CP S12 EP31 2018

I love summers.  Anyone who is in the music industry .. and I suspect many many thousands who are not employed in the music industry … enjoys all the musical activity that takes place on stages large and small … from downtown – small town – events with strictly “local” bands to the biggest stages with the biggest names in the county.  And, we are in the thick of it.

Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is logged for 2018. As is usual for this annual event that is now moving towards 15 years old, many tens of thousands showed up to enjoy some 80 bands … over 99% of which were from Colorado.  It was a sunny hot weekend, and yes, after two years of weather miscues, the Subdudes finally managed to entertain us with a full Sunday start set.

I finished the Wellington Main Street Summer Concert Series in a thunder and hail storm this weekend.  And my band, GOATZ!, played in the rain for the 8th annual Fort Collins Peach Festival.

There are still many many more events to attend and to be a part of by the time I actually get to vacation in mid-September.

Congratulations to Ryan Chrys (Ryan Chrys and the Roughcuts) who was voted “Entertainer of the year” by the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame.  He was also nominated “Outlaw Group, 2018” by the Ameripolitan Music Awards

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

COLORADO PLAYLIST NEWS

  • 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins has moved the show from Saturday night at 8PM to Thursday mornings from 6-8AM.
  • KSUT Ignacio/Durango has added HR1 of the show and moved the time from 7PM Saturday nights to 10PM-12AM Saturday nights

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

I had originally hoped to share this new video with you last week … a publishing reset and too many festival days got in my way.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP31

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

The Teardrops “Sweet Sweet Sadie” from Sweet Sweet Sadie (1966)
Beast “When We Rise” from Beast (1969)
(N) Wildermiss “Pieces” from Lost With You (2017)  

Esme Patterson “We Were Wild” from We Were Wild (2016)
You Me and Apollo “Ghosts” from Sweet Honey (2014)
(N) Jeff Finlin “Driving Wheel” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
 “Hey mama” from Tearing At The Seams (2018)
Bonnie and The Clydes “the Storm” from Music for People: Part I (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
(N) Rob Drabkin “Oh My (It’s A Good Life)” from Beautiful Day EP (2018)  
Andy Palmer “Black Moses (Harriet Tubman)” from The Switch (2017)
(N) Thunder And Rain “Tennessee Is Burning” from Start Believing (2017)

 

Jeff Jenkins Organization “Heavy Eddie” from The Arrival (2015)

HOUR 2

Joe Walsh “Rocky Mountain Way” from The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (1973)
(D) OneRepublic “Connection” (2018)

Francis and the Wolf
 “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
Megan Burtt “The Bargain” from The Bargain (2015)
(N) Rowan Kerrick “Nowhere Now” from Foolish (2018)  
Wood Belly “Georgia Wind” from Solid Ground (2018)
Euforquestra “Solutions” from Fire (2014)
The Apples in Stereo “Told You Once” from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
(D) My Body Sings Electric “Blame” from What It Means to Be Afraid (2018) 
A.J. Fullerton “Oh Frustration” from Kalamath (2017)
Drunken Hearts “Machines” from The Prize (2018)
Paa Kow “Pete Pete” from Cookpot (2017)

CP S12 EP30 2018

Gotta love Monday mornings after a full weekend of brain daze and music … oh, wait … I’m thinking of next Monday, when I don’t know if I’ll still be okay to sit and type a few lines, after three days of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, and one night of Yarmonygrass (in/near Bond and State Bridge and Rancho Del Rio).

Yarmonygrass is a non-profit, volunteer-powered event that benefits the Coral Creek Kids Music Project to bring music performance and education to underserved kids in Colorado.  GOATZ! is excited and honored to be the opening act on Thursday Aug 9.

BIG THANKS to everyone involved with the 11th Annual Carbon Valley Music & Spirits Festival that took place Saturday.  Despite about a half hour wind storm that was borderline “shut down” level we made it to the end without incident – and with a FABULOUS (pun intended) show from the FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, The Burroughs, Taylor Scott Band, Bonnie & the Clydes, Andy Sydow, and Veggie Matters.  Also big thanks to the City of Dacono.

