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This Week in Colorado Springs (4/21 - 4/27)

Happy Friday from Front Range Shuttle!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - April 21, 2017

Happy Friday Colorado Springs, and welcome to another installment of the Front Range Shuttle local events blog! Weather this week has been pretty pleasant, with just a bit of wind picking up in the afternoons, and dying down again by the evening. This weekend we’re looking at a bit more rain on Saturday, a small reprieve on Sunday and Monday, and then rain again all the way through next Friday! Bring your galoshes and umbrella if you’re planning on being out and about next week!
 
We’ll start our weekend off with Friday evening (4/21) at the Broadmoor World Arena with a comedy show you won’t soon forget! Superstar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will reunite on the We've Been Thinking Tour to bring an unforgettable night of comedy to The Broadmoor World Arena. During this momentous event, both comedians will deliver a laughter-packed evening of all new material before they come together on stage for an uproarious encore you won’t want to miss!
 
Since we’ll be expecting rain this Saturday (4/22), why not swing by the Stargazers Event Center for one of the most creative musical groups this blogger has ever seen: Face – A Vocal Rock Band! Face is an internationally recognized vocal rock band based out of Boulder, Colorado, bringing a new edge and attitude to the human voice. Using just four singers (Ryan Driver, Stephen Ross, Forest Kelly, Cody Qualls) and a vocal drummer (Mark Megibow), Face creates a rock-music phenomenon that has to be seen to be believed. No instruments and no special effects -– just five guys!
 
What a weekend of shows! Comedy, Vocal Rock, and now Sunday (4/23) we’ll head on over to the Pikes Peak Center for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s presentation of Gustav Mahler’s sixth symphony! “Despite [Beethoven’s] Pastoral, there is only one Sixth.” Such was the impact of Gustav Mahler’s sixth symphony when it premiered in 1906, that it completely supplanted the great master of the previous century in the eyes of the classical music-listening public. Presented here without accompaniment or adornment, it promises to be the most thrilling installment yet in Josep Caballé-Domenech’s exploration of Mahler’s symphonies — in his words, a “mastodonic” performance.
 
Monday (4/24) of this week is forecast to be one of the only sunny days of the week, and with Spring flowers blooming, it will be a great day for a hike on one of the many trails here in our beautiful city. From here in Colorado Springs, to Manitou, and all the way up into the mountains, you’re sure to find some peace and quiet out in the woods. Garden of the Gods will likely be extremely crowded due to the short window we’ll have sun, so why not get creative and hike off the beaten path this weekend? You won’t regret it when you’ve got the whole trail to yourself!
 
With rain clouds rolling back in on Tuesday (4/25), we’ll be stopping by the Whistle Pig Brewing Company for PaintNite with Brewster! Come in to Whistle Pig Brewing on April 24 to enjoy some bites, some brews, and some brush strokes. You will be lead through painting a beautiful sunset landscape silhouetting a cherry blossom tree, all while sipping on your favorite brews. If beer isn't your thing, they will have some wines for your enjoyment as well as their house taps!
 
Wednesday (4/26) of this coming week should be another rainy day, and another good excuse to stay indoors where it’s dry! How about another trip to the Pikes Peak Center? This Wednesday they’ll be presenting Traviss Tritt! More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales activity, sell-out shows, and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. The Southern-rock influenced artist continues to stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. His conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and musical aggressiveness set him apart. With more than 25 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base that filled venues coast-to-coast, he's proving to be unstoppable. Get your tickets today!
 
Wrapping up our week with Thursday (4/27), we’ll be heading over to the Stargazers Event Center once again to see the Jeffrey Alan Band, a free concert! Well versed in a wide variety of country music, the Jeffrey Alan Band plays everything from Top 40 Covers to the classics as far back as the 50s as well as classic rock. Jeffrey has been performing in night clubs throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas since he was 13 years old. He brings high-energy entertainment to his shows and loves to keep his audience hopping!

And as always, don't forget about Front Range Shuttle! From cozy SUV's to 25 passenger buses, we have all your airport transportation needs covered!
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This Week in Colorado Springs (4/7 - 4/13)

Happy Friday from Front Range Shuttle!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - April 7, 2017

Happy Friday Colorado Springs, and welcome once again to Front Range Shuttle’s weekly travel and event blog! With that crazy Spring storm from last week behind us, we are looking at clear skies and sunny days through next week (fingers crossed!). With highs in the 60s this week it’ll be a great chance to get out, stretch your legs, and see the Spring flowers start to bud here in our beautiful city!

