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On their way to the Snowy Range Music Festival in Wyoming they're stopping in for a show at Ziggies! 
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THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 3
A  VERY  SPECIAL  EVENT
FROM  CHICAGO
JOHNNY  IGUANA &  THE  CLAUDETTES


$10 per person
MHBS Members $8 per person
8pm to midnight
Doors 6pm


FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 4
40  BELOW  ZERO
$5 per person - Doors 6pm - Showtime 9pm
The end of summer blowout show with these guys is always a blast! Come down and dance, dance, dance!




 


SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 5 & 6
FROM  NASHVILLE,  TENNESSEE
TED  DROZDOWSKI'S  SCISSORMEN
TWO  SHOWS at ZIGGIES

Saturday night - 9pm to 1am, over 21, $7 per person
Sunday Blues & BBQ - 2pm to 6pm, ALL AGES, $5 per person
one child under 10 free with each paying adult
Food sold separately


Ted leads a double life. Besides fronting Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, songwriting and producing other artists, he’s also an award-winning music journalist and consultant. Obsessions of a Music Geek, Volume I: Blues Guitar Giants kicks off his series of ebooks. Blues Guitar Giants focuses on seven major figures: John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Johnny Winter, Freddie King, Michael Bloomfield, Z.Z. Top's Billy Gibbons and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. Their stories, musical approaches, perspectives and historical impact are explored in warm and insightful interviews and essays delivered in Ted's informed and easy-to-digest style. Ted’s experience as a musician, music scholar and fan fuels the first volume of this free-ranging series that will explore a wide variety of topics, from guitar instruction to musical innovators to roots, rock and myriad musical genres and subjects.

More about Ted:
"A self-described 'acid trip in a time machine,' Love & Life showcases Drozdowski's staggering guitar skills and relentless desire to create music that will stand the test of time."

— DIFFUSER.FM (JUNE 2015)


"A protégé of the great electric bluesman R.L. Burnside, Ted Drozdowski has been taking what he learned from Burnside to a cosmic level with his experimental juke-joint trio Ted Drozdowski's Scisssormen, imparting his characteristic psychedelic vibe to the blues." 

— UTNE READER (JUNE 2015)


 

"Their music is extraordinary: grittier than their closest counterparts the White Stripes and the Black Keys, the Scissormenalso display a fluidity and connection with blues idioms that surpasses that of both these groups. …the compelling, incendiary music the Scissormen create in Big Shoes deserves attention from listeners across the board."

—MELANIE YOUNG, LIVING BLUES (APRIL 27, 2012) 


"Together the two discs of Big Shoes: Walking & Talking the Blues showcase just how vital the blues can be even in the 21st Century and how rich and far-flung a well contemporary performers can draw from. No blues fans should miss this one. Few rock fans, especially lovers of guitar gods, should bypass it either. This package is something different, something special, and more than listenable—it’s revelatory as well."

DR. WESLEY BRITTON, BLOGCRITICS.ORG (MARCH 12, 2012) 


"Drozdowski favors evolution over replication, and with Scissormen, he offers up an idiosyncratic roar rather than a sonic museum piece. … Drozdowski’s intensity and slide guitar mastery are on full display, and interview segments reveal Drozdowski as a uniquely visceral scholar."

PETER COOPER, THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN (MARCH 29, 2012)


"The film traces Drozdowski and Hulsman’s tour through a handful of wintry Midwestern cities. They talk with club owners in Redkey and Indianapolis, Indiana, and elsewhere. In Cleveland, they have an insightful discussion about the blues with Terry Stewart, President and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. And, of course, they play lots of blues that highlights Drozdowski’s savage slide work and Hulsman’s driving, no-nonsense beat on the drum kit. "Throughout the film — and even on the 15-track accompanying CD — Drozdowski always conveys an earnest missionary zeal for the music he so obviously loves. His penchant for politely educating his audiences, without being overly didactic, marks him as something more than a mere entertainer. In fact, he seems a true believer, not only in blues music as a historically relevant artifact but as a mode of communication that’s as rich and life-sustaining now as it ever was."

