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BaoBao Festival @ Boulder Theater

Traditional West African dance drumming, music and storytelling. BaoBao Festival entertains, educates and builds community in Colorado through artistic performances and educational events inspired by West African tradition and culture. This multifaceted collaboration between local and international performing artists (including former members of the Ghana National Dance Ensemble, the Streetside Hip Hop Dance Troupe, and others) engages and entertains world culture fans of all ages. The festival, started by Boulder resident Adjei Abankwah, a lead dancer and choreographer with the Ghana National Dance Ensemble for 11 years, has been a perennial favorite among Boulder and Denver audiences.
GA / All Ages / $22.50 / Students: $18.50 / Children under 10 free

Tickets are on sale at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone. Tickets are also available through our website @ www.bouldertheater.com. All tickets are subject to tax and service charge.

7th Annal BaoBao FestivalSaturday March 6doors 6:00pm, show 7:00pm

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DSO Spring Tour

New West Coast Dates

As the winter ice begins to melt, we will start our Spring Tour in April. Joining us on guitar and vocals for this tour will be Stu Allen of (JGB). With his eagerness to improvise and his commitment to making every performance unique, Stu has made extensive contributions to the jam music scene. In the early 1990's, he co-founded the Minnesota-based acoustic-electric jam band, Blue Man Jive. In addition, he is a founding member of The Jones Gang , Minneapolis' premier Grateful Dead tribute band. He can't wait to get out on the road and play for you folks.The tour will kick off with a run through the Colorado Rockies including stops in Aspen, Avon and 2 nights in Boulder at The Boulder Theater of all places! From there, it's westward bound to Portland, Seattle and Reno before another 2 night stand, this time in San Francisco at The Regency Ballroom. After San Fran it's on to LA for a show at the El Rey Theatre before closing out the tour in Solona Beach. Rocky Mountain High to California Sun. Hope to see you out there!

Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE for tickets, more info and additional show announcements this coming week.

A Cosmic Time Was Had By All

It seemed that everyone had a blast this year as we celebrated the New Year in Baltimore at Rams Head Live with 6 plus hours of music. The Bridge kicked off the night with a smokin' set with Rob Koritz sitting in for most of the show. We then rolled into our 2nd ever Acoustic Set on the east coast: Deep Elem, Monkey, Cold Jordan, You Ain't Woman Enough, Midnight Moonlight, Mountains of the Moon into Ripple. We took a short break and rocked right into our 1st Electric Set: Help>Slip>Franklin's, Cassidy (w/Donna), Next Time You See Me, Cumberland, Midnight Hour - into the countdown and back to Midnight Hour>China>Rider. At midnight, there was the thunder of confetti cannons, a shower of balloons and a return of Father Time as he welcomed in the New Year by shadowing the musicians and dancing his timeless freaky dance with Donna Jean. As the confetti settled and the balloons kept bouncing, we went into our 3rd Set Scarlet (w/Donna)>William Tell>The Eleven>Fire(w/Both ladies)>Drumz>Sp...anish jam>Alligator>Blues for Allah>St Stephen>Viola Lee. Encores w/ both ladies...I'll Be With Thee>Tangled Up in Blue. We hope that you all had as much fun as we did and we wish you all the happiest and healthiest of New Years.

The Boat Was A Rockin'

As the ship set sail, DSO launched their first set of the week on the Pool Deck with an original setlist packed with gems. A massive segway of Playin in the Band-> Cryptical->The Other One->Cryptical->Drums->Space->Playin in the Band->Eyes of the World->Sugar Magnolia sent the ship dancing into the high seas. A couple nights later the band held court in the Teatro Carlo Felice Theater closing out night 4 of the cruise. From the opening jam that led to Shakedown Street, the night was on. The sets highlight was the run of Alligator->St Stephen->William Tell Bridge->The Eleven->Drums->Space-> Truckin->Death Don't Have No Mercy->Lovelight.

In addition to the two formal sets, various DSO members were found all over the boat in different musical groupings. Both Rob Koritz and Rob Barraco were found in The Jam Room well past 5:00 am on more than one occasion. Rob Koritz joined The Everyone Orchestra for their improvised set. Dino joined the Rock Star Karaoke Band which included members of Hot Buttered Rum. As pictures and recordings surface we are sure to uncover other stories and will share them as they come to light.

DATE VENUE CITY DSO TICKETS
Winter Tour 2010
02/03 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN TICKETS
02/04 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI TICKETS
02/05+ Vic Theater Chicago, IL TICKETS
02/06+ Vic Theater Chicago, IL TICKETS
02/08 Englert Civic Theatre Iowa City, IA TICKETS
02/10 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
02/11 The Pageant St. Louis, MO TICKETS
02/12 Egyptian Room at Murat Center Indianapolis, IN TICKETS
02/13 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH TICKETS
02/14 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH TICKETS
02/16 Madison Theater Covington, KY TICKETS
02/18 Orange Peel Asheville, NC TICKETS
02/19+ Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
02/20+ Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
02/21 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC TICKETS
02/24 Workplay Soundstage Birmingham, AL TICKETS
02/25 The Lyric Oxford Oxford, MS TICKETS
02/26+ Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA TICKETS
02/27+ Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA TICKETS
03/01 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL TICKETS
03/03 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA TICKETS
03/04 House of Blues Houston, TX TICKETS
03/05 House of Blues Dallas, TX TICKETS
03/06 Stubb's Waller Creek Austin, TX TICKETS
Just Announced - Spring Tour
04/07 Belly Up Aspen, CO TICKETS
04/08 Vilar Center Avon, CO
04/09 Boulder Theater Denver, CO TICKETS
04/10 Boulder Theater Denver, CO TICKETS
04/16 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR TICKETS
04/17 The Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA TICKETS
04/19 Ashland Armory Ashland, OR
04/20 Eureka Theater Eureka, CA
04/22 Knitting Factory Reno, NV TICKETS
04/23 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA TICKETS
04/24 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA TICKETS
04/28 El Rey Theater Los Angeles, CA TICKETS
04/30 Belly Up Solona Beach, CA TICKETS
05/01 Belly Up Solona Beach, CA TICKETS
+ w/ Donna Jean Godchaux Band w. Jeff Mattson

Thanks to Jam Cruise for throwing a great party!

Dark Star Orchestra @ Boulder Theater

DSO sing entire shows from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates the original song for song performance set list for an entirely new generation of, as well as old school, Deadheads. Dark Star Orchestra performs Grateful Dead classics in the same way that an orchestra interprets music of classical composers. The composer spirit is derived and channeled as the players capture the excitement and innovation of the original performances and compositions. Touring nationwide for nine years to the tune of nearly 1500 shows since forming, the band's determined commitment to "raising the Dead" has drawn national media attention.

Precision is king with DSO; the band adapts their stage positioning, vocal arrangements, specific musical equipment and instruments to fit the era of the show they are performing. Following each performance the band announces the date and venue of the original performance. Dark Star Orchestra could dip into any incarnation of the dead at any of their shows, allowing fans to experienceˇ shows that happened long before they were born.
GA / 21+ / $30.00
On Sale Jan 15!

Boulder Weekly Presents
Dark Star Orchestra
Friday, April 9 and Saturday April 10
doors 8:00pm, show 9:00pm

Tickets are on sale Jan 15 at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone.  Tickets are also available through our website @ www.bouldertheater.com.  All tickets are subject to tax and service charge.

Super Diamond @ The Boulder Theater

When your parents popped in a Neil Diamond tape on repeat during long interstate road trips, you reluctantly sang along. Never thought you'd turn out to be a Diamond fan now, right? But singing along to "Sweet Caroline" and "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" is so addictive now, you'd do anything to see Neil on stage. A band out of San Francisco can put a rest to that Diamond thirst. Super Diamond delivers a high-octane Diamond tribute show that rocks! Since 1993, Super Diamond has made it their mission to spread the "good word of Neil" to all, bridging the gap between young and old, rich and poor, great and small...

