Top Choice Performing Arts in Denver

Denver Performing Arts Complex

This massive complex – one of the largest of its kind – occupies four city blocks and houses several major theaters, including the historic Ellie Caulkins Opera House and the Seawell Grand Ballroom. It’s also home t…
Top Choice Live Music in Aspen

Belly Up

Long the top nightspot in Aspen, Belly Up has built and maintained its street cred by bringing the best live acts to the Aspen people. That means everything from local bluegrass bands to hip-hop globalist K’NAAN and…
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Steve's Guitars

On weekend nights, this unassuming guitar shop turns into an intimate one-room venue where the focus is all about enjoying great, usually acoustic, music. Shows at this community favorite start around 8:30pm on Frid…
Top Choice Live Music in Breckenridge


Breckenridge’s only ‘true’ nightclub brings live music to the people most nights. The taste is wide and deep, ranging from bluegrass to jazz to funk to rock. It’s mostly indie acts here, but some bigger names do dri…
Top Choice Jazz in Denver

El Chapultepec

This smoky, old-school jazz joint attracts a diverse mix of people. Since it opened in 1951, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald have played here, as have Jagger and Richards. Local jazz bands take the t…
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Live Music in Front Range

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is set between 400ft-high red sandstone rocks 15 miles southwest of Denver. Acoustics are so good many artists record live albums here. The 9000-seat theater offers stunning views and draws bi…
Live Music in Denver

Grizzly Rose

This is one kick-ass honky-tonk – 40,000 sq ft of hot live music – attracting real cowboys from as far as Cheyenne. The Country Music Association called it the best country bar in America. If you’ve never experience…
Performing Arts in Aspen

Wheeler Opera House

Built in 1887, one of Aspen’s oldest and finest examples of Victorian architecture has been a working theater since it first opened – with the exception of the 30 or so years during which things were interrupted by …
Theater in Aspen

Theatre Aspen

A nonprofit theater and drama school that hosts classes, workshops and periodic productions (mostly in the summer and early autumn) from its gorgeous, tented complex in the heart of Rio Grande Park. Matinees include…