Basalt Summer Concert Series

After 30 years of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce presenting the series, the Town of Basalt is now managing and producing the Wednesday night summer concert series, adding its own twist to this Basalt tradition! 

2024 Concert Series

The 2024 Basalt Summer Concert Series is back this summer with 10 Wednesday concerts from June 19 through August 28, 2024. NOTE: there will not be a concert on July 3, 2024. Details at

The 2024 Basalt Summer Concert Series Sponsorship deck is available here. Sponsorship inquires should be directed to Michelle Thibeault.

All 2024 booking inquiries should be directed to the Town of Basalt at

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A long-standing Basalt tradition, the Basalt Summer Concert Series has been showcasing a wide variety of musical genres with performances across town for decades. 

Concerts are held during the summer on Wednesday evenings from 5:30–8:30 p.m., in Basalt River Park. Bring your blanket, chairs, and a picnic, and enjoy free live music all summer long. Be sure to support our area businesses by stopping in for dinner or happy hour.

History of the Series

The traditional Wednesday night series has gone through several iterations over the years:

Beginning in the 1980s the Basalt Chamber of Commerce coordinated a series of summer concerts for the Basalt Community. In those early days, the concerts featured chamber music with artists from the Aspen Music Festival & School. Over the decades the series evolved to highlight a variety of genres and local talent on Wednesday nights during the summer months. 

In 2019 the chamber partnered with TACAW (The Arts Campus At Willits) for concert production and bookings. As a result, the quality of the concerts and the acts performing increased greatly and more people attended. In 2020 and 2021 it was necessary to pivot to a safer, disbursed entertainment alternative named Wednesday Night Live. In 2022, TACAW produced an end of summer concert.

In 2023 the series returned and leverage the brand new stage in the Basalt River Park, which officially opened with the July 7, 2023 concert. Beginning in 2023, the Town of Basalt took up the mantle for the summer concert series, adding its own twist for future iterations! The Basalt Chamber of Commerce continues to be involved in a supporting role, with Town staff executing the event in conjunction with a local event producer.

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2024 | The Basalt Summer Concert Series

Running from June 19 and running through August 28, 2024. The concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. and run to 8:30 p.m. All supporting acts are Colorado-based and will perform from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. with a half-hour break. The headliner act begins at 7 p.m.  

The Town is also debuting a new music series at Triangle Park in Willits called Local Vocals which runs every other Friday from May 31 – September 6, 2024 starting at 5:30 p.m.  The lineup can be found at


Basalt River Park – Located on Two Rivers Road, across the street from Town Hall, along the Roaring Fork River in Historic Downtown Basalt. 

The 2024 Lineup:

  • June 19 – Queen Bees followed by Sunny War
  • June 26 – Feeding Giants followed by Annabelles Curse
  • July 10 – Dan Sheridan followed by Magic Beans
  • July 17 – The Know Bodies Band followed by Dangermuffin
  • July 24 – Highway 82 followed by Peach St. Revival
  • July 31 – Sitting on Strings followed by Futurebirds
  • August 7 – The Low End followed by Rootbeer Richie & the Reveille
  • August 14 – Aggie Flores followed by Karina Rykman
  • August 21 – Jon Rubio followed by Los Mocochetes
  • August 28 – Elk Range followed by Dragondeer
Corporate sponsors include Woody Creek Distillers, Mountain Heart Brewing, Alpine Bank, Z Group, Holy Cross Energy, RA Nelson, Basalt Chamber of Commerce, Derron Cloud State Farm, Keelty Construction, Paragon Systems Integration, Decatur Wilkie Inc, Connect One Design and Shaw Construction.
The Town is also hosting a full afternoon and evening event this year called Basalt River Jams on Saturday, July 6, which will feature five bands, a boat parade and competition, and a fly-fishing competition.  
More information about the concert series can be found at