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Territory Days


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40th annual Territory Days

Old Colorado City

Colorado Springs, CO


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The historic district on Colorado Avenue between 23rd Street and 27th Street will come alive with live music, food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. One of the state’s largest craft vendor fairs is highlighted with features including pony rides, kids play area, petting zoo, Cowboy Church Service, toy train rides, gold panning, wild west gunfight re-enactments, live blacksmithing, period costumed characters, live birds of prey, native American dancers, quick draw competition, and two beer gardens with live music running all three days.


Territory Days began in 1975 as the “Rampart Range Sertoma Territory Days Parade and Buffalo Barbecue”. In 1976 the name was changed to Territory Days to commemorate “Colorado City” (now known as Old Colorado City) as the first capitol of the Colorado Territory in 1861.

It began as a merchant organized barbecue & parade and has grown into a three-day street festival, which now hosts 200 food, craft, and commercial booths. Between 80,000 and 140,000 guests (depending on weather) enjoy this event every Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day Observance

In observance of the “National Moment of Remembrance”, please join us in Bancroft Park on Monday, May 25th at 3 p.m. as we gather to remember our nation’s fallen Heroes, and pay respect to those who have sacrificed their Freedom and their Lives so that we may enjoy our own as citizens of the GREATEST Country in the World. Attendees are encouraged to ride the FREE SHUTTLE from Coronado High School running every 15 minutes to avoid parking hassles.

WHEN.....Memorial Day Weekend -
  May 23 thru 25, 2015
Sat. & Sun. 10am to 7pm

  Mon. 10 am to 6pm

Hello Interested Vendors / Sponsors

Registration for the 2015 - 40th annual Territory Days is now closed.
Applications will be accepted from January through March 15th each year.
To inquire about sponsorship or advertise in the 2016 Territory Days Official Souvenir Event Program, contact us anytime.

Thank you for your interest.

If you need additional information or need to contact the Event Committee / Coordinator, send an eMail request. Please include your contact information and the nature of your request.

For more information call Pro Promotions at 719.487.8005



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Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum

5867 N. Nevada Ave. - 2nd floor
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The United States Air Force Honor Guard to perform at the 40th annual TERRITORY DAYS STREET FAIR!

USAFHG-350The United States Air Force Honor Guard is the premier drill and ceremonial unit of the United States Air Force. Their primary mission is to provide military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, where they perform more than 1,000 funerals per year. They also support more than 2,000 high profile ceremonies and events every year, including presidential and congressional events, retirements and promotions at the Pentagon and within the Capitol region, major sporting events, and the Presidential Inauguration, the NYC Veteran’s Day Parade, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Furthermore, the USAF Honor Guard Drill Team is the reigning champions of the Department of Defense Joint Service Drill Competition, besting the Army, Marine, Navy, and Coast Guard ceremonial units.

USAFHG-02Now, as one of the Air Force’s oldest organizations, the Honor Guard continues to serve the Chief of Staff of the Air Force as the face of the Air Force to the American and global public. Airmen of every enlisted rank, and both company and field grade officers, volunteer and are competitively selected from their peers in more than 200 different Air Force career fields to serve in the Honor Guard, making the Honor Guard the standard for discipline and military professionalism.

Pro Promotions and the Old Colorado City Associates are honored and humbled to welcome the USAF Honor Guard and Drill Team to Old Colorado City
and the Territory Days Festival. See them perform Monday May 25th at our Memorial Day celebration in Bancroft Park.


The Lost Trailers
The Lost Trailers is a country music project of songwriter/producer Stokes Nielson. Nielson’s first record using the name The Lost Trailers was an album entitled “The Story of the New Age Cowboy” which was discovered by Willie Nelson in the spring of 2000. Nelson was so impressed with the album that he invited The Lost Trailers to perform at his legendary 4th of July Picnic.

Using that show and others with Nelson as a launching pad, The Lost Trailers rose from a hard touring regional act to snagging 3 ACM Nominations and several Top 20 hits on country radio while opening for Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson and many others.