I received an email last week that the Colorado Playlist will no longer be aired on 88.9FM KRFC Fort Collins.  Basically, management has decided to no longer air syndicated programming.

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.

 

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

“All I’ve Got” music video by Sarah Snead, produced by Kyle Lamar and Josh Pinsky from Digital Myle, starring Phyllis Spielman and Eddie James, and Sarah’s husband Michael Hornbuckle.   The video follows a relationship of two women showing the camaraderie that occurs despite going through hard times.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP30

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Dan FogelbergStars – Live From Ebbets Field Vol. 4 (1974)
(D) Rowan KerrickHow Many Times – Foolish (2018)  


Kyle EmersonPost-Egomania – Dorothy Alice (2017)
Blue Canyon Boys Just An Old Dirt Road – Blue Canyon Boys (2016)
(PREM)EdisonTake Me Home – Lion’s Heart EP (2018)  

PlutinosHand In Hand – Plutinos EP (2018)
The String Cheese IncidentSing A New Song – Outside Inside (2001)
Andy PalmerGood Son – Hazard of the Die (2013)
(D) GingerbombWildfire – Wildfire(2018)
AJ Fullerton Lover Come Back – Kalamath (2017)
I, AloneGood Fight – Collateral Beauty (2018)
Jon WirtzCountry – Tourist (2013)

HOUR 2

The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandWill The Circle Be Unbroken – Greatest Hits (1972)
(D) Silver and SmokeSting Like A Bee – 30P ep (2018)  

Brent CowlesLift Me Up – Cold Times (2017)
Big Head Todd & The MonstersRocksteady – Rocksteady (2010)
(D) Interstate Stash ExpressSheet of Foam – Evacuee (2018)  
RetrofetteSkeletons (2017)
Katie Glassman & SnapshotGood Times Gone By – Dream a Little Dream (2014)
Liz BarnezSimple Song – Welcome Back (2015)
(D) Dallas Thornton I Wonder – Talking To Myself (2018)  
Ryan Chrys & The Rough CutsHigh Life – Shovel Full Of Coal (2017)
The Wood BrothersLaughin’ or Crying – One Drop of Truth (2018)
Jaden Carlson BandKeep It Movin’ – Keep It Movin’ (2018)

 

CP S12 EP27 2018

Another week and another weekend of live music in Northern Colorado.  The main event this weekend was a benefit for Women In Blues held at the Armory Event Center in Brighton.

Event organizer Kyle Deibler (Memphis West Music) filled me in that W.I.B. is an aspiring national level non-profit (501C3) organization. Colorado women in blues owned the sparsely attended event from the first act on.

Unfortunately, I was not able to stay to see the non-Colorado talent headlining the bill, due to a scheduled show with my own band.

The biggest surprise of the day was a revamped Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene.  Gone are Lance “Romance” Bakermeyer (bass) and Mad Dog Minnick (drums/vocals), who have gone back to the Hillbilly Hellcats with Chuch Hughes.

Lance and Mad Dog provided equal parts of the look, vibe and style to the original Crime Scene lineup – giving the band a unified and uniformed look and sound on stage – matching Kerry AND Pauly Six in performance intensity and style.  Wearing beards, caps, dark glasses and black shirts, the matching colorful fashion statement gone, a potentially darker and deadlier groove may be what we’ll get moving forward from the new rhythm section.

KPCS has a new album dropping very soon – I premiered a new track from the album (a Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood cover featuring Jim Dalton of the Railbenders) in the show this week .. it’s below in the MMMM.

Fresh off her album release show at the Walnut Room in Denver, Cass Clayton opened the show.  She and her airtight band showed considered homage to her obvious influences, that include Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt.

The Crime Scene and Cass Clayton Band were not the only ones appearing with new releases in hand.  Colorado Blues Society 2018 Band Champion, Mojomama, recently released their latest called Red, White and Blues.  Happily for me they included my favorite track on the album, Lazy RiverEef & the Blues Express rounded out the show, showcasing her formidable guitar chops, alongside the Colorado Blues Society 2018 solo/duo Champion Scott Hackler on keys.

The Brighton Armory is an exquisite small venue in our region capable of seating 300, or providing standing room only for 500.  They’ve been adding more and more shows there, produced either by the city of Brighton under the management of Gary Montoya or by independent promoters.

