Arts Month After Hours

After The October First Friday Ends

In celebration of Arts Month 2022, Rodney Gullatte, Jr., the Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs are excited to host the 2nd annual Arts Month After Hours, a free community event at CO.A.T.I Uprise, located at 514 South Tejon in downtown Colorado Springs. The event will take place on Friday, October 7 from 8-11PM, and will feature several local performers:

The Performers:

J & J Hip Hop Dance & Performing Arts Company builds legendary dancers and performers with inspirational character. We offer a variety of classes at all levels of skill for students ages 3 1/2 – Adults. Easy online enrollment and class purchases for your convenience. Come by and preview our new facility and meet our staff for a upfront and personal greeting, we would be delighted to meet you.
Singer-Songwriter || Ebony De La Cruz aka E. De La, a Colorado Springs native, has had a passion for touching the lives of people through her music since childhood, singing in her church home choir. At 15 yrs old, she began growing into her own artistry, as a soloist and writing her own songs. E. De La enjoys singing at church, talent shows, sport events, open mic nights, celebrity concerts, local events, weddings and karaoke. Of her musical accomplishments, E. De La says she is more so touched by each experience and receives her greatest satisfaction by connecting w/ people on an emotional level. “I like to make it personal for them, that’s why I write & sing the types of music I do; I believe music heals the heart & soul,” she says. E. De La shares appreciation for many genres, though her individual style is a cross between an R&B/Neo-Soul w/ a slightly contemporary vibe. E. De La comes from a family of musically talented persons and feels as though, for her, it just comes naturally!
Anthem Music Enterprises presents Urban Classic, a one of a kind improv show that brings together classically trained and urban musicians for an evening of live musical creation. 
Hi, I’m James Flowers, Founder and CEO of DJ Shield. I am a Veteran-owned business, with over two decades in music. I make sure that we are on time and professional, always. I have been the DJ for hundreds of weddings, birthdays, and various events throughout Colorado. I take time to speak with my clients and get a full understanding of their wants and requirements. Our top priority is the vibe and providing excitement to the event. I play all clean music, I have full access to all military installations, I’m retired veteran(who knows how the military events show go), I am a MC that engages with the crowd and keeps the energy level high.


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