Press Kit (PDF)

For general media inquiries please contact:
Liza Purvis
Director, Marketing and Communications
(303) 952-1638

For membership inquiries please contact:
Debbie Stewart 
Director of Development
(303) 952-1629


Colorado Chautauqua Association in the News from AOL Travel
“…Thus, I discovered that the city’s – and my – favorite recreational spot is far greater than the sum of its parts. … In 2008, the Colorado Chautauqua Association vowed to make the grounds the country’s “greenest” National Historic Landmark. Changes in operation include water and energy conservation, and expanding methods of diverting waste from landfills. Even the (adorable) cottages have recycling bins, water-saving shower heads, faucets, and toilets, eco-friendly soaps and hair products, and alternative cooling systems.” from AOL Travel: Boulder’s Chautauqua Park: more than just hiking and climbing


The Denver Post
“To describe Boulder’s Chautauqua Park as simply a park is to slight it somehow. That’s because it offers more than a place to feed and exercise your body. It will take care of your mind and spirit as well, with everything from folk concerts to films to “conversations with extraordinary people” throughout the year.”

The Denver Post: Chautauqua a balm for mind, body


The Chicago Tribune
“The Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder is a National Historic Landmark that presents a wealth of lectures, concerts and educational and cultural activities throughout the year.”

Chicago Tribune: In the News


The Daily Camera
“‘I was inspired by the unique character of the historic barn,’ (said Pesha Rudnick theatre director) ‘the sunlight drifting through the rafters, moonlight eventually peeking through, and the sense that people have been telling stories and sharing culture here for over 100 years.'”

The Daily Camera: Lithgow at Chautauqua


The Denver Post
“Silents’ Nights: The Chautauqua Silent Film series. …you needn’t travel to partake in one of cinema’s still-startling pleasures. Chautauqua opens its version with Buster Keaton’s Civil War classic ‘The General.'”

The Denver Post: 20 reasons to love summer’s films


“Boulder’s Chautauqua Auditorium has seen a lot of musicians and distinguished speakers over the years. But theater has been absent from the stage for decades. That changes this weekend, when John Lithgow brings his one-man show, “Stories By Heart” to Colorado.”

Colorado Public Radio: Theater Returns to Chautauqua Stage with John Lithgow


Mountain High Mamas
“Once upon a time, a mother and her children set out for an adventure. They got into their magic carriage and headed to the enchanted land of Chautauqua in the kingdom of Boulder. … The group set out on its quest for nature, beauty, entertainment and mild exertion in the Chautauquan wilderness.”

Mile High Mamas: Theatre-Hikes Colorado: Into the woods with Hansel and Gretel


The Daily Camera
“The Colorado Chautauqua Association will be recognized by Colorado Preservation Inc for leadership in environmental sustainability and historic preservation. … including the installation of weather stations to monitor irrigation, tankless water heaters and interior whole-house fans to cool the cottages in the summer.”

The Daily Camera: Chautauqua will receive environmental and preservation award


The Denver Post
“(Josh) Ritter is one of today’s best songwriters, and Blind Pilot’s Israel Nebeker is right up there with him… at Chautauqua Auditorium”

The Denver Post: Critics Picks: Summer 2011’s don’t-miss concerts in Colorado


CO Springs Independent
“In 1898, a gathering of 4,000-some Colorado and Texas residents met to kick off the western start of a cultural movement that had its beginnings in the east. Today Colorado Chautauqua still embodies that mission. …. In the summer, Chautauqua blossoms with music …. Live music accompanies silent films. Talks by speakers such as Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason, actor John Lithgow, and clean-food farmer Joel Salatin round out Chautauqua’s summer event schedule.”

Colorado Springs Independent: Head north, dear friend


“Throughout most of their show at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder Sunday night, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt seemed to be filled with as much admiration for each other’s talents as the audience was.” from The Denver Post: Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt at Chautauqua in Boulder


CO Springs Independent
“In the midst of Chautauqua’s 26 acres sits the Chautauqua Dining Hall. With seating on an old-fashioned, covered, wrap-around porch and surrounding views of the Rockies, you wouldn’t blame them if the food was just so-so. However, it’s anything but.

Chautauqua proudly states on its menu that it acquires produce from local farmers as much as possible, and sources natural beef and chicken. With so many tasty-sounding choices, we had a list of questions, none of which daunted our knowledgeable server.”

