Denver's a whole 'nother music scene, and it's worth the ride to check out all the local bands and national acts playing the big city.

Here's the must-see list of Denver music venues:

Bluebird Theater: 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-377-1666. The intimate-sized room brings in electro, folk, jam, classic acts, alternative rock, indie rock and dub shows.

Cervantes/The Other Side: 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303-297-1772. The dual venues bring in hip-hop, electronic, reggae and jam bands.

Fillmore Auditorium: 1510 Clarkson St., Denver, 1-800-745-3000. This is the place where the big boys play Denver. The venue books hip-hop, rock, indie rock, metal, electronic pop and more.

Gothic Theatre: 3263 S. Broadway, Denver, 303-788-0984. The indie operating Gothic hosts rock, alternative, indie rock, pop and acoustic acts.

hi-dive: 7 S. Broadway, Denver, 720-570-4500. The hi-dive is one of Denver's favorite places to check out indie rock and alt-folk acts.

Larimer Lounge: 2721 Larimer St., Denver, 303-291-1007. The lounge brings in breaking and established indie rock, indie pop and alternative rock bands.

Marquis Theater/Summit Music Hall: The Marquis is located at 2009 Larimer St., and the Summit Music Hall's located at 1902 Blake St. Both venues are owned and operated by SodaJerk Presents. That means the clubs specialize in indie and alternative rock acts -- with occasional classic rock bands thrown in for good measure.


Ogden Theatre: 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 1-800-745-3000. The Ogden brings in major acts that want to play smaller rooms. The music hits rock, blues, pop, indie rock, metal, country and electronic modes.

Oriental Theater: 4335 W 44th Ave., Denver, 720-420-0030. The Oriental brings in a little bit of everything. You can catch DJ's, rock, acoustic, hip-hop and comedy nights.

Quixote's: 2151 Lawrence St., Denver, 303-366-6492. Quixote's is the ultimate jamsters bar and the venue features jam, reggae, zydeco and blues bands.

Fort Collins

It's a bit of a drive up to Fort Collins, but the town is one of Colorado's thriving music centers.

Here are a few clubs that attracts Boulder music fans:

Aggie Theatre: 204 S. College Ave., 970-482-8300. The Aggie primarily hosts national bands. The Fort Collins' venue brings in hip-hop, dub, electronic, indie rock and rock acts.

Avogadro's Number: 605 S. Mason St., 970-493-5555. This venue is part restaurant and part concert hall. Avogadro's caters to a bluegrass, folk, jazz and reggae crowd.

Hodi's Half Note: 167 N. College Ave., 970-472-2034. The Half Note plays host to the funk, ska, jam and reggae crowd.