The Carla went to Memphis in late January for the International Blues Challenge to support the Mile High Blues Society, IBC Winners - Randall Dubis (Solo / Duo Category) and Erik Boa & The Constrictors (Band Category). See some of the photos from their performances here. Carla also met numerous fantastic bands that she's working on coming to Colorado to perform at Ziggies.
So far she has confirmed dates with 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
Additional dates have been confirmed with: Delores Scott from Chicago, IL Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen from Nashville, TN 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 Audible Minds from Omaha, NE
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)
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
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.
Please sign up on our email list to receive email from Ziggies!
ON TOUR ROB LARKIN ~ SOLO FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA THURSDAY ~ FEBRUARY 26 On Tour - this Thursday night, Rob Larkin will be playing one show only, and solo, at Ziggies. From Los Angeles, California, on his Southwest by Northwest Winter 2015 Tour. "...successfully walks the line between old and new with plenty of soul to spare. The result is a rich, well-worn sound with some teeth to it." Hayley Thomas, Paso Robles Press "...a refreshing blast with excellent music and a nice line of storytelling." Rob Larkin & The Wayward Ones’ homespun blend of Americana, roots rock, and soul brings you back. Often compared to artists such as Eric Clapton, John Mayer, The Band, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the music is infectious. The band’s debut album Dogwood Roots was released worldwide on Spectra Records in December 2013, to critical acclaim. Dogwood Roots is a rich musical stew, with ingredients from righteous organ to down-home harmonica, and everything in between. As a testament to its timelessness, the title track "Dogwood" won the Americana category of the 2011 Show Me the Music Songwriting contest, and the songs are receiving airplay at a growing number of radio stations across the US and the world. Based in Los Angeles, Rob Larkin regularly tours the west coast as a solo performer and will be performing at Ziggies Live Music this Thursday solo. Buck PBR. Beer and shot specials for $5. Doors 6pm. Music 8pm to midnight. Only $5 per person for the fantastic live music! This is his Ziggies debut - come show him some Colorado love and appreciation for live music! FRIDAY ~ FEBRUARY 27 A ZIGGIES EXCLUSIVE THE BLUE 88'S with 4 keyboard players 9pm showtime $7 per person / $5 MHBS Members
SATURDAY ~ FEBRUARY 28
RACHEL & THE RUCKUS 9PM SHOWTIME $5 PER PERSON Rachel & The Ruckus was born in the Rocky Mountains of Boulder, Colorado, bringing a blend of killer Pop music infused with Blues & Rock to the Colorado music scene. Singer/keyboard player Rachel Alena and guitarist Alec Sims met in 2010 while sharing the stage with the popular Front Range band Girls On Top!, and formed the band shortly thereafter. Drummer Kyle Comerford joined in 2012. Bassist Vince Carmellini (a.k.a Big Nasty) and sax player/flutist Max Reed joined to round out the group in 2013.
This adult album alternative band has since earned lots of positive attention from music lovers, bringing their vast musical influences and experience together to create compelling Pop music with Soul. It’s the sound of the blend of powerful lyrics, Rachel’s enchanting voice and a band with rocking, in-the-pocket grooves.
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 The next Performance Poetry will be January 14, 2015
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.