We’ll start off our weekend with an exciting Friday evening (4/7) at the Stargazer’s Theatre, where they’ll be hosting Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience! For those who missed seeing Led Zeppelin live in the ‘70s, or are looking for a great chance to relive the "Hammer of the Gods" phenomenon, Stargazers presents an opportunity to experience what the St. Petersburg Times calls "the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence." The four members’ mastery of authentic vintage instruments, along with spot-on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards; their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound; and astounding visual imagery all combine to recreate the music, magic, and mystery of a Zeppelin concert!

On Saturday (4/8) this week you’ll have a unique opportunity if you’re here in town, as the Broadmoor World Arena will be hosting the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships! Colorado Springs holds an important place in the history of figure skating, as the city has hosted many national and international competitions, and has been the training site for many World and Olympic champions. Colorado Springs is home of U.S. Figure Skating, the United States Olympic Committee as well as the site of the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame. Don’t miss this chance to see some of the world’s best athletes showing their talent!

After an exciting evening watching some of the best Ice Skaters in the world compete on Saturday evening, why not swing by the Broadmoor World Arena again on Sunday (4/9) and strut your stuff on the rink? Every Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Arena is open to the public to head out and have some fun on the ice, and after Saturday’s performance, maybe you’ll even be inspired to start training for the next ISU World Synchronized Skating Championship!

Calling all wildlife and nature lovers! This coming Monday (4/10), photographers from around the country are proud to partner with Plaza of the Rockies and 3 Peaks Photography to present “Wildlife of the Western States” to showcase animals from Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona in hopes that it brings increased appreciation to the amazing wildlife that calls our region home! The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of April, so stop on by and see some fantastic photography of our beautiful area!

With the heavy Spring snow clearing up, and sunny skies forecast for the whole week, why not take a trip over to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Tuesday (4/11) while everyone is at work! Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 146 picturesque acres are home to over 750 animals of every variety. Mirroring their natural habitats in the wild, the animals’ Zoo homes will transport you to wild places around the globe. With its distinctive mountainside setting at an elevation of 6,714— and over 170 species of wild animals, engaging exhibits and irresistible attractions, at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo the wonders of the wild are just a short trip away!

With half the week over with, and the weekend fast approaching, why not take the opportunity to unwind a bit this Wednesday evening (4/12)? And what better place to do it than the Gold Camp Brewing Company, where they’ll be having their weekly live trivia night, Triviality! Bring your team and get ready for some fun! Lil Howard's BBQ will be serving delicious pulled pork, hot links, and more! Gold Camp also has an amazing array of locally brewed beers on tap. The top 3 finishers in the trivia game get prizes, with 1st place being a gift certificate AND a team flag on the coveted Trivia Trophy!

Thursday (4/13) we’ll wrap up our weekly events with a personal favorite presented by the Space Foundation Discovery Center: Make It To Mars! It’s a hands-on adventure as we build some of the devices that might be needed to explore Mars. You’ll be building spacesuits, rocket ships, solar sails and landers out of recycled and found materials to see if you can be a real Martian engineer. Make it to Mars is a maker-inspired exhibit designed to inspire future generations to think creatively about how we can continue to reach further in our exploration of the Universe, you won’t want to miss it!

 Also be sure to visit our Guided Colorado Tours section for up to date information on our custom tour services. Come join us for a road trip into Colorado history and nature!

And as always, don't forget about Front Range Shuttle! From cozy SUV's to 25 passenger buses, we have all your airport transportation needs covered!
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This Week in Colorado Springs (3/17 - 3/23)

Happy St. Patty's Day!!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - March 17, 2017

Good afternoon, and welcome back to another installment of the Front Range Shuttle local events blog! Weather this week is looking to continue the warming trend that we saw last week, with lots of sun and highs in the 70s; perfect weather for exploring our beautiful city!

We’ll start off with St. Patty’s Day (Friday, 3/17) at the Stargazer’s Theatre! Don’t miss the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Party in town with The Verdict! The Verdict is a rock and roll band playing your favorite rock songs since 1989. 2017 marks their 28th year playing together! Members include: Darcy Martineau, Ken Bailey, Mike Louis, Scott Paugh, and Mike Selby. You will hear classic rock from the ‘70s and ‘80s that will have you dancing and singing along. Wear some green, bring your friends, and let’s do St. Patty’s Day right!