Buoyed by Nielson’s song writing, which was also being noticed by other artists- he was one of the few outside songwriters on Grammy Award recipient Zac Brown Band’s Double Platinum Album “The Foundation”- The Lost Trailers were recognized by Media base as the most played new country band of 2008.

The Lost Trailers headline the TERRITORY DAYS / NASH Country concert series on Monday afternoon - Memorial Day - in Bancroft Park.

Exit West
Exit West is a local Colorado band that has become one of the area’s premier country bands. A unique raw and driving sound has set them apart from the typical country sound that is more commonly found around the area and has kept them in high demand.

The core members of Alan Mullineaux, David Mullineaux and Valerie Carricato bring a well versed musical background to the band. Heavily influenced by the old “outlaw” sounds of Waylon, Hank Jr., Merle, etc. , They are able to blend a mix of new and old to create a song list that will keep you dancing and partying all night long.

The recent release of their debut album “Somewhere In Between” has increased their demand along the front range area with several original songs being played on local radio stations. Some are even being played on the radio in other states as well as a radio program in England.

The release of the single “Bring Those Outlaws Back” has remained  #1 on the independent country music charts on the Bandwagon Radio Network for 3 weeks straight and has still remained in the top 10.  This is an accomplishment that they are very proud of.  If you get the chance, check them out at a show anywhere you can find them in the Colorado area.  You will not be disappointed.

See Exit West Sunday at 2:00 pm performing live on-stage in Bancroft Park.

Robby Wicks Band
RobbyWicksBandThe Robby Wicks Band blends rock, folk and soul into their original arrangements. RWB is quickly becoming recognized as a premier act in the Western Region. Their mastery of song-writing and musicianship coupled with energy and feel sets them apart from the rest.

See the Robby Wicks Band perform on the big stage in Bancroft Park on Monday at 3:00 pm.

Justus League
JustusLeagueJustus League is an award-winning blues infused rock band that consists of some of Colorado Springs’ finest musicians. With their super human musical abilities and overwhelming stage presence, these four young men have prowess and soul unmatched by players twice their age and experience. Often referred to as an all-star group, JL features multiple lead singers, and are sure to captivate any audience. Justus League was founded in 2013, and collaboratively the men within the dynamic group have performed over 10,000 shows throughout the United States.

Justus League performs live at 4:00 pm on Saturday in Bancroft Park.

Tumbling Dice
Pleasing crowds and keeping boots on the dance floors of Colorado’s top country music venues make Tumbling Dice a popular choice for anyone looking to kick up their heals and have a good time.  Covering artists from Patsy to Miranda, and Waylon to Blake, Tumbling Dice promises something for dance and music lovers young and old.

Catch Tumbling Dice Monday at 11:00 am in the OK Corral.

Our Generation
Our Generation is a 5 member kids classic rock band from Denver! This high energy band has graced the stages of The Celtic Tavern, Herman’s Hideaway, The Toad Tavern, and more. Their festivals include Denver’s UMX Music Festival and headlining at the Upper Colfax Root 40 Music Festival! Aged 11-15, Abbey, Addie, Dane, Jason, and Jude have been together for over a year - drawing crowds onto the dance floor and delighting audiences of all ages.

Come see them perform at 12:30 pm Sunday in Bancroft Park.

The Habitual Line-Steppers
The Habitual Line-Steppers are a Colorado based Jam Band consisting of some of the finest players in the region. Group based around guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and keys, HLS has all the tools to make all of the Dead, Allman Bros, Panic, and all the other fundamental jam gurus scream! As well as maintains a funk/blues feel. Austin Johnson on guitar, Sean Pytle on bass, Dean Woodward on drums, Teddy Nazario on percussion, Bryant Jones on keys! These players are all veterans you may recognize some names, come see their musical journey unfold as they Are the Habitual Line-Steppers!

See them on the big stage in Bancroft Park
Sunday at 10:30 am.

