Last Saturday the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation hosted the biggest hoe-down in town — The Denver Barn Party — to kick off the Schomp BMW Denver Polo Classic.
Country music, line dancing and daisy dukes overtook The Stables at the Polo Reserve in Littleton. Over 1700 guests enjoyed food and drink while kicking up their boots to the tunes of Blackjack Billy and headliner Craig Campbell.
“I like Denver, I like it when we visit” Craig Campbell said to 303. “The altitude gets to you, you know singing wise, but I love it. We play a lot of charity events, and we play in a lot of barns, but this will be the first time we play at a charity event in a barn.”
The main event took place in the riding barn where guests could really horse around (excuse the pun). But with festivities spread throughout the grounds, guests had a chance to get a feel for the country glam of The Stables. Mixed drinks were provided by Grey Goose, and a variety of beer and wine offerings from MillerCoors Brewing Company and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly were available. Good ole fashioned BBQ dinner was served by Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que.
Donned with gents in flannel and ladies in lace, it was the place to see and be seen for any Colorado country lover.
“I love seeing my wife in the knee high dresses with some nice shoes” Campbell said [Fun fact: Campbell’s wife is a native of Loveland, CO].
Country music fans screamed in delight as Campbell serenaded classic hits like, “Outta My Head”, “Family Man” and “Fish” — as well as his latest smash hit “Keep Them Kisses Comin” which has made its way to No. 11 on the Country Airplay chart.
Funds from the event went directly to the Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising money to help at-risk and disadvantaged children in the Denver area and throughout Colorado. The organization strives to raise the community’s awareness of the need to care for underprivileged children in the state of Colorado through fundraising and hands on community service.
In a little over a month, the same picturesque venue will host the 27th Annual Schomp BMW Denver Polo Classic — three days of entertainment, sport, and culinary delights from some of the finest restaurants in Denver; all while watching the highest caliber of professional polo played in the United States. There really is no other event like it around.
Cowgirl boots and hats will be replaced by heels and British bonnets, but expect to see the same socialite crowd ready to make a statement.
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