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Grammy-awarded producer Kaytranada plays at Red Rocks Saturday and Sunday, with Sango and Lou Phelps opening both nights, while singer-songwriter Trevor Hall plays the venue on Friday nights. Also featured this weekend are Shlump at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, TheBigWonderful Derby Weekend Festival at Belleview Station, the Firefall Trio at Lone Tree Arts Center and Itchy-O continuing their Noise Bath series online.

Here’s what happens in and around town (and online) this weekend:

Andrew Marlin
Friday, April 30th to Sunday, May 2nd, 6 p.m.
Planet Bluegrass Ranch, 500 West Main Street, Lyon
$ 197.53
Songwriter and mandolinist Andrew Marlin of the folk duo Watchhouse (formerly known as Mandolin Orange) continues his four-day run at Planet Bluegrass as part of the venue’s Spring Grass series.

Austen Carroll & the Better Neighbors
Friday, April 30th, 7:30 p.m.
Lost City, 3459 Ringsby Court
$ 25- $ 200
The singer-songwriter Austen Carroll, a native of Texas and based in Denver, is based on Willie Nelson and John Prine, while the singer-songwriter A. Greene opens.

Ben Markley Quintet
Fridays in April, 6.30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Nocturne, 1330 27th Street
$ 25
As part of “Explorations of the Journey”, pianist Ben Markley is curating a collection of compositions that mark a new chapter in his musical development, including originals and works by Herbie Hancock, Ari Hoenig and John Scofield.

Luna shadow
Friday, April 30th, 7pm & 9pm
Globe Hall, 4483 Logan Street
$ 40
Fort Collins reggae band Luna Shade, which released the single “Sound to Sound” in November, plays two sets.

Friday, April 30th, 6.45pm and 9.45pm
Cervantes’ Masterwork Ballroom, 2635 Welton Street
$ 50
Shlump, who does what he calls “Alien Bass Music”, will play a lot of new beats during his two sets.

Trevor Hall
Friday, April 30th, 8 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison
$ 59.95- $ 79.95
Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall plays the second of two nights at Red Rocks with the opening of Texas singer-songwriter Cas Haley.

TheBigWonderful Derby Weekend Festival 2021
Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd
Belleview Station, 4855 S Quebec Street
$ 20- $ 60
Celebrate Derby weekend with live music from Sugar Moon, Meadow Mountain, Chain Station and Pick & Howl (Saturday), Dogs Off Leash, Wake Up and Live (Bob Marley tribute), Puma Borracha and DeadPhish Orchestra (Sunday) .

Fire case trio
Saturday, May 1st, 4pm & 8pm
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, lone tree
$ 40- $ 50
Firefall founder / guitarist Jock Bartley and singer Gary Jones present an evening of Firefall classics like “Just Remember I Love You” and “You Are the Woman”.

Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd
Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison
$ 69- $ 90
Grammy-winning producer Kaytranada plays two nights at Red Rocks, with Sango and Lou Phelps opening both nights.

Summit Musicians Relief Fund takes care of the concert series
Continuously until June, 6 p.m.
The SMRF Cares Concert Series pays local musicians to perform in front of a small audience at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. Each concert is recorded and the video is posted on the organization’s YouTube channel.

The Noise Bath series from Itchy-O
Sundays through May 16, 5:55 p.m.
$ 15
The 57-member avant-garde group Itchy-O presents their interactive streaming series Noise Bath, which runs on Sundays through May 16.

You can find more music events in the Westword concert calendar. Are you organizing a concert that you might want to consider for this list? Send information to [email protected]

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