Remember the 60’s… or maybe you don’t? Let Starburn take you there with the music of a time when all things seemed possible. A time when men walked on the moon, computers were in their infancy, and cell phones didn’t exist. The music was a reflection of the social changes of that era involving great vocal harmonies with strong guitar and keyboard virtuosity. Whether you grew up with this music or you first heard it on your parent’s stereo it has influenced you in some way. Starburn performs the songs of everyone from Vanilla Fudge, Rare Earth, and the Doobie Brothers to Pink Floyd, The Who, and Led Zeppelin. This very danceable high energy music is performed in front of a stunning backdrop of psychedelic images reminiscent of the times. This is guaranteed to be a show you will remember.

Catch Starburn performing live at 10 am on Saturday in Bancroft Park.

Pikes Peak area square dancers
Square dancing is the state folk dance of Colorado. See a one hour good old fashioned square dance in the center of the Clock Tower Stage Lot - Sunday May 24th at 2:00 pm. This home grown demonstration is sponsored by springs singles dancers and the southeast area square dance council.

For more information about square dancing and lessons, please see www.Squaredancing.Com/seasdc/

Gold Panning

The Gold Prospectors of Colorado invite you
to learn to pan for REAL GOLD! find them on 26th St.

Hawk Quest

Hawk Quest is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the Raptor’s place in our eco system. See Hawks, Eagles, Owls & Falcons at close range, and have your photo taken with one of these majestic creatures. Space number I between 26th & 27th St. -on the south side of
Colorado Ave.

Rock Ledge Ranch Blacksmiths

See traditional Blacksmiths in action all weekend at the south-east corner of Bancroft Park.

Waterloo Revival
When WATERLOO REVIVAL’s Cody Cooper met his band mate George Birge in middle school, he inspired his new friend to express himself through music — a path that drastically affected both their lives. “I’d sang in choir and stuff, but I’d never taken it any further,” George admits. “But by seventh grade I was hooked and Cody and I were writing songs together.”

After graduation, George found work in Austin’s commercial real estate scene, while Cody had a full-time job in mortgages in Dallas. The pair, who’d remained close through college, would play together during Cody’s visits back home. By 2012, their musical chemistry was undeniable and George made the hard sell, convincing Cody to leave his 9-to-5 and return home in order for them to focus all their energy into music. WATERLOO REVIVAL was soon born, taking its moniker from their beloved hometown. 

“Before it was Austin, our hometown was called Waterloo,” Cody explains. “Eventually, it was renamed to honor the ‘Father of Texas’ Stephen F. Austin.”

Catch Waterloo Revival Sunday afternoon in Bancroft Park as part of the TERRITORY DAYS / NASH Country concert series.

Southern Belle
SOUTHERN BELLE has been a recognized force on the Colorado music scene for years. With decades of experience between them, their high energy and playful attitudes keep audiences engaged while a diverse selection of tunes keep em’ entertained.  

Whatever your musical pleasure Southern Belle has it covered .... from Pink to Miranda Lambert, Joan Jett to Patsy Cline, Eric Church to Georgia Satellites, Johnny Cash to Stevie Ray...and everything in between...current to classic. Throw in a dash from the growing list of Belle Originals and the  standard dance classics audiences can’t live without and you have a recipe for a $#!T Kick’n good time!

Southern Belle has had the privilege of opening for such Country favourites as Ty Herndon, Anita Cochran, Billy Dean & Ricochet as well as sharing the stage with up-n-comers, Due West, Lucas Hogue, The Henningsens & Charlie Jenkins, to name a few.

Don’t miss your chance to GET YER “BELLE” RUNG Saturday afternoon in the OK Corral Beer Garden.

A favorite with Territory Days visitors, 6035 (sixty thirty-five) is a rock classics tribute band that takes pride in playing songs that sound just like the originals -- a tight mix of music from Led Zeppelin to Billy Joel and Journey to the Foo Fighters. Music lovers from groovy hippies to alternative hipsters know the words to the songs that 6035 plays with such irresistible energy that everyone has to dance! 6035 has been voted one of the Pikes Peak region’s top bands, and you can find them entertaining at area clubs and festivals throughout the summer.

