Pro Events Territory Days

Territory Days

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May24 May25 May26 2014

39th 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, mechanical bull, 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.


 

History

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 26th 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 24 thru 26, 2014
  
Sat. & Sun. 10am to 7pm

  Mon. 10 am to 6pm

For more information call Pro Promotions at 719.487.8005

2014 Schedule of Events

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Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum

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Natalie Stovall and The DRIVE
2014 Territory Days
Show-stopping singer Natalie Stovall’s high-energy, take-no-prisoners live performances and relentless, barnstorming global tours have earned her the attention she deserves from those who matter the most to her -- the fans. Natalie has been playing professionally since she was ten, and by the time she graduated high school she had already performed everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry to the White House. And since she put her first band together (in 2007), things have really begun to take off.
Natalie’s reputation for lighting up the stage has made her a favorite to warm up audiences for country stars such as Dierks Bentley, Josh Turner, Gretchen Wilson, Justin Moore, Josh Gracin and many more. Even more impressive, Natalie’s genre-defying live show has put her on stage supporting non-country acts like Switchfoot, the Doobie Brothers, Styx, and Safetysuit.
“It’s funny to me when people ask me whether I consider my music ‘country’ or not,” Stovall says. “I grew up in Columbia, Tennessee playing fiddle at Opryland every day, so I am country. But I was a child of the radio as well, and once I put my fiddle down for the day I was just as likely to be listening to Michael Jackson or Aerosmith as I was to Reba and Faith. I’m sure my music and my show reflect that, and that’s who I am. The thing I hear most from people is, ‘I normally don’t like country music, but you just changed that,’ and that makes me feel like I’m doing something right.”
Stovall and her band have also traveled the world the past few years playing shows for the military on bases across the globe. “My daddy is a retired Army Colonel.” reveals Natalie, “So it’s always been important for me to give something back to the troops and their families when I can, but the tours we do for the military are far from selfless. A lot of the best shows and best crowds I’ve ever played for have been for the military. And how else on earth could a 5’2” fiddle player from Columbia, Tennessee ever have the chance to land on an aircraft carrier, drive a Navy SEAL boat, or shoot a machine gun? I feel like I get more out of those tours than the troops ever could, but as long as they keep asking – I’ll gladly keep performing for them.”
“I want people to know it’s possible to follow your dreams. The path isn’t always easy, but honestly, it shouldn’t be. If you surround yourself with the right people, even the hardest days can be a lot of fun. Someday I hope to sell out arenas with my band, performing music we are proud to play.”
Natalie continues, “there is no better high than when the band is on and they’re reaching for that place between music and magic and we have a crowd in front of us willing to take that ride. That is musical heaven.”
Natalie Stovall and the Drive headline the TERRITORY DAYS / CAT Country concert series on Monday afternoon - Memorial Day - in Bancroft Park.

The Robby Wicks Band

The Robby Wicks Band is a six-piece rock band based out of Denver, CO. The rock, folk, soul sound is created with tight percussion, intricate guitar work, melodic bass, and soulful lyrics and melody. The six members have been playing music together and separately in Colorado for over 10 years. The musical camaraderie shows with their ability to put soulful, original songs together with energy and precision. See them perform at 1:30pm-3pm on the main Stage in Bancroft Park.

Tumbling Dice

Tumbling Dice is hands down the hardest working country music band in the Rocky Mountain Region… and for good reason. A powerful blend of polished vocals and superb musicianship explain their appeal and why they’re in such high demand. Pleasing crowds and keeping dance floors packed at Colorado’s top country music venues make the band a popular choice for anyone looking to kick up their heels and have a good time. Covering artists from Patsy to Miranda, and Buck to Blake… Tumbling Dice promises something for dance and music lovers young and old and is sure to make any event a smashing success. Roll with Tumbling Dice Sunday at 3:30pm - 5pm on the main stage in Bancroft Park.

Black Rose Band

The band came together with the idea of bringing good live country music to the masses. The eclectic and diverse members of The Black Rose Band come from all kinds of backgrounds and influences. This gives us a deep pool of experience and talent to draw from. All in the band are true professionals who are craftsman of their own instrument. We have lit up crowds at most of the honky tonks this side of the Mississippi and are known for a great live experience. The philosophy we have is to make great country music with an edge that showcases the bands great talents. We feature great vocals, fantastic rhythm section, and a quality dynamic show. Our influences are everything from George Strait to Cross Canadian Ragweed, AC/DC to HAG. We play the latest top 40 hits and the classics everyone loves. We are focused on performing and putting on fantastic memorable shows. The Black Rose Band is available for you events and shows. See the guys Performing Live at the OK Corral Saloon 11:00am - 2:30pm.

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 10-14, 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 2:00-3pm on the main stage in Bancroft Park.

jdviolinboy

jdviolinboy is a multi-talented multi-instrumentalist who loves music with a passion beyond his years. This Colorado Springs 4th grader started singing when he was old enough to talk. He picked up the violin at age 4 and added piano and ukulele at 7. He has begun writing his own songs and can use a Boss loop pedal to become a one-kid band. His YouTube page has nearly 30,000 subscribers and 4 million views. His cover songs have earned the attention and praise of such diverse celebrities as Bruno Mars, Christina Perri, Neon Trees, OneRepublic, and Swedish House Mafia. Whether he’s performing for his schoolmates, at local coffee shops and recitals, or in front of a worldwide audience on the Internet, JD sings his heart out and touches everyone who hears him! Hear this awesome young man on Saturday at 5pm in Bancroft Park.

Clint Chartier

Come and meet Clint outfitted in traditional regalia all weekend in Bancroft Park. Visit the genuine teepee with a large array of authentic artifacts from the Plains Indian Tribes - all set up in traditional style. Many of these artifacts were used in the epic motion picture “Dances With Wolves.” Visitors will be able to watch the painting of his horse with Native symbols that were used before a hunt, battle, or spiritual journey. Experience a lecture delving into the historical and cultural background of the Plains Indians. We are excited and honored to have “Clint Rides His Horse” and Andalusia as our guests!
Don’t forget your camera!

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 Bancroft Park at 12:30 pm on Sunday May 25th. 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.

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The origin of Brulé’s hauntingly beautiful music started with an unexpected discovery.
Paul LaRoche was adopted at birth and raised by two wonderful parents in the small farming community of Worthington, Minnesota. Always interested in music, Paul formed a variety of rock-n-roll bands throughout his high school years and beyond, but gave up music to support his wife Kathy and their children, Shane and Nicole.
When his parents passed away within months of each other, Paul grieved for his loss. In going through their belongings, Kathy found a piece of paper hidden away in a desk drawer for years…Paul’s adoption papers. It was then Kathy traced the steps back to a tiny reservation in central South Dakota called Lower Brule. One simple phone call changed Paul’s life forever: “Hello, bro…you’re Lakota,” came a voice, with an invitation back to the reservation. Thanksgiving 1993 Paul, Kathy, Shane and Nicole, drove from Minnesota to South Dakota to meet his blood family. They were welcomed home with open arms and given a Star Quilt, a gift of honor. Paul discovered another important aspect…both his grandmother and great grandmother were musically gifted. He realized for the first time, he’d inherited his gift, now stirring within him again.
Like the days of long ago, Paul and his family embarked on a journey west, leaving suburban Minneapolis for “the rez.” Their new setting opened a door into a world of tribal ceremonies, visits with elders, pow wows, forgotten trails, traditional foods, and historical sites that included their own backyard along the Little Bend on the Missouri River where explorers Lewis and Clark made their famous journey in 1804. They learned about sacred sites like Bear Butte and Paha Sapa, the beautiful Black Hills, and participated in Native American festivals all across the Upper Midwest and Desert Southwest.
Through this and more, the music of Brulé was born. In 2014, Brule returns to TERRITORY DAYS. See the Band do their magic on the 25th street stage all weekend.

