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.