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A Stage for the Stars 

The community's new stage will continue to bring in big name artists and events for all of Weld County

Article by Matilda Preisendorf 

Photography by Photography Provided

Originally published in Greeley Lifestyle

The annual Greeley Stampede has always been full of top artists and record-breaking rodeo events, but the biggest show in Weld County is going to get even bigger to mark its celebratory 100th year. 

A brand new stage for concerts and events will be ready just in time for the 2022 stampede season. The $2.5 million stage will be better than ever and twice as large as the current portable stage. The new space will also include extra amenities for artists, such as a loading dock, green rooms, showers, state-of-the-art theater lighting, and new sound equipment. 

Not only will the stage make concert setup easier for artists, but it will also allow for larger capacities in the arena welcoming more fans and concert-goers.  

“It’s going to really help the stampede get bigger and better,” Greeley Stampede general manager Justin Watada said. 

The new stage is co-sponsored by JBS, the City of Greeley, and Weld County. The plans for this stage have been in talk for many years, but it will soon become a reality for the city. 

The stage construction was delayed for two years because of COVID-19, but the long wait has been worth it. Along with the new stage, there will also be improvements made to the west club level. These new updates will offer guests a memorable experience that will draw them back year after year. 

After stampede season ends, the stage space will be donated back to the City of Greeley in hopes of bringing in more concerts and event opportunities throughout the year. Bringing more concerts to Greeley is something residents have been looking forward to and will not only give more money to the city but will continue to bring the community together. 

“It’s one of Greeley’s crown jewels,” Watada said. “We want to continue to improve it.” 

With the new stage and updated club level, stampede-goers will have one more exciting addition to look forward to at this year's 100th Greeley stampede.  

The $2.5 million project is supported by JBS, the City of Greeley, Weld County, and the Greeley Stampede.