Inside the Colorado Music Scene with Chuck Morris

Chuck Morris, a driving force behind the Colorado Music scene, will provide an inside look at his experience and how he built and expanded the music scene in Colorado throughout his career on Wednesday, May 8 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Boulder JCC. 

As former President and CEO of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, Chuck Morris was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in December of 2018 for pioneering Boulder’s music scene. Morris’s career started when he first managed the Sink, a popular college hangout spot on Boulder’s University Hill in 1968 and booked local bands to play which led him to eventually help the development of the Mission Ballroom, a 60,000-square-foot space in Denver’s RiNo Arts District that opened in 2019. Morris also helped lead the renovation of Fiddlers Green, an outdoor amphitheater in South Denver, and 1STBANK Center in Broomfield. 

From 1970 to 1976, Morris built and ran legendary rock clubs Tulagi in Boulder and Ebbets Field in Denver where acts such as The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leonard Cohen, Bonnie Raitt, and countless others made their Colorado debut. In his 50 years as a leading music promoter in Colorado, Morris has led the biggest promotion companies: Feyline, Live Nation, and finally AEG.

Morris eventually launched a music business program at Colorado State University in Denver in collaboration with the school’s College of Business. Morris helps direct students to be equipped and successful in the music industry and provides opportunities for the students to hear from music business leaders across different fields. 

To hear more about Chuck Morris’s successful career and how he became a legend in the Colorado music industry, join the Boulder JCC in welcoming him on Wednesday, May 8. Registration is required with social and light fare following the program. 

If you have any questions about the program or registration, please contact Acy Jackson at acy.jackson@boulderjcc.org.

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