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We’re excited to announce two more fantastic shows to the summer concert line up! Touring in support of new album releases, Rhiannon Giddens will appear August 13 and Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will close out the summer Auditorium season on September 24. The artists complement a line up ranging from Xavier Rudd and the Punch Brothers to Michael McDonald, Melissa Etheridge, and comedian Margaret Cho.

Thursday, August 13. 8:00 PM
Tickets: $30.00 – $55.00 ($27.00 – $52.00 Concert Member)

Known as the lead singer, violinist, banjo player and founding member of the Grammy-winning country, blues and old-time music group Carolina Chocolate Drops, Giddens recently released her debut solo album, “Tomorrow Is My Turn” (February 2015). Produced by T-Bone Burnett, the album includes songs made famous by Patsy Cline, Odetta, Dolly Parton, and Nina Simone, among others.

It was toward the end of the September 2013 “Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’” concert at New York City’s Town Hall, curated by T Bone Burnett, when Giddens indisputably stole the show. Singing Odetta’s “Water Boy” with, as the New York Times put it, “the fervor of a spiritual, the yips of a folk holler, and the sultry insinuation of the blues,” Giddens brought the star-studded audience to its feet. Many critics have stated that Giddens had the best performance at what was called “the concert of the year.”

Thursday September 24. 7:30 PM
Tickets: $45.00 – $75.00 ($42.00- $72.00 Concert Member)

Grammy Award winners Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will be sharing the stage to perform their new album “The Traveling Kind” (release date May 12th) in its entirety from start to finish followed by a greatest hits set. The “Traveling Kind” is the duo’s sophomore studio album together. Their first joint release “Old Yellow Moon” (2013) received critical acclaim and the Grammy for Best Americana Album. You do not want to miss this rare, intimate performance with two music icons.

A 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Crowell is a multi-Grammy-award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James and Grateful Dead among others. His 1988 breakthrough “Diamonds and Dirt,” generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song “After All This Time.” His honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.



Tickets for Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Rhiannon Giddens go on sale this week!
Become a Colorado Chautauqua Concert Member today, or renew your membership, and be the first to secure the best seats at a discounted rate. To join or renew online, click here.

Concert Member Presale: Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 AM, online at
General Public: Friday, May 15 at 10:00 AM, online at



Jun 2 – Xavier Rudd & The United Nations
Jun 12 – Keller Williams & The Keels
Jun 13 – The Weepies
Jun 19 – Ry Cooder – Sharon White – Ricky Skaggs
Jun 23 – Gordon Lightfoot
Jun 26 – Margaret Cho
Jul 8 – Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis
Jul 13 – Boz Scaggs
Jul 14 – Patty Griffin, Mavis Staples, & Amy Helm
Jul 15 – Indigo Girls
Jul 18 – Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai
Aug 3 – Ziggy Marley
Aug 5 – Melissa Etheridge – This Is M.E. Solo
Aug 13 – Rhiannon Giddens
Aug 14 – Michael McDonald
Aug 15 – Robert Cray Band
Aug 21 – Steve Earle & The Dukes
Sep 1 – Punch Brothers
Sep 19 – John Hiatt & The Combo / The Taj Mahal Trio
Sep 24 – Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell



Now hiring!

Want to work in one of Boulder’s most picturesque locations? Applications are now being accepted for customer service-oriented team members to fill full and part time seasonal and year-round positions.

Seasonal openings:

  • Box Office Staff
  • Emcee
  • Event Staff
  • Technical Staff
  • Technical Staff II

Year-round, full time openings:

  • Hospitality Assistant
  • Housekeeper I

To learn more about these positions, click here.



Make your summer pre-concert dining reservations today!

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

Enjoy a fresh, Colorado bistro dinner, or stop in for happy hour, at the Chautauqua Dining Hall before attending a concert in the historic Auditorium. Operated by Three Leaf Concepts, the Dining Hall is open year-round and offers a full bar with local beers and great wines to complement your meal.

To see the Dining Hall’s happy hour and dinner menus, click here.

To make a reservation, call 303.440.3776 or to reserve via email, click here.



Archive Feature Photo

Chautauqua Orchestra, Ellis Brooke, Conductor V_2-5c

Chautauqua Orchestra with Conductor Ellis Brooke

To see more historic Colorado Chautauqua photos, programs and printed materials, visit the online archive here.



West Garden Walk Project continues

While the brick path running east to west through the Centennial Garden will be closed to pedestrian traffic on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, access to the north part of the campus and the Dining Hall remains available via the path to the west of the garden in front of Cottage 200, as work continues on the West Garden Walk and ADA accessible restroom projects.

The next phase of the West Garden Walk project will include grading and stone work as an ADA accessible sidewalk and associated landscape are put into place. Please use caution as this area may be muddy.

For more information, please contact CCA’s Facilities and Preservation Manager Jeff Medanich at 303.952.1676.

Auditorium Accessible Restroom Project continues

Weather permitting, the wood framing of the Auditorium restroom shell is expected to be completed this week. This restroom structure will feature six stalls with ADA accessible accommodations for both men and women, and will be open in conjunction with the Auditorium schedule.

This project is managed and funded by the City of Boulder. For more information about this project, please contact the City of Boulder Facilities Asset Management Department, or call 303.952.1676.

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