The Motet's Concert History

Using the rich musical landscapes of Boulder and Denver Colorado as their muse, The Motet has mastered the delicate task of constantly reinventing their sound while staying true to their various roots. Founded in 1998 by Dave Watts, The Motet has become one of the best improvisational bands touring . Their ability to seamlessly fuse elements of afro-beat, electronica, funk, and jazz has led to a sound that defies categorization.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Sep 17, 2021 Resonance Festival Day 2  
Keller Williams / Keller Williams: More than a Little / Emancipator / Umphrey's McGee / Tipper / TAUK / The Motet / Sunsquabi / Papadosio / Daily Bread / Dual natured / Mcmulty / Face plant / Vinja / Maxfield / Earthcry / 5am trio / Lusine / Foxtail / Random Rab / Mind at large / Kendall Street Company / Sicard Hollow / Primal / Stringus khan / Intergalactic Spaceforce Show all bands
Marvin's Mountaintop Masontown, West Virginia, United States
Sep 04, 2021 4848 Festival Day 2
The Motet / Greensky Bluegrass / Legion of Melvin (Melvin Seals & JGB with Karl Denson) / Keller And The Keels / The Lil Smokies / The Commonheart / Katie Henry / Clinton Clegg / Jake Krack
Snowshoe Mountain Resort Snowshoe, West Virginia, USA
Sep 03, 2021 –
Sep 05, 2021
4848 Festival  
Greensky Bluegrass / Goose / Yonder Mountain String Band / The Motet / Greensky Bluegrass / Legion of Melvin (Melvin Seals & JGB with Karl Denson) / Keller & The Keels / The Lil Smokies / The Commonheart / Easy Star All-Stars / Grace Potter / Galactic feat. Anjelika 'Jelly' Joseph / Twiddle / Ghost-Note Show all bands
Snowshoe Mountain Resort Snowshoe, West Virginia, USA
Jun 04, 2021 The Motet / Eric Krasno / Antwaun Stanley / Jennifer Hartswick / Natalie Cressman / Jason Hann Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Mar 07, 2020 The Motet Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Feb 13, 2020 The Motet Revolution Hall Portland, Oregon, United States
Dec 28, 2019 Karl Denson's Tiny Universe / The Motet / DJ Logic   The Fillmore San Francisco, California, United States
Nov 22, 2019 The Motet / The RT's Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nov 14, 2019 The Motet Town Ballroom Buffalo, New York, United States
Oct 24, 2019 –
Oct 27, 2019
Hulaween 2019  
String Cheese Incident / Anderson.Paak / Bassnectar / Big Wild / Break Science / CloZee / Eoto / Flying Lotus / Jai Wolf / Joe Russo's Almost Dead / Lettuce / Magic City Hippies / Manic Focus / The Motet / Tom Morello / Umphrey's McGee / Whethan
Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Live Oak, Florida, United States
Oct 24, 2019 Hulaween  
Magic City Hippies / Eoto / Circles Around the Sun / Tycho / Justin Jay / Umphrey's McGee / STS9 / Whipped Cream / Peekaboo / Polyrhythmics / Bears & Lions / The Motet / Big Wild / The Grass is Dead / J.Worra / Billy Strings / Walker & Royce / Whethan / Tchami / Joe Russo's Almost Dead / The String Cheese Incident / Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals Show all bands
Spirit of Suwannee Music Park Live Oak, Florida, United States
Oct 04, 2019 The Motet Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, California, United States
Sep 27, 2019 –
Sep 29, 2019
Devil's Backbone Hoopla 2019
Ripe / Jon Stickley Trio / Robert Walter's 20th Congress / the Motet
Devil's Backbone Brewery Roseland, VA
Aug 01, 2019 –
Aug 04, 2019
The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival 2019    
Matisyahu / Big Gigantic / Steel Pulse / STS9 / OPIUO / The Floozies / Twiddle / Manic Focus / The Motet / Sunsquabi / Dopapod / The Claypool Lennon Delirium / the werks / Turkuaz / Cory Wong / MarchFourth / Lespecial / Melvin Seals & JGB / Cycles / Earthcry / Steady Flow / Joe Marcinek Band / Chachuba / Dizgo / LITZ (US) / The Quasi Kings / Kyle Hollingsworth Band / The Trifinity / The Trancident Show all bands
