Final Friday Music Walk & Urban Bazaar May 29

Final Friday Music Walk & Urban Bazaar kicks off it’s fourth year of community collaborations with a district-wide event in the up-and-coming RiNo Art District on May 29th 4pm – 10pm outdoor, 10pm+ indoor.


Final Friday is a conscious collaboration of community resources that occurs on the last Friday of the month(s); May through August. Participating businesses, community arenas, and a variety of venues open their doors to musicians, bands, and performers to emphasize the real love of Denver – MUSIC and COMMUNITY. On Final Friday the River North Art District is transformed into an open sourced marketplace atmosphere offering local food, goods, and live music. This free-flowing format allows community members to create a raw level of exchange, and allows consumers to interact directly with the local resources of entertainment, goods and services.

This music and arts festival provides attendees with an intimate opportunity to enjoy activations starting around North Walnut and Blake streets and throughout the River North Art District, Denver Colorado. Each Final Friday hosts up to 25 bands on three main outdoor stages, and includes dozens of participating neighborhood venues, who individually host performances within their own establishments – all in one evening of programming. Each venue/stage will boast exciting and relevant local talent with genres ranging from Alternative, Punk and Rock to Hip Hop, Electronic and many fusion sounds. These venues are amongst the neighborhood’s existing art galleries, bars, design shops, retail, restaurants and offices.

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Schedule of Bands for May include:

Reverb and The Verse with Cop Circles, BIG KOAST at Beryl’s Beer Co 6pm – 9pm

Green Beard at Blackshirt Brewing Co 7:45pm
Atlas at Blackshirt Brewing Co 9pm

Eileen & The Inbetweens at The Infinite Monkey Theorem 7pm

Sub.mission Presents Final Friday at Fusion Factory with GJones Plus Mindstep Label Showcase featuring: Crisis, Dillard, IllChill, CurlyOne, Buttah 8pm


Lucas Swafford for Park Burger RiNo Live Concert Series at Park Burger 8pm

Jimbo Darville & the Truckadours, The New Ben Franklins at The Walnut Room – Walnut Street Location 8pm

Vermillion Road (“Palaces” Album Release) @ Casselman’s w/ Resonance, Frozen Tide, Racing on the Sun, Blue Mesa 7pm

FLO 107.1 pop up activation and promotion at MegaFauna 3pm – 7pm

Final Friday Bluegrass with Old Town Pickers at Stem Ciders 8pm

Musa Bailey and Gyp da hip at Cold Crush 8pm – 2am

Funky Fresh Trio at Nocturne Jazz Club 8pm – 12am


Gomorrah and Fubar Tour Kick off party with Piojos at Rhinoceropolis 9pm

The Solution Showcase at Meadowlark 8pm – 2am

PLUS many more impromptu street performances, Urban Bazaar and Live Art activation starting at 3100 Block Blake and district-wide in the RiNo, River North Art District





Flo 107.1, Truly Rejected Magazine, Sub.mission, Rino Supply Co, SharpCo Designs, DeRailed Ink, Steffy Sickgirl, City of Denver, Arts & Venues Denver, River North Art District, Denver Famous, Home Treasure Finders, Denver B-Cycle, After Midnight Print Shop, Sports Lab and MegaFauna

Black Shirt Brewing, Beryl’s Beer Co, Fusion Factory, Nocturne, Stem Ciders, The Infinite Monkey Theorem, Cold Crush, Park Burger, MANNA Pilates, Matchbox, Walnut Room and unique street styled programming district-wide throughout the River North Art District.



