Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange)

Vilar Performing Arts Center
August 18, 2021 7:30 pm

Ticket Prices
  • $45 General Admission
Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange)


WATCHHOUSE (formerly Mandolin Orange): Today, the duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz — who over the past decade have achieved grassroots success as Mandolin Orange, going from coffee shop performers to festival headliners — announce that they are now called Watchhouse.

Says the band in a new statement: This past year has been the first time we’ve stayed still since we were 21, and the pause gave us the opportunity to sit with ourselves and set intentions. We have long been burdened by the dichotomy between our band name and the music we strive to create—if you’ve heard the songs, you know they are personal. Now that we can see a future where music is a shared experience again, we’re defining the space we share with you on a stage or in your headphones, and making it one that welcomes our creativity and anyone who wants to listen.

Watchhouse also have shared their first song under their new name. Entitled “Better Way” (out now via Tiptoe Tiger Music / Thirty Tigers) and produced by Josh Kaufman, who has produced records for The National and Bonny Light Horseman, and also played on Taylor Swift’s folklore and evermore, it pairs their own honest songcraft with bold, otherworldly sonic explorations that signify a new sense of confidence and ambition for the band.

Watch the gorgeous and geometric video for “Better Way” (directed by Lachlan Turczan) here: Keep an eye out for more news and music from Watchhouse soon.

Learn more about Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange) at:

SUMMER 2021 Policy Update: The Vilar Performing Arts Center is pleased to bring a complete summer schedule to our beautiful venue for the 2021 summer season. As permitted by current State of Colorado and Eagle County guidelines, the Vilar Performing Arts Center is currently operating at full capacity and restrictions have been lifted for the summer season.

  • We’ve implemented enhanced Safety & Cleaning Procedures
  • Effective immediately, it is recommended but not required that attendees wear a mask in the theater at all upcoming summer 2021 performances. This policy will remain in effect until further notice.
  • Read more about our COVID-19 Policy and Procedures HERE

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we transition to new protocols for our venue. 


General Admission | $45



Other Performances

Limited Availability

Amy Grant

Thursday Aug 5, 2021 8:00 pm
Back to Top