Denver is currently the 2nd best city to live in the USA, and it’s not difficult to see why. Boasting over 40 great venues such as The Bluebird Theater and the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver has made a name for itself on the musical map, hosting bands from all over the world. This year alone has seen names such as Metallica, Sting, PJ Harvey, Black Stone Cherry, Modest Mouse and Pixies to name but a few.
Perhaps the best venue that Denver can lay claim to is the world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater which hosts outdoor concerts amidst breathtaking scenery and is every musician’s dream venue to play.
Denver and the surrounding areas see an impressive schedule of diverse music festivals happening every year, with new ones popping up all the time. Denver Underground Music Showcase is a favorite with the natives (as they call themselves) as is the Five Points Jazz Festival, Denver Day of Rock and Riot Fest. There is never a dull moment in Denver with so much music to see and so many venues to play at it’s a wonder anyone ever sleeps!
The most recent bands to break out of Denver include The Lumineers who have seen worldwide success since the release of Hey! Ho! in 2012, the alternative hip hop group Flobots and pop-rockers The Fray. Once you get out and about on the Denver music scene however, it’s clear to see that there are plenty more fantastic artists ready and waiting to burst out of the city.
There are a great many places to record your own music – each with a different vibe, different studio rate and worth checking out. Side 3, The Decibel Garden and Rocky Mountain Recorders are just a few of the many to be found in Denver – with more than 20 to choose from.
Want to get that song on the radio? There are over 40 radio stations in the state of Colorado, including KOSI FM (light rock) and KQKS (hip hop/R&B), so once you’ve cut your record you won’t be short of places to send it!
Denver offers state of the art rehearsal studios so you can work on your live shows at your convenience, with Denver Music Lab, Soundstructure Rehearsal Studios and Rocketspace Studios ranking among the most highly recommended.
AEG – one of the biggest worldwide live agents has a headquarters in Denver, reminding you to aim high! Another worth noting is Sweetwine Entertainment Group who have some awesome artists on their books.
With so much to offer, Denver is the place to be for young musicians wanting to cut their teeth in a fun and friendly city, not forgetting to mention the beautiful location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains that offer endless outdoors activities from kayaking to snowboarding to more festivals and fun! Make music your life in Denver now!
If you are interested in a career in the music industry then Denver is a great place to be! DIME Denver is located in downtown Denver and is really easy to find. To schedule an appointment or to find out more call 303.623.1600 or email [email protected]