The Steamboat Springs FREE Summer Concert Series is a Steamboat summer tradition with five free concerts throughout the summer. Come down to the Howelsen Hill amphitheater for a night of FREE live music. Don't forget your picnic blanket, chair and dancing shoes!
The Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series (SSFSCS/the Series) began in 1990/91 as a small concert series with several hundred in attendance and presented on the lawn of the Routt County Court House, the community gathering space in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs. Started by a small record shop owner and friends, the Series now features 5 concerts per year with attendance averaging 3,500 to 5,000 per concert for an annual average of 20-22,000. And boasts nationally recognized artists in the area of pop-rock, reggae, bluegrass, blues, and funk. The series is a gathering for all ages and has become truly one of the signature family events in the valley. Audience sizes can fluxgate relative to the performer’s popularity or how the concert is schedule in relation to signature event weekends. The attendance is generally 20% visitors and 80% locals. One of the most compelling rewards of this program is the access to great music for the regional work force. With the stratification of the haves and the have-nots in our rural resort community, the Series is supported by many businesses as a way for them to provide added benefit to their employees.
2016 Free Summer Concert Series Lineup
|June 24||Booker T. Jones|
|July 2||Karl Denson's Tiny Universe|
|July 16||Hot Rize|
|July 30||Robert Randolph and the Family Band|
|August 7||Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers|
Details About the Concerts
Food and drinks, including beer and bottled alcoholic drinks, are available for sale at the show. Beer sales support the concert series and future series. Keep it free!
We accept credit cards for Tokens. The tokens exchange for different price beverages. Most of our vendors also accept credit cards for food and soft drinks.
What Time do the Shows Start
Gates open around 5:30 p.m. typically followed by an opening band. The main act comes on at 7:00 p.m. and usually finishes around 9:00 or 9:15 p.m.
What to Bring
Grab a chair or blanket to spread out on the grass. All ages are welcome.
What Not to Bring
Please do not bring outside food or beverages. No dogs and no smoking.
Directions to Howelsen Hill Amphitheater
From Lincoln Avenue (US Hwy 40) in downtown Steamboat Springs, turn toward the Yampa River on 5th street, cross the bridge about two blocks down, turn right, and you're pointing towards the Howelsen Hill parking area.