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Big concerts coming to Denver: Dead & Co., Bruce Campbell, String Cheese Incident and more

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Big concerts coming to Denver: Dead & Co., Bruce Campbell, String Cheese Incident and more

Note: All shows are subject to postponement or cancellation due to changing COVID-19 mandates and venue rules. Prices do not include service fees. Please check with event organizers for updated information and see state of Colorado’s guidance at covid19.colorado.gov.

BruceFest: The Definitive Bruce Campbell Film Festival is the latest horror-themed event to take over Estes Park’s Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Stephen King’s “The Shining.” The festival celebrates cult icon Bruce Campbell with screenings featuring him in-person. There’s a “watch with” series where Campbell answers audience Qs about the Evil Dead series, alongside photo opps, a horror-film exhibit, Ghostly Scavenger Hunt, competitions and pricey upgrades for super-fans.

And, of course, continuous showings of Campbell films such as “Bubba Ho-Tep,” “My Name is Bruce” and the aforementioned Evil Dead series. Tickets for the Nov. 12-14 event are on sale at various tiers: $300 for “base level” events and screenings; $450 for that and “preferred access” (more perks); and $600 for everything plus cocktails and dinner with Campbell. (stanleyhotel.com or axs.com)

Dead & Co. this week added a pair of surprise, late-season shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The Oct. 19 and 20 concerts, featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, come just before the band’s two previously announced shows at Greenwood Village’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Oct. 22-23. Tickets for the new, earlier shows are on sale at noon on Sept. 24. ($100-$199.50, axs.com)

Also at the Stanley Hotel: The annual, beloved string of Stanley shows from Murder by Death continues with a Jan. 21-23, 2022, run at the Estes Park hotel and venue. Tickets are on sale. Weekend passes and the Jan. 23 show are sold out; others are $60 per concert. (murderbydeath.com)

Colorado’s String Cheese Incident, which has seen COVID troubles on and off stage this year that forced it to cancel shows, returns with a Thanksgiving weekend run at RiNo’s Mission Ballroom. Tickets for the 16-and-up shows on Nov. 24, 26 and 27 are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17. General admission is $60, while VIP tickets are $89.50 and three-day passes are $179.85. (axs.com)

Christian rapper TobyMac and his DiverseCity (yes, they’re actually racially diverse) band will headline Ball Arena on March 3, 2022, promoters announced this week, with opening sets from Crowder, Cain, Cochren & Co., and Terrian. Tickets for the shows, part of the Hits Deep tour, are on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. (Prices unavailable as of press time, ticketmaster.com)

Lacuna: Tom Hamilton & Holly Bowling will headline the Boulder Theater on Dec. 17 for “an intimate evening of improvisation.” Tickets for the all-ages concert are on sale. ($25-$30, bouldertheater.com)

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