2021 Entertainment 

2021 Emcees - Joe & Stacy Fowler

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Stacy and her award winning TV infomercial host/actor husband Joe live in the foothills of Golden, where they raised daughter Presley (also a TV broadcaster).  They own a fun business The Golden Hayride and are actively involved in several community and fundraising events - and love the opportunity to offer their expertise at this year's Big Chili! 

9:30 - 10:45am

Sarah Bauer Band

Sarah Bauer Band hails from Conifer, Colorado. Sarah’s voice is sweet, yet edgy, and she's supported by a diverse group of musicians featuring an ever-changing catalog of songs. Their sets range from Americana to Bluegrass to Country, original songs plus fun new arrangements of hit songs past and present. Sarah Bauer Band has been playing around the Front Range since the their creation in the summer of 2020. Notable recent performances include the Park County Fair and Conifer’s Elevation Celebration. They are currently working on their debut album.

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12 Noon - 1:30pm

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Colorado's Funk Sensation. Pronounced "Funk-If-I-Know". Funkiphino has the energy and talent to bring a party to life. Hugely popular and in-demand, this high-energy funk band infuses explosive horn lines, old-school Hammond organ sounds, and pumpin’ bass with intoxicating vocal harmonies. 

They have performed for the President of the United States, for major sports franchises, VIP parties catering to Hollywood elite, and for numerous events small and large.  The band’s excellence has earned them nominations and spots as Best Funk Band from Westword Magazine and Marquee Magazine, as well as being the “go-to” band for the Denver Broncos Association and government officials.  Funkiphino also produces and performs original music for their public shows.


The grass area ‘dance floor’ in front of the Big Chili stage is guaranteed to be packed!  Come dance with Funkiphino at Big Chili!


2:30 - 3:30pm - Set #1

4:15 - 5pm - Set #2

If you don’t like country – you’ll love Buckstein! - Denver's hottest Country/Rock band!


He gets that a lot.  Randomly. He can’t really tell you why. His “no-fear-of-the-edge” mentality hooks the non-country-lovin’ folk while he manages to maintain a balance of traditional vibes that will remind you of a modern day John Wayne.

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He's a 6’4” bass-baritone powerhouse who once hit 200 million television sets worldwide as a contestant on “American Idol” on Seasons 5 and 6.   With each performance he fights to create something electric, something that grabs you and makes you look up. Maybe that’s it. Maybe that’s why some people don’t like country and yet... they love him.


Over the past few years Buckstein has traveled all over Colorado and the Midwest region performing for soon-to-be-lifelong fans. He admits to laughing to himself when other performers come to Colorado and complain about how hard it is to sing at such a high altitude. Buckstein, being a true native of the 5280 state (born and raised!), has never had a problem.


He has opened for Charlie Daniels, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Eli Young, John Michael Montgomery, Mark Chesnutt, Vanilla Ice, and many, many others. He’s gained local fame as a regular guest star on Denver’s hottest country station 98.5 KYGO and also as the writer and performer of “The Grizzly Rose,” which is a popular song about the famous Denver nightclub, and he produced a music video for the track. Buckstein wrote the song about his personal experiences after his first week playing at the legendary venue.


 And if you’re wondering, it’s pronounced “Buck-steen.”