Gipsy Moon

Gipsy Moon

Gipsy Acoustic Folk
Cold River City

Cold River City

Psychedelic Groove Soul


Science Fiction


Reggae, Funk, Jazz


Dirty rock crossover
Lady and The Gentlemen

Lady and The Gentlemen

Americana, Funk Blues


Rap, Hip Hop
Michael Garfield

Michael Garfield

Cosmic Americana
Samsara: The Emmitt Sisters

Samsara: The Emmitt Sisters

Acoustic Soulgrass Folk Funk
Shea Freedom

Shea Freedom

Folk Hop


Electronic Dance, Funk, Jazz
The Alcapones

The Alcapones

Ska, Reggae, Rock-Ready, Folkadelic
The Copper Children

The Copper Children

Psychedelic Gospel, Soul Folk


Electronic Dance


Organic Electronic


Etherial Faery Tale Folk/ Folktronic Fusion

Event Date & Time

1 October 2016 & 2 October 2016
@11.00 am

Event Location

1212 Canyon Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80302, USA

Sea Life's Beauty

We invite divers, activists, makers and hula hoop shakers to come dance for the ocean as we celebrate the 4th annual Green Beer Fest to benefit the Colorado Ocean Coalition, the world’s largest inland water movement. Our homegrown festival is a 2 day creative mashup featuring 16 eclectic local cause based artists and bands; living exhibits interactive demos; and 60+ vendors at the Handmade in Colorado Expo.


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Master of Ceremonies

Bruce Baumann

We are Change Colorado
Part motivational speaker. Part grassroots mobilizer. 100% activist who is all about carrying the world to a better place. Bruce Baumann from We are Change Colorado will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the 2016 Green Beer Fest. Well-known in Colorado’s activism and non profit communities, Bruce will be enlightening, engaging and unequivocally passionate in the messages and moments he will share during these 2 days of activism.  



As a grassroots volunteer led event, we have to dig deep inside to compete with larger, more established festivals with bigger operating budgets. In order to accomplish this, we leverage our greatest organizational asset – AWESOME PEOPLE!

Below you’ll find some of the fun things happening this year’s festival, thanks to these cosmic rainbow light filled beings we are blessed to know.

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Live Painting

Visual artists Michael Garfield, Dela, Martin Cash and Caitlin Creates will be among a team of live painters on site sharing their mystical and magnificent works throughout the weekend.

Living Exhibits

Learn to wire a solar panel or pedal some people powered energy into Activist Alley by Solutions Voyage. This dedicated area of hands-on non-profits will operate completely off the grid and open their DIY world of sustainable living.

Handmade in CO Expo

Now in it’s 8th year, the Handmade in Colorado Expo will feature nearly 70 vendors who produce their art, food and/or consumer goods in Colorado. The vendor area will border the side walk perimeter area around the festival grounds.

Kids Area

Rainbow Lightning Youth Village will be managing/monitoring the dedicated play area for kids while allowing their parents the freedom to play in the beer garden. The space will allow kids to play dress up; have their faces painted; or do arts and crafts.


As the Green Beer Fest is a charitable event, we sell unlimited beer (brew) cups only. Your one-time cup purchase covers the cost of a bottomless beer cup from any of the brand of local beers which we have available. And it also covers a donation to our non profit beneficiary the Colorado Ocean Coalition. We do a public check presentation every year at a local Boulder business on Colorado Gives Day. This year Colorado Gives Day will fall on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. All sales final. Event is rain or shine. 

NOTE: To purchase a ticket (activate the portal) please SELECT A DATE FIRST!

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Divers, activists, makers, and hula hoop shakers will once again unite at the historic Boulder Bandshell at the 4th Annual Green Beer Fest on October 1-2, 2016.

The Green Beer Fest is a 2-day creative mashup celebrating Colorado’s all natural green goodness, craft beer and rising local bands and musicians. This year’s event is going to have a stellar music lineup. Muscians include Gipsy Moon, The Alcapones, Spectacle, Intuit, Genetic, Shea Freedom, The Copper Children, KUNUNDRUM and more artists to be named.

Several of our performing artists have recently signed with major labels and will begin touring this fall. So this may be one of the last events you can jam to your favorite Colorado bands in an intimate venue at a reasonable price!

Pictured below: Gipsy Moon will bring their original Rocky mountain ‘gipsy’ folk music to the Green Beer Fest as they headline the event on Saturday, October 1, 2016.


Gipsy Moon will be headlining the Green Beer Fest on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

NOTE: “Marijuana license holders are welcome to take full advantage of the sponsorship opportunities because of the events 501c3 non-profit status.”

The event has a costume theme in which attendees are encouraged to wear a recycled or up’cycled mermaid, Neptune or sea creature costume to show their support for our non-profit beneficiary, Colorado Ocean Coalition.

