Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks Music Festival Takes A Break, But He Promises Two Unforgettable Nights At Red Rocks

“It’s been seven years since I’ve played Red Rocks,” Bentley shared in his latest concert announcement.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 16, 2023


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Dierks Bentey’s Seven Peaks Music Festival will not be returning in 2023, however, the country hitmaker has planned two exciting shows in Colorado for the first week of September. 

Bentley announced plans to headline back-to-back nights at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on Tuesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 6. 

On Sept. 5, Bentley will headline alongside special guests Ashley McBryde, The Red Clay Strays and Harper O’Neill. The following night, Sept. 6, Bentley will welcome The Infamous Stringdusters, Tanner Usrey and Kaitlin Butts.

According to a press release, the Seven Peaks Festival community of fans and friends will have access to presale tickets beginning Thurs., June 22 ahead of the general onsale next Friday, June 23 at 10:00A local time at Dierks.com.
“It’s been seven years since I’ve played Red Rocks, so when I heard that we could get two nights on the schedule there, I jumped at it.  Some of the best concert experiences of my life have been in Colorado, and that venue is certainly at the top of the list,” Bentley shared. “I’m bringing along some of my favorite singers and musicians to give the fans two nights they’ll never forget.”

In addition to Bentley’s shows at Red Rocks, his hilarious ’90s-influenced band Hot Country Knights, will headline a show at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Denver on Labor Day (Sept. 4). The group’s show at Seven Peaks Music Festival was canceled due to inclement weather and they’ll be “coming back with a vengeance” for their show on Labor Day. 

Seven Peakers will have first access to tickets for the one-night stand Hot Country Knights: Refuse To Be Canceled on June 22.  Any remaining tickets will be available Fri., June 23 at 10:00A local time at Dierks.com.

Bentley, who recently performed at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of CMA Fest, revealed that his next single to country radio will be “Something Real.”

The song is featured on his 10th studio album, GRAVEL & GOLD and finds the country star longing for the important things in life. 

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“Yeah, I need a little backbone in my backbeat/ I need a little lifelong in my front seat/ I need the kinda moments that make my whole wide world stand still/ I wanna hear about a deep cut, a heartbreak/ Yeah, tell me ’bout your hard times, your mistakes/ Give me something that’ll burn, I can turn into something I can feel/ Yeah, I want somethin’ real, somethin’ real,” he sings while backed by pedal steel, mandolin, banjo and guitar sounds.  

Bentley co-wrote “Something Real” while on a writing retreat in Colorado with Ross Copperman, Michael Hardy, Ashley Gorley, and Luke Dick.  

“I think we are all seeking something a little deeper than what’s on the surface, the things we see on social media,” said Bentley. “For me, that looks like putting my phone down, getting out in nature with my family, writing songs with my friends…doing the things where I find real connection. There is always a little hesitation about putting a new song in the set, but it’s sounding so good live and I appreciate the fans who already know it and are singing it back to us.” 

Dierks Bentley; Photo Provided
Dierks Bentley; Photo Provided

The song follows Bentley’s 22nd chart-topping hit, “Gold.”

Fans can catch Dierks Bentley on his GRAVEL & GOLD TOUR through the summer. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.