a rocky mountain christmas: a Tribute to john denver

Join Challenge America on Thursday, December 20, 2018 for an intimate, acoustic holiday show at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado.

This concert benefits Challenge America’s local and national initiatives to support the military community.

The Event

Our second-annual “A Rocky Mountain Christmas:  A Tribute to John Denver” concert will take place at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen on December 20, 2018. This event features artists Mack Bailey and Mollie Weaver performing holiday favorites such as “Silver Bells” and “Silent Night” along with John’s own “Christmas is for Cowboys,” “Noel, Christmas Eve,” and 

“The Peace Carol.” They will be accompanied by local musicians Doug Gelpin, John Michel, Alex Scott, and Randy Utterback.

The Wheeler

The Wheeler Opera House, located in Aspen, Colorado, opened in 1889 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its 500-seat theater hosts both local and internationally-renowned festivals and programs.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Share this Rocky Mountain experience with your colleagues and clients by making this evening a part of your company holiday celebration! We have several sponsorship packages available that provide your staff with a memorable event while supporting our military community.

If you’d like more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim Goodrich at (970) 279-3060 or kim@challengeamerica.com


MEET THE Artists

Mack Bailey

Mack Bailey is a renowned singer-songwriter and member of the Challenge America family. Mack has been vital to the team, spearheading our Music Therapy program and working with veterans and military service members living with PTSD. Mack performs solo; with his wife, Rachel Levy; and in two popular folk groups. In early 2004, he became anew member of the world-renowned legendary folk trio, The Limeliters, a beloved group that has entertained audiences all over the world for over 35 years.  As a member of the revived group, The Hard Travelers, formed in 1959, and many "Tribute to John Denver" productions, Mack has sung with dozens of folk and country stars

Mollie Weaver

Mollie Weaver began her singing career at a young age surrounded by musicians both in her family and friendships. One of those friendships was with John Denver. John introduced her to his band, and at 16 she began recording and performing with them. Weaver expanded her craft by attending a prestigious music conservatory, where she studied classical voice and learned the art of singing opera. After college, the Colorado native moved to New York City to sing with the New York City Opera and began recording pop songs for television and film including Fox Broadcasting Company and CW Networks

Mack and Mollie will be joined by Doug Gelpin, John Michel, Alex Scott, and Randy Utterback.