Upcoming Boulder Theater Shows

The Boulder Theater- for the Grateful Web

Here is a list of upcoming Boulder Theater shows. All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted.  The Boulder Theater is located at 2032 14th St Boulder, CO 80302 and their phone is: (303) 786-7030.  Check out their site or call the box office for tickets.

Thur, Jan 15              Radio 1190 presents
                                 GA / 18+ / $10.00

Fri, Jan 16               KGNU presents
7:30pm                    2nd Annual Wild Women of the West
                                 & BAND) & JON CHANDLER (VIP Party)
                                 GA Seated=$26.50, VIP=$108.00 / 21+
Sat, Jan 17               KUVO presents
8:00pm                    BLUE NOTE RECORDS 70th Anniversary Tour
                                 ft. Peter Bernstein, Bill Charlap, Ravi Coltrane, Lewis Nash,
                                 Nicholas Payton, Peter Washington & Steve Wilson
                                 Reserved=$42.00 / GA=$34.50 / All Ages

Mon, Jan 19               Boulder Weekly, KUVO & KGNU present
8:00pm                    FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE
                                 w/ guests
                                 GA / All Ages / $31.00

Tues, Jan 20              Present Tense presents
                                 9:00am-2:00pm: Morning Ceremony Session / All Ages / $10.00
                                 7:00pm: Inaugural Ball Session / 21+ / $10.00

Thur, Jan 22              Boulder Luna Chix present
7:00pm                    LUNAFEST
                                 GA / All Ages / $20.00
Fri, Jan 23               Live Nation & 97.3 KBCO present
9:00pm                    UMPHREY'S MCGEE
                                 GA / All Ages / 2 Day Pass Only for Fillmore & Boulder Theater

Sat, Jan 24               SPRINGDALE QUARTET & BILL MCKAY
9:00pm                    w/ Riverbend
                                 GA / 21+ / $12.00

Sun, Jan 25               Daily Camera presents 12th Annual
10:00am                   BOULDER WEDDING SHOWCASE
                                 at Boulder Theater & Rembrandt Yard
                                 GA / All Ages / $7.00

Wed, Jan 28               DREW EMMITT BAND
8:30pm                           w/ Danny Shafer & the Unknown Americans
                                 GA / $15.00 / 21+
Fri, Jan 30               97.3 KBCO & Marquee Magazine present
8:30pm                    TODD SNIDER
                                 w/ Keith Sykes
                                 Reserved=$29.50, GA=$23.00 / All Ages

Fri, Feb 6                Radio 1190 presents
8:30pm                    PAPER BIRD & ELEPHANT REVIVAL
                                 w/ Radical Knitting Circle
                                 GA / 21+ / $12.00
Sat, Feb 7                The Onion & Radio 1190 present
8:00pm                    THE SECOND CITY TOURING COMPANY
                                 Reserved=$29.50 / GA=$24.00 / All Ages

Feb 24 & 25               National Geographic, New Balance & REI present
7:00pm                    BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
                                 GA / All Ages / $18.50

Sat, Feb 28               CHARLIE HUNTER
8:30pm                           w/ guests
                                 Reserved=$27.50, GA=$21.50 / 21+

Wed, Mar 4                Maven Productions, KUVO, KGNU & Creative Music Works present
8:00pm                    LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
                                 Reserved=$39.00, GA=$35.00 / All Ages
Sat, Mar 14      presents
                                 GA Seated / $18.50 for walking humans / All Ages

Sat, Mar 14               97.3 KBCO presents
7:30pm                    THE SUBDUDES: subdued acoustic tour
                                 w/ guests
                                 Reserved=$31.50, GA=$24.00 / 21+

Sat, Mar 21               AEG Live presents
8:00pm                    MADELEINE PEYROUX
                                 w/ guests
                                 Reserved=$46.50, GA=$41.00 / 21+
                                 On Sale January 16

Wed, Mar 25               KUNC presents
7:30pm                    HAPA
                                 Reserved=$30.00, GA Seated=$24.00

