Terrapin Care Station
Cambridge Audio

The renowned jazz pianist preserves and plays the music of Denver’s legendary Five Points neighborhood.

Purnell Steen

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
Bill Walton, 1994

Bill Walton, the NBA Hall of Famer who was famously “the biggest Deadhead in the world,” died on May 27, 2024, from cancer at 71.

Judy Collins

Inextricably linked to the rise in the populist song movement that first swept the music scene during the 1960s, Judy Collins claims Colorado as her home state. In 1949, her family moved from Seattle to Denver, where her discovery of folk music at age 15 set her on a path that brought international fame.

Sam Bush

Sam Bush
The “newgrass” genre was created by Sam Bush, dubbed “the mayor of Telluride,” and a generation of young musicians—John Hartford, Peter Rowan, Tim O’Brien, etc.—who loved both traditional bluegrass and the rock music of their peers.

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.



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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