Steamboat Springs FREE Summer Concert Series
Jun 30, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
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The Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series (SSFSCS/the Series) began in 1993 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 7,000 per concert for an annual average of 25,000. The SSFSCS 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 fluctuate relative to the performer’s popularity or how the concert is schedule in relation to signature event weekends. With a great mix of locals and visitors the concerts are both a social event for those who call Steamboat home and an awesome addition to any vacation to the Yampa Valley. 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.
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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.
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 at 5:30pm. Concerts start with an opening band, followed by the main act. Concerts are usually finished around 9 or 9:15 pm.
What to Bring
You can bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and all ages are welcome.
What Not to Bring
Outside food & beverages are not allowed at the shows. No dogs and no smoking.
What about the Kids
There is a kid's play area for burning off youthful energy. Many of our vendors have great options for kid friendly food and treats. Some kids like to have earmuffs or ear plugs because the music gets loud.
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.
2018 Free Summer Concert Series Lineup
Jun 30, 2018
The Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series kicks off with Galactic at Howelsen Hill Amphitheater
Keller Williams: Petty Grass
Jul 7, 2018
The 2018 Free Summer Concert Series keeps on rocking with Keller Williams and a tribute to the late Tom Petty at Howelsen Hill Amphitheater.
JJ Grey and Mofro
Jul 21, 2018
The 2018 Free Summer Concert Series keeps on rocking with JJ Grey and Mofro at Howelsen Hill Amphitheater.
Aug 4, 2018
The 2018 Free Summer Concert Series keeps on rocking with Stephen Marley at Howelsen Hill Amphitheater.
FREE Summer Concert Series End of Summer Jam
Sep 2, 2018
Join us September 2nd, 2018 for the second annual SSFSC End of Summer Jam. Celebrate the end of summer while listening to live music from a variety of Genres and munching on snacks from Steamboat’s best food trucks. Support your local bands and musicians all afternoon at Howelsen Hill before getting down to this year's headliners!