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Next Conversation: Aug. 8, 2018
President and CEO
AEG Live Rocky Mountain Region
For almost 49 years, promoter Chuck Morris has been a driving force in the Colorado music community and across the country. Moving to Boulder from New York City in the late 1960s to pursue a doctorate in Political Science at the University of Colorado. Morris joined giant promoter of Feyline, responsible for running the booking and promoting department and was involved with such storied artists as the Rolling Stones, the Who and the Outlaw Tour featuring Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.
While promoting, Morris also had a successful company managing the careers of the legendary Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Vocal Group of the Year Highway 101, Suzy Bogguss, Lyle Lovett, Big Head Todd and the Monsters among others. 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 which under Morris’ guidance became Live Nation. Most notably, Morris found the site and helped develop the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, which is considered by many to be the finest mid-size concert hall in the country.
In June, 2007 Chuck joined AEG Live as President-CEO of the Rocky Mountain Region. AEG Live is one the leading providers of live entertainment and sports in the world. Presently, the AEG Presents Rocky Mountain Region team is gearing up to open their newest musical creation, The Mission Ballroom, which will open in Summer 2019.