The celebration is on in Boulder! WK Real Estate, the University of Colorado Boulder the City of Boulder, 97.3 KBCO and the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau invite you to celebrate Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast at Folsom Field. Gates open and entertainment begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 with fireworks exploding at 9:30.
Thanks to generous sponsors and community partners, Boulder will blast nearly 5,000 fireworks into the sky following entertainment by Beat Frequency, Funkiphino, Jeff & Paige, Pearl St. Jive and the School of Rock. And of course, it wouldn’t be Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast without the running of Ralphie – CU’s buffalo mascot!
Come early and make a day of it in Boulder. Sponsors invite you to come early and catch the free shuttle service to Folsom Field.
Gates open at 8 p.m. Backpacks and bags are not permitted in the stadium. Folsom Field complies with all TSA and Homeland Security prohibited items lists.
Support your local Boulder fireworks show by donating on Venmo to @Boulder4th.
Background on Entertainers:
Funkiphino is one of the Rocky Mountain Region’s most popular bands. For two decades, the Boulder County-based group, that hatched from the minds of several University of Colorado music school students, has been entertaining audiences at clubs, music festivals, private estates, exclusive settings, and some of the world’s finest hotels. The members of the high-energy band infuse explosive horn lines, old-school Hammond organ sounds, and pumpin’ bass with intricate musical mash-ups of funk, soul, R&B and rock with powerful vocal harmonies. Funkiphino offers first-class musical entertainment at world-class venues with a discerning, international fan base that includes some of the world’s leading families, influential political figures, major sports franchises, Hollywood elite, socialite brides, generous charities, and large companies. The band’s musicianship has earned them Colorado Music-Icon status from Westword Magazine and awards and accolades from Marquee, Keyboard, Rocky Mountain Bride, Colorado Expression and Confetti Magazines. As the region’s most requested band, Funkiphino was selected to represent Colorado, performing at a Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. and was chosen to perform at Denver's historic Denver Bronco Super Bowl Party in Civic Center Park. Throughout the years, the group has had the opportunity to play at Colorado’s largest 4th of July Celebrations. With the band’s inception at CU, Funkiphino is thrilled to bring their music and energy to their hometown crowd at Folsom Field for Ralphie’s 2018 Independence Day Blast!
Beat Frequency began when Natasha Neuschwander and Shawn Lewis first met and their passion for music collided. For over 12 years, Shawn, a multi-instrumental former front-man for a touring rock band, and Natasha, a studio vocalist and professional sports dancer, have been collaborating on Beat Frequency’s sound. In that time, their club-inspired, aggressive, hook-driven pop songs And performances have been creating fans all over the Portland, Oregon, and SW Washington areas. ormer front-man for a touring rock band and Natasha, a studio vocalist and professional sports dancer have been collaborating on Beat Frequency’s sound. In that time, their club-inspired, aggressive, hook-driven pop songs and performances have been creating fans all over the Portland, Oregon and SW Washington areas.ormer front-man for a touring rock band and Natasha, a studio vocalist and professional sports dancer have been collaborating on Beat Frequency’s sound. In that time, their club-inspired, aggressive, hook-driven pop songs and performances have been creating fans all over the Portland, Oregon and SW Washington areas
Jeff & Paige use songs, storytelling, and interactive play to engage kids with nature, music, and movement. Their exciting fun-filled concerts and CDs are filled with love of the outdoors and ecology, bringing concepts like insect anatomy, energy conservation and plate tectonics to the whole family. Each song is instructive, but never preachy. And the messages are delivered in a playful manner with memorable musical hooks that captivate children and adults alike
School of Rock Boulder is the nation’s leader in music education for the ages of 5-17. At School of Rock Boulder, students learn to rock their worlds. A fixture in Boulder that has served crowds of aspiring young rockers since 2011, School of Rock Boulder is all about curating a new generation of music-minded students who get to balance education with all the fun and awesomeness of a great jam session. With private lessons and group programs for all ages and skill levels (adults too!), School of Rock is a great place to improve your ability or discover it.
Pearl Street Jive is a local dance troupe who strives to connect, inspire, and strengthen individuals and communities through the education and exploration of authentic swing dance. Their dancers come from all ages, skill levels, locations, and backgrounds, and they are proud to perform locally and compete at a national level. More information is on Facebook at Pearl Street Jive to see their next performances, live music, and upcoming classes!