The Boulder Symphony's July 4 Arts in the Park performance

The City of Boulder presents Arts in the Park, a program showcasing a vibrant blend of arts and cultural performances. Arts in the Park performances will take place at the Glen Huntington Band Shell in the city’s Civic Area. We'll showcase local talent as well as performances from the Boulder Ballet, Boulder Symphony, Boulder Opera and Boulder Philharmonic.

Arts in the Park 2024 will run from June 1 - Aug. 31 at and around the Glen Huntington Band Shell. These performances will be free or low cost to the community and provide assistance to local and independent performing artists.

Upcoming Community Spotlight Performances

We are adding more performances!


Serpentine offers up a collection of groove-rich rhythms and dreamlike vocals nestled within a psychedelic-edged creative aesthetic - an alternative rock landscape that evokes the late 60's while still shining through as a unique and new. Richly textured and hypnotic, Serpentine’s sound is built around rhythmic grooves bending into the realm of psychedelic rock. Learn More about Serpentine on their website, facebook page, and youtube channel.

Serpentine will open their show with a quartz sound bowl immersion by Joe Ritter.

  • Date: Friday, June 21st
  • Time: 5 p.m. - 7p.m.
  • Location: Bandshell

Community Spotlight Arts in the Park performances are FREE!

Photo of Vocal Improve Ensemble Ameya

Vocal Improv Ensemble Ameya

Enjoy a summer evening’s entertainment as seasoned Spellbinders Storytellers regale and transport you with timeless tales. Then hear the stories recapped by guest musical artists Ameya who will create spontaneous musical impressions. Bring your family, your friends and a summer picnic for this delightfully unique experience. is a 501c3 that has been keeping the oral tradition of storytelling alive in Boulder Valley Schools for over 20 years. Learn more about them on their website.

  • Date: Thursday, June 27th
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8p.m.
  • Location: Bandshell

Community Spotlight Arts in the Park performances are FREE!


Please join the Museum of Boulder, Historic Boulder, The Boulder Chamber of Commerce, The Boulder Farmers Market, the City of Boulder and Right Relationship Boulder in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Central Park.

  • Date: Saturday, June 29th
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location: Bandshell

Community Spotlight Arts in the Park performances are FREE!

Please join the event for free at the Bandshell located on Canyon and Broadway. The Program will coincide with the Boulder Farmers Market on Saturday 6/29/24 from 11am-2pm.

Program details for the event is listed below speakers & live historians to be listed soon:

11am: Live music provided by The School of Rock Boulder House Band

11:15am: Speakers to present on the history and evolution of Central Park

1.) Chapter #1: History before it was a park - from 12,000 BC to 1903 - Indigenous Tribes, Mining / Railroad History, settlers in the area, industry in the area, founding of CU

2.) Chapter #2: Creation of the park and the grand opening (1903 to 1924)

3.) Chapter #3: Highlights of how the park has been used from its opening to the time that Pearl Street Mall opened in 1977

12pm: Live music provided by The School of Rock Boulder House Band

12:15pm: Live historians available around the park to further discuss:

1.) Indigenous Tribe history from 12,000 BC to 1880

2.) Mining / Train History

3.) Cultural Eras – Big Band / 1950’s, “Flower Child” 1960’s 1970’s

4.) Natural / Botanical history

5.) Farmers Market history

2pm: Event to wrap up

Speaker: Fred Mosqueda
Speaker: Dan Corson
Speaker: Peter Pollock
Speaker: Leonard Segel
Larry Dorsey: Train historian
Clare Brandt: City Preservation Planner and researcher
Randy Cantu: Arborist
Frankie Ryder: Director of marketing
Kayla Simmering: Director of Events Museum of Boulder
Emily Zinn: Director of Education Museum of Boulder
Bob Yates: Interim Director Museum of Boulder
Christopher Taylor: Executive Director Museum of Boulder
Aaron Brockett: Mayor


Right Relationship Boulder

Create Boulder

The Boulder Chamber


Historic Boulder Inc.

