June Vendor of the Month: Denver Chip Co.

Denver Chip Co. is a Denver-made, family-owned arm of The Broad Ripple Chip Co, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Their all-natural, handmade artisan chips are made from Idaho Russet potatoes, which result in larger, slightly darker chips that are richer in flavor. These lightly-seasoned chips are super crunchy and have more true potato flavor than factory-made chips, which use bland white potatoes, and may be months old when you purchase them.

Every step of their process is done by hand: selection, slicing, seasoning and packaging. Their chips are made in small batches in pure, heart-healthy canola oil and delivered fresh. They contain no preservatives, no trans fats, no MSG, no GMOs, and are gluten free.

Dazzle is proud to serve these artisan, locally-made potato chips. We love to support local food crafters. Taste the difference!

Dazzle Summer BOGO Sale May 30-31

School’s Out and it time to celebrate the Summer with our annual BOGO ticket sale. For 2 days only, May 30 – 31 you can get Buy 1, Get 1 Free tickets to these 10 great shows . Check out this great line up and use the discount code SCHOOLSOUT to get your deal on tickets. Email kelley@dazzledenver.com if you have trouble using the code.

Dazzle Named A Denver Legacy Business

City of Denver celebrates longstanding, independent business that have contributed to community character and vitality and hold cultural significance

DENVER – Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) has announced 37 businesses that have most recently received Legacy Business status. A Denver Legacy Business is defined as a longstanding, independent business that has contributed to community character and vitality and holds cultural significance. Among other criteria, the business has operated for more than ten years, has annual gross revenue between $30,000 and $5M, and currently has a brick-and-mortar location in the city. 

Dazzle owners Chad Schneider and Matt Ruff recently attended a Legacy Business reception to honor all the new members added to the Legacy Business roster. Dazzle is proud to join these other great Denver businesses in making Denver the great city that it is. Congratulations Chad & Matt for making Dazzle a success all these years! (and of course, former owner Donald Rossa)

The complete roster and map of Denver’s Legacy Businesses can be found on the program registry.

The following businesses have been newly designated as a Denver Legacy Business:

Ace Eat Serve
Aerial Cirque Over Denver
British Bulldog
Campus Cycles
Courtesy Auto
Dazzle
El Tamarindo Restaurant
Endorphin
Goldie x Bob Hair Salon
Great Divide Brewing Company
Green Door Fitness
Homer Reed Ltd.
Hooked on Colfax
Hops & Pie
Kokoro Restaurant
Legends Kuts & Styles
Little Man Ice Cream Factory
Los Molinos Restaurant
Merkato Market
Mexico City Restaurant & Lounge
Mile High Spirits
Myxed Up Creations
ONE Yoga Denver
Our Mutual Friend Brewing
Precision Kutz & Stylze
Ragin’ Hog BBQ
Rockmount Ranch Wear Mfg. Co.
Saigon Terrace
Salon Joa
Shish Kabob Grill
St. Kilian’s Cheese Shop
Stadium Inn
The Hornet Restaurant
The Monkey Barrel
Tony P’s
Winning Coiffures
Yan Jing Supply Inc.


“We’re delighted to expand our Legacy Business Program with a strong roster of well-loved, well-known names in our diverse marketplace,” said Mayor Mike Johnston. “It is critical that we nurture and celebrate these longtime businesses. Joining the ranks as Legacy Business will give them the access and resources to accelerate and grow.”

“This program honors not just the longevity of a business’ operations, but also a broader perspective of how each applicant has enriched neighborhoods, brought people together, and enhanced our urban culture,” said Adeeb Khan, Executive Director of DEDO. “As the program registry expands, the city is encouraging local residents to support all that these unique and longstanding local businesses have to offer.”

This program is modeled after other successful implementations of Legacy Business designations in San Francisco, CA and Austin, TX. Businesses can self-nominate or be nominated by others.  Denver’s program will continue to expand with future application periods and rounds of honorees announced.

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About Denver Economic Development & Opportunity
Denver Economic Development & Opportunity is creating an economy that works for everyone. Learn more at denvergov.org/economicdevelopment.

May Vendor of the Month: Kettle Head Popcorn

At just 11 years old, owner and master popper, Dylan Forward assisted his father at the iconic Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. When he made the move to Colorado at 23 years old, he noticed that the world of Denver popcorn was lacking the humble but complex taste he grew up with. 

In 2013, he decided to try his hand at the business and joined a local farmers market. Denver welcomed Dylan’s creation with open arms, and Kettle Head Popcorn was born. 

Kettle Head now proudly creates from scratch more than 15 unique flavors. Their popcorn is seasoned with only natural and fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection. A signature snack offered in Colorado breweries, Children’s Hospitals, and Denver’s International Airport, they believe that their popcorn can be enjoyed anywhere. They dare you to open a bag without proudly calling yourself a Kettle Head afterwards. Dazzle is proud to serve this artisan popcorn at all our shows, ask for it by name!

Morgan James VIP Meet and Greet

Morgan James is hosting a VIP event prior to the shows at Dazzle, October 9th 6:30 & 9PM, giving a chance for fans to get together and celebrate good music in an intimate setting.

