They say that music soothes the savage beast. If you are feeling a little rough after a hard week of work, listening to your favorite music might be just the respite you need. If you are searching for the best place to see a concert with your friends, check out this list of options.
Broadmoor World Arena
Once called the Colorado Springs World Arena, the Broadmoor World Arena is home to world-class events. Built in 1998, the 8,000 seat multi-purpose arena is home to everything from concerts by well-known artists to Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, to monster jams and comic cons, and more. Besides the arena, there are also two large practice rinks, which are used by everyone from elite skaters to skating clubs, like the Broadmoor Skating Club and the Colorado Gold Speedskating Club. Even the U.S. National Short Track Speedskating Team practiced here at one time. The Pikes Peak Center is managed by the arena, which is how national acts come here. Everyone from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and the Glenn Miller Orchestra to ZZ Top and Slipknot is slated to have performances coming up. The arena is located at 3185 Venetucci Blvd. in Colorado Springs. For more information, visit http://www.broadmoor.
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Imagine being one with nature while enjoying the music of your favorite band while surrounded by a cheering crowd. This is the benefit of being at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Not your normal venue, this outdoor theater is set among a beautiful landscape. The seats are actually made out of the red rocks with a view of the stage below. The best part is that this escape into nature is only 10 miles away from the mile high city of Denver. The theater was built in 1906 and can seat up to 9,525 people. A wide variety of performers have played here, everyone from The Beatles to John Denver back in the day to the latest bands, like Ice Cube and Ludacris & Nelly. This really is a must-see venue. Ready to escape? Red Rocks Amphitheater is located at 18300 W Alameda Pkwy. in Morrison. For more information, visit http://redrocks.
Serving up comedy, dance, musical performances and more, the 5,000 seat Bellco Theater has many different type of events hitting its stage. From the controversial to the most conservative, they have shows that are geared toward all types. As far as what is sure to be buzzworthy, the much-talked about comedian Chris Rock has a show soon, as does the the ever-controversial podcasting comedian Joe Rogan. For those looking for music, They have Mexican singer Gloria Trevi coming up, as well as the ever popular superstar singer Alicia Keyes and more. They also have events for kids, including the Kids Artistic Revue. They just had a dance competition here. Since the venue is so large, it also is home to graduations from local schools. The theater is within the Colorado Convention Center and is located at 700 14th Street in Denver. Ready to experience it for yourself? For more information, visit https://bellcotheatre.
If you have ever lived in Boulder, you are familiar with the historic Fox Theatre. After all, it is currently the premier place to watch live music in town, and it is located on the hill, which has historically been the place-to-be for college students, when they are not hitting the books of course. Unlike many venues, this place is intimate in scale with a capacity of 625 in the theater and has featured many local bands, as well as top notch acts who have come in from elsewhere to share their sound blasted from their world-class sound system. The “Rolling Stones Magazine” termed this locale as the fourth best music venue in the country. Bands like Hootie and the Blowfish, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, John Mayer and Wu-Tang Clan have performed here. The Fox Theatre is located at
1135 13th St. in Boulder. To see a line-up of who is playing next, visit www.z2ent.com/fox-theatre-
If you have had a hard week and really need to blow off steam, you may be desperately looking for a place to unwind. For those in Colorado Springs who are looking for a place to hear live music, have a few drinks and dance, Black Sheep is the way to go. After all, it has been voted “Best Live Music Venue” in the area for the past 15 years. Here, they have served a wide variety of musical tastes. Everyone from Daughtry to Gwar has played here. You will find the venue is set in the historic Knob Hill neighborhood, located at 2106 E. Platte Ave. They can hold up to 450 people here ready to rock out to punk, rock and more. Whether it is your first time here or you are a frequent guest, you are sure to enjoy yourself. For more information, visit www.blacksheeprocks.com.
Located on Capitol Hill, the Fillmore Auditorium was originally built in 1905 and was known for many things and by many names before becoming the well known place-to-be it is today for music lovers. It was the Mammoth Roller Skating Rink, the Mammoth Garden Roller Club, Mammoth Gardens, The Market and the Mammoth Events Center. It wasn’t until Bill Graham Presents bought it in 1999 that it became known as the Fillmore Auditorium. Billy Graham already owned the Fillmore in San Francisco. Bill Graham went on to merge with Live Nation. Since it became a music venue, through the years, it has welcomed the likes of Jethro Tull, Marilyn Manson, New Found Glory, The Offspring, Nelly Furtado, Joss Stone, Erykah Badu, The Who, Linda Rondstadt, Steve Miller Band and countless others. The Fillmore is located in the heart of Denver, at 1510 N. Clarkson. For more information, visit www.fillmoreauditorium.org.
Telluride Town Park Stage
If you love the great outdoors and love music, than the Telluride Town Park Stage will make you feel right at home. Since its inception as a summer festival venue back in 1973, it has been home to a multitude of events. People reveled in the smooth sounds of Jazz at the Jazz Festival, vibed out with the Pretty Lights Electronica Festival, enjoyed the sweet sounds of Bluegrass at the Bluegrass Festival and partied hearty during the Blues and Brews festival. There is plenty of music to be had here. The stage has also been home to Shakespeare in the Park and the Mountainfilm Festival, among others. The stage was built the year after the Telluride Ski Resort opened. Ready to breathe some fresh air, take in the mountain view and enjoy your favorite melodies? The Telluride Town Park is located at 113 W. Columbia Ave. For more information on local venues such as this, visit the city website at http://www.telluride-co.
Want to see if a favorite singer is coming to town? Take a look online at the upcoming events calendar for the Mission Ballroom. Your fave might just be coming there soon. Unlike many other local venues, this one is a newer venue for musical performances and more. This property was opened in 2019 and is located in the River North Art District. This space is huge with 60,000 sq. ft. of space. It is open for all types of events. It is owned by AEG Presents, one of the world’s largest live music companies. They have some heavy hitters coming in. Upcoming events include Olivia Rodrigo, Lorde, Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Collective Soul, Flogging Molly & the Interrupters and many others. If you are ready to rock out at The Mission Ballroom, you will find it at 4242 Wynkoop St. in Denver. For more information, visit https://missionballroom.com.