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1510 Clarkson St. Denver, CO 80218 | Central Denver | 303-837-0360

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Built in 1907 as the Mammoth Roller Rink, the Fillmore Auditorium has a long and storied history as an entertainment venue. As Mammoth Gardens and Mammoth Events Center, the building hosted sporting events, parties and shows for more than six decades. After a multimillion-dollar renovation in 1999, the venue reopened as the Fillmore -- with decor reminiscent of Bill Graham's famous Fillmore in San Francisco -- and has hosted countless renowned musical acts, including Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Coldplay.


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    Celebrating 25 years of making music, Widespread Panic is setting out on its first-ever acoustic tour, which includes a three-night stand from Friday, February 10, to Sunday, February 12, at...
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    As part of Wilco's tour in support of The Whole Love, its debut album on its own dBpm label, the band just announced its western North American dates, which includes a stop at the Fillmore...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Belly dancing, heavy drums, performance artists and live music create the environment surrounding Beats Antique, who we've just learned will be at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday,...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    BEIRUT at the FILLMORE | 9/28/11"Thank you, sorry we didn't make it out here sooner," said Zachary Condon of Beirut last night to an adoring crowd at the Fillmore. Despite his birthplace...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Zach Condon's backstory, in which he left a small city to travel around Europe with his older brother, absorbing the indigenous music of the eastern part of the continent, reads like...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Dang! If you would've told us a decade ago that local acts would be playing shows at a place the size of the Fillmore on with stunning frequency -- read more than once a year or on a very...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Since forming in Austin in 1999, Explosions in the Sky has had a bit of a charmed career for an instrumental rock band in the wake of critical backlash against post-rock. Ten years ago,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' 5280 Fight Club -- defending Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association national champions and currently ranked number two in the nation, is busy training...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Lupe Fiasco has his LASERS trained on Denver. On Friday, October 7, the Chicago-born MC will return to the Mile High City for a show at the Fillmore Auditorium in support of his latest...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    PRETTY LIGHTS at the FILLMORE | 8/12/11Pretty Lights Music is more than just a label now. It's more than a producer. It's more than Derek Vincent Smith. It's huge. Backed by a solid team of...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    Gramatik (due tomorrow at Red Rocks with Pretty Lights) used to be an MC who rapped with his buddies over his beats. He grew up in Slovenia listening to DJ Premier, Guru, Rza, Dre, and an...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    Bobby Long takes over the Walnut Room with Ian Cooke for a night of swooning, heartthrobbing goodness. The English singer-songwriter had his first big break thanks to the Twilight...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Have you started thinking about New Year's yet? What? Too soon? Well, yes, now that you mention it, it is only July. Nonetheless, if you're a fan of Ween, we have a feeling you're going to...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    FLEET FOXES at THE FILLMORE | 7/21/11The Fleet Foxes didn't pull any punches during their two-hour performance at the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday night. The sextet's set featured...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    Seeing as Fleet Foxes' own Robin Pecknold dons a Christ-like beard, it would only make sense for his listeners to sport similar face rugs. Westword photographer Brandon Marshall eyeballed...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Alela Diane was born in the small town of Nevada City, California, where she got a nudge from her friend Joanna Newsom to perform her solo material for the first time. After issuing her...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    Alela Diane (due tomorrow night at the Fillmore Auditorium with Fleet Foxes) was born in the small town of Nevada City, California, where she got a nudge from her friend Joanna Newsom to...
  • Backbeat: Contests
    This contest is now over. Thanks for all the entries. Congratulations to Jason (and Meridith) Malec and Katie Flynn. You and a guest will be our guests tonight at the Owl City show at the...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    A fiercely independent artist with a diverse, dedicated and ever expanding cult following, Tech N9NE (due tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium) has a hustle that simply cannot be knocked....
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    So, the Fourth of July falls on a Monday this year, but that doesn't stop the celebrations from starting early this weekend. There's tons of shows this weekend, beginning with Tech N9NE...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    MUMFORD & SONS at the FILLMORE | 06.15.11"Mumford and his mates certainly did their best to show the crowd one of the greatest shows they have seen in recent memory." If any further proof...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    Although the ascension of Mumford & Sons (playing the first of two shows at the Fillmore Auditorium tonight with Nathaniel Rateliff & Fairchildren and Matthew and the Atlas) may seem rather...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    BRIGHT EYES at THE FILLMORE, 6/5/11"It was a bit bittersweet to think that this might be the last time Bright Eyes plays Denver." Bright Eyes' set at the Fillmore last night started just as...
