Briarfest Main Stage Lineup
Briarfest will offer a wide variety of top quality entertainment at no charge! Live, energetic, musical entertainment that will make you dance and sing!
The Briarfest stage will close at 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday.
Sunday's entertainment will run until 5:00pm.
Brian Hepperle with Heps DJ will be the Main Stage emcee.
The 2017 entertainment was provided by the following performers:
SHOW TIME BAND
A 7-piece show band playing R&B, Motown, Funk, and Top 40.
Show Time: Friday, September 8, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
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 Duo of, Suga’ Bear, Lady Shay, Aundre Ai (drums), Scott Haffley (bass), Dan Buckley (guitar), Joe Kaiser (keyboards, background vocals) and Jeff to the left (Horns, background 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!"
ONE MORE SHOT
A 5-piece band playing classic rock, rhythm and blues, country and western,
big band jazz and lively dance favorites.
Show Time: Saturday, September 9, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
ONE MORE SHOT is a GREAT Colorado Springs band of well-schooled experienced musicians who have worked in the Colorado Springs area since the 1960’s! They are mature well-groomed professionals whose goal is total client satisfaction. They enjoy working directly with clients to assure proper dress and the desired mix of appropriate musical styles for any occasion and/or any age group. They are always polite and punctual.
During the 70's, 80's and 90's, these same musicians comprised the former “Aries” band, which played approximately 65 engagements each year for a wide variety of clients, including the Broadmoor Hotel.
Among their styles of music are classic rock, rhythm and blues, country and western, big band jazz, light cocktail jazz, wedding songs, easy listening music, swing and foxtrot, waltzes, slow songs, hustle, polkas, latins, holiday music, Dixieland, Hawaiian, Irish Songs, patriotic songs, and novelty songs. They can also play CD’s (their own or yours, as you wish) through their PA system as needed.
The types of events that One More Shot is available for include, but are not limited to wedding receptions, corporate or convention events, anniversary parties, birthday parties, graduation parties, reunion parties, holiday parties, dinner parties, lawn parties, military events, and grand openings.
A 4-Member 80's and 90's Rock Band
Show Time: Saturday, September 9, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
KOPESETIC is a four member 80's and 90's rock band. They strive to provide a mix of great songs for dancing. They have over 100 songs in their song list and are always adding new material. Kopesetic will also be able to learn a special song for events. Kopesetic can also provide all audio necessary for any event. Their set lists can be tailored to your event. Easy listening or rocking dancing.
Jay (Lead Vocals, keyboard, guitar), Jeremy (Guitar & Vocals), Rob (Bass & Vocals), Garry (Drums & Vocals)
A six-piece band playing pop, rock, country, southern rock, and classic rock.
Show Time: Saturday, September 9, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
SOFAKILLERS is the hottest cover band in southern Colorado. They are based out of Colorado Springs but travel throughout the area to play everything from Maroon 5 to Judas Priest. Pop, rock, country, southern rock, classic rock, you name it! SofaKillers plays weddings, birthday parties, festivals, public events, corporate events, divorce parties, holiday parties and clubs throughout southern Colorado. They perform songs from a wide variety of artists, including: Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Journey, Queen, Maroon 5, Gin Blossoms, Three Doors Down, Tim McGraw, Brooks and Dunn, Stray Cats, Alice in Chains, The Commodores, Duran Duran, Devo, The Police, Kid Rock, Nirvana, Guns n' Roses, The Rolling Stones, Billy Idol, Van Halen, Garth Brooks, Santana, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Company, John Cougar Mellencamp, GreenDay and many many more!
Swing City Express featuring Rex Matzke
A nine-piece band playing horn powered classic rock, big band and swing!
Show Time: Sunday, September 10, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
REX MATZKE first formed this 9 piece group in 2011 to play the great jazz music of the Shorty Rogers Nonet and the Dave Pell Octet. The group also performs a repertoire of horn-powered classic rock and the popular big band classics of Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Swing City Express is equally at home playing the contemporary arrangements of Bob Curnow, Bill Holman, Gordon Goodwin and Mike Tomaro among others. Swing City Express therefore can play a strictly jazz set or can play dance music from Glenn Miller Swing, Jump Swing, Latin (cha cha, bossa nova, tango) and horn-powered classic rock. The ensemble has a big sound!
A five-piece band playing Rock & Roll, Doo Wop, British Invasion, and Motown!
Show Time: Sunday, September 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
THE "FABULOUS NOSTALGICS" are a favorite Colorado Springs local and professional Oldies Band. With their impressive 4 part vocal harmonies and instrumentals, they provide first-rate entertainment with songs from the Rock & Roll, Doo Wop, British Invasion, and Motown eras. Past performances include events at Concerts in the Park, Country Clubs, New Year’s Eve festivities, Las Vegas conventions, private venues i.e. reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, etc., annual Alzheimer’s Foundation and Walk for the Cure benefits and multiple other benefits. They have performed the National Anthem at the Colorado Springs Sky Sox baseball games as well as live performances on all three major TV stations in Colorado Springs and the Oldies 92.9 radio station. They also have several CD’s released and available for purchase.
Check back often, as we continue to round out our Activities Schedule to make the Briarfest 2018 stage a place that you won’t want to miss!