The Astronauts, a landlocked 1960s surf band from Boulder, outselling the rival Beach Boys in Japan…John Denver insinuating himself into the public’s consciousness with “Rocky Mountain High,” Joe Walsh writing his signature tune “Rocky Mountain Way” in the mountains of Boulder County, and songs spilling out of Dan Fogelberg perched 9,000 feet up on top of the Rockies…Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident and Yonder Mountain String Band giving rise to a rootsy community…30H!3, the Fray, the Lumineers and One Republic fueling today’s scene…

Little did the world know that these and dozens of other confident young artists would come to define Colorado’s amazing and diverse musical legacy.

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame, currently located at the Trading Post at Red Rocks, has been created to honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions,to preserve and protect historical artifacts, and to educate the public regarding everything that’s great about our state’s music.

The CMHOF, a non-profit organization presented by Comfort Dental, fetes newly elected Colorado music legends with major fund-raising events to celebrate their inductions and colorful, entertaining exhibits profiling each enshrinee. Chairman Chuck Morris, and an impressive and varied board of directors believe in the power of Colorado rock history to inspire lifelong music fans. The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is establishing a permanent institution in the service of those traditions. Help shape our state’s musical future!



Paul Epstein
Co-Chair CMHOF presented by Comfort Dental
Twist and Shout

Scott Tobias
Co-Chair CMHOF presented by Comfort Dental
President and CEO

Aaron Friedman
Treasurer CMHOF presented by Comfort Dental
Vice President Finance
AEG Presents Rocky Mountains

Chuck Morris
Former Chair CMHOF presented by Comfort Dental
CEO – AEG Presents Rocky Mountains

Chris Daniels
Executive Director CMHOF presented by Comfort Dental

Board Members

JC Ancell
Associate Director, University Memorial Center/ Staff Advisor, CU Program Council
University of Colorado (Retired)

Jay Elowsky
Pasta Jay’s Restaurants

Kathie Broyles
Senior Vice President & Creative Director
CBS Network Marketing (Retired)

James Guercio
Caribou Companies
Will Guercio
Caribou Companies

Josh Hanfling
Sewald Hanfling

Phil Lobel
Lobeline Communications

David McReynolds
Columbine Health Plan

Dave Plati
Associate Athletic Director/Sports Information
University of Colorado Athletic Department

Henry Root
Partner, Lapidus, Root, Sacharow, LLP

George Sparks
President and CEO
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Craig Umbaugh
Partner, Hogan & Lovells LLP

Contact us at

Colorado Music Hall of Fame
17900 Trading Post Rd. Morrison, CO 80465

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