Latin Jam SoCo Car & Bike Show 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Detailed info below)
On September 18th, the Colores Project team and La Familia will host “Latin Jam SoCo” in Rocky Ford, CO. This is an adult and family friendly event which features a day street festival and a night concert dance. The street festival event includes a full day of free activities. Features include a a car and bike show, a bike run, exhibitors and vendors, and a youth area called the " ", a health fair, bounce houses and slides, melon treats and eating contest and for adults, a beer garden at Len's Tavern with activities there including a pool tournament and a dart tournament, and more. Beer and spirit beverages will be served in the beer garden and limited to and enclosed area outside Len's. Accordingly, guests under 21-years old must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Detailed information for all of these features are given in the "ACTIVITIES" section of this page.
The concert dance is scheduled to take place at the Gobin events facility in Rocky Ford and will feature California “Souldies” (Chicano Soul and Oldies) artists Pepe Marquez and Krystal Moreno along with Jonathan Castillo and Profundo who will balance the music with traditional New Mexico, Tejano, and Oldies dance music.
7:00 PM: Doors and DJ Music
8:15 PM: Welcome - Colores MC Introduction
8:30 PM: Krystal Moreno
9:30 PM: Pepe Marquez
To Conclusion: Jonathan Castillo y Profundo
COLORES "LATIN JAM SOCO" CONCERT DANCE AT THE GOBIN BUILDING
COLORES STREET FESTIVAL
Kicks off at 10:15 AM with the "Colores Parade of Cars"
Hosts, entrants, and exhibitors will gather cars on South Main at the top of hill and roll down to Railroad Park to start the car show at approximately 11:30 AM
The evening event will be a ticketed concert dance.
STREET FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
Kid's Zone Hours of Operation 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Dreamers Youth Mural Art Exhibit Active 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Colores Cares Health Fair Active 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Bounce House City Active 11:30 to 4:30 PM
Felipe's Farmers Market 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Hanagan Farms Green Chili Roasting and Give Away 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Adult Melon Eating Contest 1PM and 4 PM
Children and Youth Melon Eating Contest (Will be announced at the event)
Food and Merchandise Vendors / Exhibit Booths 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
BIKE SHOW SPONSOR AND ORGANIZERS
Sponsor B and R Home Repair, LLC
Dale Arellano - Manager and Judge 719-252-4259 Email:
Bill Leyba - Site/ Schedule Organizer 720-251-8746 Email:
8 AM to 10 AM: Registration
10:15 AM: Colores Parade of Cars
Hosts, entrants, and exhibitors will gather cars on South Main at the top of hill and roll down to Railroad Park to start the car show.
11:00 AM to 5 PM: Car Show
2:30 PM: Trophy Presentations
WILL CALL DOOR PICKUP: If you are traveling to Rocky Ford for the event and would like your tickets placed on "WILL CALL" at the door, AFTER you purchase your tickets, please call 720-671-3151 to arrange "Will Call" pick up at the door.
MAY RESERVE ON A FIRST COME FIRST BASIS UNTIL SEPT. 5TH
The Youth Mural Art Exhibit is a dynamic youth interactive exhibit activity whose experience has shown to hold great value for children. Sponsorship involves a direct monetary sponsorship of either at Level One $500 or Level Two $350 or a community sponsorship of in kind donation of materials needed to produce the exhibit. To view and download the sponsor packet click on the image above.
The Colores Latin Jam SoCo event Sponsor is a valued corporate or business sponsorship. It Includes brand presence on an event exhibit, logo presence on all print advertising and social media outreach, 16 concert dance tickets as well as food and beverage considerations for their guests. To view or to download the Latin Jam SOCO sponsor packet click on the image above.
Thank you for considering being a Colores exhibitor or vendor. The levels are listed below. Click on an associated image to download a PDF packet.
Interstate Roofing was an exhibitor at a past La Familia Music Festival event. We were pleased to receive their report of meaningful interaction with festival guests. We invite businesses to use this event business opportunity for your marketing purpose. To view and download business exhibitor packet, click on the image above. Exhibitor fees payments can be made using the Paypal tool.
Community service groups, you are welcome to convey your message. The non-profit booth fee is set to accommodate any ability. To view or download a community exhibitor packet, click on the image above. Thanks!