Legend Valley Thornville, Ohio, United States
Jul 25, 2019 –
Jul 28, 2019
The Peach Music Festival  
Trey Anastasio Band / Joe Russo's Almost Dead / The String Cheese Incident / moe. / Greensky Bluegrass / Lettuce / Pigeons Playing Ping Pong / The Marcus King Band / The Infamous Stringdusters / Yonder Mountain String Band / Billy Strings / Allman Betts Band / Big Something / Aqueous / Blues Traveler / Southern Avenue / Bumpin Uglies / Lotus / The Magic Beans / Jaimoe's Jasssz Band / Bobby Lee Rodgers / Maggie Rose / The Motet / Brandon Niederauer / Warren Haynes & Grace Potter / Phil Lesh & Friends Show all bands
The Pavilion at Montage Mountain Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 25, 2019 –
Jul 28, 2019
Peach Music Festival / Trey Anastasio Band / Phil & Friends / String Cheese Incident / moe. / String Cheese Incident / Greensky Bluegrass / Lotus / Blues Travler / Pigeons Playing Ping Pong / Billy Strings / The Motet / Aqueous / Joe Russo's Almo...  
Peach Music Festival / Trey Anastasio Band / Phil & Friends / String Cheese Incident / moe. / String Cheese Incident / Greensky Bluegrass / Lotus / Blues Travler / Pigeons Playing Ping Pong / Billy Strings / The Motet / Aqueous / Joe Russo's Almost Dead Show all bands
Montage Mountain Moosic, Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 23, 2019 –
Jul 28, 2019
FloydFest 19 - Voyage Home  
The String Cheese Incident / Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band / Kacey Musgraves / Brandi Carlisle / Tyler Childers / Leftover Salmon / Margo Price / Fantastic Negrito / Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real / Hot Tuna / Keller Williams Grateful Grass / Karl Danson's Tiny Universe / The Motet / Jade Bird / The War and Treaty / Kyle Hollingsworth Band / American Aquarium / DJ Williams' Shots Fired / Acoustic Syndicate / Buffalo Mountain Jam V4 / Songs from the Road Band / Kaleta & Super Yamba Band / New Orleans Suspects / The Saturators / Lillie Mae / Becca Mancari / Trout Steak Revival / Jon Stickley Trio / The Wooks / Mountain Heart / Yarn / Nora Jane Struthers / Front Country / Pert Near Sandstone / Old Salt Union / The Yawpers / Bella's Bartok / Circus No. 9 / Honeysuckle / The Broadcast / Erin & the Wildfire / The Virginia Gentlemen / Sean McConnell / Pumphouse Blues / Elise Davis / L.A. Edwards / Magnolia Boulevard / Travers Brothership / Blue Mule / Chupacabras / The Dead Reckoning / Dharma Bombs / Gote / Jordan Harmon / Morgan Wade & the Stepbrothers / Music Road Co / My Radio / Solacoustix / The Floorboards / The Jam / The Wildmans / Django Burgess / Acid Cats / Arkansauce / Dark Moon Hollow / Dowtown Abby & the Echoes / Driftwood Gypsy / If Birds Could Fly / Marvelous Funkshun / Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix / The Northerners / The Volts / Tuatha Dea / Vintage Pistol Show all bands
Floydfest Floyd, Virginia, United States
Jul 12, 2019 Galactic, The Motet & Moon Hooch   Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Jul 12, 2019 The Motet / Galactic Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
Mar 08, 2019 The Motet / No BS! Brass Band The National Richmond, Virginia, United States
Mar 08, 2019 The Motet / NO BS! Brass Band Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Feb 22, 2019 The Motet / John Medeski's Mad Skillet UC Theater Berkeley, California, United States
Feb 22, 2019 The Motet / John Medeski / John Medeski's Mad Skillet The UC Theatre Berkeley, California, United States
Feb 22, 2019 The Motet / John Medeski's Mad Skillet UC Theater Berkeley, California, United States
Feb 16, 2019 The Motet / John Medeski's Mad Skillet Roseland Theater Portland, Oregon, United States
