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St. Paul and the Broken Bones – August 16

Soul influenced, rock and R&B group St. Paul and the Broken Bones return to the Chautauqua Auditorium tonight! Known for mating ‘60s soul fire – daubed with latter-day influences like Sly Stone, David Bowie and Prince, this band’s take-no-prisoners performance is not to be missed. Watch St. Paul and the Broken Bones hereDragondeer will open tonight’s show. Wednesday, August 16. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

Blind Pilot – August 19

As described by NPR, Blind Pilot’s newest album, “And Then Like Lions,” “unfurls slowly and gracefully, its energy directed more toward richness of sound than speed or force. The Portland, Oregon band makes wistful late-summer music — songs of reflection and connection carried out in a subtle swirl of strings, horns, pianos and voices.” Watch the indie folk sextet hereCovenhoven will open tonight’s show. Saturday, August 19. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

The SteelDrivers – August 25

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. Watch The SteelDrivers here. Ginny Mules will open tonight’s show. Friday, August 25. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.


College – August 17

Starring Buster Keaton with live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy, piano

Brilliant in his studies and dismissive of athletics, Ronald’s (Buster Keaton) uptight attitude in college doesn’t win him any points with his pretty coed Mary (Anne Cornwall). Hoping to impress Mary, Ronald makes a buffoon of himself at every sport imaginable, usually at the hand of the brutish jock, Jeff (Harold Goodwin). But Ronald gets a final shot at glory in a big rowing race. Also screened will be Buster Keaton’s short film “High Sign” (1921). Watch a compilation of Keaton’s gags here. Thursday, August 17. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.


Chautauqua Explorer Series announced!

Celebrate the spirit of human exploration and the thrill of adventure. This monthly series gets underway October 12 and celebrates people who think outside the box, who test boundaries and look for the less-traveled path, for answers to the unknown. The cozy atmosphere of the 125-seat historic Chautauqua Community House provides the perfect setting for an intimate evening of armchair exploration and discovery. All shows: 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Oct 12 – Krystle Wright: Behind the Camera
See the view from behind the lens of extreme adventure photography. Read more here…

Nov 9 – Conrad Anker: Exploring the Himalayas
Journey through many years of expedition and adventure to the high ranges of the Himalayas and hear about the impacts on the natural world by man-made climate change. Read more here…

Nov 16 – 70 Years of Rocky Mountain Rescues
Learn about Boulder’s highly regarded rescue group, one of the oldest teams in the nation. Read more here… 

Dec 7 – Ulyana Horodyskyj: Earth Analogs for Space
Learn about the effects of deep-space missions and prepare for a journey to Mars. Read more here… 

Jan 16 – Eugene Buchanan: Comrades on the Colca
Paddle the first descent of the Cruz del Condor section of Peru’s Colca Canyon, the deepest gorge in the world. Read more here…

Jan 25 – Malcolm Daly: Triumph & Tragedy in Alaska
Hear about an extraordinary journey of despair, endurance, hope and reinvention. Read more here…

Feb 8 – Lynn Hill: Ascending Women
Free climb The Nose with a living legend and redefine what is possible. Read more here…

Feb 15 – Shawn Heinrichs: Saving the Sea Creatures
Dive into the world’s deepest waters to save majestic marine life. Read more here…

Mar 6 – Paul Mags: Hiking the MX/US Border
Hike between two nations and explore natural and cultural border constructs. Read more here… 

Mar 15 – Stan Havlick: Biking Seven Continents
Pedal around the globe and discover the wonderful world of travel. Read more here…

Apr 19 – Tad Pfeffer: Ice in the World
Hear about glacier and ice sheet indicators that predict the power and speed of environmental change and foretell human consequences. Read more here…

May 3 – Madeleine Sorkin: Perfecting the Push
Follow this big wall free climber into the world’s most remote areas. Read more here…


Stay after the show!

Enjoy a complete Chautauqua experience with an overnight stay in one of our cozy cottages. Available in studio, one, two or three bedroom, each cottage features a porch for relaxing and a full kitchen. Contact Chautauqua lodging at or 303.952.1611 to plan your getaway today!

*Restrictions: Offer valid while supplies last.


Summer midday specials

Sit back and relax on the iconic wrap-around porch of the Chautauqua Dining Hall and enjoy menu favorites at a discounted price. Choose from a delicious variety of flatbreads, salad, burgers and more. Served daily from 3 – 6 PM.

To view the full midday menu, click here. For reservations, call 303.440.3776.


Ride the free HOP 2 Chautauqua to concerts this summer

Join us in being part of the solution to reduce congestion and “be green” by riding the HOP 2 Chautauqua, a free transit service to the Colorado Music Festival and Chautauqua Summer Series events. All HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttles are ADA compliant “kneeling” buses and begin running approximately 90 minutes before show time and run for 45 minutes after the show. For more information about routes, schedules and other tips, click here.

Ride with Uber

Uber is the official transportation partner of the Chautauqua Summer Concert Series. Get a safe, reliable ride in minutes at the tap of a button. New users can take $10 off 2 rides using code CCA2017. Existing users can take 40% off 2 rides to/from Chautauqua up to $5 each, using code CCASUMMER. Signup now at

Ride the new Park to Park free shuttle on Saturdays and Sundays through August 27

Enjoy a convenient, stress-free way to access Chautauqua. The City of Boulder’s Park to Park pilot program aims to create a better visitor experience while reducing vehicular and parking impacts on neighbors and the area’s natural and cultural resources. The Park to Park free shuttle service runs Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM from convenient and free satellite parking lots throughout Boulder.

For more information about the free shuttle routes, visit

Paid Parking – Saturdays and Sundays through August 27

Prefer not to use the free satellite parking or ride the shuttle? Paid parking ($2.50/hour) is available in designated areas in and around Chautauqua, and on a first come, first-served basis. Pay at one of the five pay stations along Baseline, or save time by downloading the ParkMobile app!

For more information about the free shuttle routes, free and paid parking, visit


Now hiring!

Work where you play! We are looking for passionate and dedicated people to join our team and fill the following positions:

  • Executive Director
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Hospitality Assistant
  • Housekeeper & Seasonal Housekeeper
  • Part-time Night Auditor

Click here to view the complete job postings.

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