The Gridiron show is a showcase of local performers, journalists, politicians and Denver Press Club members, who present a hilarious skewering of local and national political and cultural happenings – mostly in song, plus a fake newscast. The original performance was held in 1946, and its current run has been an annual occurrence since 2000 (except 2001).
Following is a partial list of who you'll see on stage this year: Gov. Hickenlooper and his Gridiron Band (Tom Clark, Neil Westergaard, Andrew Hudson and more performing one satirical song), guest introducers Mayor Hancock and Jim Benemann, master of ceremonies Fred Brown, KMGH-TV's Mike Landess, Rocky Mountain PBS' Cynthia Hessin, the Denver Business Journal's Bruce Goldberg, the Aurora Daily Sentinel's Adam Goldstein, former Denver City Council President Rosemary Rodriguez, Edie Sonn, Ruth Darling-Goldberg, Steve Koenigsberg, Robert Thompson, Tom Corona and more.
Tickets to the show cost $20. You can purchase tickets at www.blacktie-
Sponsors include Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BP America, Colorado Auto Dealers Association, Comcast, Egan Printing, Hospice of Saint John, Linhart PR, Molson Coors, Southwest Airlines, The Denver Post, UnitedHealthcare, Wells Fargo and Xcel Energy.
For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Bruce Goldberg at 303-803-9226.
About the Denver Press Club
Founded in 1867, the Denver Press Club is the oldest press club in the United States. With more than 400 members from the media and many other professions, the DPC has become a home for author bookings, leading political discussions, entertainment and networking. Each year, the club hosts more than 100 events, including the club’s signature Damon Runyon Award, Gridiron Show and Hall of Fame presentations. The club’s unique landmarked building and history-laden atmosphere is a highly sought-after venue and is regularly rented for media events, business meetings, seminars, networking events and wedding receptions. To learn more about the club, visit www.denverpressclub.org.