Upcoming Events May 2015 in Denver Colorado at MegaFauna


Open Locations for First Friday, May 1st, 2015

Standard First Friday opening hours are from 6-9pm unless otherwise noted.

 | 3120 Blake Street |
An Immersive ExperienceOpen Show Friday, May 1st, 6–11pm, installation throughout May
Original works, prints, and limited edition tees available
Helikon | 3675 Wynkoop St. |

Denizen III: The Annual Tenant Exhibition
Denizen III brings together 14 of Helikon’s in-house studio artists for a feature of their newest works. Free entry with complimentary food and libations

First Friday Receptions: May 1, 6-10pm 

Xylarium Designs/Gallery2520
| 2520 Larimer StreetGallery2520 will be hosting an opening reception for Dan Fong and exhibiting his dreamscape collection for the first time. Please join us to view these inspiring pieces and enjoy the music of his talented daughter, Meghan Fong on Friday, May 1st, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Converge Denver
 | 3327 Brighton Blvd. | convergedenver.comOur community has been converging for two years, and an incredible group of creators now call Converge Denver home! Join us on this RiNo Art District First Friday, and meet some amazing, creative people. There’ll be balloons, cake, games…and of course beer, wine, art and live music!
2nd Anniversary Party, May 1st, 6-9p
Chocolate Crisis Center | 3370 Walnut St. | 303-296-0628With Mother’s Day just around the corner, this First Friday is for moms.
We’re celebrating with chocolate, carnations, cocktails, and the one and only
Dr. Angst with Be Part of the Art.May 1st, 5pm-9pm

Giuliana Direct Olive Oil
 | 3153 Larimer Street | goliveoil.comNew Location! Open 5-8pm First Friday.Come sample Italy and Spain’s best olive oils from the 2014 harvest and enjoy 20% off all purchases.
Plinth Gallery | 3520 Brighton Blvd. | plinthgallery.comCourtney Murphy, “Dot, Dot Dot…”Opens at Plinth on First Friday, May 1st, with an artist reception from 6-9pm.
Ironton | 3636 Chestnut | irontonstudios.comSubstrate
New Installation Works by Jennifer Jeannelle April 10-May 16, 2015
First Friday Reception: May 1st 6-10 pm

Stem Ciders
| 2811 Walnut St, Suite 150 | stemciders.comOpen for First Friday with a live art demonstration from 6–9/10pm!

RULE Gallery
| (inside Hinterland) 3254 Walnut St. | rulegallery.comAs part of Month of Photography Denver 2015, RULE Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Jason DeMarte entitled Confected.
Pattern Shop Studio | 3349 Blake Street | patternshopstudio.comThe Pattern Shop Studio exhibition The Origins of Photography, Past and Present, continues with a closing reception on Friday, May 1st, 6–9pm.
This group show, held in conjunction with Month of Photography and curated by MOP Director Mark Sink is a survey of handmade alternative photographic processes from 1844 to the present.
Urban Luxe Gallery | 3060 Larimer |
Pamper Perfect : Girls Night Out : First Friday In RiNo
Join us for a fun filled night and peruse some great local businesses showing off their goods and services all under one roof! We’ll be serving wine and cheese – plus we have some great giveaways you should not miss! May 1st 5-9 pm

Bella Vie Kitchen and Bath
| 3353 LarimerOpen First Friday 6-9pm with featured artists: Sharon A. Conner, La Petite Peacock Plate Co, Karen Hartman Photography, Joan Realino Robinson and enjoy live music performed by local musicians: Michael Kilpatric and Tamara Tomas Tool. Enjoy refreshments and drinks.
First Fridays @ Wazee Union | 3501 Wazee St | wazeeunion.netJoin the resident creatives of one of Colorado’s largest art collectives for First Friday in May. Open from 6:00-9:00.
Susan Dillon | Wazee Union #2

Stop by Susan Dillon’s studio at Wazee Union on this First Friday. New work and demonstrations all night. Open from 6:00- 9:00 

Ice Cube Gallery | 3320 Walnut St. | icecubegallery.comOpening Reception: Friday, May 1st, 5-9 p.m.Jennifer Pettus “Stretching the Truth”
Diane Martonis “Dear Simplicity”
First Fridays @ Dry Ice Factory | 3300 Walnut Street
32 contemporary artists working in fiber, drawing, painting, ceramics, cast-paper, print-making, encaustic, jewelry, glass, installations, sculpture, and mixed media, have studios in this building (entrance through the Ice Cube Gallery). Free and open to the public.

