October 15, 2015

Contact: Amanda Muñoz


Washington, D.C. – In a highly competitive selection process, Townhall Media announced Thursday that the 2016 RedState Gathering will be held in Denver, Colorado. This is the first time the Gathering will take place in Colorado and also the first time the event has gone to any Western state. Next year’s conference will run from noon Friday to noon Sunday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, August 12-14.

Thursday morning, Erick Erickson released a post with the details. In a statement, he said, “It will be great to head to Denver following the GOP Convention. After our unprecedented success in Atlanta, I am looking forward to next year. It will be the perfect event to encourage conservatives to remain active in their communities through Election Day 2016.”

Bryan Pruitt, Gathering Director at Townhall Media, said, “We are excited to take the Gathering to the Mountain West – a reflection of our growth among the grassroots base – and unite Republican activists ahead of the 2016 election.”

RedState Managing Editor Leon Wolf made the following statement about the importance of visiting Colorado:

“After two cycles of voting for Democratic presidential candidates, it’s critical that we help Colorado voters right the path. The Gathering has traditionally been hosted in areas with solid Republican voting blocs, but this election will hinge on regaining lost ground. I look forward to meeting more passionate conservatives from the Western region who will go on to make a difference in helping to change the political landscape.”

Over the past seven years, the RedState Gathering has grown from a small group of activists in 2009 into a leading grassroots event, held each summer in different cities across the country. Dedicated conservatives and principled politicians make the RedState Gathering an annual stop. Previous Gatherings have taken place in Charleston, Atlanta, New Orleans and Dallas/Fort Worth.

For more information, including details on registration and media credentials, please visit Highlights from the 2015 RedState Gathering in Atlanta can be found here.