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MUSIC

The SteelDrivers – August 25

The SteelDrivers’ brand of bluegrass – intense, dark, poetic, and inescapably human – is a refreshing reminder of the timeless power of stringband music. They braid their bluegrass roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, and other contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid that is old as the hills but fresh as the morning dew. SteelDrivers fan Vince Gill describes the band’s fusion as simply “an incredible combination.” Watch The SteelDrivers hereGinny Mules will open tonight’s show. Friday, August 25. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

The Gipsy Kings – August 29

Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind “Bamboléo” celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition – taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals. Uniting the family Reyes and the family Baliardo, the Gipsy Kings will raise the roof with dance-ready furor, returning to their groundbreaking eponymous album and the nomadic spirit that has led them to their latest, “Savor Flamenco.” Watch the Gipsy Kings here. Simi Stone will open the show. Tuesday, August 29. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

Community House concert lineup announced!

With summer winding down in the Chautauqua Auditorium, the time is almost here for audiences to experience music in the intimate atmosphere of the Community House, one of the Front Range’s premier listening rooms. With only 125 seats, tickets go fast so check out the lineup below and buy your tickets today. All shows: 7:30 PM. Buy tickets online.

Blue Canyon Boys – October 14

Winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest, this bluegrass powerhouse consists of Gary Dark on mandolin, Jason Hicks on guitar, Drew Garrett on bass, and award-winning Zach Daniels on banjo. Blending incredible brother-duet-style vocals and hard-driving instrumental proficiency, this energetic band has created an infectious brew of hard-driving Colorado bluegrass. Watch Blue Canyon Boys here.

Don Alder –  October 29

Don Alder plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar with a passion that has quickly earned him a reputation as Vancouver’s “best kept little secret.” Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration – some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. Watch Don Alder here.

The Mulligan Brothers – November 17

From Mobile Alabama, The Mulligan Brothers have spent the last three years touring throughout the U.S. and Europe, playing their brand of American folk rock and return to Chautauqua Community House with a new sister and new music. The band has released three albums and currently have over four million plays on Spotify, including over 1.85 million of the song “Lay Here.” Watch the Mulligan Brothers here.

The Aaron Walker Quartet: A Gypsy Holiday – December 16

It will be anything but a silent night as the Aaron Walker Quartet performs their own Bohemian style of jazz music to beloved holiday favorites. The quartet comprises of Aaron Walker on lead guitar with Luke Smith on rhythm guitar, Gary Sloan on stand-up bass and Joe D’Esposito on violin. Watch the Aaron Walker Quartet here.

Grass It Up – January 19

According to critics and fans alike, Grass It Up‘s ever-evolving music and high energy performances are considered some of the best entertainment in the region. Steeped in American music traditions such as bluegrass, folk, ragtime, rock and country, Grass It Up has shaped a unique brand of bluegrass that expresses the feeling of life in today’s American West. Watch Grass It Up here.

Grant Gordy & Ross Martin – February 23

Brooklyn, New York duo Grant Gordy and Ross Martin’s new recording “Year of the Dog” brings together two of acoustic music’s most forward-thinking virtuoso guitarists, both of whom have deep backgrounds in the American musical vernacular. Improvisation, fluency in different styles, and thoughtful arranging are also hallmarks of some of the bands in which Grant and Ross have previously made their marks- the David Grisman Quintet and the Matt Flinner Trio, respectively. Watch Grant Gordy & Ross Martin here.

Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds – March 16

Joined by the Glorious Birds — Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), and Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass) — Dana Louise brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking to a body of complex songs. Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk. Watch Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds here.

Peter & Will Anderson play Gershwin – April 13

Hailing from Washington, DC, Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary sibling teams performing music today. Known for their exciting renditions of American songbook gems, infectious swing and blues, Brazilian Bossa Novas, and fresh original music, Peter and Will will be joined by guitarist Felix Lemerle. The Andersons will lead a program drawing from the songbooks of their favorite composers including Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Cole Porter. Watch Peter and Will Anderson here.

Taylor Scott Acoustic Trio – April 27

Taylor Scott is an international touring guitarist and singer/songwriter based in Denver, Colorado. He has consistently toured all over the U.S., Canada and Europe with both the Taylor Scott Band and trance-blues legend Otis Taylor. In 2015, he played alongside the likes of Warren Haynes on Otis Taylor’s critically acclaimed release, “Hey Joe Opus: Red Meat.” Scott’s current group is an original rock & roll band heavily influenced by soul & funk. Watch the Taylor Scott Trio here.

LODGING

Stay after the show!

Turn a great performance into a complete Chautauqua experience—retire after the show to one of our cozy cottages. Special one night reservations available for Community House and Auditorium events! Use promo code CH@Lod when booking Community House event nights and promo code 2017Concert for Auditorium events. Click here to make reservations online now or contact lodging@chautauqua.com.

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Now hiring!

We are looking for passionate and dedicated people to join our team and fill the following positions:

Executive Director
• Marketing Coordinator

Click here to view the complete job postings.

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