Concerts Coming to Cat Country Due to unforseen circumstances, Chris Stapleton has had to reschedule both shows at the Ball Arena. Presented by Cornerstone Home Lending- The Debbie Havens Team14+Food and rinks are available for purchase before and during the show.Ben and Noel Haggard are a musical duo of two brothers that were sons of the late country legend, Merle Haggard. Ben grew up performing like his father and even played as a lead guitarist in Merle’s band. FORT CARSON FREEDOM FEST 2022Friday July 1st at Iron Horse Park on Fort Carson and it’s FREE for EVERYONE!CLICK HERE to know before you go. July 8th will feature selections from Michael Martin Murphey’s over 45-year career. Hit songs, Love songs, Country Songs, and Cowboy Songs will be performed with his Rio Grande Band. A loyal American son from Texas, Michael Martin Murphey is best known for his chart-topping hits “Wildfire,” Carolina In The Pines,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac”, “Cowboy Logic,” and many more across his 35 albums released to date. Murphey’s long-running incarnation as a purveyor of the music, lifestyle, and values of the American West is one of many musical mantles he has worn over the years. To track his career path is to span the country itself, from coming of age in the Texas folk music scene to Los Angeles to Colorado to Nashville and then back to his native Texas. During the early 1970s in Austin, TX along with artists like Jerry Jeff Walker and Gary P. Nunn, Murphey created the “Cosmic Cowboy” movement, which was pivotal in drawing artists like Willie Nelson to the scene and helped birth the “Outlaw” Country movement. He is a 5-time recipient of the Wrangler award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame as well as a recent recipient of their highest honor; lifetime achievement award., and boasts awards from the Academy of Country Music, Rock Music Awards, Academy of Western Music Awards, Governor of New Mexico’s Outstanding Achievement Award, Outstanding Son of Texas Award by the Texas Legislature, and multiple awards from BMI. In 2009, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame, joining old friends Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and Allen Shamblin. Last year he released Austinology, celebrating his early days as a pioneer of the Austin Music Scene of the 70s with guest artists that include Wilie Nelson, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, and many more. OPENER: Triple Nickel BandAges 14+Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening.When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Shenandoah has recorded ten studio albums (3 certified gold) and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The boys from Muscle Shoals have left a potent legacy at country radio with over a dozen #1 records. Ages 14+ Full bar, appetizers, entrées, & desserts are available right at your seat by Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern. Happy Hour Special: $6 Drafts, Wells, & House wine. No Depression may have said it best when they called Lee Roy Parnell “a fine writer blessed with a rich, soulful vocal delivery and a blistering array of guitar chops drawn almost equally from Texas blues, Memphis soul, and Southern rock traditions.” Parnell is part of a long line of Texas roots-music eclectics and is among the elite few who can be identified as a triple threat. After honing his skills over more than a decade of playing clubs in Texas and New York, the Americana/Blues-Rock artist known for his guitar prowess (particularly slide guitar), smooth soul-drenched voice, and top-shelf songwriting skills laid a new foundation in Nashville. Sam Hunt, Live in Concert at Weidner Field Ages 18+Presented by Cornerstone Home Lending | The Debbie Havens Team OPENER: CODY COZZ*If you need ADA seating, please contact us at 719-401-0600.This show has 3 types of tickets to choose from. -VIP seating which is high top tables in a raised area and a more private setting with a server and full menu. -Reserved seating located on the floor area. High top tables, server and full menu. -General admission which is STANDING ONLY and will have a limited snack menu and walk up drink service.An independent-minded singer-songwriter from the Lone Star State, Aaron Watson began his career in the early 2000s playing country music with a classic feel in the Texas honky tonk tradition. He quickly became a staple of the state’s honky tonk circuit and enjoyed regional success on radio as well. Having more or less established himself as a purely Texas artist, he shifted slightly toward a more contemporary sound at the start of the next decade. The results spoke for themselves when he began to find a mainstream audience and chart nationally with releases like 2012’sReal Good Time and 2015’s breakout The Underdog, which hit number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Even more impressive is that he achieved all of this without a record label. Rather than sign on with a major, Aaron continued to work independently, issuing albums like 2019’s Red Bandana and 2021’s American Soul on his