1. Jimi Hendrix
Forget the summer of love – how about the winter? Hendrix brought his wah-wah pedal and sweet, electric riffs to Regis on Valentine’s Day 1969.
2. Katy Perry
Yup. You read that correctly. Katy Perry, then Katy Hudson, played at Regis as part of a Christian Concert Series in 2001.
3. Beach Boys
The Beach Boys traded their surfboards for snowboards in the early ’70s, sharing their good vibrations and excellent harmonies with the Regis community.
Photo by Expiclectic
4. Louis Armstrong
The man known as Satchmo played a show at Regis in 1953, four years after becoming the first jazz musician to appear on the cover of Time magazine.
Freddie Mercury found somebody to love the night of April 16, 1974 – Regis University. It was Freddie and the boys’ first U.S. concert.
Photo by Ceinwen21
6. Dolly Parton
Country legend Dolly Parton grew up in Tennessee’s Great Smokey Mountains. She brought her high-altitude twang to the foot of the Rockies in 1977, playing a show at Regis on Dec. 7.
Photo by Phagan Photos
One of the most popular bands in the ’70s, a pre-ballad Chicago rocked Regis’ campus in the early part of the decade with its politically charged, experimental style.
Photo by Gibraltar Hardware
Denver favorite, Churchill, is the most recent big-name band to grace Regis’ lawns, performing in Spring 2013. Apparently, they were ready for a little change, change, change, as the band broke up a few months later.
9. Steve Miller Band
The legendary Steve Miller Band kept on rockin’ it at Regis in the early ’70s.
Photo by Klaus Hiltscher