19th and Lincoln st, Denver, CO
The Exodus was one of Denver’s most prominent nightclubs for its folk scene in the middle of the 20th century. They had a level referred to as the “Catacombs” where the majority of the people socialized and could listen to local and traveling music passing through Denver. For the majority of the 60s and 70s the club hosted a wide array of musicians from Judy Collins to Doc Watson and became a staple in the folk scene. In 1964, the club starting introducing more rock and roll acts to attract more that their standard folk audience, which upset a number of loyal customers, and it is thought to be one of the reasons the Exodus closed in 1982.
Written by: Kaleigh Coleman
Exodus Catacombs, DenverRoger Whitacre
Image Source: Denver Public Library Images
Image Source (Top): Roger Whitacre - Denver Public Library Images - ~1975