They were absolutely awesome in Memphis!
Erik Boa & The Constrictors - Band IBC Competitor
Randall Dubis - Solo IBC Competitor
WELCOME  HOME

Friday, January 30th - A Welcome Home From Memphis Reception and Show
8pm Reception
9pm Show
$7 Cover / $5 MHBS Members

AND
MHBS IBC Solo Winner, Randall Dubis

Saturday, January 31st - A Welcome Home From Memphis Reception and Show
8pm Reception
9pm Show
Randall Dubis
and his Blues Band

$7 Cover / $5 MHBS Members

 
 
  
4923 West 38th Avenue ~ Denver ~ 80212
tele. 303.455.9930
Just east of Sheridan, between Yates & Xavier, on 38th Avenue in Northwest Denver
HOLIDAY  SHOPPING - OUR  STORE  IS  ALWAYS  OPEN!!!
WWW.ZIGGIESLIVEMUSIC.COM/STORE

 

Ziggies accepts these credit cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover.
We also have a low service fee ATM on site for customer convenience.
And we are a FREE Wi-Fi hotspot (Ask your bartender for the pass code)

              



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Welcome  to  Ziggies
The 50th anniversary year of our liquor license

The award winning Oldest Blues Bar in Colorado
Established in 1964
Featuring Live Music 7 Nights A Week



We are located in the heart of Northwest Denver
just minutes from downtown, I-70, and I-25
close to two RTD bus routes (38 & 51)
OPEN 7 days a week at 6pm 
on some Sunday's we open at 1:30pm for our
ALL AGES BBQ and live music events from 2-6pm.
See our calendar for details. 
Free street parking is available on all the
side streets & 38th Avenue surrounding Ziggies.
You are also welcome to park on the SouthEast corner of 38th & Sheridan at the former "Tommy's Marine" parking lot - that's about two blocks west of Ziggies.

No cover charge Sunday (except for the BBQ's) through Wednesday
With the cover set by band ~ Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday BBQ

Ziggies features local, national and even some international touring acts ~ playing more than blues.
We're all about the live music!
Each and every night of the week Ziggies features honest to goodness real live music on a real stage with a real sound system, fantastic musicians and a friendly staff, most of which who are musicians too!

Indeed it's true ~ there are NO televisions in Ziggies!
We have ZIN !!!
ZIN is our Ziggies Information Network - a 40" flat screen monitor which displays upcoming events, specials, and fun stuff!

The longest standing Blues Jam in Colorado happens every Sunday at 7pm, going close to 40 years strong!
Now sponsored by Ziggies & The Mile High Blues Society


Check out our calendar for upcoming shows
Ziggies is an OVER 21 full service bar and music venue.
The  only 2 exceptions to anyone UNDER 21 being allowed in is:

1. During our weekend daytime shows (e.g. 2pm Sunday BBQ's) that are specifically advertised as an ALL AGES WELCOME EVENT or

2. If you are an UNDER 21 musician OR singer and you have a completed, notarized, and FILED affidavit with the Denver Excise and Licenses Department.
You MUST have someone over 21 with you at all times while you are in Ziggies. Once the affidavit is completed, notarized and filed with Excise and licenses, a copy must be presented at Ziggies for the minor to be allowed entry.

For your convenience the affidavit PDF can be downloaded and printed from this link.  
 
We generally send out a weekly email blast on Wednesday with our upcoming events and newsletter.
Please sign up on our email list to receive email from Ziggies!






 
 


THURSDAY ~ JANUARY 15
REAL  TALK
Their Ziggies Debut
8pm~Midnight

$2 Cover
Boulder based funky rock group playing Ziggies
Funk, Rock, Pop, Reggae
Band Members
Sean Campbell - Guitar / Vocals
Jack Guth - Keys
Julian Kitzmiller - Drums
Jack McNary - Guitar
Callie Morrocco - Vocals
Ara Verbano - Bass
 
 

FRIDAY ~ JANUARY 16

HOGBACK  BLUES  BAND
9PM ~ 1AM
$5 COVER

The Hogback Blues Band is a five-piece blues band specializing in traditional blues sound and style. Songs by legends of the blues such as Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Magic Sam, Little Walter and Albert King make up a large part of our song list, but we also play some R&B and soul tunes for variety and fun.
From left to right
Jim Vaughan - Bass
Dann Burke - Guitar, Vocals
Cass Clayton - Vocals
Bob Cowart - Drums
"Sugar" Rich Liner - Harmonica, Keyboards


