Bands on the Bricks 17th Season Kicks Off with The Samples June 11th

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Downtown Boulder’s Bands on the Bricks offers up a refreshing lineup for the summer on the Pearl Street Mall

 [BOULDER, CO] June 3, 2014 – On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Downtown Boulder, Inc.’s (DBI) Bands on the Bricks kicks off its 17th season with a performance by The Samples.  The concert starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  Prior to the concert, the Downtown Boulder Beer, Wine & Margarita Garden will open for the fourth year welcoming guests 21 years and older starting at 5:30 PM and featuring Rio Margaritas and a new local brewery every three weeks.  This summer's brewery line-up includes: Sanitas Brewing Company Avery Brewing Company & West Flanders Brewing Co.  Beer and wine can be purchased for $5 per glass.  Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant margaritas will be served for $8 per glass. 

Fans of every genre of music will be excited with this year’s lineup which showcases a variety of music including: Bluegrass, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Indie Rock, Blues/R&B, Country, and all around great dance music:

June 11    The Samples
June 18    Hazel Miller Band
June 25    Mountain Standard Time
July 2    Soul School
July 9    The JV3
July 16    The Tripping Griswolds
July 23    Fort Frances
July 30    The Country Music Project
August 6    The Goonies
August 13    Euforquestra

Bands on the Bricks inaugural season took place the summer of 1997 as a way of attracting people downtown during the middle of the week.  The idea came to fruition thanks to Ben and Jerry’s then owner Sean Maher who witnessed the success of a similar concert series happening in Burlington, Vermont.  Not only did Maher provide financial backing through Ben and Jerry’s as the main sponsor for the first few seasons but he also came up with the name – Bands on the Bricks.  Flash forward 17 years and Maher is now the Executive Director of Downtown Boulder and is proud that the event continues to gain new fans each year while still attracting ones that have supported it since the beginning.

“Over the years, our events team has done a fantastic job keeping the line-up fresh and entertaining,” said Maher.  “It’s great to see the audience filled with our friends who have supported the event from the beginning and now new generations of music lovers who are excited to spend their Wednesday evenings enjoying concerts on the one and only Pearl Street Mall.”

“This season features some fan favorites as well as a few groups who are to new the series,” said Anna Salim, DBI’s Event Director.  “We are excited to have The Samples start the season by performing with us for the first time.   The following week [June 18], perennial favorite Hazel Miller and her band will entertain the audience.  Each week, we have a band that brings a great energy to the event and attendees are really going to enjoy this year’s lineup.”

Bands on the Bricks 2014 schedule can be found at  Bands on the Bricks is presented by RE/MAX  of Boulder & produced by DBI.  Sponsors include: Guaranty Bank, Mini of Loveland, City of Boulder Parking Services, Alex & Ani, Daily Camera, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Eco Products, Liquor Mart and Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant.

About Downtown Boulder, Incorporated
Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1984, dedicated to continued preservation, promotion and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community.  With a mission to maintain Downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure, DBI’s membership supports the overall vitality of Downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and by producing year-round community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors.  (

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Terri Takata-Smith, Director of Marketing & Communications
Anna Salim, DBI Event Director
Downtown Boulder, Incorporated
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