Colorado Springs Celebrity Classic

September 28, 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Registration Close Date: September 26, 2019

Saluting Our Fallen Heroes Songwriters Show & Dinner

Celebrating 25 Years of TAPS! World-class entertainment by Nashville Songwriters Andy Griggs, Frank Myers, Brett Jones, and Jimmy Nichols

Saturday, September 28, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers
13071 Bass Pro Drive, Colorado Springs 80921

  • Join us for a special tribute to the nearly 85,000 survivors of those who served in America’s military and died, with special guest TAPS Founder Bonnie Carroll
  • Enjoy a delicious barbeque buffet prepared by Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern
  • Limited Live Auction – only a few special experiences; group bids encouraged
  • This is an unforgettable evening of music and the stories behind the songs with four of Nashville's best songwriters!

Scroll down for complete sponsorship details.

Starring Nashville Songwriters

Andy Griggs
 

Andy Griggs

Two #1’s, five Top 5’s and 4 other Top 10’s on the Billboard country chart. I’ll Go Crazy, She’s More, You Won’t Ever Be Lonely, Grow Young with Me, Waitin’ on Sundown, You Made Me that Way, How Cool is That, Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man, She Thinks She Needs Me, If Heaven, and Ain’t Done Nothing Wrong.  There’s a story behind every song and Andy’s rich life experience fuels his music. He grew up in the South, has been a youth minister, an actor, and a husband. His father died of a brain tumor when Andy was only 11, and his older brother, only sibling, and Andy’s hero, died of a heart attack at age 21. He describes his music as gumbo, with influences of blues, rock ‘n roll and a touch of jazz. “There is no defining a style of song, says Andy.  “As long as there’s soul, it has a place in music.”


Frank Myers
 

Frank Myers

Frank got his start in Nashville as band leader, road manager and lead guitarist for Eddy Raven, working with him for nine years. He played for Marie Osmond. Frank’s first single #1 hit, You and I was recorded by Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle. Gary Baker became Frank's songwriting partner, and they had their first #1 hit together with Once Upon a Lifetime sung by Alabama. Gary and Frank recorded an album and were three-time nominees for Duo the Year at the ACM's and CMA's. Their greatest accomplishment as writers was their # 1 hit, Grammy Award-winning Song of the Year, I Swear. Frank co-wrote two #1's, I'm Already There, BMI's 2002 Country Song of the Year and My Front Porch Looking In (Lonestar). He produced his first solo album Scrapbook in 2006. I Turn to You, recorded by Richie McDonald, was nominated for a Dove Award for Best Country Christian CD. Frank has 10 #1 and 25 Top 10 hits. With Billy Montana, he co-wrote a song for TAPS, I'm Here for You.


Brett Jones
 

Brett Jones

Brett is a notable figure in country music with more than 125 major recordings, 14 Top 10 hits, and five #1 hits. He owns Crazytown Productions/Big Borassa Music, where he manages many of his own catalogs and plays a role in the careers of up and coming songwriters. In 2009, his album Life’s Road included Before They Were Famous, first hear publicly at our 2008 Songwriters Show and featuring Pete Coors playing the spoons.  Among his recent successes are What Do You Think about That (Montgomery Gentry), That’s How Country Boys Roll (Billy Currington), and Crazytown (Jason Aldean). Brett recently achieved rare stature in country music songwriting by having #1 records in each of the past three decades. Brett is also a very successful publisher. He has played a role in the careers of songwriter Tony Lane, Warner Bros. recording artist Jason Jones, writer Dallas Davidson, new Sony recording artist Joanna Smith, and writer/artist Martin McDaniel. Brett’s CD, Cowboy Sailor, debuted in July 2014.


Jimmy Nichols
 

Jimmy Nichols

Jimmy toured with country legends such as Eddie Rabbitt, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, Mel Tillis, Roy Clark, and for more than four years with Reba McEntire and seven years with Faith Hill on keys and as musical director for both. He has appeared in two movies as well as the Late Show with David Letterman, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Today, Ellen, Oprah, and performed on numerous TV specials including Christmas in Washington for President Bush and the 2008 inauguration ceremonies.  His has recorded with Elton John, Lee Ann Womack, Andy Griggs, Keith Urban, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina and others.  He is founding president of Black River Music Group, which helped launch the careers of Opry regular, Sarah Darling, and award-winning songwriter, Josh Osborne.  Jimmy is president and co-founder of Vision AD, a full-service artist development company, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sponsor Opportunities and Individual Tickets

EXCLUSIVE PRESENTING SPONSOR $20,000

  • Table of eight premier seating
  • Host a TAPS family for dinner at the event
  • Two complimentary wine, beer and soft drink tickets for each table guest
  • Eight passes for the VIP After-Party with Songwriters
  • Option to display your corporate banner
  • Premier placement for full-page, full-color ad in the event program
  • Corporate logo recognition on screens during dinner
  • Introduction and recognition from the stage as the Presenting Sponsor
  • Logo placement on Colorado Springs Celebrity Classic marketing collateral
  • Permission to use the Colorado Springs Celebrity Classic logo on your marketing materials
  • Press release about your sponsorship to the industry publication of your choice


ANNIVERSARY SPONSOR $10,000

  • Premium seating for eight
  • Option to include TAPS family as guests at your table
  • One complimentary wine, beer and soft drink ticket for each table guest
  • Eight tickets to the VIP After-Party with Songwriters
  • Sponsorship will be recognized via remarks during the event
  • Prominently placed full-color sponsor logo or company listing in the event program
  • Opportunity to place a full-page ad in printed program
  • Sponsor name listed on the TAPS Colorado Springs website


GOLD SPONSOR $5,000

  • Preferred seating for eight
  • Option to include TAPS family as guests at the table
  • Four tickets to the VIP After-Party with Songwriters
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Opportunity to place a half-page ad in printed program
  • Sponsor name listed on the TAPS Colorado Springs website


SILVER SPONSOR $2,000

  • Reserved seating for eight
  • Recognition as a “Silver Sponsor” in the event program
  • Sponsor name listed on the TAPS Colorado website


PATRON TABLE SPONSOR $1,500

  • Reserved seating for eight
  • Recognition in the Event Program


INDIVIDUAL TICKET $100

  • One Assigned Seat
    A limited number are available


YOUNG PROFESSIONAL TICKET $75

  • For guests under age 35
    A limited number are available


MILITARY TABLE SPONSOR $1,500

For your military guests (TAPS will fill the table for you:)

  • Reserved table for eight active or retired military, may include their guest

 

TAPS SURVIVOR SPONSOR TICKET $100

  • Purchase a seat for a TAPS survivor

REGISTER ONLINE  or  MAIL IN PAYMENT

Information: 303-696-0450lcottrell@TAPS.org