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The ShakeDown

The ShakeDown

What is it?

With great food and entertainment as the back drop, local celebrity bartenders from the Colorado Bartenders Guild will compete for Denver’s “best cocktail,” and local celebrity chefs will compete for “best bite.”  Cocktails will be prepared with spirits from DF+WF spirit sponsors.

When and Where is it?

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30pm
McNichols Civic Center Building

Tickets: $55

* Must be 21 & over. No children or pets allowed. *

Presented by

Participating Restaurants Include

Four By Brother Luck
Public School #303
The Inventing Room
Colorado ProStart
Goed Zuur
Suerte Que Bueno

* Check back for more restaurants as they join!

Participating Bartenders

Andreas Pejovic | Oak at fourteenth
Shawn Williams | Bar Dough
Jenn Freeman | Nocturne
Matt Koch | LoHi Steak Bar
Luke Ramos | Gerard’s Pool Hall
Benjamin Janarelli | Millers and Rossi
Nathaniel Maston | The Maven Hotel
Ben Carrington | Citizen Rail
Pieter Guilbault | Sarto’s

Live Entertainment

Dragondeer
Dragondeer is a psych-blues bandfrom Denver, Colorado whose reverb drenched take on old-school blues and soul (coupled with inspired improvisation) has the band making ns in roots circles as well as indie clubs across America and beyond. Dragondeer has been seen at festivals such as: Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Nacarubi Music Festival, Tour De Fat, South Park Music Festival, SXSW 2014-2015, The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase, Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival, T-Bois Blues Festival, Arise Music Festival, The Grolsch Blues Festival (Schoppingen, Germany)

The band recently released a 7″ maxi-single titled: TOPANGA SESSIONS VOL. I featuring “When I See You” b/w “Broadway Ave” + digital bonus: “If You Got the Blues”. TOPANGA SESSIONS VOL. I was produced by Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Anders Osborne) in Cali rnia’s storied Topanga Canyon. The accompanying LP is slated for Spring 2018…

Dragondeer has shared the stage with Nathaniel Rateli & The Night Sweats, Shakey Graves, Drive-by Truckers The Entrance Band, The Bright Light Social Hour, Hot Buttered Rum, Murder City Devils, Jerry Joseph, Anders Osborne, Sonny Landreth, J Roddy Walston, Linda Perhacs, Jarekus Singleton, Leon Russell, Steel Pulse, and Wovenhand

Nasty Nachos
Nasty Nachos is the musical moniker of Alex Anderson, formerly of the Denver band Rose Quartz. Anderson is a seasoned musician who specializes in modular synthesizers and strange technology. Named after gourmet stadium-style cuisine, Nasty Nachos delivers all original, high energy dance music topped with noisy loops, and feedback. In addition to live performances, Anderson also DJ’s under the name, offering a range of styles to fit the mood and vibe of the event. In love with house, indie dance, and guilty pleasure disco tracks, Nasty Nachos brings the party wherever he goes.

Past Snapshots