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[What an] amazing experience it has been to work with both of you [John and Cindy] for a number of events The Independence Center has put on at Stargazers.  We are a center that assists people with physical disabilities and your venue has been excellent for accommodating all of our needs.  Your theater is very accessible for individuals using wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.  The design of the theater allows everybody to participate in the festivities!  The accessibility along with the sincere friendliness of your staff will keep us coming back for many future events.  Finally, I don’t want to forget about how delicious the food is.
Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful place in our community!
 
- Andrew McAdam, Manager of Business Services, The Independence Center

 

"The Stargazers Theatre has been my go-to Colorado Springs venue since 2009.  Not only is it an amazing venue with great sound and acoustics, but the Hooton family and the rest of the staff are always a tremendous pleasure to work with.  Thanks Stargazers!"

Trace Bundy

 

“From the early planning stages of our event, we were met with open arms and welcoming hearts by the Hootons. On the day of our event, we had over 500 attendees and everything from beginning to end was flawless. The entire staff of Stargazers took care of our needs and the needs of our participants with a smile on their faces. Stargazers Theatre was the absolute perfect location for our fundraiser. I highly recommend Cindy and John Hooton and the Stargazers Theatre ‘family” for any of your event needs. ” 

- Carolee Langer, Breast Cancer Awareness Ride, Colorado Springs Chapter of Women on Wheels

 

“Blue Star Connection just had an amazing time at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center. John and Cindy are real professionals and the Stargazers staff is friendly and competent. All the artists felt like they were in good hands. As a non-profit we give them high marks for working with us and helping our event become a huge success”  

- John Catt, Blue Star Connection

 

“We received numerous compliments from the staff who attended, some to include that it was a great place to have a conference; location was perfect; venue has a lot of character; simple, yet delicious food. Both days of our conference were a success thanks to you and your team!”

- Rick Thompkins ,Associate Director of Human Resources, Colorado Department of Corrections

 

“The venue itself is both highly flexible and perfectly suited to our program, which includes music, exhibitions, food service, technical presentations, short speeches and awards. On top of that you and your staff’s individual support, again both highly flexible and perfectly suited, made our jobs easier than we have previously experienced at other venues. Your professionalism and expertise in everything we needed was exemplary and highly appreciated. Rest assured that we will continue to hold our annual event at Stargazers.”

- Jay B. Miller, President of the Board and CEO of Pikes Peak Arts Council.

 

“Stargazers Theatre and Event Center is a spotlessly clean, historic facility and a perfect venue for hosting a turn- key event. Owners John and Cindy Hooton and their staff kept regular contact with the event committee, they provided event planning, programming and technical advice and expertise. In addition, they offered ideas and solutions to maximize the event. From the first tour until the committee left  the building at the end of the Cotton Club event, Stargazers Theatre and Event Centers John and Cindy Hooton and their staff exemplified customer service. Every contact with every member of our committee was considerate, up-beat and helpful. The Colorado Springs Diversity Forum whole-heartedly recommends Stargazers Theatre and Event Center for your event !”  

- Paula Miller and Jay Patel, Co-Chairs, Colorado Springs Diversity Forum

“Wow! What a fantastic venue. Tonight was the first time I’ve ever stepped foot into Stargazers and it was quite the place. Will-call was very quick, and the owners are over the top nice.”

-Tim K . Monument, CO via Yelp.

 ”This is the coolest venue for a concert I’ve ever been to in Colorado Springs. It easily beats the Pikes Peak Center.”

-Ron S. Colorado Springs, CO via Yelp.

 ”From comedy to music – the right show here is worth the tickets.”

-Rory C. Colorado Springs, CO via Yelp.

“Drove down from Denver to attend a Great Big Sea concert. The Stargazers is such a cute little venue with a homey feel. It is family owned and operated and they truly take pride. The acoustics in the theatre were great. The seating was comfortable and it was easy to see all areas of the stage. The best part was the affordable drinks and snacks. A Blue Moon beer was 5 dollars and even came with a fresh orange slice (I just payed $8.50 for a Miller Lite at the Fillmore the other night). The Stargazers Theatre is a great Place, I highly recommend seeing a show there!!! ”

-Jennifer B. Aurora, CO via Yelp.

