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Velvet Elk Lounge


  • Feb
    28 Wed
    TMULE - IN THE BAR

    TMULE - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    Grunge rock inspired Cosmic Americana and ethereal delay-driven layers of Existential Folk. TMULE brings gritty vocals and rowdy rhythm guitar and weaves together lyrical roots and folk stories like early Neil Young with the grunge of Pearl Jam and sonic celebrations like Wilco.

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  • Mar
    3 Sun
    Many Mountains - IN THE BAR

    Many Mountains - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    Americana Duo.
    Many Mountains is a Folk-Rock Duo from Colorado. 
    Forming in 2013, KR Nelson and Dustin Moran bring a genre-bending sound to folk-rock through their unique song arrangements and writing styles. From Gillian Welch to The Rolling Stones, the range of musical influences trickle through their music to create something fresh yet familiar. A kaleidoscope of sound, songs are interlaced with vocal harmonies and leads that alternate between the two songwriters. 


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  • Mar
    6 Wed
    Chris Koza  - IN THE BAR

    Chris Koza - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Composer / Performer Chris Koza is an internationally-recognized Americana artist. Chris has toured the US extensively, sharing the stage with Gordon Lightfoot, Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, Andrew Bird, Stephen Kellogg, and many others. His music appears regularly on ABC’s General Hospital, 60 Minutes, and Good Morning America, and his song Be Wild was featured in a State of Minnesota tourism campaign. In 2021, Chris recorded a version of Willie Nelson's classic On The Road Again, for a Winnebago campaign benefitting National Parks. His song (Rogue Valley) The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Chris also created the soundtrack for the 2014 film Beyond The Divide, a Missoula Montana-based documentary centered around conversations between peace activists and war veterans who are seeking Peace.


    Chris embraces classic Americana with a contemporary feel and utilizes a wide range of textures in creating music rooted in folk and pop, with an emphasis on storytelling. Subtle synthesizers, rich harmonies and pop-music sensibilities interweave with acoustic and electric guitars, earthy pianos, and familiar rhythms. For every song that sounds like it could be strummed from a boxcar clacking slowly across a grassy midwestern plain, there's a tune sailing from a city rooftop, echoing across a valley of streets and traffic, or a melody twisting and shimmering like a dim frequency deep into the starry night.




    (21+) Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions. 

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  • Mar
    7 Thu
    Chuck Sitero and Dylan Kober - IN THE BAR

    Chuck Sitero and Dylan Kober - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Chuck Sitero & Dylan Kober, two of the founding members of the Colorado Front Range Bluegrass band High Lonesome, are bringing you two hours of musical bliss mixed with song stories and humor. When performing as a duo the show leans more towards Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, and Acoustic Classic Rock Covers with some soothing original songs.There will also be a fun music and sports trivia portion of this show for those that would like to join in.


    Originally from North Georgia, Chuck cut his teeth on bluegrass music at the legendary Everett’s Music Barn in Suwanee Georgia, which is a mecca for bluegrass music. Dylan is a lecturer at CU Denver with an emphasis on acoustic guitar instruction and jazz instruction.





    (21+) Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions. 

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  • Mar
    8 Fri
    Thom LaFond and Fruta Brutal

    Thom LaFond and Fruta Brutal

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADVANCED: $18.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADVANCED Public Onsale: January 17, 2024 1:00 PM to March 8, 2024 11:59 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Thom LaFond delivers pure, unbridled emotion, backed with lush and curious arrangements. Fans of Tom Waits, Andrew Bird, & Elliott Smith will appreciate the sonic and lyrical worlds Thom creates. Transplanted from New York to Nederland, CO, LaFond is actively producing, performing, and touring nationally with his quartet Banshee Tree. This show album release for "Lawless." “Lawless” LP is set for release February 1st 2024. The first single “Survival Chimes” is out now on all streaming platforms.  Photo by Charla Harvey


