“Hey dude, didn’t you say that this would always be on July 19th? What’s up with July 20th?”
Yes, we did. The best laid plans, right? We always wanted 7/19 Day to be on July 19th. But, we made the decision that it was more important to have a killer event at an amazing venue and provide the best experience.
So, let me tell you what’s up.
We’ve had a great partnership with Switchbacks FC putting on The 719 Day Brewfest over the last couple of years. We want to return to this incredible venue for our third straight year. We wanted it to be on 7/19/2018. However, The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have a game that day and need all of the parking in those shared lots.
We completely understand and respect their need for all of that parking as they expect to draw a large crowd on a Military Appreciation Night. So, we decided to come up with a plan B. But a funny thing happened. Our plan B turned into a plan A+!
So, on 7/19 itself we’ve rented out the basement at Oskar Blues in downtown Colorado Springs. The first 200 people to purchase VIP tickets will get an invitation to this private party from 5-8PM. This party includes attendees first beer, appetizers, and $3 COS craft beer on tap throughout the party. We’re also going to have a live performance from one of our favorite bands 719 based bands, “Playing With Smoke.” VIP tickets will be $45, the exact same as they were last year.
Then, The 719 Day Brewfest itself will happen on Friday, July 20th. So, we get to have our giant party on a Friday night! Somehow, I became ok with this plan the more I thought about it. I thought you guys would be too. Over the past two years, I’ve been so thrilled with the turnout and enthusiasm on a Tuesday and Wednesday night. The JEP team has been looking forward to this event being on a Friday, we just didn’t expect it to be this soon.
Seriously, 719ers, you guys are one of my favorite crowds of all time.
The party has continued to get even better as we locked in the 719 Day “House Band,” as Mark’s Midnight Carnival Show has confirmed that they will be headlining the event, marking their third consecutive year playing awesome tunes for us.
We continue to sign up incredible local breweries and distilleries from the 719 each day; we’re excited to release our initial list in the coming weeks.
Please note that if you were with us last year, your early bird GA ticket price is going to be $20, that’s 50% off what the day of ticket price will be.
Let us know your thoughts. Keep letting us know your feedback. And we’ll keep updating you about the beer, spirits, bands, food trucks, entertainment and fun coming to 719 Day this year.
Thank you for continuing to come party with us each year, 719ers. We’re working hard to give you the event you deserve!
Why Concerts? Simple. I’m just a concertgoer too.
As the son of two professional musicians (a cellist and a violist, respectively) I spent my childhood at Lincoln Center, Tully Hall, and the like, learning the importance of live music. As I grew up, I found myself enjoying more and more shows and finding out the importance of community that surrounds different music scenes.
Moving away from New York City and the east coast, I also found out how much of a hassle the travel element of being a concertgoer can be.
Being a resident of Colorado Springs can feel like we’re professional drivers first, and lovers of music second. Driving 70-90 minutes each way can get a little tiring. It can even get a little frustrating when all of the music we want to see only goes to Denver and skips over our beautiful city. Don’t get me wrong, we love Denver, but we also really love our home city of Colorado Springs.
So we asked ourselves: “Why can’t we start to bring these shows to Colorado Springs in a BIG way?”
Fortunately, we’ve got amazing media partners (yeah, I’m looking at you 95.1 NASH FM) incredible sponsors (Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota, Larry H. Miller Toyota of Colorado Springs and Pepsi) venue partners (Whiskey Baron and The Pikes Peak Center) and Box Office Partners (Oskar Blues) who all were of like minds and wanted to join this party.
So we said let’s take the chance. Let’s go big and not look back.
Why? Because we’re concert lovers ourselves. We don’t want to leave a show at 1AM and not have our heads hit the pillow until 3AM. We want to be able to have a fun night out and catch an ber ride home that isn’t a 70 mile, $150 dollar monster.
So let’s enjoy music, have some fun, be responsible about it, and treat our city of Colorado Springs like the A-City that it is.
More importantly, let’s be concert goers first, and leave the professional driving to zTrip when they take us home after a few drinks.
We can help folks see a great show, not have to drive, not pay though the nose for ticket (or parking or drinks, etc.) and get people home safe at a decent hour, that sounds like a win to us.
Let’s party, Colorado Springs.
Only 11 Days left to buy your tickets to the 95.1 Nash FM/JEP Concert Series!
Concerts include Granger Smith on 2/21, Joe Nichols on 4/21, Casey Donahew on 5/4 and Easton Corbin (at Pikes Peak Center) on 7/11!
Tickets to all four shows are only $87!
Get your season tickets anytime at Oskar Blues Colorado Springs at 118 N. Tejon Street or pick them up Wednesday through Saturday nights at The Whiskey Baron Dance Hall and Saloon.
Thanks to Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota Colorado Springs and Larry H. Miller Toyota Colorado Springs for presenting the entire series!