So much of what I love about Boulder is its music scene. No matter your preferred genre, there’s something for everyone available throughout our town’s venues. This month, we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of a quintessential Boulder icon, The Fox Theatre. It opened its doors on University Hill on March 6, 1992, and has since been named one of the best clubs in the country. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, The Fox will host a slew of shows this month, many of which are performances from local bands and groups that have helped build the venue’s reputation over the years:
March 2: 3OH!3
March 3 & 4: String Cheese Incident
March 6: Leftover Salmon
March 8: New Mastersounds
March 9: Rose Hill Drive (reunion and album release)
March 10 & 11: The Greyboy Allstars
March 16: Big Gigantic
March 17: The Motet
March 18: The Magic Beans
March 23: Funky Meters
March 29: North Mississippi Allstars
March 31: G. Love & Special Sauce
Find tickets for these shows on The Fox’s website.
The history behind the building is fascinating, and the Daily Camera recently ran a great story highlighting some of the key moments in The Fox’s history. In 1992, it was renovated by the Pyramid Group, Inc. and reopened as a live music venue. Its first performance was by funk group The Meters, and hasn’t slowed down since!
The Fox has hosted a long roster of famous acts over the years, including Sublime, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, The Killers, Jack Johnson, The Fray, Sheryl Crow, Widespread Panic, Phish, Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many more.
Even before it was a music venue, the space has been entertaining the community in one form or another since 1926. It has also served as a movie theater, saloon, dance hall, and vaudeville theater. In the 1950s, it was the Buff Café—”Boulder’s most modern eating house.”
The Fox has successfully combined modern elegance with the welcoming atmosphere you’d expect in Boulder, and I’m thrilled to have it so deeply rooted in our community. I can’t wait to see what’s to come over the next 25 years!
Which of The Fox’s anniversary shows are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments!