Colorado Music Hall of Fame Announces VIP Fundraising Reception Honoring the Grateful Dead

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Announces VIP Fundraising Reception Honoring the Grateful Dead

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame will host a VIP fund raising reception honoring the Grateful Dead on Saturday, June 10, 4-6 p.m. at the South Stadium Club, located at Folsom Field in Boulder.


"Colorado Getaway: The History of the Grateful Dead in the High Country" will feature a panel discussion with original members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, who will speak on the band's defining events in Colorado, including the free Human Be-In at City Park in 1967, the rumoRed Reed Ranch gig in a barn outside of Colorado Springs, shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (one of the Dead's magical "power spots"), the 1987 Telluride show and the band's appearances in Boulder, a hotbed of Deadhead activity.


"Colorado Getaway" will also feature a musical performance and commentary by David Gans (host of the syndicated radio show "The Grateful Dead Hour" and "Tales From the Golden Road" on SiriusXM) and interviews with promoter Don Strasburg, archivist Paul Epstein of Twist and Shout, and David Glasser of Airshow Mastering (who is currently re-mastering the Dead's entire album catalog). The gala will also include silent auction items including "The Guys," a limited edition etching of the Grateful Dead by Jerry Garcia, plus a historic array of artifacts and archival photographs as well as the unveiling of a timeline exhibit to be relocated in CMHOF's home at the Trading Post at the world renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater. Catering will be provided by Pasta Jay's, who will create a custom Dead-inspired menu.


A portion of the proceeds directly benefit the CMHOF. A VIP ticket includes admission to Dead & Co's concert at Folsom Field that evening. Ticketing information at cmhof.org or http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=DEADCO&linkID=colorado&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode


The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that educates the public on everything that makes our state's music great. Inductees include John Denver and Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Harry Tuft of the Denver Folklore Center and promoter Barry Fey of Family Dog fame; the Astronauts, Sugarloaf, Flash Cadillac and KIMN radio; folk legend Judy Collins, the Serendipity Singers, Bob Lind and Chris Daniels; Stephen Stills/Manassas, Firefall, Poco and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; and "20th Century Pioneers" Glenn Miller, Paul Whiteman, Max Morath, Billy Murray and ElizaBeth Spencer with singer-entertainer Lannie Garrett. Inductees scheduled for 2017 include Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh & Barnstorm and Caribou Ranch, and "Masters of Jazz" Dianne Reeves, Charles Burrell, Bill Frisell and Ron Miles with Earth, Wind & Fire members Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn and Andrew Woolfolk. Additional information can be obtained on the Hall's website, cmhof.org.

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