“Pagosa Sounds,” a showcase concert with an all-star cast of local performers, takes place at 7 p.m., Feb. 4, at the Ross Aragon Community Center. A pre-concert social begins at 6 p.m. with live music, free desserts, snacks and coffee, and a beer/wine cash bar. Please bring desserts and snacks to share, if you wish. Food contributions will be collected for local food banks.
“Pagosa Sounds” is part of a concert series sponsored by the Ross Aragon Community Center in collaboration with Elation Center for the Arts. From one perspective, “Pagosa Sounds” can be seen as a small-town variety show. From another, it’s an assemblage of multi-generational talent, the likes of which any town or city in America would be proud to be able to present.
John Graves, Larry Elginer, The Gypsy Moon Ensemble, Johnny K, Natalie Oman, Carla Roberts, The Big ’Uns, Jessica Peterson, June Marquez, Paul Roberts and Jim Horky, collectively, have a vast breadth of musical experience. Samantha Hunts, Laith Scherer, Amanda Burch, Lisa Foreman and Michael Mull are outstanding, emerging performers to be reckoned with.
Once upon a time, there was a mythical land called Pagosa — a mountain village surrounded by forests and tribal lands, a small village in the midst of natural beauty. The people of Pagosa were a hearty lot. They were very friendly, too.
One of the fun ways the people in Pagosa would assemble was through hootenannies. At these hootenannies, there was a stage-platform from which much music, dancing and singing would emanate — performed by villagers of (nearly) all ages. There was straw on the ground and a nice smell in the air. Everyone was smiling, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. When it would all come to an end, the villagers wound their ways home, all the while remarking warmly to each other about how copacetic it felt to live in such a glorious land. Please join us for “Pagosa Sounds” on Feb. 4.
Advance tickets are available at Higher Grounds and the community center, for $10. Tickets at the door are $12. Young people, 18 and under, are admitted free. The Ross Aragon Community Center is located at 451 Hot Springs Boulevard. For further information, call the community center at 264-4152.
“Pagosa Sounds” is a benefit fundraiser in support of community outreach goals of the Ross Aragon Community Center and Elation Center for the Arts. The community center operates as a nonprofit through the Pagosa Springs Facilities Coalition, and benefits the community by creating, coordinating and providing space for social, athletic, fine arts, performing arts, cultural, educational, business and faith-based activities.