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 […]

Living in Boulder – Memorial Day Weekend

May is a wonderful month in Boulder: Spring has arrived, gardens have started to be planted and hopefully the spring snow storms have come and gone. With the holiday weekend upon us, the Boulder Creek Festival takes place over the long weekend May 28-30 along our beloved Boulder Creek. The Boulder Creek Festival marks the […]

Drum Box Offers Drummers A Musical Haven

Playing a set of acoustic drums massages the most primal part of the human brain and has been doing so ever since the first caveman or cavewoman stretched an animal skin over a hollowed-out log. It’s a deeply satisfying feeling.   Drumming can also make your family, roommates, houseguests and pets start to hate you. […]

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 […]

Boulder County’s Best Record Stores

Vinyl records are, at first sniff, a way to make your music collection weigh a ton. It can seem outdated, like a typewriter a rotary phone. After all, the internet provides literally all recorded music ever produced and it is just a few clicks away from our computers or smartphones. Who needs 12-inch-wide plastic disks […]

Peter Kater Wins Second Grammy

Boulder’s New Age superstar, Peter Kater, recently swept up his second Grammy Award, this one for his album “Wings.” The Grammys celebrate the best of the best in music. Kater’s album, featuring songs such as “Raven’s Wings” and “Hold Me Close,” was named the best New Age Album. He topped other nominees in this category, including […]

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 […]

Meet the Boulder Phil

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo by Adam Riggs

Boulder is alive with music. Our town is lucky to be home to a rare music treat: our very own professional symphony orchestra. The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra is known for its high quality, innovation and artistic collaborations. Around the holidays, it’s known as the live soundtrack to the Boulder Ballet’s popular “Nutcracker” shows. But the “Boulder […]

Boulder’s Summer 2019 Music Roundup

Summer in Boulder is for music, and the summer of 2019 is really bringing out the big guitars. This year, you can see everyone from Norah Jones to Tenacious D, the String Cheese Incident for days (literally, the band has a multi-day gig) and unique shows, like OneRepublic playing with the local Colorado Symphony Orchestra. […]

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 […]

Don’t Miss Boulder Arts Week 2019

Estella Dawn at the Laughing Goat. Courtesy photo

Boulder is one of the artsiest places in the country, and there’s one annual event that really puts that talent in the spotlight. Boulder Arts Week celebrates all kinds of art and culture in Boulder, as the city’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of its kind. The sixth-annual Boulder Arts Week starts on March 29 and […]

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 […]

Up Close With 3OH!3

3OH3! performing. Courtesy photo

It’s been 10 years since Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte warned you to “don’t trust a ho.” Yup, somehow it’s been a full decade since the Boulder-based band 3OH!3 put our area code on the musical map and conquered the Billboard charts. The band’s breakthrough album, “Want,” featured the popular single “Don’t Trust Me,” which reached […]

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. […]