Final community meeting on the future of the city auditorium, live musical performance on February 24

COLORADO SPRINGS — The community is invited to hear the plans and provide feedback on the future vision for the City of Colorado Springs Auditorium.

The City of Colorado Springs signed a memorandum of understanding with the nonprofit cultural collective to determine the viability of its proposed operation and management of the city’s auditorium.

This third and final meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 24 at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa Street. These community meetings were planned and took place within the framework of the memorandum of understanding between the city and the cultural collective.

During the meeting, a summary of the project and updates, as well as the announcement of the chosen general contractor, will be shared.

A live musical performance by the bands VALDEZ and interrobang will be part of the presentation of the evening. The meeting and the musical show are free and Open to the public.

Register to participate and for a draw by clicking on this link: https://cityaud-meeting-performance.eventbrite.com

Car park:

  • Land south of the city auditorium
  • Open street parking and street meters

Nearest municipal parking garages:

127 E. Kiowa St. & Nevada Ave.

o 130 S. Nevada Ave. & Colorado Ave.

The meeting will also be streamed live on the Community Cultural Creative Facebook page at the following link https://www.facebook.com/events/1076436839814616 and on YouTube at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1U7WwnuUN0.

Sign up for reminders of the live presentation here: stream.communityculturalcollective.org.

“As the forefront of the 100th anniversary of the City Auditorium, in the same way that the citizens of 1923 came together, we invite our entire community to join in the vision for the repurposing of this building…a vision to return this building to its original mission, a place for the use of its citizens and the glory of the city in a new, vital and relevant way,” said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers.

“The City Auditorium is a beloved piece of history in Colorado Springs. The city and cultural collective continue to work closely with the community to restore, reinvent and maintain the historic building for future generations to enjoy” “The structure of the business model is to allow the facility to be used by a wide range of organizations and community members, including all populations, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability and language.”

The Community Cultural Collective is asking for the public’s help as it works alongside award-winning filmmaker Julie Speer Jackson. Jackson is creating a documentary about the history of the city’s 100-year-old auditorium.

The public is invited to share stories of past experiences at the auditorium such as photos, ticket stubs, videos, old news articles, event programs, pageant posers and more .

All keepsakes and keepsakes should be sent by Monday, February 21 to jenny@truce.media and publicengagement@communityculturalcollective.org.

Everyone is encouraged to have their say on the future of the City Auditorium by taking a short 3-5 minute anonymous poll which can be found here: survey.communityculturalcollective.org.