Leap Reasons To Attend Ignite Denver #22

We don’t need an extra day to give you extra reasons to come to Ignite Denver #22 on Thursday night, but here are TWO:

One: Ultralowfi is bringing their brand of stripped-down jams back to Ignite Denver! Check their website for a taste of what you’ll get to see and hear at the Oriental Theater: ultralowfi.com

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Photo courtesy of Ultralowfi

Two: Biker Jim’s Dogs are back! I’ve personally had the Southwest Buffalo dog, and I think maybe the reindeer. SO GOOD. They get rave reviews from everyone and there’s a whole stack of fixin’s to pile on your own dog. Doors to the Oriental open at 6pm and the show starts at 7, so show up early for some grub (you too, vegetarians – they sell a vegan dog!).

Biker Jim's Dogs

Bonus reason! The weather is supposed to be gorgeous! Last  year we sold out the Oriental Theater in the middle of a snowstorm, so get your tickets ASAP to avoid being shut out! See you in the sun on Thursday, Denver!

Here Are Your Ignite Denver #22 Spark Presenters!

It’s that time of year again, when we throw a party for Denver to come listen to Ignite Sparks, learn, maybe heckle a bit, have a few drinks, and nosh a dog from Biker Jim’s cart. Not necessarily in that order, of course.

I have it on great authority that this lineup is amazing and will move you, but – you have to be there to see them! (It’s just not the same watching on our YouTube channel after the fact, trust me.)

In no particular order, here is the list of Spark presenters for ID22!

Kimberly Brokling – Deal with that obnoxious morning person… by becoming one!
Michelle Archuleta – Disparities in Medicine: A Journey from MIT & Harvard to Rural Colorado
Mike Kilcoyne – Stop Being Such a Wimp – Thoughts on The Power of Honesty
Shawna Urbanski – Why life is wonderawetascially horruckful!
Brier Fine – I am Not my Stereotype
Paul Heffner – Get an Extra 30 Minutes in Your Day
Chrysta Bairre – White on Welfare
Meagan Cain – We Will Rise: Resiliency in Chaos
Mike Sudolsky – Temporal Architecture – Denver Homeless Shelters
Andy OConnor – Five Minutes to Freedom – 4 Financial Blunders that Kill Your Financial Goals
Joe Fleenor – The World at its Best

See you one week from today! Doors open at 6, show starts at 7. Biker Jim’s will be there serving their tasty dogs (even the vegan one!), and Ultralowfi will be playing the afterparty. w00t! Click it for tickets!

 

A Few Things You Should Know About Denver

Whether it’s watching the Denver Broncos play at Sports Authority Field or grabbing beers while watching the Colorado Rockies, Denverites will use any excuse to get out of the house. That being said, here are a few things you should know about Denver.

BEER:

Let’s start with the beer, which is always plentiful. Though we may be home to the domestic brew powerhouse Coors Brewing Company, we are really known for being the King (or Queen) of Microbreweries. According to Colorado.com more than 10 percent of the nation’s craft breweries are in Colorado. That equates to roughly 230 breweries, an ever growing number as more and more continue to pop up in every town. Denver also hosts the Great American Beer Festival, bringing together brewers and aficionados from all over the country tasting the largest collection of U.S beer ever served.

denver beer

TRAFFIC:

Everyone loves it here. Therefore, the Denver area is a melting pot of sorts. Which means that traffic can be kind of a shit show. Think too few lanes, too many people, and then add snow and ice to the mix. It’s not pretty. Not to mention the construction that always seems to be happening on at least one road to wherever you are going.

denver snow traffic

MENVER:

Yeah, that is not a typo. Denver is a young city, and a great city for singles. Nerdwallet put together some stats and Denver was only included on the “Best Cities for Singles” list and also ranked the No. 9 spot for single ladies to go on the prowl.

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CRAY:

We have covered that Denver is a great city to be single in. That said, don’t be surprised to be asked out on a first date to hike a 14er or ski a Black Diamond slope. Denverites are adventure seekers with a little bit of crazy running in their veins. (For those of you not from Denver, a 14er is a mountain that is 14,000 ft. and higher. They are not an easy feat, but many Coloradans will make them seem like a walk in the park.)

denver 14er mountain

WEED:

If you choose to partake in the marijuana movement of Denver don’t be a n00b. Yes, it’s legal. Yes, you can buy it at a dispensary. But don’t be asking random strangers where the nearest weed store is or try and smoke it wherever you want. There are still (some) regulations.

denver weed

MUSIC:

Denver is a music hub. Bands of all genres from all over the country and world come to Denver, not only for its central location, but for the vast amount of venues. Not to mention that we are home to one of the greatest open-air venues in the world: Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

red rocks ampitheater

Now that you are a little more informed on the great city of Denver, come and get to know some of the friendly, eclectic people of this fine city in person.

The next Ignite Denver is on March 3rd, 2016. We will see you there!