Check out their schedule at, and see them live at Territory Days Monday afternoon in the OK Corral Beer Garden.

WireWood Station
WireWood Station’s members have performed all over the United States including stages in Europe, New York, Chicago, Branson and Nashville.  They are a Colorado based band and have performed with country legends to jazz icon’s - playing all styles in between.  Members of the band have played with Wayne Newton, Mark O’Conner, Regis and Kelly to Bobby McFerrin! They’ve opened for Charlie Daniels and Oliver North (in a benefit honouring our troops) as well the Marshall Tucker Band when they won the “Best Acoustic” band at the Rocky Mountain Music Festival. WireWood Station is a high energy four member band have been labelled Americana/Bluegrass with a twist - playing Beatles, Elvis, Ricky Skaggs, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash to Michael Jackson and everything in between but always with a WireWood Station twist!

“It’s amazing what these folks can do with a little bit of wire and a little bit of wood!” WireWood Station performs at 2:00 pm Saturday in Bancroft Park.

Jacob Christopher Band
Jacob Christopher Gallegos was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in  June of 1994, and grew up in the small town of Hoehne, CO. The 3rd of 5 siblings, Jacob started learning guitar in the later teen years after watching his oldest brother Ross learn the instrument. After all of the basketball, football and wrestling injuries, he said, “ School never interested me, so when I was too broken to play sports there wasn’t many options, so I picked up the guitar,” Jacob had put together his first band his senior year of high school. After graduating high school in 2013, he attended PPCC for 6 months. Combining the Bob Seger / Bruce Springsteen attitude with  his down home southern charmed simple way of life, Jacob delivers a strong heart beat feel to the show and rockers like “Good Times” and a crowd staple “Crazy Bout’ You” Jacob delivers a foot-stomping show filled with heart break, love and rebellion.

Jacob Christopher Band performs live at 4:00 pm on Sunday in Bancroft Park.

TRIBE is named after the Mardi Gras Indian Tradition of New Orleans. The group has been together about 12 years through the leadership of John Wise the “Big Chief”(bass and lead vocals). Tribe plays a blend of Blues, Jazz, Carnival, Zydeco, Swing and Island Music with the emphasis being dance music. Tribe does material from Muddy Waters, Harry Belafonte, Professor Longhair, the Neville Brothers, BB King, Bob Marley, Dr. John as well as others.

Regular members include: Michael Reese (guitar and vocals), Dwight Bement (saxophone and vocals), and Teddy Nazario (Drums). Various keyboard players including Jake Jacoby, Jimmy Lange, and Jana Lee Ross.

Catch TRIBE for an awesome show that will fill your soul with sound! Saturday, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm on the main stage in Bancroft Park.

Kris Sciba
While serving in the U.S. Air Force, Kris discovered he had a passion for songwriting. He’s written and filed away dozens of pieces over the past 35 years and is now putting it all together with recording and live performance. His debut CD ”SongPie”, was released in August, 2014.

“I play rock/folk/country/blues, but none of it strictly any of the above.... I think Americana might be a good description for it. Whatever it is, it’s fun!”

Enjoy Kris’s sounds during the Territory Days event at the Clock Tower Stage at 25th & Colorado.

Inka Gold

Born in the Andes mountains of Ecuador, Oscar & Santiago Morales share the rich tradition of Andean music with people all over the world. Feel the peace and strength of the Inkan people at Territory Days when you visit the Inka Gold booth between 23rd & 24th st. on the south side of Colorado Ave.

Northern Winds Native American Dancers
Northern Winds Native American Dance is a diverse multi tribe group of traditional dancers that range from Alaska to Colorado Indigenous people. We dance to educate, create awareness, and believe in bringing native communities closer.