The sound system is more than adequate for the room, and stands out as among the best in the region – equaling those at venues such as the Armory in Fort Collins or the Boulder Theater or the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.  One criticism from me is that the room clearly needs additional baffling and sound absorption panels to knock down the boominess of a near empty room.

In a city that lacks even ONE non-public venue dedicated to live music, the Armory is a wonderful place to catch upcoming shows from the likes of popular regional acts like FACE Vocal Band, or national country acts like John Anderson (coming Oct 28) … and is EASILY accessible to Denver, Thornton, and other north metro communities.


VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Every once in a while a new artist appears, seemingly out of nowhere.  I cannot even begin to say where or how I heard of Jackson Emmer from Carbondale.  He’s been getting mad praise from the likes of No Depression, POPMATTERS and Rolling Stone, which wrote “Americana songwriters are a dime a dozen these days, but few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer.”

At Bohemian Foundation, our focus is on building community …by coming together to create and enjoy music.


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP27

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

The Moonrakers “I’m All Right” from Anthology (2007)
Astronauts “Little Ford Ragtop” from Competition Coupe/Astronauts Orbit Kampus (1964)
(D) Jackson Emmer “Don’t Leave Me Blue” from Jukebox (2018)

Monocle Band “Sad-Eyed Girl” from The Clearing (2017)
Chris Daniels & the Kings “Joy” from Funky To the Bone (2015)
(D) Darren Garvey “First of the Year” from Heart Attack Sleeves EP (2018) 
Voodoo Kings “Eyes on You” from Faith & Whiskey (2018)
Churchill “Made a List” from Change EP (2012)
Fierce Bad Rabbit “Time Machine” from Maestro & the Elephant (2013)
The SIR Band “Wading” from So Cold (2018)
(D) Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Summer Wine (feat. Jim Dalton)” from I Make My Own Luck (2018)  
Patti Fiasco “Blue Eyed West” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Glow” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Paa Kow “African lady” from Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

Poco “You Better Think Twice” from Deliverin’ (1971)
Rick Roberts “She Made Me Lose My Blues” from Windmills / She is a Song (2010)
(D) Gregory Alan Isakov “Chemicals” from Evening Machines (2018)

Kyle Emerson “Post-Egomania” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Thank you” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Dierks Bentley “The Mountain” from The Mountain (2018)

The Railbenders “Hard Road” from The Medicine Show (2018)
SHEL “The Latest And Greatest Blueberry Rubberband” from SHEL (2012)
Paul Galaxy & the Galatix “White Train” from Slingshot (2004)
Francis and the Wolf “Call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
(N) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Up In Arms” from Long Way Home (2018) 
Pan Astral “Gulf of Mexico” from Suburban Blues (2016)
Rose Hill Drive “Broken by the Storm” from Mania (2017)
Paul Mullikin Quintet “Minor Profits” from TIME IS NOW (2014)

CP S12 EP20 2018

It was a long weekend.  Saturday I was the stage manager for one of the stages at the Denver Day of Rock. After a blistering mid-afternoon set I got to hang with Brent Cowles and his band that included Joe Richmond (drums), Nate Meese (bass), and Trent Nelson (guitar) and chat about what’s up … turns out they’re heading out on the road with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats for a seven day east coast run – with a new album dropping next week.  ***BE LISTENING to next week’s show for another fresh track from the upcoming album***

Monday I exercised my position as entertainment coordinator for the 40th Bolder Boulder – that included several of our area’s best local bands – including MLIMA, Monocle Band, Crowboy, South to Cedars, VooDoo Kings, CC & the Riders, Eef, Jill Brzezcki, Tim Ostdiek, Antonio Lopez, and Slopeside among others.

The VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK by Grayson Erhard is nestled down below in the MMMM.

