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Colorado – 50 States of Music

$2.6B

Music industry contribution to state GDP

51,899

Jobs Created

4,005

Record Labels

RIAA/A2IM

1,246

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

11,451

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Emerge yourself in live music at Red Rocks and you'll never be the same.

Colorado is among the most scenic places in the world to take in live music, be it at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison or the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, to name a few of the state's breathtaking outdoor venues nestled among the mountains. Among its most famed recording artists, John Denver wrote "Rocky Mountain High" as an ode to the state he loved, and in 2007, it was made an official state song.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Glenn Miller
  • Isaac Slade (The Fray)
  • Jamie Laurie/Flobots
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • OneRepublic
  • The Fray
  • The Lumineers

Music Venues & Festivals

  • 1st Bank Center
  • Arise Music Festival
  • Broncos Stadium at Mile High
  • Decadence Colorado Festival
  • Denver Performing Arts Complex
  • Country Jam Colorado Festival
  • Fillmore Auditorium
  • Fox Theatre
  • Global Dance Festival
  • Ogden Theater
  • Oriental Theater
  • Pepsi Center
  • Red Rocks Amphitheater
  • Rockygrass Festival
  • Sonic Bloom Festival
  • Telluride Bluegrass Festival
  • Telluride Blues And Brews Festival
  • The Black Buzzard
  • The Mishawaka
  • The Ride Festival

Music Schools

  • Colorado State University
  • University of Colorado Boulder College of Music
  • University of Northern Colorado School of Music

Major Music Conferences

  • Colorado Music Industry Conference
  • Colorado Music Educators Association Conference
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