Next we’ll swing by the Pikes Peak Center on Satuday (3/18) for their presentation of Peer Gynt, performed by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic! “To thine own self be true!” Peer Gynt, the classic Norwegian tale of tricksters and trolls, is brought to rip-roaring life under the baton of Josep Caballé-Domenech. Fully narrated in a new translation, this is symphonic storytelling at its finest. The Colorado Springs Chorale provides lush vocal texture for the adventure, and Brahms’ elegiac Nänie rounds out a program devoted to the deeply moving combination of orchestra and choir. The program also features a special America the Beautiful World Premiere from local composer Ofer Ben-Amots.

Sunday evening (3/19) takes us once again to the Millibo Art Theatre, where they’ll be presenting Arthur Miller’s The Crucible! “Written as a thinly-veiled condemnation of the Communist “witch hunts” of his time, Arthur Miller perceived, brilliantly, that time and distance can pierce through the prism of history and light the way to a universal understanding: that hysteria, impulse, and fear can sweep up the innocent, and, in its aftermath leave a taint of despair and spiritual regret. And that, ultimately, it is the collective community which must bear the responsibility.” –Kelly Walters (Director)

Did you know that this coming Monday (3/20) is Extraterrestrial Abductions Day? With this in mind, Moon Joggers will be “hosting” a virtual 5k & 10k race for all you UFO and alien lovers out there! You choose the course you’d like to run, you time yourself, and then report your finishing time to them. March is MS Awareness month, and the Moon Joggers group will be donating a portion of each registration fee to The National MS Society. Along with your registration with the Moon Joggers group, you’ll also get a glow-in-the-dark Extraterrestrial Abductions Day 5K & 10K medal!

You’re in luck if you’ll be here in town on Tuesday evening (3/21), as The Black Sheep will be hosting an epic rock show that you won’t want to miss! 94.3 KILO presents: Escape The Fate with Bermuda Skies, Saints of Never After, and Enlighten the Masses. The Black Sheep has been voted “Best Live Music Venue” in Colorado Springs every year since they’ve been open, and with these 4 powerhouses lighting up the stage, you’re definitely in for a rocking good time!

With half the week over with, and the weekend fast approaching, why not take the opportunity to unwind a bit this Wednesday evening (3/22)? And what better place to do it than the Gold Camp Brewing Company, where they’ll be having their weekly live trivia night, Triviality! Bring your team and get ready for some fun! Lil Howard's BBQ will be serving delicious pulled pork, hot links, and more! Gold Camp also has an amazing array of locally brewed beers on tap. The top 3 finishers in the trivia game get prizes, with 1st place being a gift certificate AND a team flag on the coveted Trivia Trophy!

To finish off this week’s local events blog, we’ll swing by the Pikes Peak Center once again on Thursday (3/23) for an unforgettable evening of music with Judy Collins! Legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins sings from the heart. Her strong clear voice is still beautiful and inspiring.  Judy is a 2017 Grammy nominee, two time winner and member of the Grammy Hall of Fame. Don’t miss this American music icon!

 Also be sure to visit our Guided Colorado Tours section for up to date information on our custom tour services. Come join us for a road trip into Colorado history and nature!

And as always, don't forget about Front Range Shuttle! From cozy SUV's to 25 passenger buses, we have all your airport transportation needs covered!
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URGENT SERVICE UPDATE

Downtown Colorado Springs Hotel Change

By Tony Fleming-Brum - March 10, 2017

This is an urgent update on Front Range Shuttle's downtown Colorado Springs pick-up/drop-off location, please take note!

As of 3/7/2017, the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center located at 314 W. Bijou St. will no longer be allowing ANY shuttle companies to pick up or drop off on their property.

With this in mind, Front Range Shuttle’s new downtown Colorado Springs pick-up/drop-off location will be streetside at the 1st Bank Building (2 North Cascade Avenue, next to Antlers Hotel), just across I-25  from the Clarion.

We here at Front Range Shuttle would like to take this opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience that this change may cause to your travel plans, and to assure you that we will continue to provide the top-notch shuttle service that you are accustomed to!

