Colorado Celebrity Classic

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Centennial, Colorado

This event has been postponed. Updates will be posted soon. Thanks for caring about our TAPS Families. Stay Safe!

 
 

Saluting Our Fallen Heroes Songwriters Show & Dinner

"Love Lives On"

Presenting the national launch of the TAPS original album: Love Lives On, a collaboration of Nashville songwriters and TAPS families that tell their personal stories of the legacy of service and sacrifice of America’s fallen military heroes. Frank Myers and Jimmy Nichols are co-producers and songwriters on the album. Deborah Allen is also a contributing songwriter to this memorable tribute.

Saturday, June 20, 2020
5:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Grove Family Ranch at Cherry Creek
6225 S Fraser Street, Centennial, Colorado 80016

  • A special tribute to the nearly 90,000 survivors of those who served in America’s military and died with special guest, TAPS Founder Bonnie Carroll
  • Pit-roasted prime rib dinner by the Coors Cowboys Club Chuckwagon Crew
  • Limited Live Auction – only a few special experiences; group bids encouraged
  • Silent Auction – unique items with starting bids for everyone’s budget
  • Music, stories and laughter with four of Nashville’s best singer/songwriters and producers

Scroll down for complete sponsorship details and table/individual registration.

Special Headliners

Andy Griggs
 

Andy Griggs

There’s a story behind every song, and Andy’s rich life experience fuels his music. He’s written and recorded two #1’s and six Top 10’s on the Billboard country chartssuch as She’s More, You Won’t Ever Be Lonely, How Cool Is That, She Thinks She Needs Me, Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man, and Can I Get an Amen. Andy has recorded with Coley McCabe, Waylon Jennings and Martina McBride. He grew up in Louisiana, has been a youth minister, and an actor (La Bamba; Where the Heart Is; Inside Music Row.) 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.”


Deborah Allen
 

Deborah Allen

An extraordinarily talented singer, prolific songwriter, producer and performer, Deborah’s #1 crossover hit Baby I Lied brought her Grammy nominations for both Best Vocalist and Best Country Song. Deborah has earned multiple Million Air-Play Awards with songs recorded by artists such as LeAnn Rimes, Brooks & Dunn, Patty Loveless, Conway Twitty, Tanya Tucker, Janie Fricke, John Conlee, Isaac Hayes, Diana Ross, Sheena Easton, Fleetwood Mac and more. Additionally, Deborah’s songs have been featured on several major motion picture soundtracks, such as Coyote Ugly, River Rat, Clinton and Nadine, and River Phoenix's final film, The Thing Called Love. Deborah is featured on the TAPS Loves Live On album with her song, Press on Preston in memory of PFC Preston A. Brown, USA.


Also Featuring

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. Frank co-wrote Love Lives On to tell the story of Brigadier General Thomas Carroll, USA.


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 three movies as well as been a musical guest on numerous television shows and specials. He performed Christmas in Washington for President Bush and the 2008 inauguration ceremonies.  Jimmy has recorded with Elton John, Lee Ann Womack, Keith Urban, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina and others.  He is president and co-founder of Vision AD, a full-service artist development company, in Nashville, Tennessee. Jimmy co-wrote Love Lives On to tell the story of Brigadier General Thomas Carroll, USA.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Richie McDonald and Rob Crosby will not be able to join us at this year’s event. But they’re definitely hoping to perform at a future Colorado Celebrity Classic.

Reserve your Sponsorship now!

For more information, contact Lynne Cottrell at 303.696.0450 or lcottrell@taps.org

Sponsor Opportunities

EXCLUSIVE PRESENTING SPONSOR $20,000
One available – Contact Lynne Cottrell 303-696-0450; lcottrell@taps.org

  • Table of Ten Premier seating
  • Host a TAPS family to attend the event
  • A personal concierge to attend the needs of you and your guests during the event
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks for your table guests
  • Ten invitations for the VIP After-Party with Songwriters and the Coors Cowboys
  • Option to display your corporate banner
  • Premier placement for full-page, full-color ad in the event program*
  • Listing as Presenting Sponsor on cover of event program*
  • Corporate logo recognition on screens during dinner
  • Introduction and recognition from the stage as the Presenting Sponsor
  • Logo placement on all Colorado Celebrity Classic marketing collateral
  • Permission to use the Colorado Celebrity Classic logo on your marketing materials
  • Press release about your sponsorship to the industry publication of your choice
  • Two complimentary tickets to the 2021 TAPS Honor Guard Gala in Washington, D.C., including lodging for two at the renowned Army & Navy Club

 

ANNIVERSARY SPONSOR $10,000
Limited to four sponsors

  • Table of ten Premium seating
  • Host a TAPS family to attend the event
  • A personal concierge to attend to your needs during the event
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks for your table
  • Ten invitations to the VIP After-Party with Songwriters and the Coors Cowboys
  • Premier placement for full-page, full-color ad in the event program*
  • Corporate logo recognition on screens during dinner
  • Option for you to provide your corporate banner for display
  • Introduction and recognition from the stage as an Anniversary Sponsor
  • Logo placement on 2020 Colorado Celebrity Classic marketing collateral
  • Sponsor name listed on TAPS Colorado web site (through December 2020)
  • Permission to use the Colorado Celebrity Classic logo in your marketing materials
  • Two complimentary tickets to the 2021 TAPS Honor Guard Gala in Washington


GOLD SPONSOR $5,000

  • Premium table, seating for ten
  • Option to include TAPS family at their own table
  • Two complimentary drink tickets per guest
  • Two tickets to the VIP After-Party with Songwriters and the Coors Cowboys
  • Half-page ad in printed event program* 
  • Sponsor name listed at TAPS Colorado website (thru December 2020)


SILVER SPONSOR $2,000

  • Reserved table for ten
  • Recognition in the event program*
  • Sponsor name listed at TAPS Colorado website (thru December 2020)


MILITARY TABLE SPONSOR $2,000

  • For your military guests (TAPS will fill the table for you)
  • Reserved table for ten active or retired military, may include their guest; optional two tickets for you as a sponsor
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Sponsor name listed at TAPS Colorado website (thru December 2020)


FOUNDER'S TABLE SPONSOR $1,000

  • One reserved seat at the Premier table hosted by TAPS Founder and President Bonnie Carroll
  • Complimentary wine, beer, margaritas and soft drinks
  • Ticket to the VIP After-Party with Songwriters and the Coors Cowboys
  • Recognition in the event program*
  • A personal concierge for the Founder’s Table guests

Individual Tickets


INDIVIDUAL TICKET $175

  • One Assigned Seat
    Limited availability


YOUNG PROFESSIONAL TICKET $125

  • For guests under age 35
    Limited availability


SPONSOR A TAPS SURVIVOR $175

  • One Assigned Seat

Complimentary Valet Parking offered to all guests
*Recognition in event program and ads offered when sponsorship paid by May 18, 2020


 
 

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

The Colorado Celebrity Classic is made possible by our amazing volunteers, sponsors, and the 125+ private companies and individuals who donate products and services, and our Executive Committee, led by Directors Lynne and Bo Cottrell.  

Payment by check reduces our online credit card transaction fees.  Checks may be made payable to TAPS, Mail to: TAPS, c/o Lynne Cottrell, 2576 S Lansing Way, Aurora, CO  80014

We are grateful to be part of TAPS and to help the families of America’s fallen heroes.