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A Music Lover's Guide to Denver
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A Music Lover's Guide to Denver

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Updated: 19 October 2017
Denver is a thriving arts and culture center, and music is a big part of the Mile High City’s charm. From world-class arenas to a wide array of smaller venues, here’s a music lover’s guide to Denver…

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is probably what people think of when they think of Denver music. And for good reason. This naturally formed amphitheater has a long history of hosting some of music’s biggest acts. It’s a truly one-of-a-kind experience to catch a concert here under the stars.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO, + 1 720 865 2494

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Fillmore Auditorium

The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is an excellent venue with a wide array of big-name musical acts. Tickets for the Fillmore Auditorium can be purchased through Live Nation.

Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N Clarkson St, Denver, CO, + 1 303 837 0360

Ogden Theatre

The Ogden Theatre, also located in Denver’s Capitol Hill, hosts 150 concerts every year through AEG Live. The building is also a registered Denver landmark as well as a National Historic landmark.

Ogden Theatre, 935 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO, +1 303 832 1874

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Bluebird Theater

The Bluebird Theater is another historic concert venue with musical acts hosted through AEG Live. With over 250 shows a year, there’s always someone playing at the Bluebird, whether it be a big name act or a local up-and-comer.

Bluebird Theater, 3317 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO, +1 303 377 1666

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Denver’s top jazz club is DazzleJazz. Dazzle sees some of the top jazz musicians around with shows on a nightly basis. Dazzle also has a full restaurant, offering a fusion of Mexican and Italian cooking.

Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. Denver, CO, USA, +1 303 839 5100

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Herman’s Hideaway

Herman’s Hideaway has been around for 30 years and offers live music from every genre on a nightly basis. There’s upwards of 50 bands playing on any given week, including bigger names and plenty of local and indie groups.

Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S Broadway, Denver, CO, + 1 303 777 5840

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Larimer Lounge

Larimer Lounge is a classic dive bar that brings in indie acts, both local and national. Enjoy live music under the Christmas lights throughout the main room. And take a break on the patio for a chat in between sets.

Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St, Denver, CO. +1 303 291 2007

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Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox is a restaurant, bar and live music venue unlike any other. Ophelia’s likes to call itself a “gastro-brothel.” The multi-level space is decorated like an old-fashioned peep show parlor, and visitors can expect to enjoy food and cocktails along with live music almost every night of the week.

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St, Denver, CO, +1 303 993 8023

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