Chautauqua 2017 Summer Concert Preview

Article Contributed by Chautauqua | Published on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Colorado Chautauqua Association, steward of Boulder’s cultural and historical gem the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark, announces an early assortment of artists performing at the Chautauqua Auditorium’s 120th season. The full season line up will be announced in April.

In addition to the concert line up, the Chautauqua summer series features something for everyone, including the 40th season of the six week Colorado Music Festival, the 32nd annual silent film series with live musical accompaniment, dance performances with Murmuration and the Cleo Parker Dance Ensemble, the 70th annual Barbershop Harmony Festival, hiking plays and much more. For a complete list of upcoming events, please visit

2017 Chautauqua Summer Concert PREVIEW

HOT RIZE with Special Guests

Thursday, June 1. 7:30 PM.

Tickets: $33.00 - $48.00 ($30.00 - $45.00 Concert Member)

Hot Rize’s return to the historic Chautauqua Auditorium stage is sure to please not only longtime fans of the band, but countless new fans who’ve discovered bluegrass and Americana music in more recent times. 


Friday, June 2. 7:30 PM

Tickets: $53.00 - $68.00 ($50.00 - $65.00 Concert Member)

Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage for an exciting night of music performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album, coming spring 2017 on Concord Records.

HUDSON: Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & JOHN SCOFIELD

Sunday, June 11. 7:30 PM

Tickets: $43.00 - $58.00 ($40.00 - $55.00 Concert Member)

Jazz drumming and percussion legend Jack DeJohnette will turn 75 in the summer of 2017. In celebration of this milestone, DeJohnette has assembled Hudson, an all-star super group that includes bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski and guitarist John Scofield, for a North American tour.


Monday, July 24. 7:30 PM

Tickets: $43.00 - $58.00 ($40.00 - $55.00 Concert Member)

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter hits the road in 2017, performing songs from her expansive 14-album catalog and new songs from her latest record “The Things That We Are Made Of,” released May 2016.

ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES with Special Guests

Tuesday, August 15 & Wednesday, August 16. 7:30 PM

Tickets: $35.00 - $50.00 ($32.00 - $47.00 Concert Member)

“Sea of Noise,” the second album by the high-voltage Birmingham, Alabama-based band, features an expanded eight-piece lineup of the widely praised soul rock unit. Longtime members Paul Janeway (lead vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass, guitar), Browan Lollar (guitars), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards) and Allen Branstetter (trumpet) are joined by Jason Mingledorff (saxophone, clarinet, flute) and Chad Fisher (trombone) for a blazing mating of 60’s soul fire – daubed with latter-day influences like Sly Stone, David Bowie and Prince.

THE STEELDRIVERS  with Special Guests

Friday, August 25. 7:30 PM

Tickets: $23.00 - $40.50 ($20.00 - $37.50 Concert Member)

The SteelDrivers’ innovative, soulful brand of bluegrass has made them one of the most successful bands on the contemporary bluegrass scene. Winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for “The Muscle Shoals Recordings,” the band speaks in their own accent, one that charms and sears and beguiles.

THE GIPSY KINGS featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo

Tuesday, August 29. 7:30 PM

Tickets: $58.00 - $78.00 ($55.00 - $75.00 Concert Member)

The Grammy-winning band behind “Bamboléo” celebrates over 25 years of flamenco, salsa and pop fusion perfection in the party-starting spirit of the south of France.


·       All events take place in the historic Chautauqua Auditorium (b.1898)

·       Member Presale and General Public on sale info:

o   Chautauqua Concert Member Presale begins Monday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. online only at

o   General Public: Friday, March 17 at 10:00 a.m. online only at

·       The Chautauqua Box Office Kiosk opens May 8 for phone and walk-up sales. Hours: 12 - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 12 - 8 p.m. on Auditorium event days. 303.440.7666.

·       Chautauqua Concert Members receive a discount on select tickets and advance purchase privileges.

o   The public is welcome to join as members at any time to take advantage of early purchase privileges and discounts.

·       All tickets are subject to a service fee.

·       The free HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttle is available for all Auditorium concerts. See individual event listing at for schedule details.