Salute to American Veterans Rally & Festival

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24th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & Festival

Cripple Creek, CO

Celebrating it's 24th year!

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The oldest and largest Veterans / Motorcycling event
west of the Mississippi returns August 14 through 16
to the Old West mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Here’s a few of the rally’s major features of note:

  • The 29th ANNUAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION RIDE  will stage at the Woodland Park High School on Saturday morning. What has become “Colorado’s largest procession of motorcycles” will roll through the mountains under police escort and arrive in style to the cheering supporters at the Rally.
For those of you not going on the Recognition Ride, we suggest that you get out on Bennett Avenue early and get a good spot to watch the 24th ANNUAL VETERANS PARADE The parade kicks off on the east end of Bennett Avenue at approximately 10:00 am Saturday morning.
  • Two VETERANS / MILITARY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONIES  will be part of this year’s Rally. The first is the 29th annual POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony in Cripple Creek’s City Park at noon on Saturday. This is the centerpiece of Salute to American Veterans Rally and everyone is encouraged to attend. The second will take place Sunday at 1:00 pm at Cripple Creek’s War Memorial on the west end of town near the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery . At this important service, the names of servicemen killed in the last year from the local area who were killed in action over the past 12 months will be added to the Memorial.
  • SATURDAY NIGHT STREET DANCE  returns courtesy of our friends at Century Casino. The intersection of 2nd Street & Bennett Avenue will be closed off at 7:00 pm and transformed into a giant beer garden and dance floor. The music will be rockin'!
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Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum

5867 N. Nevada Ave. - 2nd floor
Check out the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum website!

2016 Rally Entertainment lineup



6035 (sixty thirty-five) which takes its name from the official COS elevation is a rock classics tribute band that takes pride in playing songs that sound just like the originals -- a tight mix of music from Led Zeppelin to Billy Joel and Journey to the Foo Fighters. Their shows feature songs everyone knows the words to -- from groovy hippies to alternative hipsters. The unbridled rock action is created by dual guitarists Dave Turnupseed and Jason Hepner, who aren’t afraid of a little old school guitar distortion. Anthony Lopez lays a deep rhythmic bass line, joined by Rick Hilyard on drums–who flawlessly provides the weight needed to keep it all rolling. Add the astonishing versatility of Fritz Genato’s voice, which ranges from a mellow croon to the raw power of a hardcore headbanger, and the energy is irresistible--everyone has to dance!

Rip it up with 6035 Saturday noon - 3:00 p.m. in the Freedom Beer Garden …and the Street Dance 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Ryan Chrys
& The Rough Cuts


“Modern Outlaw Country” from Denver, CO. Currently on tour promoting their album, “Up From The North.” Winner of 2015’s Westword Music Showcase Award for Best Country Band. Praised for their songwriting and known for their blazing guitar and lap steel. They’ve shared the stage with Blackberry Smoke, The Marshall Tucker Band, Junior Brown and more.

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts stand as a beacon of hope for Country music fans who love the heroes and outlaws of old. Influenced by songs and personalities of country legends like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash, the band is driven with a deep love for driving beats, blazing guitars, gritty lap steel and lightning fiddle.

They describe their music as “Modern Outlaw Country,” a term the band coined and uses to describe their music. They’re a lot of fun live, a bit of outlaw country and a bit of Southern rock.

See these “Outlaws” Saturday 3:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. in the Freedom Beer Garden.

Donovan LEE


Donovan Lee is a United States Marine who resides in Silver Cliff, Colorado. While being deployed in Iraq, he rediscovered his love for music and realized its true impact on his life. He started writing new songs and playing with an acoustic guitar. After a week, he gained an audience of 20 or more Marines and performed daily during his downtime on the base. After recovering from a serious hand injury in Iraq, Donovan was finally discharged with eight years of honorable service.

You can catch Donovan in the Freedom Beer Garden Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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