See them perform Saturday and Sunday with hourly shows at 25th Street -North.

Gathering Of Spirits
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The Colorado Springs Indian Center presents the "Gathering Of Spirits". This awesome and authentic Native American group performs traditional dances, drums and flute ceremonies with precision and flair.  

See them Sunday and Monday on the Clock Tower Stage at the SW corner of 25th St. & Colorado Ave.

Mickey Guyton
Born in Arlington, Texas, Mickey Guyton moved around the Lone Star state as her father’s engineering job took them to Waco, Tyler, Dallas and Fort Worth. Music was a constant in her nomadic life. She began singing gospel in church when she was only five and grew up listening to a variety of artists, including Dolly Parton, LeAnn Rimes, Whitney Houston and gospel innovators BeBe and CeCe Winans. “Those were huge influences,” she says, recalling a particularly pivotal moment. “I was at a Texas Rangers baseball game and LeAnn Rimes was singing the National Anthem. This was right when she came out with ‘Blue’. I was completely mesmerized.”

In 2011, Mickey signed to Capitol Records Nashville and made her first national television appearance on stage at the White House during an all-star concert that included James Taylor, Dierks Bentley, Kris Kristofferson, The Band Perry, Darius Rucker and Lyle Lovett.

Mickey’s debut single is the powerful “Better Than You Left Me” The single broke Country Aircheck history for the most one–week adds for a debut act’s first single.  On January 10, Mickey made her Grand Ole Opry debut at the historic Ryman Auditorium.  Her emotional and powerful performance brought the audience to their feet.

See this young woman perform in Bancroft Park on Monday afternoon as she warms up the stage for The Lost Trailers during the Memorial Day TERRITORY DAYS / NASH Country concert series.

Jake Loggins & Friends
Local favorite Jake Loggins kicks out the blues guitar licks like nobodies business! Originally from Texas, this young guitar master has become a staple act at Pro Promotions events for the past decade. His talent and personality are top notch, and the music is something you will not want to miss.

The Jake Loggins Band rocks the OK Corral Saloon at 11:00 am and in Bancroft Park Saturday at 6:00 pm.

Some Peoples’ Kids
Some Peoples’ Kids are a 6-piece cover band based out of Colorado Springs, CO. Established in the early 1980’s, the Kids have been performing again regularly since 2011. Their high energy performances are inspired by a diverse array of musical influences and fueled by six of Colorado’s finest musicians. Rick Toombs - Vocals, Tenor Sax, and Guitar Tom Lanam - Vocals & Percussion, Vinny Luciani - Lead Guitar, Michael Lascuola - Bass & Vocals, Mike Espinoza - Drums Tom Duhon - Keyboards.

Catch the Kids on Sunday at 11:00 am in the OK Corral, and again on Monday at high noon in Bancroft Park.

The Voodoo Hawks
VoodooHawksThere are many words and phrases that can be used to describe The Voodoo Hawks. Just ask any Blues Musician in town and they can give you their story of The VooDoo Hawks and what they mean to the music community of Colorado Springs. Rikki (lead Vocalist, lead Guitarist) is probably one of the most well known musicians in Colorado Springs, with a musical career spanning well over a decade in this town alone. Rikki has graced the stage with some of the most well known musicians of the last century including The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, Humble Pie, Marshall Tucker, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and ZZ Top. 

Experience a Territory Days tradition! Catch the VooDoo Hawks live in Bancroft Park Monday at 10 am.

Suga’ Bear & the Show Time Band
Suga’ Bear & the Show Time Band Show Time Band is one of the hottest high energy live bands based out of Colorado Springs, Co. The seven member group is composed of a diverse group of musicians that helps define fun and excitement.

