Support families of the fallen at the 17th Annual Colorado Celebrity Classic assisting Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Featuring Singer-Songwriters from Nashville and One-of-a-Kind Silent and Live Auction Items

This annual Songwriter Show and dinner will include a silent and live auction, featuring amazing trips with hotels and airfare included, jewelry, unique artwork, sports memorabilia, restaurants, and priceless experiences in Colorado.  

Prime rib dinner, cooked over an open flame, will be served by the Coors Cowboy Chuckwagon Crew from Amarillo, Nashville singer-songwriters, including Brice Long, Anthony Smith, Wynn Varble, Frank Myers and Jimmy Nichols, will headline the event.  Dinner music will include classics from Colorado-natives, Tony David and WildeFire and American Idol Golden Ticket winner, Franki Moscato.  

Anyone can register and bid online on silent auction items.  The auction website is slated to go live over Labor Day Weekend.  For details and online registration, visit or call Lynne Cottrell at 303-696-0450. 

There are over 2,100 military loved ones in Colorado receiving critical care and resources following the death of family member who served in our Armed Forces.  100-percent of the proceeds from the Songwriter Show and dinner will be invested into support for Colorado survivors through TAPS.  This includes the annual Mountain State Regional Seminar & Good Grief Camp and Care Groups hosted in Denver and Colorado Springs.

Since 1994, the entire TAPS family has grown to include nearly 100,000 military survivors.  In 2021, TAPS connected with 9,246 newly bereaved loved ones. That was an average of 25 new survivors – every day.  27% of those new survivors were a result of suicide loss.  TAPS offers a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, with programs for adults, young adults, teens and children.  Services are provided free of charge to survivors and TAPS receives no government funding. 

Bonnie Carroll, TAPS Founder and President, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015, for her work on behalf of military survivors. She built TAPS following the death of her husband in a military training accident in Alaska.  For more on TAPS, visit