Denver is one of the top cities in the U.S. for live concerts, with numerous music venues ranging from the historic theaters and arenas in downtown to incredible amphitheaters like Red Rocks and Fiddlers Green in the nearby suburbs. So, whether you’re coming to town for a special concert, or just want to catch a show during your stay, The Curtis is your hub to Denver’s dynamic live music scene. In fact, we’re within walking distance of five of the city’s best music venues and a short drive from even more! There are also services like Bus to Show that will pick you up in downtown to take you to Red Rocks or 1st Bank Center.
Our downtown Denver hotel is a pop-culture haven unlike anyplace you’ve stayed before. With hyper-themed rooms and suites, one of the city’s best art collections, and the perfect downtown location just two blocks from everything – we’re the perfect choice for music fans looking to experience the best of the Mile High City. It all starts from the moment you enter our colorful, retro-chic lobby, where you can play board games or pick up your favorite treats from the best in our own 5 & Dime. Before the show, swing by The Corner Office + Martini Bar, where you can sample globally-inspired cuisine crafted with the freshest ingredients and raise a glass with your favorite cocktail. Our coveted setting also puts you within steps of top Denver attractions like the 16th Street Mall, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the trendy restaurants and bars in LoDo.
Learn more about Denver’s top music venues below and start planning your stay today at The Curtis.
DENVER MUSIC VENUES WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
Distance: 0.4 miles – approx. 8-minute walk
Located inside the Colorado Convention Center, the 5,000-seat Bellco Theatre is one of the most acclaimed and technologically advanced performing arts venues in the country. This popular theater is well known for its incredible acoustics and regularly hosts a variety of live events including concerts, family events, stand-up comedy, and lectures.
Distance: 0.6 miles – approx. 12-minute walk
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this renowned art-deco originally opened in 1930. Today, the Paramount accommodates up to 1,900 people and has grown from a silent movie house to one of the city’s top destinations for concerts from national and international bands, live comedy shows from top headliners, family-friendly shows and more. While you’re there, check out the one-of-a-kind Wurlitzer twin-console organ – one of the last two in the United States!
Distance: 0.6 miles – approx. 14-minute walk
While the Pepsi Center is popular with sports fans looking to catch the NBA Denver Nuggets and NHL Colorado Avalanche, this popular downtown Denver venue also hosts some of the city’s biggest concerts. From classic rock acts like Bon Jovi and Steely Dan, to modern powerhouses like Pink, Sam Smith, and Maroon 5, there’s always something going on at ‘The Can’.
Civic Center Park
Distance: 0.9 miles – approx. 20-minute walk
Bordered by the State Capitol, the City and County Building, and the Denver Art Museum, Civic Center Park regularly showcases a variety of events, including outdoor movies, festivals, and free concerts during the warmer months.
Distance: 1.2 miles – approx. 9-minute walk
While primarily known as the home of the MLB Colorado Rockies, Coors Field also hosts notable concerts every blue moon, including legendary acts like the Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, the Zac Brown Band, and Journey.
DENVER MUSIC VENUES WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE
Distance: 1.8 miles – 8-minute drive
Built by the same person who designed the Bluebird Theater, and also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ogden Theatre featured vaudeville acts before becoming a movie theater in 1937. In the early '90s, the theater was transformed into a live music venue, which is now operated by AEG Live. In recent years, the venue has undergone major changes, including a new sound system and wrap around balcony, providing the perfect setting for nationally-recognized acts from the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to Miguel and George Clinton.
Distance: 2.2 miles by car (7-minute drive) or 1.5 miles by foot (approx. 35-minute walk)
Along with heart-pounding NFL games, Mile High hosts several high-profile concerts through the year featuring top headliners like Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney.
Distance: 3.1 miles – 12-minute drive
Every summer, the Denver Botanic Gardens hosts a special summer concert series at the UMB Bank Amphitheater at York Street and Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. This year’s lineup will be announced in April, and typically features a variety of acts in different genres. Surrounded by lush trees and tranquil gardens, this is one of Denver’s most beautiful spots for a live concert.
Distance: 3.2 miles – 14-minute drive
Built in 1913, the historic Bluebird Theater is one of Denver’s most beloved venues for live music, showcasing close to 250 acts each year ranging from up-and-coming artists to local legends. Bluebird is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and once you see the sculpted capitals, Victorian-style paintings and a vaulted ceiling – it’s easy to see why. In 2006, AEG Live took over the theater and made signature updates to the sound, stage, and lighting – ensuring a whole new generation of musicians will be able to make their mark at the Bluebird.
Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
Distance: 15.2 miles – 20-minute drive
The largest outdoor amphitheatre in the Denver area, Fiddlers Green is a 17,000-seat venue that operates from May to September. The amphitheatre is located adjacent to Marjorie Park in nearby Greenwood Village, CO and part of the Museum of Outdoor Arts. With annual concerts ranging from classic music to contemporary acts like Keith Urban, Weezer, and Dave Matthews Band, you are sure to find the perfect excuse to enjoy a live concert under the stars.
Distance: 15.8 miles – 28-minute drive
This multi-purpose venue is located just 15 miles from downtown Denver in the nearby city of Broomfield. While only open since 2010, 1stBANK has already made quite a name for itself, drawing major acts like Tyler, the Creator, Jack White, and The Killers. With only 6,500 seats, it’s a great mid-sized venue for live concerts as well as family-friendly shows like the Harlem Globetrotters and Cirque Du Soleil.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Distance: 16.5 miles – 24-minute drive (without traffic)
Located in a unique transitional zone 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Amphitheatre is where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, and some of today’s hottest acts come to play. As the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world, it’s easy to see why artists from Sting and The Beatles to modern acts like Haim, Khalid, and Modest Mouse all flock to this incredible venue. Red Rocks also hosts a popular summer concert series.
RESERVE A ROOM ON OUR MUSIC FLOOR OR A ROCK STAR SUITE
The Curtis also has the unique ability to transform your stay into a headlining event with our Mad About Music Floor and music-themed suites. Designed for fans, these signature suites are the perfect place to party before and after the show. It’s easy to feel like a rock star with 800 square feet of stylish living space decked out with custom furnishings and artwork. Whether you want to Rock & Roll All Nite in the KISS SUITE, gather your besties for a night of girl power in the SPICE GIRLS SUITE, or go classic all the way in the ROLLING STONES SUITE – these anything-but-ordinary accommodations are your ticket to an unforgettable time.