Music, theater and Irish shenanigans come to Broomfield

Editor’s note: BackStory Theater’s next production of “Once Upon a Wolf” at Broomfield Auditorium will be at 6:30 p.m. on March 19. The date was incorrect in the original publication of this story.

As we wind down February and head into March, there are plenty of local art options to keep your winter blues at bay. Here is a sampling of happenings and happenings in the coming weeks:

All on fire

Enjoy an afternoon of inspiring music from talented young people and support the arts for Broomfield children at the 43rd Annual Broomfield Piano Festival.

Reina Krumvieda, Division 5 winner of the 40th Annual Broomfield Piano Festival 2017, alongside Irene Krumvieda, her grandmother and piano teacher. (Photo offered)

Hosted by the Broomfield Music Teachers Association, the festival is a competitive music event that showcases and rewards Broomfield’s top young pianists to encourage musical development and high quality performances in our community.

The festival will be held at 1 p.m. on February 29 at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1305 W. 10th Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students, and children. For more information about the Broomfield Music Teachers Association, visit

let’s be musical

The Broomshticks, a theatrical improvisation group and program of the Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities, will host a musical improvisation workshop with songs composed on-site from 1-3 p.m. on March 8. Broomshticks are all about bringing fun and laughter to the community, so drop by 6 Garden Center for this workshop. Instead of fixed entrance prices, decreasing donations will be accepted with gratitude. For more information on The Broomshticks events, follow the group on Facebook and visit their webpage at

New twist on the old tale

What happens when the big bad wolf decides to change his ways? Find out when BackStory Theater presents “Once Upon a Wolf.” This 60 minute show is a hilarious production featuring young local actors and actresses.

BackStory provides affordable access to high quality theater education and performance opportunities for all ages.

The show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on March 9 at the Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

This year, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Broomfield while supporting two local nonprofits, Crescent Grange and the Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities.

Luck of the Irish an evening of food, music and fun will be held from 6-9 p.m. March 14 at The Grange, 7901 W. 120th Ave.

Mayor Pat Quinn will be the master of ceremonies and bestow Irish luck and oversee the shenanigans of certain Ceili lines and square dancing. There will be live Irish music by Boys of the Town, a Celtic dance performance, an art exhibition, a live mini-auction led by Dave Carter and food and drink worthy of an Irish holiday .

A limited number of tickets will be sold for this event and sales have already started. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at or by calling 303-460-6800.

Members of Boys of the Town, from right, Les Barstow on flute and vocals, Rock Eggen on button accordion, and John Mullen on bouzouki and Irish bodhrán, and special guest Brian Lanni on Irish tenor banjo. Boys of the Town will perform at the Luck of the Irish celebration in Broomfield on March 14, 2020. (Photo courtesy)

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