Although Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, there’s no shortage of concerts the night of October 31. From a masquerade ball to a Goonies tribute — Denver’s favorite music venues are covering all the bases. Support local acts like SoDown, itchy-O, The Grant Farm and DJ A-L, or catch national acts Danzig, Butch or The Joy Formidable while on tour during the spooky celebration. Wednesday night shows take a certain level of commitment to go to, especially when most of us have work the next day. If you’re still down to get down — this list’s for you.

SoDown’s SoHeavy Halloween
Masquerade Ball

Photo by Kiddest Metaferia

Where: Club Vinyl; 1082 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $20; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: Join SoDown, Homemade Spaceship and Kyral with Banko for a night of seductive beats and mysterious ensembles. SoDown is bringing the heat to Club Vinyl for his SoHeavy set. The Boulder bass artist already throws down at his shows, so we can only imagine the grimy bass he’s planning for this event.

FISHER

FISHER

Photo courtesy of FISHER’s Facebook

Where: The Ogden Theatre; 935 E Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $26.50 – 30; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: Australian DJ Paul Fisher (who also goes by Follow The Fish) traded in his surfboard for a deck and hasn’t looked back since. Accompanying him Wednesday night are electronic acts Monki, AViVA and Pruitt. Arrive early, The Ogden packs a ton of partying into a tight space.   

Ghostemane w/ Bitter End & Wavy Jone$

Ghostemane

Photo courtesy of Ghostemane’s Facebook

Where: Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom; 2637 Welton St., Denver

Cost: $25; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: Stick with the spooky spirit by checking out Ghostemane with Bitter End and Wavy Jone$. Cervantes’ is two venues in one — their Ballroom and The Other Side. You can pay a small fee of $5 (in addition to the Ghostemane ticket) to catch ProJect Aspect, Luke The Knife, Chuck Morris of Lotus, Nick Gerlach and Kruza Kid at The Other Side. That’s a whole lot of talent in under one roof that you do not want to miss.

Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket

Photo by Camille Breslin

Where: The Bluebird Theater; 3317 E Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $18; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: Take a more laidback approach with Carl Broemel and Steelism at The Bluebird Theater. The guitarist of My Morning Jacket will serve as a sweet spot for those who’d rather drink craft beer and see a guitar on stage than take three Jell-O shots to the face while some guy presses play.

Vivek w/ The Widdler B2B Pushloop

Photo courtesy of The Widdler’s Facebook

Where: The Black Box; 314 E 13th Ave., Denver

Cost: $20; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: If you find yourself craving a soul-shaking sound system and just can’t seem to get enough bass, The Black Box is the place to be Wednesday night. The entire night is stacked with heavy hitters including Pushloop and Ruffhouse who are set to start the night off right before Vivek and The Widdler take the stage.

Danzig

Photo courtesy of Danzig’s Facebook

Where: The Fillmore Auditorium; 1510 N Clarkson St., Denver

Cost: $35; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: Enter the gates of hell with Danzig as your tour guide. This show isn’t about your Khaleesi costume or bite-sized candy. Danzig, Venom Inc, Power Trip and Mutoid Man are celebrating the true horrors of Halloween with an evil-influenced show, which is nothing out of the ordinary for these metalhead veterans.

itchy-O Hallowmass 2018

Photo by Kyle Cooper

Where: Summit; 1902 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $22; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: Join itchy-O and Echo Beds for a night best described as a Día de Los Muertos inspired Dr. Seuss wonderland. The immersive experience includes a 50-piece collective known as itchy-O. Dressed in worldly, goth and Day of the Dead-influenced garb, the interactive group may create a world more weird and wonderful than the holiday itself.

The Night Game

The Night Game

Photo courtesy of The Night Game’s Facebook

Where: Larimer Lounge; 2721 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $15 – 17; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: The Night Game and Half the Animal are taking over Larimer Lounge on Halloween. Drift into their dreamy vibes early Wednesday night for the perfect pregame (doors are at 7 p.m.) or stay all night for a lighthearted Halloween celebration.

The Grant Farm

The Grant Farm

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Where: Lost Lake; 3602 East Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $12; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: Support some local talent at Lost Lake Wednesday night. Both The Grant Farm and openers Coal Town Reunion are Denver’s very own. There’s a costume contest going on at Lost Lake, so make sure to step out in your best gear and get ready to get down with the two western rock groups.

The Joy Formidable

Photo courtesy of The Joy Formidable’s Facebook

Where: Globe Hall; 4483 Logan St., Denver

Cost: $25; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: All the way from Wales is the multi-genre group The Joy Formidable. For something off the beaten path, stop by Globe Hall to catch the female-led Tancred and Joy Formidable for a night of quirky surprises.

BUTCH

Butch

Photo courtesy of Butch’s Facebook

Where: Bar Standard; 1037 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $10; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: Join in the classic Halloween night debauchery at Bar Standard with the international DJ BUTCH. This is your typical club scene kind of night — expect to wear your sexiest costumes and dance until you can’t feel your feet anymore.

The Goonies (’80’s Tribute) with DJ A-L

Photo courtesy of DJ A-L’s Facebook

Where: Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox; 1215 20th St., Denver

Cost: $17; Get tickets here.

The Lowdown: Looking for a fun and casual celebration so you don’t have to call in sick to work Thursday morning? Swing by Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox to catch local DJ A-L as he pays tribute to the ’80s with a Goonies inspired set.

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