Post Date: 7/5/2022
Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending Bands on The Bricks for the first time - and I can’t wait to tell you about it! While I grew up in Colorado, this is my first summer living in Boulder, so getting to experience events like Bands on the Bricks is new and exciting. In partnership with Boulder Community Health, last week was Healthcare Night, and I was thrilled with the opportunity to show appreciation for local healthcare workers that do so much for our community.
This free, outdoor summer concert series produced by the Downtown Boulder Partnership’s non-profit arm has been happening on the Pearl Street Mall for the past 26 years and is definitely something I will be returning to. I loved the atmosphere and performances that I was able to witness. In theme with healthcare night, Soul Medicine, a group of medical professionals based in Boulder, made an appearance as the opening band. Wednesday was their first performance on the bricks and it couldn’t have gone better - the audience was swaying and clapping along! .
Chimbangle, a dynamic band with Venezualean roots, took the stage after Soul Medicine’s incredible opening. Their performance had everyone on their feet and dancing to the upbeat, vibrant music. The mix of renditions of classic songs with lively Spanish originals created a colorful environment that you couldn’t help but move to! I was impressed by the number of salsa dancing audience members! Watching the way that Chimbangle’s music captivated attendees and put everyone in a bright mood was incredible. The joyful interactions between the band and the audience kept everyone engaged and smiling. Chimbangle’s cultural background shone through their performance as they stole the attention of each individual.
Besides the marvelous music and performances, there was even more to experience at this event. I was blown away by the energy flowing through Pearl Street the whole night. From those enjoying drinks in the beer garden to kids trying their hand at breakdancing behind the stage, everyone was having a good time. I love to see that people of all ages can enjoy the Bands on The Bricks experience, whether your desire is to dance the night away or sit on the courthouse lawn and watch the festivities unfold before you.
I look forward to more nights like these right here on Pearl Street. This Wednesday (July 6th) brings The Long Run - “Colorado’s Tribute to The Eagles” to the bricks, and it will surely be an unforgettable night of rocking to The Eagles greatest hits! Next week (July 13th), groove to the indie opener, Mike Lamitola before getting funky with Titonic, an R&B band from Fort Collins. Listening to their take on classics by Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder is sure to make your summer! And July 13th is Neighborhood Night where you can share your thoughts and ideas on Downtown Boulder Partnership’s Five-Year Vision Plan through a variety of fun activities. You won’t want to miss it!
Attending Bands on The Bricks was definitely a highlight of my week. I can’t wait to go back and see more performances from every genre of artist. If you are looking for a midweek pick-me-up, I couldn’t recommend a night at Bands on The Bricks more. This outdoor music scene is sure to brighten your summer - check out the schedule and list of performers here. I’ll catch you at the next one!
See you around,