Fri, Mar 27               Boulder Weekly presents An Evening with
9:00pm                    DARK STAR ORCHESTRA
                                 GA / 21+ / $29.50

Sat, Mar 28               Boulder Weekly presents An Evening with
9:00pm                    DARK STAR ORCHESTRA
                                 GA / All Ages Balcony / $29.50

Wed, April 1              KUVO Jazz Appreciation Series
8:00pm                    DR. LONNIE SMITH TRIO ft. IDRIS MUHAMMAD
                                 Reserved=$34.50, GA=$29.00 / 21+

Tues, April 7             KUVO Jazz Appreciation Series
7:30pm                    BILL FRISELL TRIO ft. Rudy Royston & Tony Scherr
                                 w/ guests
                                 Reserved=$32.00, GA=$25.00 / All Ages

Thur, April 9             KGNU presents
8:30pm                    HOT BUTTERED RUM & THE TRAVELIN' McCOURYS
                                 GA / 21+ / $26.00

Fri, April 10             Live Nation & 97.3 KBCO presents
8:00pm                    BB KING
                                 w/ Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real
                                 SOLD OUT
 Sat, Apr 11              KUNC presents
8:00pm                    GEORGE WINSTON
                                 Reserved=$39.50, GA=$29.50 / All Ages

Sun, Apr 12               ARLO GUTHRIE'S LOST WORLD TOUR
7:30pm                    Feat. Abe Guthrie & the Burns Sisters
                                 Reserved=$39.00, GA=$29.50 / 21+

Sat, April 25    presents
3:00pm                    DAN ZANES & FRIENDS
                                 GA / All Ages / $25.00 over 12, $17.50 under 12

Wed, April 29             KUVO Jazz Appreciation Series
8:00pm                    JOHN SCOFIELD'S PIETY STREET BAND
                                 ft. George Porter Jr., Jon Cleary & Ricky Fataar
                                 w/ guests
                                 GA / $34.00 / 21+

Feb 12-15:                Boulder International Film Festival

Paper Bird & Elephant Revival @ Boulder Theater

Paper Bird - photos by Sam Holloway- for the Grateful Web

Paper Bird is best understood not by a description of their music (which you could call ragtime, jazz, modern folk or Americana), but by a rundown of their unique instrumentation: 3 Female Vocals on a bouncing bed of Banjo, Trombone, Upright Bass and Guitar. Paper Bird has been called "black and white twentieth century America at its best" (Syntax Magazine), "a musical manifestation of the roots and philosophy that Coloradans share" (Boulder Weekly), and "a more beguiling Jolie Holland with the sublime, mellifluous, old-timey harmonies of the Chordettes" (Westword).

Elephant Revival is a soulful, seductive quiver of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists that reign from points all across America. Since Oct 06' Elephant Revival have herded in a greatly applauded neo-acoustic gyptic revival at festivals, theaters, clubs and house concerts. The Revival plays entirely original music with a few carefully chosen traditionals and eclectic cover tunes but their precise genre is hard to pin down. As independent film director Mikey Eberle elaborates, "When I hear Elephant Revival I am struck by my inability to define it. I am forced to confront the music as it is, connecting to it with a virgin spirit of mind. Consequently it feels like I am experiencing music and all its joys for the very first time."

Friday, February 6

Tickets are on sale now at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone.

Hot Buttered Rum & The Travelin' McCourys @ Boulder Theater

HBR - photos by Sanjay Suchak- for the Grateful Web

Hot Buttered Rum, one of the hardest-working and fastest-rising stars in the musical firmament, has become, over the last five years, a group that is infinitely greater than the sum of its parts. Often described as a rock band playing bluegrass instruments, the band melds blues, folks, bluegrass, jazz, and rock, and the members' varying degrees of classical training lead them to invest heavily in group composition. The widespread appeal of HBR's music stems not only from the band's musical versatility and prolific songwriting, but also from the magnetic chemistry the group creates onstage together. It is this chemistry that is propelling the band to ever greater success.

