On April 21, a bevy of name performers will gather in Broomfield for "John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Earth Day Celebration." The same night, John Denver will become the first inductee into the new Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
"He's the most famous recording artist to ever come out of Colorado," said Brian Schwartz, who manages Denver's estate from the local Red Light Management offices on Santa Fe Drive. "He made Denver his home, and it's where he took his name."
Among the music stars scheduled for the tribute at the 1stBank Center are Olivia Newton-John, Lee Ann Womack, John Oates (of Hall & Oates), Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others to be announced.
Newton-John, a longtime Denver friend, will host the event and perform with Denver's original band, as well as the Boulder Philharmonic. The tribute concert will raise money for the University of Colorado and provide a noisy kickoff for the hall of fame, a project local music promoter Chuck Morris has been planning for more than 25 years.
For more about the new hall of fame, read Ricardo Baca's story in the Denver Post.
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