aBuzz Gallery
| 3340 Walnut St. | aBuzzGallery.comOpen First Friday, May 1st, 6-9pm. Featured Artists: Paula Breymeier,
Alli Gerrish, Jean M Jones, Leslie Jorgensen, Richard StuckyFive Voices • Five Visions features fresh and contemporary art with themes of nature, science, emotion and personal connections.
Mockery Brewing | 2811 Walnut Street | mockerybrewing.comJoin us for a night of big beer and big fun! We will be releasing our Über Dunkleweizen (8.2% ABV) and hosting Float like a Buffalo, playing Progressive Indie Rock/Funk. Atmospheric paintings by local artist, Laura Guese, will also be on display around the taproom.

LoDo Massage and Private Yoga Studio
| 3101 Walnut Street, Suite 200Come enjoy a great collection of local artists, FREE Chair Massage, Wine
and Nibbles! Featured Artists: Welcome Rashelle Stetman!! (pictured),
Melissa Jacobi, Cathy Frick, Tired Pirate, Kirbie Bernhardt and Kenya Brading

Beryl’s Beer Co | 3120 Blake Street | Berylsbeerco.comFirst Friday, May 1stWhen visiting #Ponder Monster at SMIRK stop in at Beryl’s Beer Co for a beer.
The Infinite Monkey Theorem | 3200 Larimer St | May 1st, 5:30pmPreview Event: Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival
Taste wines and hear about incredible seminars and events planned for 2015.
A benefit for Center for the Arts.
RSVP 303-534-2367 more info

Bella Glass Studios
| 3950 Wynkoop St.OPEN for First Friday May 1st 11am-6pm (possibly later). Bella Glass is holding all sorts of fun classes from fused glass to stained glass classes. Check out more details and register online. Also check out the walk-in Glass Fusing & PYOP projects and upcoming super fun themed Kids Summer Camps!

Heirloom Tomato Farms
| 3611 Chestnut PlaceMay 1st – Noon – 6pm (also May 2nd, 3rd and 9th)Each year Heirloom Tomato Farms grows, nurtures and sells organic heirloom tomato plants with 100 different and “Hard To Find” varieties.

Mile High Winery | 2811 Walnut Street | milehighwinery.comLive Music 7:30-10pm
Paint-N-Sip Art class from 5:30-7:30pm! To preregister for Paint n sip, use Paypal account Please register asap as space fills fast!! Call 808-250-0544 or email for questions.
$35. includes all materials and a glass of wine!


MAP: Open locations for First Friday are marked with the black bird.
(Standard First Friday opening hours are from 6-9pm unless otherwise noted.) 

Additional Locations Open on First Fridays:
Eat & Drink locations (click here for more details and to check individual locations for hours)
Forney Museum of Transportation | 4303 Brighton Blvd | Open 10-4 on First Fridays.
Mid-Mod Mall | 3434 Brighton Blvd | Open LATE on First Fridays!
MegaFauna | 3102 Blake St. | Open ’til 9pm on First Friday
DADA Art Bar | 2470 Broadway | Featuring a new show every month!
Nocturne | 1330 27th Street | Funky Fridays: 6pm, live music at 8pm.
Friday Night Bazaar | 3530 Brighton Blvd | every Friday from 6pm to midnight!
The Urban Cyclist | 3519 Brighton Blvd Suite E | Open until 8pm.
Erico Motorsports | 2855 Walnut St. | Now open late on First Fridays.

More information here>>





Trek the wilds of the RiNo Art District on Saturday, May 9th for our annual spring tour!

Saturday, May 9 across the entire RiNo Art District from 11:00am – 4:00pm
Explore area art studios, murals, galleries, arts organizations, creative & local businesses, entertainment venues, restaurants, craft breweries, winemakers, urban agriculture and more.

Map and open locations posted on April 20th!

Visit to see who’s open and download the map to help navigate your art adventure!

more information here>>


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Truly Rejected & MegaFauna present a Skate Deck Art Show supporting the Stronghold Society’s One Gathering Skate for Life

Saturday, May 16th at 3102 Blake Street, Denver, CO

30+ local artist, Colorado Vendors, Food trucks, Music and a Fun time to raise awareness and money for Stronghold society. A local organization that strives to inspire confidence, creativity, hope, and ambition for the youth of Native communities and non-Native communities.

