CONGRATULATIONS TO ERIK BOA & THE CONSTRICTORS WINNER OF THE BAND MHBS IBC COMPETITION Part of their winning package is New Year's Eve at Ziggies! Reservations highly recommended! Reserve your table now at this link: NEW YEAR's EVE RESERVATIONS and the MHBS IBC Solo Winner, Randall Dubis
will be playing his Viva Memphis show at Ziggies Saturday December 27th - featuring his full Randall Dubis Blues Band. Come show him some love!
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)
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
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 ZIGGIES STORE IS ALWAYS OPEN!!! THE HOLIDAYS ARE QUICKLY APPROACHING!!! SHOP NOW FOR THAT SPECIAL MUSIC LOVER IN YOUR LIFE AND HOOK THEM UP WITH ZIGGIES GEAR!!! FOR A LIMITED TIME *** FREE SHIPPING *** SHOP HERENew Year's Eve Erik Boa & The Constrictors Reserve your table now! RESERVE HERE
THURSDAY ~ DECEMBER 18 FORTUNATE SON Doors 6pm. Music starts 8pm $5 cover and $1 Draft PBR's One Way Ride and Fortunate Son will be playing at one of their favorite venues, Ziggies Denver for a nice long set to setup your week before the holidays. Come drop by for dollar PBRs and some good fun with a warm crowd. 21+ $5 cover will be added to your tab.
One Way Ride has got some sweet stuff to offer that has never before been heard! Let's have a good time FRIDAY ~ DECEMBER 19 ATOMIC PABLO SUPER GROUP 9pm-1am $5 Cover Blues with Hilary Freeman on Bass, Ryan Koronich on Guitar, Paul Niemiec on Telecaster, and Shannon on drums!
Photo by John Bosley
Atomic Pablo has been playing a variety of blues, swing, rock and jazz along the front range for many years. The current iteration of members has been grooving together since 2007. Audiences frequently comment on the depth of the groove and communication between the musicians. Paul (guitar and vocals) and Hilary (bass and vocals) are frequently joined by Sonny Gunn on sax and Doug Bainbridge on drums. Regardless of genre or iteration (duo, trio, quartet), Atomic Pablo delivers unmistakable quality and enjoyment.
Paul Niemiec, guitar and vocals
Photo by John Bosley
Paul is a guitar player who understands what it means to make music- he knows that music is more than just a blazing guitar solo; it needs solid rhythm support. Don’t worry, he can still play a solo mean enough to melt the face of any lead guitarist out there, but he’ll turn around and willingly play rhythm to support the next soloist. Paul is dedicated to continually improving and developing musical knowledge, and has taken lessons from Chuck Hughes of the Hillbilly Hellcats and Tonk Edwards. An excellent teacher himself, Paul is always willing to share his knowledge with musicians of any skill level. Paul has been playing in Colorado and New Mexico for many years; you may have seen him with the Trash Hawks, Johnny and the Blades, opening for Robin Trower and Leon Russell, or during one of the many incarnations of Atomic Pablo.
Hilary Freeman, bass and vocals
Photo by John Bosley
Musically engaged for most of her life, Hilary started playing bass in 1996 when she joined ska/reggae band 12 Cents for Marvin. That band lasted for 12 years, during which time Hilary started to branch out, playing with the Colorado State University Jazz I band, the acoustic-guitar based Tim Hanauer Band, Fort Jazz Big Band and the all-female rock band Glass Ceiling. In 2007 she started playing with Atomic Pablo, deepening her understanding of blues and jazz, and building confidence and ability. Currently Hilary can be seen playing with Atomic Pablo and Chaotic Serenity, as well as filling in for various bands on an as-needed basis.
SATURDAY ~ DECEMBER 20 MILES LEE BAND WINTER DANCE PARTY 9pm - 1am $5 Cover Miles Lee Band mixed soul, funk blues, rock and a splash of hip hop flavor, to create a "feel good, dance party". Miles Lee is a harmonica player, an entertainer and singer, who was mentored in Hawaii by platinum selling recording artist- Bob Jones (We Five, Micheal Bloomfeild Blues Band), and local Hawaiian legend Byl Leonard.
Miles Lee has been playing professionaly for 20 years. As a musician based in Denver CO, most notably as the lead singer and harmonica player for Stanky Pockets, Miles Lee has shared the the stage with: John Popper (Blues Traveler), P-Nut Daniels, CR Gruver (New Orleans Suspect), Ray White (Frank Zappa), Bobby Vega (Sly and the Family Stone) and Damon Wood (James Brown) to name a few.... Miles has also opened for: George Porter and Leo Nocentelli of the Meters, Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic), Bill Kreutzmann(Greatful Dead), Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Banyan and many more.
The band is made up of Tim Steele on bass, Stef Kull on key boards, Mike Matz playing drums and Jeph Kennedy on lead guitar. The band creates a hard driving groove that people of all ages can get behind. The band is soulful, dirty, hip, oringinaly and yet farmiliar all at the same time.WEDNESDAY ~ DECEMBER 24 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE CHRISTMAS EVE BLUES JAM FEATURING RANDALL DUBIS (HOST) No Cover Charge - Full back line provided Great drink specials and some special treats from Carla! Doors 6pm - music starts 8pm and goes until midnight. Ziggies is CLOSED on Christmas Day Have a wonderful and safe holiday! FRIDAY - DECEMBER 26
DOC BROWN'S BLUES BAND 9pm - 1am $5 Cover
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.
SATURDAY ~ DECEMBER 27 VIVA MEMPHIS BLUES SHOW RANDALL DUBIS BLUES BAND 9pm - 1am $7 cover or $5 MHBS MembersWEDNESDAY ~ NEW YEAR'S EVE ~ DECEMBER 31 ERIK BOA & THE CONSTRICTORS TABLES ARE GOING FAST! MAKE YOUR ADVANCE RESERVATION NOW
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 Hosted by: Brian Parton
Tuesday Groovesday ~ Sit in with Featured Musician @ 8pm alternates between 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
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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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...
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.
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.