SATURDAY ~ JANUARY 17
JOHN  WEEKS  BAND
9PM ~ 1AM
$5 COVER

 

 

John Weeks plays guitar and lives in Denver.  John has been very active in the Denver music scene for a number of years.  He played with the Cedar Avenue Blues Band (which he started with Melanie Owen) and was with the Bluzinators prior to that.  He was most recently the guitarist for Papa Juke and still does an occasional show with them (as well as bands such as the Resonatorz, K2B and others).   

John’s musical experience started in Europe in the early 70’s.  The Allman Brothers, Clapton, Hendrix were his early influences, but he soon gravitated more towards the world of the blues.  Freddie King was the catalyst, there was no recovery after that revelation.  

John was living in Paris in the early 90’s when he decided to abandon outside distractions and concentrate on music.  In the mid 90’s his band, TNK (Frederic Dubois on drums, Gilles Verasano on bass) averaged over 200 dates per year and was a constant presence in the Paris music scene.   
 
For John it’s all about playing live and it’s all about energy.  “If you aren’t going to bring it, then stay home”.  When he isn’t performing you can find him at one of the many jams in the Denver area.   




Dan Haynes brings 40 plus year of experience to the stage. Born near Dallas, Texas, he was part of the 60's music scene that produced the Vaughan brothers-Stevie and Jimmie. Danny's band was The Beefeaters and Jimmie's was The Chessmen. They competed for many gigs in those days. Danny became a full-time musician in the early 70's toured the US and Canada with Tommy Latham and McCool, a Vegas-type show band that allowed him to become a seasoned stage performer. In 1976, he started The King Peach Band, a hard working road band that recorded their only album in 1980. That same band recorded the critically-acclaimed "Texas Boogie Blues" album with Ray Sharpe of "Linda Lu" fame. Soon after, Dan settled into a long residency with The Silver City Band in the DFW area that lasted 12 years.He made a giant leap of faith and moved to Australia in 1996 where he found a vibrant music scene and recorded his CD “Built For Comfort” in Alice Springs, Australia teamed with local musicians. Since relocating back to the US and Denver, he has worked with many local favorites including Erik Boa, Randall Dubis(with whom he reached the 2013 Finals of the Denver IBC), Alan Knight, The Encounters and more. He recorded the keys on Bad Brad And The Fat Cats debut album and added keys to two songs on Dan Treanor and Afrosippi's current release. He was recently in the keys category finals for Members Choice Awards at www.coblues.com.  

 


Michele Steele (“Ms. Steele”) is the newest member of “The John Weeks Band”.  Ms. Steele grew up in a musical family & developed a love for a wide variety of musical styles, blues and rock being her most prominent love.  Prior to moving out West to Boulder in 1999, she was performing with bands on the east coast over a span of 10 years.  Those formative years included stints in Providence with the "East Coast Connection" and in greater Boston area with "Metaphor".
Over the past 7 years, she has been the lead singer with the 11th Hour Band (Rock-N-Roll) and the Catfish Kray Blues Band and turned quite a few heads with her rock-blues style reminiscent of Susan Tedschi and the legendary Janis Joplin. Recently as lead vocalist in “TJ Coupe” (2012-2013) she combined the two and went back to Rock-N-Roll with a bluesy edge using her sultry and powerful voice to get the gig cranked up another notch.  Her distinct sound and energy will get your attention right away.



 

THURSDAY ~ JANUARY 22
SNEAKY  BONES

WITH  SPECIAL  GUESTS
8PM ~ MIDNIGHT
$5
Dark Folk
Matthew Bean is Sneaky Bones. 
www.SneakyBones.com
American troubadour Matthew Bean, better known as Portland's Sneaky Bones has been wandering North America for the better part of the 21st century having done time with The Dwells and causing a stir across Europe with his genuine take on dusty Americana folk-rock. The sound is that of Sweetheart of the Rodeo era Byrds with a hint of Townes Van Zandt. The debut self released 7 inch single "Eternity" had a Fall 2014 release. Prepare yourself for a sonic treat with rustic instrumentation and analog aesthetics.
 