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP20

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Gerard “Hello Operator” from Hello Operator (1976)
Firefall “You Are the Woman” from Firefall (1976)
(D) Grayson Erhard “I Will” (2018)


The Lumineers “Angela” from Cleopatra (2016)
Hello Dollface “Face it” from Warrior of Light (2016)
(D) Alright Alright “The Liar” from The Nowhere Farm Sessions EP (2018) 


The Host Club “Happiness” from Flash of Life (2018)
Cary Morin “Here an Now” from Streamline (2013)
FY5 “Nebraska” from FY5 (2015)
(N) Adam Lopez “Peace of Mind” from Cinderella Sessions (2018)


Grant Farm “Fireflies” from Kiss The Ground (2016)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Glow” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Paa Kow “The Way I Feel” from Cookpot (2017)

HOUR 2

The Christines “Babyface” from Living At the Bottom of the Sea (1996)
(N) Black Box Audio “Change” from Don’t Let Go EP (2018)


OneRepublic “Wherever I Go” from Wherever I Go (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “Trying so Hard Not to Know” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(N) Andreas DeValera “Next to Me” from Andreas DeValera (2018)

 


Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Poco “Regret” from All Fired Up (2013)
Shel “On My Way” from SHEL (2012)
(N) iZCALLI “Lightning Red” from IV (2018) 


Big Gigantic “The Little things” from Brighter Future (2016)
Florea “Mercy” from Florea (2018)
GogoLab “Pill Mill” from Border Patrol (2013)



June 3– Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
June 9 – Laughing Goat (Boulder)
June 12 – Chris K solo at Your Mom’s House (Denver)

CP S12 EP18 2018

Colorado Symphony, now operating in the black, catches break on rent for city-owned Boettcher Concert Hall. According to the article in the Denver Post, the Colorado Symphony ended the year in the black for the first time since a 2011 internal review declared it was on the brink of disaster.  As a result, the Denver City Council voted to provide the symphony savings of $166k a year in the way of free office space and cheaper rent to use Boettcher Concert Hall.  Follow the link for more info.

Gasoline Lollipops will soon have a new sound and a new drummer.  Adam Perry, who was also once the drummer for the Yawpers as they were emerging in the scene, has announced he’s leaving the band to put more efforts into his job at a Boulder law firm, writing for Westword, and his now 8 year old daughter.  Band leader Clay Rose says the sound of the band will morp into more spacey and psychedelic themes.  The story was first reported in the Boulder Beat.

Last week I reported on the death of Denver Joe.  In the meantime, long time friend and Denver musician Marty Jones wrote a terrific tribute to Joe for Westword.

VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file on Soundcloud, BandCamp, Reverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP18

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

John Denver “Back Home Again” from Essential John Denver (2007)
(D) Jeff Finlin “Love Will Light the Way” from The Guru and the Girl (2018)


Kyle Emerson “Wise Blood” from Dorothy Alice (2017)
Coral Creek “Mountain High” from Coral Creek (2015)
(N) Blake Brown & American Dust Choir “Between the Lines” from Long Way Home (2018)
(N) Andy Sydow “Reasons for Departure” from Reasons for Departure (2018)


Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore “Train Home” from Love Runner (2014)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club “Thy Will be Done” from Unentitled (2011)
(D) Jonny Barber “Hornet’s Nest” from Hornet’s Nest / Wide Eyed Blues 7″ (2018)
Francis and the Wolf “call of the Wild” from Ladies & Gentlemen (2017)
(N) CITRA “That’s What She Said” from Mr Copacetic EP (2018)


Peter Sommer “The Fruit” from Crossroads (2008)

HOUR 2

Dan Fogelberg “As the Raven Flies” from Souvenirs (1974)
(D) Wood Belly “Solid Ground” from Solid Ground (2018)


A.J. Fullerton “Kalamath” from Kalamath (2017)
The Yawpers “Burdens” from American Man (2015)
(D) Pan Astral “When Summer Comes” (2018)
Reno Divorce “She’s in Love With the Avenue” from She’s In Love With the Avenue (2018)
SHEL “When the Dragon Came Down” from SHEL (2012)
Raven and the Writing Desk “hands//heart” from hands//heart (2015)
(N) Drunken Hearts “Broken Things” from The Prize (2018)


Paper Bird “Sunday” from Paper Bird (2016)
Pandas & People “Watch it Burn” from Out to Sea EP (2017)
(D) Jaden Carlson Band “Keep It Movin’” from Keep It Movin’ (2018)



June 3– Avogadro’s Number (Fort Collins)
June 9 – Laughing Goat (Boulder)
June 12 – Chris K solo at Your Mom’s House (Denver)

 

CP S12 EP15 2018

WOW … I’m finding it hard to believe that we’re almost 1/3 of the way through the year already. It probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that the top two 2018 Colorado album releases being played statewide are

1.  Tearing At the Seams – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats
2.  Something Higher! – Leftover Salmon

I’ve said this before, and it’s worth repeating: a dj can’t play and a writer can’t write about what they don’t have.  I notice there are a ton of titles that do not make their way to radio stations and “print” publications around the region.

