Sunshine Studios Live encourages Colorado Springs music scene

January 30, 2018

Eric Friedberg

efriedbe@uccs.edu

   Sunshine Studios Live, located in southern Colorado Springs, is a place where local musicians can advance their careers by recording during the day and playing a show at night.

     “There is so much talent on our little musical island out here we call Colorado,” says Christina Corbitt, owner of Sunshine Studios Live. “I love to be able to showcase these little local gems.”

    Sunshine Studios Live provides bands with an indoor and outdoor stage, which features live streaming on the venue’s webpage. The venue has a strong relationship with Colorado Springs’ 94.3 Kilo radio station, where upcoming shows can be promoted.

    Sunshine Studios Live feels a responsibility to include everybody and help out the music scene as much as possible, according to Corbitt.

    “We always make sure a local band gets billed on every touring national act,” she says.

    “We are always willing to give a new local band the opportunity to play here, and we always treat all of our local bands like royalty along with the national.

    After Hurricane Katrina struck southern Florida in 2005, Corbitt decided to make the move to Colorado.

    “While most of the (hurricane’s) focus went to New Orleans, many people suffered in South Florida, and living without electricity for months on the nineteenth floor of a Miami Beach Condo was not ideal,” she says.

    Corbitt developed her mission for Sunshine Studios Live, which she manages with her fiance, Scott Wilson, bassist and backup vocalist for Saving Abel, around the needs of the evolving music scene in Colorado Springs.

     “My mission here is constantly evolving and growing just like the music industry… What started out as an empty warehouse behind our recording studio with no bar has turned into one of Colorado Springs top music venues and successful rock bars,” said Corbitt.

    Corbitt wants  to give local bands the platform they need to share their music with the city by supporting local bands through their recording studios and industry knowledge.

    “Scott has also made it his personal hobby to produce and record our local bands, mostly the ones that want to start touring and take their music to the (professional) level,” says Corbitt.

    Sunshine Studios Live will give recording sessions to those musicians free of charge.

    Upcoming shows include Tonic, Flaw, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd and Drowning Pool.

    For those interested in attending a concert, ticket prices to rage from $0- $50 depending on the show. Students can visit the venue’s website at sunshinestudioslive.com.

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