Bands on the Bricks lineup announced, it's Small Business Week, Startup Week schedule and more.

Downtown Boulder

May 4, 2016

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Announcing: Bands on the Bricks 2016 Lineup

Wednesdays, June 1 - August 3 | Beer Garden at 5:30PM, Concert at 7PM | 1300 block of Pearl

From oldies to alternative and everything in between, Bands on the Bricks (presented by RE/MAX of Boulder) is Boulder's premiere outdoor summer concert series taking place on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. Save the dates for this season's concerts:

June 1 -- Euforquestra

June 8 -- The Railsplitters

June 15 -- That Eighties Band

June 22 -- Zyzzyx

June 29 -- The Hazel Miller Band

July 6 -- Quemando

July 13 -- Wandering Natives

July 20 -- Judge Roughneck

July 27 -- PJ Zahn

August 3 -- The Wendy Woo Band

View the full schedule

It's National Small Business Week!

Sunday, May 1 - Saturday, May 7

Shop small in downtown Boulder this week for National Small Business Week! Help recognize the critical contributions of America's small business owners. By shopping or dining at small businesses, you're showing your support for the community that you call home. Did you know: Locally owned businesses recycle a larger share of their revenue back into the local economy?

All week, we're highlighting new Small Business Spotlights via Downtown Boulder's Facebook and Twitter. New spotlights include: Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, Centro Latin Kitchen, 1313 A Salon, Rebecca's Herbal Apothecary, Jax Fish House, Rembrandt Yard, West End Tavern, Bradley Boulder Inn and Liquor Mart.

Start of Wednesday Farmers Markets

Wednesdays, May 4 - October 5 | 4 - 8 PM | 13th Street

Starting TONIGHT, the Boulder Farmers Market will be open Wednesday evenings through October 5. At the Wednesday markets enjoy live music from 4PM - 8PM, a rotating beer garden featuring a cast of local breweries, locally-grown produce, food vendors, and more! Weekend Boulder Farmers Markets take place on Saturdays from 8AM - 2PM.


Startup Week and MediaLive

May 16 - 20

Boulder Startup Week begins on Monday, May 16. This free, five-day celebration of our community builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. It's led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all around Boulder.

The 2016 Startup Week schedule is live! RSVP today.

This year, BMOCA's MediaLive festival is presented in collaboration with Boulder Startup Week. It features nearly 20 international artists presenting on the current state of new art media.


Bill Capodagli Workshop

Thursday, May 12 | 8 - 9:30 AM | Canyon Theater

Walt Disney knew how to go above and beyond when it came to the "guest experience". In this 90 minute introductory workshop, Bill Capodagli will touch on why Disney's values for providing service to customers, training & enabling employees, and managing creativity & innovation are essential for organizations of all sizes. This workshop is perfect for audiences from entry-level recruts to CEOs. Seating is limited and expected to sell out!


CU Boulder Graduation this Saturday

Saturday, May 7

CU Boulder Spring Commencement happens on Saturday. Congratulations to all of the graduates! For updates and information about graduation, visit the commencement website.

Shopping for the perfect gift for your graduate? See our Graduation Gift Guide for ideas!


Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 8

Mother's Day is this Sunday. Happy Mother's Day to the wonderful moms out there!

Celebrate the mom(s) in your life with a gift from Downtown Boulder. Take a look at the Mother's Day Gift Guide for ideas.

For a list of events and special brunch menus celebrating moms, see our calendar.


Found Downtown

This photo from our Instagram was taken downtown.

Email the location of this photo to with "Found Downtown" in the subject line for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Winner will be notified by Tuesday, May 17.

Congratulations Felicia P., winner of the last Found Downtown (Old Chicago).


new Businesses


1731 15th St Suite 103 | (855) 665-6832

MojoTech is a leader in web, mobile, and IoT development. MojoTech leads clients of all sizes and maturities through full product development cycle - from ideation to realization.

Since its inception in 2008, MojoTech has luanched more than 100 products by partnering with clients to not only deliver software, but also: develop and document best practice in product development, mentor and train in-house teams to accelerate permanently, transform legacy practices and code using the latest tools and frameworks, reduce risk through rapid Product Definition Sprints. Our clients are leaders in healthcare, financial services, e-commerce and beyond.


Mud Facial Bar - New Ownership

2098 Broadway |
(303) 903-0441

Mud Facial Bar welcomes new owners Sammy & Elizabeth - they join us at the Mud store in Boulder and they are already in LOVE with this town. Come stop by, say hi, and welcome them to the neighborhood. New Mud store hours are Monday - Friday, 12 - 7PM and Sat 10AM - 4PM.


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Upcoming Events


Boulder Farmers Market
4 pm - 8 pm / Central Park

CHRIS HOWARD -- "Night Speed"
6:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Cinco de Mayo Contest Deadline
Liquor Mart

1 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Wonder

Purple Squirrel
8 pm - 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Sheila Jordan with the Brad Goode Quartet
7:30 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts


Centro de Mayo
3 pm - 6 pm / Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace

DIY: Glue Art
4 pm - 5 pm / Boulder Public Library

3 pm - 6 pm / Boulder Public Library

Three Days of Derby Delights
5 pm - 8 pm / Goorin Bros. Hat Shop


Customer Appreciation Tasting Party
6 pm - 7:30 pm / Oliverde

Opening: New Works by French artist Gerard Mortier
2 pm - 6 pm / SmithKlein Gallery

Three Days of Derby Delights
5 pm - 8 pm / Goorin Bros. Hat Shop


Boulder Farmers Market
8 am - 2 pm / Central Park

Boulder Symphony Presents Season Finale - "Nature's Voice"
7 pm - 9 pm / First Presbyterian Church

Four Loves ~ Family Musical Event
10 am- 10:45 am / Pine Street Church

Silent Films Presentation
11 am / Boulder Public Library

Three Days of Derby Delights
5 pm - 8 pm / Goorin Bros. Hat Shop


First Annual Rosé & Champagne Brunch
11:30 am / Frasca Food & Wine

Go Club for Kids & Teens
2 pm - 5:30 pm / Boulder Public Library

Good Manners Band
1 pm - 4 pm / Goorin Bros. Hat Shop

Mother's Day Brunch
9 am - 3 pm / Hotel Boulderado

Mother's Day Celebrations
Brunch 10 am - 3 pm; Dinner 5 pm - close / Wild Standard

Mother's Day Festivities
10 am - 3 pm / SALT the Bistro

Toney Rocks in Concert
7 pm / Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

Venus de Miles Women's Bike Club - Weekend Ride
9:30 am - 12 pm / Full Cycle