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We’re so excited to announce our pikes peak PrideFest

headliners!

Dixie Krystals
Dixie Krystals

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Tina Burner
Tina Burner

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Marti Cummings
Marti Cummings

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Dixie Krystals
Dixie Krystals

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PERFORMERS:

Amy Martin
DJ WANT
DJ WANT
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Come check out DJ WANTS both S.aturday & Sunday from 10am-7pm during the Pikes Peak Event!! 

Amy Martin

Originally from Harrisonburg, Virginia, Amy Martin spent the majority of her adult life in her beloved hometown. She found a beautiful community of like-minded individuals, but as a queer Christian, she often felt the pain of denial by the institutional leaders of her church and the folks just outside of her social spheres. On her upcoming album, Martin explores the breaking point between investing in a problematic, yet beloved place, and moving on to fully realize one’s self and one’s dreams. She was first inspired by female powerhouse singers like Martina McBride and Ella Fitzgerald, but after finishing high school she found herself fronting a bluegrass band called Many Nights Ahead. For ten years the band toured regionally and built a loyal local following, and Martin’s own musical voice began merging the line between string band and soul. In 2021, Martin packed up her car and moved to Denver. On her upcoming album, Martin displays compassionate confidence, born from years of developing not only a musical voice but a certain outlook on life. “I feel like every song is saying something – it’s a message”, she says, “And within that, there is a message that I’ve found my stride as an artist and as a person. I’m finding out what it is to love, and to be true to myself." Amy Martin's
upcoming album is produced by Grammy Award Winning Artist, Chance McCoy. She has released her first single, "Antebellum Town" with her second single "Travelin' On (42)" releasing on all platforms August 5th, 2022

Melissa Crispo

Singer-songwriter, Melissa Crispo knew from the age of five that she wanted to be a musician. She was already singing into her hairbrush after all. "My cousins would ask me to play dolls and what not but all I could concentrate on were the drums in my uncle's garage," she said. "It went from drums to guitar to piano.
Every instrument out there would turn my head as a kid. I couldn't NOT do it. I had to pick up every instrument I would see. That love for playing music never went away.”

S.S.A’s 2017 Songwriter of the year, Crispo has opened for acts such as Styx, Sophie B. Hawkins & Jefferson Starship. Her fan base grew significantly after performing on the last 3 Melissa Etheridge Cruises. From there, things began to change for the New York red neck tomboy who now resides in Colorado Springs.

From the very first recording to the present date in order, Crispo’s music is like reading her diary; a diary that many listeners tend to relate with. Her latest album, The 5th Stage released in early 2019, invites us into the next season of her life where there is less heartbreak, and more love. But no worries though,
you will still hear the same feisty Melissa Crispo shining through

on a couple of tracks.

Her debut album A Break in the Clouds, her EP Tomboy and her new album, The 5th Stage are available on digital download and her website.

Melissa Crispo

Melissa Crispo

Linda Purl
Linda Purl

Linda Purl

Currently filming the television series: The Oath with Sean Bean
and Ryan Kwanten. Recent running roles: Homeland, (Elizabeth
Gaines); True Blood, (Barbara Pelt); The Office, (Helene Beasley)
and a guest on Designated Survivor. She has starred in over 45
made-for-TV movies, and is especially known for Charlene
Matlock, Matlock and Ashley Pfister, Fonzie’s fiancée, Happy
Days.

Broadway: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Getting and
Spending. Off-Broadway: The Baby Dance. Regional: Romeo and
Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Hedda Gabler, The Real Thing, A
Glass Menagerie, The Little Foxes, A Streetcar Named Desire,
The Road to Mecca with Miss Julie Harris, A Doll’s House, Dinner
with Friends (original production), The Year of Magical Thinking,
Hippolytus, Camille, Same Time Next Year, The Miracle Worker,
Little Murders, All the Way Home, Nora, Copenhagen, Beyond
Therapy, Love, Loss and What I Wore, Oliver, Grease, On a Clear
Day, Three Penny Opera, The King and I...at such theatres as
Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Mark
Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Santa Fe Opera, Cleveland
Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Laguna Playhouse, The
Lensic Santa Fe, Berkeley Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival
(six seasons); Theatre Princesse Grace, Monaco; Imperial
Theatre, Tokyo, Japan. Partial film: Mighty Joe Young, The
Walking Major; Leo and Loree; Sundays. Upcoming: Ties That
Bind.

Born in Connecticut, Purl grew up in Japan, becoming the only
foreigner to have trained at the Toho Geino Academy. Her studies
continued at Neighborhood Playhouse and Lee Strasberg
 

entertainment schedule:

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DJ WANT
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With over 1300 performances under their belt and a new full length album releasing 2022, Dear Marsha is a well-oiled rock & roll machine. While studio recordings are forever, Dear Marsha, is a magically live band.  They play upbeat, energetic rock/Country tunes, and are known as "the band that has too much fun!" they play all over Colorado, and other regional states, in addition to shows in Europe and Scandinavia.  

They have developed a brand and a major following and love their fans (Marshans) with as much passion as their fans love them. Getting to know this band will have you saying things like "Who's your daddy?" ... "hot, sticky, and wet!" ... and "Marsha did me Dirty"

Dear Marsha,

Amy Martin