Following a successful show with U-God at Lost Lake Lounge, Hip Hop artist, Namm, will be hitting the local scene with full force for Denver’s 420 festivities. Here’s where you can find him?
April 18th LIT Night Club – Namm will hit the stage at 9 p.m. for Woman Crush Wednesday.
April 19th EP Release – It’s all going down at Herman’s Hideaway and everyone is invited to celebrate the release of Namm’s long-awaited EP. Namm will be on stage throwing down some of his new stuff while also performing with a few special guests featured on the new project, too. This is also your chance to catch Lost Boyz member, Mr. Cheeks.
April 20th OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY FOR WU-TANG ROLLING PAPERS – This special popup promotional gig at 3 Kings Tavern will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., free for the first 100 guests, and is complete with a raffle, gift bags, and Wu-Tang rolling papers. There will be a live performance from Lama Squad and trust us, you’ll want to be there for the surprise guest, too.
April 21st Aztlan Theater – Namm will be on stage in the heart of the Santa Fe Art District with Cappadonna from legendary Wu-Tang Clan.
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House parties on New Year’s Eve spent hanging out with friends or family watching New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, sipping some drinks and then toasting at midnight with some champagne and a kiss are cool, don’t get me wrong, but there are parties, and then there are parties you don’t want to miss. It just so happens that there’s not just one, but two epic bashes to choose from.
The office over at Dream Entertainment Group is noticeably buzzing right now with New Year’s Eve right around the corner. The team of Dondrae Mills, Yoseph Assefa, and Brandon Eubands are busy finishing details for not one, but two parties they plan to throw in Denver this year. Things seem to be going smoothly, however; not at all how I imagined this place to be so close to the ball drop.
“We started planning the events in early August,” Mills stated taking a seat next to me, “and once we know what the concepts are, the planning happens quickly because all of our resources are in place from the last ten years of doing events.”
Party one is the New Year’s Black Tie Party being held downtown again at the Sheraton in its 28,000 square foot Plaza Ballroom and foyer. It is the premier New Year’s Eve experience in Denver and has everything you’d want for the night; three DJs, live music, Las Vegas style casino games, and multiple all-inclusive open bars with liquor, beer, and wine. Yes, that’s correct. Multiple open bars.
Live entertainment will include Eric Lane and Cicely O’Kain while DJ performances include top 40 and Hip Hop from DJ Big Spade, old school classics from DJ SD, and Neo Soul, Reggae, and Dance from DJ Nunez. Party goers will also enjoy a photo booth to capture those memorable moments, and a complimentary champagne toast under a massive confetti blast as the clock strikes midnight. Did I mention multiple all-inclusive open bars? Don’t worry about driving home either. Rooms are available upstairs at one of Denver’s top rated hotels.
“This party has sold out five years in a row,” Assefa added, “and has always been one of the best parties in Denver on New Year’s Eve. And it will definitely sell out again.”
“The doors open at 8 o’clock and we expect this to be one of our best years,” Eubanks said coming into the room. “We plan on giving everyone that’s coming out one hell of a night.”
For those of you who are looking for more of that exclusive party vibe, Dream Entertainment has added the Champagne Mansion Party where they promise to give those who attend an experience like never before.
“I’m always thinking about event ideas that will add a new element to Denver’s nightlife and the mansion party is the perfect fit,” Mills stated. “You’ll have it all. An elegant mansion with a roof top right next to City Park, themed rooms, multiple open bars, and champagne service all night long.”
There will be roaming photographers, access to the red carpet photo booth, music by DJ Big Spade who will be spinning everything from top 40 hits to EDM, Hip Hop and more. The big difference between this and the Black Tie Party is that the party is limited; hence the exclusive vibe.
“I expect the mansion party to be something that everyone is gonna rave about,” Mills added. “We only have 325 tickets available and will probably be sold out before Christmas so people should grab their tickets now.”
“Shoot,” Assefa added, chuckling. “Tickets started selling before we even began marketing it!”
The best hip-hop night clubs are not just about having a great DJ who could spin the beats out of our shoes. It is also about the place itself; the vibe it is giving off through its design and décor. And while it is about dancing, it is also about what the club offers to guests off the dance floor. With that in mind, here’s a list of some of the best hip-hop night clubs in Denver.
Cold Crush (Wednesday – Saturday)
Cold Crush takes inspiration from the Cold Crush Bothers, a 70-80’s hiphop group from New York City. The club is a magnet for different artists like poets, musicians, and other performers who come and mingle with other people who appreciate their art. DJs spin soul, funk, and hip-hop but there are nights when the club deviates to other genre like rock and reggae. 2700 Larimer St. Denver, CO 303.292.1906
Epernay Lounge (First Fridays)
If you are up for a little more swanky location, then the Epernay Lounge should be your direction. It is all about that light atmosphere and champagne-heavy drink list. This sushi bar and restaurant doubles up as one of the go-to places for people who doesn’t mind to spend a bit of cash. The drinks and cocktails are the bomb, the music blaring, and the people are beautiful. What else can you ask for? 1080 14th St. Denver, CO 303. 573.5000
Bar Standard (Saturdays)
The first thing you will notice is the art deco theme of the place, which will remind you of its speakeasy origins. While its focus now shifted to hip-hop and dance, the speakeasy character of the place is still there. Going back to the present, this joint has become a go-to club in the south of Colfax. Aside from featuring high-profile DJs, this joint also occasionally invites live hip-hop acts to perform on stage. 1037 Broadway Denver, CO 303.832.8628
Over There off Hampden (Tuesdays)
Keep it simple and don’t complicate things. If you want a no frills bar that offers good drinks, good food, and good music, then Over There off Hampden is the club for you. It is a simple bar that features both live and club music while keeping the friendly vibe going. 3425 S. Oleander Ct. Denver, CO 303.759.3155
The elegant red walls are really striking especially with the dim lighting. Aside from the wall colors, the glass tile bar face and the chandelier really stands out. Most of the design is from the former Dive, which was renamed again as Tyrst after a not so successful stint. But it looks like the club has found its niche as a go-to club for hip-hop club goers looking for a much more intimate environment that has a bit of swank. 1322 15th Street Denver, CO 303.629.0544
The Drink of LODO (Wednesdays)
A sister club of Tyrst. While Tryst is about elegance and intimacy, the Drink is about chilling and relaxing. The environment is much lighter and the staff is really friendly. You can choose to kick back and enjoy some cocktails or hit the dance floor and start socializing. 1320 15th Street Denver, CO 720.620.4376
The Heartbeat of Market Street On the corner of 15th and Market is where you will find Chloe, a jet-setting New York fashionista, who has planted her roots in Downtown Denver to share her experiences from all around the world. The culmination of her travels has manifested into three distinct spaces in one venue. These include the Mezze Lounge, Garden, and Discotheque. 1445 Market St, Denver, CO 80202 | (720) 383-8447
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#FashionFridays this & every Friday night located inside Cherry Lounge on (231 Milwaukee St.) in the beautiful Cherry Creek Area.Cherry Lounge 231 Milwaukee St,
Denver, CO 80206