Statement Regarding Grapes & Grass 2019:

Greetings friends!

Wanted to give a quick update on the future of our little festival, as we've been getting a lot of inquires. Highland City Club, which is our festival’s location, and the City of Boulder are in negotiation to determine the number and size of public outdoor events City Club can hold without adversely affecting the traffic and neighborhood.

In light of this, City Club has started the application process to acquire the necessary permits so that events like ours could be hosted here. While we all feel confident that this will be approved, the timeline of this pending approval simply doesn't line up with the timeline needed to start committing sponsors, vendors and bands, for an August 2019 event.

The last thing we need is a mini "Fyre Festival" situation on our hands! Out of respect for everyone involved, we're going to take a deep breath, let this process shake out, and plan to come back stronger in 2020 on a quality level that we can all be proud of.

Thank you for the continued support of Grapes & Grass!

Grapes & Grass is a wine and music festival in the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado. While there is no shortage of amazing music events in the region, the intimacy of the venue, as well as the incredible natural beauty that surrounds, makes Grapes & Grass a perfect fit for guests that are seeking a "top shelf" festival experience.

2018 Grapes & Grass Recap

Grapes & Grass is a 2-day, wine, and bluegrass event in the heart of Boulder, Colorado. Backing track for this video, "Good Life", performed by The Mighty Pines. For more information, please visit www.grapesandgrassboulder.com


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We are honored to have Master Sommelier, Brett Zimmerman lead the wine programming for Grapes and Grass 2018. 

Born and raised in Colorado, Brett's passion for wine began at the University of Colorado and carried throughout his professional career from accepting a sommelier position at the highly acclaimed Charlie Trotter's in Chicago to opening his own restaurant in Boulder, Mateo. After three years, he left the restaurant business in order to focus on his true passion – fine wine – taking a position as Colorado’s General Manager of the American Fine Wine Division of Southern Wine and Spirits. This dedication to his craft culminated in the spring of 2007 when Zimmerman successfully passed his Masters Examination and earned the highly coveted distinction of Master Sommelier. 

Brett, current owner of Boulder Wine Merchant resides in Boulder, Co with his wife and their two children. Ph

Photo by Ladd Forde. 


Below is some information that will help make your experience an enjoyable one.  


  • Valid I.D.

  • Credit / Debit Card (no cash payments for wine or merchandise)

  • Water Bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Low Back Chairs or Blankets (if desired)

  • A Good Attitude!

There is no parking on premise, however, there is free weekend parking at the Boulder Public Library, as well as street parking.  Parking in any neighboring housing complexes is not permitted and you will likely be towed.

Yes! Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a parent.    

No pets of any kind are permitted inside the City Club property.  Sorry!

Seating is all general admission, festival style seating / standing.
The MAIN STAGE will be in the parking lot, with shade sails overhead.  Feel free to bring low-back chairs, but keep in mind, there will likely be folks standing around / in front of you at some point.
The HIGHLAND STAGE will be in the upper lawn, and will host the "tweener" acts.  A great area to throw a blanket out, or have low-back chairs.  

If you have a question that isn't answered here, feel free to reach out to us:  Boulder@lifestylepubs.com

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