DANCE BARS

Maintained a hotspot for over 21 years at the same address... Basin's Up; I-Beam & Lucky Star

Basin's Up- a live top 40 dance club.  Hired as a co-owner to bring my top 40 experience to Downtown Denver.  Used my radio station relationship to bring Ce Ce Peniston, Boys to Men, Jodeci, Sir Mix  lot, Nelley, Taylor Dayne for intimate showcases. Ushered in the next wave of entertainment as "live" was on the way out.

Rebranded Basin's up into I-Beam - a live college dance bar with Big Head Todd & the Monsters opening up.  Leftover salmon,  I assessed and implemented critical course correction after 90 days to Top 40 DJs and Jaeger shots  "Just Funkin Dance!  First to bring DJ's to downtown.  First to revive disco "the Bump" a Thursday night ladies night.

Rebranded the I-Beam as The Lucky Star - 80's themed party bar.  Cashed in on some of my radio station relationship capital and brought some fun. First to bring MTV VJs & Radio Jocks to host nightly a live on-air dance party. Over $2mil in annual sales operating just 3 nights a week out of a 6500 sq ft venue.

Soul an urban lounge and dance bar.  Worked with local promoters and mentored managers to bring Hip Hop events to downtown.

Al's Palace located in Glendale Colorado. Glendale was the entertainment center and nightlife equivelent to Denver's Lower Downtown (LODO) district today with over 50 entertainment venues within the one square mile city border. Taking advantage of legendary DJ Al your Pal Taylor's popularity, we created a weekly nightlife must attend!

Rebranding of the historic music venue on University Hill in Boulder Colorado

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