If you have any questions about this change, please do not hesitate to call our office at (719) 237-2646 to speak with one of our customer service representatives!
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This Week in Colorado Springs (3/9 - 3/15)

Happy St. Patty's Day Weekend!

By Tony Fleming-Brum - March 9, 2017

Hello again to all our loyal readers of the Front Range Shuttle weekly events blog, we’ve got a good one for you this week! With Spring weather rolling in here in Colorado Springs, we should be seeing mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s through the weekend and into next week; beautiful weather for going out and exploring our wonderful state!
 
Starting off our week with Thursday (3/9), we’ll head over to Jives Coffee Lounge for a relaxing night of local music talent. Every Thursday the Jives Coffee Lounge hosts the Jives2 Open Mic night, a chance for anyone with an itch for their 15 minutes of fame to strut their stuff! They have guitars, mics, a great stage, and great folks just dying to hear you!
 
This Friday (3/10) takes us up to Manitou Springs for a special night of classic rock music at the Townhouse Lounge, where they’ll be hosting Starburn! Starburn creates the hey-man/peace/love/grooviness vibe that defined an era of rock & roll with songs from the late '60s and early '70s. Generations of music lovers will be singing along to favorites by The Grateful Dead, Vanilla Fudge, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Pink Floyd, Santana, Cream, and more!
 
After two nights of home-grown, local musical talent, we’ll be swinging by the Pikes Peak Center for a show of a bit more refined music on Saturday (3/11). This week they will be presenting the Colorado Springs Philharmonic playing Dvořák’s New World Symphony! Among the most popular symphonic works of all time, Dvorak's 9th symphony is richly layered with the musical traditions of America. Dvorak was especially adept at turning folk melodies into grand classical themes, and his stirring treatments of African-American spirituals and Native American motifs were instantly recognized as a national treasure. This will be a show you won’t want to miss!
 
Following an amazing night of classical symphony music, Sunday afternoon (3/12) will take us to the Lone Tree Arts Center for their presentation of Passport to Culture: Denver Taiko! Founded in 1976, Denver Taiko comprises third, fourth and fifth generation Japanese Americans honoring their cultural heritage through the exhilarating performance art of Taiko. A dynamic and propulsive event, this performance is a combination of structured rhythms and improvisational solos that roll together like thunder to stir your soul. Passport to Culture is a program specifically designed for children and families to experience arts and culture outside the classroom and inside a world of imagination through performances that foster the growth of visual and performing arts, science, and cultural understanding in our community.
 
Monday (3/13) we’ll wind down a little from our exciting weekend of shows with a stop by the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, where they’ll be opening their next exhibit, “Minerals You Use Every Day from the National Forests”! This exhibit consists of an interactive component from the National Museum of Forest Service History and a selection of minerals from WMMI’s collection. Whether we realize it or not, modern civilization is heavily dependent on minerals for everything from computers and electricity to toothpaste and makeup. This exhibit highlights this importance and demonstrates how America’s national forests help supply the country’s mineral needs.
 
Tuesday (3/14) will be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in hunting or the outdoors at Stargazers Theatre, as they’ll be hosting The Hunting Film Tour! The Hunting Film Tour is a traveling film festival that allows outdoor enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy exciting, story-driven content from hunting adventures around the globe, all of which will be shown on the big screen in crisp high definition. The Hunting Film Tour provides a home for unique films and filmmakers that capture the stories, landscapes, and pursuits that make hunting a generational passion.
 
Wrapping up this week’s event’s with Wednesday (3/15), we’ll head over to a Colorado Springs staple, Front Range BBQ! This week they’ll be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in style, with Bruce Hayes going on stage at 7:30pm! Bruce Hayes plays Rhythm & Celtgrass music, a fusion of musical styles that combines acoustic and electric instrumentation with elements of Rock, Bluegrass, Celtic, and R&B music. Collaborating with The String Cheese Incident and Acoustic Junction, Hayes helped define the acoustic jam band sound. He continues this tradition performing original songs and arrangements on Mandolin, Guitar, Dobro, foot board and his latest creation, the Stratobassto!

Also be sure to visit our Guided Colorado Tours section for up to date information on our custom tour services. Come join us for a road trip into Colorado history and nature!

And as always, don't forget about Front Range Shuttle! From cozy SUV's to 25 passenger buses, we have all your airport transportation needs covered!
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