Project Description

Grantee Profile: eTown

Founded in 1991, Boulder-based nonprofit eTown has been on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire diverse audiences through music and conversation, in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.

Nick and Helen Forster founded eTown with the principal activity being the production and broadcast of weekly radio variety shows. Each show features a combination of legendary and emerging musicians who perform and interview in front of a live audience. The interviews highlight the musician’s experiences, passions and concerns.

More than 800 eTown shows have been recorded and broadcast from the Boulder Theater and venues around the country. Another 100 have been recorded at eTown’s own facility called eTown Hall, which is a 17,000-square-foot solar-powered, zero waste facility.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation supports eTown’s 25th Anniversary Roadshow Series and has provided funding for a live eTown taping in Denver in the fall of 2016. The broadcast/show will help elevate the profile of Denver’s growing music scene. The broadcast is expected to reach 1 million listeners.

Visit eTown’s website to learn more about the organization and its 25th Anniversary Roadshow.