Wing Eating Contest


Colorado grown — born and raised at 5280.

“I don’t like country music but I like you.”

Maybe it’s that “no-fear-of-the-edge” mentality that hooks the non-country-lovin’ folk… but no doubt the 6’4” bass-baritone powerhouse melts, molds, and moves you the way only a man of country music can. . 

The most common question a singer will be asked is, “When did you start singing?” Buckstein’s answer: “When I found out that the chicks dig it.” Sounds like a punchline but it’s the truth.

Ryan Chrys

At a glance, Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts are a 4-piece touring band that shares male and female leads in a mix of old school country and rock n roll. Call it western outlaw, modern outlaw country, or just plain outlaw.

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts bring forth new energy to music fans who love the heroes and outlaws of old. Influenced by the songs and personalities of legends like Waylon and Willie, they drive their sound with blazing guitars and a rock n roll attitude. The band pays respect to classic styles, but anyone can tell from their overdriven sound that they’re far from traditionalists. Recommended for lovers of both classic country and 70’s rock n roll.

Neon Moon


Denver’s top shelf players have joined forces to create a revival of your favorite era in country music – The 90’s! Neon Moon faithfully and authentically reproduces the biggest hits of the decade with a large 8 member band including fiddle, keys, pedal steel, tele, and both male and female lead vocals. We pack the dance floor with over 40 barn burners and ballads that are sure to cure your Bro-Country blues. Yippiekiyay MF’s!

Wood Belly

Honest, soulful, and bearing a sound all their own, Wood Belly sprouted from the roots of bluegrass to notch a unique home in the broader Americana scene and continues to captivate audiences across the country en route. With an unrelenting dedication to original songwriting, harmony singing, and artful arrangements, the quintet is forging a sound that is based in newgrass and flavored with alt-country, rock, and just enough jam to glue it all together.

Wood Belly established themselves as a staple of the Colorado and national acoustic music scene by winning the 2018 Telluride Bluegrass festival band competition and being nominated for an IBMA award. Bluegrass Today said “Even now, it’s safe to determine that they’re ones to watch…the freshness and vitality they bear elevates their standing and assures their status as instant contenders”. That freshness continues today as the band takes on a new shape. With a restructuring of the rhythm section, Wood Belly has opened up a world of dynamic range and dimension to be explored.

DJ Simone Says

A resident of Denver, Colorado, the DJ Simone Says touch has been sought out for high volume events like Global Dance Festival and Decadence (two of the largest EDM festivals in the west), intimate and professional affairs for VIP’s like then Senator (now Vice-President) Kamala Harris’s virtual birthday celebration, Governor Jared Polis’ inauguration and curated pop up events backing artists like Anderson Paak and the Free Nationals with Tierra Whack, and the ground-breaking brunch series Munchies & Mimosas.

Her sound and skills behind the decks can move all audiences in any city and any room at any time. DJ Simone’s versatility makes her a hotly requested and preferred club culture icon in places like Chicago, Manhattan, Tulum, Miami, Maine, Los Angeles, Phoenix, South Padre Island and Memphis. When The San Francisco concept “Temple Nightclub” expanded to Denver, DJ Simone was one of the first deejays to take up residency on the main floor for artists like Saweetie, Nelly, Trey Songz, DJ Mustard, YG, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Morten and Valentino Khan.

Chicken Fight, the everything fried chicken festival, is coming back to Elitches!


August 29th, 2024