VIP attendees will be treated to an exclusive performance, story telling, a question and answer session with Morgan, photo and autograph sessions and everyone will walk away with an exclusive piece of merchandise only available to VIPs at each show.

VIP Event will start at 5PM, please arrive by 4:45PM. Limited seating.

VIP Experiences include:

  • Early entrance and crowd-free merchandise shopping
  • A commemorative piece of merchandise
  • Individual photo opportunity with Morgan James
  • Autograph session with Morgan James
  • Group question and answer session with Morgan James — ask your most burning question!
  • Private performance by Morgan James

Purchase the Morgan James VIP upgrade for only $35 by emailing host@dazzledenver.com (Show tickets not included)

A Kid’s Birthday Party Package That’s Easy On You

Want to plan the easiest, most fun birthday party ever for your kid? Have your child’s birthday party at Dazzle’s Kids’ Matinee and get everyone into the act!

Bring the Guests & Cake (leave the rest to us)

Party with music and interactive storytelling by The Playmakers on Saturdays at noon. Master storyteller, Pam Clifton encourages the kids to become characters in the story as they help act out a fairytale. Kids can act out the story on stage with Pam and her crew or participate from their seats. Fun for all makes it a birthday to remember.

All you need to do is bring the guests & cake or cupcakes.

10 People for Just $225*

  • Saturdays at Noon
  • Dedicated Birthday Party Host
  • Delicious Kid-friendly Food
  • Cool Drinks
  • Ice Cream for 10 People
  • Happy Birthday Led by the Performers

Food

Each of the 10 guests gets a choice of:

  • 2 Waffles & Strawberries
  • 2 BBQ Chicken Sliders & Fruit Cup
  • 2 Cheese Sliders & Fruit Cup

Drinks

Choose two soda flavors for the group.

*Additional guests can be added for $25 each

To Book Your Kid’s Birthday Party

Email or call Kelley to book at Kelley@DazzleDenver.com or 303.519.3139.

Dazzle Date Night Package

You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to plan the perfect date night! Dazzle can help you make any night special by adding our Date Night Package to your evening.

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You’ll get a delightful bottle of wine and a decadent dessert to share for only $45. Choose from:

  • Flourless Chocolate Cake (with fresh whipped cream and strawberries)
  • Caramel Cheesecake
  • Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake
  • Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Email host@dazzledenver.com to add the Date Night Package to your evening. (Show tickets not included).

(The date night package fulfills your two-item per person minimum).

Denver Arts Center/Dazzle Parking

The DCPA Parking garage is installing a new payment system. The Arapahoe St. entrance is closed for the installation, but the 13th Street Entrance is now finished and open!  Only electronic payments will be accepted.  Screen will say ‘Push button for Event Ticket’. Then it will show the $15 fee and a picture of a credit card.  Patron inserts their credit card and system processes. System ties their license plate to their transaction.  Individual gets a receipt.  Gate opens.  Upon exit, the system will recognize their license plate, gate will open.  If license plate is not recognized, your receipt will have a QR code to scan to show payment. The price for the DCPA parking garage is still $15. 

Soon the parking garage will introduce an app that will allow you to reserve a space ahead of arrival! We’ll let you know when that is available.

Below is a video on how to use the new system:

March: Celebrating Women in Jazz Month

Nearly 100 years after the birth of jazz, Dazzle features some of the most talented women in Jazz today.

Jocelyn Medina Brazilian Band

March 6th – 6:30PM 

The sounds of vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. A veteran of the New York jazz scene and producer of the 2023 JEXA (Jazz Excellence) Award-winning Sunday Vocal Jazz Jam series, she is fast becoming a strong, new element of the Denver/Boulder music community. Jocelyn developed her jazz, neo-soul and world music in NYC and toured abroad in Ghana, India, Spain and Brazil.

Tix at https://www.venuepilot.co/events/90410/orders/new


Linda Theus-Lee: ‘HerStory’ in Music

March 17th – 6:00PM 

Linda Theus-Lee, an enchanting songstress whose musical journey has spanned her entire life, has been immersed in the world of music since her early years. Throughout her career, Linda has collaborated with numerous talented local artists and has embarked on musical journeys around the globe.  Destiny paved her path to perform alongside Louis Burke’s Big Band (Trumpeter) in Los Angeles, California. She has also shared the stage with Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra, Chester Whitmore’s Black Ballet Jazz, and the Platters.

Aside from her musical accomplishments, Linda holds a Master of Social Science degree and is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at the University of Colorado Denver.

Tix at https://www.venuepilot.co/events/90086/orders/new


Hazel Miller Trio

March 20th – 6:30PM  

Experience the captivating blend of jazz, blues, and soul as Hazel Miller’s powerful voice, Dana Marsh’s masterful keyboard skills, and Rich Lamb’s dynamic bass lines create a truly mesmerizing musical journey. Hazel Miller has been a fixture in the Denver music scene for over 30 years. Her voice is a “force of nature” and she has been inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

Tix at https://www.venuepilot.co/events/96584/orders/new


Tatiana LadyMay Mayfield 

March 22nd – 6:30PM 

In 2023, LadyMay was awarded the “Next Jazz Legacy” grant created by NEA Jazz Master, Terri Lyne Carrington in partnership with the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and New Music USA with funding from the Mellon Foundation. Through this program, she has been mentored by pianist/vocalist/composer Patrice Rushen and jazz/soul harpist Brandee Younger.

