Terri Takata-Smith, Director of Marketing & Communications
1942 Broadway #301
Boulder, CO 80302
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boulder’s Favorite Outdoor Summer Concert Series Returns June 15th
Downtown Boulder’s Bands on the Bricks kicks off the ten week season June 15th with The Quemando Salsa Orchestra and a beer/wine/margarita garden
BOULDER, CO, June10, 2011 – From June 15 – August 17, Wednesday nights on the Pearl Street Mall are filled with the sound of music - from oldies to alternative and everything in between. Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premiere outdoor summer concert series taking place on the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. This year, concert goers will enjoy ten weeks of free concerts kicking off with The Quemando Salsa Orchestra. Quemando is one of Colorado's hottest salsa bands, born and bred in Boulder. The performers have been together over six years and are a cultural culmination of artists from Peru, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico and Colorado.
Also performing this season is perennial favorite the Hazel Miller Band, who will entertain audiences on June 29. On August 10, Fierce Bad Rabbit will perform. This local group received national attention earlier this year after their performance at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.
The 2011 schedule includes performances by:
June 15 The Quemando Salsa Orchestra
June 22 The Wendy Woo Band
June 29 Hazel Miller Band
July 6 Funkiphino
July 13 Raising Cain
July 20 The Fables
July 27 Judge Roughneck
August 3 That Eighties Band
August 10 Fierce Bad Rabbit
August 17 Rebecca Folsom Band
“We’re really excited about this year’s lineup,” said Sean Maher, executive director of Downtown Boulder. “Throughout the summer, audiences will enjoy a variety of performances. Along with bands that have always been crowd favorites, we’ve also booked some great new additions that will make this season one of the best.”
Returning this year is the wildly successful Bands on the Bricks Beer Garden which will also feature wine and margaritas (all $5/glass). The beer garden will open every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and concerts will start at 7 p.m. in front of the Boulder County Courthouse on the 1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall. This year, Bands on the Bricks is one of five Zero Waste Downtown Boulder, Inc. events.
This year, FourStar Realty and Downtown Boulder, Inc. have teamed up in support three local nonprofit beneficiaries – YWCA, Emergency Family Assistance Association (efaa) and Attention Homes. Downtown Boulder, Inc. will donate half of the beer garden sales to these nonprofits (YWCA on June 29; Attention Homes on July 20; efaa on August 10). FourStar Realty will match that donation up to $500 per nonprofit. FourStar will also match donations given at three specific evenings (YWCA on June 22; Attention Homes on July 13; efaa on August 10) up to $500 per nonprofit.
Downtown Boulder's Bands on the Bricks is a free event and open to the public. Presenting Sponsor: Four Star Realty. Supporting Sponsors: Guaranty Bank and Trust, KUNC radio, Parking Services, Daily Camera, Eco-Products & Boulder County Resource Conservation. The event is produced by Downtown Boulder, Inc.. For additional details visit http://www.bandsonthebricks.com or call 303-449-3774.
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. (https://www.boulderdowntown.com).
About DBI’s Pledge to Zero Waste Events
DBI is committed to producing zero waste events. In early 2011, DBI was awarded a Community Outreach Program Grant from the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division. The purpose of the grant is to encourage event attendees to make community events Zero Waste. This year at five signature DBI events literature, signage and volunteers will help educate attendees on recycling and composting best practices. (https://www.boulderdowntown.com/zerowaste)
About FourStar Realty
Locally and independently owned in since 1986, FourStar Realty's real estate sales division proudly serves Boulder, and Boulder County, the local foothills, suburban plains and the Denver area. FourStar Realty is the largest property management company in Boulder. Their 25 years of property management experience enables them to manage and maintain every aspect of their client’s income property, including advertising, leasing, rent collections, bookkeeping, and all maintenance issues. (http://www.fourstarrealty.com/)
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