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Harold Lloyd Comedy Night – July 19

Featuring live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy, piano

Sit back and enjoy two of Harold Lloyd’s laugh-out-loud comedy shorts, “Grandma’s Boy” (1922) and “A Sailor-Made Man” (1921). In “Grandma’s Boy,” Lloyd plays a timid young man who must find the courage within when a rogue tramp menaces his home town. The evening continues with “A Sailor-Made Man” featuring Lloyd as an idle, wealthy playboy set out to prove his worth to his bride-to-be’s father. He joins the Navy but doesn’t realize it’s a job he can’t quit. Watch a Harold Lloyd compilation here. Wednesday, July 19. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.


Mary Chapin Carpenter – July 24

Beloved by fans and critics alike, Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform songs from her expansive 14-album catalog and songs from her newest album “The Things That We Are Made Of.” Produced by Grammy-nominee Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), the album has received critical acclaim from NPR and Rolling Stone, and The Associated Press calls it, “…an evocative collection of songs.” Emily Barker will open tonight’s show. Watch Mary Chapin Carpenter here. Monday, July 24. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Trevor Hall – September 1

Back by popular demand, we’re pleased to announce the addition of Trevor Hall to our summer line up! Concert Member presale is currently underway. Grab the best seats at the lowest price before tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 21 at 10:00 AM. Click here to join or renew online, or call 303.952.1635. Satsang will open tonight’s show. Friday, September 1. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

Colorado Music Festival – Week 4

Week four of Colorado Music Festival (CMF) continues July 20 through July 23 with a French Mini-Festival featuring the Van Cliburn competition medalist Benedetto Lupo and beloved music by French composers including Debussy, Ravel and more. On Tuesday, July 25, creative director and conductor at the Pittsburg Symphony Steve Hackman curates “Classicalapalooza,” the third Happy Hour @Chautauqua performance, featuring the music of Brahms, Lady Gaga, Strauss, John Mayer, Debussy and Frank Ocean. Read the Daily Camera’s preview of week 4 here. View the complete list of Colorado Music Festival events at Chautauqua here. Purchase tickets online here.


Grab a bite before the show!

Looking for a sit down experience before the show? Enjoy the beautiful views from the Chautauqua Dining Hall’s wrap around porch while savoring fresh, Colorado bistro cuisine. 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.


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. Sign up 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


Alexine Crawford’s Journal

In 1921, Alexine Crawford, a young girl from Beaumont, Texas, who spent her summer vacations in Chautauqua cottage #13 with her family, kept a journal she called her “Rocky Mountain Good Times Book.”

Then, as now, hiking was a major recreational activity at Chautauqua. Alexine’s “Good Times Book” describes a day hike to Royal Arch, “One of my first hikes this summer was to Royal Arch. It was one of the hikes organized by the Chautauqua playground supervisor. We all paid a quarter for supper which was cooked there. It was a very hard climb and we had to rest often. I thought we would never get there and was so glad when we got there. Soon the supper was cooked, but before we played games. We had two weenie sandwiches apiece, plums and cakes, which is pretty much for a quarter. That night we went to a picture show at Chautauqua, so I didn’t get to bed until late but was mighty glad when I did, and as soon as my head touched the pillow I knew no more.”

Alexine later lost track of the journal and tried unsuccessfully to find it before she died in 1991. Fortunately, her daughter, Sara, found it recently and has donated it to the Chautauqua Archives.

Photo of journal page with hikers. Courtesy: Carnegie Library, Boulder, Colorado


Chautauqua Lighting Plan Survey

The Colorado Chautauqua Association and the City of Boulder are working collaboratively, and with other interested parties, to develop a Lighting Plan and Design Guidelines for the Chautauqua Historic District. The purpose of the project is to aid in future decision making regarding exterior lighting within the historic district boundaries. Your input is valued, please take a few minutes to add your thoughts on how lighting could be improved at Chautauqua. Click here to take the online questionnaire. Survey closes August 2.

To learn more, visit the project website here.

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