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Denver Folklore Center
608 E 17th Avenue
The Denver Folklore Center opened in March 1962 at its first location on 17th street in Denver. By the 1970’s, the Denver Folklore Center became one of the biggest institutions for traveling artists of all ranges of fame and notoriety. Some of the most notable musicians who spent time at the center were Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Bob Dylan. Not only folk musicians were drawn to the hot spot and even rock and rollers like Jim Morrison were known to stop by. Tuft, the founder, attributed some of the success to being that the center was “really all there was between Chicago and L.A.” so many artists would come to the store to check out the new up and coming Denver music scene. In 1993 Tuft opened the new location of the center on 1893 S. Pearl St, the new location is quite smaller than the original, but is still operating with the same morale as it did in its heyday the 60’s.
Written by: Kaleigh Coleman
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