Colorado – 50 States of Music

$2.6B

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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51,899

Jobs Supported

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4,005

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

1,246

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

14,301

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Immerse yourself in live music at Red Rocks and you'll never be the same.

Colorado is among the most scenic places in the world to take in live music, be it at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison or the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, to name a few of the state's breathtaking outdoor venues nestled among the mountains. Among its most famed recording artists, John Denver wrote "Rocky Mountain High" as an ode to the state he loved, and in 2007, it was made an official state song.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Glenn Miller
  • Isaac Slade (The Fray)
  • Jamie Laurie/Flobots
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • OneRepublic
  • The Fray
  • The Lumineers

Music Venues & Festivals

  • 10 Mile Music Hall
  • 1983 Jones Street
  • 1st Bank Center
  • Aggie Theater
  • Animas City Theatre
  • Antero Hall @ Eck's Saloon
  • Arise Music Festival
  • Bar Standard
  • Belly Up
  • Boulder Theatre
  • Broncos Stadium at Mile High
  • Buffalo Rose
  • Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
  • Chief Theater
  • Club Vinyl
  • Comedy Works
  • Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis
  • Country Jam Colorado Festival
  • Dairy Arts Center
  • Dazzle Denver
  • Decadence Colorado Festival
  • Denver Performing Arts Complex
  • eTown
  • Fillmore Auditorium
  • Fox Theatre
  • Gerald Ford Amphitheater
  • Glenwood Vaudeville Revue
  • Global Dance Festival
  • Globe Hall
  • Herb’s Jazz & Blues
  • Hi-Dive
  • Hodi’s Half Note
  • Knew Conscious
  • Larimer Lounge
  • Levitt Pavilion
  • Live @ Jack’s
  • Lost Lake Lounge
  • Lulu’s Downstairs
  • Middleman
  • Mishawaka Amphitheatre
  • Moxi Theater
  • Muse Performance Space
  • NICSCO
  • Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club
  • Northwest String Summit
  • Number 38
  • Ogden Theater
  • Ophelia's Electric Soap Box
  • Oriental Theater
  • Pepsi Center
  • Red Rocks Amphitheater
  • Rockabillies
  • Rockygrass Festival
  • Roxy Broadway
  • Soiled Dove Underground
  • Sonic Bloom Festival
  • Soul Rebel Festival
  • Star Bar
  • Stone Cottage Studios
  • Sunshine Studios Live
  • Telluride Bluegrass Festival
  • Telluride Blues And Brews Festival
  • Temple Nightclub
  • Tennyson's Tap
  • The Armory - Fort Collins
  • The Avon - Silverton
  • The Black Box
  • The Black Buzzard
  • The Black Sheep
  • The Caribou Room 
  • The Church Nightclub
  • The Lariat
  • The Liberty
  • The Mishawaka
  • The Monkey Barrel
  • The Ride Festival
  • The Venue
  • The Walnut Room
  • Underground Music Showcase
  • Vilar Performing Arts Center
  • Washington’s
  • Wild Horse Saloon

Music Schools

  • Colorado State University
  • University of Colorado Boulder College of Music
  • University of Northern Colorado School of Music

Major Music Conferences

  • Colorado Music Industry Conference
  • Colorado Music Educators Association Conference
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