Colorado Springs Independent: Head north, dear friend

Awards and Accolades

2021 Best of the West – Reader’s Choice

2021 Most Wanted Award

2021 Traveller Review Awards

Press Coverage and Releases

Colorado Music Festival Announces 2021 Season
March 29, 2021

In Retrospect: Carol Taylor: Women’s History Month: Early years of Chautauqua reflect first wave feminism
March 27, 2021

Chautauqua honors prominent Black entrepreneur O.T. Jackson with permanent display
February 25, 2021

Chautauqua Honors Oliver “O.T.” Jackson – First Dining Hall Manager
February 24, 2021

Art In The Park Bear Walk
February, 2021

Chautauqua Extends Holiday Cheer With Winterfest and Year-Round General Store
December 10, 2020

WinterFest Press Release
November 17, 2020

Virtual and in-person haunts: Front Range guide to 2020 Halloween events
October 16, 2020

We are proud to receive awards from Boulder Weekly for Best of Boulder 2020!
Best of Boulder 2020 – Food
Best of Boulder 2020 – Lodging
June 18, 2020

Los Seis de Boulder Memorial Installed
May 28, 2020

COVID Relief Virtual Art Auction: The Creative Community Project
May 21, 2020

Colorado Chautauqua Association Secures Pivotal Membership Vote  
February 28, 2020

The Colorado Chautauqua Association Board of Directors Approves Modernized Bylaws
December 17, 2019

The Colorado Chautauqua Presents WinterFest 2019
November 5, 2019

The Colorado Chautauqua Presents Mountainfilm on Tour
August 16, 2019

The Colorado Chautauqua Presents University for a Day
August 15, 2019

Chautauqua 2019 Summer Concert Series announced
April 15, 2019

Chautauqua 2018-19 Explorer Series announced
October 4, 2018

Chautauqua 2108-19 Documentary Film Series announced
October 4, 2018

Chautauqua 2018-19 Author Series announced
September 17, 2018

Chautauqua 2018-19 Community House Concert Series announced
September 10, 2018

Mountainfilm on Tour comes to Chautauqua
August 17, 2018

Symbols of Resistance: A tribute to the martyrs of the Chican@ Movement
August 3, 2018

Raise the Roof of the Chautauqua Auditorium
July 27, 2018

Celebrating 120 Years of the Colorado Chautauqua
June 26, 2018

2018 Chautauqua Summer Concert Series announced
April 16, 2018

33rd annual Chautauqua Silent Film Series announced
April 4, 2018

Travel Boulder launches premier print edition, will feature “The Ultimate Guide to the Colorado Chautauqua”
February 6, 2018

Colorado Chautauqua Association announces inaugural summer camp
February 1, 2018

Shelly Benford takes the CCA helm
November 17, 2017

Chautauqua 2017-18 Community House Concert series announced
August 22, 2017

Chautauqua 2017-18 Explorer Series announced
August 16, 2017

Chautauqua 2017-18 Documentary Film Series announced
July 31, 2017

Chautauqua 2017-18 Author Series announced
July 25, 2017

Dance performances add beauty in motion to Chautauqua’s 120th season
May 16, 2017

32nd annual Chautauqua Silent Film Series announced
May 3, 2017

Blind Pilot added to Chautauqua summer concert lineup
April 24, 2017

Chautauqua annual Space Series announced
April 11, 2017

Additions to 2017 Chautauqua Summer Concert Series announced
April 10, 2017

Select Chautauqua summer concerts announced
March 7, 2017

New Chautauqua History Series announced
December 6, 2016

Colorado Chautauqua Association Board of Directors begin new term
September 1, 2016

Chautauqua Community House Concert Series announced
August 31, 2016

Chautauqua 2016-17 Author Series announced
August 24, 2016

Chautauqua 2016-17 Documentary Film Series announced
August 17, 2016

New Chautauqua Explorer Series announced
July 26, 2016

Jazz icon Pat Metheny added to 2016 Chautauqua summer concert season
April 15, 2016

2016 Chautauqua summer concert season announced
April 11, 2016

Colorado Chautauqua Association partners with Whole Foods Market as Official Grocer and Contributing Sponsor
March 29, 2016

2016 Chautauqua silent film line up announced
March 21, 2016

Andrea McGimsey joins Colorado Chautauqua Association as Executive Director
January 19, 2016

Chautauqua Community House concert line up announced
October 7, 2015

Chautauqua Documentary Film Series announced
September 10, 2015

Susan Connelly to step down as Colorado Chautauqua Association executive director
August 27, 2015

Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan and “Tuesday” to speak and bark July 28
July 15, 2015

Additions to Chautauqua summer concert line up announced
May 12, 2015

Colorado Chautauqua Association announces 2015 summer concert series
April 9, 2015

Colorado Chautauqua Association announces 2015 silent film series
March 27, 2015

Colorado Chautauqua Association opens digital archives to the public
March 23, 2015

Colorado Chautauqua Association & Three Leaf Concepts receive historic preservation award for Chautauqua Dining Hall project
May 20, 2014

Colorado Chautauqua announces its 2014 summer concert season
April 24, 2014

2013 Fall & Winter Chautauqua Community House Concert Series Announced
October 3, 2013

Chautauqua space series announced
October 1, 2013

Chautauqua announces its 115th Summer Concert Season
April 25, 2013

Colorado Chautauqua to host The Lomax Project – an exploration of the field recordings of Alan Lomax
April 25, 2013

New Operator for Chautauqua Dining Hall Selected
September 11, 2012

Colorado Chautauqua Association awarded Green Hospitality Award
November 29, 2011

Colorado Chautauqua Association to be recognized for its environmental sustainability within historic preservation
May 11, 2011

Colorado Chautauqua Greening Laboratory recognized by City of Boulder
May 10, 2010