There are more reasons than ever to celebrate Denver's music scene: more venues, more bands, more people finding ways to make this city a great one for fans. We've been documenting the state of that scene in the Best of Denver since 1984. Some of that year's winners -- like Red Rocks Amphitheater -- still deserve accolades today. Today, the people and places making Denver music great are old standbys and newcomers alike, and we're asking you to tell us your favorites.
See also: Best of Denver 2014 Winners
The Best of Denver 2015 -- our 32nd annual edition -- will hit the streets (and the web) on Thursday, March 26, and the Best of Denver Readers' Poll is now live here. As always, we're looking for your nominations in many of the categories that will be included. After the first round of voting, there will be a time-out in mid-February to determine the five finalists in each category, then a second round of voting to pick the ultimate reader's choice. And this time, all voting will be done online.
That's not the only change we've introduced to the issue over the years. Although the basic mission of the Best of Denver -- to honor our very favorite people, places and things in the metro area -- has remained constant, there are always variations on the theme. While some categories always appear on the poll, we're always adding new ones and retiring others, as trends and tastes change.
That's because tabulating the poll winners is just the start of our Best of Denver efforts. Not only does our BOD squad come up with their own editorial winners for each of the poll categories, but we also make awards in hundreds of categories that are not on the poll. There may not be enough harmonica stores in Denver to merit asking our readers to name their favorite -- but there's no reason we shouldn't give an award to the town's single harmonica store if it's doing a very good job.
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So it's time to bring out your best! You can vote in the Best of Denver 2015 Readers' Poll here.
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