The Travelin' McCourys, Ron McCoury on mandolin, Rob McCoury on banjo, Jason Carter on fiddle, and Alan Bartram on bass, with featured guests on guitar and vocals, is the latest incarnation of the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass -The Del McCoury Band. Known for their individual prowess on their instruments and their rapidly expanding reputation as collaborators with the members of numerous musical icons from Vince Gill to the Allman Brothers and Phish, this touring unit blends the best of the Appalachian tradition with the improvisational magic of jazz. Unique live collaborations are the hallmark of their performances, and demonstrates why critics and musicians across the country hail them as the best bluegrass band in the world.

Thursday, April 9
doors 7:30pm, show 8:30pm

Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Dark Star Orchestra's Two Night Celebration @ Boulder Theater

photos by Laura McDaniel- for the Grateful Web

A two night celebration of the Dead! Giving homage in a continually evolving artistic outlet, the Dark Star Orchestra recreates historic Grateful Dead set lists with compelling accuracy. Each night, the Chicago-based band decides on performing one show from the over 2,500 that the Grateful Dead originally performed during their 30 year tenure as fathers of improvisational rock.

Dark Star Orchestra presents the complete original set list, song by song, and in order, with uncanny faithful interpretation. To date, DSO has covered more than 1,500 different Grateful Dead shows The group has their craft so well-refined that even members of the Dead themselves, rhythm guitarist/singer Bob Weir, drummer Bill Kreutzmann, and late keyboardist Vince Welnick, have appeared on stage and performed with these live music interpreters.

Precision is king with this group, who position the stage plot based on the year of Grateful Dead show they are performing. Dark Star Orchestra adapts their phrasing, voice arrangements, and even arranges specific musical equipment for the various eras in which they perform.

At the end of every performance, the band announces the date and venue where the original show just covered took place. Dark Star Orchestra dips into every incarnation of the Dead, so most fans can "see" shows that happened long before some were born.

GA / $29.50 
Friday, 21+ 
 Saturday, All Ages Balcony
Tickets are on sale now at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone. 
Tickets are also available through our website @

Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue @ Boulder Theater

photo by Phil Emma- for the Grateful Web

Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Review was formed in 2005 from the top players of the foremost Grateful Dead tribute bands in the Rocky Mountain region, Shakedown Street & Dark Star Orchestra. Based originally on a premise of player interchangeability to suit the situation, compatibility and success have coalesced the band into its present configuration. The band's forte lies in its faithful rendering of Grateful Dead material, both originals and covers, and the Grateful Dead's trademark style of improvisation. Achieved through a careful balance of comprehension and execution of the more defined musical elements of the material with a fearless passion to connect with the elusive "X factor" that Jerry Garcia affectionately spoke of, RMGDR remains aligned with the Dead's creed of playing off the energy of the audience and making them an integral component of the overall dynamic.

Friday, January 9      
doors 8:30pm, show 9:00pm

Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Todd Snider @ Boulder Theater

Todd Snider- for the Grateful Web

Keith Richards said humor was rock and roll's greatest weapon, Bob Dylan proved it and Todd Snider takes it to heart. For twelve years, Snider has been a satirist, class cutup and the rare artist who understands and celebrates the connections between the Stones, Dylan, Bill Hicks, John Prine, Mitch Hedberg, Kris Kristofferson, Hunter S. Thompson and Randy Newman. Snider's records are fun even when they aren't being funny, funny even when they're sad, and no less truthful for the laughs.

For fans of rock 'n' roll, folk, country and Americana music have long been held in Snider's sway. His last album, 2006's The Devil You Know, landed him on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Late Night With David Letterman, and it appeared on numerous year-end Top 10 lists. Peace Queer, his newest release, is just the beginning of his typically unique vision. It is the first in a trilogy. Even as we celebrate the release of Peace Queer, Snider is already working on the follow-up, with Rolling Stones producer Don Was. After that, there will be a rock album called Shit Sandwich.

