Josh Ritter (due Saturday, October 11, at the Paramount Theater as part of Swallow Hill's 35th Anniversary) is a gifted songwriter who has earned a bit of an international following for his imaginatively literate lyrics and simple yet sophisticated observational wisdom. In 2001, Ritter got a big bre ... More >>
FRI & SAT | BIG GIGANTIC at FILLMORE / RED ROCKS | 9/27-9/28 When Big Gigantic played Red Rocks last year, the feeling of hometown pride was unmistakable. As the act went into "Colorado Mountain High," a giant projection of the state flag draped the rocks, and the crowd went absolutely bananas. The ... More >>
For the past five years, the folks at Swallow Hill have hosting the annual Denver Ukefest, which includes jams, master classes, workshops and pretty much all things ukulele. This year's fest, which runs from Thursday, October 10 through Saturday, October 12, features uke-centric acts like James Hill ... More >>
FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL @ FIVE POINTS | SAT, 5/11/13 Since starting a decade ago, the Five Points Jazz Festival has been celebrating the music, culture and history of Denver's historic Five Points neighborhood by highlighting local jazz acts. Acts on the main stage of this year's festival include ... More >>
In most towns, going out the weekend after New Year's is probably as deflating and anti-climatic as showing up a week after the Broncos have won the Super Bowl -- after the impromptu revelry in the streets and the work-stopping weekday parade makes its way through the streets of downtown -- and expe ... More >>
The Clyfford Still Museum and Swallow Hill Music Association are teaming up to bring art enthusiasts and music lovers two free lawn concerts this summer, starting this Friday, July 6. FaceMan and Rubedo will provide the entertainment at the inaugural event.
TGIF! You've worked hard all week, now it's time to coast into weekend. Plenty of great music on tap to help you unwind -- or get wound-up, as the case may be. Tonight at the Ogden, Sleigh Bells assaults the senses, Mojo Nixon kicks off a two-night stand at the Lion's Lair, JJ Grey and Mofro get the ... More >>
Harry Tuft, slated to be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame this Sunday, February 12, opened the Denver Folklore Center in 1962 and started promoting concerts a few years later, bringing in Joan Baez to Denver for the first time in 1964 and later bringing her to Red Rocks. In the early ... More >>
There is culinary life after Mother's Day, starting with tonight's Lamb Jam and continuing the seasonal launch of the Colorado Wine Train, the Swallow Hill Music Winefest and much, much more -- with or without fermented grapes. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. This week, the F ... More >>
Since rain forced the cancellation of Wendy Woo and Robin Hoch's CD release party on July 29, the pair rescheduled it for Wednesday, September 2 as part of Swallow Hill's Shady Grove Picnic Series at Four Mile Historic Park (715 South Forest Street). The show starts at 6:30 p.m. with Rob Drabkin ... More >>
Austins Slaid Cleaves rests a while at Swallow Hill.
Got there late and didn't stay for the whole thing -- mostly because I'd already had a full night taking in bits of Reverend Deadeye's set at 3 Kings and SoundRabbit at the hi-dive, not to mention a few too many cocktails -- but I was pleasantly surprised to catch Brandi Carlile sitting in with Greg ... More >>
Shawn Colvin joins Hot Rize and Leo Kottke at the RootsFest. Not too much shaking this week with concert announcements, but there's good news for acoustic and bluegrass fans: tickets for Swallow Hill's RootsFest (known as the Denver Folk & Roots Music Festival for the past two years) conce ... More >>
In hindsight, "Mustang" is a real welcome to Denver.
Saturday, January 21, Swallow Hill Music Hall, 303-777-1003.
From the week of October 27, 2005
Downtown is awash in art for Memorial Day weekend.
John William Davis
Folksinger plays Swallow Hill
Colder Than Fargo
Landmark readings honor Kenneth Koch
A weekly jam session designed for young players encourages a rock of ages.
June 17 - 23, 1999
May 6 - 12, 1999
April 8-14, 1999
January 28 - February 3, 1999