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Faculty Tuesdays bring wondrous performances to attendees—for free

Sept. 7, 2023

Take in wondrous musical performances in person or streamed online. Most Tuesdays through the academic year, CU Boulder faculty experts treat audiences to their renowned talents.

Students enjoy a concert during Buffs on the Hill event in 2021

WelcomeFest concert lineup announced, Hippie Sabotage to headline

Aug. 16, 2023

Los Angeles duo Hippie Sabotage will headline this year's concert on Aug. 26 at Farrand Field. Also slated to perform are Mike Dimes, No Thanks, Crash G, Don Jamal and Gano. Admission is free to all CU Boulder students who provide their Buff OneCard at campus wristband locations.

Folsom Field during a Dead & Company concert.

Concerts, drone show July 1–4 to bring excitement and crowds

June 26, 2023

Summertime means fun on the CU Boulder campus. This year’s events include Dead & Company concerts July 1–3 and a Fourth of July drone show, all at Folsom Field. Plan ahead for heavy traffic and crowds to get to the fun on time.

Alex Gonzalez

College of Music hosts national program advancing cultural diversity

June 26, 2023

The Sphinx Performance Academy has changed the lives of thousands of young musicians, offering a curriculum that includes lessons, master classes, recitals, career enrichment sessions and mentorship. The academy will perform free, public concerts June 30–July 2.

Folsom Field

Dead & Company to play Folsom Field July 1–3

June 16, 2023

Dead & Company, featuring Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, Otiel Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, will return to Folsom Field for three nights of shows July 1–3 as part of the band’s final tour.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival play in the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre

Enemies to lovers: Shakespeare fest to open with Much Ado About Nothing

May 26, 2023

In this rollicking lampoon of relationships, romance and the influence of town gossip, William Shakespeare delivers a near-perfect enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy. See the play June 11–Aug. 13 in the outdoor theater.

musicians on stage at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver

A music extravaganza: CU at Boettcher series returns May 2

April 19, 2023

CU at Boettcher is back for the first time since 2020, with the symphony orchestra and all choirs set to perform Carl Orff’s formidable Carmina Burana. The concert also will feature the world premiere of Carter Pann’s symphony, On The Importance of Our Democracy, and a collaboration with the youth music-training program El Sistema.

dancers on stage

Revel in dance works by faculty, guest artists April 20–23

April 7, 2023

From the micro-undulations of transnational fusion to the sweeping attack of contemporary dance, The Current brings vanguard artists of today’s dance scene to Boulder. Tickets go fast!

Cordae performing at Openair Frauenfeld in 2019

Cordae to headline 2023 Spring Show

April 6, 2023

Cordae, with the direct support of N3ptune and Rusty Steve, will headline the 2023 Spring Show sponsored by the Cultural Events Board and Program Council. The show will take place April 21 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Step Afrika! performing on stage

Artist Series season for 2023–24 features eclectic mix of world-class performers

April 5, 2023

The 86th season of CU Presents’ Artist Series features an exciting lineup that includes familiar favorites, world-class artists and one-of-a-kind collaborations.