Colores invites merchandise vendors of all types. Due to limited booth space, merchandise vendors will not exceed ten vendor booths. there will be no beverage vendors other than Colores. To view or download a merchandise vendor information packet, click on the image above. Thanks!
A CELEBRATION OF LA GENTE AND LATINO TRADITION
Bienvenidos y gracias for visiting the Colores Project. We are pleased to introduce you to the Colores Project and it's vision. As people and communities continue to navigate their way past a period of great turmoil, challenge, and loss, we clearly see that this time of hardship and turbulence have had the effect of bringing people to a significantly heightened interest and level of awareness in many areas of their lives and communities. Included in the focuses of that renewed awareness are faith, family, cultura, tradition, and community… who we are.
The Colores Project events celebrate the spirit, history, and traditions of the Mexican American heritage with the goal of sharing these qualities with people of goodwill throughout an ethnically diverse Colorado demographic.
In December, we will follow up the Latin Jam event with a free Christmas community outreach event called the “Father’s Heart” for families in Rocky Ford and the surrounding area. The event will include a free dinner, a Gospel concert, a children’s activity and Christmas toy give away in association with the U.S.
Thank you for visiting. May the Lord bless you.
La Familia Denver/La Familia Ministries - The Colores Project
REGULAR RESERVED TABLES
AND SPONSOR TABLES
ALL PURCHASES: Reserved seating is assigned from the front of the room to the back after sponsors and full table purchases. Any tickets for "Will Call" door pickup must be paid for in advance. All ticket and table purchases are final.
Purchase Concert Dance reserved tables and tickets here.
Use the Paypal drop down menu below. Select the type and number of tickets that you wish to purchase, and click on the "Buy Now" button. You will be taken to the Paypal purchase screen to complete your purchase. All ticket prices are $25.00 a $2.00 handling fee and the appropriate required sales tax.
TO ARRANGE TO PICKUP YOUR TICKET OR if you want reserved seating and have not requested it, please do so right away by calling 720-671-3151.
ONCE YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE: Please call 720-671-3151 to arrange to pickup your tickets or confirm the address you want them mailed to.
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The Colores Kid Zone is for families... the exhibit will also offer a health fair, including COVID vaccine shots, flu shots, and basic medical checks. On the creative side, the area will offer a kids youth interactive mural painting activity called the "Dreamers Youth Mural Art Exhibit" with an art theme that celebrates Hispanic heritage in the Dia de Los Muertos and Mexican Independence Day.
Reserved Table Seating
The event carries a one price ticket, however, all guests may choose to reserve. Sponsor reserved tables are automatically included at the SoCo Sponsorship, Community Sponsor, and Exhibit - Level One sponsorship levels.
The September 18th day program will feature a Health fair exhibit provided by local Otero County medical and wellness resource healthcare providers. The exhibit will feature health screening, COVID vaccines, HIV/STD and Hepatitis C assessment information, and opioid addiction issue and resource awareness information. The exhibit will be within the scope of services available in the County as well as services available in Pueblo, CO.
The exhibit activity starts at 12 PM. All parents and children need do is show up and register. Comfortable old clothing is appropriate for participating youth. Paint it Familia!
This is a youth and children’s interactive exhibit that engages youth in a dynamic and positive fashion and incorporates youth community activity, art therapy, and fun.
The Mural Art Exhibit was first offered in 2003. Over the years, the exhibit’s popularity has maintained its appeal to families because of its positive message and impact to children that participate or to older youth that take part in leadership roles in staging the exhibit. All are visibly moved, while their take away is stimulated creativity and positive motivation.
9th and Railroad Avenue in Rocky Ford, Colorado still has angle parking and no parking meters! Love it! More importantly this is home to a small town bar operation called Len's Tavern. Len and his dad's namesake venue offers a good game of pool, dart tournaments, live band entertainment, good conversation (probably a little Tia Tocha chisme), and a diversion to the cares and woes of small town living. On Sept 18th, 9th and Railroad Avenue will turn into Leonard Avenue as Len's Tavern hosts the Colores Latin Jam SOCO "Beer Garden" and hosts dart and pool tournaments for the guests, bikers, and members of the custom car community who are coming to the Colores Latin Jam SOCO Street Festival.
