Entries by glocke

Colorado’s First Supreme Court Justice

Neil Gorsuch of Boulder had been nominated to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. We will leave the jokes about how they found a conservative in Boulder for our guides. Since we at Banjo Billy’s like to educate people about history, we would like to familiarize you with the first Supreme Court Justice […]

RIP Unsinkable Molly Brown

It’s been a bad year to be a celebrity, and as the year closes, we have lost a great performer with a small connection to the Banjo Billy tour in Denver. Debbie Reynolds was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Molly Brown in the film version of The Unsinkable Molly Brown. The […]

We’ve Added some Ghost Tours

We don’t usually tours on Monday nights, but since Halloween is on a Monday this year, and since it is the best holiday of the year (fun costumes, parties, candy, no gifts to buy or family dinners! What could beat that!) we’ve added 1 tour on October 31 at 7pm in both Denver and Boulder. […]

BOO!! It’s Ghost Tour Season!

Things that go bump in the night! Furniture moving around the room! Cold spots! People who appear from nowhere, then disappear! If any of those things are your idea of fun, then October is the month for you on the Banjo Billy Bus. Saturday, October 1, is the first day of Ghost Tour Season on […]

Shakespeare’s First Folio at CU

I don’t think we need to explain to you who William Shakespeare is, or how his plays are the most produced works of any playwright in history. Chances are, whether you like it or not, you have been exposed to Shakespeare even if you have never seen a production of one of his plays. If […]

Watch for Coloradans in Rio!

The US Olympic Team is usually full of Coloradans when the Winter Olympics come around. That is not a surprise to anyone, since our mountains are the greatest winter playground in the world. But the Summer Olympics, kicking off in Rio this Friday, is also hosting many Coloradans, including one of the big stars of […]

When Locusts Attacked!

Back in the 1800’s, as people moved into what were then the western territories of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming, they encountered many difficulties in mere survival on the great plains. Droughts and floods were both an issue. And if there was no drought or flood, they might have to deal with a giant swarm […]

Colorado Goes to Jupiter

If you caught any news over the 4th of July weekend, you might have heard that scientists successfully maneuvered the Juno spacecraft into the atmosphere of Jupiter after a 5 year journey from Earth. Despite the fact that Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets in our solar system combined, we know very little […]

It’s Summer Music Season

One of the great pleasures of Summer is to be outside enjoying some good music with your favorite food, beverage and people.  The Summer outdoor music season in the Denver/Boulder area has already begun. We want to help you enjoy it. There are far too many outdoor music festivals to feature here, so we are […]