FRIDAY ~ JANUARY  23
ANTHONY  RUSSO  BAND
9PM ~ 1AM
$5 

BLUES ~ R&B ~ SWING ~ ROCK N' ROLL
Southside Denver native Anthony Russo has gained widespread attention as one of Denver's finest young musician's. Anthony's singing and playing explode with soul, self-expression, emotion and creativity. Earning the respect of the veteran musicians on the Denver scene, Anthony’s put together a band thats got that “Vintage Vibe” with Denvers top musicians backing him up.

 

SATURDAY ~ JANUARY 24
DOC  BROWN'S  BLUES  BAND

9PM ~ 1AM
$5

MARK "DOC" BROWN - GUITAR & VOCALS

Mark ranks as one of Denver's finest most explosive talents. Mark has been playing the guitar for over forty years, soaking up music and styles like a sponge along the way. Born and raised in southeast Denver, Mark learned guitar from his older brothers, playing folk and gospel songs and singing high harmony. Before long, however, the Rock & Roll bug bit, and Mark played his first Rock & Roll show when he was ten years old. The now legendary Brown Brothers Band of the early seventies featured Mark and his three brothers. Since than, Mark has played in popular bands based in Utah, New Mexico, and Connecticut, while also performing solo. He returned to Denver in 1989 and formed Otis T. and the Hammers, Denver's premier Blues/Rock band of the early 90s. Mark is Denver's finest slide guitar practitioner, having learned the slide while still in junior high school. His vocals are equally masterful, as his three octave vocal range enables him to tackle a wide range of material and make it his own. His prowess on both electric and acoustic guitar is well known, and his resume includes stints with the Chicago-based Jimmy Johnson Blues Band and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, The Coasters and The Drifters. Mark has performed with many of the areas top bands, including Sundance and the Men in Blues, Phantom Freeway, Little Mary, Theresa Lynn and Tracy Edwards. Mark joined forces with the Aces in November 1998 to pursue his love of the Blues. In 2003, Mark, along with Milt Miller and Gregg Wilson formed Doc Brown's Blues Band, to keep the love alive.

MILT MILLER - BASS & VOCALS

Milt bought his first bass guitar at age 13 after noticing there were too many guitar players and not enough bass players. Milt started playing guitar at age 9, taking lessons from jazz great Stacy McGee of the famed Les brown Orchestra. Milt switched to electric bass and soon found the ability to lay down solid grooves with a drummer naturally. Milt spent his High School years performing with various Rock and Top 40 bands, but honed his skills while still in the school jazz band, learning to improvise jazz and blues progressions with the instructor. Out of school, Milt developed his skills, and credits "super funksters" Larry Graham and Bootsy Collins for giving him a new direction and attitude toward his bass playing. Combining traditional training and instinctive feel, Milt soon became very well versed in many types of music, especially blues, jazz and R&B. During the seventies, Milt spent his time doing session work in and around the Denver area, as well as several sessions for producer Norman Petty at the old Buddy Holly studios in Clovis, New Mexico. During the eighties, Milt met up with drummer Gregg Wilson to form the Gullable Rhythm Section, providing intensely tight grooves for numerous bands in the Denver area. As Milt puts it, "We worked really well together, and just kept doing it, band after band. Now, we still go out every night with the idea that we're going to have a blast, and when we do, it's very infectious".

GREGG WILSON - DRUMS & VOCALS

Gregg has been a "working musician" since the early age of fourteen, when he began performing in clubs in the New York area, taking after his father, also a drummer, and his Great Aunt, Blues legend Victoria Spivey. Since the mid-seventies, Gregg has been a fixture in the Denver club scene, performing with numerous blues, jazz and rock bands. In the eighties, while a college student in Denver, Gregg hooked up with Milt Miller to form the Gullable Rhythm Section, providing rock-solid rhythms for many of Denver's top bands. In a March 2000 performance review appearing in the Colorado Blues Society's "Holler" publication, Gregg was described as "the drummer to die for." Gregg spent a decade as drummer for Ace Butler and the Aces before joining Doc Brown's Blues Band. Gregg has also performed as a fill-in sideman for many bands including The Sammy Mayfield Revue, Catfish and the Crawlers, Denver's Willie and the Po' Boys, Oklahoma's Miss Blues, The Shamans, Blues Child and many more. Gregg brings over thirty years of performing experience to the stage, and uses that experience to put on the liveliest show you will ever see.





