Whiskey River

Greeley nightlife gets brighter with new live music venue

618 25th St. Greeley, CO 80631

970-353-9759 | Visit Website

Nightlife in Greeley, Colorado got a little brighter with the addition of Whiskey River, a live music venue owned and operated by Theresa and Rusty Boyd. With over 17 years of experience in the nightclub industry and another successful Whiskey River nightclub in Grand Junction, the Boyd’s are not new to business. However, they still encountered new obstacles during the process of opening their nightclub.

Theresa and Rusty began working with the Small Business Development Center to develop a business plan and obtain financing immediately following the decision to pursue business in Greeley. After more than fourteen months of rejection from local banks, the Boyd’s were finally able to secure $780,000 in commercial loans. According to Theresa, they were ready to give up multiple times but were continuously pushed and motivated by their counselor, Dick Pickett.

“Without Dick and the SBDC, we would not be here today."
Theresa Boyd


Whiskey River opened its doors in October of 2009 and has since been very well-received by the Greeley community. The nightclub focuses on bringing people together with regularly scheduled live music and dancing. The Boyd’s have been working hard to reintroduce “date night” to the area. As quoted in the Greeley Tribune, Theresa and Rusty “are hoping to get adults that love to dance. We’re going to give them an incredible dance floor, a great band, and they will find their night to start going out and dancing together again.”

The Boyd’s have goals of opening additional Whiskey River locations. However, more immediately, they are focusing on getting involved with the Greeley community, by providing a safe and fun nightlife environment but also by participating in community service opportunities.

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