The ’90s rap and fashion icons Salt-N-Pepa, are the featured entertainment at this year’s Urban Nights Denver, the city’s largest outdoor urban fashion show and fundraiser that benefits at-risk youth.
Urban Nights celebrates its fifth annual fundraiser on August 5 at the Mile High Station. The event benefits Urban Peak, The Danny Dietz Foundation and La Academia at The Denver inner City Parish. Each organization provides critical services to the at-risk youth they serve.
“On any given night in Denver, more than 900 youth are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless,” says Donna Crafton Montgomery, 2017 Urban Nights chair. “This year, we are thrilled to add new beneficiaries that expand our reach into this vulnerable population by providing a wide range of services to the at-risk youth that each organization serves.”
This year’s fashion show, designed at produced by Jenny Baker-Strasburg and Tobie Orr, will feature works from the Art Institute of Colorado and Suit Supply. The fashion show will be anchored by “Built from Scratch,” the 2017 fall/winter line created by New York Fashion Week darling Nicholas K.
Tickets for the event, under the canopy of the Colfax Avenue viaduct at Mile High Station, are on sale now. The VIP party starts at 6 p.m., with general admission opening at 7 p.m. Salt-N-Pepa hits the stage at 9 p.m. The show will be followed by an after party until midnight.