Colorado Celebrity Classic Saluting Our Fallen Heroes Dinner and Songwriters Show

June 16, 2018, 5:30 PM-10:00 PM Mountain
GROVE FAMILY RANCH AT CHERRY CREEK, CENTENNIAL, COLORADO

With music, laughter, and gratitude, the friends of TAPS know that fun and fundraising create a powerful formula for healing. 

Since our inaugural event in 2006, the Colorado Celebrity Classic has donated more than $4 million to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors – all from the generosity of our supporters and sponsors.  Proceeds from the Colorado Celebrity Classic will help fund the TAPS Teen Skills program for male survivors aged 13-18, and the Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors, both held in Colorado this year. 

Good Grief Camp Kids

The Colorado Celebrity Classic just keeps growing. For the first time, due to popular demand, we are pleased to present the crowd favorite Songwriters Show in both Denver on June 16, 2018 and Colorado Springs on September 6, 2018. 

Songwriters Show and BBQ

This intimate evening of story-telling and singing with some of Nashville’s most acclaimed songwriters is a favorite of TAPS supporters. Featured artists this year include Grammy Award winner and Vocalist of the Year, Pam Tillis, daughter of famed artist Mel Tillis; Country Music Award winner with four #1 country songs, Billy Montana; Grammy Award winner and writer of 12 #1 hits, Frank Myers; and songwriter, singer, actor and producer Jimmy Nichols. 

Tony David & Wildefire start the party during dinner. It’s a delicious, authentically-cooked western heritage meal of pit-roasted prime rib prepared by the Coors Cowboys “Chuckwagon Crew” from Amarillo, Texas.  Steffen Tubbs emcees the evening.

The Live Auction, headed by volunteer extraordinaire, Liza Patton, promises exciting packages that include private House Concerts with the musicians, a Nashville Insiders Tour, an Elite Colorado Golf Experience, other trips and tours, and special surprises. Auctioneer Roger Sierens sets the fast pace.


VIP SPONSORS available beginning at $5,000

  • Premier table of 10, plus host a TAPS family for the evening
  • Multiple opportunities for corporate recognition

Patron Tables of 10 available for $2,000

Individual tickets: $175

Young Professionals under age 35: $125

Contact Lynne Cottrell 303-696-0450; lcottrell@TAPS.org for tickets and information.


A second show will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Stargazers Theater in Colorado Springs. Watch this space for more details!


The Colorado Celebrity Classic is made possible by our amazing volunteers, Title Sponsor, and the over 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.