OPEN  JAMS  FEATURE  A  FULL BACK LINE
including Jezebel, our upgright grand piano

Come meet Jezebel ~ a circa 1900 Upgrght Cabinet Grand Adam Schaaf Antique Piano
NOW at Ziggies!

 
Live music 7 nights a week, featuring open jams, Sunday through Wednesday, with Headliner Bands every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
The Mile High Blues Society and Ziggies Live Music

Every Sunday at 7pm ~ FREE






Acoustic Monday @ 8pm


SPECIAL  HOST  MONDAY  JANUARY  19
JC  MCKIM


Hosted by:  Brian  Parton



Tuesday Groovesday ~ Sit in with Featured Musician @ 8pm
alternates between Matty Graziano 


Matty Graziano
  


and
Danny Haynes




Wednesday Hump Day Jam alternates between
 Jack Yoder 
and
Randall Dubis
Starts at 8:30pm
 or immediately following
Performance Poetry 2nd & 4th Wednesday


 
Performance Poetry ~ 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
With Featured Poets
followed by open readings
6:30pm ~ 8:00pm
The next Performance Poetry will be January 14, 2015







 

 

Denver's Best Blues Jam

Westword - Best of Denver 2014

Best Blues Club Denver 2014 - Ziggies
Now in its fiftieth year, Ziggies is Colorado's oldest blues bar. No surprise, then, that it's also Denver's main spot for catching the area's finest local blues talent every night of the week. But Ziggies brings in its share of national touring acts, too, and even some international players. While there's a flat-screen that displays upcoming events and specials, there are no TVs broadcasting anything else, one more clue that it's all about the music here. And like any blues club worth its salt, Ziggies is a great place for musicians to hone their skills: In addition to its legendary blues jam, it hosts three other weekly jam or open-mic nights.
http://www.westword.com/bestof/2014/award/best-blues-club-2787497/

Best Blues Jam Denver 2014 - Ziggies
Ziggies has been around for five decades, and it boasts the state's longest-running blues jam. Every Sunday, whether you're looking to hone your chops or just listen to some great local players, Ziggies is your spot. The Blues AllStars and Doc Brown switch off hosting duties every week, getting things started and then opening the stage to other players. Ziggies also hosts an acoustic open mic on Mondays and a Hump Day Jam on Wednesdays, where you'll hear a variety of music, including rock, funk and zydeco. Step right up...

http://www.westword.com/bestof/2014/award/best-blues-jam-2787496/

Westword, Vol. 37, Number 31. March 27-April 2, 2014, Page 142

Westword, Best of Denver 2011 AND 2009 
Ziggies, Best Blues Jam.
Thank you to all the great musicians who make this happen!



Best Blues Jam - 2011
While Ziggie's has long been hailed as Denver's oldest blues bar, in recent years it's expanded into other genres, such as rock, R&B and funk. In addition to an acoustic open-mike night on Mondays, an open jam on Tuesdays and a chance to sit in with featured musicians on Wednesdays, Ziggie's also boasts one of the longest-running blues jams in town on Sundays. And that's where the real action is. The Doc Brown Blues Band and the Blues Allstars alternate hosting the blues jams, which bring in a variety of solid musicians playing covers and originals. Keyboard players need not worry about bringing down a keyboard; the bar has one available for the jams, which kick off at 7 p.m.
Westword, March 31-April 6, 2011, Volume 34, Number 31, Page 98





Thank You Denver!!!
Ziggies - "Best Blues Jam"
2009 Westword's Best of Denver
"Best Blues Jam"
"Ziggies has always been known as Denver's oldest blues bar, but ...Carla Jordan, who took over the place and remodeled it just over a year ago have expanded the music selection by also bringing in R&B, funk, rock and jazz acts on Fridays and Saturdays. The other five nights are allotted to open mics... Whether you want to hone your chops with some stellar blues talent or just listen, Ziggies is the place..."
Westword, Vol. 32, Number 30. March 26-April 1, 2009


