2021 Programming Year in Review
Creative Broomfield and Broomfield Community Service Network Presents Broomfield Insights: Looking Back to Look Forward
Saturday, April 24, 2021, Broomfield Auditorium.
The Broomfield Insight series started as an idea from the Broomfield Community Service Network (BCSN) in response to the Black Lives Matter protest during the summer of 2020. Storyteller Brandon Stepter shared how we can reconcile with the difficult past as we seek to understand how racism and housing discrimination impact our lives today. Interwoven with archival information and images from Front Range-area museums, this program combined historic photos with storytelling to create a unique experience with the opportunity for mediated questions and conversations.
Creative Broomfield and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Presents The Bone Wars of the late 1800s
Sunday, May 9, 2021, Broomfield Auditorium.
In partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Creative Broomfield brought to life the Bone Wars of the late 1800s. Denver Museum of Nature and Science history actor Andrew Parker portrayed fictional paleontologist, Will Sharpe. Sharp told the story of the drama, conflict, and suspense of the bone wars. In pursuit of the next great dinosaur fossil discovery, paleontologists resorted to lies and fraud in order to get ahead. Experience all of the competition, tension, and rivalry that existed among paleontologists in the late 1800s as you explore the cut-throat world of fossil hunting.
Creative Broomfield and the Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado Presents “JQA” by Aaron Posner
Saturday, July 31, 2021, Broomfield Depot Museum.
The Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado (BETC) brought their Theatre Truck to the Broomfield Depot Museum to perform “JQA”. “JQA” is a play about President, John Quincy Adams written by playwright Aaron Posner. Four Colorado actors chart brilliant but quick-tempered diplomat, one-term President, and congressman John Quincy Adams on his 70-year journey from mischievous child to reluctant diplomat to abolition advocate. Provocative, haunting, and hilarious, this play challenges the ways we think about our country, our government, and ourselves.
Creative Broomfield presents Historic Base ball game
Saturday, September 25, 2021, Zang Spur Park/ Broomfield Depot Museum.
The Blue Stockings of Denver and the D & RG Reds of Colorado Springs came to Broomfield to play an old vintage base ball league match. Vintage base ball has very different rules than current baseball such as no gloves were allowed to be used.
Creative Broomfield, Broomfield Open Space and Trails, and the Broomfield Open Space Foundation Presents “Only the Earth and the Mountains” film and panel discussion with members of the Arapaho and Cheyenne nations
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, Broomfield Auditorium.
Filmmaker Elleni Sclavenitis and Creative Broomfield screened Sclavenitis’ film, “Only the Earth and the Mountains” at the Broomfield Auditorium. The film tells the stories of the Arapaho and Cheyenne peoples and the tragedy of the Sand Creek Massacre. The 30 minute film features descendants of survivors of the massacre describing how that event still impacts their lives. After the film, members of the Arapaho and Cheyenne nations joined Broomfield Museum Coordinator, Dave Allison in a panel discussion.
Creative Broomfield Presents “Polar Express”
Saturday, December 18, 2021, Broomfield Depot Museum.
Families arrived at the Broomfield Depot Museum to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to the story of the “The Polar Express”. After the story was done, they got to participate in Holiday activities and crafts
Creative Broomfield Presents the Summer Concert Series
Taylor Scott Band
June 9, 2021
Can't imagine any better way to start the 2021 Summer Concert than with a strong funk and soul band like Taylor Scott Band. Taylor Scott delivered with his funk, blues, and soul music.
Lionel Young Band
June 23, 2021
International award winning blues band, Lionel Young Band brought their powerful music and professionalism to the stage. Lionel's strong vocals had Broomfield dancing all night long.
July 7, 2021
Bowregard continued the summer festivities with their sweet and mournful vocal bluegrass harmonies. Bowregard’s nimble picking and strikingly original songwriting and arrangements combined old-time music, progressive new acoustic music, and bluegrass into a truly unique sound.
July 21, 2021
Flamenco and progressive rock guitarist El Javi and his dancers performed beautifully after an afternoon rain shower. El Javi's performance magically blended flamenco, progressive rock, classical, folk, and many forms of world music.
August 4, 2021
Country Artist, Leslie Tom and her international touring band brought her unique vocals and country style to the stage. She even had her daughter join in the festivities as she sang her own tune for Broomfield's country-loving audience.
Johnny & The Mongrels
August 18, 2021
New Orleans-influenced band, Johnny & the Mongrels brought their perfect combination of a funk-filled heart & a deep bayou soul to Broomfield. Johnny & the Mongrels rocked the final show of the Summer Concert 2021 season.
Creative Broomfield Presents
Creative Broomfield and Backstory Theatre Presents Master Cat
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Online at Facebook.com/CreativeBroomfield.
In 2020, when the pandemic hit, arts organizations were forced to rethink how they would present their programs. BackStory Theatre partnered with Creative Broomfield to film Backstory Theatre’s performance of “Master Cat”, a musical theatre adaptation of “Puss in Boots” written by local playwright, Bret Carter, and rebroadcast the performance on the Creative Broomfield Facebook page in September 2021.
Creative Broomfield and Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities presents the ARTery Bike & Walk event
Sunday, October 31, 2021, on the ARTery
Creative Broomfield partnered with Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities on their Halloween Bike & Walk event. Trick or treaters and their families met at the Broomfield Library to participate in the Halloween costume parade, enjoyed music and candy. After the costume parade participants walked along the ARTery trail to the Brunner house where they enjoyed food trucks, more performances, and even more candy.
Creative Broomfield Presents Jarabe Mexicano’s Day of the Dead Tour
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, Broomfield Auditorium.
Creative Broomfield launched the Residence in Artistry program in November 2021. Jarabe Mexicano was Broomfield's first Residence in Artistry. As a part of the Residence in Artistry program, Jarabe Mexicano performed multiple mini-concerts and music workshops for students at Centennial Elementary, Westlake Middle school, The Salvation Army After School program, Front Range Community College music students, and seniors at the Broomfield Community Center. This Guest Artist in Residence received support from Colorado Creative Industries, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts.