Quixote’s True Blue will close at the end of the month

Another Denver staple is closing its doors for good.

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Quixote’s True Blue. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Another Denver staple is closing its doors for good.

After 20 years, Quixote’s True Blue will host its last show on Oct. 31.

Owner Jay Bianchi made the announcement on Facebook Saturday morning, writing, “The last incarnation of Quixote’s True Blue is coming to a close and you will have a last chance to see it. Fare thee well!
We have a couple more shows left, but I am sorry to say that Quixote’s will be closing its doors with Melvin Seals and JGB on October 28th and 29th and Pink Talking Fish on October 30 and 31st!”

As he notes, the bar and music venue opened on Thanksgiving two decades ago “as a sort of refuge for Deadheads who needed a place to gather and celebrate the life of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.”

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Quixote’s True Blue. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

In the long farewell post, which references Winnie the Pooh, “The Little Prince,” “Where the Wild Things Are” and, of course, the Grateful Dead, Bianchi says the decision to close was a personal one.

“I have always been a free spirit and I want to be able move without strings and pursue my own dreams unhindered by the responsibility of business. I want to be able to do nothing on occasion or act on whimsy and do everything. I would like to engage in the world and chase at windmills and not have to worry about what time to get up in the morning. Don Quixote embodies the spirit of imagination and adventure and I feel like I need to embrace that reckless abandon that I truly aspire to achieve. So wherever I am, Quixote’s True Blue will not be far away.”

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.