Boulder’s Weekly Events Sept 21-27

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From family friendly events to 21 and over parties, Boulder has something for everyone. And we know that having access to what’s happening is important. You want them now. You want them fast. You want them easy. So here they are. 10 of the best events happening in Boulder this week.

Featured Event
Greensky Bluegrass

Greensky Bluegrass
Where? Boulder Theater
When? Sept. 22 8:30pm
About:  Greensky Bluegrass is Anders Beck (dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass) and Paul Hoffman (mandolin).

“There’s this great duality to our band,” reflects Greensky Bluegrass mandolinist, vocalist, and songwriter Paul Hoffman. “We’re existing in a few different places at once: we’re a bluegrass band and a rock band, we’re song-driven and interested in extended improvisation.”

“We play acoustic instruments,” adds dobro player Anders Beck, “but we put on a rock’n’roll show. We play in bigger clubs and theaters, there’s a killer light show, and we’re as loud as your favorite rock band. It’s not easy to make five acoustic instruments sound like this – it’s something we’ve spent years working on.”

From these seemingly irreconcilable elements, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have forged a defiant, powerful sound that, while rooted in classic string band Americana, extends outwards with a fearless, exploratory zeal. The tension and release between these components – tradition and innovation, prearranged songs and improvisation, acoustic tones and electric volume – is what makes them so thrillingly dynamic, in concert and on record. “In theory,” Hoffman explains, “greensky is the complete opposite of bluegrass. So, by definition, we are contrasting everything that isn’t bluegrass with everything that is.”

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Arts & Culture

Sept. 25 – Geology of Mars – Positive Impact
7:00pm – Chautauqua Community House

Sept. 26 – Faculty Tuesdays – Chopin on the Viola
7:30pm – Grusin Music Hall, Imig Music Building, University of Colorado – Boulder

Film & Theatre

Sept. 22 – Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company – The Revolutionists
7:30pm – Boedecker Theater

Music

Sept. 21 – Steep Canyon Rangers
7:30pm – Chautauqua Auditorium

Sept. 21 – G4SHI
8:30pm – Fox Theatre

Sept. 24 – Ghostland Observatory
8:30pm – Boulder Theater

Sept. 25 – Insane Clown Posse – The Great Milenko 20 Year Tour
8:30pm – Boulder Theater

Sept. 26 – Black Uhuru
8:30pm – Boulder Theater

Sports & Outdoors

Sept. 23 – The Hound of Baskervilles – a Sherlock Holmes hiking play presented by Arts in the Open
12:00pm – Chautauqua Picnic Shelter

Want more? Check out our full calendar for everything happening in Boulder.

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