All year, the Boulder Jewish Festival all-volunteer planning team keeps an ear tuned to exciting musical acts. We watch dozens of artist videos, listen to sample tracks and take suggestions from the community. Some years, there are overlapping national events in the Jewish music world and we compete for the best entertainment acts.
And some years we make a great call.
How do we know? Because many of you sent us links to Six13’s videos. . . weeks after we booked them. Six13 is a six-man vocal band that brings an unprecedented style of Jewish music to the stage, with songs ranging from hip-hop dance tracks to rock anthems. The members of the New York City-based group sound like a full band – while using nothing but their voices. You may have danced to them while preparing for Passover this year, when their video “Uptown Passover” went viral. Remember this?
Got fedora? Be sure to bring it with you!
This year’s Festival includes:
- Falafel, corned beef, kosher hot dogs and knishes, lots of hummus and even gluten-free foods
- Artists from throughout Colorado, with booths that start in front of Peppercorn on the 1200 block and go through to the Boulder Arts & Crafts Coop on the 1400 block.
- More than 30 community organizations on the Courthouse Lawn
- Slacklining, gaga and crafts for the kiddos.
The entertainment schedule runs from 11 am to 5 pm:
|11 am||Cowboy Hersh|
|1 pm||The Lost Tribe|
|3 pm||A Bisl Klezmer|
Many of you have been collecting Festival commemorative t-shirts for years. Some of you may even have all 20! This year we have set up a Zazzle shop so you can order the shirt you want – in the color and size you want – ahead of the Festival and have it shipped to your home. When you visit this online shop, you can select from the Classic Logo or the New Logo, and then you can select a style that suits you, including long sleeve, sweatshirts, kids clothes and more. A portion of each sale supports this event. A limited number of shirts from past years will be available for purchase at the event, in case you need to complete your collection!
Finally, help us spread the word! Let us know on Facebook that you’re coming (click here and click “Going”). There’s also more information about the event on the Festival website. We can’t wait to see you!
This year’s Boulder Jewish Festival takes place on Sunday, June 7, 11 am to 5 pm. Artists are on 3 blocks of the Pearl Street Mall – from mid-1200 (the rocks or Peppercorn) to mid-1400 (the animals – or Starbucks). Great food and the main entertainment tent are on the 1300 block, and nonprofit community organizations and kids activities fill the Courthouse Lawn. Free parking in city lots – or ride your bike! And please extend a thank you to our volunteers and our sponsors.