KUVO’s 18th Annual Signature Event | Saturday, August 12, 2023



“Live at the Vineyards” is a wine tasting with delicious food, live music, dancing, and a fabulous silent auction.


We are pleased to announce The Count Basie Orchestra will headline. The orchestra is a jazz big band that was founded in 1935 by the legendary pianist and bandleader, Count Basie. Basie led the band for over 50 years until his death in 1984, and the band has continued to perform and record under the leadership of various directors in the years since. The current Count Basie Orchestra is active and touring, with its musical director being trumpeter Scotty Barnhart. The band has a long and illustrious history, having recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Tony Bennett, and winning 18 Grammy Awards over the years. This 19-piece orchestra will swing the blues and present an unforgettable evening of music.

The wine tasting by Balistreri Vineyards includes KUVO’s Signature wines

Delicious chef-inspired dishes from our fantastic local restaurant chefs

Includes wine tasting, music, the gourmet feast, and parking at Balistreri Vineyard

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, Tina Cartagena, 303-620-5793


What should I wear?
The attire is garden-party casual. Comfortable shoes, cautious of heels.

What’s the timeline?
Be on time! When you first arrive, you’ll be enjoying a wine tasting and a gourmet feast from over 15 restaurants until 7:45 pm. The music and the dancing start right around the time the food sponsors close. The auction closes at 8:30 pm sharp. The night will conclude by 10:30 pm.

Can I buy tickets at the vineyard?
Please check kuvo.org to be sure that we are not sold out. If tickets are available, you can purchase them at the vineyard. Please be on-site early.

I’m sitting at a sponsor table; can I purchase additional tickets?
Yes, please email member@kuvo.org or call (303) 480-9272 to purchase additional tickets or click here. Your guest(s) can join you at your table.

How much will general admissions tickets cost after July 31?
On the morning of August 1, the general admission tickets will go up to $100 – get your tickets before July 31.

Where do I park?
There’s plenty of parking in two lots close to Balistreri. Traffic assistance is provided for your convenience. VIP ticket holders and Table Sponsors have backstage parking.

Can I bring beer or lawn chairs?
We will have seating for all our guests. No alcohol can be brought onto the premises.

What do the Auction and Everybody Wins entail?
We will have a silent auction for you to bid on stand-alone items, baskets, pottery, and art. In addition, get ready to win prizes when you purchase “corks” for $20 each. Corks are numbered and you’ll win the prize with the corresponding number, Everybody Wins!

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