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Wishbone Ash - Blue Horizon Tour
Friday 9/05
Wishbone Ash - Blue Horizon Tour 09/05/2014
$25.00, 30.00, 50.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, returns to North America in September for the second leg of their Blue Horizon Tour. Due to popular demand, the group will feature their best- selling “Live Dates” album in its entirety, in addition to tracks from their new studio album, “Blue Horizon.” • VIP Tickets Include: Complementary Beverage, First Choice of Seating, Watch Sound Check, Meet & Greet with Band

Pauline Reese
Saturday 9/06
Pauline Reese 09/06/2014
$10.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Country Angel Pauline Reese returns to the Stargazers stage with her own very authentic style of "Austin Outlaw" country music singing and songwriting!

Nakai, Eaton & Clipman Trio – Live in Concert!
Friday 9/12
Nakai, Eaton & Clipman Trio – Live in Concert! 09/12/2014
$20.00, 25.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Native American Flutist R. Carlos Nakai, Harp Guitarist William Eaton and World Percussionist Will Clipman return to Stargazers Theatre for a special concert event on Friday, September 12th at 7:30 pm.

Nakai, Eaton and Clipman, aka the Wilde Boys, will showcase songs from their latest release “Dancing Into Silence” on Canyon Records, along with new material that is being composed for an upcoming Canyon release.

Butch Hancock
Saturday 9/13
Butch Hancock 09/13/2014
$15.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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A world traveling troubadour with a long string of recorded songs and albums, Butch Hancock has been called "one of the finest songwriters of our time" and is acknowledged by his peers and critics alike as one of the premiere singer-songwriters Texas has ever produced. His tunes evoke mystical visions of wind-swept dry-plains and his lyrics are profoundly imaginative, often displaying for his listeners the miracles that occur in the ordinary through creative irony and metaphors. His lyrical style has often been compared to that of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie and his songs have been covered by the likes of Emmylou Harris. Ha...

Pikes Peak Blues Community Blues Jam!
Wednesday 9/17
Pikes Peak Blues Community Blues Jam! 09/17/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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You’re invited to help keep the local blues community alive by attending and participating in the Pikes Peak Blues Community Quarterly Jam!
The PPBC’s mission is to enhance the vitality of Blues and American Roots Music by supporting live performance and education. The PPBC is an all-volunteer 501(c) 3, member funded, non-profit organization. Bring your instrument for the jam on the huge Stargazers stage featuring the Pikes Peak Blues Community Players. All styles are welcome!

The Verdict - Classic Rock At It's Best!
Friday 9/26
The Verdict - Classic Rock At It's Best! 09/26/2014
$0.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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FRUITION
Saturday 9/27
FRUITION 09/27/2014
$10.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Sharing a common love of music, whiskey and life on the road, Fruition were originally brought together by the lure of adventure. For the last five years, the Portland, OR string infused quintet has racked up the miles playing sold out shows in their adopted hometown and garnering new fans across the country. This summer, Fruition will release Just One of Them Nights, an album that finds the band ......

Legacy
Friday 10/03
Legacy 10/03/2014
$0.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Legacy gets the party going with a variety of music, including classic rock, oldies, county and some originals. With pulse-pounding rhythms and a high energy performance, the band's contagious energy pulls you out to the dance floor and keep you dancing the whole evening.

There are no tickets for this event, just a request for donates of non-perishable food items or cash for a local food bank called Collections for Life.

Mountain Shadow Riders 14th Annual BCA Ride!
Saturday 10/04
Mountain Shadow Riders 14th Annual BCA Ride! 10/04/2014
$0.00
SHOW 9:00am
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The 14th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness ride -a fun motorcycle ride and auction put together by those wonderful members of the Mountain Shadow Riders Motorcycle group with the ride starts and ends at Stargazers Theatre!
Games - Giveaways - Food- Fun!
Ride T-Shirts available while they last! Awards for "Mr and Mis TuTu Pink" -show up in your pinkest attire and win!
All proceeds collected by the Mountain Shadow Riders are donated to the Southeastern Colorado Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation -a fun way to s...

The itchy-O Marching Band
Saturday 10/04
The itchy-O Marching Band 10/04/2014
$10.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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itchy-O is a 32 piece electro "marching band" that performs complete with costuming head to toe, trimmed with lights,keeping the musicians mysterious and anonymous, playing a fusion of marching band/avante-garde/heavy metal and electronica. Their musical instrumentation is weighted heavily towards drums and percussion instruments and includes electric guitars keyboards and some one of a kind instruments.
This band not only fills the stage, they fill the entire theatre as they make their way through the crowd in a darkened atmosphere- complete with strobe lights and fog.

