‘A Tribute to Patsy Cline’ set for Friday evening

By June Marquez
Special to The PREVIEW

Come one, come all to “A Tribute to Patsy Cline” tomorrow evening.

Produced in 2011 as a fundraiser for the Fred Harman Museum, this show is in its 10th production. Last year, Patsy sang to a sold-out crowd and our community helped raise over $5,000 for a Gold Star monument to be placed at the Veterans Memorial Park.

This year, funds will help with scholarships through Curtains Up Pagosa (CUP), a nonprofit community theater company that encourages the passion a student may have for acting and singing. Two recipients of CUP’s scholarships, Robert Neel and Eli Velasquez, will be performing with Patsy on Friday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m.

Also performing is a great steel guitar player from Bayfield. Ted Hockenbury is a star himself, having performed with Charlie Daniels, Conway Twitty, Tanya Tucker and Merle Haggard, to mention just a few.

Cody Tinnin, also from Bayfield, will be playing stand-up bass. He has returned to Durango after living and performing in Austin, Texas, for eight years. Tinnin performs with The Clods and The Badly Bent.

And last, but certainly not least, from Pagosa Springs, Marcus Allen Rivas drums with more than just a few bands around town. He also sings, plays bass and guitar with Variety Express, Los Mitotitos and the Brooks-i Band, not all at once, though he will be doing back-to-back gigs that night.

Thanks to all these wonderful musicians that make “A Tribute to Patsy Cline” an awesome show.

The venue is Shooters and Shenanigans. We will be serving a brisket or chicken dinner with beans, coleslaw and bread. Buy your $35 tickets today; we will be selling out. Show-only tickets are also available for $25. The show time is 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at Shooters and Shenanigans, 35 Pike Drive, or at Chavolo’s, 301 N. Pagosa Blvd., or call June to reserve your will-call ticket at 769 7254.

This story was posted on August 10, 2017.