Denver Comes Alive 2023 Lineup Mixes Bluegrass & Funk

Yonder Mountain String Band, Lettuce, The Word and Kitchen Dwellers are among acts set to play the first two-night installment of the event.

By Scott Bernstein Oct 26, 2022 9:18 am PDT

Denver Comes Alive has been expanded to two nights for its 2023 installment with the lineup for the first evening going heavy on bluegrass and the second focusing on funk. The event presented by Live For Live Music in partnership with AEG Rocky Mountains will take place at Denver’s Mission Ballroom on Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14.

SiriusXM’s Ari Fink has been tapped to host the third edition of Denver Comes Alive with a portion of proceeds going towards Backline. Pre-sale tickets will be available using EARLYBIRD as the code starting tomorrow (Thursday, October 27) at 10 a.m. MT. The general on-sale launches this Friday, October 28 at 10 a.m. MT. Buy Denver Comes Alive 2023 tickets via AXS.com.

Performances on Friday, January 13 come from Yonder Mountain String Band, Kitchen Dwellers, Maggie Rose and WinterWonderWomen. The latter is a supergroup consisting of Bridget Law, Lindsay Lou, Mimi Naja, Megan Letts, Emma Rose and Michelle Pietrafitta. Artists-at-Large confirmed thus far are Jason Carter, Kyle Tuttle and Tyree Woods with others to be announced.

Lettuce, The Word (Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and “Ray Ray” Holloman), The Main Squeeze and Super Sonic Shorties play Denver Comes Alive on Saturday, January 14. The Main Squeeze will be augmented by an ensemble dubbed Pulp Friction that features Will Phillips, Adryon de León, Shira Elias, Parris Fleming and Nick Gerlach. Super Sonic Shorties is made up of Nikki Glaspie, Katty Rodriguez, Tonya Sweets, Natalie Cressman, Ella Feingold, Amy Bellamy and Erica Falls.

“Denver Comes Alive is the perfect cross-section of music, collaboration, community, and philanthropy,” explained Denver Comes Alive and Live For Live Music founder Kunj Shah. “By expanding to two days this year—with one night focused on bluegrass and Americana and another on funk and soul—we hope to celebrate the sounds at the heart of the Denver live music scene and put a spotlight on the musicianship that makes it great.”

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