By Jon Solomon, Westword | Since COVID-19 restrictions were lowered to Level Orange in early January, music venues around Denver and surrounding suburbs have started hosting live bands again, with limited capacities. Most venues have irregular hours, and all have strict safety protocols and limited capacity, so make sure to reach out to the individual venues to see how things work and to make sure there are no calendar changes. Here’s where live music is happening:
204 South College Avenue, Fort Collins
Concerts are lined up from February through April at the historic downtown Fort Collins venue.
9890 West Girton Drive, Lakewood
The 9,000-square-foot live-music venue is gradually bringing back shows through January, while also preparing to record and stream them in the near future. Karaoke nights on Wednesdays have returned, as well.
535 16th Street Mall, #110
Live music starts 8 p.m. every night of the week. Acts like Mixed Apes, Brant Williams & Many Colors and the Gabe Mervine Quartet are slated to perform in January and February.
314 East 13th Avenue
The underground electronic-music venue brings in local talent as well as select national headliners for live shows; it has also started incorporating livestreams.
1119 Washington Avenue, Golden
While some February concerts have been pushed back to May, there are still a few on the books.
Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom and the Other Side
2635 Welton Street
There are a number of shows lined up at both Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom and the Other Side through March and a few in April and May, including the Funk Sessions (featuring Shira Elias, Lyle Divinsky, Joey Porter, Eddie Roberts, Alvin Ford, Jr., MonoNeon, Taz and more), Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue, and the Other Brothers (Allman Brothers tribute).
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[COMBO Member] Your Mom’s House
608 East 13th Avenue
The Capitol Hill venue reopened in early January and is doing rock and electronica multi-band bills nearly every day of the week.
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Jon has kindly listed many more venues. Please go to this site to read them all. Make note of them for future reference and, above all, support these venues and artists. They’ve had a really rough time the last year.
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