SUPER DIAMOND
Friday February 26, 2010
doors 8:00pm. show 9:00pm

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GA / 21+ / $29.50
On Sale January  9, 2010

Tickets will be available at the Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone. | Tickets are also available through our website @www.bouldertheater.com
All tickets are subject to tax and service charge.

Bela Fleck The Africa Project @ Boulder Theater

In his most ambitious project to date, renowned musician Béla Fleck explores the origins of the banjo. Fleck discovered in his travels in Africa that, while the banjo is traditionally considered an American instrument, its origins lie far from her shores. Throw Down Your Heart, the award-winning film, documented Fleck’s travels and explorations of music. After a celebrated album release and a successful tour in 2009, Fleck returns to the stage with more collaborations with some of Africa’s most talented musicians.

Béla Fleck is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. While still in high school he began experimenting with playing bebop jazz on his banjo, mentored by fellow banjo renegade Tony Trischka. In 1980, he released his first solo album, Crossing the Tracks, with material that ranged from straight ahead bluegrass to Chick Corea’s “Spain.” In 1989 he formed the genre-busting Flecktones, with members equally talented and adventurous as himself. Béla plays acoustic and electric banjos, mixing a bluegrass and folk sound into a modern improvisational style. The recipient of Multiple Grammy Awards going back to 1998, Béla Flecks' total Grammy count is 11 Grammys won, and 27 nominations. He has been nominated in more different categories than anyone in Grammy history.

KGNU presents
BELA FLECK THE AFRICA PROJECT
ft. Bassekou Kouyate, Ngoni Ba, Anania Ngolia & John Kitime
Monday, February 8
doors 6:30pm, show 7:30pm

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Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.786.7030
www.bouldertheater.com

Steep Canyon Rangers @ Boulder Theater

Bluegrass, gospel, Appalachia. From Asheville, North Carolina, Steep Canyon Rangers have built a reputation as an engaging acoustic quintet seasoned by constant touring. Before being nominated for 2 International Bluegrass Music awards in 2008 (including Album of the Year, ”Lovin’ Pretty Women), the Rangers were named ’Emerging Artist of the Year’ in 2006 at the IBMA awards ceremony in Nashville, TN. The group has been regularly featured on the Grand Ole Opry, as well as major U.S. Bluegrass and Americana music festivals such as MerleFest, Telluride, Grey Fox, DelFest and RockyGrass and backed Steve Martin during his 2009 tour.

STEEP CANYON RANGERS
w/ very special guests TBA
Saturday, February 27
doors 8:00pm, show 8:30pm

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Boulder Theater                        
2032 14th Street                        
Boulder, CO 80302
303.786.7030                    
www.bouldertheater.com

Tickets are on sale now at The Boulder Theater Box Office. Call (303) 786-7030 for tickets by phone. | Tickets are also available through their website @ www.bouldertheater.com.

Groundation's Bob Marley Tribute Tour @ Boulder Theater

Groundation began their annual Bob Marley Tribute Tour in 2000 as a means of celebrating the life and material of a true musical prophet. Marley's impact is hard to overstate. No other musician of the 20th Century is more well known across all parts of the globe than Marley.

Groundation does not simply rest on the well known hits from Marley's hugely successful “best-of” albums. Their tribute tour differs than other bands' similar outings by exposing those people familiar with Marley's music and message to the lesser known material of his catalog. While true that the inescapable sing-alongs do occur at these tribute shows, more often than not even the most seasoned Marley aficionado will hear songs they have yet to see performed live.

