Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons / Molly McCormick

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons / Molly McCormick

The sound of the season in and around Longmont is as varied and eclectic as the people of our fair city. Bask in the best of the local scene this summer!

Longmont Symphony Orchestra’s 4th of July Concert
Bring your picnic baskets and blankets for a fun-filled and family-friendly day of patriotic music, contests, food vendors and more. The finale is Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, complete with cannons being fired! July 4, 1 p.m., Roosevelt Park, Longmont; free admission; longmontsymphony.org

Farmfest Music Evenings at Sunflower Farm
Join Sunflower Farm’s Farmfest Music Evenings this summer and support local musicians and local food trucks! All regular farm activities and animals are open to explore. $27 per person (purchase on our website); babies 12 months and under are free. 11150 Prospect Road, Longmont, sunflowerfarminfo.com

Summer Concert Series at Village at the Peaks
Beginning June 26 with the Hot Lunch Band, Village at the Peaks hosts five free concerts with a bar on the Village lawn. See the whole summer lineup on the website. Bring your dancing shoes! Village at the Peaks, Longmont; villageatthepeaks.com/events, free admission

Par Tee at Ute Creek Golf Course
Featuring live music with The Guardians Band, this night will be a hole in one! Food and drink available for purchase in the clubhouse. Bring a blanket and enjoy a summer night with fun for the whole family! Ute Creek Golf Course, Longmont; June 13, 6 p.m., free admission, longmontcolorado.gov

Longmont Museum’s Summer Concerts in the Parks
Pack that picnic basket and join us in a city park near you for some hot fun in the summertime with live music for the whole family. The concert series goes on the road this summer in various parks throughout the city! Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.; free admission, presented by High Plains Bank, longmontcolorado.gov

  • June 26, 101st Army Hot Seven Jazz Band, Willow Park Farm
  • July 10, The Brothers of Brass, Collyer Park
  • July 24, Kutandara (pictured), Carr Park

LDDA Downtown Summer Concert
This year’s chance to dance in the street with headliner Drunken Hearts! Family programming starts the festivities; stay for local food trucks, craft beverages, other kids activities, live music and dancing. June 1, 4:30 p.m., 4th and Kimbark, free admission, downtownlongmont.com

The Garden at Left Hand Brewing
Bring lawn games, blankets and chairs to relax on the grass, or join us under shaded tables by the bar. They’ll have live music, food trucks and events lined up for you all season long. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome! 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont; lefthandbrewing.com

Wibby Brewing: Beatles+More for Kids
Wibby Brewing presents the Rock and Roll Playhouse: Beatles+More ($15-$17) at the Wibby Pavilion. This concert for kids and families shares the music of the Beatles with a new generation of music lovers. Details and tickets on the website. 209 Emery St., Longmont; June 15, 11 a.m., wibbybrewing.com

Oskar Blues: Live Music Thursdays
Every Thursday at the Taproom, enjoy some low-key live music to set a vibe and enjoy a few pints in good company! Check out the band schedule online.1640 S. Sunset St., Longmont; oskarblues.com

52nd Annual RockyGrass Festival
The talent at RockyGrass 2024 is stupendous. Sarah Jarosz, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, and Dan Tyminksi are just a few of the artists appearing at this year’s festival. Find the whole lineup, camping info, workshops and tickets online. July 26-28, Lyons, bluegrass.com/rockygrass

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
Darlingside, Bonny Light Horseman and The Wood Brothers are just the start. Plant your chair along the St. Vrain River for epic performances on the main stage, intimate sets in the Wildflower Pavilion, and magical moments with your Festivarian Family. Aug. 9-11, Lyons, bluegrass.com/folks

By Darren Thornberry, Longmont Magazine