Five best midsize venues in LoDo and Ballpark

Aaron Thackeray

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With the recent opening of the 500-capacity Roxy Theatre, which will be now be primarily a live music venue, LoDo and the Ballpark neighborhood are suddenly brimming with midsize venues. With so many fine rooms to choose from, now seemed to be a fitting time to us to offer up a rundown of each place and give you an idea where they rank.


5. Roxy Theatre

While it's still has to prove its worth, the newly revamped 500-person Roxy Theatre has potential. A new thumping sound system was installed, as well as a new lighting rig, and new owner Travis Ragan, who runs it with Ivan Ovchinnikov, says some people are saying the venue has never looked better. The two, who also own Strong Survive Promotionz, are bringing in national and local hip-hop acts, but Ragan says they're open to all genres of music.

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What a bunch of spoiled music fans. Can't just be happy with what you have. Imagine if you lived in a town with no music venues. You have no idea what it takes to open and operate a live music venue.


Cervantes is absolute fucking garbage.  Anyone with a good thing to say about the sound in that room is too high to be discerning (which, ironically, is most of the audience on a given night).

And this Roxy Theatre doesn't look anymore promising, with it's Guitar Center soundsystem and hard-surface surroundings.  Good thing it will be spitting out nothing but canned stereo back tracks and vocals.


Summit Music Hall is an awesome place for live music!

little ole' me
little ole' me

well, the venues listed in the story are doing well no?  there is amarket for the music at those venues, they are not struggling arethey?  they poised the question as to what people like, and differentstrokes for different folks man. 

not sure how your comment makes sense. You think there are spoiled fans cause some people don't like certain venues? 

if a person is picky and really into music, they are going to know whatthey like, and where they don't want to go.  that simple. 

obviously it's not easy to run a venue....once again, a totally unrelated matter.    


You say that because you work there...everyone knows that place is a dump with a lawsuit waiting to happen

little ole' me
little ole' me

This room does sound incredible, plus they have one of the best sound guys in town, so that helps a lot.  Best room though?  I don't like the bar split music room setup.  I like my music venues to focus on music and booze.  If we are talking strictly lodo area...let's see....hmmm.....ummm....well......yeah, so there's .....ummm....oh....I don't go there.  I will be nice and just say...those places are not my cup o' tea.I'll take 3 kings, hi-dive, larimer, benders, bluebird, gothic

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