But on the other hand, it's a lot closer than Lollapalooza (check its lineup here), the setting is beautiful, the venerable acts are virtually all high-quality, and tickets tend to sell out ridiculously fast.
We're talking, of course, about the Denver Botanic Gardens summer concert series, unveiled this week for 2012. It includes a Fourth of July kickoff concert from the B-52s and Squeeze; Natalie Merchant with the Colorado Symphony; Ladysmith Black Mambazo with the Johnny Clegg Band; Shawn Colvin with Loudon Wainwright III; Al Green; Pat Metheny; and plenty more.
For the full schedule and ticket info, go to the venue website here. And if you end up seeing something that piques your interest, I wouldn't recommend waiting too long to stake your claim.
And now, your moment of nostalgia: