Event Information

11th S.O.U.P! Event

McNichols Civic Center Building (Directions)
144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

Program of Events*
6:00 p.m. Soup Tasting & Networking
7:15 p.m. Awards Presentation
8:00 p.m. Full Band Performance, Dessert & Continued Celebrating
*Subject to change

Tickets will be on sale soon. Please note tickets will not be for sale at the event, and paper tickets are not needed to enter event. Paid guests will pick up name badges at registration.

The S.O.U.P! event will take place on the second floor of the McNichols Civic Center Building in the heart of downtown Denver at the northwest corner of Civic Center Park. In 1909, the cornerstone of the building was laid, setting the foundation for the then Carnegie Library that would become a center of learning in the park. That tradition continues, as the building was reopened in 2012 as a contemporary hub for arts, culture and events for the people of Denver. This stunning Greek Revival building with its classic Corinthian columns and iconic colonnade across its front, offers new experiences in a classic space.

Please note the venue is fully accessible. Access to the building is obtained through the two accessible ramps in front of the building. There are three floors in the building which are all accessible by the passenger and freight elevators. Parking for vehicles displaying proper identification is available in the accessible parking meters located directly west of the main entrance. There is also a loading zone in the front of the building capable of serving as a drop off point for visitors. Additional nearby parking spaces are available at the Sheraton and Denver Post buildings located just north of the McNichols Building.

Parking & Transportation
Recommended parking locations are listed below.

  • 16th and Cleveland (50 spaces) - $14 max
  • Sheraton Hotel Public Parking - $24 max
  • 15th and Court - $12 Max
  • Time Park (50 Spaces)
  • 13th and Bannock - $8 Max
  • 14th and Cherokee (50 Spaces)

In order to better allow for soup tasting and networking, the reception-style event will not reserve tables for sponsors or individuals. There will be unassigned seating available throughout the tasting, presentation, and band performance.

Soup Menu
Provided by The Inventing Room 

  • Smoked Potato Chowder (Vegetarian & Gluten-Free)
    Optional Toppings: Cheddar & Parmesan, Candied Bacon
    Paired with: Candy Apple and Rissotto Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Tomato Basil Bisque (Vegetarian & Gluten-Free)
    Optional Toppings: Garlic Croutons, Chili Oil
    Paired with: Spicy Buffalo Meatball, Red Pepper Cream & Goat Cheese
  • Wild Rice, Mushroom & Squash (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
    Optional Toppings: Grilled Spinach, Herb-Marinated Chicken
    Paired with: Sesame Humus & Masala Carrot Bruschetta 
  • White Bean & Chili (Vegetarian & Gluten Free)
    Optional Toppings: Fried Tortilla, Pulled Pork
    Paired with: Curried Squash & Cocunut Cube Wonton Taco 
  • Roasted Cauliflower & Tarragon Cream (Vegetarian)
    Optional Toppings: Grilled Artichoke, Chimichurri
    Paired with: Puff Pastry with Peppered Goat Cheese & Beet Caviar

Dessert Menu

  • Coconut Sorbet with Brown Sugar Braised Pineapple (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
  • Lemon Curd Mousse with Stewed Blueberries & Smoked Pie Crumbs
  • Rocky Road Ice Cream Rolled in Oreo Crumbles, Double Chocolate Sauce & Exploding Whipped Cream

Coming soon.

Business Casual, Business, or Cocktail