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Ten New and Revamped Denver Venues in 2019

Outside the Mission Ballroom.
Outside the Mission Ballroom. Michael Emery Hecker

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Fillmore Auditorium
1510 Clarkson Street

To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, the Fillmore Auditorium received a much-needed upgrade from Live Nation, addressing many of the problems that plagued the historic venue. New restrooms and more entry doors cut down on some of the lines that used to irritate music fans. And revamped dressing rooms and green rooms make the experience better for artists, too. A new digital marquee has been added to advertise shows.

La Jaula Sports Bar & Grill
1750 West Mississippi Avenue

When former Youth on Record participant and rapper Sly Guevara decided to turn his family bar, La Jaula Sports Bar & Grill, into a live-music venue showcasing hip-hop and Latinx music, he had an uphill battle. How do you attract the best and brightest to a largely unknown venue? He's spent the better part of 2019 figuring that out, throwing a hip-hop industry night, DJ nights and rap showcases.

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Kyle Harris has been Westword’s Culture Editor since 2016, writing about the arts, music and film.
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