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The Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation in Leadville, Colo., is hosting a Tabor Summer Celebración (a celebration of summer) from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2022. The Celebración kicks off at noon with a free block party, with local vendors, balloons, face painting, and more.

Tabor Opera House photo by Craig Hensel.

“We are excited to welcome community members to the Tabor Opera House for this family-friendly festival and to present art from a wide range of cultures,” said Foundation Executive Director Sarah Dae. “We encourage all members of the Leadville/Lake County community to come dance and celebrate summer with us.”

At 2:00 p.m., the festival moves inside to a show with live movement, puppet performances, and two full bands on the Tabor’s historic stage.

The afternoon features Leadville’s own Bicicasa Basement Boys along with Denver’s Los Mocochetes, Adolfo Romero, and Parallel Artístic. Tickets are required for the show itself.

The Bicicasa Basement Boys will fill the Tabor with Latin-based funk rock. Los Mocochetes, a Xicanx/Funk band, brings danceable protest music. Los Mocochetes has deep roots in the Mora Valley in northern Nuevo Mexico, to the south from Juarez, MX. Adolfo Romero and Parallel Artistic will entertain with Chilean guitar, puppetry, and dance.


Shows tickets are $30, with a student price (ages six to 17) of $15. Tickets are available through here.

The Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates the Tabor Opera House and leads its rehabilitation, partnering with the City of Leadville, which owns the building. Together, they are working to revitalize the historic Tabor Opera House for a diverse and inclusive audience.

Featured image: Courtesy photo by Craig Hensel. The Tabor Opera House, built in 1879, is a much-needed cultural and community center. Yet this elegant building, deemed a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has been endangered by nearly a century and a half of long winters in North America’s highest-elevation city. It has now embarked on a multi-year, $15 million rehabilitation. Learn more at and on Facebook at @taboroperafoundation.