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Join us for the 26th Annual Salute to Seniors!
Saturday April 18, 2015

George Grey and the Elvis Experience Band play live at 12:30 on Saturday April 18, 2015!

George Grey and the Elvis Experience Band play live at 12:30 pm on Saturday April 18, 2015!

Free parking at the Pepsi Center with complimentary shuttle to the Colorado Convention Center!

RSVP for you and your friends!

Viva Las VegasViva Las Vegas! For the 26th annual Salute to Seniors, we're bringing Vegas to you, right here in Denver! Walk down the City of Denver Strip for lights, games and glitzy glamour! Catch a contortionist act featuring costumed aerial acrobats and an illusion show with magic and mind reading! Rock and roll with an Elvis Tribute Concert, featuring those old classics Jailhouse Rock and Love Me Tender, along with autographs and an authentic pink Cadillac!

The Salute's not just fun and games though. Optum presents a health fair, with free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cognition and individual health advisor counseling sessions. And don't miss Colorado's largest senior resource fair, with over 100 exhibit booths covering topics such as: healthy aging and insurance, housing and transitions, home maintenance, transportation, volunteer opportunities, recreation and entertainment options for seniors, and much more!

Special guests include Nick Andurlakis, the local Denver celebrity who introduced Elvis Presley to his famous peanut butter, jam, and bacon sandwiches, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, who will declare April 18 Salute to Seniors Day in the City and County of Denver, premier Colorado Magician Mark Weidhaas, George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band of Greeley, and more!


  • Mark Weidhaas Inspector Magic
  • Mayor Michael B. Hancock
    • Nick Andurlakis, Nick's Cafe

    A special thank you to our sponsors, whose support brings you the Salute to Seniors year after year!

    • Colorado Access
    • Denver Human Services
    • United Healthcare
    • Hearing Rehab Center
    • Forney Museum of Transportation
    • 50+ Marketplace News
    • The Prime Time for Seniors
    • Optum
    • 9News Senior Source
    • KUVO Jazz89.3 [/slide]
    • KRWZ Cruisin' Oldies 950
    Elvis Tribute Concert - FinalThe featured entertainer for the Salute to Seniors is George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band. George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band is a true tribute to an entertainer that will always be remembered as the King of Rock and Roll. This 15-member group of talented performers is a professional top-rated Elvis Tribute Band. George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band performs in Colorado and across the nation. George and the band strive to keep the music and spirit of Elvis Presley alive. Lead singer George Gray is a Colorado native. His band is headquartered in Greeley, Colorado.

    Mark Weidhaas MagicianEveryone loves magic! Salute to Seniors guests will be in awe at the magic act “MAGIC: IMPOSSIBLE”, as Mark Weidhaas, Inspector Magic performs illusions, mind bending, mind reading and fun magic. Many volunteers will assist in the magic. Interactive illusions will involve and amaze the entire audience. Mark Weidhaas, Magician is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he is a popular and much sought-after entertainer. As part of his performance, Mark will perform an amazing illusion in tribute to Houdini, which is guaranteed to bring astonishment and even some tears as the touching story is unveiled.

    Contortionist-Aerial Cirque Over Denver FinalThe exciting line-up of entertainment at the 26th Annual Salute to Seniors includes contortions and acrobatics performed by Aerial Cirque Over Denver. This 3-person contortion performance will redefine the meaning of the word “flexible” and provide great entertainment to complement the Viva Las Vegas themed event. Aerial Cirque Over Denver has been offering daily classes, after school programs & summer camps for Youth, Teens & Adults for the past 8 years. Many of the instructors and students have become world class performers and have performed aerial and contortion on 6 continents.

    JPO Group Picture FinalThe Joe Peterson Orchestra will take the stage to add Las Vegas style glitz and glam as they play music that will make you want to dance in the aisles at the 26th Annual Salute to Seniors. Based in Littleton, Colorado, the Joe Peterson Dance Orchestra has performed over 20 years within and outside of the Denver Metro Area. This very talented group has extensive experience with national and local bands. This ten-piece band and vocalists delight listening and dancing audiences with their sound typical of classic big band themes including Fox Trots, Waltzes, Latin Rhythms, Jazz, and Soft Rock. Adding to the success and popularity of this band are the JPO’s Andrews Singers who perform many favorite tunes made famous by the Andrews Sisters, McGuire Sisters, and others of that era.

    The Salute to Seniors is Colorado's premier resource fair for older adults, their families, caregivers, and professionals in the field of aging. Over 100 exhibit booths from more than 75 organizations will have information on everything from housing, transportation and health to cultural events and volunteer opportunities! Exhibitors include:

    50+ Marketplace News
    65 Club Insurance Services
    A "Kitchen Table" Approach Counseling
    ABC Dental
    All-States Cremation
    Caribbean Bakery
    Colorado Access
    Colorado Bar Association
    Colorado Division of Insurance SHIP
    Compassion and Choices
    Corvus Coffee
    Cruisin' Oldies
    Denver Ear Associates
    Denver Health Medical Center
    Denver Department of Human Services
    DRCOG - Area Agency on Aing
    Enstrom Candies
    Fairmount Cemetery & Mortuary
    Forney Museum of Transportation
    Garden Plaza of Aurora
    Griswold Home Care of Denver
    Hearing Rehab Center
    LaMar's Donuts
    LeafGuard of Colorado
    Martinez Dental
    National Medical Supply, Inc
    New West Physicians
    Nick's Café
    Omonoia Greek Bakery
    Peak View Behavioral Health
    The Prime Time for Seniors!
    Rocky Mountain Health Plans
    Sunrise Senior Living - Sunrise Cherry Creek
    United Healthcare
    US Bank Silver Elite
    We Work For Health
    Western Union

    Schedule of Events
    • 9:00 am
    • Doors Open
    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Health Fair (courtesy of Optum) Includes screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cognition and individual health advisor consultations
    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • City of Denver Strip, featuring city services, games and more!
    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel: Picture perfect selfies!
    • 3:30 pm
    • Grand Prize Drawing for the Trip to Blackhawk
    • 4:00 pm
    • Doors Close

    Elvis Attractions

    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Elvis Era Car Exhibit (courtesy of Forney Museum)
    • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Elvis Presley Bingo
    • 10:30 am -2:30 pm
    • Fool’s Gold Loaf Sandwich Tasting (courtesy of Nick’s Café, creator of the Elvis sandwich)
    • 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
    • Elvis' 80th Birthday Celebration at the Pink Cadillac
    • 3:30 pm
    • Grand Prize Drawing

    Stage Performances

    The Salute to Seniors is located in the Colorado Convention Center (map), 700 14th Street, Denver in the Four Seasons Ballroom. Enter the Convention Center from 14th and Stout (Lobby F, near the Blue Bear), from Speer and Stout (Lobby D, near the Bellco Theater), 14th and Welton St (Lobby B, under the overhang across from Emily Griffith Opportunity School or from the Convention Center parking garage, and follow the signage downstairs to the Four Seasons Ballroom. Other doors may be locked, depending on what other events are taking place that day.

    Free parking is available at the Pepsi Center (map), with a free shuttle to the Convention Center courtesy of Sunrise Senior Living! Paid parking is also available in the Convention Center parking garage for $12 for the first 8 hours, or in various parking lots surrounding the Convention Center for varying rates.

    Public Transit
    RTD provides multiple easy access options to the Convention Center. Light Rail lines D, F, and H stop directly in front of the Convention Center, with nearby transfers available from all Light Rail lines. RTD bus lines 0, 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 15L, 20, 28, 30L, 32, 36L, 38, 44, 48, 52, AF all stop within walking distance of the Convention Center. The SeniorRide program will also be serving the Salute to Seniors and provides door-to-door pick-ups and drop-offs. Contact RTD directly to arrange a SeniorRide for your group.

    The Salute to Seniors is free for all attendees! Please RSVP to ensure we have adequate seating for the stage performances. Doors open promptly at 9:00 am and events go throughout the day until 4:00 pm.

    Food & Beverages
    Many of our exhibitors will provide complimentary snacks and food samples. Nick's Cafe, inventor of Elvis' famed peanut butter, jelly and bacon on French bread sandwiches will also provide free samples of the famous treat. The Convention Center will also have a cafe and other food kiosks on-site with food for purchase. Many restaurants are also available nearby on the 16th Street Mall and in the Performing Arts District. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and have lunch at our ample seating areas.