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 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.
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.
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
The Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom provides a smaller venue in Denver with some of the best indie music. Enjoy shows in both the main ballroom and The Other Side. You can sometimes check out live music in both spaces at the same time.
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St, Denver, CO, + 1 303 297 1772
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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
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
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