Upcoming Events

Saturday 8/5 – Watching People Drown, Hygeia, Crota

This will be our first show back after taking some time off over the summer. It’s gonna be a rager!

Watching People Drown (hardcore) – The title of their most recent release, With Love and Rage, sums up a lot about WPD’s foundation. WPD was founded through healing from trauma and love for chosen family in the spring of 2021. They use our art as an outlet of rage and representation for queer people against the violent oppression they experience. They believe in militant queer liberation, with love and rage.

Hygeia (progressive metal) brings a genre-bending sound to their local scene in Fort Collins. This four piece progressive hard rock band is made of vocalist Hannah Rust, guitarist Bran Schneider, bassist Rei Belmont and drummer Thomas Culp. Since the band formed in 2020, they have brought a dynamic and powerful presence to their local scene – as seen through their latest EP: Take It All. The members of HYGEIA met through a local music program in 2020, which gave them the opportunity to hone their bond as bandmates and perform at many iconic venues throughout Colorado including Red Rocks and The Mishawaka. Watch as HYGEIA takes on the Colorado music scene

Crota (deathcore/djent)- From Boulder, Colorado, Crota is a young growing metal band with lots of potential. With Aiden De La Torre on guitar, his brother Keegan De La Torre on bass, Caleb Lucero on drums, and Josh Kochevar on vocals these guys give crazy energy with their loud and chaotic, but tasteful music.

Confluence Garage – 75 Waneka Pkwy, Lafayette, CO 80026
Doors 6:30, show at 7:00! $10 suggested donation at the door.

How to Play a Tier Two Live Show

Interested in playing a show with us? A few things about our shows you should know. All of our shows are all ages and drug & alcohol free. We do not really book cover bands or solo/duo acoustic musicians as there are lots of other venues and businesses in the area that will. Typical payout to the bands is 50% of door donations. Still interested? Fill out the Artist Submission Form below!

Artist Submission Form

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Show Flyer Archive

Check out this cool archive of our show flyers!

Volunteer With Us!

We wouldn’t be where we are today without the help of our volunteers, and we’re always looking for additional people to help run things.  Tier Two Live is about growing a local community of people excited to build something new and wonderful.  Here’s a list of ways people can help:

  • Running the ticket desk
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Social media support
  • Website management
  • Booking shows
  • Graphic design
  • Marketing
  • Live sound engineering
  • Flyer distribution

Tier Two Live is a Lafayette based music promotion group focused on independent, low cost, all ages music shows.  We are working to build a safe, genuine and diverse music community that is always growing and happy to welcome new people.  We always need folks who want to contribute to the scene or just be part of something fun. Help with one show or as many as you’d like!  Interested? Contact Dave at TierTwoLive@gmail.com or 303.710.5201 or fill out the form below.

Starting a scene

Tier Two Live was started in 2019 by Dave Heinrich as a bit of an experiment to see if a viable independent youth-focused music scene could be created in an area away from the main cultural centers of Colorado.  Dave has been involved in the independent music scene since he was 14 years old. He grew up going to DIY punk and hardcore shows in the Reno, Nevada area and was a founding member of the hardcore band Shogun in his college years. His vision for the Tier Two Live music promotion business is the start a local independent music scene in East Boulder County, hopefully giving the local teenagers (and adults too) an outlet for their musical pursuits.

All Tier Two Live events are all-ages with no drugs or alcohol allowed.  Shows are generally donation based with some grant funded events having free entry for those under 21.  Diverse musical acts with original music are welcome. Passion and creativity are encouraged.

The name Tier Two is about being located in a area that isn’t necessarily on the map for the majority of musical acts. It’s about being proud of where you are and what you can bring to the table. It’s about discovering what hidden talent lies beneath the surface of the typical music we are exposed to. We are also headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado, which is considered a Tier Two suburb.

All Tier Two Live shows are open to everyone.  Our Safe Places Policy is as follows:

  • We are an alcohol and drug free space. Please enjoy these items elsewhere.
  • Respect people’s physical and emotional boundaries.
  • Respect, embrace, and defend other people’s opinions, beliefs, differing states of being, and differing points of view that do not uphold oppressive ideologies.
  • Oppressive, abusive, or reactionary language and behavior of any kind will be interrupted and challenged.
  • Respect the places where the shows are held.  Vandalism or other destruction to the venues risks losing the what we have worked so hard to build.
  • Be responsible for your own actions. Be aware that your actions have effects on others.
  • Examine your own subtle and not-so-subtle prejudices.
  • Look out for kids at all times and try not to leave anything around that would endanger them.
  • Any individual or group engaging in violence (including sexual violence and harassment) or who threatens another’s safety within the space will automatically be excluding themselves. We will ask them to leave the space.
  • If you experience or witness any behavior that crosses your boundaries or makes you feel uncomfortable, or if you are feeling like you would like to talk to someone anonymously about anything, please ask someone who works here.  Take responsibility for your own safety and get help if you need it.

Tier Two Live In The News!

Colorado Hometown Weekly – September 7, 2021

Lead up article to the all-inclusive queer Qmunity Party we are putting together with Wide Eyed Entertainment as a benefit for Out Boulder County. Find the article HERE.

Colorado Hometown Weekly – October 20, 2019

Great article in the local Boulder County newspaper about everything we’re trying to start up. Article is HERE.

Voyage Denver Magazine – October 7, 2019

Dave was interviewed by Voyage Denver as part of their Inspiring Stories series.

Fuel The Scene Magazine Reviews

May 3, 2019 show with Old School Hype, Twisted Escape, and Life Science

April 5, 2019 inaugural show with Bloomers, Satellite Pilot, and Ipecac