Denver becoming major contender in music scene

4:33 PM, Jun 22, 2010   |    comments
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Denver's Creative Vitality Index, or CVI, is 2.33. The national average was reported to be 1, and cities like Los Angles and Seattle received CVI's of 4.24 and 2.06 respectively.

"The data from this report confirms what we already know: that Denver's music scene is hot. With local bands like the Flobots, The Fray and OneRepublic gaining national attention, unique music festivals like The Underground Music Showcase, and venues like the Bluebird Theater and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver is a great place for performers and music-lovers alike," said Mayor John Hickenlooper in a news release. "The recommendations in this report provide us with the building blocks to help foster this emerging scene."

According to the study, there are about 2,300 music-related jobs in Denver, which is higher than Seattle and New Orleans on a per-capita basis.

Denver is home to 44 music venues and at least 60 more mixed-use venues that offer live music every night of the week, and according to the study, the total gross sales for all the venues in the Mile High City averaged a minimum of $2.3 million a night.

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