TODD SNIDER @ the Boulder Theater on Friday, January 30th, 2009

Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Upcoming Boulder Theater Shows

photo by Sam Holloway- for the Grateful Web

Here is a list of upcoming shows at the Boulder Theater.  All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted.

Fri, Nov 28                     KUVO presents
9:00pm                          QUEMANDO
                                GA / 21+ / $10.00

Sat, Nov 29                     Marquee Magazine presents
                                GA / 21+ / $10.00

Sat, Dec 6                      6th Annual Mark Vann Foundation Holiday Benefit Show
8:00pm                          ft. GREAT AMERICAN TAXI with TIM CARBONE, EMMITT NERSHI BAND,
                                JEFFERSON HOMER, K.C. GROVES AND GREG SCHOCHET TRIO,
                                PETE KORTSOUNES BAND, FAT RABBIT ft. members of SHANTI GROOVE & MORE
                                GA / 21+ / Advance=$15.00, DOS=$17.00

Thur, Dec 10                    Boulder Weekly Film Series & Radio 1190 present
8:00pm                          THE FLAMING LIPS' "CHRISTMAS ON MARS"
                                GA / All Ages / $10.00                               

Sun, Dec 14                     Rocky Mountain Revels present
2:00 & 7:00pm                   THE CHRISTMAS REVELS – COLORADO PIONEERS
                                Gold Circle=$31.50, Reserved=$21.00, GA Balcony=$14.75 / All Ages

Tues, Dec 16                    FACE
7:30pm                          All-Vocal Holiday Rock
                                GA / Adult=$15, Student & Senior=$8.00 / All Ages

Wed, Dec 17                     97.3 KBCO & The Onion present
8:00pm                          SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS
                                w/ guests
                                GA / 21+ / $20.00

Fri, Dec 19                     FACE
7:30pm                          All-Vocal Holiday Rock
                                w/ Dueling Pianos (Brian Juan & Mike Cappo)
                                SOLD OUT
Sat, Dec 20                     Rocky Mountain Revels present
2:00 & 7:00pm                   THE CHRISTMAS REVELS – COLORADO PIONEERS
                                Gold Circle=$31.50, Reserved=$21.00, GA Balcony=$14.75 / All Ages

Sat, Dec 27                     Colorado Daily & KGNU present
9:00pm                          THE MOTET performs Talking Heads
                                GA / 21+ / $20.00

Tues, Dec 30                    97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly present
9:30pm                          ROSE HILL DRIVE - Performing Led Zeppelin II
                                w/ Paper Bird & White As Night
                                GA / All Ages / Advance=$24.00, DOS=$26.50

Wed, Dec 31                     97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly present
9:30pm                          ROSE HILL DRIVE - Performing Led Zeppelin II
                                w/  Paper Bird
                                GA / 21+ / Advance=$30.00, DOS=$32.50

Sat, Jan 17                     KUVO presents
8:00pm                          BLUE NOTE RECORDS 70th Anniversary Tour
                                ft. Peter Bernstein, Bill Charlap, Ravi Coltrane, Lewis Nash,
                                Nicholas Payton, Peter Washington & Steve Wilson
                                Reserved=$37.50 / GA=$30.00 / All Ages

Mon, Jan 19                     Boulder Weekly presents
8:00pm                          FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE
                                w/ guests
                                GA / All Ages / $26.50
Fri, Jan 23                     Live Nation presents
9:00pm                          UMPHREY'S MCGEE
                                GA / All Ages / 2 Day Pass Only for Fillmore & Boulder Theater show=$55.00

Sun, Jan 25                     Daily Camera presents 12th Annual
10:00am                         BOULDER WEDDING SHOWCASE
                                at Boulder Theater & Rembrandt Yard
                                GA / All Ages / $7.00

Wed, Jan 28                     DREW EMMITT BAND
8:30pm                          w/ guests
                                GA / $12.50 / 21+
                                On Sale December 5

