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2023 Concert Series - Cody Cozz

Cody Cozz is a 24-year-old Nashville Recording Country Artist. Residing in Nashville, Tennessee, originally from Pueblo, Colorado, Cody is currently signed to Grindstone Records under country music legend, Craig Campbell.  Cody released his first national single “On My Way” to radio in 2022. The “On My Way” music video premiered on CMT shortly after the song’s release in June of 2022. Cody was a 2022 nominee for the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards New Artist of the Year and won the 2022 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards Fan Army Award. He broke the record for most the most fan votes to date. This is a regional award show displaying some of country music’s best in a nine-state region. 

Cody has worked with many country music stars such as Jon Pardi, Clay Walker, Michael Ray, Mitchell Tenpenny, Craig Campbell, Matt Stell, Easton Corbin, Josh Turner, Heath Sanders, Rascal Flatts, Love and Theft, Ned LeDoux, Jerrod Niemann, Josh Ward, Koe Wetzel, Mike Ryan, Aaron Watson, Tracy Byrd, Jordan Davis, and more.  

2023 Concert Series - The Martini Shot

THE MARTINI SHOT is a six-piece, horn-powered, Pop-Rock cover and original band based out of Southern Colorado. The Martini Shot has released four original projects with major influences of Barenaked Ladies, Reel Big Fish, Foo Fighters, 311, and many others. The band’s covers are high energy pop tunes in which they add horns to give it the “Martini Shot flavor”. Recognized as Southern Colorado’s Hottest Band, The Martini Shot are staples at local festivals and event series. Some of the band’s awards include the 2018 Best of Pueblo (Pueblo Chieftain), the 2015 Best of the Springs (Colorado Springs Gazette), and the 2013 Best Cover Band (Indy Music Awards – Colorado Springs Independent). The Martini Shot has had the privilege to open for Eddie Money, Blue Öyster Cult, Foghat, Firefall, Pure Prairie League and Great White. The band was established in 2000 with a majority of the members consisting of current or former local music teachers. The name, “Martini Shot,” refers to the Hollywood slang term for the last shoot of the day.



2023 Concert Series - Mosquito Pass

You can’t deny it; country music has changed. It’s lost its purity, and lost touch with its roots. We decided to do our part to change that. We concentrate on country music with a classic sound, a mix of Outlaw, Red Dirt, and Southern Rock, with a little Bluegrass thrown in for fun. If you are seeking something pure, upbeat, and fun, let us come show you what we are doing to rescue country music. We can keep it upbeat for dancing, or slow it down, with a mix of some of the great artists of yesterday and today. Grab your boots, buckles, and hats… it’s going to be a party!


2023 Concert Series - Missy and The Dirty Secrets

Missy and the Dirty Secrets is a Colorado Springs female-fronted rock group, featuring Missy Cowan on vocals. They perform 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s and frequently play in the Colorado Springs area. We are excited to have Missy & the Dirty Secrets back this year after winning Battle of the Bands at last year’s event.  We are ready for them to bring their fun energy to the Labor Day Lift Off! Follow them on Facebook to find out where they will be next!



2023 Drone Light Show by Grizzly Drones

Grizzly Drones is a world leading drone light show entertainment company. Our expert team of pilots and creative masterminds bring the art of drone light shows to life like never before with stunning visuals to deliver a truly unforgettable experience. Grizzly Drone Shows is revolutionizing the world of events and brand activations with its cutting-edge technology and spectacular drone light shows. 

What is a drone show? 

A drone light show is a show performed by illuminated, synchronized, and choreographed groups of drones that arrange themselves into various aerial formations. 

Process of a drone light show 

Our expert designers create a captivating storyboard, collecting images and emotions into a final story, which is then animated and choreographed. Once everything is set, our skilled pilot team operates the ground control station, sending instructions to the drones. As they take off, they paint the sky with a breathtaking display, bringing the storyboard to life. 

What to expect 

A drone light show is an exhilarating experience that creates magical formations in the sky, captivating everyone who watches. It adds an extra element of excitement to any event, leaving a lasting impression on your guests. The synchronized drones create a seamless display of vibrant lights, showcasing advanced technology and expert choreography. Prepare to be amazed by this modern marvel of entertainment that will


Wings of Blue USAF Skydiving Team

Wings of Blue Demonstration Team is hand selected to represent the Air Force and Armed Forces. They are put through rigorous training on free­fall and canopy flying, smoke systems, flag systems, and formation flying maneuvers.

The Wings of Blue Demonstration Team shows are specially tailored each time to accommodate the show site. Popular demo maneuvers include the Wings of Blue bomb­burst, in which each jumper performs a 180 degree turn and tracks in separate directions creating an incredible burst effect, or Canopy Relative Work where the jumpers will join their parachutes together and fly as one. Additionally, jumpers fly streamers and a massive 800 square foot American flag!

Each demonstration is complemented with a special soundtrack and narration for full crowd enjoyment. Upon landing, the demonstrators will move to the crowd where they will sign autographs, take pictures, and answer questions.


Aerial Acorbats

Aerial Aura is a Colorado Springs-based group of aerialists who entertain at festivals, corporate events, private parties, charities, and fairs throughout Colorado and the US. Their performances captivate audiences of all ages and add an element of excitement to every event.



RC Balloons

You can find these after the Morning Launches and during the evening Balloon Glows!

These Radio Controlled Hot Air Balloons are scale model hot air balloons that range in size from 25-35 feet tall, flown using a liquid propane burner. The balloons can be used in numerous ways such as education, sport, advertising, recreation, special events and more. No matter which way you decide to use Model Balloons, you can expect the fun to be the center of attention.
Each demonstration is complemented with a special soundtrack and narration for full crowd enjoyment. Upon landing, the demonstrators will move to the crowd where they will sign autographs, take pictures, and answer questions.
If any RC Pilot is interested in attending this years event please email [email protected]

Red Herring Productions

A Colorado-based, full-service provider of interactive portable entertainment for corporations, private parties, institutions, restaurants, and resorts, specializing in entertainment for audience-participation murder mystery dinners and historical speakers for over 30 years. You provide the food, and they provide the fun! Their murder mysteries are perfect as an icebreaker for people who have never met, and they give colleagues who have run out of things to talk about a new way to teambuild. They are better reviewed and more affordable than national chains and pride ourselves on long-term relationships with event planners, venues, and guests. They will travel anywhere!