By Jon Solomon, Westword | After being closed for the past six months over COVID-19, the Boulder Theater is set to open again in October with nine socially distant concerts from artists including Magic Beans, Random Rab and Tenth Mountain Division.
David Weingarden, Z2 Entertainment’s vice president of concerts and events, says Boulder County recently signed off on the theater’s reopening guidelines.
“We felt that it was going to be safe for patrons to come into the room again,” he says. “We thought October would be a good time to start things back up to a reduced capacity.”
While the Boulder Theater’s capacity is normally 999, these upcoming concerts will have a maximum of 100 people sitting at tables for four or eight people. Each ticket for the 21-plus shows includes two McDevitt Supply tacos, two drinks, and chips and salsa. A cash bar will also be available.
Since there aren’t many bands traveling now, Weingarden says the theater will be hosting local acts.
“It’s really great to be in the Denver/Boulder area, because we have so many musicians that live here —
Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he’s been the Clubs Editor since 2006.