Shake Down

McNichols Event Center Building
144 W Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Event Description:

With great food and entertainment as the back drop, local celebrity bartenders from the Colorado Bartenders Guild will compete for Denver’s “best cocktail” and “best bite”.  Cocktails will be prepared with spirits from DF+WF spirit sponsors.

Use the code "ALICE" at check out for 25% discount!

Some of the participating restaurants

1.      Aloy Modern Thai
2.      Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
3.      BurgerFi
4.      Four by Brother Luck
5.      Goed Zuur
6.      Hurricane Grill & Wings
7.      Jill’s Restaurant
8.      Mizu
9.      Public Schoolhouse 303
10.   The Nickel    



Dragondeer is a psych-blues band  om Denver, Colorado whose reverb drenched take on old-school blues and soul (coupled with inspired improvisation) has the band making  ns in roots circles as well as indie clubs across America and beyond. Dragondeer has been seen at festivals such as: Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Nacarubi Music Festival, Tour De Fat, South Park Music Festival, SXSW 2014-2015, The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase, Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival, T-Bois Blues Festival, Arise Music Festival, The Grolsch Blues Festival (Schoppingen, Germany)

The band recently released a 7" maxi-single titled: TOPANGA SESSIONS VOL. I featuring "When I See You" b/w "Broadway Ave" + digital bonus: "If You Got the Blues". TOPANGA SESSIONS VOL. I was produced by Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Anders Osborne) in Cali rnia's storied Topanga Canyon. The accompanying LP is slated  for Spring 2018...

Dragondeer has shared the stage with Nathaniel Rateli  & The Night Sweats, Shakey Graves, Drive-by Truckers The Entrance Band, The Bright Light Social Hour, Hot Buttered Rum, Murder City Devils, Jerry Joseph, Anders Osborne, Sonny Landreth, J Roddy Walston, Linda Perhacs, Jarekus Singleton, Leon Russell, Steel Pulse, and Wovenhand

Nasty Nachos

Nasty Nachos is the musical moniker of Alex Anderson, formerly of the Denver band Rose Quartz.  Anderson is a seasoned musician who specializes in modular synthesizers and strange technology.  Named after gourmet stadium-style cuisine, Nasty Nachos delivers all original,  high energy dance music topped with noisy loops, and feedback. In addition to live performances, Anderson also DJ's under the name, offering a range of styles to fit the mood and vibe of the event.  In love with house, indie dance, and guilty pleasure disco tracks, Nasty Nachos brings the party wherever he goes.



You must be 21 years old or older to attend all Festival events, absolutely no exceptions.  IDs must be presented before entering all events

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