2019 Festival Partners
Left Hand Brewing Company
It all started with a humble homebrew kit and the drive to make better beer. Tired of the same bland and dated choices everywhere, Air Force friends Eric Wallace and Dick Doore set out to make the kind of beer that excited them; beer they wanted to drink. A hobby quickly became an obsession and it wasn’t long before Left Hand Brewing was born in Longmont, Colorado. Over 26 years later, we’re still forging our own path, building community around better beer. Because to us, serving both is equally essential. And because when you’re not satisfied with the way things are, you change them.
The idea probably hit Steve Savage while standing on top of a Colorado 14’er or while traveling across the rolling plains of Kansas where he went to College. His idea was to bring high quality eco-friendly products to the Boulder business community. In 1990, Steve took the orders, delivered the goods, counted inventory, and maintained the delivery van. It was several years before Steve rewarded himself the luxury of hiring an employee. Now, Eco-Products has over 60 employees in the Corporate office alone. As consumers’ environmental consciousness expanded, so did Eco-Products. Today Eco-Products sells over 100 different products to all fifty states, Canada, and Mexico. They grew from a small, eco-friendly distributor into the most recognized brand of environmental foodservice products nationwide, always ‘walking the talk’.
Sierra Sage | Green Goo
Green Goo by Sierra Sage Herbs is a women-owned, family operated business and a certified B Corp. All of our products are made in the USA with 100% natural ingredients. We started small, making products for friends, family, and the local farmers market. We now aim to make organic more available and more affordable, while educating the world on sustainable business and healthcare practices. As we have grown, we remain committed to our roots. We continue to support the community around us. Together, we move forward with a deep commitment to making pure products safe for you, your family, and the environment while making a positive impact on the planet. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
We all live many lives splitting our time between work, play, and giving back. At KEEN, we call this living a HybridLife. HybridLife is the KEEN mantra, our commitment to create solutions in our product and business practices, to design footwear, bags, and socks that enable you to play anyplace without a ceiling; and our promise to care for each other and the world around us.
Canyon, confectioners of Thc Sweet Life, is very excited to support the soul-satisfying goodness of Planet Bluegrass. Our amazing variety of edible cannabis confections are available in low, medium, and high dosages. They are the perfect way to fine tune your summer musical experience. So whether you’re an old pro with a lifetime of groovy experiences, or are just starting your banjo-mandolin-loving career, Canyon has the perfect lineup of tasty summer confections in doses that are sure to make the music come alive!
Founded in 1974, Taylor Guitars is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of acoustic guitars. Renowned for blending an innovative use of modern technology with a master craftsman’s attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered among the best sounding and easiest to play in the world. Many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice, including Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift, among many others.
Sopris Health & Wellness
As an industry leader offering natural health alternatives, Sopris Health & Wellness produces a line of single-source CBD, a non-psychoactive compound extracted from industrial hemp in small batches. Based in Carbondale, CO, Sopris strives to increase the quality of life by providing alternative remedies that leverage the powerful therapeutic properties of CBD to elevate body, mind, and soul. Enjoy 20% off with discount code “BLUEGRASS” at checkout!
Stem Ciders is a craft cidery headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado. Founded in 2013 by Eric Foster and Phil Kao, two passionate entrepreneurs with a deep appreciation for craft, and a strong commitment to reviving the cider tradition, Stem produces cider founded on three main principles: quality, style, and tradition. From the first batch of cider produced in 2011, now known as Real Dry Apple Cider, to their seasonal ciders and monthly Firkin experiments, Stem is committed to producing the highest quality cider that brings those traditions to the forefront.
Boulder Medical Center
The Boulder Medical Center was founded in 1949 by 10 doctors who wanted their patients to have access to a wide spectrum of primary and specialty care under one roof. Almost 70 years later, we have expanded to over 75 providers and 300 support staff who practice in locations throughout Boulder County. Although our numbers have grown through the years, we’re still independently owned by our physicians, which gives us the freedom to put patients’ needs first. We’re committed to our mission of engaging our patients in high-quality, compassionate health care.
Meier Skis, based in Denver, Colorado, manufactures skis out of locally harvested Colorado Aspen and Pine Beetle Kill resulting in an award winning light and poppy ride. The handmade manufacturing process combined with the use of locally sourced materials may very well make Meier Skis the most sustainable ski manufactured in the world. Meier Skis, handmade skis from Colorado trees.
At Zeal Optics, we build the highest quality plant-based sunglasses and goggles for people like us who live for outdoor adventure. But that is just the beginning of our adventure. We focus on more than just being an eyewear company. We are guided by a simple set of beliefs: Use Less, Give Back, Explore More.
In the summer of 1999, Eagles Nest Outfitters was founded as a result of a big dream, hard work, and a passion for adventure and travel. ENO continues to grow and thrive in Asheville, NC and is not only committed to the design of innovative products, but also to being an invested member of the local and global community by supporting organizations that are preserving and protecting our public lands. Today, ENO continues to offer the highest quality relaxation products for adventure travelers and outdoor lovers across the globe.
Allegro Coffee set out to share a vision of great coffee by establishing one of Colorado’s first specialty coffee companies. Backed by three generations of coffee expertise, and founded in 1977 in Boulder, Colorado, Allegro was one of the first Certified Organic Roasters as of 1985. Allegro was purchased by Whole Foods Market in 1997 based on a similar goal to provide customers with the best tasting products sourced in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner.
Eldorado Natural Spring Water
Eldorado Natural Spring Water bottles and delivers spring water that comes from a spring located in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The water is naturally purified as it rises through layers of sandstone under its own artesian pressure. The water is bottled with the utmost of care in its natural state and is not chemically treated in any way. This pure water is considered by many as the best-tasting water in the world.
Established in 1990, Sunsense Solar has grown into one of the premier solar electric design and installation companies in Colorado. Sunsense provides turnkey services for solar electric systems of all sizes and specifications. The Sunsense goal is to build proactively a long-term, sustainable business based on quality, consistency, credibility, and service to our clients.
WeeCasa is a tiny home hotel and vacation location in Lyons, Colorado. WeeCasa offers over a dozen tiny homes of different shapes, sizes, and designs. In keeping with the belief that life should be a balance of freedom and sustainability, we strive to express a new vision of the “American Dream.” Stay overnight, learn, and experience tiny homes in a breathtaking setting.
KUNC & The Colorado Sound
KUNC is a community-licensed public radio station. In the winter of 2001, a group of community volunteers raised $2 million in 20 days to purchase KUNC’s license from the University of Northern Colorado and preserve the station’s independent voice. In 2016, they launched The Colorado Sound, heard along the Front Range @ 105.5fm, a music discovery service of KUNC dedicated to featuring sounds that are local and legendary.
In all of Boulder County, there is only one independently owned news organization: Boulder Weekly. Now in its 22nd year, Boulder Weekly is a source of news and other vital information that can be trusted to prioritize truth over profits. Boulder Weekly’s superior reporting won 30 Rocky Mountain Region journalism awards last year, and they continue to provide our area’s most complete entertainment coverage. Pick up a copy at the Festival in the sponsor tent, as well as at some 1,500 locations throughout the area, or read it online at BoulderWeekly.com.
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