Vice President Rocky Mountain Region
Clear Channel Entertainment
Chuck Morris has been a driving force in the Colorado music community for 30 years. Following college, Chuck built the legendary Tulagi nightclub in Boulder (1970-1974), which included first tours by such notable acts as Doobie Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, ZZ Top and many others. Following Tulagi, he owned and managed the equally famous Ebbetts Field nightclub in Denver (1974-1978) which also brought in early tours from such varied acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Martin, Carole King, Richard Pryor and many others. Morris then joined giant promoter Barry Fey as Senior Vice President of Feyline, responsible for running the booking and promoting department and was involved in such varied artists as Rolling Stones, the Who, Parliament Funkadelics and Willie Nelson.
Morris left the promoting world to run a successful music management company (1986-present) which has represented such artists as Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Lyle Lovett, Suzy Bogguss, Highway 101, Leftover Salmon, Leo Kottke and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He still acts as a consultant for Chuck Morris Management. In January 1998, Morris launched Bill Graham Presents/Chuck Morris Presents, a partnership with the San Francisco-based promotion house founded by concert pioneer Bill Graham. This company was purchased by SFX and then SFX was purchased by Clear Channel Entertainment.
Morris is currently the Vice President of Clear Channel Entertainment Rocky Mountain Region. In a period of less than four years, Chuck and his staff have had an amazing chain of successes. Starting from an office of two, the company went from 42 shows in its first year, 110 in its second year and 140 in its third year. Most notably, Chuck found the site and helped develop the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver.
Morris is now in the process of bringing "City Lights Pavilion" to downtown Denver, a 5,000 seat amphitheater that is modeled after Harborlights in Boston.
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