~ STARTING IN MAY ~ Sunday's opening at 1:30pm
Ziggies Presents the Sunday Blues & BBQ Series
On Most Sundays at 2pm ~ Blues & BBQ shows
~ ALL AGES WELCOME ~
Cover charge set by band with food sold separately
Check the calendar for upcoming shows!
Followed by the Sunday Blues Jam every Sunday at 7pm ~ FREE
4923 West 38th Avenue ~ Denver ~ 80212
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)
Ziggies is Proudly Licensed and Member of:
Welcome to Ziggies
Colorado's Oldest Blues Bar
Established in 1964
Featuring Live Music 7 Nights A Week
Download an event calendar .pdf 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
we are close to two RTD bus routes (38 & 51)
Open daily at 6pm with free parking
No cover charge Sunday through Wednesday
With the cover set by band ~ Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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
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!
Ziggies presents 2013 Sunday Summer Blues & BBQ Series
Sunday's at 2pm - Blues & BBQ
ALL AGES WELCOME - Cover charge set by band with food sold separately
Followed every Sunday by the MHBS Sunday Blues Jam @ 7pm - FREE
May 5 - Randall Dubis Band
May 12 - Blues Rambler
May 19 - MHBS Harmonica Workshop with Ronnie Shellist (4pm)
May 26 - Mojoville
June 2 - Ridnell VanMeter
June 9 - Youth Jazz Benefit
June 16 - Mean Street Blue
June 23 - Bad Brad & The Fat Cats
July 14 - The Closers
July 21 - Peter Novelli (On Tour)
July 28 - The Outliers
IT"S HERE ~ The NEW New Belgium summer seasonal
Rolle Bolle ~ A NEW summer seasonal with soursop and monkfruit and a 5.5% alcohol content
2013 Ziggies Blues & BBQ
Sunday summer series with
~ MOJOVILLE ~
ALL AGES WELCOME
Sunday ~ May 26th ~ 2pm showtime
Cover $5 for the band with one child under 10 free with each paying adult.
Food sold separately
Followed by the MHBS Sunday Blues Jam with
Doc Brown's Blues Band at 7pm ~ FREE
Thursday ~ May 23
Jack Yoder & The 2 Piece Suit
8pm ~ midnight
Jack Yoder – Guitar, Dobro, Vocals, Harp, Fearless leader
Jack once asked his childhood friend Brian Gibson (really - no joke) to teach him to play Judas Priest on his brother’s guitar back in the 80’s. Brian agreed but also required him to learn a few B.B. King and Robert Johnson tunes as “payment”. The rest just wrote itself. Jack fell in love at first twang of the blues back then and has played and performed for over 20 years in numerous bands spanning the map from Atlanta to San Francisco to New Orleans. The last of which quickly became his spiritual home where he considers himself as having “walked in a guitarist and walked out a musician”. It was in The Crescent City that he began seriously crafting his own voice and performed regularly as a solo act. The majority of music Jack has composed over the years is unmistakably drawn from the earthy soul and ethereal state of mind that true New Orleans purists immediately nod to.
Then he met Vito and Anna and decided that well...maybe a little break from the hurricanes was in order.
Anna Lisa Hughes - Bass, Vocals
Anna Lisa's music career began at age 25, in China, just as she finished her Mandarin studies in Beijing. She headlined at many of Shanghai's most popular venues including The Cotton Club and charmed the crowds with her fluent Mandarin and commanding stage presence. In October 2010, Anna Lisa was invited to play with her trio at the JZ Shanghai Music Festival, one of the largest music festivals in China. Shortly thereafter, she began working on her first album, "Something I've Been Missing", and moved back to the USA to complete it. In 2011, Anna Lisa formed Amazon Eye Shadow with singer/songwriter and guitarist, Eef, and later began playing bass in Eef and the Blues Express. Now, the well-traveled bassist/songstress lives in Denver, not far from her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. You can see more of Anna at www.annalisa-live.com .
Then she met Jack and Vito and decided to explore the undefinable unknown.
Vito Lella – Drums
Though the French horn was Vito’s first instrument taken up in elementary school, he soon figured out that carrying a pair of sticks and a pad beat the hell out
of lugging a 30 lb., clunky horn case back and forth to school… especially in the rain … and living a mile away… uphill …both ways. He played in the school orchestra band, jazz band and a rock and roll band till about age 15 when he decided a good 34 year rest was required. At 49, his son’s urging to play “Rock Band” on the Wii video console re-ignited his desire to play drums. After trying to figure out how he could start playing and not have his wife file for divorce, he settled on an electronic drum set with headphones…for a while. Since then, Vito has been voraciously studying, practicing and improving his musical voice as a drummer and has played in a number of performing bands.
Then he met Jack and Anna and reaffirmed his belief in the theory that “It’s better to be lucky than good”.
