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Music Scene

The Town of Nederland has a music scene that far surpasses the Town’s diminuitive size and nearly every event in Town includes local and regional bands providing a musical backdrop.

Nederland’s place in the musical history books was solidified by the recordings and happenings at the Caribou Ranch in the 1970’s and early ‘80’s.  Internationally-known artists such as U2, Tom Petty, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Billy Joel, Dan Fogelberg, Amy Grant, and the Beach Boys all recorded in “the Barn” on Caribou Ranch, just outside of Town.  For more information on the Caribou Ranch, visit the following links:

Caribou Ranch Wikipedia page

Caribou Ranch Facebook page

Whether you’re a musician, music buff, or just in search of some great sounds, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Nederland’s music scene.

Busey Brews 
70 E First Street
(303) 258-9453

  • Smokehouse with freshly smoked meats and vegetarian options, plus 16 beers on tap and a full bar
  • Après Ski Saturdays with solo or duo acoustic musicians playing 3-5pm

Caribou Room
55 Indian Peaks Drive
(303) 258-3637

  • Located 1 mile from downtown Nederland, solar -powered and sustainable, The Caribou Room was created and is run by pro-audio professionals, engineers, musicians and music geeks! The venue is designed to create the best possible live sound experience to audiences and bands alike. From intimate sit-down to dance floor fillers, The Caribou Room has the facility and team to make sure every event sounds it’s best!
  • Food served at 7:30 PM on music nights

The Clock Tower Collective (Salto Coffee Works)
112 E 2nd Street
(303) 258-3537

  • Café with craft coffee that is roasted on site and a bistro-style menu for breakfast and lunch; beer and wine on tap
  • First Fridays feature artists and musicians 6-8pm every month
  • Tap Takeovers feature breweries and musicians once a month – on either Fridays at 5pm or Saturdays at 3pm

Eldora Mountain

Timbers Tap Room, Indian Peaks Lodge, Lookout Lodge

2861 Eldora Ski Rd

(303) 440-8700

  • Ski resort with all types of terrain and weekend events; music usually 1-3pm
  • DJs on some Saturdays and Sundays in Lookout Lodge at top of Corona Lift
  • Acoustic musicians on Saturdays and some Sundays in the Tap Room or Indian Peaks Lodge at base
  • Bands performing outside for special events

Knotted Root Brewery

250 North Caribou Street
(303) 258-3771

  • Brewery with their own beers on tap
  • Advanced pick with “best of bluegrass” players every Sunday at 3pm

121 N Jefferson St, Nederland

(303) 258-0614

  • Diner-like restaurant with three meals a day and full bar
  • Dam Jam every Tuesday at 9pm – everyone invited to join in the jam

Very Nice Brewing Company
20 Lakeview Drive #112, Nederland
(303) 258-3770

  • Brewery with their own beers on tap
  • Acoustic music starting at 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 4pm on Sundays