Ben Harper performing. Photo via Shutterstock.

Bluebird Music Festival 2023

APRIL 29-30, 2023


An intimate acoustic storytelling weekend full of indie and folk rock favorites.

For the past five years, indie and folk music fans have flocked to the Bluebird Music Festival. Held annually at the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Macky Auditorium, the festival is a two-day gathering of musical storytelling with a sprinkling of food, beer and wine. Each afternoon there will be Strings & Stories performances, where artists like Wtchhouse, Shovels and Rope, Emelise and Daniel Rodriguez will perform acoustic renditions of their tracks while digging deep into their artistic process. The artists will tell the story of how their songs came to be and delve into the inspirations behind each track. Sponsored by Odell Brewing Company, Appaloosa Bar & Grill, The Sink and many more, a variety of small bites, IPAs, ales, and red and white wines will be available.

Switching things up in the evening, the venue transforms into the full, loud and wild concert experience festival goers know and love. Evening performances by Haley Heynderickx and three-time Grammy Award winner Ben Harper will satisfy your desire for lights, dancing and noise. Proceeds from the festival help support the nonprofit Future Arts Foundation that aids Colorado arts, music and environmental programs.

The Specs

  • Venue capacity is 2,040.
  • Tickets range from $39-$2,000.
  • Individual Saturday afternoon and evening tickets are available.
  • Individual Sunday afternoon and evening tickets are available.


  • Wristbands will be sent out approximately one month before the festival.
  • General Admission tickets can be picked up at the gate.
  • Snacks will be available to purchase.
  • Cash will not be accepted. 
  • There is a break between the afternoon and evening performances for attendees to leave the premises and get dinner. 
  • Limited paid parking is available.


BY Emily Brower