Etown Hall: Boulder’s best ticket

Great music, fresh ideas and big laughs  |

It’s true many Boulderites fly the coop every summer, whether to reunite with family on the east coast or to explore parts unknown while school’s out. But for those who stay put and embrace Colorado at what I believe to be its finest season, the city offers a wealth of diversions.

Some of the best are going down at Etown Hall in downtown Boulder. Don’t let the summer get by without spending an evening here.  The 200- seat venue – a beautiful historic building completely renovated and reopened by Etown last year – has a nice slate of music and comedy on tap in the coming weeks:

Attend a recording of Etown, the radio show taped here weekly in front of a live audience and broadcast across the country on NPR and other networks.

Etown combines musical performances with progressive conversations on making the world a better place. In more than 20 years, Etown has produced 1,000 + shows featuring artists and thinkers like Emmylou Harris, James Taylor, and Jimmy Carter to name a very few. It’s very cool and has just gotten better with age.

Etown’s upcoming taping on July 24 with Bela Fleck is sold out (sorry), but the next show on July 30 features musicians San Fermin and Jeremy Messersmith and will absolutely be worth your while, especially with a ticket price of just $18.

Go to a comedy show. Comedian Louie Anderson played Etown Hall in June, garnering raves from locals who were lucky enough to see the show. On Tuesday, July 29, actor/comedian Jay Mohr will play the stage. Mohr is one of those characters you recognize immediately, but can’t always name. Pretty much the best kind of comedian. Just $30.

Etown Hall offers stellar entertainment events like these year round. Going may draw you into the Etown organization’s bigger ideas of building a stronger community and better world.