Colorado Celebrity Classic

June 15, 2019
Centennial, Colorado

Saluting Our Fallen Heroes Songwriters Show & Dinner

Celebrating 25 Years of TAPS!

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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 85,000 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 songwriters and producers

Scroll down for complete sponsorship details.

Starring

Danny Wells
 

Danny Wells

Singer and songwriter

With more than 14 million radio airplays, Danny Wells is recognized as one of Nashville’s pre-eminent songwriters.  He wrote #1 hits, Check Yes or No recorded by George Strait, These Days recorded by Rascal Flatts and Couldn’t Last a Moment by Collin Raye. 

Some of Danny’s other hits include This Everyday Loveand While You Loved Me, both recorded by Rascal Flatts, Craig Morgan’s Little Bit of Life, and Hello L-O-V-E, a hit single for John Michael Montgomery. He has also written for Chris Young, JoDee Messina, Joe Diffie, Scotty McCreery, Crystal Gayle, Sara Evans, Tracy Byrd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Alabama, Trent Tomlinson, James Bonamy, Julie Roberts, Wade Hayes and Confederate Railroad.


Keni Thomas
 

Keni Thomas

US Army Ranger, veteran
Blackhawk Down, USO tour

Keni wowed audience in Colorado last autumn with his dramatic stories as a US Army Ranger, Special Operator, and veteran of the famed Blackhawk Down battle in Mogadishu, Somali. Now retired from the Army, Keni and his band Cornbread tour with the USO bringing music and inspiration to our troops serving in the Middle East.  They were featured in the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Keni has been recognized by the US Congress, the White House, and was recently inducted into the VFW Hall of Fame for his work on behalf of veterans and their families. Keni is a sought-after motivational speaker.


Billy Montana
 

Billy Montana

Four #1 country hits; Grammy and CMA Award nominations

Billy’s #1 country song credits include Garth Brooks’ record-breaking single More Than A Memory, Sara Evans’ smash, Suds in the Bucket, the Grammy-nominated, Bring On the Rain, recorded by Jo Dee Messina with Tim McGraw, and Billy’s chart topping, Hard To Love, recorded by Lee Brice.  More than a Memory entered the Billboard and R&R country singles charts at #1, the only time in history that has occurred. ABC's hit television series Nashville picked up What If I Was Willing, a song Billy wrote with his son, Randy, and country rocker Brian Davis. The song played a major role in the script for the 2013 to 2014 season, and appears on the soundtrack for Season 2.


Jimmy Nichols
 

Jimmy Nichols

Musical Director for Faith Hill and Reba McEntire, producer, actor

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 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.

Sponsor Opportunities and Individual Tickets

EXCLUSIVE PRESENTING SPONSOR $20,000

  • Table of Ten Premier seating
  • Host a TAPS family for dinner at the event
  • A personal concierge for you and your guests
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks for your table guests
  • Ten passes 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
  • 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 2020 TAPS Honor Guard Gala in Washington, D.C., including lodging for two at the renowned Army & Navy Club

Reserve your title as Presenting Sponsor no later than Monday, April 8 to include your corporate logo on the mailed invitations.


ANNIVERSARY SPONSOR $7,500

  • Premium seating for ten
  • Option to include TAPS family as guests at your table
  • Personal Concierge for you and guests
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks for your table guests
  • Valet parking for your guests
  • Six tickets to the VIP After-Party with Songwriters and the Coors Cowboys
  • Sponsorship will be recognized via remarks during the event
  • Prominently placed full-color sponsor logo or company listing in the evening’s printed program
  • Opportunity to place a full-page ad in printed program
  • Sponsor logo on the TAPS Denver web site (through December 2019)


GOLD SPONSOR $5,000

  • Premium seating for ten
  • Option to include TAPS family as guests at the table
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks for your table guests
  • Valet parking for your guests
  • Two tickets to the VIP After-Party with Songwriters and the Coors Cowboys
  • Recognition in the event program
  • Opportunity to place a half-page ad in printed program
  • Sponsor name listed on the TAPS Denver web site (until December 2019)


SILVER SPONSOR $2,000

  • Reserved seating for ten
  • Recognition as a “Silver Sponsor” in the event program
  • Sponsor name listed on the TAPS Denver web site (until December 2019)


FOUNDER'S TABLE SPONSOR $1,000

  • One reserved seat at the table hosted by TAPS Founder and President Bonnie Carroll
  • Recognition in the Event Program
  • A personal concierge for the Founders Table guests
  • Valet parking


INDIVIDUAL TICKET $175

  • One Assigned Seat
    A limited number are available


YOUNG PROFESSIONAL TICKET $125

  • For guests under age 35
    A limited number are available


TAPS SURVIVOR SPONSOR TICKET $175

  • Purchase a seat for an adult TAPS survivor; their children under age 16 attend at no cost.

REGISTER ONLINE  or  MAIL IN PAYMENT

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.  

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