High Rollers to entertain at Saturday wrestling club benefit

The High Rollers, one of the area’s most popular bands, will play an outdoor concert and dance at the fairgrounds on Saturday evening, June 27. The band is well-known for its versatility — playing classic country, country-rock, classic rock and roll, ’50s tunes, and Spanish music with energy, enthusiasm and expertise.

The High Rollers are a four piece band that includes bass player Andy Janowsky, guitarist Garret Valencia, fiddle player Jeff Johnson and drummer Mike Canterbury. All share in the vocals. Sound man Mike May adds the finishing touch, monitoring a state-of-the-art sound system minute by minute to bring a professional quality sound that is as good as it gets.

The High Rollers always attract large crowds throughout the Four Corners region. Some of their most popular events are in Durango, where they perform at the Fourth of July street dance, the Fiesta Rodeo Street Dance, and the La Plata County Fair. The High Rollers are also a popular attraction at Durango’s Wild Horse Saloon, and manager Amber Gilchrist credits them with “high energy” and “impeccable quality.”

The June 27 outdoor concert and dance is in its sixth year, and always provides a guaranteed, fun evening for the entire family. Admission to this event is priced to make it available to everyone: the $5 ticket for adults with children under 12 free can be paid at the gate. Concessions are not included in the ticket price, but will be available on site, and a smoked brisket sandwich, chips and drink are also priced for the family, selling for $5 a plate. Non-alcoholic beverages will be sold throughout the evening.

Proceeds from this event go to the Pagosa Wrestling Club, which this past year has sponsored local athletes in state, national and international events.

In conjunction with the dance, the club will also hold a brief, but often spirited auction of baked goods on the break to help pay for the event and for equipment and travel expenses for the upcoming year. Those who wish to support the dance and the club can donate or bid on a pie, but anyone can come simply for the music, friends and fun.

The gates will be open at 7 p.m. and the music will begin at 7:30. The High Rollers are crowd pleasers wherever they go, and the evening offers high quality, professional entertainment at a very reasonable price, with the proceeds put toward a good cause.

Note: Late June evenings are usually dry and pleasant, perfect for a fun evening of outdoor entertainment, but provisions are in place to move the entire event indoors in the event of wet weather.