    Fruta Brutal is a bilingual indie latin rock band hailing from Denver, Colorado. Martín Better Longo, born in Ecuador and raised in the U.S., is the creative force behind the band. Martín's extensive travels through Central and South America, where he's gained exposure to Brazilian Tropicália and Argentinian Rock and Hip Hop music, as well as his experience as a latino immigrant in the U.S., are the foundation for Fruta Brutal's repertoire and its purpose of promoting cultural diversity. Fruta Brutal performs live as a quintet, quartet or trio, with diverse band members: Zoe Moff, Ben Weirich, Talib Grant, Nico Jimenez, and Martín Better Longo.


    Bar Opens: 5PM

    (21+) Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions. 


  • Mar
    9 Sat
    Living & Dying in 3/4 Time - A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett

    Living & Dying in 3/4 Time - A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADVANCED: $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADVANCED Public Onsale: January 10, 2024 1:00 PM to March 9, 2024 11:59 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    Singer-songwriter Bob Barrick brings together Colorado musicians to celebrate the music of Jimmy Buffett. This evening will feature greatest-hit sing-a-longs for the casual fan, deep cuts for the truest Parrotheads, and a rotating cast of featured guest artists. Before Buffett's passing, Barrick gained recognition from JB, himself, for his spirited covers of classics like "A Pirate Looks at Forty," "Pencil Thin Mustache," and "Banana Republics." As a formidable folk artist in his own right, Barrick has graced the stages of the Macky Auditorium and eTown Hall, opened for the likes of Josiah Johnson and Graham Lesh, and released 9 albums between 3 acts in 10 years. Living & Dying in 3/4 Time is a party--coconut bras and grass skirts are encouraged!

    Bar Opens:
    5PM


    (21+) Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions. 

  • Mar
    10 Sun
    Katie Mintle - IN THE BAR

    Katie Mintle - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Katie is a singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist. She has been performing music since 2007, busking with her little harp on the streets of Boulder since she was 11 years old. Her unique brand of entertainment fuses sparkling harp and guitar string plucking with haunting vocals and engaging storytelling that will make you want to lean in, relax, and enjoy.


    Bar opens at 5 PM and happy hour from open to 7 PM. (21+) The Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions.


     



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  • Mar
    13 Wed
    Kimberly Morgan York - IN THE BAR

    Kimberly Morgan York - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    Athens, Georgia’s own Kimberly Morgan York is at it again this year with her new EP Release, “Devil Songs and Other Such Nonsense”. The Kentucky born artist follows up her 2006 and 2021 recordings (released in 2022) with a whimsical project birthed by accident in a bandmate’s basement. As always, Kimberly brings her Appalachian roots to her country, soul felt and honest songs. Singing publicly since the age of 3, Kimberly has a natural talent for bringing in the crowd and creating a kind of rapport with the audience that makes everyone feel and understand where she is coming from.

    Kimberly, once married to Drive-by Trucker - Brad Morgan, started writing and playing guitar at 16 and has lived and performed everywhere from New York , California and Colorado all the way back to Georgia. No stranger to the road, she now lives in Athens, Ga with her husband Kevin and their 3 daughters, 3 dogs, 2 hairless rats, a snake, some fish and whatever else seems to find its way into their animal loving home!



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  • Mar
    14 Thu
    Dan Hochman  - IN THE BAR

    Dan Hochman - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



    Dan Hochman is a Colorado-based singer-songwriter who combines elements of blues, rock, and soul to form his unique and hauntingly beautiful sound. Growing up just south of New York City, Dan was raised in a melting pot of music. His childhood home was filled with diverse sounds that ranged from Joni Mitchell to Otis Redding. Naturally, a deep affinity for music developed and led Dan to pick up his dad’s nylon string guitar for the first time at the age of twelve. As an adult Dan deepened in his craft as a songwriter and guitarist, playing all across the East Coast. He then moved to Boulder Colorado in 2018 and with the help of some incredibly talented musicians has birthed three albums. His deepest intention is to help others feel & heal through the transformational nature of music.

