Giddy Up Gala: A Night of Boots, Bourbon and Beer – Saturday, October 12, 2019


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For many “Goldenites,” this is THE social event of the year, where locals come together to support their town. Funds raised from the event benefit the Golden Civic Foundation’s Community Grant Program.

This year’s “Giddy Up Gala: A Night of Boots, Bourbon and Beer” will celebrate Golden’s vintage Western history including many of Golden’s most colorful characters from the late 1800’s. The event will be emcee’d by Paul Andrews, the President & CEO of the National Western Stock Show and a third-generation Golden ranching family descendant.

The Giddy Up Gala will begin at 5pm at the Colorado School of Mines Lockridge Arena. Guests are encouraged to don their best Western wear for a rip-roaring evening of fun including State 38 handcrafted bourbon and gin-based cocktails, Coors Brewing Co./AC Golden beer tastings, a four-course dinner and exciting live and silent auctions. High-energy entertainment will be provided by champion trick roper, “Cowboy Craig Ingram,” Ragtime pianist Randy Johnson, Golden’s Heritage Square Music Hall pianist for more than 30 years, and, the bass-baritone powerhouse, Matt Buckstein (of American Idol fame), and his Buckstein Band, aim to fill the dance floor with their boot-scootin’ after-party sound.

Over the past 44 years, the Golden Civic Foundation has raised more than $6.1 million in proceeds from this annual event that has been invested back into the Golden community via a Community Grant program that supports local charitable organizations, public schools, museums and cultural centers.

Tickets to the Giddy Up Gala, are $125/each or a table of 10 for $1,150. Tickets for the event have sold out the past three years, so buyers are advised to buy their tickets early!

Become an Event Sponsor…

Join other philanthropically-minded businesses and individuals that support the Golden Civic Foundation’s mission to invest in the economic and cultural vitality of our community by sponsoring our 44th Annual Gala & Auction.

Please download our Sponsor Letter for more information on ways to support this fantastic community event or email us at

A BIG Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors…

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor? Please download our Sponsorship Letter for more information.

Title Sponsor

Confluence Companies

Underwriter Sponsors

Buffalo Rose

Colorado School of Mines

Coors Brewing Company

Coors Family

Foss Family

Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse

Mark & Cathy Pattridge

State 38 Distilling

Gold Sponsors

City of Golden

Billings Investments

The Brunel Family

Rick & Wendy Goad

Golden Pond

Bill & Mimi Hillen

Kelley Trucking

Judy & Pat Madison

Greg & Kelly Poulos

Samson Energy

Silver Sponsors


Bob’s Atomic Burgers

Jack & Joy Brandt

Connects Workspace

Credit Union of Colorado

DT Construct

FirstBank of Colorado

Golden Group Real Estate Advisors

GFL Environmental / Alpine Waste & Recycling

Paul & Vivian Haseman

Hebert Investments / Institech 4000

KL&A Engineering

Sandra Llanes & Greg Fettig

Jerry & Jamie Orten

RJI Professionals, Inc.

Rotary Club of Golden

Scott Bristol State Farm Agency

John & Sharon Trefny

Bronze Sponsors

Diamond T Services

Sarah & Todd Labosky

Laurel Property Services

Red Rocks Community College Foundation

Joe & Deb Rillos

Dr. Bruce Waring & Nancy Pattridge Waring