Pimps of Joytime will kick off the venue's Summer Concert Series on May 14.

Levitt Pavilion Denver, Ruby Hill Park's free outdoor concert venue, announced the return of live events after a year shut down by COVID-19. The venue currently has 10 concerts scheduled for its Summer Concert Series starting May 14.

Reservations will be required to attend concerts and attendees will be grouped in pods. RSVPs and VIP tickets are now available on the venue's website.

The nonprofit venue has been open since 2017 with the mission to build community through music with 50 free, diverse, and family-friendly concerts every summer. It is the largest outdoor venue inside Denver's city limits. During COVID-19 shutdowns, the venue offered a variety of virtual concerts.

Levitt Pavilion said it needs to raise $25,000 to fuel its 2021 "comeback season." It is asking for tax-deductible donations on its website and encouraging patrons to buy membership programs that provide perks including free drinks, T-shirts, VIP access, and public recognition of support.

Here is the scheduled summer concert lineup so far:

Pimps of Joytime (with Kellindo)

Rock de Mayo (featuring iZCALLi)

DeVotchka (with Nina de Freitas & Adam Cayton-Holland)

DeVotchka (with Edwina Maben & Adam Cayton-Holland)

Central City Opera

Dustbowl Revival (with Emily Scott Robinson)

Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers (with Graham Good & The Painters)

Mike Love (with Cas Haley)


Flobots (with Brothers of Brass)

Colorado Cool Vibes Reggae Fest

Do you plan to attend a concert at Levitt Pavilion Denver this summer? Tell us which one in the comments.