Our 30th Annual Fall Fest brings a great weekend of local music! All performances take place at the Downtown Boulder Performance Stage on the 1300 Block of the Pearl Street Mall. Click below or scroll down for band descriptions and sample music.
The Wendy Woo Band
Message In a Bottle: The Police Tribute
Boulder Suzuki Strings
Teresa Storch and the Sharp Eleven
As Colorado’s music scene has exploded over the past few years, one of its mainstays has been Wendy Woo. Her energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a media and fan favorite. The Wendy Woo Band is a Colorado favorite. WWB is a poly-ethnic, power pop, song-rock, 6 piece band with sweet vocal harmonies and shuddering grooves.
Message In A Bottle recreates the magic and original flavor of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland of yesteryear, while producing an energetic and fresh live show of today leaving the audience wanting more whenever they hit the stage. If you're a Police fan, this band is a must see, and if you're not, you will be after the show.
Please join us for a performance featuring violin, viola and cello students from Boulder Suzuki Strings. Founded in 1982, Boulder Suzuki Strings provides music instruction to children age birth through 18, using the principles of the Suzuki method. Our string instrument students receive weekly private lessons and bi-monthly group lessons. They frequently perform in community concerts and our advanced students tour Costa Rica every other year. Upon graduation, BSS students continue to have music in their lives whether they go on to study at premier conservatories, prepare to be teachers themselves, double major with another speciality or pursue an entirely different field. No matter where their path leads them, our students enjoy music forever!
With their EP "Bones N' All", Native Station's eclectic blend of alternative-rock, pop, and reggae undertones will have you dancing and singing along to catchy choruses with a driving accompaniment.Originating in Marion, Virginia, Greg Benton (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar) and Thomas Troutt (Lead Guitar) uprooted themselves for the diverse Colorado Music scene. After meeting with Brett Cunningham (Bass), Nick Solga (Drums), and Brandon Clark (Keyboards), Native Station was formed. With their first EP "Bones N' All" released to favorable critique on Bolder Beat and My Random Jukebox, the band then garnered radio play on iHeart Radio's 94.9 Locals' Lounge with their debut single "All My Friends.".
How does woman with a degree in Applied Physics become a nationally touring Singer/Songwriter? While studying engineering at the Colorado School of Mines she became obsessed with live music. One show at Red Rocks Amphitheater prompted her to admit aloud “I think I need to do that!” The voice in her head just wouldn’t let go. In 2001, after getting laid-off from a job, she began busking in the Boston Subways, finally allowing herself to follow that voice.
As one of the last of the analogue kids, Michael Kranicke, founder of VDK, grew up at a time when listening to music meant either FM Radio or Vinyl. Drinking in a Rock & Roll brew laced with harmony and melody, Michael honed his guitar skills with a myriad of bands. With VDK…, hundreds of shows and thousands of miles over more than a decade produced numerous moments laced with applause, laughter, cheers and critical acclaim. The single, “When I See Her” from ‘American Lights’, was featured in the motion picture “Deal” starring Burt Reynolds and produced by Seven Arts Pictures / MGM.
The Raygunomics were formed in August of 2008 to bring a new voice to great 80′s-era music (and now going beyond the 80′s!!!). The members bring a TON of original band experience to the group, as well as the professionalism and work-ethic of a veteran project. Their goal is to play and entertain, sharing a love for all the popular music they listened to (and were influenced by) growing up, including all of your favorites as well as those “rare gems” the retro radio shows and DJs seem to forget!
Many Mountains is a Folk Rock group from the Front Range of Colorado. The band is fronted by Katie Rose & Dustin Moran who have been playing music together for half a decade. In early 2014, their motivations led them to focus on creating as Many Mountains. Their music tells stories of hard truths, self contemplation, and a longing to shed light on the unknown. Swooning vocal harmonies are sang often, over swelling slide guitar, and to the point rhythms. The listener may be moved to question ideas they thought were set in stone. Might Many Mountain change your way of thinking?.
Nominated by Denver Westword for Best Folk Band, The Heartstring Hunters are an indie-folk-rock band based in Boulder, CO. The HS Hunters' rich harmonies, youthful optimism and stories-from-the-road characterize a sound that invites you into a musical conversation between friends, an adventure that dances between the space of the open road and a midnight sky.
“Zen Mustache, a dynamic seven-piece from Denver, features a soulful, funky, and classic sound that blends decades of rock influences to deliver a high-energy vibe with emotive vocals and accessible jams. Inspired by artists ranging from The Allman Brothers Band and Martin Sexton to Phish and Pearl Jam, Zen Mustache fuses elements from many genres to create timeless original works. Their unique sound, best described as Mountain Rock, is anchored by powerful vocal harmonies and classic rock instrumentation, highlighted with accents of mandolin and melodica. With its extreme blend of vocal talents, musicianship, songwriting, and improvisation, Zen Mustache is a singular force in the modern music scene. Dancing shoes required!