Denver is becoming an entertainment capital, drawing the world’s best talent along with developing its own local artists. Here’s how to enjoy Mile High music, comedy and the performing arts at quite literally the highest levels.
From the iconic stage at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre to hot clubs throughout the metro area, you'll find local and national artists playing a vast array of genres on any given night. Plan ahead by checking out the upcoming blockbuster concerts, exclusive to the region, find a dance club or learn about homegrown bands like the Lumineers, the Fray and Firefall.
Denver's comedy scene is booming. The clubs regularly attract the biggest and brightest stars in stand-up from around the country, and there are plenty of local comics who entertain with their distinctly Denver humor. And that's not even mentioning the numerous cutting-edge improv troupes and indie sketch comedy groups that call The Mile High City home.
According to the National Endowment for the Arts, the Denver metro area leads the nation in arts performance and exhibition attendance with a nearly 77-percent attendance rate, as opposed to just 48.5 percent nationally. That means opportunities to see the best performing arts events like opera, classical music and Broadway touring shows.