrates its 90th anniversary, they are hopping back to the roaring decade when jazz, swing and their very own orchestra got their start. Tickets/Info