PICK OF THE WEEK: The Swell Season – Saturday, May 3rd – The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: Unless you’ve been living in a box for the last year and half, you have at least heard of the movie Once. It is the enchanting and touching story of one man, his music, and the woman who helped him to get it out to the world. The man, Glen Hansard of The Frames, and the woman, Czech singer and pianist Marketa Irglova, are now touring together as The Swell Season. Unless you plan on heading out to Telluride for the Bluegrass Festival this is your only chance to catch these two performing songs from Once live, right in Denver, in the beautiful Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Though Once received an enormous amount of attention in the months following it’s release it remained a largely “indie” movie until the Academy of Motion Pictures nominated the song “Falling Slowly” for the Oscar for Best Original Song. Hansard and Irglova won the Oscar and their popularity has since soared.

Craigslist may be your best bet for tickets to this one, but it never hurts to check ticketmaster as they frequently release tickets as the event approaches.

The Swell Season

Venue: The Ellie Caulkins Opera House 950 13th St, Denver, CO 80204 – (720) 865-4220

Doors: 7:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Joshua James: 8:00 PM
The Swell Season: 9:00 PM

$35.00 – $37.50

*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.


Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!