Friday ~ May 24
Alan Knight & Company
Jodie Woodward, Danny Haynes, and Tim Molinaro
9pm ~ 1am
Alan Knight is a blues guitarist and singer from Fort Worth, Texas. He recently moved to Denver to discover the exploding music scene. Alan style is a combination of Texas and Delta blues. Alan is part of the blues duo, Knight and Woodward, with bassist Jodie Woodward.
For the past ten years in Texas, he led his own band (Alan Knight and Company) touring around North Texas. He has played with many national and local bands, such as Tab Benoit, Mike Zito, Wayne Toups, The Blues All Stars, Erik Boa and The Constrictors.
This year Jodie Woodward was winner of the first annual 2013 Colorado Blues Society Member Choice Award, Best Bass Player. Jodie Woodward started playing bass when she moved to New Orleans in the late 1980s. The first band she joined was an all female band called Blue Sister. Blue Sister toured extensively and was the backup band for Lazy Lester while on a one of her 8 European tours. After 10 years in New Orleans, she moved to Colorado. Arriving on the Colorado blues music scene, started several local bands, Blue Roux and Mojo Gaia. Jodie has toured and recorded with the following artists and bands: Zora Young, Delores Scott, Randy McAllister, Lazy Lester, Dan Treanor, Gretchen Troop Band, Erik Boa and the Constrictors, Coco Robicheaux, and Jack Hadley Band. Jodie was invited to play the Bass Slam for the past 3 years, with the most notable bass players in Colorado. One of the few female Bass Players in Colorado, she brings with her New Orleans funk, blues, swing and sometimes Upright Bass to her repertoire.
Danny brings 40 plus year of experience to the Alan Knight and Company Band. Born near Dallas, Texas, he was part of the vibrant music scene that produced the Vaughan brothers-Stevie and Jimmie. Danny became a full-time musician in the early 70's and never looked back. He toured the USA 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. They were a hard working road band that recorded their only album in 1980.
In 1996, he moved to Australia became an integral part of the music scene, culminating in the recording of his CD, Built For Comfort. Danny moved to Denver a year ago and has been a great addition to Denver blues. His exceptional keyboard rounds out the band with his depth and soulful playing.
TIM "THE CHOOCH" MOLINARO
Tim Molinaro has been drumming in the Denver for the past 15 years. Originally from Detroit, Tim has been influenced by Motown sound. Winner of the 2013 Colorado Blues Society Member Choice Awards for best drummer, Tim has played with: Dan Treanor Band, Sammy Dee, Erik Boa and the Constrictors, Cedar Avenue Blues Band and many more.
Saturday ~ May 25th
9pm ~ 1am
That little old boogie blues band from Denver, Colorado. Featuring AC Blue on Harmonica/Vocals, Jimmy Seville on Guitar/Vocals, Bruce Collins on Drums/Vocals and David Morgenstern on Bass/Vocals.
5 seasoned musicians playing their brand of blues, delta, Texas, Chicago, swing, jazz, country, swamp, New Orleans and originals.
Blues & BBQ Sunday ~ May 26 with
Open at 10:00am for the
"Iron Pigs Motorcycle Club" Cancer Run
Stopping at Ziggies
Followed by the Ziggies Sunday Blues & BBQ Series
Music & BBQ 2pm ~ 6pm
ALL AGES WELCOME
$5 cover for the band
(one child under 10 gets in FREE with paying adult)
Food sold separately
Pulled Pork BBQ, Hamburgers / Cheeseburgers / Hot Dogs / Potato Salad / Hawaiian Cole Slaw / BBQ Baked Beans... and more!
Followed by the MHBS Sunday Blues Jam at 7pm ~ FREE
Hosted by Doc Brown's Blues Band
Live music 7 nights a week, featuring open jams, Sunday through Wednesday, with Headliner Bands every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Sunday Blues Jam
Denver's longest standing Blues Jam every Sunday at 7pm
Doc Brown's Blues Band or The Blues Allstars
Acoustic Monday @ 8pm
with Terry Gulley
Tuesday Groovesday ~ Sit in with Featured Musician @ 8pm
Matty Graziano & Mostly Joe Hawkins alternate weeks.
Matty: June 4 & 18
Mostly Joe: May 28, June 11 & 25
Full backline including keyboard
Wednesday Open Jam with
Phil Dudden & Stefani Briggs
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
Featured Poet ~ May 22
The Mile High Blues Society
The Longest Standing Blues Jam in Colorado at the Oldest Blues Bar in Colorado ~ Ziggies !!!
The Blues Allstars and
Doc Brown's Blues Band
on alternate Sundays
June 2, 16, 30
Doc Brown's Blues Band
May 26, June 9, 23
Every Sunday ~ 7pm FREE
Peter Novelli - Lousiana Roots Tour - 2 Shows !!
JUST ANNOUNCED - Ziggies Denver is proud to present
Bad Brad & The Fat Cats CD Review
CD REVEW – BAD BRAD AND THE FAT CATS – “EYES ON THE PRIZE”
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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