  • Backbeat: This Just In
    Due an unspecified family emergency in the Bright Eyes camp, the Fillmore show originally slated for Friday has been moved to Sunday. Bummer news if you have to work that night or otherwise...
  • Backbeat: Contests
    While the correct answer (as evidenced below) appears to be endlessly debatable, the answer we were looking for is Norman Bailer. Congrats to Kyle Bassett, the winner of the Bright Eyes...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    AN EVENING WITH THE CARS 05.15.11 | Fillmore Auditorium Within the pantheon of rock and roll, there are relics, and there living legends. Last night at the Fillmore, on the fourth show of...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Ric Ocasek has famously and repeatedly said there would never be a reunion of the Cars after his old band broke up in 1988. But in a recent NPR interview, Ocasek graciously explained that...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Most of the free world — including Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, we hear — would probably love to see Robert Plant move past his recent O Brother, Where Art Thou? phase and get...
  • Backbeat: Contests
    In case word hasn't reached you yet, rock god among men, Robert Plant, is coming to the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, April 27. We've been blessed with a pair of VIP tickets to the show...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    Ten years ago, My Chemical Romance (due at the Fillmore this Saturday) was just another aspiring band in a van hoping to make it big. With a handful of three-chord punk rock songs hastily...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    Wow! What a difference the Grammys make. Say what you will about the relevance of the annual awards show, but judging from the subsequent success of crossover country act Lady Antebellum...
  • Backbeat: Photos
    While at least one Westword writer opines that Ke$ha is a garish neon pillar of vapid excess, her fans really, really adore her. Whether it was teased hair, torn fishnet, or glitter...
  • Music: Feature
    Everybody poops. That inescapable fact, says Milan Kundera in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, is the fundamental quandary of human existence: that the consequence of every act of...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    UMPHREY'S MCGEE with The Kyle Hollingsworth Band featuring DJ Logic The Fillmore Auditorium | 2.11.11 Following two sold out nights at Belly Up Aspen, Umphrey's McGee came through Denver...
  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    Making music since the mid-1950s, George Clinton -- in town tonight at the Fillmore towing the Parliament-Funkaledic line -- is an enduring musical force that extends far beyond sound....
  • Show and Tell: Last Night
    The 2011 version of the Geeks Who Drink Geek Bowl, the fifth annual granddaddy of useless trivia, went down on Saturday night at the Fillmore Auditorium. The tournament kicked off with a...
  • Show and Tell: Trivia
    It's hard to understand the magnitude of Geek Bowl unless you go. The numbers are readily available: 129 teams, 64 questions, $7,000 in prize money. But none of that gets you to what this...
  • Show and Tell: Trivia
    As is befitting of a the world's biggest bar trivia night, there's been a flurry of questions surrounding the circumstances of Geek Bowl 2011, that hallowed tradition where prestigious geeks...
  • Backbeat: Contests
    New Year's Eve is a little more than a week away. You've probably already got plans for that night, right? Of course you do. What about the night before? Bet you don't have plans for that....
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    LOTUS With Infected Mushroom 11.06.10 | Fillmore Auditorium I arrived at the Fillmore a little early to make sure I didn't miss a beat of Infected Mushroom, an act whose shows I've...
  • Backbeat: Last Night
    LEFTOVER SALMON With Great American Taxi 10.31.10 | Fillmore Auditorium Read interview with Vince Herman Boulder's Leftover Salmon doesn't play together very often these days -- but when...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If you caught Oakland's Beats Antique at Monolith Music Festival last year, then you've experienced the catchy world melodies and danceable rhythms this trio throws down. David Satori and...
  • Music: Feature
    The promo sticker on Crowded House vocalist/guitarist Neil Finn's 1998 debut solo disc, Try Whistling This, praised him as "one of the finest songsmiths of his generation." It was a...
  • Music: Feature
    50 Cent has avoided confrontation exactly never in his twelve-year career. His debut full-length, meanwhile, is universally hailed as a hip-hop classic. So he's been a polarizing force for a...
  • Music: Feature
    As far as power trios go, it doesn't get more mighty than Them Crooked Vultures, made up of Led Zeppelin's bassist, Nirvana's drummer and the Queens of the Stone Age's frontman. It's every...
  • Music: Featured Stories
    If you're seeking Nirvana, you shall find it. It's all there. From the dark, diary-style lyrics to the tortured-growl delivery to the loud-quiet-loud dynamic, you can hear the influence Kurt...
  • Music: Feature
    Rise Against's commercial prospects keep looking better and better. The Chicago-based band's latest album, Appeal to Reason, debuted at the number-three spot on Billboard's Top 200 chart in...

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