—DAVID PULIZZI, JAZZIZ (APRIL 30, 2012)


"Ted Drozdowski is a trippy guitar player."

—OTIS TAYLOR, HANDY AWARD-WINNING GUITARIST/SONGWRITER


"In the traditional arts, all artists of note take what came before them and make it their own, incorporating their own interests, personalities and innovations. Nowhere has that been more true than in the blues, where Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Junior Kimbrough, and hundreds of others have taken what they were given and filtered it through their own times, their own backgrounds, and their own DNA. Among the artists doing that today is blues guitarist Ted Drozdowski, whose blazing covers of Delta and Hill Country standards – as well as his own clever originals – have made him the unchallenged Arsonist of the Blues. If the Devil is still partial to red-hot Mississippi bluesmen, he has to be pretty darn happy with the two-man firestorm known as the Scissormen."

—ROBERT MUGGE, MUSIC DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER:DEEP BLUES, GOSPEL ACCORDING TO AL GREEN, ETC.


"Like the Black Keys, Scissormen leader Ted Drozdowski is a white guy raised in a depressed Northern city who’s drawn to the haunting and primal sounds of the Delta. But while the sound of his hipster counterparts from Akron bears a certain retro fetishism, Drozdowski’s music is a little more forthright and a little less, well, du jour. It’s also raw, hypnotic and occasionally jarring."

—JACK SILVERMAN, NASHVILLE SCENE


"Not content to play with just a slide on his pinkie finger, Drozdowski climbed up on the bar and played with knives and forks; he got down on his knees on the floor and played with an empty ashtray; he interrupted someone’s meal in the café next door to play with their dinner plate."

—BUZZ MCCLAIN, THE WASHINGTON POST

 


A Special Labor Day Show at Ziggies
On their way home from the Snowy Range Music Festival in Wyoming...
Monday - September 7th
ON  TOUR
JOSH  HOYER  &  SOUL  COLOSSAL
Doors 5pm
SHOWTIME 6pm to 9pm
over 21
$8 per person / 2 for $15

Followed by the Acoustic Open Mic at 10pm hosted by Brian Parton
MHBS  INTERNATIONAL  BLUES  CHALLENGE  (IBC)  COMPETITION  WINNERS
AND  THE  WINNERS  ARE....

CONGRATULATIONS -
MICHAEL  HORNBUCKLE  BAND
You're going to 
Memphis!The Solo / Duo Winner is:
50  SHADES  OF  BLUES
Jim Seely & Christine Webb


A.J. FULLERTON
will represent the MHBS in the
YOUTH  SHOWCASE
in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge in January 2016

WELL PLAYED EVERYONE - WELL
MHBS Sunday Blues Jam
with

Doc Brown's Blues Band
September 13 & 27

Jodie Woodward & Friends
September 6 & 20




MHBS SUNDAY BLUES JAM
 



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


EVERY  SUNDAY
The Mile High Blues Society and Ziggies Live Music Presents
The Longest Standing Blues Jam in Colorado
Doors 6pm. Music starts 7pm. FREE
Hosted on alternate Sunday nights by Doc Brown's Blues Band or Jodie Woodward and Special Guests
 

Every Sunday at 7pm ~ FREE



 

Acoustic Monday @ 8pm
Hosted by:  Brian  Parton & Terry Gulley on alternate Monday's
Brian  Parton
Terry  Gulley


Tuesday Groovesday ~ Sit in with Featured Musician @ 8pm
alternates between Matty Graziano and Scott Hackler (SHACK)
 
Scott Hackler

 
  Matty Graziano

 


 
Wednesday Jam
 
Rob Barnes
Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday
 
Scott Hackler - SHACK
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday

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

 


 
Upcoming shows:

Thursday - September 3 - FROM CHICAGO Johnny Iguana & The Claudettes
Friday - September 4 - 40 Below Zero

Saturday - September 5 - FROM NASHVILEE
Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen - TWO SHOWS
Sunday - September 6 - Blues & BBQ 2pm