own Big Label imprint. Thomas Rhett at Red Rocks Colorado State Fair resides on 102 acres of land that contains paved streets and impressive landscaping. The fair has been host to countless celebrity concerts and used throughout the year for community events. Every year there are new activities and educational opportunities for Colorado citizens and visitors to enjoy. The fair has been a focal point for the Pueblo community and will hopefully continue to be one well into the future. Presented by Cornerstone Home Lending- The Debbie Havens Team14+Food and drinks available for purchase before and during the show.For more than 20 years, BlackHawk has shared a unique sense of harmony with their voices, their songs and their fans. It’s a harmony that has sold over 7 million albums, scored some of the most distinctive country radio hits of the ‘90s, and still draws tens of thousands of fans to their electrifying live performances. Today BlackHawk continues to honor its past as it forges its future, and does it all with a commitment that takes their music – and the harmony – to a whole new level. Ages 14+Presented by Cornerstone Home Lending | The Debbie Havens TeamFood and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening.Mark Wills has captivated fans and listeners for over two decades. He achieved his first top-charting success at the young age of 23, and has maintained longevity in the music business that many artists can only dream of. His mission is to create country music filled with depth and meaningful substance to create lasting memories through the words.Mark has released a total of seven albums including a patriotic album in 2001, Looking for America. As an avid supporter of the US Military, he has more than a dozen trips to entertain our troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Korea andItaly, among others.Mark now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Kelly and his two daughters. In his spare time, when he’s not writing, recording, or touring, Mark enjoys hunting in the great outdoors and spending time with his girls. Mark is a dedicated parent, philanthropist, outdoorsman, and jokester; but, more than anything else, he is an artist and songwriter who helped to create the foundation for what country music is today! Craig Campbell has never taken a backseat to anything. He’s certainly never taken a backseat in his career as one of Country’s brightest stars who launched onto the Country music scene with the smash hit “Family Man” and continues to exist in a perfect sweet spot between tradition and modernity. The release of new music in 2021, including “What A Girl Will Make You Do,” serves as the blueprint for his road ahead – songs that tug at heartstrings, push boundaries and seep in with infectious melodies. “All the songs we are writing are all very committed and current,” he says. “It’s still my heart and my voice, and the main thing I want people to take away is I’m an artist who truly loves Country music.” Join Zack Bryan, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Grace Potter & 20+ Artists This Labor Day Weekend (Sept 2nd, 3rd & 4th)Enjoy live music, hiking, fishing, and the last of the summer sun! Finish your summer off with three days in the mountains listening to your favorite artists. Caveman Music Festival at Monument Lake Resort in Colorado is the perfect place to grasp the last sun soaked days of summer. Keith Urban, The Speed of Now Tour at the Ball Arena Aaron Lewis grew up in Springfield, Vermont, listening to his grandparents’ country 8-tracks. Those roots inspired the multi platinum front man and founder of Staind to return to his origins and since has quietly made an impact on country music without flexing to let everyone know what a big deal he is. With a decade invested in a genre that’s seen him record with George Jones, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Mickey Raphael, the Cox Family, Ben Haggard and Dan Tyminski and producer Buddy Cannon, he has claimed two #1 Billboard Country Album debuts for his albums Town Line and Sinner. Lewis’ single “Am I The Only One,” debuted on Billboard’s #1 Hot Country Song,” only the 9thtime a debut has topped the chart since 1958. The hard touring, workingman’s star’s latest album Frayed at Both Ends was released in January of 2022, his most personal and unplugged work. “Can I get a hallelujah, can I get an amen?” sings Texas-born, Nashville-dwelling Maren Morris on “My Church,” the lead single from her self-titled LP. Though “sing,” however, might not be the most appropriate verbiage – she belts, more like it, in her dynamic range that can growl soulfully one moment and twangily howl the next. It’s an honest performance from an artist and writer who stands out for the singular point of view, sheer creativity and fearless approach to music she’s developed since she began performing and writing as a young child. Using the boldest colors from across many genres as her palate and country as her canvas, Morris’ stories are vivid paintings that can be gleefully fun, tearfully heartbreaking and a perfect balance of modern and timeless.