    Bar Opens: 5:00PM

    (21+) Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions. 

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  • Mar
    15 Fri
    Van Zeppelin and Dolls In The Attic

    Van Zeppelin and Dolls In The Attic

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADVANCED: $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 20, 2023 12:00 PM to March 15, 2024 11:59 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Van Zeppelin is Colorado's latest and greatest tribute act! Their bold, authentic renditions of your favorite Led Zeppelin and Van Halen classics are guaranteed to leave audiences inspired.


    In 2022, Denver-based rock band, Cönaxx decided to pay their respects to two of their biggest musical influences, and through their love of these two legendary bands, Van Zeppelin was born. Since then they have become a highlight of the Colorado music scene, headlining shows at Nissi's (lafayette, CO), Warehouse 2565 (Grand Junction, CO), Wray Rocks Ampitheatre (Wray, CO), and many other festivals, fairs & events in the Denver Area. Van Zeppelin plays each song with true passion as if it were their own, giving their performance all the classic soul and feel of the original. It's a live show that will capture the attention of any audience, and is an absolute must-see for any fan of classic rock!

    Dolls in the Attic is an all female Aerosmith tribute band. Embodying the energy and character that has enchanted Aerosmith fans around the globe, this group delivers a dynamic rock performance with class and sass. Jasmine brings the vocal power of Steven Tyler to the stage. Ariadnee shreds lead guitar with the showmanship of Joe Perry . Karina lays down the driving baselines of Tom Hamilton. H keeps the train rollin all night long with the drum beats of Joey Kramer.



    Bar Opens:
    5PM


    (21+) Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions. 

  • Mar
    16 Sat
    ATOMGA Presented by KGNU

    ATOMGA Presented by KGNU

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADVANCED: $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADVANCED Public Onsale: January 10, 2024 1:00 PM to March 16, 2024 11:59 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Since their inception in 2011, Denver's 10-piece powerhouse, ATOMGA has continued to be a unique staple in the Colorado music circuit and a celebrated group internationally. Over the past twelve years, ATOMGA has evolved their sound to be a unique brand of afrobeat with infused elements of rock, jazz, hip hop, and funk over the polyrhythmic foundation of their fierce percussion section. The latest re/ease on the Color Red label shows the band's evolving sound of high-energy music that one cannot help but move to upon hearing. There is a/so a certain musicality that highlights each of the ten members and the honed skills on their respective instruments; not to mention ATOMGA's frontwoman, Ca/ySo/, who will woo you with her sultry yet electric sound and lyrical messages that tastefully question the powers to be.



    Bar Opens:
    5PM


    (21+) Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions. 

  • Mar
    20 Wed
    Delta Sonics Duo - IN THE BAR

    Delta Sonics Duo - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    The Delta Sonics music takes a Chicago Blues base and seasons it with Swing, Delta, NOLA R&B and some early Rock n' Roll . They were Westword's best blues band in Denver the last six of nine years. The band made the semi-finals in the Memphis (International Blues Challenge) in 2012. They have been featured at many of the major festivals in Colorado and Wyoming .The Delta Sonics have played the Taste of Colorado, Pearl St. Blues & Brews, the Five Points Jazz Festival, Larimer County Fair ,Parker Days, Denver BBQ Fest, Cheyenne Frontier Days , the Cherry Creek Arts Fest, and many others.








     






    Al Chesis supplies vocals & foot stomping showmanship but it's his harmonica playing that grabs you. He has been a Hohner endorser since 1992. Al recently received a Colorado Blues Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob Pellegrino supplies the dazzling, slide guitar. Bob was the Colorado Blues Society's best slide guitar player in three years in a row. Rising bass star Alissa Chesis and Stefan Flores on drums drive the bus, and are a grooving rhythm section. 