WireWood Station

WireWood Station’s members have performed all over the United States including stages in New York, Chicago, Branson and Nashville.  Members of this Colorado based band have performed with country legends to jazz icon’s - playing all styles in between.  WireWood Station’s members have opened for Charlie Daniels to Oliver North in a benefit honoring our troops. WireWood Station’s (www.wirewood-station.com) musical journey, as a band, started several years ago - and from that point on their instrumentation along with melodious vocals have proven to keep audiences coming back for more! They have been labeled “Americana - with a twist!” as you’ll enjoy hearing The Monkees to Michael Jackson and all styles inbetween. This multigenerational group consists of a rocker (Casey Cherry), a hippie (Herb Wetzel) a cowboy (Darin Whitson) and a classical violinist (Michelle Edwards) - it’s amazing what this eclectic group can do with a “little bit of wire and a little bit of wood” - WireWood Station! See them at 11:30 - 1pm on the main stage in Bancroft Park.

Justus League

Justus League is an infused Blues/Rock Band formed in 2013 that consists of Colorado Springs’ finest musicians. With their super human musical abilities and overwhelming stage presence, these five young men have prowess and soul unmatched by players twice their age and experience. Often referred to as an “All-Star” group, Justus League consists of Austin Johnson on guitar and vocals, Sean Pyrtle on bass, Matthew Taylor on keys and vocals, Jake Loggins on guitar and vocals and Desmond Motown Washington on drums. Together they command respect and attention everywhere they go. They laugh at any and all who challenge their authority. Although JL is a new band, collaboratively the men within the dynamic group have performed over 10,000 shows throughout the United States. Catch Justus League Sunday at 11am - 12:30pm in Bancroft Park and at 3pm - close in the OK Corral Saloon.

Suga Bear & The Showtime 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 Haffley (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, Motown, and top 40 hits to create their own flow of “Hot dance music”, Don’t take our word for it... “Come feel the vibe” Saturday, 5:30 - 7pm on the main stage in Bancroft Park.

John Wise & Friends

John Wise (vocals, guitar, standup and electric bass) has been playing around this area in various bands for as long as anyone can remember. He and Teddy Nazario ( drums and percussion) have been playing together for several years in restaurants and clubs doing old jazz standards, blues and island music. This Dynamic Duo will delight the audience with a variety of sounds that will be sure to please. Catch John, Teddy and maybe some “friends” on stage in Bancroft Park Monday – Memorial Day – at 10am.

Cowboy Church Service
Grant 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 1800’s. Grant has also appeared on many radio and television programs, and concert stages with such personalities as Waddie Mitchell, Baxter Black, 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! Come join Grant for cowboy church Sunday May 25th, in Bancroft Park, 9:30 a.m.

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Bill & Bonnie Stevens

from Wisconsin will once again be performing at Territory Days. Known for their musical personality, they will be entertaining throughout each day near the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on 25th St. and Colorado Ave. The group create lots of fun and smiles wherever they perform.

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.

Rock Ledge Ranch Blacksmiths

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

Mechanical Bull

Young and old alike can try their hand at a wild bull ride! Find the bull at the east end of Territory Days near 23rd St.

Timothy’s Toy Train

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

Dylan Scott

Dylan Scott can write your life in a song…and deliver it in a baritone so deep it’ll rattle your bones.
Then there’s his stage presence, so commanding as to win two major music competitions--the final for the Colgate Country Music Showdown in his native Louisiana, and in 2009, the Neal McCoy East Texas Angel Network Talent contest. Now the multi-talented Sidewalk Records Artist is poised to become a major star with his new self-titled CD, Dylan Scott, featuring five modern, progressive songs he co-wrote with the best of Nashville’s new generation of songwriters. The CD, produced by Music City legend, Jim Ed Norman, is self-named for more than the obvious reasons: “It says everything about me, honestly,” explains the 22 year old, whose speaking voice is as soulful as his singing. “There’s not a song on there that doesn’t relate to who I am.”
Take, for example, “Turn Rows”, a perfect nugget of spirited rural fun and youthful enterprise in the cornfields. Or “Grandaddy’s Gun”, which captures the rite of passage for a boy who grows-up bonding with the men who teach him the ways of the woods.
“There’s a spiritual quality to hunting,” shares this avid outdoorsman, talking about his favorite pastime. “I usually sit in the stand by myself. It’s nice and quiet. You don’t hear anything but wind and birds. You watch the sun come up. It’s a peaceful thing.” Almost everything in his life has been a natural fit…starting with the music itself. If he sings about it he’s done it.
It was old-school country - Merle Haggard and George Strait - that really caught his ear early on, and he heard something special in the plaintive sounds of Keith Whitley, who died the year before Dylan was born. “Keith was my musical role model. Talking about him is like talking about Elvis to me. I love how smooth his voice was.”
Dylan’s signature style launches with the debut single, “Makin’ This Boy Go Crazy,” set to arrive at country radio in the Spring of 2013. Co-penned by Dylan, the track’s melody rolls through that perfect southern-girl relationship that Dylan proclaims drives his own life. “The song represents a lot of who I am. When I’m in a relationship, I give my all to it.”
Catch Dylan Scott on the main stage in Bancroft Park Sunday afternoon. It’s all part of the Awesome CAT Country / Territory Days FREE Concert Series for 2014!

