Mark England’s Life Celebration


In 2015 had the pleasure of interviewing Mark England about his co-ownership of the Blue Rooster. What started as a simple featured business article became something special. Mark opened up about his life and his journey from Georgia to Santa Fe. It was something he wanted to share because his vision for the Blue Rooster was a reflection of the person he was. After living years closeted in Georgia, he found happiness and peace in the community of Santa Fe, along with finding his partner of five years, Doug Nava. Mark believed in accepting people completely as they are. A quality that he and Doug shared and something they brought to the Blue Rooster while it was in operation. Mark will be missed.


“We embrace everyone that comes through that door, Gays, straights, lesbians and transgenders. We want to reach every single person in Santa Fe.”
-Mark England


Join Doug Nava on Friday November 4th to Celebrate the Life of Mark England, the way he would want it. Come dance at Skylight and have a cocktail in honor of Mark from 9pm-midnight in the upstairs lounge at Skylight Nightclub in Santa Fe. Doug Nava and Mark England were partners for 5 years and the former owners of Blue Rooster Nightclub in Santa Fe. Come help Doug celebrate Mark’s life and give him the send off he would want with laughter, friends, and fun.

Mark Banham

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