The Bittersweet Cafe and /pȏr/ wine bar have announced their summer schedule for what may be Boulder’s County’s most interesting music venue.
Set between the wine bar and cafe, the outdoor flagstone stage offers an incredibly intimate outdoor venue strategically located between the friendliest main street in the Front Range and the city’s large outdoor stage, the Steinbaugh Pavilion.
“We’ve worked particularly hard on our bookings for the Street Faire Friday nights,” said Bittersweet Owner Patrick Walsh, who is also an owner in the wine bar. “We want to make sure that people can continue to enjoy these summer evenings past the 9 p.m. conclusion of the Street Faire.”
Last summer’s success with providing an outdoor music venue prompted Walsh and Todd Stevenson, also a part owner of the wine bar, to embark on a serious remodeling, of both the building that is now the wine bar and the patio itself.
“We wanted the stage and immediate patio area to reflect what we also worked hard to present in the wine bar – an intimate and comfortable ambiance that is open to our incredible Colorado summer evenings.”
On Street Faire Friday nights the music at the Bittersweet will run from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening concerts will run from 7:30 to 10:30, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30. There are also occasional Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts.
The Thursday evening shows feature a not-so-regular house band. Singer/guitarist Monte Selby has written more than 100 published songs included on albums, TV, radio, commercials and a Grammy Award winning album. Guitarist Larry Clyman toured and recorded with Chicago Blues Hall of Fame legend Lonnie Brooks and his own Americana band Big Shoulders on Rounder Records. They have performed in every continental US state, Canada, Europe, Carnegie Hall, Prairie Home Companion and the Bittersweet Café.