Museum of Boulder

City of Boulder

School of Rock

The Boulder Farmers Market

More Information at:


Join a musical group with members of all different backgrounds and sexual orientations. Our larger community includes visual artists, clothing designers, sculptors, and chefs. Hear their indie rock sound and gather more information on their instagram @safetymeetingstudios

  • Date: Saturday, July 13th
  • Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Location: Bandshell

Community Spotlight Arts in the Park performances are FREE!


Experience a sound bath in a unique outdoor environment and get a taste of what sound healing can do for your mind and body. Bring items to help you feel comfortable and relaxed (pillow, eye mask, chair or something soft to lie down on).

Zach Miller is a certified sound healing practitioner that uses sound healing as a universal technique to hold space for people who want to bring healing, growth, and spiritual transcendence into their lives and bodies. He uses a combination of various instruments like gongs, crystal bowls, chimes, and other healing instruments to create a relaxing and interesting soundscape to help people access lower brainwave states in order to help turn on their body’s natural healing systems.

Learn more at and on instagram @soundwavesacrament

  • Date: Saturday, July 20th
  • Time: 6 p.m. - 7p.m.
  • Location: Bandshell

Community Spotlight Arts in the Park performances are FREE!

Join us for an enchanting evening as we shine the spotlight on solo musicians, showcasing the soulful melodies and captivating rhythms of three extraordinary local artists. Immerse yourself in the beauty of live music amidst the picturesque backdrop of our community park, where talent meets nature for an experience that resonates with the heart and spirit.

  • Date: Saturday, July 27th
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8p.m.
  • Location: Bandshell

Community Spotlight Arts in the Park performances are FREE!

Solo Sounds Schedule and Featured Artists:

Brody Bennett 5:30 p.m. - 6:15p.m.


Brody Bennett is a singer-songwriter who plays multiple instruments and enjoys recording original music, born and raised in Erie, Colorado along the front range mountains. As an upcoming vocalist and guitarist, Brody incorporates experimental elements into his compositions and mixes genres from folk/country to alternative rock, but always makes melodic, lyrical music with captivating progressions.

Audio Mocha 6:15 p.m. - 7p.m.


Ever wonder what the Legend Of Zelda would sound like as surf rock? Or what Taylor Swift would sound like in a Tony Hawk game? An instrumental solo project led by Colombian guitar player Daniel Mateo, Audio Mocha is primarily known for video game remixes and has performed at multiple conventions around the country, and has been featured on OverClocked Remix, Dwelling Of Duels and Pixel Mixers. Besides video game music, Audio Mocha also performs surf rock originals and pop covers so if you are looking for tropical vibes, don't miss out and join us at the Boulder Bandshell!


Elaborate Owl 7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Local musician Jonathan Schreiber produces vibey, introspective, and emotional electronic music sure to captivate your attention, and even get you grooving.

Instagram @elab_owl_music

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Community Spotlight Performances

Community Spotlight Performances are a way for the city to provide a viable outdoor venue for local artists and arts professionals, provide art performances and experiences to the community, and create a welcoming and safe space for all. They will run throughout the summer along with our signature events produced by the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department.

To encourage applications to this series, the city will provide sponsorships to qualified organizations on a first come, first served basis. Apply today!

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Call for Sponsors

Celebrate and support the arts in Boulder! To become a sponsor please contact Rosa Wright at

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  • Onstage recognition at all events
  • Branded promotional giveaways
  • Social media appreciation
  • Logo banner displayed at venue
  • Logo recognition on signage
  • Logo in digital program and website
  • Logo recognition in e-newsletters

  • Complimentary tickets to events
  • Company banner displayed at venue
  • Logo recognition on venue signs
  • Logo recognition on website and digital
  • Logo recognition in e-announcements

  • Logo recognition on venue signs
  • Logo recognition on website and digital
  • Logo in the digital program
  • Logo recognition on e-announcements

  • City e-newsletters | 250,000
  • City social media | 100,000
  • Summer Recreation Guide (Digital) | 35,000
  • Inclusion in citywide press release
  • Flyers and signs in several city parks