Some governors have a black-tie gala with foie gras and filet mignon, where attendees wear tuxes and ball gowns, but not John Hickenlooper. For his second inaugural celebration, Governor John Hickenlooper did things a little different. Following a jam-packed day including the swearing-in ceremony, a breakfast with young scholars, and more, Hickenlooper combined his love of music, craft beer, and a good party for the final event of the night. He brought in and played with some of Colorado’s best musical acts for an inaugural concert at the Ogden Theater.

Before breaking out his banjo skills with The String Cheese Incident, Gov. Hickenlooper commented on the brewing-themed Western snap-button shirt he had picked out for the occasion, saying “I hope people can see the hops.”

Photos by OnSight staff.