John Hickenlooper: A timeline of music moments with Colorado’s rock governor

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper plays banjo as Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show sings as the two perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 16, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Seth McConnell,

From performing on stage at Red Rocks with Old Crow Medicine show to hanging out at Katy Perry concerts, we’ve created a timeline of musical moments from John Hickenlooper’s first term as Colorado governor.

Wanna get high with Guster after its Denver show at the Ogden?

Adam Gardner of the alternative rock band Guster performs with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver. (Daniel Petty,

Guster is inviting fans to jam and get high after the band’s Denver show at the Ogden Theatre.

Photo show contrasts Denver musicians’ lives at home and on stage

A photo of Esme Patterson from Glenn Ross’s new exhibition, At Home / On Stage.

Glenn Ross’ photo exhibition At Home / On Stage contrasts Denver musicians’ lives in the spotlight with their writing spaces.

Yonder Mountain String Band’s New Year’s Eve run at Boulder Theater (photos)

Yonder Mountain String Band @ Boulder Theater 1/3/2015

After four long nights, Yonder Mountain String Band ended its New Year’s Eve run with a nearly-sold out crowd at the Boulder Theater on Jan. 3.

Yonder Mountain String Band’s New Year’s Eve run at Boulder Theater (photos, review)

Yonder Mountain String Band (1-2-2015)

A reinvented Yonder Mountain String Band rang in the New Year with a four-night hometown throwdown (well, close enough, the band was founded in Nederland) at the Boulder Theater.

Yonder Mountain String Band at the Boulder Theater (photos)

Yonder Mountain String Band (1-1-2015)

On the second night of their four night run at the Boulder Theater, Yonder Mountain String Band created a nine person super band.

New Year’s Eve 2014: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver (photos)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom w/ Dyrty Byrds 12/31/14

Chris Robinson Brotherhood ended 2014 and kicked off 2015 on the right note at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Eve 2014: Lucero at the Gothic Theatre (photos, review)

Lucero @ Gothic Theatre Night 3

Lucero rang in the new year with the final show of a three night run at the Gothic Theatre on Wednesday.

Decadence 2014: Flux Pavilion, Big Gigantic and more on New Year’s Eve (photos, review)

Decadence - New Years Eve 12-31-2014

“Denver, Colorado, welcome to 2015” long-time Global Dance collaborator Alan Endorfun said as the lights came up after Decadence 2014.

New Year’s Eve 2014: STS9 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver (photos, review)


After a rocky year, STS9 ended 2014 on New Year’s Eve with a set heavy on new material at the Fillmore Auditorium.