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Don Strasburg

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Here's how a $6 million renovation has changed Fiddler's Green Ampitheatre

    When you're near the top of the grassy slope at Fiddler's Green, the massive stage below dominates the foreground. It has hosted Bob Dylan, John Denver, Lollapalooza (back when it was still a touring event), Wiz Khalifa and plenty more, but in 1982 that stage was just an asphalt thumbprint next to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Billy Bono of U2 tribute band Under A Blood Red Sky on how life works in "Mysterious Ways"

    Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands. For the most part, the outfits here don't merely perform somebody else's music; rather, they put time, energy and effort into really channeling the acts and eras they're emulating. This is especially true of this week's cover band, Under a Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    AEG Live Rocky Mountains set to take over Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in January 2014

    After ongoing discussions for the past few months, AEG Live Rocky Mountains has finalized a fifteen-year deal with the Museum of Outdoor Arts to take over Fiddler's Green, the 18,000-seat Greenwood Village amphitheatre that opened in 1989 and recently reverted back to its original name after stints ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The 20 most coveted Colorado music-industry jobs: The complete list with five new profiles

    In our series of coveted Colorado music-industry jobs, we've covered a range of jobs, from guitar tech and handling publicity to being tasked with overseeing digital music delivery from a vast electronic music catalog to band management. Today, we complete our list of the most coveted Colorado music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    The Lumineers worked with AEG to implement paperless ticketing for their show at the Ogden

    The Lumineers are virtually inescapable these days, both in the world of music, obviously, but also in the realm of pop culture: From being in constant radio rotation across the nation to being name dropped as a part of incidental plot lines on TV shows like Nashville, the Denver-based, Grammy nomin ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    AEG Live Rocky Mountains to take over booking and operations at Gothic Theatre on January 1

    On Tuesday, January 1, when most of us are still sleeping off the last good times of 2012 or steeling ourselves to tackle resolutions for the new year, our city's live-music scene will mark a major development: This is the day that the iconic Gothic Theatre will be put in the capable hands of the fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Five coveted Colorado music-industry jobs

    See also: - Ten best places for pre/post-show eats on Colfax - The five best outdoor venues in Colorado that aren't Red Rocks - Five best midsize venues in LoDo and Ballpark - The ten best green rooms in Denver and Boulder Colorado is an incredible place for live music -- from our outdoor venues, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    2012 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    Update 3/14/12: The polls are officially open. Please feel free to make your way to the 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot and register your vote! The 2012 Westword Music Showcase ballot is here -- no more waiting. Well, that's not entirely true: You will have to wait another day or so before the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Fox Theatre celebrates its twenty-year anniversary tonight with the Funky Meters

    It took many years and countless headlining acts before Don Strasburg felt secure about the financial future of the Fox Theatre. Along with fellow investors Dicke Sidman, Dave MacKenzie, Jon O'Leary and James and Charles Hambleton, Strasburg had taken a big risk investing in the former movie house, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Don Strasburg named Talent Buyer of the Year by Pollstar

    FacebookDon Strasburg (center) with the members of Furthur this past summer at Red Rocks.​Massive props are due this morning to Don Strasburg of AEG Live Rocky Mountain, who was named Talent Buyer of the Year at the annual Pollstar awards this past Friday in Los Angeles at Club Nokia. The reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Meet Michael Kiwanuka: "Tell Me a Tale," your soundtrack to fall has officially arrived

    Michael Kiwanuka: A star is born.​"Folks, a star is born." So wrote AEG impresario Don Strasburg this morning on Facebook in reference to Michael Kiwanuka. And, man, I'm here to tell you: There's clearly a reason that Strasburg does what he does for a living. Dude can spot talent from a mile a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Westword Music Showcase, Year One

    Neither I nor most of the other folks who helped put together the first Westword Music Showcase had the slightest clue what we were doing -- not really. It's nothing short of a miracle, then, that the event -- then called the Westword Music Awards Showcase -- has not only survived but thrived, and c ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Colorado Music Summit

    Putting together a music conference is hard enough. Try doing it in just four months.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2006
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    September 21, 2006

    Stage Managers

    The techtonic plates continue to shift along Denver's increasingly competitive concert scene. Although no official statement has been released, Chuck Morris will be vacating his current post at Live Nation to join his proteges, Don Strasburg and Brent Fedrizzi, at the new Denver outpost of Anschutz ... More >>

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    A Nation Divided

    Denver's concert scene is suddenly much livelier.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2006
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    August 17, 2006

    Live Action

    The concert business in Denver just got a hell of a lot more interesting. After last month's announcement that Live Nation planned to acquire House of Blues, things had calmed down — but now a tidal wave looks to be forming on the horizon, one that could have epochal implications for the local ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Backwash

    Clever as a Fox, Boulder’s best club turns ten.

  • Music

    May 20, 1999

    Peace and Love, Nineties Style

    A Sixties icon becomes a weapon in Denver's promotion wars.

  • Music

    April 30, 1998

    Breaking Up Is Easy to Do

    Local experts offer reasons why so many of Denver's biggest bands are vanishing.

  • Music

    January 22, 1998

    Brother From Another Planet

    When it comes to hip-hop, Dr. Octagon veteran Kool Keith is out of this world.

  • Music

    April 17, 1997
  • News

    May 10, 1995

    WHAT'S YOUR SIGN?

    THE AUTOGRAPH MAN TRACKS DOWN THE FAMOUS AND, WELL, OTHERS, TOO.

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