Fri, Jan 30                     TODD SNIDER
8:30pm                          w/ guests
                                Reserved=$25.00, GA=$19.00 / All Ages
                                On Sale December 5

Sat, Feb 7                      The Onion & Radio 1190 present
8:00pm                          THE SECOND CITY TOURING COMPANY
                                Reserved=$25.00 / GA=$20.00 / All Ages

Wed, Mar 4                      Maven Productions, KGNU, KUVO & Creative Music Works present
8:00pm                          LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
                                Reserved=$34.00 / GA=$30.00 / All Ages
11:00am                         GA Seated / $15.00 for walking humans / All Ages

 Sat, Apr 11                    KUNC presents
8:00pm                          GEORGE WINSTON
                                Reserved=$34.50 / GA=$25.00 / All Ages

Sun, Apr 12                     ARLO GUTHRIE'S LOST WORLD TOUR
7:30pm                          Feat. Abe Guthrie & the Burns Sisters
                                Reserved=$34.00 / GA=$25.00 / 21+

The Motet performs Talking Heads @ Boulder Theater

Kyle will join the Motet in Boulder- for the Grateful Web

Performing the music of the Talking Heads, The Motet will be joined by Kyle Hollingsworth (SCI) on keys, Fuzz (Deep Banana Blackout) on guitar, Jans Ingber on vocals and percussion, Liza Oxnard on vocals, Joey Porter also on keys, Carrie Sangiovanni on background vocals and the legendary Paul McDaniel on bass.

As music and technology evolve at an astounding rate, so too has The Motet pioneered their unique sound while continuing to defy categorization. With roots in Jazz, Afrobeat, Funk, Salsa and Samba, The Motet keeps their audiences in a dancing frenzy by layering House and Techno rhythms into a style that is uniquely their own.

Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Colorado Daily presents
performing TALKING HEADS
Saturday, December 27
door: 8:30pm, show: 9:00pm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Boulder Theater

Ladysmith Black Mambazo- for the Grateful Web

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the GRAMMY® Award winning vocal group from South Africa that has conquered nations in its own way with a joyous and spiritually charged brand of vocal music and native choreography, pays tribute to this historical icon with their new Heads Up International release, Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu. Ilembe celebrates not only Shaka Zulu but the sense of perseverance, creativity and pride that he has inspired in generations of descendants.

For more than thirty years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo have married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural and ethnic landscape. Their musical efforts over the past three decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, but also solidified their identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with.

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Maven Productions & KUVO present
Wednesday, March 4
doors 7:00pm, show 8:00pm


Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Femi Kuti & the Positive Force @ Boulder Theater

Femi Kuti- for the Grateful Web

Four years after the DVD Live@Shrine, Femi Kuti returns with a generous, powerful and timeless new album, continuing to explore and push back the frontiers of Afrobeat. Thirteen titles that grab your belly, your feet, your heart and your head. From the ghettos of Lagos to the palaces of corrupt politicians, Day by Day takes us through the winding roads of African paradox. Why is such a rich continent inhabited by the world's poorest people?

Day by Day is Nigeria in all of its states. We find elaborate instrumental patterns, both in their texture and in their structure ("Demo Crazy") refrains as soulful as the best old hits Curtis Mayfield hits ("Eh Oh") and hot numbers to set light to any dancefloor. His group, Positive Force, built the foundations in Lagos and, during timely visits during sessions in Paris, other artists brought their building blocks to the structure. Keziah Jones made his guitar swing on "Tell Me" and "Dem Funny," Femi's young son, Madé, also joined the adventure, participating in all the tracks on this delicious album – to be released on November 18th.

Copying note for note his Father's music has never been Femi's goal. If he accompanied Fela's musicians during his youth, he decided as early as 1986 to free himself up and create his own band. Whilst always respecting his musical heritage, Femi has refined over more than twenty years, an afrobeat with soul-jazz nuances that is entirely his own.


Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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