Feb 16, 2019 The Motet / Jon Medeski's Crazy Skillet The Roseland Ballroom Portland, Oregon, United States
Feb 09, 2019 The Motet / Galactic Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, New York, United States
Dec 31, 2018 Moon Hooch / The Motet / Jaw Gems   State Theatre Portland, Maine, United States
Nov 10, 2018 Funky Dawgz Brass Band / The Motet   Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, New York, United States
Oct 05, 2018 The Big Weekend
The Motet / Mungion
Concord Music Hall Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sep 14, 2018 –
Sep 15, 2018
Colorado KIND Festival  
String Cheese Incident
Planet Bluegrass Lyons, Colorado, United States
Jul 07, 2018 George Thorogood and The Destroyers / Ranky Tanky / The Motet / Ruthie Foster   Tom McCall Waterfront Park Portland, Oregon, United States
Jun 16, 2018 Jam Sandwich 2018
The Motet / Perpetual Groove
Mayo Island Richmond, Virginia, United States
Jun 16, 2018 –
Jun 16, 2018
Jam Sandwich Festival 2018
Love Canon / The Motet / Perpetual Groove / CBDB / Super Doppler
Mayo Island Richmond, Virginia, United States
Jun 02, 2018 The Motet / Boombox / The New Mastersounds   Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado, United States
May 25, 2018 –
May 27, 2018
BottleRock Music Festival 2018  
Bruno Mars / The Killers / Muse / Snoop Dogg / The Chainsmokers / Incubus / Halsey / Earth, Wind & Fire / Phantogram / The Head and the Heart / Billy Idol / E-40 / Thievery Corporation / Oh Wonder / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Manchester Orchestra / Bleachers / New Politics / LANY / Shakey Graves / SOJA / Lake Street Dive / St. Paul and The Broken Bones / Natalia LaFourcade / The White Panda / Watsky / Bomba Estéreo / The Revivalists / Allen Stone / Jukebox the Ghost / COIN / J Roddy Walston & the Business / Jacob Banks / The Districts / The Struts / NoMBe / Nahko and Medicine for the People / ayokay / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Allan Rayman / Dean Lewis / Flor / MISSIO / Alice Merton / Pokey LaFarge / The Record Company / Welshly Arms / Matt Maeson / Tank and the Bangas / mondo cozmo / The Motet / Alex Lahey / Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real / Mt. Joy / The Aces / Jon and Roy / Billy Raffoul / MAGIC GIANT / Wrecks / Low Cut Connie / RIVVRS / Caitlyn Smith / The Night Game / Dhani Harrison / Moonalice / The Brevet / Durand Jones and the Indications / Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra / Ethan Tucker / Hundred Handed / Hamish Anderson / David Luning / Dan Luke and the Raid / Liz Huett / Dani Bell & The Tarantist / The Knitts / Tommy Odetto / Pony Bradshaw / Silverado Pickups / Napa Valley Youth Symphony / Anchor & the Bell / Mike D Dj Set / Sanho The Indian Show all bands
Napa Valley Exposition Napa, California, United States
Apr 20, 2018 –
Apr 22, 2018
Sweetwater 420 Fest 2018  
SOJA / Marco Benevento / Ghostland Observatory / Umphrey's McGee / Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds / Tedeschi Trucks Band / The Mantras / Greensky Bluegrass / Anders Osborne / The Motet / The String Cheese Incident / Sturgill Simpson / Papadosio / Joe Russo's Almost Dead / The Infamous Stringdusters / Stick Figure / Los Colognes / Vulfpeck / The vegabonds / Hirie / The Record Company / The Trongone Band / Cofresi / Walden / Spafford / Maddy O'Neal / TAUK / Durand Jones and the Indications / Southern Avenue / Brandon Niederauer / Funk You / Derlee / Emma's Lounge / Dr. Strangelove / The Orange Constant / The Quaildogs / Universal Sigh / The Fritz (US) / Hedonistas / Migrant Worker / Bennett Wales and The Relief / DJ Hourglass / Bird Dog Jubilee / Luthi Show all bands
Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Apr 20, 2018 –
Apr 22, 2018
Sweetwater 420 Fest 2018  