Groundation has drawn international recognition through their musicianship, which is unrivaled in the genre. A nine-piece band featuring swirling horns and keyboards, multiple percussionists, thundering b3 organ and bass, and a trio of lead and harmony vocalists, Groundation covers all bases with their wide ranging sound. Their live shows are renowned for over the top improvisational energy and positivity and their progressive sound is catching on, having played in 35+ countries on four continents in just the last few years, including headlining slots at major multi-genre festivals the world over.

These are not lame imitators attempting to replicate Bob's music. Groundation uses the template of Marley's music and liberally adds their own colors of the sonic palate creating altogether new and unique versions of timeless tracks. Groundation is the biggest, most respected American Reggae band in the world today and their tribute to the King of Reggae music is unlike any others. Come join us and find out why...

GROUNDATION'S 10TH ANNUAL BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE TOUR
w/ DJ Uplifter
February 20th, 2010

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Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.786.7030
www.bouldertheater.com

Upcoming Boulder Theater Shows

Here's what we've got coming up at  Boulder Theater as of November 30.  All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted.

Tues, Dec 1     Radio 1190 & Boulder Weekly present
8:00pm          EDWARD SHAPRE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
w/ Fool's Gold & Local Natives
GA / All Ages / $17.00

Wed, Dec 2      Live Nation presents
7:00pm          THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, ALL THAT REMAINS & STORY OF THE YEAR
GA / Advance=$25.00, DOS=$27.00

Thurs, Dec 3    NIPP & 97.3 KBCO present
7:30pm          BRUCE HORNSBY & THE NOISEMAKERS
w/ Bob Schneider
Gold Circle=$65.00, Reserved=$45.00, GA=$38.50 / 21+

Sat, Dec 5      7th Annual
8:00pm          MARK VANN FOUNDATION HOLIDAY BENEFIT SHOW
ft. Great American Taxi, Euforquestra, Elephant Revival, Tim Carbone, Keith Moseley, Pete Kartsounes,                        Black Swan Singers & many more
GA / 21+ / $24.00
VIP ticket=$125.00 (pre-party, food, drinks, mingle with the artists and special reserved seating
for a limited time)

Thur, Dec 10    IGNITE BOULDER 7
6:00pm          GA / 21+ / $10.00 Tickets available only through www.igniteboulder.com

Fri, Dec 11     Radio 1190 & Westword present
7:30pm          TRACE BUNDY'S ACOUSTIC HOLIDAY
w/ DAMIEN JURADO
Reserved=$24.00, GA=$19.50 / All Ages

Dec 13 & 19     Rocky Mountain Revels present
2pm & 7pm       THE CHRISTMAS REVELS: CELTIC ROADS
Gold Circle=$36.00, Reserved=$25.00, GA Balcony=$18.00

Tues, Dec 15    JONAH WERNER & FRIENDS
7:30pm          Safehouse Benefit Concert
GA/ All Ages / $17.00

Tues, Dec 29    Live Nation & 97.3 KBCO present
9:00pm          YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND
GA / 16+ / $114.50
This ticket is available as part of the 3 Day Pass including December 30 & 31 at Fillmore Auditorium.

Wed, Dec 30     97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly present
8:30pm          LEFTOVER SALMON
w/ Emmitt Nershi Band
GA / 21+ / $44.50

Thurs, Dec 31   97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly present
8:30pm          LEFTOVER SALMON
GA / 21+ / $56.00

Fri, Jan 8              97.3 KBCO presents
8:00pm          TODD SNIDER
w/ Great American Taxi
Reserved=$30.00, GA Seated=$24.00 / 21+

Fri, Jan 15     Radio 1190 presents
9:00pm          REVEREND HORTON HEAT
w/ Deadbolt
GA / 21+ / Advance=$12.50, DOS=$29.50

Fri, Jan 22     AEG Live presents
9:00pm          STATE RADIO
w/ guests
GA / All Ages / $26.00

Sat, Jan 23     Daily Camera presents
8:00pm          NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY      
Reserved=$48.50, GA Seated=$40.00 / All Ages

