The National Western Stock Show, established in 1906, is the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing education in agriculture, including college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and veterinary medicine for practice in rural areas.
The National Western Stock Show, one of Colorado’s preeminent tourist destinations, held every January for 16 days. A nationally recognized western heritage and entertainment event, the stock show hosts one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, one of the country’s largest horse shows and Colorado’s largest western trade show, attracting attendance numbers over 650,000 visitors each year.
Throughout this historic event, the National Western strives to strengthen American agriculture through enrichment programs and youth education in livestock, equestrian, farming, ranching, animal awareness and appreciation. We celebrate western lifestyles, our communities, provide life-long memories and family traditions.
GalaxyFest is a pop culture festival and is very similar to a “comic con” along with some very interesting twists. Besides seeing comics you will feel like you have traveled into a fantasy world of pop culture that won’t ever stop, as it goes around the clock from beginning to end. Every February celebrities, vendors, actors, artists, authors from Colorado Springs to the end of the earth come to represent genres such as comics, steampunk, sci-fi, anime and more. Simply put GalaxyFest is a 3-day celebration of the eclectic arts and pop culture which brings our community together.
You will find shows, panels, photography sessions, autograph session, interactive displays and a time for everyone. All three daysare family friendly with Sunday catering to the kids (12 and under are Free with a paid adult). Adults (18+) will discover Friday and Saturday nights to be very enticing.
Come enjoy the only comic con, sorta, in Colorado Springs that rocks around the clock while you, and your family, proclaim your inner geek.
Preconcert lectures begin one hour prior to performances
Weber Oberon Overture
Strauss Four Last Songs
Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
2019-20 Concert Season presented by:
The Bloom Foundation
Guest Artist Sponsor(s):