Briarfest Main Stage Lineup

Briarfest will offer a wide variety of top quality entertainment at no charge! Live, energetic, musical entertainment that will make you dance and sing! 
Sponsored by TCGI (The Centurion Group).

The Briarfest stage will close at 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday.
Sunday's entertainment will run until 5:00pm.

Brian Hepperle with Heps DJ will be the Main Stage emcee.

Meet the Adventures in Odyssey Characters!
Sponsored by


Friday,  September 7,  5:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday,  September 8,  1:00pm - 4:00pm




Don’t miss the special appearance of several characters from the award-winning Adventures in Odyssey audio drama series from Focus on the Family Friday and Saturday afternoon. They will be hand to meet and take pictures with Briarfest attendees Friday and Saturday.





A 4-Member 80's and 90's Rock Band

Show Time:  Friday,  September 7,  7:00pm - 11:00pm


KOPESETIC is a four member 80's and 90's rock band. They strive to provide a mix of great songs for dancing. They have over 100 songs in their song list and are always adding new material. Kopesetic will also be able to learn a special song for events. Kopesetic can also provide all audio necessary for any event. Their set lists can be tailored to your event. Easy listening or rocking dancing.

Jay (Lead Vocals, keyboard, guitar), Jeremy (Guitar & Vocals), Rob (Bass & Vocals), Garry (Drums & Vocals)




A four-piece band playing Acoustic Bluegrass and Rocky Mountain Dancegrass.

Show Time:  Saturday,  September 8,  12:00pm - 2:00pm


What do you get when you put a Rocker, a Classical Violinist, a Bluegrass Guitarist and a Jazz Bassist in the same room... Award winning WIREWOOD STATION! This eclectic group of musicians are the reigning champs of the "Best Acoustic Band in Colorado" at the Rocky Mountain Music Festival as well as winning the "Best Band in Colorado Springs" by the readers of the Gazette for 2016, 2017 and 2018!

Colorado based, WireWood Station came up with their name, loving the sounds that come from the Wire of their strings and the Wood of their instruments.

Members of WWS have toured internationally including stages in Europe, Israel, South America, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Red Rocks, Branson Theaters to Nashville Studios. WWS has opened for Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band to name a few.

WireWood Station enjoys playing for Conventions, Corporate events, Weddings, Concerts in the Park to Breweries - but most of all they love to give their audiences an infectious brew of tight harmonies and driving instrumentals for a foot stompin' good time!







A seven-piece band playing New Wave and modern rock classics of the 80's.

Show Time:  Saturday,  September 8,  3:00pm - 5:00pm


MIXTAPE is a different kind of 80's band. They dig deeper into the New Wave and modern rock classics of the era that don't get touched by most 80's bands. Follow them at @MixTapeColorado on Twitter:

Band Members:

Rich Normandie - Bass

Allison Barton - Vocals

Michael Arsenault - Guitar/Keys/Vocals

Rochelle Lira - Vocals

Josiah Micheletti - Lead Guitar

Ed Melendez - Keys/Vocal

John Dane - Drums





A six-piece band playing pop, rock, country, southern rock, and classic rock.

Show Time:  Saturday,  September 8,  7:00pm - 11:00pm


SOFAKILLERS is the hottest cover band in southern Colorado. They are based out of Colorado Springs but travel throughout the area to play everything from Maroon 5 to Judas Priest. Pop, rock, country, southern rock, classic rock, you name it! SofaKillers plays weddings, birthday parties, festivals, public events, corporate events, divorce parties, holiday parties and clubs throughout southern Colorado. They perform songs from a wide variety of artists, including: Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Journey, Queen, Maroon 5, Gin Blossoms, Three Doors Down, Tim McGraw, Brooks and Dunn, Stray Cats, Alice in Chains, The Commodores, Duran Duran, Devo, The Police, Kid Rock, Nirvana, Guns n' Roses, The Rolling Stones, Billy Idol, Van Halen, Garth Brooks, Santana, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Company, John Cougar Mellencamp, GreenDay and many many more!




Swing City Express featuring Rex Matzke

A nine-piece band playing horn powered classic rock, big band and swing!

Show Time:  Sunday,  September 9,  12:00pm - 2:00pm


REX MATZKE first formed this 9 piece group in 2011 to play the great jazz music of the Shorty Rogers Nonet and the Dave Pell Octet. The group also performs a repertoire of horn-powered classic rock and the popular big band classics of Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Swing City Express is equally at home playing the contemporary arrangements of Bob Curnow, Bill Holman, Gordon Goodwin and Mike Tomaro among others. Swing City Express therefore can play a strictly jazz set or can play dance music from Glenn Miller Swing, Jump Swing, Latin (cha cha, bossa nova, tango) and horn-powered classic rock. The ensemble has a big sound!




Check back often, as we continue to round out our Activities Schedule to make the Briarfest 2018 stage a place that you won’t want to miss!