The Night After a Fatal Shooting Outside the Beach Nightclub, Life Goes On Inside

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A few hours after the Broncos barely beat the Dolphins, The Beach Nightclub just a stone's throw from Mile High Stadium is mostly empty. The tailgaters and fans and revelers have all departed, leaving just under a dozen Manning jersey-clad people all huddled in one part of the spacious club.

It was busy earlier, the lone bartender says. But now, it's just a small group of people who all seem to have come here together, or at least all know each other. The owner is here, his nephew is here, and so is an employee from another business the owner supposedly runs.

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Bluebird Owner Chris Swank Buys Goosetown Tavern and Turns It Into a Music Venue

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Reno Divorce performs at the newly updated Goosetown Tavern.
Goosetown Tavern has a new owner: Chris Swank, who has a long history in Denver music. He's taking over the bar from the Wynkoop Brewing Company, and he did a "low-key remodel," adding a stage and sound system installed by Event Production Services in the back room where local bands now play on the weekends.

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The Levitt Foundation Wants Your Input on its New, 7,500 Person Amphitheater in Denver

Back in June, it was announced that part of the Ruby Hill Park revitalization project was to turn part of the space into a 7,500-person ampitheater. In a public-private partnership, the City of Denver and Levitt Pavilion Denver (one of several philanthropy projects supported by the Levitt Foundation, which has established similar outdoor venues across the country) plans to open a concert and art space at the park (near South Platte River Drive and West Florida Avenue) in 2016.

This Monday, November 17 at 6 p.m. at the Oriental Theater, those involved with Colorado's music industry at large are invited to an open forum to discuss plans for the pavilion. Levitt Pavilion Denver has not solidified architectural plans for the venue as of yet, and would like musicians, promoters and anyone involved with the local music scene to share their vision for a perfect performance space.

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Fort Collins Live Music Staple Surfside 7 Is Moving

Surfside 7 has been a staple in the Fort Collins bar and music scene for the past fifteen years. The Old Town haunt is a favorite for local musicians and thirsty patrons alike, but after the new year, they'll have to find the venue in its new location, "just around the corner."

"It's been a weird time, because I wasn't planning on moving right now," says owner Kim Snodgrass. "Our landlord just decided that she didn't want alcohol in her building anymore. Very suddenly, actually."

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Yazoo BBQ on Broadway Will Now Host Rooftop Concerts

Danielle Lirette
Yazoo BBQ Company's rooftop bar.
Last summer Yazoo BBQ Company owner Don Hines expanded his 700-square-foot spot at 2150 Broadway, which he opened fourteen years ago, to close to 5,000 square feet, adding to the kitchen and interior dining area, as well as building a patio and rooftop deck. About a month ago, Hines secured a cabaret license for the spot and he's celebrating with a show on the rooftop bar this Saturday, October 18 with Faceman and Jim Yelenick.

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Blues & Greens, Boulder's Home of the Blues, Closing This Month

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One of many blues jams at Blues & Greens in the Boulder Overlook Hotel.
About a year after Dan King and his business partners took over the Overlook Hotel in Boulder, bassist Mark Diamond started hosting weekly jazz jams in the back of the hotel's restaurant, before there was a stage set up. Four months later, King started bringing in local and nationally known blues acts, and along with jams, there was music five nights a week. But nearly ten years later, King and his partners have sold the hotel, and it will be torn down to make way for student housing. The hotel's music venue/restaurant Blues & Greens, dubbed "Boulder's Home of the Blues," is closing at the end of the month; one final jam will take place there on Sunday, October 26.

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New Park Burger in RiNo/Ballpark Neighborhood Will Host Live Music

Since Jean-Philippe Failyau opened his first Park Burger location in Platt Park about five years ago, he's opened a Park Burger in Highland, Park & Co. in Uptown, and a Park Burger in Hilltop. He's scheduled to open his biggest location yet next month, at 2601 Walnut Street in the RiNo/Ballpark neighborhood, where he plans to host live music.

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Privé Social Club, Featuring DJs and Dance Music, Opening Soon Near Larimer Square

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Last month, Dorchester Social Eatery opened in part of the space that was formerly Lavish. On Friday, October 3, Privé Social Club, a late-night extension of the Dorchester, will celebrate its grand opening on the other side of the space (with the entrance on 15th Street) with a performance by Grammy-nominated EDM vocalist Nadia Ali.

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Disco Biscuits Move Shows to the Ogden After Permits Denied for Ruby Hill Park

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The Disco Biscuits at Red Rocks. More photos here.
The Disco Biscuits will play in Denver next weekend. That much isn't news, but late last night, the band announced a venue change -- again. Originally, the shows were going to take place at Sculpture Park. They were moved to Ruby Hill Park when that didn't work out, and the band took to Facebook yesterday to announce that the permits for Ruby Hill were not approved. Instead, all three shows will take place at the Ogden Theatre.

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Swallow Hill CEO and Executive Director Tom Scharf Resigns

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Tom Scharf spent seven years at the head of Swallow Hill.
Swallow Hill Music, a Denver-based nonprofit that runs music education programs and organizes many concerts in the area, has just announced the resignation of its CEO.

Tom Scharf, who also served as Executive Director, has served in the top role at Swallow Hill for seven years -- his last day will be September 30. His tenure saw the expansion of the nonprofit to include a second school, a broader musical mission and a greatly increased role as a concert promoter. Among other things, Swallow Hill books the extremely popular Botanic Gardens series.

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