Players served-up an ample selection of food and drink at the inaugural Taste of the Broncos benefiting the Food Bank of the Rockies Tuesday night.
The second annual Taste of the Broncos event boasts more than enough to draw anyone looking for a fun night full of tasty food and drinks with an award-winning band in tow, but it's the second musical act that might be the most intriguing part of the evening, which takes place on June 14 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Along with the Blue Canyon Boys (an accomplished bluegrass band that won the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest), nine-time Pro Bowl and four-time first-team All-Pro OLB DeMarcus Ware will provide live music entertainment at the gourmet tailgate event that benefits Food Bank of the Rockies and Denver Broncos Charities.
This will be Ware's first music performance since his high school days when he sang in Mirage, an R&B band of him and a few friends. So, obviously, you won't want to miss that, right?
A season ticket holder presale will begin Thursday at 10 a.m. MDT. Tickets to the event will go on sale to the public on Monday, May 2, at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets, please visit denverbroncos.com/community/tasteofthebroncos.html. General admission is $150 and VIP tickets are $325. Both ticket levels include on-site parking.
About 35 Colorado restaurants will prepare food and drinks at the event, which is held on the south end of the stadium at the Noble Energy Sports Legends Mall. It begins at 5:30 p.m. with some advanced entry to the event and early sampling at booths with an opportunity to mingle with Broncos coaches and players. There is also a VIP experience that begins at the same time and includes higher-end fare in the Broncos' home locker room. At 6:30, general admission begins at the Sports Legends Mall with the musical performance from the Blue Canyon Boys. Ware will play at 8 p.m. as guests enjoy dessert. The event concludes at 9 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Food Bank of the Rockies, a Broncos flagship community partner, as well as Denver Broncos Charities.
For the second year, Chef Troy Guard will act as the lead chef for the event. The owner of six Denver-area restaurants— including TAG, Guard and Grace, Sugarmill, Los Chingones, TAG Burger Bar, Sunnyside Burger Bar and two BUBU locations (Downtown and Lowry) —Guard is the long-time Denver Broncos chef representative at the annual Taste of the NFL event. Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL has rallied the county's top chefs and the NFL's greatest players to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States.
9News' Cheryl Preheim will emcee Taste of the Broncos on behalf of the event's media partner. Opportunities to meet Broncos players, coaches, alumni, cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot will be available throughout the evening. Several head chefs representing their respective Colorado restaurants will be available to discuss food and drink offerings with patrons. Entertaining guests throughout the evening will be the Blue Canyon Boys, one of Colorado's most celebrated bluegrass bands and winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band contest.
About Food Bank of the Rockies
Food Bank of the Rockies, a non-profit organization, distributed nearly 44 million meals last year through their direct service programs and partner agencies, serving clients in Northern Colorado, including Metro Denver, and the entire state of Wyoming. One in seven Coloradans, including nearly one in four Colorado children, struggle with hunger. Since 1978, FBR has provided more than 519 million meals to people in need in our community. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America. For additional information, please visit www.foodbankrockies.org. "Like" FBR on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to their blog.
About Denver Broncos Charities
Denver Broncos Charities impacts our community in many diverse ways with highlighted focus on ten Be A Champion in the Community flagship partners including Food Bank of the Rockies, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Denver Rescue Mission, Bonfils Blood Center, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, Project PAVE, Rose Andom Center, Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter, Susan G. Komen Colorado, Colorado Youth and High School Football.
In 2015, the Broncos granted more than $538,000 collectively out of Broncos Charities and the corporate endeavors to support community partners and programming.