Boulder's Ultimate Guide to Music

Boulder’s Ultimate Guide to Music & Entertainment

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Boulderites are known to walk to a different drumbeat. And that pulse takes the form of great live tunes, famous performance venues, world-famous bands, a high-caliber music school and an overall thriving music scene.

Boulder is creative. Some local musicians say they’re inspired by the city’s natural majesty. Other people are drawn here to soak up the community’s offerings, found everywhere from big stages to tiny coffee houses, from classical music to Billboard-topping artists, from loud festivals to the private studios of instrument-makers.

Let the music of Boulder move you. Here’s the Ultimate Guide to enjoying music in Boulder.
The Fox

Best Large Venues for Live Music

You don’t have to drive to Denver to hear the big-name musicians. Boulder is home to several famous concert venues that attract bands, from chart-toppers to shining up-and-coming acts.

If you’re looking for a great show on a world-class stage, here’s a look at Boulder’s top large music venues.

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The Laughing Goat

Best Small Venues for Live Music

To hear the best music, you don’t necessarily have to wrestle the crowds in the biggest venue. Sometimes, those hidden gem musicians take the stage on smaller, lesser-hyped stages.

If you’re in Boulder looking for some live music to liven up your evening, no need to look much further than some of the local coffee shops, restaurants and bars. You can find some high-caliber performers on these smaller stages. Bonus: Many don’t even ask a cover.

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Upcoming Live Music


20jul6:00 pm- 9:00 pmTwenty Ninth Street Live - Jon Pickett (Bluegrass/Rockabilly)6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Twenty Ninth StreetCategory:Free Events,Live Music

20jul6:30 pm- 8:00 pmColorado Music Festival: Fresh Friday's Shceherazade6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Chautauqua AuditoriumCategory:Live Music

20jul7:00 pm- 10:00 pmNice Work Jazz Quartet @ Caffe Sole7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Caffe SoleCategory:Live Music

20jul7:00 pm- 10:00 pmLive Music Featuring Local Artists7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Full CycleCategory:Live Music

20jul7:00 pm- 9:30 pmFunk Knuf & Signel-Z: Longmont Jazz Fest Opening Night! at Dickens Opera House7:00 pm - 9:30 pm DICKENS TAVERN PATIOCategory:Live Music