Bands on the Bricks 2023 Season Kicks Off June 14
Boulder’s free eight-week outdoor summer concert series returns to the Pearl Street Mall
Boulder, CO [June 7, 2023] – The 27th annual Bands on the Bricks summer concert series is back in downtown Boulder this summer. For eight weeks, visitors can enjoy free outdoor concerts every Wednesday evening on the Pearl Street Mall starting June 14 to August 2. Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with the Beer Garden encompassing the entire 1300 block of the Mall. Opening acts take the stage at 6:00 pm and the main act goes live at 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
Enjoy live music from bands ranging from folk to rock and everything in between. Dance under the stars while sipping Avery Brewing Company beer, margaritas, wine, Day Chaser Cocktailsand a variety of other beverages. This year, ride your bike to Bands on the Bricks and drop it off at a Secure Bike Valet located on Pearl Street (just west of 13th Street), operated by Shared Paths Boulder.
“We had heard from our audience that finding bike parking was challenging at such a popular event - so partnering with Shared Paths to have a bike valet was a natural fit for Bands on the Bricks,” said Anna Salim, VP of Operations and Programming. “We are grateful to our partners at Google Boulder for sponsoring this unique offering!”
The 2023 Bands on the Bricks musician lineup is as follows:
- June 14: The Long Run - Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles
Laden with four and five part harmonies, the Long Run reproduces the Eagles' hits with an organic 70's sound, accurate lead guitarists, multi-instrumentalists and a lead-singing drummer.
- June 21: The Goonies
Based in Boulder, CO, this four-piece rock party will unravel your sense of space and time with guitar solos. Founded in 1985, The Goonies promise a rocking good time!
- June 28: Hazel Miller & The Collective
Colorado-based music icon Hazel Miller has a reputation for "bringing it" whether the event is a club setting, concert, festival or non-profit fundraiser. Her powerful voice stands out and her beautiful spirit shines through to the delight of her loyal fans.
- July 5: Chimbangle
Chimbangle is a dynamic Venezuelan band that is achieving success with both Spanish and English speaking markets. Their rich layers of provocative harmonies, soulful progression, crisp dance routine and driving percussion get audiences on their feet and dancing.
- July 12: Chain Station
Chain Station is a four-piece, high-energy, get ‘em out on the dance floor string band born high in the mountains but based in Denver, Colorado. Their music is well-steeped in Americana roots with vocal harmonies that are high, lonesome and tight.
- July 19: The Sweet Lillies
The Sweet Lillies' music is heartfelt and collaborative. Those defining traits are given life by the quartet of musicians who make up the Lillies. Together they have combined their individual strengths to deliver powerful narratives of life in song.
- July 26: JJ Brown’s Raw Soul Band
JJ Brown's Raw Soul Band is a dynamic and electrifying musical ensemble that blends elements of classic funk, raw soul and contemporary R&B. Formed by frontman JJ Brown, the group has become known for their high-energy performances, infectious grooves and soulful vocals.
- August 3: Mighty Mystic
Mighty Mystic is considered as one of the leaders in the U.S. Reggae scene and labeled by many as one of the more prolific artists to develop outside of Jamaica. He has gripped the scene with ferocious conviction and an uncanny ambition worthy to be mentioned among the greats.
Bands on the Bricks is produced by Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives (DBCI). It is co-presented by FNBO and The W.W. Reynolds Companies. The event’s sponsors are Avery Brewing Company, City of Boulder, The Daily Camera, Day Chaser Cocktails, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Google and Shared Paths.
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About Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives
Downtown Boulder Community Initiatives (DBCI) (formerly known as the Downtown Boulder Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created in 2017. The organization's mission is to engage visitors and locals alike through arts, culture, innovation and inclusive, community-driven experiences in downtown Boulder. (DBCIBoulder.org). DBCI, along with the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District, falls under the umbrella of the parent organization, the Downtown Boulder Partnership.