 
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Many sizes available - S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Pewter 50th Anniversary Pen / Stylus / pen-light

Check out the Ziggies Merchandise with new merchandise and new sizes available
Available at Ziggies or via our secure online web site store

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Westword - Best of Denver 2014 - Best Blues Jam 

Best Blues Jam Denver 2014 - Ziggies
Ziggies has been around for five decades, and it boasts the state's longest-running blues jam. Every Sunday, whether you're looking to hone your chops or just listen to some great local players, Ziggies is your spot. The Blues AllStars and Doc Brown switch off hosting duties every week, getting things started and then opening the stage to other players. Ziggies also hosts an acoustic open mic on Mondays and a Hump Day Jam on Wednesdays, where you'll hear a variety of music, including rock, funk and zydeco. Step right up...

Westword - Best of Denver 2014 - Best Blues Club 

Best Blues Club Denver 2014 - Ziggies
Now in its fiftieth year, Ziggies is Colorado's oldest blues bar. No surprise, then, that it's also Denver's main spot for catching the area's finest local blues talent every night of the week. But Ziggies brings in its share of national touring acts, too, and even some international players. While there's a flat-screen that displays upcoming events and specials, there are no TVs broadcasting anything else, one more clue that it's all about the music here. And like any blues club worth its salt, Ziggies is a great place for musicians to hone their skills: In addition to its legendary blues jam, it hosts three other weekly jam or open-mic nights.

CBS News 4 "Top Open Mic Venues in Denver" 

 A nice little write up from CBS News 4 Denver recently... "Top Open Mic Venues in Denver" Performing at an open mic night just might be the step in the right direction for your aspiring music career, or at least a few minutes to shine. This is an opportunity for aspiring singers, comedians and actors to get on stage, captivate an audience and turn an ordinary night into something special. Not only do open mic nights give Denver bar goers a different kind of night on the town, but they also allow the opportunity to experience the rise and fall of aspiring talent.

Ziggies
4923 W. 38th Avenue
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 455-9930
www.ziggieslivemusic.com
Open mic nights: Every Monday at 8 p.m.
Click here for a calendar of events
Looking to start the week on a good note? Check out Ziggie’s Monday acoustic open mic nights hosted by Terry Gulley. The admission is free, the music is amazing and the drink specials can’t be beat. Sip on dollar PBRs as Gulley, a vocalist who plays guitar and the harmonica, leads you through a journey of the area’s best local music. Ziggies is Denver’s premier blues club, so rest assured Monday is not the only night you can join in on the fun. Jam nights run every day of the week, and on Tuesdays, you’re welcome groove with one of the club’s featured musicians.

Ziggies, Colorado's Oldest Blues Bar - By Timothy Breckon 

November 9, 2011 
Timothy Breckon
Denver Music Scene Examiner

Ziggies purports to be Colorado’s oldest blues bar, w/ a liquor license that dates back to 1964. Today Ziggies maintains that authenticity with slightly rough edges and seriously good musicians. Always welcoming and friendly, the staff take good care of their diverse patrons and keep the place clean so no one should feel uncomfortable. Just a few blocks further away from downtown than theTennyson business district north of 38th Avenue, Ziggies is close enough for comfort as well. There have been a string of owners and some name changes since 1964; current owner Carla Jordan is a big player in the local music scene, largely due to the fact that she puts on live music seven nights a week year round!

Ziggies has great drink specials every night as well. Carla makes sure to keep the hipsters happy with affordable PBR and the connoisseurs in high spirits with seasonal drafts. Inside rumor has it that there are some kegs of rare and popular seasonals from years past Carla will tap this winter. Ziggies has a decently sized dance floor, a stage big enough for a nine- or ten-piece band, and the usual accoutrements like booths and a pool table spaced out in a multilevel arrangement that gives everyone in the bar a good view of the stage.

The acts at Ziggies are usually local and at least somewhat bluesy, keeping in mind that the term “The Blues” can cover a lot of territory in this day and time. Local musical scenestress Melanie Owen Padilla of Cedar Avenue Blues Band is one of the many great regular weeknight jam hosts at Ziggies; Thursday through Saturday always feature performances by local acts. The easygoing atmosphere and comfortable setting at Ziggies make it great for hosting the next drowning of your sorrows in the joy of music.

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