Activities include a dozen street vendors, neighbor open house with Rino Supply, MegaFauna, Smirk, Live Music, Raffle with prizes and Food trucks at Beryl’s Beer Co.from 2pm to 8pm

Live Music Performances by:

-FLO 107.1FM providing the soundtrack with Flo Van and pop-up activation with giveaways and freebies

-Smokestack relics will supply some tones for your ears


Do you like raffles? we we got a raffle for you,

Hats from Van’s
A gift bag from Coloradical
stuff from 303
gift cards from 720
One of a kind Art work
A box from Loot Crate for any gaming,fantasy,toy collectors
TR gift bag
and other stuff too!!!

Presenting local artists include:

Robert Bell(
Jeremy “worm”,Christian OTG (
Guerilla Garden, Robert Marcellius, Darin Roth
Josh Finley (
James Fuller ,Sherry Hern (
Girr Patrick ( Mar Marred, Frank Kwiatkowski (
David palmer
Joseph olenik
Rusty nutter
Jim Clark
Marion street tattoo
Rob Mack
May Bailey
Emily J Moore
Michael Gallegos
Brandan Styles
Blake A Chamness
Zak Kinsella
Andi Todaro
Brett Nienburg
Matt Mega C
Cody Kuehl
Morgan Febrey
Viet Doan
Snodgrass Jones
Travis Working
April Aultman
Broox Pulford
Shitty Kitten

More information visit the event page >>



2015 Final Friday Music Walk & Urban Bazaar going District Wide in RiNo!

Friday May 29, District Wide in the River North Art District

Final Friday kicks off it’s third Summer series offering the best cultural collaboration in the City of Denver. Live Music, Live and Local Art, Street Vendors and Open house across the entire River North Art District.

Get involved and get in the know with the information below;

It’s that time again to begin the outreach campaign for the neighborhood-wide, open sourced music and art Summer series, Final Friday. We are going into our third year activating this cultural cocktail of live local music, urban bazaar and neighborhood open house and promotion for the entire River North Art District. Recently Final Friday was accepted by the RiNo Art District as an official cross-promotion partner bringing together the people from community and commerce to our rapidly evolving neighborhood.

What are you doing for Final Friday?

If you are an area business, we are encouraging all commercial entities (AND Residents!) to open their doors on the last Friday of the month from May – August for this consciously curated and community focused event. As a neighborhood wide event you can think of Final Friday as a unique blend of First Friday meets Underground Music Showcase meets Denver Flea.

With up to 5,000 people visiting each Final Friday, from all over the Front Range, we have a unique opportunity to show Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountain West what a rich creative and cultural community is thriving in the fastest growing neighborhood in Colorado.

Many participating businesses such as Erico Motorsports, MegaFauna, Walnut Room, Tracks, Beryl’s Beer Company, Smirk, Stem Ciders, are actively promoting music acts for their respective spaces. Other art galleries, wineries, design houses and bars & restaurants will be opening their doors to art activations, live art projects and other activations.

We are building our list of venues for the Final Friday website and beginning promotions which will be displayed throughout the metro on over 40 wide screen digital displays throughout Denver Arts & Venues, City of Denver and the Denver Theater District. In addition to the tens of thousands of fliers, hundreds of posters and other static media; Final Friday is home to dozens of bands & artists who will be performing, vending and hosting events and capitalize on the natural sense of community and collaboration. 

If you are in need of a band or artist to show work, please call. We want you to be involved and help continue to build the strong community alliance that made the River North Art District the strong and thriving neighborhood it is today.

If you are a band or performing artist who wants to show your work, please call. This event is programmed specifically to support the creatively, rich talent located in Colorado.

As always we are continuously looking for sponsors, partners and collaborators to join in this amazing event. I have included the general one-pager with press release information and Final Friday design elements for you to use in your Final Friday announcements. I have also included a sponsor packet for anyone interested in participating directly in this business growth promotional opportunity.

