Terrapin Care Station
Cambridge Audio

The independent concert promoter and landlord became a force in Denver’s live music scene, booking impressive talent into the area.

Doug Kaufman

Bringing respect for tradition and progressive elements to the bluegrass genre, the Colorado band went on to a long and storied career.

Hot Rize

Photojournalist Bill Warren shot practically every concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the early and mid-1980s. He picked this assemblage of his archival images exclusively for the Colorado Music Experience.

King Sunny Ade - 1983
George Winston

George Winston, a solo pianist whose Grammy-winning sound helped define the new age genre, died on June 4. He was 74.

The Serendipity Singers

When Peter, Paul & Mary’s 1963 recording of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind" became an unofficial civil rights anthem, the identification of the folkies with the politics of progress was cemented. Though the music industry continued trying to capitalize on the folk boom, the music’s implicit and explicit politics made many major corporations nervous, and a lot of effort went into developing purveyors of well-scrubbed folk-pop like the Serendipity Singers and the New Christy Minstrels.

Brethren Fast, 1999 - Gordon Beesley, Mik Messina, Don Messina

Brethren Fast
In the late ’90s, Brethren Fast earned a reputation along the Front Range for white-hot live shows that were reckless adventures in self-described “electrified hillbilly hot-rod funk.”

On Record Book Series

On Record book series

Each volume of the award-winning On Record series gathers over 200 limited and extraordinary images and 100 interview-based profiles spotlighting an array of musical artists.



Explore the Colorado Music Experience’s store, stocked with stylish products and gifts for music fans.

hosted by g. brown

A non-profit organization established to preserve the legacies of Colorado music, CoME serves as a repository for informational and archival resources.

Jon Rizzi, G. Brown, Mark Zaremba and Chip Garofalo