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MUSIC

Trevor Hall – September 1

Since his career launched in 2014, Trevor Hall has been able to draw on a variety of inspirations to create music that is organically pure and ushers in spirituality. Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music with hints of inspiration from India, has led him to a series of sold-out tours and collaborations with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd and Nahko & Medicine for the People. Watch Trevor Hall here. Satsang will open tonight’s show. Friday, September 1. Chautauqua Auditorium. 7:30 PM. Buy tickets online.

Seu Jorge: The Life Aquatic – David Bowie Tribute – September 8

In commemoration of David Bowie’s recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film “The Life Aquatic” on stage. Seu Jorge, one of Brazil’s most talented contemporary singers, rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film “The Life Aquatic.” In his acclaimed role as Pelé dos Santos, a singing sailor, Seu Jorge performed several of David Bowie’s songs in the film. But in a twist, he did it in Portuguese. Seu Jorge’s adaptations in Portuguese of David Bowie’s music underscore the breadth and depth of his compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact. Watch Seu Jorge here. Friday, September 8. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

FAMILY THEATER

The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure – September 16 – October 29

The world’s greatest detective was not who people think he was. In fact he was not a he at all. Ms. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joanna Watson must solve the mystery of a generations’ old curse that dooms each male in the Baskerville family to be hunted by a demon dog. Can Holmes and Watson discover the truth before the Hound claims the life of the final heir to the Baskerville name?

Buy early! Each hike is capped at low numbers and tends to sell out in advance. Recommended for ages six (6) and older. Presented by Arts in the Open. Show length: 2 hours. September 16 – October 29. Chautauqua Picnic Shelter. Buy tickets online.

LODGING

Enjoy a complete Chautauqua experience

Indulge in the last few weeks of summer with a show in the historic Auditorium and an overnight stay in one of our cottages! Enjoy a pre-concert meal at the Dining Hall or in the privacy of your cottage’s porch then stroll over to the Auditorium for a show. Afterwards, sink into your cozy quarters for a restful night’s sleep and hit the trails in the morning for a hike before checking out. Plan your getaway today!

For reservations, call 303.952.1611 or email lodging@chautauqua.com.

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

Chautauqua General Store is open!

Stop by and enjoy a baked treat, beverage or homemade ice cream. Grab-and-go snacks, old fashioned candies and other supplies like sunscreen, water bottles, hats and basic sundries are also available to equip you for your Chautauqua adventure. Open daily 8 AM–6 PM.

For more information, call 303.954.9185 or email generalstore@chautauquadininghall.com.

CHAUTAUQUA HISTORY

Rock drilling contests at Chautauqua Park

From 1898 through the 1930s Boulder area hard rock miners competed annually to see who could drill the deepest hole in a chunk of rock.

The first single-jack competitions (1898-1901) were held inside the Chautauqua Auditorium on the Fourth of July. It took three days for teams to move seven tons of granite from Magnolia mining district for the contest. The best drillers from each mine in the area competed in a two-man team using a star drill and a 7-lb. hammer to drill the deepest hole. The prizes ranged from $0.25 to $2.00 — and being a hero for a day.

From 1901 through 1905, the contest was held outdoors, in Chautauqua Park near the Grant Street entrance. After that, through the 1930s, the contest was held in downtown Boulder. In 1954 the City of Boulder installed a plaque on a drilled boulder at the northwest corner of the Chautauqua Green honoring the area’s miners and the drilling competitions. Another drilled boulder lies on the south side of the Auditorium, and two more anchor the north corners of the nearby Picnic shelter.

Drilled boulder on the south side of the Chautauqua Auditorium. Photo courtesy: Colorado Chautauqua Association.

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