Monday - LABOR DAY - SPECIAL EVENT - FROM LINCOLN, NE
JOSH  HOYER  &  SOUL  COLOSSAL 6-9PM
Thursday - September 10 - The Custom Shop Blues Band
Friday - September 11 - SoulShine
Saturday - September 12 - Justus League
Thursday - September 17 - The 2015 IBC 2nd Place Solo Winner
Brian Keith Wallen - on tour
Friday - September 18 - John Weeks Band
Saturday - September 19 - Erik Boa & The Constrictors
Sunday - September 20 - The MHBS Annual Members Party 6pm
Thursday - September 24 - Brian Parton Solo
Friday - September 25 - The Blues 88's
Saturday - September 26 - Jack Hadley with Delores Scott from Chicago


 

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

Buy Ziggies Merchandise here:
WWW.ZIGGIESLIVEMUSIC.COM/STORE


We did it again!
Westword, Best of Denver 2015
Best Blues Club - Ziggies

Westword - Best of Denver 2015

Best Blues Club Denver 2015 - Ziggies
Ziggies celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2014, and while it's hailed as Denver's oldest blues bar, it's been updated over the years, giving the place a modern feel while preserving its heritage. One thing hasn't changed, though: The walls of Ziggies still bleed blue. There's music most nights of the week, with performances by the best local blues acts (and some touring bands) Thursdays through Saturdays, while the rest of week is dedicated to jam sessions, including the long-running blues jams on Sundays and Groovesday Jam on Tuesdays.
http://www.westword.com/best-of/2015/arts-and-entertainment/best-blues-club-6612069

Ziggies has confirmed dates with the following 2015 Memphis IBC performers:
Brian Keith Wallen - IBC Solo / Duo Winner - Second Place - from Cambridge, Indiana
Coyote Bill Boogie Band from Kansas City
Hector Anchondo from Omaha
Brian James & The Revival from Nashville 
Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen from Nashville, TN
Additional dates have been confirmed with:
Delores Scott from Chicago, IL
Quinn DeVeaux from Oakland, CA
Rob Larkin from Los Angeles, CA
Tony Holiday Trio from Salt Lake City, UT
Toney Rocks from Hampton, VA
Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers from Lincoln, NE
Bobby Messano from Los Angeles / Nashville
and working on many more!

Make Ziggies your favorite stop for local, regional, and national touring bands!
The only club in Colorado featuring live music 7 nights a week!




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
Going into our 51st year celebration 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.
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Denver's Best Of... Winner

Westword - Best of Denver 2015
Best Blues Club Denver 2015 - Ziggies

Ziggies celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2014, and while it's hailed as Denver's oldest blues bar, it's been updated over the years, giving the place a modern feel while preserving its heritage. One thing hasn't changed, though: The walls of Ziggies still bleed blue. There's music most nights of the week, with performances by the best local blues acts (and some touring bands) Thursdays through Saturdays, while the rest of week is dedicated to jam sessions, including the long-running blues jams on Sundays and Groovesday Jam on Tuesdays.
http://www.westword.com/best-of/2015/arts-and-entertainment/best-blues-club-6612069


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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Westword - Best of Denver 2015 - Best Blues Club - Ziggies 

Ziggies celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2014, and while it's hailed as Denver's oldest blues bar, it's been updated over the years, giving the place a modern feel while preserving its heritage. One thing hasn't changed, though: The walls of Ziggies still bleed blue. There's music most nights of the week, with performances by the best local blues acts (and some touring bands) Thursdays through Saturdays, while the rest of week is dedicated to jam sessions, including the long-running blues jams on Sundays and Groovesday Jam on Tuesdays.
 

6 Open mics in Denver worth checking out 

Ziggie’s
Sundays-Wednesdays

A fixture in the Denver music scene, Ziggies is the oldest blues bar in Denver, now celebrating its 50th anniversary! It also happens to be one of the area’s most popular places to find an open stage. You’ll find various jams and open mics here four nights out of the week, including the famous Sunday night blues jam. Check their online calendar for start times.
 
Jeff McQuilkin - AXS Contributor By: Jeff McQuilkin  AXS Contributor Jul 1, 2014

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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