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Leslie Irvine: My Dog Always Eats First – April 19

In “My Dog Always Eats First” by sociology professor Leslie Irvine, a new light is shed on an overlooked, but important phenomenon: the homeless and their pets. Using interviews with homeless people in four cities, Irvine explores what it takes to live on the streets with an animal and how they care for their four-legged friends. Join author Leslie Irvine tonight and peer into the social and moral identities of these unique partnerships. Wednesday, April 19. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Unlocking the Cage – April 21

After 30 years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, animal rights attorney Steven Wise and his legal team are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal protections. Should animals have limited personhood rights? Explore this question with us on April 21 with the screening of “Unlocking the Cage” and discussion with Dr. Marc Bekoff. Watch the official trailer here. Friday, April 21. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Concert Member pre-sale underway

There’s still time to grab the best seats at the lowest price for the 2017 summer concert series before tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 21 at 10:00 AM.

Renew your membership, or join online today, and be the first to secure the best seats at a discounted rate. Click here to join or renew online, or call 303.952.1635.

2017 Summer Concert Line Up

June 1: Hot Rize*
June 2: TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ BandSold Out
June 11: Hudson:* Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield with Dandu
June 12: Punch Brothers
June 16: Drive-By Truckers
June 17: Drive-By Truckers
July 24: Mary Chapin Carpenter*
July 31: Lucinda Williams
Aug 10: Colin Hay with Trace Bundy
Aug 15: St. Paul & The Broken Bones*
Aug 16: St. Paul & The Broken Bones*
Aug 25: The SteelDrivers*
Aug 29: The Gipsy Kings*
Sept 3: Indigo Girls
Sept 21: Steep Canyon Rangers

*These shows on sale now!


General Public: Friday, April 21, 10:00 AM


Stay after the show!

Turn a great performance into a great night – retire after the show to one of our cozy cottages. Special one night reservations available! Use promo code 2017Concert when booking. Offer good while supplies last. Not valid July 24 or for CMF events.
Click here to make reservations online now!


Make your summer pre-concert dinner reservations today!

Reservations fill up fast for pre-concert dining at Boulder’s most historic restaurant.

Savor a relaxing dinner on the restaurant’s iconic porch before attending a concert in the Auditorium. Looking for something more casual? Meet friends pre-show at the Picnic Shelter* for sandwiches and a selection of beer, wine and cold beverages, or stop by the General Store, located next to the Dining Hall, for homemade ice cream, a cup of coffee or a quick snack.

For reservations, call 303.440.3776 or to reserve via email, click here.

*Picnic Shelter concessions not available on CMF concert nights.


Temperance at Chautauqua

A fascinating segment of women’s history on the Colorado Chautauqua campus is the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). The WCTU was among the first organized women’s groups for social reform. During the Progressive Era (1890-1920), the WCTU advocated for prohibition, women’s suffrage, child labor and labor rights. ‘Agitate, educate, organize’ was the slogan of the WCTU.

With no alcohol served at the chautauquas, the Colorado Chautauqua was a perfect fit for the WCTU. In 1900, the Rest Cottage was built and served WCTU members until the 1950s. The Colorado Chautauqua Association purchased the cottage in 1961 and later restored it to its 1910 appearance.

The WCTU Rest Cottage, #401, circa 1901. Courtesy: Colorado Chautauqua Association archives.


Baseline Project Update

Crews are working on the final phase of the Chautauqua Pedestrian Safety, Access and Lighting Improvements project along Kinnikinic & Baseline Roads. Please plan ahead and prepare for single lane closures with flaggers directing traffic during daytime weekday hours.

The Kinnikinic Road project includes a detached sidewalk on the east side and an attached crusher fines pedestrian connection on the west side, and drainage swales along Kinnikinic Road from Baseline Road to Bluebell Road and Sumac Drive. The project also includes installing the remaining section of new sidewalk on Baseline Road between 8th Street and Kinnikinic Road.

All work is dependent on weather, contractor schedules and material delivery and so is subject to change. For the latest construction and traffic impact information, visit and follow @boulderconezones on Twitter. For more information, visit the City of Boulder’s project page here.

Chautauqua Meadow Trail

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) began flood-repair improvements to the Chautauqua Meadow Trail on Monday, April 17. The trail will remain open during improvements. However, it will be an active construction zone with fencing and slight detours. More information about this project is available here.

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