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Upcoming Live Music Calendar

Live music alternates between the Beer Garden and the Barroom. Some showtimes subject to weather--check here before you leave.

December 2023

Bear Hat
  • Friday, December 01, 2023 | 08:00 pm
  • Bear Hat
  • (Bluegrass/Americana)
  • Gold Hill Inn Barroom Stage

$15 cash cover charge.

Bear Hat is an eclectic five-piece acoustic ensemble hailing from the majestic mountain communities of Boulder, Colorado. Inspired by the rugged beauty of their surroundings, this group of talented musicians combines their diverse backgrounds and instruments to create a sound that is truly unique. Consisting of mandolin, guitar, banjo, flute & upright bass, Bear Hat weaves together original material and tasteful covers to create an exhilarating blend of Bluegrass, Old Time, Swing, Blues, and Rock 'n' Roll. Buckle up -- Bear Hat is feelin' grizzly.

  • Saturday, December 02, 2023 | 07:30 pm
  • Sturtz
  • (Folk/Soul)
  • Gold Hill Inn Barroom Stage

$15 cash cover charge.

Sturtz's music stands out for its distinctive, soothing instrumental and vocal harmonies. The acoustic quartet falls somewhere at the intersection of folk and soul, with lead singer Andrew Sturtz’s melodic vocals soaring over the lower string instrumentals. The band was featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered in 2020 and is incredibly excited to be releasing their first full-length album at Gold Hill!

Danny Shafer

Free show. No cover charge.

Danny Shafer has based his life, living and reputation on making sure the song comes first. Through relentless touring and constant songwriting for 25 years he has earned himself a position as a lifelong modern troubadour. Growing up behind the wheel has had its ups and downs but has also brought Danny Shafer closer to the people and topics that make songs come alive. Boulder, Colorado’s Daily Camera writes; “Shafer is like the characters about whom he sings, people in search of something.”

The Fretliners
  • Friday, December 08, 2023 | 08:00 pm
  • The Fretliners
  • (Bluegrass/Americana)
  • Gold Hill Inn Barroom Stage

$20 cash cover charge.

The Fretliners are a powerhouse progressive bluegrass quartet born around a single microphone in a barn in the Rocky Mountains. Influenced by a multitude of genres and steeped in that High Lonesome sound — they machete through the bluegrass and newgrass jungle leaving new pathways and possibilities in their wake.

Half Pelican
  • Saturday, December 09, 2023 | 07:00 pm
  • Half Pelican
  • (Americana)
  • Gold Hill Inn Barroom Stage

Free show. No cover charge.

Featuring Andy Reiner (Darol Anger, Whitewater Ramble) and Joy Adams ( Big Richard & Nathaniel Rateliff), Half Pelican plays prehistoric Americana -- cosmic grooves influenced by Appalachian, bluegrass, Celtic, Scandinavian and heavy metal.

Moors & McCumber
  • Sunday, December 10, 2023 | 07:30 pm
  • Moors & McCumber
  • (Folk/Americana)
  • Gold Hill Inn Barroom Stage

14th Annual Gold Hill Concert! Purchase Advance Tickets.

A vocal harmony duo fifteen years in the making, Moors & McCumber have done more than just endear themselves to fans - they’ve built a genuine community. Bridging the gap between classic folk rock and present day Americana, they write heartfelt songs directly inspired by life’s experiences. With their latest record to be released in 2023, 'Wired to the Moon,' they have created some of their most compelling work to date.

The sound of Moors & McCumber is adventurous, eclectic, and endlessly creative. Borrowing from rock, pop, blues, folk, and world music, the two multi-instrumentalists defy common logic and embrace spontaneity to bring their stories and songs to life. Their strong vocal harmonies and unconventional instrumentation combine to create a mesmerizing experience. At the center of it all is their evocative songwriting.

Mountain Ear: Music of the Mountains: Moors and McCumber

New Family Dog  w/Brittney Wagner
  • Friday, December 15, 2023 | 08:00 pm
  • New Family Dog w/Brittney Wagner
  • (Acoustic/Americana)
  • Gold Hill Inn Barroom Stage

$10 cash cover charge.

Another Jon and Miles Ridnell project featuring upright bass and acoustic guitar. This entity has a large repertoire of songs ranging in styles from blues, country, bluegrass, and bordering on classic rock.

Montana Sand
  • Saturday, December 16, 2023 | 07:00 pm
  • Montana Sand
  • (Acoustic/Indie)
  • Gold Hill Inn Barroom Stage

Free show. No cover charge.

Montana Sand is a group of multi-instrumentalists fronted by singer-songwriter AJ Keyser. AJ is from the Front Range of Colorado and has been playing professionally for over 5 years. The group draws their influence from a wide variety of genres, including but not limited to indie acoustic soul, folk, rock, bluegrass, and roots music -- genres that have been the backbone to Austin’s music scene for decades.

Fly in the Ointment
  • Sunday, December 17, 2023 | 06:30 pm
  • Fly in the Ointment
  • (Jazz)
  • Gold Hill Inn Barroom Stage

Free show. No cover charge.

A delightful gathering of veteran old jazz farts, led by Phil "Fly" McClard (tenor sax) & Douglass Shaw (piano), joined by Ross Rabin (drums) and Steve Johnson (bass). Collectively, they have about 237 gig years of experience, hitting their stride when they began terrorizing the downtown Boulder music scene in the late '70s. An eclectic mix of originals and re imagined jazz standards as well as under played gems by Pat Metheny, Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden.

Holiday Mountain Music Party 2023
  • Friday, December 22, 2023 | 07:30 pm
  • Holiday Mountain Music Party 2023
  • (A Seasonal Celebration)
  • Gold Hill Inn Big Room Stage


The Jeremy Mohney Swing Band
The Lundi Knight Band

We're going to do this in the big room!
Light dinner buffet will be available in the frontroom.

Doors at 6pm
Dinner buffet 6:30-8:30pm
Music starts at 7:30pm
$15 Tickets for music only
$18 Cash for dinner buffet

Daniel Rodriguez
  • Saturday, December 23, 2023 | 07:30 pm
  • Daniel Rodriguez
  • (Folk)
  • Gold Hill Inn Big Room Stage

Sold Out

A casual dinner buffet will be served starting at 6pm - $18 cash.

Colorado singer-songwriter, Daniel Rod­­riguez, turns to his acoustic guitar for memorable, melodic hooks to accompany his poetic and contemplative folk songs. Boulder Weekly refers to Rodriguez’s voice as “a timeless voice, deep and hearty, weathered but comforting.”

  • Sunday, December 31, 2023 | 12:00 am
  • New Year's Eve Dance Party
  • (NYE 2023)
  • Gold Hill Inn Big Room Stage

Featuring Drunken Hearts with special guests Rob Pate Trio

$49 Tickets Include: music, Light dinner buffet, champagne at midnight and Beads!

Doors open 6:30pm
Buffet served 7-9pm
Music starts at 8pm

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