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.

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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...
 
  
4923 West 38th Avenue ~ Denver ~ 80212
tele. 303.455.9930
Just east of Sheridan, between Yates & Xavier, on 38th Avenue in Northwest Denver



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


Download an event calendar in PDF format for APRIL or MAY that you can print or go to our Calendar Page for event details


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!

 
 



       

The NEW Seasonal for Spring is SNAPSHOT - which is a newly created wheat beer from New Belgium!



 
 


April is Poetry Month ~ we will be presenting more poetry events than normal while still having live music every night.

Wednesday ~ April 16
Performance Poetry
Host: Julie Cummings
Featured Poet:
Marleine Yannish
Doors 6pm
Poetry 6:30
Followed by Hump Day Open Jam with
Randall Dubis @ 8:30pm

 

Thursday ~ April 17
ON TOUR
AOV - Aisle of View
Portland, Oregon
8pm with $5 cover
Serving up buck PBR's all night long and
$5 beer / shot combo specials.

 It's hard to say where Aisle Of View began. The story is different for all of us. In the summer of 2008 Yoni Wilson moved to Portland from Kansas City, shortly after he met musician/songwriter Thomas Mckeon, they began focusing their energy on music, together.

    In the spring of 2010, they met singer/songwriter Elijah Cruz, whose Rastafari background rounded out their songwriting, and ultimatley their Reggae style.

   While Tom, Yoni, and Elijah were writing songs together. Brandon Truster, and old friend of Yoni's from Missouri decided to make a life change and move to Portland to pursue his music dreams. After arriving, he knew he made the right descision. 

    Adding to the stew, Elijah had a random encounter on the street with Sabiah Sogard. She was excited to become part of a new musical endeavor, and a Trumpet player added the perfect Jazzy element to the band.

     Throughout all of this time, the most difficult member to find was a drummer. In April of 2013, they found out that their friend Trevor Scott was available to play drums in a new group. It was clear to everyone involved that this was, all at once, the completion and the beginning of a brand new entity.

    May 2013, they began playing shows under the name Aisle Of View.

     Aisle Of View is a name that represents the collective focus of the band's energies. By focusing their collective visions together down the narrow path towards one common goal, they form their own Aisle Of View. That goal is to use their music to spread the message of love and unity, and the spirit of healing and wholeness, bringing people together through the universal language of the soul. It's a goal that they hope you all share, because if we all focus, as beings of light, down that same Aisle Of View.

Thank you all for being,
Aisle Of View



Friday ~ April 18

RANDALL  DUBIS  BLUES  BAND
9pm with a $5 cover
Randall’s Dubis’s resume reads like a who’s who in the blues music world having worked with so many great performers. Randall spent over two years touring fulltime with the great blues legend Sonny Rhodes traveling across the U.S. Canada and Europe including France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Poland, Italy and Sicily. That tour included 21 Blues Festival appearances, 19 of which Sonny topped the bill. Additionally, Randall has performed with the late blues man Son Seals on club dates and festival appearances. Mentored both by Lap Steel king, Sonny Rhodes and Chicago Blues artist, Son Seals, it is clear Randall has absorbed the best of their styles and honored their influences in his performance skills. 

His career continues to grow in leaps and bounds with the release of his third CD, Bitter Sweet and having just completed a Canadian promotional tour. Randall is based out of Colorado and when he is not on the road he works the hometown festival and events scene. 

Ziggies is lucky enough to be on Randall’s regular tour plans and will be playing a show this Saturday night with his full band! You don’t want to miss this live performance.



SATURDAY ~ APRIL 19
ROBERT  WILSON  BLUES  BAND
9pm ~ 1am
$5 Cover

 
Welcome to the ROBERT WILSON BLUES BAND experience. We bring you your favorite Blues, R&B, Jump Swing, and of course a ton of fun. With over 100 years of combined musical experience; the ROBERT WILSON BLUES BAND's professionalism is unmatched and our talent will leave you tmastery of the harmonica is sure to get you on the dance floor, but the whole gang will keep you there all night.apping your toes.

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UPCOMING  FEATURED  SHOWS

Thursday ~ April 17 ~ On Tour - Aisle of View (Portland, OR)
Friday ~ April 18 ~ Randall Dubis Blues Band
Saturday ~ April 19 ~ Robert Wilson Blues Band
Thursday ~ April 24 ~ On Tour - Freeway Revival (North Carolina)
Friday ~ April 25 ~ Jack Hadley Band
Saturday ~ April 26 ~ 40 Below Zero
Thursday ~ May 1 ~ Undertone Band
Friday ~ May 2 ~ Anthony Russo Blues Band
Saturday ~ May 3 ~ Boulder Blues Mafia
SUNDAY May 4 ~ BLUES & BBQ with Alan Knight & Company ~ 2pm
Thursday ~ May 8 ~ Fortunate Son
Friday ~ May 9 ~ Steve Crenshaw Blues Band
Saturday ~ May 10 ~ Rachel & The Ruckus
Thursday ~ May 15 ~ On Tour - Darin Caine & Hellbound Express
Friday ~ May 16 ~ The Blendercats
Saturday ~ May 17 ~ Miles Lee "As Is"

SUNDAY May 18 ~ BBQ & PARTY with PULSE ~ 2pm
Thursday ~ May 22 ~ When it Way
Friday ~ May 23 ~ Rhythm Allstars
Saturday ~ May 24 ~ The Closers

SUNDAY May 25 ~ BBQ & PARTY with When It Was ~ 2pm
Thursday ~ May 29 ~ Workin Dawgs
Friday ~ May 30 ~ Buzz Brothers Blues Band
Saturday ~ May 31 ~ The Encounters




 



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

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Acoustic Monday @ 8pm

Terry Gulley
alternating host with

Johnny Bosbyshell

 
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Tuesday Groovesday ~ Sit in with Featured Musician @ 8pm
alternates between Matty Graziano (April  8 & 22)



  


and
Danny Haynes (April 15, 29)
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Wednesday Hump Day Jam alternates between
 Jack Yoder (April 23)
and
Randall Dubis (April  16, 30)
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

 

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

www.ZiggiesLiveMusic.com/store

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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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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