Summer in Colorado means finding any excuse to spend every moment outdoors. And Hudson Gardens’ Summer Concert Series in Littleton has you set with a bevy of excuses in the form of some killer tunes.

Set in the midst of the beauty of a botanical garden, this year’s concert lineup features a little bit for everyone, from classic rock, British reggae, Motown R&B, a trip to the Danger Zone and two-nights of fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July.

The gardens has been putting on some amazing outdoor shows for a minute now and has become a must do for lovers of music and the outdoors.
Tickets to the summer lineup go on sale April 16 for Hudson Garden members and general public sales drop April 23. For information visit


Here’s the lineup:

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! – June 10

38 Special – June 17

The O’Jays – June 24

Super Diamond (with fireworks) – July 3

Firefall (with fireworks) – July 4

Tommy James & The Shondells and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone – July 8

Sheryl Crow (sold out) – July 15

Third Eye Blind – July 22

Chris Isaak – July 29

Little River Band – Aug. 4

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey – Aug. 5

Kenny Loggins – Aug. 11

Toto – Aug. 12

Josh Turner – Aug. 18

Big & Rich – Aug. 26

Boz Scaggs – Sept. 2

— Ramsey Scott, staff writer