Denver’s big Day of Rock with five stages and 25 bands has fans of all ages rocking out on the 16th Street Mall on Saturday, May 25 — and the best part: It’s all FREE. Whatever your taste in rock music, you’ll find it somewhere along the mall. The bass starts pumping at 1:45 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Performances are by Eli Young, Barns Courtney, Austin Young Band, Wild Belle, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers and many more. Stages are at Curtis, Champa, Welton and in Skyline Park. More than 18 gourmet food trucks and beer gardens will serve food and drink through the day.
Other than the bands, there are kid-friendly vendors available such as a Monster Mural, balloon artists, face painters, a silent disco, and more located throughout the 16th Street Mall area.
Downtown Denver parking is available at any lot, or you can take public transportation, Uber, or Lyft to get downtown. Please be aware that this is a pedestrian-driven event, so many streets around the event will be shut down.
Parking is also available for a special $6 rate (50% off the standard rate) at the Sheraton Denver Garage (249 15th St.). Enter this location at 249 15th St., this is the Sheraton Denver garage operated by Towne Park. It is located on the right-and side of 16th St. Mall (a one-way street) between Cleveland Place and Court Place. There are many entrances to this garage, so you may enter at the 15th Street or 16th Street entrances
The Day of Rock truly is a one-of-a-kind music event presented by Amp the Cause, a local nonprofit that raises funds for more than 50 children’s charities.
16th Street Mall