Boulder has long since been known as a haven for many types of people. The athletes, the hippies, the entrepreneurs and, of course, the artists. So many different types of people makes for a great mix of events and experiences and I want to highlight one that’s starting to gain some ground in the Boulder scene.
Bouldering Poets is a group that got its start in 2012 at the Trident, but now has several features a month at various Boulder venues and has an open mic at the end of each month. It now has around 50-60 artists attend the larger events at the end of the month.
The event is a space for poets, musicians, performance artists and visual artists to have a stage to share their passion and art with others.
The mixture of artists and poets creates an all-inclusive community where everyone can feel safe to express themselves freely.
This month, their featured event will be at Shine Gathering Space in Downtown Boulder on February 20th at 7:30 pm.
It will feature artists Nicky Beer, Curtis Romero, Jesse Morse and Ryan Corcoran plus an open mic after their performances. All told, the featured artists will provide attendees with poetry, vocal performances and live music.
When they wrap up, then there’s an opportunity for burgeoning artists to share their own work during the open mic session. The community, as founder Elyse Brownell wanted, is open-minded and welcoming of all newcomers. It’s a supportive place for you to try something that you may have always wanted to try, but haven’t wanted to do it in front of an audience of people you didn’t know would be supportive.
Even if you don’t have something you would like to share yet, we encourage you to go and check out a few of their events to experience some great local talent.
You can go to their website to find out more about their events and find another, perhaps smaller event that excited you and inspires you to be more creative.