Activities will take place at Len's Tavern in the venue and in an enclosed beer garden table seating area in front of Len's. Alcohol will not be permitted outside the beer garden enclosure to the car and bike show, kids area, or family activity areas.
La Familia and the Colores Project recognize and acknowledge los dos "Leonards" and thank them for participating in the Colores Latin Jam SOCO. Activities start 12 PM and we will be providing a Sept 18th schedule for Len's Tavern by July 20th.
For immediate help call Mary Jo Aragon at 719-241-4294 or La Familia at 720-671-3151 or email us using the email icon below. Thank you.
The evening event is a separate ticketed concert dance scheduled for the Gobin Building events facility in Rocky Ford and will feature that California Brown Sound with “Souldies” (Chicano Soul and Oldies) artists Pepe Marquez and Krystal Moreno. Then, we go cultura on you with New Mexico music by Jonathan Castillo y Profundo.
Activities are free. The only admission to enjoy this feature is that patrons consume beverages responsibly according to our rules and that we maintain an environment of goodwill, good spirit, and respect for each other and the families also in the area. Siempre recuerdan que somos gente y familia!
PARTNERS . SPONSORS . SUPPORTERS
La Familia Denver recognizes the value that this project has to Rocky Ford and the surrounding area. We have committed to a long term relationship and effort to build a unique event program that both celebrates and contributes to the community and people of the area. You are invited to join and grow with us.
HERNANDEZ REALTY COMPANY
LATNIN JAM SOCO EVENT SPONSOR $1,400
LATIN JAM SOCO COMMUNITY PARTNER SPONSOR $500
YOUTH MURAL ART EXHIBIT SPONSOR
LEVEL ONE $500 I LEVEL TWO $350
BUSINESS/ COMMERCIAL MARKETING EXHIBITORS
COMMUNITY AND NON-PROFIT EXHIBITORS
FOOD AND NOVELTY FOOD VENDORS
We are accepting food vendor applications, however, due to event timing, food vendors will not exceed 8 vendor booths. To view or download a merchandise vendor information packet, click on the image above. Thanks!
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After the baile at Gobin, grown folks are invited to the after party at Len's Tavern!
The Motorcycle or "Biker" community has long been an asset to their communities as the great majority use their love for riding and the comradery fundamental to this pursuit to help and bless others. They come from across the country. They come in all sizes, shapes, and colors and from cities big and small, Those that choose to be a blessing have one thing in common... they all share the same heart for people. Like the "Biker" community, the Custom car and Low Rider culture and car community have provided a beautiful expression of culture, tradition, and investment in the time and painstaking detailed effort they make in creating and restoring classic cars. When they are not creating, displaying, or competing, their expression takes on a different form... giving.
We thank C&M Auto Detail of Rocky Ford for their ground floor effort in organizing the 1st Annual Colores Car Show and B&R Home Remodeling of Pueblo, Bill Leyba and Dale Arellano for organizing the bike show and the run. We will labor to build on their efforts, that it be a source of cultural and community pride to Rocky Ford and to custom car and bike communities across Colorado.
Thank you for supporting this Colores Project event. This will be a show for riders and owners from across Colorado. Nuestra Gente de Nuevo Mexico hasta Wyoming están todos invitados y bienvenidos! Rocky Ford may be just a small farm town in Southern Colorado... but it embodies the spirit and history of La Gente.
"In the midst of change, one is wise to seek a life balance that looks for and embraces the positive dynamics associated with unfolding change; this while respecting the continuity that values and celebrates familia, comunidad, cultura, and time honored traditions.
Change does not define people... people define people... this is a celebration of La Gente!"
The "Father's Heart" in December
Guests may purchase a reserved table of 8 and again, all guests may reserve table seating on a "first-come-first-served" basis up to September 5th.
THE PROCESS IS STRAIGHTFORWARD: For those not purchasing a reserved table and call and request reserved seating, we will assign you to a reserved table of 8 and confirm a table assignment. We will then mail your tickets to you along with a reserved seating pass for the table that you have been assigned to. All guests who are not sponsors have until September 5th to reserve.
There will be free melon treats for the kids courtesy of the Felipe Padilla family farm as well as bounce houses, inflatable slides, and a great youth feature exhibit called the “Youth Mural Art Exhibit.” This is a beautiful youth activity where. under the direction of local artists, kids will paint a 40’ long mural with an art scape theme that celebrates El Dia de Los Muertos and Mexican Independence Day.
HOSTS AND CAR SHOW COORDINATORS
C&M Auto Detailing
Telephone: Mike or Christina at 719-468-0502 Email:
Car Show Registration Form and Detailed Info
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LATIN JAM SOCO BIKE RUN AND BIKE SHOW
BIKE RUN SPONSOR AND ORGANIZERS
Sponsor B and R Home Repair, LLC
Bill Leyba - Organizer 719-251-8746 Email:
Dave Encinas - Organizer 719-469-1725 Email:
Bike Show You may pre-register for the bike show and trophy award judging by emailing Bill Leyba. Otherwise, registration starts at 8:00 along with car show registration. Judging and awards will take place from 11:00 to 2:30 PM.
On the fun side of Kid's Zone, the area will also feature inflatable slides and bounce houses, face painting, snow cones, games, and other activities for youth and children, also including a melon eating contest courtesy of Padilla Farms.
Special thanks to La Junta artist Sidney Nuñez for her guidance and participation.
Thank you to the family of Felipe Padilla (RIP) and Padilla Farms for their help and participation as well as Mr. David Hernandez owner of All Pay Inflatable Rentals for becoming community partners and also becoming blessings to this event as well as their communities. Great work!
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A Latin Jam SoCo Community Partner Sponsors are members of the community or community small business owners that understand the value of the event community purpose beyond a business profit dynamic and choose to participate in supporting the community value. Includes credit on an event exhibit, ad logo presence, and VIP concert dance tickets for 8 people. To download the Community Partner Sponsor packet click on the image to your above.
Accordingly, beginning in September, during the Christmas holiday, and continuing into the Summer of 2022, La Familia Denver and the Colores Project will produce a series of three events that celebrate these values in the Latino tradition. On Sept 18th we will host a popular La Familia event called “Latin Jam” AKA Latin Jam Southern Colorado or simply “Latin Jam.” This is a TWO-IN-ONE event that features a daytime street festival and a night concert dance.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE LATIN JAM SOCO
BIKE RUN ORGANIZERS AND BIKE RUN SPONSORS
Marines Toys-For-Tots program. Discussions are in progress with local Rocky Ford groups such as the Small Town Project, the Rocky Ford Art Commission, and the Grand Theater to host the event. Finally, the Colores Project team and La Familia have now begun the planning and organization to design, build, and produce the First Annual Colores Music Festival in Rocky Ford in the late Summer of 2022. This will be a major music festival event, respective to the demographic and area.
This kid's area will include the "Otero Wellness Health Fair" and will be providing basic vitals checks, free toothbrushes, COVID vaccines, Flu shots, and social issues resource referrals including opiate addiction direction.
9:00 AM: Meetup and Registration in Rocky Ford, Ninth & Front (Across from City Hall)
FIRST STOP: Columbine Saloon, 217 Main Street, Ordway, CO
SECOND STOP: Dawggg House Bar, 606 Elm Avenue, Rocky Ford, CO
THIRD STOP: Pete's Fan Zone, 402 6th Street, La Animas, CO (food will be served)
FOURTH STOP: Red Dog Revisited Bar, 709 E. 3rd Street, La Junta, CO
LAST STOP: Len's Tavern, 907 Railroad Avenue, Rocky Ford, CO
50-50 drawings at each stop. Entry fee is $15 Single Rider $20 Two Riders
La Familia and the Colores Project acknowledges and thanks our "Signature" Project Sponsor Martinez Fire Protection of Denver and it's owners Johnny and Lisa Martinez for their support for La Familia events and the Colores Latin Jam SoCo. They are from the Arkansas Valley and they have never forgotten where they come from. Mil Gracias.
REGISTRATION AND ENTRY FEES: CARS $20.00 BIKES $15.00
The day activities include a car and bike show, a bike run, a beer garden outside Len's Tavern, exhibitors and vendors, melon eating contests and the "Kid's Zone."