Welcome to Denver, also known as the Mile High City thanks to its place at a whopping 5,280 feet above sea level. After landing at Denver International Airport, you're a 40-minute drive to downtown Denver—rent a car or call a ride share and get going. If you prefer public transportation, you can also take the convenient SkyRide bus or University of Colorado A Line train to get almost anywhere in the Denver-Aurora and Boulder metro areas.
Nashville may be the music capital of the U.S., but Denver's no slouch when it comes to hosting live music performances and promoting a vibrant nightlife. From huge venues like the Pepsi Center and Fiddler's Green to small, hot clubs, there's a venue the right size and style for everyone. From rock to jazz to country (some of which would make even Nashville jealous), you can find just about every type of music playing live on any given night of the week.
Of course, no visit to Denver is complete without taking in a show at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Heralded by many locals, visitors, and publications as America's best outdoor music venue, Red Rocks has hosted rock legends like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead in its over 75-year history. The seats and stage of the amphitheater are blended seamlessly with the natural rocky landscape, turning an already cool show into an unforgettable outdoor experience.