For months, a lot of us have been living without live music. As the vaccine and warmer weather promise a gradual return to “normal,” The Museum of Contemporary Art has come up with a creative — if unusual — concert setup to give music lovers a chance to safely experience concerts again.
In their new “live-ish” concert series, Garageband, MCA guests will sit at reserved tables on the museum roof. Meanwhile, bands will perform from the opposite roof atop the parking garage across the street. Starting this month, groups of two and four will book tables to listen to the music from a slight distance while enjoying food and beverages from the rooftop Cafe & Bar.
“This is going to be a special, intimate, in-person experience,” said Sarah Baie, MCA Denver Director of Programming, in a press release. “It’s thrilling to offer live music again for a limited in-person audience and to be working with some of Denver’s most talented bands.”
Those talents include the synthpop quartet Retrofette, R&B-influenced musician Kid Astronaut and funky Afrofuturistic trio The Grand Alliance.
A limited number of tables for two will be lined up along the 15th street side of the roof, with views of the “stage.” Tables of four will have slightly obstructed views and be spread throughout the café and under the rooftop canopy. VIP reservations for two also come with a bottle of wine or champagne, as well as your choice of a cheese, charcuterie or olive and nut tray. All other reservations include a free drink per guest.
Tickets start at $120 per table and are available for purchase now. You can also stream the performances for free on MCA’s website.
Here’s the lineup:
Friday, March 19
SundayCandy & Retrofette
Friday, March 26
Machu Linea featuring Rare Byrd$ & Kid Astronaut and The Nebula
Friday, April 2
Felix Ayodele & The New Moons and The Grand Alliance