Marco Benevento / Ghostland Observatory / Umphrey's McGee / Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds / Tedeschi Trucks Band / The Mantras / Anders Osborne / The Motet / The String Cheese Incident / Sturgill Simpson / Papadosio / Joe Russo's Almost Dead / Stick Figure / Vulfpeck / Hirie / The Record Company / Walden / Spafford / TAUK / Durand Jones and the Indications / Southern Avenue / Brandon Niederauer / Funk You Show all bands
Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Apr 20, 2018 –
Apr 22, 2018
Sweetwater 420 Fest 2018  
SOJA / Marco Benevento / Ghostland Observatory / Umphrey's McGee / Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds / Tedeschi Trucks Band / The Mantras / Greensky Bluegrass / Anders Osborne / The Motet / The String Cheese Incident / Sturgill Simpson / Papadosio / Joe Russo's Almost Dead / The Infamous Stringdusters / Stick Figure / Los Colognes / Vulfpeck / Hirie / The Record Company / The Trongone Band / Cofresi / Walden / Spafford / Maddy O'Neal / TAUK / Durand Jones and the Indications / Southern Avenue / Brandon Niederauer / Funk You / The Vegabonds / Derlee / Emma's Lounge / Luthi / Dr. Strangelove / The Orange Constant / The Quaildogs / Universal Sigh / The Fritz (US) / Hedonistas / Migrant Worker / Bennett Wales and The Relief / DJ Hourglass / Bird Dog Jubilee Show all bands
Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Apr 20, 2018 –
Apr 22, 2018
Sweetwater 420 Fest 2018  
SOJA / Umphrey's McGee / Tedeschi Trucks Band / The String Cheese Incident / Vulfpeck / Stick Figure / Greensky Bluegrass / The Infamous Stringdusters / Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds / The Motet / Joe Russo's Almost Dead / Spafford / Southern Avenue / Brandon Niederauer Show all bands
Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Mar 24, 2018 Lettuce / The Motet   Capitol Theatre Port Chester, New York, United States
Mar 23, 2018 Lettuce / The Motet   Capitol Theatre Port Chester, New York, United States
Mar 02, 2018 –
Mar 04, 2018
McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2018  
Washed Out / OAR / Dr. Dog / Cutcopy / The Marcus King Band / Big Gigantic / The Revivalists / White Denim / The Motet / Gorgon City / Lemaitre / Seratones / Jai Wolf / Anderson East / Brasstracks / Mura Masa / Too Many Zooz / The Noodles / Magic City Hippies / Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) / Lucky Chops / Andy Frasco & the U.N. / Wyves / The Russ Liquid Test / GRiZ / Kidswaste / Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra / Treezus / The Uncommon Good / The Lonesome Wilderness / Treasurefruit / Jane n' the Jungle / Jerusafunk / Scattered Melodies / Spark Jack Daddy / Romen Buffalo and the Loyal Order / Daisy Show all bands
Margaret T. Hance Park Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Feb 16, 2018 Lettuce / The Motet   Fox Theater Oakland, California, United States
Feb 10, 2018 Lettuce / The Motet Stubb's BBQ Austin, Texas, United States
Nov 15, 2017 The Motet / Dopapod   The National Richmond, Virginia, United States
Nov 11, 2017 –
Nov 11, 2017
The Motet Bogart's Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Nov 04, 2017 The Motet Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado, United States
Nov 03, 2017 The Motet Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado, United States
Nov 03, 2017 The Motet Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado, United States
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Concerts Per Year:
2021 4 concerts
2020 2 concerts
2019 21 concerts
2018 18 concerts
2017 24 concerts
2016 10 concerts
2015 12 concerts
2014 6 concerts
2013 3 concerts
2012 5 concerts
2010 3 concerts
2007 1 concert
2006 5 concerts
2002 1 concert
2001 1 concert
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