The group is composed of the vocal Trio of, Suga’ Bear, Lady Shay, & Troy, who also plays Congas along with musicians, Aundre Ai (drums), Scott Haffiey (bass), Phil Schwartz(guitar) vocals and Joe Kaiser (keyboards)vocals. The band’s distinctive style and raw energy will keep you dancing, shaking, and moving from start to finish. Show Time Band is always exciting on stage with their unmistakable sound and electrifying showmanship, combining all the great sounds of R&B, Funk, Mo-town, and top 40 hits to create their own flow of “Hot dance music”. Don’t take our word for it.. .. “Come fee the vibe”

The Show Time Band rocks the OK Corral Sunday afternoon starting at 3:00 pm.

Cowboy Church Service
GrantGrant Adkisson, President of the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys is excited to once again be a part of the festivities at Territory Days. Grant has been ministering to a western world through cowboy church services, Rodeo Bible Camps, and developing The Way for Cowboys NT. Grant is the third generation of a ranch family that first homesteaded in Colorado in the 1800s. Grant has also appeared on many radio and television programs, and concert stages with such personalities as Waddie Mitchell, Baxter Black, Michael Martin Murphy, Sons of the San Joaquin, Cowboys for Jesus and many others. But, don’t let that impress you though, as Grant is a down to earth preacher who will testify to the fact that the best adventure of his life has been his relationship with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, and that is what he wants to share with you!

His Witness
His-witnessHis Witness has been in the ministry for over 16 years. They have been truly blessed with the ability to write a song that reaches into the heart of the listeners only because it reached them first. His Witness prays that you are blessed through their ministry. With a heart for Christ, a love for people, and the desire to tell you of Jesus our Lord and Saviour.

His Witness will join Grant Adkisson at Cowboy Church, Sunday, May 24, in Bancroft Park, 9:30 am.

Wyatt Wear
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This 15 year old sax man specializes in improvisation and can tear up the blues, jazz, rock and roll and anything else thrown at him.

See Wyatt perform throughout the weekend with TRIBE, Some Peoples’ Kids, Jake Loggins, The Show Time Band, Justus League & others. Territory Days supports our young musicians!

Some Sweet Day
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Some Sweet Day is an acoustic old‐timey band that plays a unique blend of new and traditional music. Based in Colorado, the band has been making a name for itself at festivals and other venues throughout the region.​

The band is centered around Phillip & Lauren Douglas, multi - instrumentalists and singers. Accompanied by a vorticular cast of characters on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, get yer toes a tappin. Playing songs and tunes from the hills and hollers. Acoustic sounds, songs to tell stories, uplifting . Americana, bluegrass, folky, and country music.

See them perform Saturday at 3:00-5:00pm on the Clock Tower Stage at 25th & Colorado.

Wild West Gunfighters!

Keep your head down and your shootin’ hand ready all weekend as The “Free Range Regulators” Gunfighters take over Bancroft Park. Authentic gun fights and educational sessions go on throughout the weekend. Be sure not to miss the fast draw competition on Monday with bragging rights and a beautiful hand made belt buckle at stake for the “Fastest Pistolero”. It will be a wild & wooly time!

Fun for the youngsters

The young buckaroos can enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and the Territory Days Kids Zone all weekend. See the on-line map on pages 6 & 7 for locations.

Tom Flynn the Irish Magician
TomFlynnTom Flynn the Irish Magician is returning to the Clock Tower stage at Territory Days. Originally from Boulder, CO, his journey into the world of magic began on his eleventh birthday with a gift of a magic kit from his father. Tom joined the International Fellowship of Christian Magicians Int’l as well as the Rocky Mountain Chapter. He has studied the art of Gospel magic over the past 20 years. His premier show opened in 1993 featuring the character Tom Flynn the “Irish” Magician and in 2003 Rabdini the Rabbit joined the show.

Timothy’s Toy Train

For kids only! Ride the train through Territory Days all weekend!
Find the train depot on 24th St.

The members of the Band Brulé regretfully announce that the band will not be performing at the 2015 TERRITORY DAYS festival - due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control. Brulé is looking forward to their return in 2016 and the band wishes everyone connected with and attending this years event all the very best for much fun, frolic and success.
Events subject to change. Always check back closer to the event for the latest information.