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Where to Find Denver’s Best Live Music Venues


Denver is home to one of the country’s most diverse and active music scenes. From bluegrass mandolin solos to funky bass lines, local bands to national acts, the Mile High City is a destination for eclectic tastes.

In addition to the long list of musical acts who make their way through Denver, our city is also home to a number of world-famous music venues. Music lovers from across the globe have a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater on their bucket list. Plus, we have a long list of jazz bars, nightclubs, and dive bars with live music sure to spice up your night.

El Chapultepec

Known as a jazz club with tasty and casual Mexican eats, El Chapultepec is a classic Denver live music venue. As one of the oldest bars in the state, it’s never lost its charm. They still offer live music every night of the week. After you work up a sweat on the dance floor, put in an order for guacamole and chips or a tasty quesadilla. If you’re a musician yourself, stop by on Monday nights for the midnight jam session.


Herb’s Hideout is another gem for live music in downtown Denver. Located in the famous LoDo area, Herb’s has long been a cornerstone of the city’s oldest and best-known historic district. They book a wide range of acts from jazz and blues, to R&B and DJs, alongside an array of hip cocktails.

Ogden Theater

Set in a historic movie theater built in 1917 in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, Ogden Theater is one of the city’s most popular music venues. They book big name acts across genres, including musicians like Ween, 2 Chainz, and Foster the People. Even with the major talent that comes through, The Ogden Theater in Denver feels intimate, with a maximum capacity of 1,600 people.

The Hi Dive

Located in the Baker neighborhood, The Hi Dive is truly a Denver institution. Many local bands get their start on The Hi Dive stage playing everything from bluegrass to punk. An eclectic venue known for its cheap drinks and good vibes, The Hi Dive is a musician-owned bar with a dedication to the local music scene.

Restaurants In Cherry Creek

For a more relaxing evening closer to home, check out the live music at the restaurants in Cherry Creek. Visit Bull and Bush for delicious pub food with occasional live jazz, or make a reservation at Elway’s Cherry Creek to catch their summer concert series.

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