Family Summer Concert Series

Ritchie Center Commons


In celebration of the university’s sesquicentennial

Join the University of Denver community for a series of open-air, family-friendly concerts as we celebrate our 150th birthday. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic, family and friends to enjoy a beautiful Denver summer evening with us. At our Thursday concerts we’ll be giving away free scoops of the DU-inspired ice cream flavor, “Crimscinnamon & Gold,” and raffling off tickets to a 2014-2015 Newman Center Presents production or the Lamont School of Music fall musical, South Pacific!

Our first Thursday night Family Summer Concert with the Pan Nation Steel Orchestra was a great success. Don’t miss out on the next chance to spend a summer evening with DU.

Event Map Artist info Know Before You Go

The University of Denver is committed to sustainability: walk, bike, or ride to campus! Bike parking will be available. The University of Denver RTD light rail station, one block north of the concert venue services light rail lines E/F/H. Limited parking is available for Thursday concerts only at a first come, first served basis in Lot L. Street parking is free for Sunday carillon concerts.

Prohibited items

  • Glass bottles
  • Weapons
  • Drugs
  • Fireworks
  • The University of Denver is a smoke-free campus; the use of smoke-producing products is not permitted on campus property.

Thank you to our University partners

  • Newman Center
  • Facilities Management
  • Student Life
  • Center for Sustainability
  • Lamont School of Music
  • Campus Safety


  • June 22: Jeremy Chesman, carillon*
  • July 6: Carolyn Bolden, carillon*
  • July 20: Hunter Chase, carillon*
  • July 24: Pan National Steel Orchestra, Caribbean
  • Aug. 3: Aug. 3: Brian Tang, carillon*
  • Aug. 14: Denver Municipal Band
  • Aug. 17: Carol Jickling Lens, carillon*
  • Aug. 21: City Sky, bluegrass
  • Aug. 28: Jason Klobnak Quintet, jazz
* Note: Carillon concerts are performed on the Williams Carillon – the best seating area is the courtyard to the south of the Ritchie Center. See All Events