Jun 29, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019
The Steamboat Free Summer Concerts 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 concerts now features 5 events per year with attendance averaging 3,500 to 7,000 per concert for an annual average of 25,000. The Steamboat Free Summer Concerts 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 concerts are supported by many businesses as a way for them to provide added benefit to their employees.
Learn more about Steamboat's FREE Summer Concerts at KeepinItFree.com
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.
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.
You can bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and all ages are welcome.
Outside food & beverages are not allowed at the shows. No dogs and no smoking.
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.
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.
Jun 29, 2019
The 2019 Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concerts kicks off with a double header featuring The Expendables and The Movement!
Jul 5, 2019
Prepare yourself as the 2019 Steamboat Summer Concerts season continues with the North Mississippi Allstars.
Jul 27, 2019
The 2019 Steamboat Summer Concerts keeps on rocking with Kevin Russell’s Shinyribs at Howelsen Hill Amphitheater.
Sep 1, 2019
Join us September 1st, 2019 for the third 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!