For those of you love birds out there who don’t want to sit at home on Valentine’s Day and listen to outdated love songs together, here are some ideas to get you out and about on this special day. Whether you’re into classical music, jazz or pop, you will probably be able to find what you’re looking for in one of these top venues.
The Colorado Symphony
Date: Feb. 11, 2012
Event Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $19 – $82
For the ultimate romantic evening, join Scott O’Neil and the Colorado Symphony as they serenade you and your special someone with Valentine’s inspired romantic classics. Along with the Colorado Symphony, the state of the art Boettcher Concert Hall offers the audience an extraordinary perspective with its angled sound-reflecting walls, custom-designed seats, 360 degree view and an elegant ambiance to top it off. If you are looking for a a romantic evening, the Colorado Symphony is a must see.
Hot Chelle Rae with Electric Touch
Event Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $15.75 – $20
The Bluebird is presenting Hot Chelle Rae with Electric Touch on Valentine’s Day as a part of Hot Chelle Rae’s Beautiful Freaks Tour 2012. This new up-and-coming pop band nailed a No. 1 hit this past summer with their ever-so-catchy song “Tonight Tonight”. If you listen to the radio, you have probably heard it. The Bluebird Theater is a mid-sized venue with a full sized bar. It is general admission, so get in early. This concert will be perfect for a group-date, double-date, a couple’s date, or the singles out there. Throw on your party face, grab your gear and come get wild with Hot Chelle Rae and Electric Touch.
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Event Time: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Jazz at Jack’s in the Denver Pavilions will be presenting the Mary Louise Lee Band. Mary Louise Lee is an accomplished local artist and has taken her talents around the world. She performs jazz and pop hits from the 60s to today. Jazz at Jack’s is a smaller venue with limited seating. They have a full bar and serve typical bar food until 12 a.m. You can also enjoy their patio with heated lamps if you and your lover want some fresh air.
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Hours: Mon – Sat 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Try something new and play musical bingo on Valentine’s Day. Match all of the songs on your Bingo card to what is playing over the speakers and you win. Don’t worry about sounding good, just let it go and have fun. Prizes typically consist of free bar tabs and gift cards to Meade St. Station. They have a good food menu, plenty of beer and top shelf liquer to choose from.If you and your significant other want a rowdier-than-usual Valentine’s Day, head to Meade St. Station and win yourself a bingo sing along.
Hearts Of All Ages 2012
Event Time: 5:30 p.m.
Price: $50 for kids and $175 for adults
Hearts Of All Ages is a great chance to spend some quality time with your entire family while giving back to the community. This family event raises money and awareness for neurological disorders and diseases. Hearts of All Ages 2012 will be filled with kid-friendly activities, food and yes, live music. You and the family can rock out to a bunch of oldies as Big Bang performs for the 5th year. If you are looking to spend Valentine’s Day with the family, this is a perfect event for the kids.
Cody is a freelance writer living in Denver. His work can be found at Examiner.com.