Artists will come from as far away as Chile to play free concerts at Levitt Pavilion this summer

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Dragondeer’s drummer Carl Sorensen plays Levitt Pavilion’s last free show of their inaugural season, Sept. 24, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Get your dancing pants on: The Levitt Pavilion has announced its first round of free concerts this summer.

Starting May 22, the outdoor concert venue in lovely Ruby Hill Park will host artists nearly every week at shows that are absolutely free to attend. Bring a blanket, chairs and some snacks and you've got yourself a guaranteed good time. All Levitt asks is that you RSVP at its website, Ticketed events are also on the sched, the first being the Celctic Woman concert on May 24; tickets start at $39.75.

Last year, Levitt held 50 concerts with over 44,000 attendees. Of all the bands that played, 56 were from Colorado and nearly 50 percent of the bands featured female talent.

Here are the free shows announced so far for summer 2020. The asterisks indicate artists who perform in English and Spanish.

May 22 - Gondwana with E.N Young * (reggae from Santiago, Chile)

June 5 - Busty and the Bass (electro-soul from Quebec, Canada)

June 6 - La Santa Cecilia * (cumbia/bossa nova from Los Angeles)

June 11 - Alex Cuba * (singer-songwriter from British Columbia, Canada)

June 13 - Rebirth Brass Band (brass/funk from New Orleans)

June 19 - Logan Mize (country/singer-songwriter from Kansas)

June 28 - The Slackers (ska from NYC)

July 16 - Las Cafeteras * (world/folk from Los Angeles)

July 26 - John King (country/singer-songwriter from Georgia)

July 17 - Patrick Sweany (blues from Ohio)

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