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

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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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MHBS  INTERNATIONAL  BLUES  CHALLENGE  (IBC)  COMPETITION

CONGRATULATIONS - 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


 


The Band Finals competitions will be held on August 29 and will be held at Ziggies, Colorado's Oldest Blues Bar!
Saturday Night - Doors 5pm
Performance Order Drawing - 6pm
First band - 7pm
Followed by an open jam with special guests and all of the competitors who chose to participate! 



Remember - MHBS Members have a chance to VOTE for their favorite band during the MHBS IBC competitions - but you MUST be a MHBS member to cast a vote and you must be present at the competition to cast a vote!
 
ADVANCING  TO  THE  FINALS
Band Division
 
G'Jai & True Shades of Blues
Michael Hornbuckle Band
Stone Soup
Teresa Lynne


G'Jai and True Shades of Blues
Like in Jook Joints of the past, you might not always know who was showing up to "give you the blues", but you knew you were gonna have a good time! And that's what kept you coming back for more!
 
Well the one thing you can always be sure of with G'Jai & True Shade of Blues Band is getting a chance to not only hear but feel the blues from the bluesy vocals of "The Little Lady From Detroit", G'Jai, while being backed by some of the best musical talents.
G'Jai & True Shade of Blues puts it all on the line for you to experience. This band's plain ole' down-home style draw you in and bring you along for the wonderful musical ride. Whether the band is performing tunes from the Blues greats or originals, you will feel you are a part of the performance and not just a spectator.
 
So if the joint is jumping, don’t dare knock, just come inside, have a drink and enjoy yourself.
 


Michael Hornbuckle Band
Michael Hornbuckle is a third generation picker, son of legendary Denver blues guitarist Bobby Hornbuckle, who has played the blues since he was a small boy. The elder Hornbuckle had son Michael in his band at age 13 on drums. While Bobby’s journey ended in 1996, Michael, along with brother Brian on bass, grabbed the torch. Michael inherited Bobby’s old Gibson 335 along with an innate ability to play guitar.
 
In 2012 Hornbuckle spent time in Los Angeles doing session work for Universal Pictures Soundtracks, while also recording and releasing a new album under the family moniker “HORNBUCKLE” entitled Virtue and Vice.. Respected trade publication Music Connection Magazine selected Virtue And Vice – Top 25 CDs for 2014, while also recognizing Hornbuckle as one of America’s Hot 100 Artists for 2015. Virtue and Vice also won “Best Self Produced CD” as voted by the Mile High Blues Society.
 
Stone Soup
Multi-talented singer Deborah Stafford heads up this group of all-star players, she is at home whether she is singin' the blues, jazz, or soul classics. Don Finan shows off his chops whenever they get together, he's got lightning fast fingers and the soul of a bluesman. Russ Musilek has been playing the blues since the invention of dirt and couldn't stop if he tried. Don and Russ together create a unique blend while trading the lead and rhythm guitars and create our signature sound. Brian Donnell keeps the sound funky and fun while percolating on the bass. Alan Aluisi keeps it all together and on time, he is the foundation on which we build our Stone Soup of Blues!

 
Teresa Lynne
Denver based singer songwriter "Teresa Lynne has been called the "last of the Red Hot Mamas" for her Etta James-style roadhouse blues, not to mention her gender-defeying mastery of the harmonica. A Louisiana native, Teresa Lynne made Denver her home in 1984, and she brought her blues and original blues tunes along with her. With 2 CDs to her credit Teresa Lynne and her all star band are ready to "release the animal" and give you a night to remember!



THURSDAY - August 27
RED  ONION  PURPLE
$5 per person
8pm to midnight

 

 

FRIDAY - AUGUST 28
ALAN  KNIGHT  &  COMPANY

$5 per person - Doors 6pm - Showtime 9pm



 


SATURDAY - AUGUST 29

Mile High Blues Society
International Blues Challenge Competition
Band Finals
Doors 5pm. Performance order drawing 6pm. First act 7pm.
All ages welcome (until 10pm)
$10 per person
Blues Jam immediately following the competition with all blues players welcome, especially all competitors in the MHBS IBC Challenge.

 

MHBS Sunday Blues Jam
with

Doc Brown's Blues Band
August 30

Jodie Woodward & Friends
September 6



You're going to Memphis!
Congratulations to the MHBS IBC Solo / Duo

Winners:
50 Shades of Blue
Christine Webb & Jim Seely

And A. J. Fullerton
The MHBS Youth Showcase Winner!



MHBS SUNDAY BLUES JAM

Doc Brown's Blues Band hosting Sunday August 16 & 30

Alternating each week with Jodie Woodward and Special Guests

Jodie Woodward hosting Sunday August 23
 



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 Jack Yoder
 
Jack Yoder

 
  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 - August 27 - Red Onion Purple (Tour)
Friday - August 28 - Alan Knight & Company
Saturday - August 29 - MHBS International Blues Challenge BAND Finals
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
Thursday - September 24 - Brian Parton Solo
Friday - September 25 - The Blues 88's
Saturday - September 26 - Jack Hadley with Delores Scott from Chicago


 

 

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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