Colorado Festivals to Help You Celebrate Winter

    This winter, don’t dread the oncoming snow and ice. Instead, embrace the cold by going all-in on some of Colorado’s best winter festivals.   Below, you’ll find a selection of some of the best events and activities throughout the Centennial State for celebrating all things winter. Make this season one to remember!   […]

Remembering Los Seis de Boulder

Over two days in the spring of 1974 — May 27 and May 29 — car bombings in Boulder killed six activists in the Chicano Student Movement. The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is paying homage to the six activists, who became known as Los Seis de Boulder, with a series of collaborative public events […]

Emily Scott Robinson Comes to eTown

Telluride-based singer-songwriter Emily Scott Robinson remembers being on stage playing “Hometown Hero,” a song she wrote to pay tribute to her cousin James O. Twist, an Afghanistan war veteran who died by suicide in 2019 at the age of 27. She peered into the audience and saw her postmaster, himself a veteran, who had told […]

Up Close With Musician Peter Kater

Peter Kater. Courtesy photo

While Peter Kater’s music continues to reach far across the globe, his focus is small and intimate now. Kater, who lives part-time in Boulder and part-time in Hawaii, is gearing up for his 14th Grammy nomination in the New Age category. He won a Grammy last year for his album “Dancing on Water.” He is […]

Elevate Your Red Rocks Experience With This New Hotel

No music venue on earth compares to Red Rocks. The glowing rock formations stretch up to the night sky and amplify the music. The high-tech lights interact with raw nature in the perfect dance. Famous musicians consider it an honor to step on this stage, and fans know it’s an honor to witness them there. But […]

The Best Nightlife in Longmont

Photo courtesy of Oskar Blues

Longmont isn’t exactly known for its wild dance clubs, although you can go out dancing here. The nightlife in this east Boulder County city is more laid back. And it’s centered around live music, says Nancy H. Rezac, executive director of Visit Longmont. “The live music scene has really taken ahold here,” she says. “Live […]

Party at RockyGrass in Lyons

The stage at RockyGrass. Courtesy photo

Every summer, the quiet mountain town of Lyons transforms into one of Colorado’s biggest parties. Thousands of people flock to the scenic St. Vrain River, beneath red-rock cliffs, to listen to live bluegrass music. The annual festival, RockyGrass, is put on by Planet Bluegrass. And that’s exactly what Lyons turns into for the occasion: a planet […]

The Great Big Guide to Red Rocks 2018 Highlights

Every year, it seems like there’s no way to top the previous Red Rocks season. Every year, we see the concert schedule and wish we could go to more of them. Therein lies the blessing and curse of having a world-famous venue right in our backyard — or foothills, as the case may be. But […]

The Most Influential Female Musicians in Boulder

Wendy Woo Cartooned
Wendy Woo band. Courtesy photo.

Boulder is home to some powerful women, and their voices echo across the Flatirons. International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8, a day to celebrate the achievement and contributions of women. That got us thinking about Boulder’s female powerhouses, in particular the local women who have made big waves in the music scene. […]

Q&A with Elephant Revival

Elephant Revival
Elephant Revival. Photo by Athena Delene Photography

Bonnie Paine believes art is drawn from your surroundings. You can hear a little bit of Boulder County in her songs. Paine is a member of the folk-and-so-much-more band Elephant Revival, which played its first performance in Nederland 11 years ago this fall. Paine lived in Nederland at the time: sleeping on friend’s couches, in […]

A Closer Look at Red Rocks

Sunrise at Red Rocks

This is a stage like no other. It has interesting roots — and plenty of uses other than to host live music, too. Here’s a closer look at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, not far from Boulder. Boulder’s Ultimate Guide to Music & Entertainment This article is part of a larger series. To […]

Local Musician Spotlight: Jesse Hunter & Von Disco

By Callie Pederson Von Disco is a Boulder band that can be best described as an upbeat, progressive jazz, hip-hop jam band. The band consists of three members: Tyson Bennett on keys, Eric Imbrosciano on drums and Jesse Hunter on guitar and vocals. Frontman Jesse Hunter has a lot to say when it comes to […]

17 Surprising Things to do at Boulder’s Chautauqua Park

Old Crow Medicin Show performs at Chautauqua Auditorium. Photo by Benko Photographics

There’s something magical about standing at the base of the Flatiron Mountains that is both breathtaking and perspective-giving. That’s the first and most obvious thing that draws people to Boulder’s Chautauqua Park, located right at the foot of the Flatirons. This historic, 120-year-old park is one of Boulder’s most famous landmarks. It’s the gateway to […]