Justus League Cd Release Party!
Friday 10/10
Justus League Cd Release Party! 10/10/2014
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Justus League is an award-winning infused Blues/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, Justus League features multiple lead singers, and these performers have an energetic stage presence that is sure to captivate any audience. Justus League was founded in 2013, and collectively the m...

TEDx Colorado Springs 2014!
Saturday 10/11
TEDx Colorado Springs 2014! 10/11/2014
$39.00, 49.00
SHOW 10:00am
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Stargazers Theatre is proud to partner with Tedx Coloado Springs in bringing this event to our region - please join us for the very first TedX event in Colorado Springs!

TED is a global foundation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, Ideas Worth Spreading. The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level....pre-order your lunch so you don't miss a thing!

Whiskey Fingers - Classic Rock Dance Party!
Saturday 10/11
Whiskey Fingers - Classic Rock Dance Party! 10/11/2014
$10.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Classic rock band featuring Patti Mack on lead vocals. From AC/DC to Zeppelin, with a little Janis in between...high energy, classic rock, dancing FUN!

40th Birthday Bash for Ronald McDonald House!
Wednesday 10/15
40th Birthday Bash for Ronald McDonald House! 10/15/2014
$20.00, 50.00
SHOW 6:00pm
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Join us Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at Stargazers from 5:30 - 9 pm when the Phat Horn Doctors help us celebrate 40 years of Ronald McDonald House's keeping children and families together during medical crisis.

The opening of the first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia 40 years ago forever changed the way we care for critically ill children and their families. According to studies, providing family centered care that keeps children and families together during a medical crisis helps sick children cope better and heal fas...

Banditos
Thursday 10/16
Banditos 10/16/2014
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Banditos are famously eclectic, paying tribute to a myriad of influences that would bury a lesser band in tuneless muck. Originating from Birmingham, Alabama, the band has since relocated to Nashville, TN . and though they recall a dozen bands, they sound like none so much as themselves. The instrumentation is as ambitious as it is deftly executed. Mingling upright bass with kazoo and banjo while the soul-spangled howl of Mary Richardson, who plays counterpoint to a deceivingly sparse guitar, drenched in a quantity of reverb and delay, not often associated with “danceable.”

Tom Paxton
Friday 10/17
Tom Paxton 10/17/2014
$20.00, 25.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community.

In describing Tom Paxton’s influence on his fellow musicians, Pete Seeger has said: “Tom’s songs have a way of sneaking up on you. You find yourself humming them, whistling them, and singing a verse to a friend. Like the songs of Woody Guthrie, they’re becoming part of America.” Pete goes on: “In a small village near...

My Blue Sky  and the Austin Young Band
Sunday 10/19
My Blue Sky and the Austin Young Band 10/19/2014
$15.00
SHOW 2:30pm
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$15 General Admission,$25 Reserved Table Seating,$35 VIP (includes Dinner & Reserved Table Seating)Purchase all ticket levels at this Blue Star Connection link: http://www.ezregister.com/events/11258/
Stargazers is only selling $15.00 General Admission (no table seating) tickets.Net proceeds to benefit Blue Star Connection and its programs.
An exciting Blue Sky Tribute to The Allman Bros Band and Stevie Ray Vaughn!
My Blue Sky is comprised of 7 experienced Colorado musicians that all share the passion and love of the music of the Allman Brothers Band and their family of bands. The Allman Brothers Band have a unique blend of southern rock, blues, and jazz that have inspired musicians and fans for decades. Their music and performances have created memories for everyone that have stood the test of time. It is in that spirit that we honor their music. Local young Blues Phenomenon Austin Yong and his Band will perform the opening set, with a tribute to Stevie Ray Va...

Dotsero - High Energy Jazz!
Saturday 10/25
Dotsero - High Energy Jazz! 10/25/2014
$15.00, 20.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Dotsero- High Energy Jazz! - Dotsero performs at Stargazers several times a year- they always pack the dome and raise the roof with their high energy contemporary Jazz, warm stage presence and great rapport with the audience.!

Dotsero is as much fun to see as they are to hear- you are in for a treat when you come out for their annual fall appearance at Stargazers, and this time they are introducing a new CD! Beloved by fans that have followed them for years, along with brand new fans that have just discovered them, the very talented musicians of...

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