     

    The Sonics have been the Mile Hi go-to band for touring Blues national acts for 15 yrs. The band has backed national blues acts like Big Bill Morganfield, Steadyrollin' Bob Margolin, Ronnie Baker Brooks, grammy -nominated Lurrie Bell, grammy -nominated John Primer and the late Pinetop Perkins, & the late Bo Diddley.

     

    The Delta Sonics opened for BB King (twice) Robert Cray ( three times) and Jimmy Vaughn (twice)  among many others . Al Chesis is a featured guest on Big Head Todd's album " Black Beehive 

    Bar Opens: 5:00PM

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  • Mar
    21 Thu
    Dechen Hawk Duo - IN THE BAR

    Dechen Hawk Duo - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Like Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender, Indie Soul Balladeer Dechen Hawk creates music that ranges from beautiful ballads to gritty throwback funk and soul. He believes conscious music has the power to heal and transform humanity for the better. Hawk's call pierces the state of unawareness and asks you to speak the truth.


    Though musical his whole life, it wasn’t until the death of his father when he was 14, and the search for a way to express that loss, that Hawk found his calling as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His desire to create and express the joy and fragility of life has kept him busy for the past 25 years performing locally and internationally.


    His work creates community by bringing people together from all walks of life to do something they all have in common and enjoy. Dechen will be joined by drummer Eric Imbrosciano.



    Bar opens at 5 PM and happy hour from open to 7 PM. (21+) The Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions.


     



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  • Mar
    22 Fri
    Lionel Young Duo - IN THE BAR

    Lionel Young Duo - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Lionel Young is a high energy performer with a bent for the blues. His LIONEL YOUNG BAND, winners of numerous awards for best in and around the Colorado region, have won the 2011 International Blues Challenge (IBC) band competition. Added to his victory at the 2008 IBC in the solo-duo category, that makes Lionel Young the first double champion in the history of the IBC.


     


    Fans of the driven, classically trained Young love his distinctive brand of blues on the electric violin. His show features not only Young originals but interpretations of blues classics by Willie Dixon, Leadbelly and Stevie Ray Vaughan, along with the strength and passion of Young’s playing, his smooth vocals and unique translations. 





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  • Mar
    23 Sat
    Dragondeer

    Dragondeer

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADVANCED: $18.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADVANCED Public Onsale: February 16, 2024 1:00 PM to March 23, 2024 11:59 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Denver band Dragondeer has conjured the rhythm spirits to concoct a blend of Psychedelic Blues, Retro Funk, Soul and Rock-n-Roll into a genre blur that's aim is to speak to souls and keep the body moving. Four good friends that brew a musical alchemy that is song centric with a proclivity to stretch things out and see where the evening leads. Heard across radio waves, through the trees at festivals like Electric Forrest, Firefly, and Telluride Blues this band keeps growing and morphing and wants you in on the ride.

    Dragondeer has shared the stage with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Futurebirds, Neal Francis, Marcus King, The Revivalists, Shakey Graves, Dumpstaphunk, Drive By Truckers, and Jerry Joseph +


    "Dragondeer hit the stage with their thick blues-rock sound. Reminiscent of early Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, and electric Taj Mahal, the quartet stunned the audience with their hybrid of Mississippi Delta blues and 1960s psychedelic rock. Lead vocalist, guitarist and harmonica player Eric Halborg led the band with a rare ferocity, his deep growl and swampy harmonica blending perfectly with Cole Rudy’s raw pedal steel playing. Shocking many in attendance and quickly catapulting onto the Denver scene, Dragondeer is a growing force to be reckoned with." - Live For Live Music


    Bar Opens: 5PM

    (21+) Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions. 