Tix at https://www.venuepilot.co/events/91290/orders/new


Brionne Aigné & The KYN March 23rd – 6:30PM will be gracing the Dazzle stage. From BET to Red Rocks, Brionne’s smooth vocal arrangements and harmony heavy sensibilities captivate audiences on local and national platforms. Brionne’s ability to weave seamlessly between technical vocal runs and stylistic jazz standards earns her a love from audiences of both straight ahead jazz and contemporary R&B. Fans of H.E.R., Lalah Hathaway, Jill Scott, Moonchild, Snarky Puppy and D’angelo will feel at home with her timeless vocal stylings.

Tix at: https://www.venuepilot.co/events/95655/orders/new


Gift of Jazz Presents: A Centennial Tribute to Sarah Vaughan featuring Myra Warren

March 24th – 6:30PM

Warren has a stunningly beautiful voice that resonates with warmth and understanding of lyrics and melody. She has performed at the Five Points Jazz Festival, the Estes Park Jazz Festival and the City Park Jazz Festival. Myra is featured as the band singer in the Netflix movie “Our Souls At Night”, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2017, singing “What A Difference A Day Made” in a scene filmed at Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel. Myra is currently the vocalist with Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors.

Tix at: https://giftofjazz.org/performances/#/events/93300


Chantil & The Dukes of Art: Tribute to Harry Connick Jr.

March 29 – 9:30PM 

Chantil Dukart returns to Dazzle with her trio, the Dukes of Art, for the late night set March 29th from 9:30-11:00 pm. The night will be a special tribute to the New Orleans pianist Harry Connick Jr., one of Chantil’s primary influences. Come get a taste of her New Orleans style piano playing with selections from the albums 20 and 30! The performance will feature the wonderfully talented Gary Sloan and Austin Hass rounding out the rhythm section with the trifecta of creativity and space that is offered by the simplicity of the piano trio.

Tix at: https://www.venuepilot.co/events/92558/orders/new


FJO Featuring Deborah Stafford: Krall & Cole – “Better Than Anything”

March 25th – 6:30PM  

Flatirons Jazz Orchestra Featuring Deborah Stafford. To celebrate Women’s History Month, FJO and Deborah, will explore the lives of two great women in jazz, Diana Krall and Natalie Cole, through their stories and music. Inspired by the “Stories of Standards” on KUVO, this popular series looks deeper into the artists and history behind the music as well as playing it!

Tix at: https://www.venuepilot.co/events/94865/orders/new


JoFoKe and Same Cloth with guest artist Maritri Garrett 

March 30th – 6 & 9PM  

Same Cloth is a genre-bending, Denver-based, Black woman-led band that uses their peculiarities to share meaningful art. They perform original music and creative cover arrangements that, along with JoFoKe’s charisma and vocal stylings, create an energetically eclectic and emotionally elevating live music experience. Maritri Garrett has been playing and singing as long as she can remember. She spent two years on the road with the likes of Bettty Carter, Dave Holland, Jack Dejohnette and Dwayne Dolphin. She is a singer, songwriter, pianist and now guitarist. Tickets on sale March 3rd.

Tix at: On sale March 3rd


Kids’ Matinee at Dazzle

Every Saturday at noon.

$5 tickets made possible through the ‘Music In Action’ grant from the Live Music Society

Kids’ Matinee March 9th, 12PM Youth on Record: ThrÏve Dominique Fuster is a singer, songwriter, and producer, originally from Los Angeles, CA. There she was the front woman in the metal band RISC, toured as her solo R&B act, Thrïve, and performed weekly with multiple blues jam bands, while also freestyling and recording with the hip-hop cyphers all over the state.As an artist of many disciplines, she is currently the lead singer of local Denver Latin jazz band, Jon Romero and The Taco Cats, frequents weekly open-mics, and showcases her acrylic resin, screen-printing, and weaving crafts at galleries across the city. She is working on her first studio album to be released in the summer of 2024 and continues to serenade Denver, excited to build and heal community using the power of music.

Tix at: https://www.venuepilot.co/events/86933/orders/new

Kids’ Matinee: The Playmakers Family Brunch presents: Pamela Clifton Storyteller. Pamela Clifton has acted and directed professionally for more than three decades, her work gracing just about every stage in the Denver area, including The Arvada Center, Boulder’s Dinner Theater, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and the University of Denver. Throughout the years, she has become a mainstay in children’s theater through her writing, acting, directing and teaching in various theaters and venues throughout the state; and through her own touring company, The Playmakers, which has taken performing arts in the forms of educational workshops and performances into schools since 1984. Tix at www.dazzledenver.com