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
Jimmy Buffett, 1973

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, whose brand of laid-back island escapism on hits like “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise” made him a hero to devoted fans known as Parrot Heads, died on September 1, 2023.

Nathaniel Rateliff

Nathaniel Rateliff
Denver-based singer and songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff started out in the band Born in the Flood before forming the Wheel and developing a dedicated following within the Denver music community. Recording with the Night Sweats, an R&B project he formed in 2013, he scored a breakout hit with “S.O.B.” His 2020 solo album, his first in seven… more ≫

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