  • Mar
    24 Sun
    Rainbow Girls with Children of Divorce

    Rainbow Girls with Children of Divorce

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADVANCED: $20.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADVANCED Public Onsale: December 7, 2023 12:00 PM to March 24, 2024 11:59 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    A gang of sweet angels punching you in the heart


    Bar Opens: 5PM

    (21+) Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions





  • Mar
    27 Wed
    Dave Boylan - IN THE BAR

    Dave Boylan - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Dave has been a fixture on the front range music scene for many years, with songwriting awards from as far away as MerleFest North Carolina and Telluride, to a troubadour win at The Folks Festival in Lyons Colorado. With multiple CDs under his belt, Dave now splits his time between his solo acoustic work and his secret (not so secret) passion – fronting The Springsteen Tribute Band, Thunder Roads


    https://thedaveboylanband.bandcamp.com/



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  • Mar
    29 Fri
    Phoebe Nix with North by North

    Phoebe Nix with North by North

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    ADVANCED: $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    ADVANCED Public Onsale: January 17, 2024 1:00 PM to March 29, 2024 11:59 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Phoebe Nix is the group fronted by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Christopher Robert Clauss. Growing up between Colorado and New Jersey, Christopher launched Phoebe in 2014 in the vibrant Asbury Park music scene of coastal NJ.

    After being nominated for top new artist by the Asbury Music Awards, Christopher packed his dreams and life into his car and drove them back out to Boulder. Recently, Phoebe Nix has re emerged with a whole new consisting of some of the finest musicians in the front range. The group features Lucas Cosby on keyboards and synthesizers, Ari Melinger-Cohen on electric bass, and Adam Darby on the drum kit, and the occasional horn section.


    Phoebe Nix blends funk and jazz sensibilities with classic songwriting, and high points of wild improvisation. Some parts indie rock, some parts jazz pop, Nix brings an energetic and captivating performance. In a short time since the new year, this incarnation of Phoebe Nix has gone from favorite local cafe’s like the trident to the Fox Theater, and will continue to push forward and share the music with a growing fan base. Their first full length album is now available on all major streaming services.
    Formed in 2012, North by North is the rock & roll dream of two weirdos from Chicago. Their music has been forged through years of teen angst, twenty-something alienation, sleeping in vans and living on a stage. Anchored by syrupy hooks, roaring guitar and bombastic drums, North by North produces a huge sound that has captivated thousands of people over hundreds of performances and festivals across the US, UK, Canada, and Europe.


    Bar Opens:
    5PM


    (21+) Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions. 

  • Mar
    31 Sun
    Chuck Sitero from High Lonesome - IN THE BAR

    Chuck Sitero from High Lonesome - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    Chuck Sitero is the songwriter and lead singer for High Lonesome, a bluegrass band from the Colorado Front Range, based in Longmont. Originally from North Georgia, Chuck cut his teeth on bluegrass music at the legendary Everett’s Music Barn in Suwanee Georgia, which is a mecca for bluegrass music. Outside of playing with his band Chuck loves performing solo shows. He plays a lot of songs you won’t hear him play with High Lonesome but you’ll still get that high lonesome sound.

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  • Apr
    4 Thu
    Bill McKay - IN THE BAR

    Bill McKay - IN THE BAR

    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



    Bill McKay began his musical journey at the age of six, taking classical piano lessons and singing in a church choir as a boy soprano. In high school, he studied jazz theory and ear training, and sang in the choir and barbershop group, touring in England, Wales, and Amsterdam. Bill began playing rock and roll in bars and clubs at the age of 16 with various bands.




    Bar Opens: 5:00PM

    (21+) Velvet Elk Lounge does not allow minors - No Exceptions. 

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2037 13th Street
Boulder, CO
United States
Velvet Elk Lounge was born from the desire to create a small, funky, live music venue in Boulder where you can get a proper cocktail and listen to great, local music. When there is not a live band, check the calendar for dj events, open mic nights, dance your pants off parties, and a host of other happenings. This space has been home to many Boulder businesses including a Cadillac dealership, a bowling alley, a long standing travel agency and now a palace of music and fun. Check the calendar, check the mirror, check yourself.... hope to see you soon.

Velvet Elk does not allow minors - no exceptions.