So as far as that goes it’s actually been a rather quiet week. Next weekend will likely be a different story.

Friday and Saturday is the 10th Annual FOCOMX.  300 acts in some 30 venues … it marks the UNOFFICIAL start of the festival season every year.  If you’ve never been I encourage it. My band, GOATZ!, will be appearing at Tony’s Rooftop on Saturday at 7PM.

A NEW STATION is coming on board beginning MAY 1 … KAFM Grand Junction will air the show on the following schedule:

HOUR 1 = Saturday night at midnight + 11AM Tues morning
HOUR 2 = Sunday night at midnight + 11AM Friday morning.

VIDEO PICK(s) of the Week

There are actually 2 video picks this week.  The new one from Leftover Salmon is below as part of this week’s MMMM.   This one from The Hunger Artist deserves its own recognition


MONDAY MORNING MUSIC MEETING

What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.

PLAYLIST S12 EP15

(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep

HOUR 1

Rare Silk “Joy!” from New Weave (1983)
(D) Cass Clayton “When it Comes to My Heart” from Woman In the Way EP (2018)

Petals of Spain “Daydream” from Daydream (2017)
Trout Steak Revival “Go On” from Brighter Every Day (2015)
(D) Bobby Walker “My Mabellene” from Came Out Swingin’ (2018)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” from New World Arisin’ (2017)
Gregory Alan Isakov “Living Proof” from The Weatherman (2013)
Dianne Reeves “Testify” from The Best of Dianne Reeves (2000)
(D) Slopeside “Prove Me Wrong” from Shoot the Moon (2018)

Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts “Killer” from Shovel Full of Coal (2017)
Kyle Hollingsworth “All Falls Apart” from 50 (2018)
Annie Booth “Tiger Dance” from WANDERLUST (2014)

HOUR 2

Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids “I Wish You’d Dance” from Best of Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids (2010)
(N) Leftover Salmon “Southern Belle” from Something Higher (2018)

Patti Fiasco “Saved by Rock and Roll” from Saved By Rock And Roll (2016)
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats “I Need Never Get Old” from Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (2015)
(D) Black Box Audio “You Don’t Know” from Don’t Let Go EP (2018)

The Burroughs “Touch the Sky” from Got To Feel (2018)
My Body Sings Electric “Oceancrest” from Part 1: the Night Ends (2014)
Kinetix “One Life to Live” from One Life (2014)
(D) Kind Dub “Elevated Life Feat. Sarah Slaton & Briana Harris” from COllabs EP1 (2018)

The Motet “Damn!” from Totem (2016)
The Yawpers “Mon Dieu” from Boy In A Well (2017)
Jon Wirtz “Watching the World Wake Up” from Tourist (2013)

AEG PRESENTS ANNOUNCES THE MISSION BALLROOM

DENVER, CO (April 9, 2018) – AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, one of the world’s leading producers and promoters of live entertainment, announced today The Mission Ballroom, a scalable, state-of-the art concert venue scheduled to open in summer 2019. The 60,000 square-foot ballroom will anchor North Wynkoop, a new 14-acre mixed use project by Denver-developers Westfield Company, located at the north-end of the RiNo neighborhood between 40th and 43rd Streets along Brighton Blvd.

Chuck Morris, CEO of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, said of the new venue, “Our entire AEG Presents Rocky Mountain team spent the last 11 years searching for the perfect location and the right design to build one of the finest venues this town has ever seen. With features including a moving stage that provides The Mission flexible capacity from 2200 to 3950 guests, unrivaled sight lines and state-of-the-art sound and lights, The Mission will bring Colorado the most cutting-edge concert experience in the world.”

AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, the leading promoter in Denver, CO who operate the Bluebird Theater, Gothic Theatre, Ogden Theatre, 1STBANK Center and Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, as well as book the majority of the shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, bring decades of experience to the development and design of The Mission Ballroom. The Mission features tiered rows that provide unobscured views at every level, sight lines from every vantage point and a large dance floor that allows standing or seating. Full-service bars conveniently placed around the venue maximize flow, efficiency and patron experience.

“We blended the ballroom experience on the floor with a tiered-riser configuration similar to Red Rocks. Beyond offering incredible sight lines, this design creates the finest sonic experience that Colorado concertgoers expect and deserve,” said Don Strasburg, co-president for AEG Presents Rocky Mountains.

AEG Presents Rocky Mountains sought the perfect location for this unique venue and ultimately ended up partnering with Westfield Company on its North Wynkoop development in Denver’s transformative RiNo neighborhood and arts district. Encompassing three city blocks from 40th to 43rd streets along Brighton Boulevard, North Wynkoop is a five-minute walk to the 38th and Blake A Line Station (one train stop to Union Station and 30 minutes to Denver International Airport) and just minutes from the intersection of Denver’s largest vehicular arteries of I-25 and I-70.

“We’re so excited with the vision that Westfield Company has for North Wynkoop. The Brighton Boulevard corridor and the entire River North area is exploding with vibrancy. This location is a perfect fit for The Mission Ballroom with parking, easy access to light rail, and only a stone’s throw from downtown, it is the right place for us to be.” said, Brent Fedrizzi, co-president and COO of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains.

Westfield and its development team; which includes leasing agents Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Legend Partners; architect Works Progress Architecture; general contractor M.A. Mortenson; and financing provided by FirstBank, Guaranty Bank and Trust and Citywide Banks; will transform North Wynkoop into an arts and entertainment hub attracting creatives across all industries. In addition to The Mission Ballroom, a 90,000 square foot office and retail building is under construction as well as the renovation of 80,000 square feet of 1950’s-vintage warehouse buildings transforming them into synergistic restaurants, bars and retail. Future phases of North Wynkoop include market rate and affordable housing, a hotel, as well as the potential for an additional one million square feet of residential and commercial uses.

“We are fortunate to have the opportunity of working with AEG Presents on this innovative concept,” said Kevin McClintock, senior partner for Westfield. “The talents and experience of their team are unparalleled, and their dedication to the highest-quality musical experience aligns with our own long-term vision for North Wynkoop. The Mission Ballroom is the ideal anchor and will serve as the heartbeat for our project.”

The Mission Ballroom is not only a premiere concert facility, but also serves as a unique special event space for corporate meetings and other functions, award shows, galas, weddings, receptions, launch parties, trade shows, private events, and more.
In addition to its incredible access to rail, parking options for the site will include an underground garage as well as nearby parking options. The Mission Ballroom will also offer a shared-ride pick-up and drop-off area and an abundance of bike parking.

Visit www.northwynkoop.comwww.missionballroom.com and click here for a video featuring more information and comments from Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper.

About AEG Presents Rocky Mountains
AEG Presents is one of the world’s largest live music companies. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global concert tours, regional music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 22 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Elton John, Celine Dion, and Kenny Chesney; produces over 40 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival, Desert Trip, Firefly Music Festival, Hangout Music Festival and Panorama and owns, manages or exclusively promotes in more than 80 clubs and theaters worldwide. AEG presents more than 11,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD and Madison House Presents. AEG Presents Rocky Mountains produces events at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 1STBANK Center, Bluebird Theater, Ogden Theatre, Gothic Theatre, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Pepsi Center and more in Colorado as well as events in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona. For more information visit www.aegpresents.com

About Westfield Co.
Westfield Company, Inc. (www.westfield-co.com). Over the past 30 years Westfield has developed and acquired in excess of seven million square feet of office, industrial, residential and unique entertainment based retail. Current projects in and around Denver include 1800 Larimer, Hub 25 Industrial Park, S*Park residential community, Stanley Marketplace, and North Wynkoop. The cornerstone of all Westfield projects is the commitment to enhance and respect the communities in which we work and live.