*CANCELLED* Live eTown Radio Show Taping with Bill Frisell, Tim O’Brien & Dale Bruning

  • When: April 15, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Cost: $38.50 (Plus Applicable Service Fees)
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This show has been cancelled in response to the Covid-19 health crisis. For all ticket holders to eTown tapings and eTown Presents shows, your ticket is valid as credit towards an upcoming eTown show or taping. You may also opt to donate the value of your ticket purchase as a donation to eTown, a 501c3 nonprofit. We assure you that your donation is very much appreciated by our organization. eTown is also happy to issue a refund in your original form of payment.

Please email the eTown Box Office at info@etown.org to do any of the following:

  • Offer your ticket purchase as a donation to eTown and receive a tax deductible receipt
  • Exchange your ticket for use at a future show
  • Request a refund in your original form of payment

More than just a regular concert, eTown is a unique live experience! Audience members will watch the eTown Broadcast recorded before their eyes, complete with performances and interviews with both of our visiting artists, as well as the eChievement Award segment, eTown's opportunity to honor everyday heroes who are doing their part to make the world a better place.

Doors: 6:00pm

Show Start: 7:00pm

Presented by

The Colorado Sound

Bill Frisell, Tim O'Brien, & Dale Bruning

In the 1970’s, Bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien and Jazz legend Bill Frisell were both young students of the same guitar teacher in Denver, Dale Bruning. Dale, an experienced jazz guitarist and bassist, had come of age in the Philadelphia and New York jazz scene, playing with some of the best players around. He moved to Colorado and continued to play gigs, but began his career as one of the most sought after teachers and mentors in Colorado. Both Tim and Bill credit Dale with helping them discover their musical voices.

A few years ago, eTown founder and host, Nick Forster, had the idea to bring his bandmate from Hot Rize, Tim O’Brien, together with mutual friend Bill Frisell and reunite them with their former guitar teacher in the recording studio at eTown Hall. The results were both remarkable and unexpected in that all three musicians drifted out of their comfort zones with their choice of songs, instruments, and arrangements.

The results of that recording session is the new record, Life Lessons, a diverse collection of songs that capture the intimacy, friendship, and musicality that these three masters brought to the project.

On April 15th, they will be reunited once more to perform for the first - and perhaps only - time, the songs they created in the studio. Dale, now 84 years old, is in top form and ready to play with two of his best known former students. The show will be recorded in front of a live audience at eTown Hall in Boulder. It will become an eTown show, broadcast nationally through eTown’s network of stations and streamed via podcast worldwide.

Life Lessons, which technically doesn’t come out until late May, will be available for purchase at this show on both vinyl and CD. Don’t miss this truly once in a lifetime opportunity at eTown Hall to see Tim O’Brien, Bill Frisell, and Dale Bruning come together and share their artistry and mutual respect.

Bill Frisell      Dale Bruning     Tim O'Brien



The City of Boulder now offers "$3 for 3 to 3" parking on weekdays from 3pm to 3am. This offer is available at the 15th and Pearl parking garage (additional entrance located on 16th Street). "$3 for 3 to 3”  runs through Dec. 31, 2020. Parking in the city parking garages will remain free Saturdays, Sundays and city-recognized holidays. For more information, visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/parking-services.