We have leveraged the immense network of creativity in Colorado to bring you a very unique and inspiring event that will soon take over the entire city with your participation.

Questions and considerations for Final Friday should be directed to me, John McCaskill, owner at MegaFauna and Final Friday located at 3102 Blake Street. Contact information below

Thank you for your time and consideration in helping us help you continue to grow your business & community and provide a reason to celebrate this Spring and Summer season of the official Final Friday Music Walk & Urban Bazaar.
Best regards and see you around the block,
John McCaskill
Final Friday LLC
Thank you for supporting the creative network of artists at MegaFauna.
3102 Blake Street, Denver CO 80205

MegaFauna Events Schedule 4.17.15 – 4.20.15

Welcome to the Mile High Life where the 4.20 weekend means a city-wide celebration!

Join MegaFauna this week with Mile High Live events this weekend celebrating the end of the prohibition of marijuana in Colorado along with art, apparel and design activations.


3102 Blake Street, Denver Colorado in the River North Art District


The Colorado Springs-based brand, Blackberry Maverick is proud to add MegaFauna to their growing list of stockists and will be kicking off their alliance with a trunk show at MegaFauna during the Denver Flea on April 17th @6pm and 18th from 12pm-8pm, 2015.

MegaFauna will be stocking Blackberry Maverick’s Capsule Collection, a limited-production run consisting of 4 playful yet sophisticated dresses for the stylish Colorado woman. Featuring MegaFauna’s own, Steffy Sickgirl as a brand ambassador, they are available for Fearless Female shoppers in two (2) color ways, and are stocked in “vanity” sizes 00-8. Made for the modern “Monroe” woman, throw away your size 8, because with us you are a pin-up model in size 6.


DENVER FLEA! Friday 4.17 – 4.18

Neighborhood activation just two blocks down from MegaFauna and we love to support local everything! Come and play!


Artisan market at the Bindery on Blake. 110 vendors, full bars and food.

Friday night is the VIP event from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Tickets are $25; this includes bottomless drinks.

Please follow this link for advance purchase, and use the code “FLEAFAM” to receive $5 off the ticket price.

Saturday, the event is free to get in and lasts from 12:00 PM-7:00 PM.

Bindery on Blake

2901 Blake St, Denver, Colorado 80205
MegaFauna collaborated with Hwood to design, print and merchandise the latest amazing line of band schwag set to release Saturday night at the famed Bluebird Theater. Join us won’t you?
The Bluebird Theater

3317 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80206
 Celebrate your 420 weekend with Colorado’s coolest Rap/Rock/EDM Fusion Band H*Wood and their talented friends. www.OfficialHwood.comFeaturing:
-Celebrity guest DJ set by Playmate Kayla Collins aka Dollface. set by Kid Vegas

-R&B/Soul set by Denver Broncos WR Nathan Palmer

-Rap/Electronic set by The House of H

-House/Trance/Electronic DJ set by Zach Raab

Brought you by WayOh Music LLC, Aeg Live-Rocky Mountains, & The Rooster

Price: $10 Pre-sale & $13 Door




MegaFauna links up with FLO 107.1FM to bring you the beats, the buzz and the badass boutique vibes at Civic Center Park,
Downtown Denver Saturday 4.18- Sunday 4.19
10987658_1048538878508718_7968670749126284664_o the first time ever, VIP TICKETS will be offered at the 420 Rally for ONLY $25 each day! Enjoy primary viewing of the main stage, VIP only bars, enterance to McNichols Building during the day, and entry to the official after parties in the McNichols Building on the park. Saturday after party featuring Devin The Dude & Sunday after party featuring Mimosa.Powered by Frosted Leaf and MassRootsJoin the event for the amazing experience, local food vendors, and live performances from international talent!

Live performances by:
Too Short 2:00 pm

Devin The Dude 4:20 pm

Mimosa 2:00 pm

Rick Ross 4:20 pm

Thank you for supporting local creativity and activations at MegaFauna
3102 Blake Street, Denver Colorado in the River North Art District