The Jake Loggins Band
Local favorite Jake Loggins kicks out the blues guitar licks like nobodys 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 3:00 pm - close on Monday.

6035

6035 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. Their shows feature songs everyone knows the words to -- from groovy hippies to alternative hipsters. The unbridled rock action is created by dual guitarists Dave Turnupseed and Matthew Cahill; with a deep rhythmic bass line by Anthony Lopez; drum action by Rick Hilyard that provides the weight needed to keep it all rolling; and a lead singer with an astonishingly versatile voice – Fritz Genato. The band’s energy is irresistible -- everyone has to dance! 6035 has been voted one of the Pikes Peak region’s top bands. Rock out with 6035 Monday at 11:00 - 2:30pm in the OK Corral Saloon.

Some Peoples’ Kids

Some Peoples’ Kids are a 6-piece cover band based in Colorado Springs. Established in the early 1980’s, the Kids have just returned from an 8-year hiatus. 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, Doug Brock - Bass & Vocals, Mike Espinoza - Drums Tom Duhon - Keyboards. Catch “Some Peoples Kids” Monday at 12:30-2pm on the Main Stage in Bancroft Park and again in the OK Corral Saloon Saturday 3:00 - close.

Radio London Family Elephant

Radio London aka Radio London`s Family Elephant Rocking Colorado for 20 years and still loving the Lively Colorado audience`s We are very excited to return to Territory Days. Catch the Radio London Family Elephant in Bancroft Park on Saturday at 3:30pm.

Ronnie Davis & The Rocky Mtn Outlaws

A county southern rock- n - roll band based out of Denver, CO. Established 1992 in Colorado. We are a band who believes in giving, so every “CD” we produce has a title track that goes to charity. With our latest being “These Colors Won’t Run” which goes to help out “Operation Homefront” helping our wounded veterans, and family members. We also do several benefit concerts each year dedicated to all of our veterans, and children’s cancer research. Come see them perform at 3pm-4:30pm on the main stage in Bancroft Park.

Tribe
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. Regular members include: Michael Reese (guitar and vocals), Dwight Bement (saxaphone and vocals), and Teddy Nazario (Drums). Various keyboard players including Jake Jacoby, Jimmy Lange, and Jana Lee Ross. Tribe does material from Muddy Waters, Harry Belafonte, Professor Longhair, the Neville Brothers, BB King, Bob Marley, Dr John as well as others. Catch TRIBE in the OK Corral Saloon on Saturday fro 11am-2:30pm for an awesome show that will fill your Soul with Sound!

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!

Daisey’s Millinery Shop
Experience a traditional old west camp store in Bancroft Park all weekend.

Red Herring
“Red Herring Productions” is the oldest Mystery entertainment company in Colorado. Founded in 1985, these performers will be bringing their brand of entertainment to TERRITORY DAYS. Step back in time with Don Moon’s one-man, living-history performance as he brings to life the trust-busting, Rough Rider and noted conservationist, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt.
Moon takes his audiences on an often-humorous tour through Roosevelt’s life, telling of his achievements as a triumphant war hero, crusading politician and founder of the national park system. Don as Roosevelt also tells us about how the president overcame a sickly childhood and about his deep devotion to family and country, sometimes to devastating effect.
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You and your Family can also meet “Buffalo Bill Cody”, and hear Cowboy Poet Mike Stevens at different venues around the Festival.

 

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 map on pages 6 & 7 for locations.

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