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Summer 2017 Sacklunch Serenade Schedule

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Cool venue, hot summer months

What is it? Our amazing 23rd season of providing free summertime theatre organ concerts, which we call our Sacklunch Serenade.

Where is it? At the historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium (here's a map), home of the Mighty Chief Theatre Wurlitzer pipe organ.

When is it? Every Thursday at noon from May through August.

  • May 4th - National Artist Dave Wickerham  - Don’t miss this!
  • May 11th - Dave Weesner - Hey, that’s two Dave W’s in a  row!
  • May 18th - Bob Flinn - Life’s a holiday on Primrose Lane!
  • May 25th - Jim Calm - The Memorial Day weekend kick-off!
  • June 1st - Special show at the Organ Gym - Our AGO friends!
  • June 8th - Bob Flinn - Just because it’s June, June, June!
  • June 15th  - Mike Guyote - first solo performance - go Mike!
  • June 22nd - Nick Calm - Summer is officially here!
  • June 29th - Nick Taylor & Mike Guyote - The dynamic duo of the keyboards!
  • July 6th - Bob Flinn - The fireworks are over - now organ power!
  • July 13th - National Artist John Ledwon- Another don’t miss!
  • July 20th  - Jim Calm - The special Ragtine show, anything goes!
  • July 27th - Mike Guyote, with a Dixieland band, no less!
  • August 3rd - Dave Weesner - Let’s do another 60s Show!
  • August 10th - Nick Taylor and Mike Guyote - Together again, seems like old times!
  • August 17th - Bob Flinn - Summer is fleeting, music is sweet!
  • Augusts 24th - Jim Calm - One more time…before we go!
  • August 31 - Summer Finale - All the good stuff!

CO Springs City Auditorium Theatre Organ

The only original Colorado Springs theatre pipe organ still in existence, this Wurlitzer Unit Orchestra is complete and almost exactly as it was originally installed in the Burns Opera House (later known as the Chief Theatre) in 1927. The original cost of the organ was $14,000.00, a significant investment when you consider a new Model A Ford that year cost about $400.

The organ was carefully dismantled and removed from the theatre in the Spring of 1973 by members of the Pikes Peak Theatre Organ Society after the theatre was condemned to demolition. Over the next few years, members invested over 5000 man-hours rebuilding the instrument and performing the installation in City Auditorium where it was rededicated in March of 1979. 

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Sacklunch Serenade 2017

Sacklunch Serenade is back for 2017!

  • Thursdays at noon from May through Sept. 1st
  • Held at the historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium, home of the Mighty Chief Theatre Wurlitzer pipe organ
  • Our fabulous 23rd season
  • The Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society in cooperation with the Historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium proudly present the Mighty Wurlitzer Wonder
  • Music and Movies to eat your lunch by
  • No admission charge, but your donations are most welcome