Sat, Jan 30     AEG Live presents
8:00pm          REBELUTION
w/ Zion-I
Advance=$22.75, DOS $25.00 / All Ages

Sun, Jan 31     The Knot presents
11:00am         BOULDER WEDDING SHOWCASE
GA / All Ages / $7.00

Tues, Feb 2     Boulder Weekly & 97.3 KBCO present
8:00pm          STEVE EARLE
w/ Hayes Carll
Reserved=$34.50, GA Seated=$28.50

Sat, Feb 6              A.V. Club Denver/Boulder & Radio 1190's The Best Medicine present
8:00pm          SECOND CITY On Tour
"Celebrating 50 Years of Funny"
Reserved=$29.50, GA Seated=$24.00

Feb 11-14       BOULDER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
VIP Tickets on sale now:
Before January 15=$295
After January 15=$345

Mon, Mar 1      97.3 KBCO presents
7:30pm          LOS LONELY BOYS, ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO & CARRIE RODRIGUEZ
Reserved=$36.50, Limited Seating GA=$29.50

Mar 1 & 2               National Geographic & The North Face present
7:00pm          BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
GA / All Ages / $18.50

Sun, Mar 7      Ty Burhoe & Tala Records present
7:30pm          ZAKIR HUSSAIN & THE MASTERS OF PERCUSSION
Reserved=$43.00, GA Seated=$32.50 / All Ages

April 20 & 21   97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly present
8:00pm          THE AVETT BROTHERS
w/ guests
GA / $34.00 / April 20: 21+, April 21: All Ages

Boulder Theater Box Office & George's Food & Drink will be closed on December 24 & 25.

ALL SHOWS ARE ON SALE NOW (unless otherwise noted) AT THE BOULDER THEATER BOX OFFICE (303)786-7030, OR ON-LINE AT WWW.BOULDERTHEATER.COM. Ticket prices include tax and service charge.

Jonah Werner & Friends @ Boulder Theater

Jonah Werner is a singer songwriter you don’t want to miss. He's a musical and lyrical phenom. His music style is unique and cutting edge. He writes lyrics like a modern day Kerouac, and he plays the guitar like you've never seen. With open tuning mastery, Jonah incorporates tapping, looping, finger and flat-picking in his songs. His concert style is a cross between David Wilcox and Jason Mraz, with original storytelling, wordplay and crowd interaction. Jonah has released 5 albums in the last 7 years and tours internationally.

JONAH WERNER & FRIENDS
Safehouse Benefit Concert
Tuesday, December 15
doors: 7:00pm, show:7:30pm

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Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.786.7030
www.bouldertheater.com

The Avett Brothers - 2 Nights @ Boulder Theater

There is no harmony like brotherly harmony. Something indelible in the weave of voices and play of sensibilities is stamped into the fraternal DNA and also stems from a lifetime of shared experiences. You can hear it in classic brother acts across the musical spectrum, from the Louvin Brothers to the Everly Brothers and on down the decades through the Wilson brothers (Beach Boys), the Davies brothers (Kinks), the Allman Brothers and even the Brothers Gibb (a.k.a., the Bee Gees). You can clearly hear fraternal magic at work in the songs of Scott and Seth Avett, better known as the Avett Brothers, as well.

That magic is abundantly evident on I and Love and You, the Avett Brothers’ big-label debut. Its 13 songs are delivered in a style that defies pigeonholing but might be described as a rootsy amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, rock and pop – even a jab of punk-style dynamics here and there. Drawn by the naked honesty of their songs and the rousing intensity of their live shows, legendary producer and talent scout Rick Rubin signed the Avett Brothers – consisting of siblings Scott and Seth, plus bassist Bob Crawford - to his American Recordings label in 2008.

THE AVETT BROTHERS
w/ guests
Tuesday, April 20 & Wednesday, April 21
doors 7:00pm, show 8:00pm

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Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.786.7030
www.bouldertheater.com