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)
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
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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The NEW Seasonal for Spring is SNAPSHOT - which is a newly created wheat beer from New Belgium!
Thursday ~ March 13th FORTUNATE SON
8pm with a $4 cover. Serving up buck PBR's all night long and $5 beer / shot combo specials. Fortunate Son is made up of Trevor Toms on Vocals and Harp, Sam Bowersox-Daly on Mandolin, Guitar and Vocals, and Tony G on Guitar as well as Vocals
The culmination of five years of experience, and two different bands, the three members of Fortunate Son have come together to bring back some of rock and roll's classics. Three part harmonies and dark acoustic tones accompanied by wailing blues harp and shining mandolin exemplify their dynamic sound. With covers ranging from grunge to modern alternative and original blues licks. With influences of Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steve Miller Band, Alice in Chains, The Lumineers, Jimi Hendrix, Niel Young, Bob Seager, Kenny Wayne Sheperd, Pink Floyd, The Pixies, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and more...
Friday ~ March 14th ALAN KNIGHT & COMPANY
9pm with a $5 cover ALAN KNIGHT
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.
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 and 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 ~ March 15th GEORGE NELSON BAND ~ ZIGGIES DEBUT ~ 9pm with a $5 cover George is more than a soulful master. He is an icon. With nearly 40 years of performing, he has lived, played and sung through a remarkable period of musical history. His masterful playing and soulful rendition have broad appeal. George has opened for or performed with Ray Charles, Bill Cosby, Les McCann, George Duke, Frankie Avalon, Glen Yarbrough, Joe Russell (The Persuasions), Spyro Gyra, Billy Preston, Stan Kenton Orchestra, Hazel Miller, Gene Bass, Billy Tolles, JoJo Williams, Fred Fuller, Billy Rich (now with Taj Mahal), and performed for such celebrities as Johnny Mathis, Joan Van Ark, Charlton Heston, Mariette Hartley. The George Nelson Quintet, Quartet and Trio creates a mix of jazz and soul that has broad appeal and fits in from roudy dance bars to restaurants. George plays a varied repertoir to suit dancers, listeners, and jazz fans. The band features George Nelson on Piano, Eric Erhardt on tenor sax and clarinet, Greg Simon on trumpet, Thom Sandrock on bass, and William Garrison on Percussion.
UPCOMING FEATURED SHOWS Thursday ~ March 13 ~ Fortunate Son Friday ~ March 14 ~ Alan Knight & Company Saturday ~ March 15 ~ George Nelson Band Thursday ~ March 20 ~ When it Was Friday ~ March 21 ~ Dan Treanor Blues Band Saturday ~ March 22 ~ TJ Coupe Thursday ~ March 27 ~ Matty Graziano & Harold Liller Friday ~ March 28 ~ Front Street Blues Band Saturday ~ March 29 ~ Rudy’s Roadhouse Party & BBQ – 2PM Saturday ~ March 29 ~ Erik Boa & Constrictors ~ 9PM Thursday ~ April 3 ~ Bobby Messano ~ On Tour Friday ~ April 4 ~ Out of the Blues Saturday ~ April 5 ~ ON TOUR & CD RELEASE PARTY Their ONLY Colorado Show Spring / Summer 2014 TERRY QUIETT
OPEN JAMS FEATURE A FULL BACK LINE including Jezebel, our upgright grand piano
Come meet Jezebel ~ a circa 1890-1910 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
OPEN JAMS The Mile High Blues Society and Ziggies Live Music Presents: The Longest Standing Blues Jam in Colorado at the Oldest Blues Bar in Colorado ~ Ziggies !!! hosted by The Blues Allstars and Doc Brown's Blues Band on alternate Sundays
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 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.
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