1. What is Totally Tennyson?
Totally Tennyson started out as an '80s-themed pub crawl style street party celebrating all things '80s. A few years ago we decided to broaden our horizons and incorporate the decades of the 1970s and 1990s. Get your boy band gear on and enjoy a drink at destinations along the street. Rub elbows with Richard Simmons and Madonna and feel good knowing you are supporting NW Denver schools. A cash costume contest and an evening performance by the Ultimate '80s Experience, 6 Million Dollar Band culminates at the Oriental Theater.
2. When and where?
This event takes place at businesses along the Tennyson Street corridor between W 38th Ave and W 46th Ave, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25th, 2019. The culmination of the event is a 3 hour concert for ticket holders by 6 Million Dollar Band at the Oriental Theater, starting at 9:00 and going until midnight.
3. Who does Totally Tennyson benefit?
NW Denver Schools Public Schools with a permanent location within the historic boundaries of Northwest Denver: north of Colfax, east of Sheridan, south of 52nd and west of I-25. We are also focused on supporting schools that follow the North High School Feeder Pattern as our only traditional, public high school in NW Denver.
4. How do these schools get to participate?
All schools were sent an informational letter inviting them to be a part of Totally Tennyson. Volunteers from each school are required to help at event. Proceeds from the ticket sales go to the schools. If you are not affiliated with a school, pick one!
5. How many people do you expect to attend?
In 2013, we sold over 1650 tickets. In 2014 we sold 2,000 tickets. In 2015 we sold 2,200 tickets.
6. Should I wear a costume?
Like, fer sure! There will be a costume contest at the Oriental Theater with cash prizes awarded, and besides that, it's just plain fun. Costumes are optional, but over 80% of attendees come in full 80s' gear. This year we can't wait to see costumes from the 1990s and 2000s, too. It's throwback time!
7. What can businesses and sponsors expect?
Great visibility and marketing opportunities for their business and show of support for both the schools and the communities where they are located. Destination businesses give out tastes of a drink and may offer specials to Totally Tennyson guests. They are also encouraged to give out return visit coupons. Many guests report visiting a business on Tennyson Street for the first time during our event. Many more go back throughout the year and support this vibrant and unique area.
8. How do I stay in touch?
"Like" us on Facebook and sign up for our mailing list!
Tickets for event
1. What does my ticket cover?
From 5:00 - 10:00 pm, at participating destinations, you will receive a free drink. Your ticket also gets you inside the hottest after-party at the Oriental theater... with the headlining band, 6 Million Dollar Band, Denver's premier '80s cover band!
2. Will call and check in.
Event check in begins at 3pm on the day of the event. You will be required to check in at the event and get an official event ticket for entrance to concert and to use at destinations to receive your complimentary item. Reservations will be under the LAST NAME the reservation was made under. You may use any of the following to check in: A valid picture ID, printed Eventbrite ticket receipt, QR coded receipt or electronic receipt on your smartphone. You will also be asked to verify you are at least 21 years old with a valid and legal form of identification.
4. Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are non-refundable. Totally Tennyson 8 will be held rain, snow, or shine. If you purchase a ticket and cannot attend, we can TRANSFER your ticket to someone else. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Code of conduct
1. Be safe!
You must be 21 or over to consume alcohol. Alcohol must be served and consumed on site of legal and licensed locations and will be served at the discretion of the location. We do not advocate excessive drinking and strongly encourage moderation and safe practices. Anyone exhibiting disorderly conduct, drunken behavior, public urination or vandalism will be asked to leave the event immediately. Port o potties will be stationed throughout the event; please USE them. Look for safe ride home options. Be responsible and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
We want you to respect the small business restaurant, bar owners, servers, bartenders and wait staff - these are our neighbors too! While there are many complimentary options included in your event ticket - please purchase items at locations you really enjoy, tip tip tip and return to some of these businesses at least one time before next year's event!
3. Photo release
By purchasing tickets you agree to the terms listed on this page, and authorize us (the event) to use to publish, copy, print, copyright or electronically transfer any or all photographs, video, or audio clips taken by an authorized event photographer for use after this event. You may contact us to request removal; please allow 30 days for us to comply with your request.
Have fun, celebrate the decades of your youth, enjoy the music and appreciate the work of our staff and volunteers in putting on this event! Ticket proceeds benefit our NW Denver schools, if you are not affiliated with a school pick one! On behalf of parents, teachers and our community, thank you for your support!