New in 2016 we have partnered with event co-producers which include Musical Activist Alliance (music curator); Handmade in Colorado Expo (curators for artisans and makers from Colorado); Solutions Voyage (overseeing Activist Alley); and Rainbow Lighting Youth Village.

Event proceeds to benefit Colorado Ocean Coalition which is 5,000 members strong representing Colorado’s local scuba dive and water eco-adventure community.





Features 2016

Meet some of our featured artists, vendors and partners and see some of the highlights that make the magic of this year’s Green Beer Fest.



Handmade in Colorado Expo will host approximately 70 artisans, consumer food  & goods vendors. Vendor booths will be lined along the sidewalk perimeter of the festival. Goods and gifts may be purchased on-site and transactions are done directly between you and the vendor.

Handmade in Colorado Expo - 2015

Handmade in Colorado Expo in downtown Boulder, 2015

Green Beer Fest organizers/Pouring Man Productions assumes no liability for any transactions made via the Handmade in Colorado Expo or any festival vendor or musician.


Rules & Safety

The Green Beer Fest is a volunteer run event. After months of planning, meetings, making cold calls and working nights and weekends our team is looking forward to having fun at the event as much as you are!

Activists, divers, makers and hula hoop shakers make up our eclectic, dance happy, free-spirited audience.

To have a great time at the festival we have the following rules in place for your safety and the safety of others:

  • Be cool. Per city permitting, Boulder Marshals will be on-site to help manage security and crowd flow. But after working a CU home game, let’s try not to work them too hard!
  • Beer must stay inside the fenced area. Our fenced area will wrap around the borders of the Bandshell bleachers. If you have a beer (or alcohol) you must consume it inside the fenced area per City of Boulder requirements.
  • Servers have the right to refuse alcohol. If you have gone past the point of cray-cray, our servers have the right to refuse serving you beer. You will not be refunded your money and asked to leave the event. So please consume alcohol responsibly and try to stay cool.
  • Wrist bands are required for all people inside the fenced area who are 21+.
  • No parking or vehicles are permitted on the Bandshell lawn/grass.

Food & Beverages

Food and non alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from select Boulder County licensed food trucks and food vendors. A list of specific vendors and their offerings will be named prior to the date of the festival.

Costume Theme

The GreenBeerFest is an ocean themed creative-casual costume festival.

While costumes are not mandatory we encourage all participants to wear an upcycled or recycled mermaid, Neptune or sea creature themed costume to show their support for our non profit beneficiary, Colorado Ocean Coalition.



The Boulder Bandshell is located in downtown Boulder at the intersection of Broadway and Canyon. Extremely limited meter parking is available on the street. When possible we encourage attendees to ride a bike, take public transportation or commute to the event with friends.

Vendors and musicians please coordinate with your designated crew leader for load-in and load-out instructions.


The GreenBeerFest is a 2 day festival, however, it is not an overnight festival.

Attendees and vendors looking to attend (or work) the festival both days should seek overnight accommodations at a hotel in the surrounding downtown Boulder neighborhood.

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Kids & Family

The GreenBeerFest is a family friendly event. Our dedicated children’s play area is created and managed by Rainbow Lightning. Their adult-monitored tented area will provide crafts, face painting, costumes for dress up and activities for kids (of all ages ;-)).

Rainbow Lightning Youth Village Pricing

Event Admission

The GreenBeerFest is a volunteer run event. There are real costs associated to renting the venue (use of the amphitheater) and securing the required permits and insurance as required by the city. However, being that the event is hosted in a public park, we are not permitted to charge admission fees. Additionally, 100% of our participating bands donate a generous portion of their time and performance rate.

We are able to raise money for our non-profit beneficiary through one of three ways.

  1. The sell of beer cups
  2. Vendor & food booths
  3. Sponsorship

And the bands are able to raise additional funds through direct merchandise sales. NOTE: We do not collect a percentage of sales from the vendor sales or the band’s merchandise sales.

We encourage all event attendees and fans to support our festival by promoting it among your friends and if you are able to, please purchase a beer cup or merchandise.


The historic Boulder Bandshell is a public amphitheater and park conveniently located in downtown Boulder, Colorado. It is bordered by Broadway to the east, Canyon Blvd to the north, 13th street to the east and Arapahoe Ave to the south. It is very close by the CU college campus and is accessible for all mobilities. Follow the bordering sidewalk paths to reach the venue.

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About us

The Green Beer Fest is where the mountains meet the ocean. The festival is co-produced by a coalition of activists, artists, musicians and non-profits dedicated to making the world a better place by protecting and advocating for its greatest natural resource – WATER! We celebrate water in all its essential and fun uses from farming to brewing and outdoor adventure.  The Green Beer Fest was inspired in 2013 by Pouring Man Productions and has been made real, with love and support from: Musical Activist Alliance (Music Curators); Activist Alley by Solutions Voyage; Children’s Village by Rainbow Lightning; and Handmade in Colorado Expo.

ALL to benefit the Colorado Ocean Coalition (COCO)

Visit COCO Website