One of shows of the summer is happening tonight at Denver’s Botanic Gardens and there are still tickets available!!! New Orleans legend Dr. John and Gospel Legend Mavis Staples will share a stellar bill in the idyllic setting that the Gardens provides. You’ll hear everything from tripped out psychedelic New Orleans piano to gut wrenching Gospel while relaxing in the lush grass.
Tickets are $61 and if the price scares you away, remember that you can bring in all your own food and refreshments, alcoholic or otherwise, so you don’t have to spend a penny at the show. Contrast that with a $25 dollar ticket to a show at The Fillmore (+ $12-$15 in charges) and a $10 beer or two, and you are pretty quickly surpassing the price tag of this show.
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!