Big Head Todd and The Monsters and Hazel Miller to be inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame at Red Rocks on June 10, 2023
Colorado rock band Big Head Todd and The Monsters, along with Hazel Miller, the R&B vocalist who’s a frequent collaborator, will be inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame at the band’s annual Red Rocks Amphitheatre show on June 10, 2023.
A true Colorado-rooted band, Big Head Todd and The Monsters was formed in 1986 at the University of Colorado Boulder by three friends who had attended Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The trio -- Todd Park Mohr (vocals, guitar), Brian Nevin (drums) and Rob Squires (bass) – found its earliest audience by playing gigs in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins, but quickly gained a following throughout Colorado and Western states once the act started touring.
“It is an honor to induct Colorado’s very own Big Head Todd and The Monsters along with Hazel Miller into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Their contribution to the Colorado music scene has been tremendous. Colorado Music Hall of Fame looks forward to celebrating this great achievement with them and all their fans on June 10, 2023 at Red Rocks,” says Brent Fedrizzi, co-president of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains.
The band launched its own record label, Big Records, which released its first two albums, Another Mayberry and Midnight Radio. In 1993, Big Head Todd and The Monsters was signed by Giant Records and released Sister Sweetly, which was recorded at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios. It went platinum, selling over a million copies. To date, the band has released 13 albums. Keyboardist Jeremy Lawton joined the band as a permanent member in 2003.
From its earliest days, the rock band with its influences of blues, funk and soul has collaborated with singer Hazel Miller. She became a regular part of the Big Head Todd and The Monster’s lineup and has toured locally, nationally and internationally with the band. She’s well-known by fans as the soulful blues singer whose back-up vocals explode into the forefront in songs like “It’s Alright” and “Please Don’t Tell Her.” Beyond her collaborations with Big Head Todd and The Monsters, Hazel Miller has had a successful solo musical career since the 1980s and has been performing with her band, Hazel Miller & The Collective, for the past decade.
All regular tickets to the June 10, 2023 concert with Big Head Todd and The Monsters, with Hazel Miller, include the induction, with a presentation by Colorado Music Hall of Fame board member and AEG Presents Rocky Mountains co-president/COO Brent Fedrizzi, as well as The Hall of Fame’s founder, legendary concert promoter Chuck Morris, which will take place during the concert.
A limited ticketed Colorado Music Hall of Fame VIP Experience is also on sale, which includes premium seats to the concert; exclusive access to Big Head Todd and The Monsters’ sound check followed by a reception with the band in the Rock Room at the Red Rocks Visitors Center; dinner provided by Pasta Jay’s; hosted bar; and musical entertainment.
Big Head Todd and The Monsters is donating $1 from every ticket sold to Colorado Music Hall of Fame, and all net proceeds from the VIP experience will benefit The Hall and its new mental wellness program for local musicians and music industry professionals. The Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate, promote and support Colorado’s music community.
Concert tickets for Big Head Todd and The Monsters with opening act, Grace Potter, and for Colorado Music Hall of Fame’s VIP Experience are on sale Friday, December 16, 2022 on https://www.axs.com/events/459560/big-head-todd-and-the-monsters-tickets.
Sponsorships for the Hall of Fame VIP Experience are available at https://cmhof.org/get-involved/sponsor/.
About Colorado Music Hall of Fame:
Colorado Music Hall of Fame’s mission is to celebrate, promote and support Colorado’s music community. Since 2011, over fifty musicians, music industry professionals, venues and organizations have been inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame. The Hall continues to honor these legends in newly bilingual exhibits at The Hall’s museum at Red Rocks Trading Post in Morrison, Colorado; the museum is ADA-accessible, open 363 days a year and free. Find out more at cmhof.org
Colorado Music Hall of Famers
2011: Inaugural Class: John Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
2012: Setting the Stage: Barry Fey, Harry Tuft
2012: Rockin’ the ‘60s: The Astronauts, Flash Cadillac, KIMN Radio, Sugarloaf
2013: Colorado’s Folk Revival: Judy Collins, Chris Daniels, Bob Lind, Serendipity Singers
2014: Country Rock in the Rockies: Firefall, Manassas w/Stephen Stills, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco
2016: 20th Century Pioneers: Lannie Garrett, Glenn Miller, Max Morath, Billy Murray, Elizabeth Spencer, Paul Whiteman
2017: Rocky Mountain Way: Caribou Ranch, Dan Fogelberg, Bill Szymczyk, Joe Walsh & Barnstorm
2017: Jazz Masters & Beyond: Philip Bailey, Charles Burrell, Larry Dunn, Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, Dianne Reeves, Andrew Woolfolk
2018: Live & On the Air: John Hickenlooper, KBCO, Chuck Morris
2019: Old Folk, New Folk: Walt Conley, Mother Folkers, Swallow Hill Music, Dick Weissman
2019: Going Back to Colorado: Tommy Bolin, Freddi & Henchi, Wendy Kale, Tony Spicola, Otis Taylor, Zephyr
2021: A Virtual Induction: eTown
2021:The Flatirons Sessions: The Fox Theatre, Hot Rize, Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band
2023: Big Head Todd and The Monsters and Hazel Miller