Listen to music under the stars in the summer, and hot jazz in the winter. Check out artistry of every color and texture in local galleries, then experience Greeley’s one-of-a-kind entertainment venues. Music, arts and culture concentrate in the Greeley Creative District, which blends the historic Downtown Development and University Districts.
UNC’s talented alumni and faculty are Emmy and Grammy award winners and nominees, and Broadway performers. UNC students perform in 250-plus recitals, concerts, operas, musicals, plays, exhibits, festivals, symposia, workshops and clinics per year, and when you live in Greeley, you have the opportunity to enjoy those performances. Explore the Arts Calendar.
UNC Concert Under the Stars has been part of the music scene in Greeley for since 1931, and it’s a summer pleasure you won’t want to miss. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic food, then enjoy the stars in the sky and the stars on stage at UNC’s Garden Theatre, with music ranging from jazz to salsa.
Norton Theatre, Located in Grey Hall, offers an intimate and unique theater experience on campus. Recitals, concerts and hands-on art activities provide the community with a range of rich entertainment opportunities.
Named after Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, Greeley was established by Nathan Meeker as an agricultural utopia and is home to a rich western history. Here, Meeker built a community on cooperation, irrigation, temperance, religion and education. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in Greeley’s past at a number of local museums.
Added to the rich variety of arts at UNC are performances by the best local, regional and national entertainers at the UCCC. Look for Broadway musicals, to comedy, concerts, dance, plays and more.
The oldest symphony orchestra in the Rocky Mountain Region, the Greeley Philharmonic performs at the Union Colony Civic Center. Many guest artists have graced the Greeley Philharmonic’s stage, including Isaac Stern, Jerome Hines, Jose Feliciano, Marvin Hamlisch, John Musto and Peter Schickele. The philharmonic is a major force in the cultural and artistic development of the community.
Combining a diverse range of artistic tastes and media, a community of local and university artists, and the region’s natural beauty and Western heritage, numerous galleries in Greeley offer visual treats for art afficionados:
Or, try some of these favorite student spots for entertainment, relaxation, dancing and student specials: