Denver Happenings on January 4

We hope you’re ready for an exciting Thursday in Denver! There’s plenty of music to choose from, as well as a parade and live podcast. So prepare for a full day or full night.

Stock Show Kick-Off Parade

Denver events January 4
Photo courtesy of the National Western Stock Show

When: January 4, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Where: Starts at Denver’s Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, Colorado 80202

What: Celebrate the return of the National Western Stock Show with the Kick-Off Parade. It’s not every day you get to see 40 Longhorn cattle walking down 17th Street, let alone tractors, marching bands and floats. So join the cowboys, cowgirls, and horses for this family-friendly Denver event.

Cost: Free admission

Token With Todd

Denver events January 4
Photo courtesy of Token With Todd

When: January 4, 4:20 p.m.

Where: Myxed Up Creations, 5800 East Colfax, Denver, Colorado 80220

What: Join Token With Todd for the first live podcast of “Token With Todd” at Myxed Up Creations on East Colfax. Every week, he and his special guests discuss everything cannabis. He even has weekly giveaways for those who RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Cost: Free admission. RSVP here.

Throwback Thursdays – Hip Hop and Craft Beer

Denver events January 4
Photo courtesy of Factotum Brewhouse

When: January 4, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Where: Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St, Denver, Colorado 80211

What: Remember when almost every rapper was a poet and had something incredible to say? Reminisce about the Golden Age of Hip Hop at Factotum Brewhouse. On the playlist so far? Tupac, Biggie, Cyprus Hill, Boyz N The Hood, and Wu-Tang!

Cost: Free admission

Red Hot Rhythm Rocket at the Merc!

Denver events January 4
Photo courtesy of Mercury Cafe Denver

When: January 4, 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Where: Mercury Cafe Denver, 2199 California St, Denver, Colorado 80205

What: Red Hot Rhythm Rocket will be playing at Mercury Cafe for the very first time! Get ready to dance to an exciting mix of Rock & Roll, R&B, a Hammond B3 organ, and swing. There are also $10.00 swing dance lessons available at 7:30.

Cost: $10.00 at the door

What Young Men Do at Mile High Spirits

Denver events January 4
Photo courtesy of Mile High Spirits

When: January 4, 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Where: Mile High Spirits, 2201 Lawrence St, Denver, Colorado 80205

What: The incredibly talented Venus Cruz is bringing her current band, “What Young Men Do” to Mile High Spirits. Cruz has opened for some of the most important singers of the past century and is the host and DJ for “Jazz Odyssey,” the immensely popular show on KUVO Jazz 89.3 FM.

Cost: Free admission

GAMB at Herb’s!

Denver events January 4
Photo courtesy of Grown-A$$ Man Band

When: January 4, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Where: Herb’s Bar Denver, 2057 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado 80205

What: Enjoy some Blue Country Soul from Grown-Ass Man Band at Herb’s Bar. “The band brings an eclectic mix of upbeat blues, New Orleans-style jazz, and rock-influenced originals,” and personalize classic covers.

Cost: Free admission