Concert – The Pagosa Springs SUN The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 04 Jun 2020 20:09:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Concert – The Pagosa Springs SUN 32 32 Virtual Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass set for Friday, June 5 Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:00:41 +0000

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Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass is going virtual this year, with Lucinda Williams performing a set for virtual attended at 7 p.m. Friday.

By Jill Davis

We’ll miss kicking off Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass on Reservoir Hill Friday, June 5, this year, but we’re excited to present a virtual live music experience to raise our spirits.

KSUT will broadcast two live sets for our virtual attendees, featuring a solo acoustic set by Lucinda Williams, followed by the duo of Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius. 

You can watch the performances on our Facebook Live, tune in to KSUT on the radio, stream KSUT or listen on your smart speaker. 

Williams performs at 7 p.m.

“It’s all come full circle,” said Williams about her powerful new album, “Good Souls, Better Angels.” 

After more than 40 years of music making, the pioneering, Louisiana-born artist has returned to the gritty blues foundation that first inspired her as a young singer-songwriter in the late 1970s. She spent the last year on her sold-out Car Wheels 20th anniversary tour (including her Durango show), and released her new album in April while in quarantine at her East Nashville home. We’re excited to present Williams performing an intimate solo acoustic set for our virtual event.

Photo courtesy KSUT
Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius will perform a virtual Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass festival set at 8 p.m. Friday.

O’Brien and Fabricius perform at 8 p.m. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school and, after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old-time and bluegrass music. O’Brien first toured nationally with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize and has collaborated with many great musicians. He’s a core artist for KSUT and has been a beloved performer at Pagosa, other regional festivals and his Durango shows.

 O’Brien performs in a duet setting with his partner, Jan Fabricius, on harmony vocals. We’re thrilled to have O’Brien and Fabricius perform from their home studio in Nashville for this occasion. 

Viewing and listening is free, however, our virtual tip jar will benefit KSUT and the performers.

We appreciate your support.

‘The Application of Imagination,’ a virtual art auction and concert, to benefit Pagosa Peak Open School Fri, 15 May 2020 11:00:16 +0000 By Alison Beach
Special to The PREVIEW

 On May 22, at 6 p.m., Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) will host “The Application of Imagination,” a virtual art auction and concert featuring artists and musicians Rain March, Karla Parker Choat, Bill Hudson, Keith Bruno, Alison Beach, Perry and Amy Harper, Lexi Bernstein, Jeanelle Wychesit, June Marquez and Angela Reali Crossland.

This is a Facebook live concert that will be filmed at the school following social distancing guidelines. The concert and art will be posted on the school’s Facebook page the night of the virtual event at:

Artwork will be “silently auctioned” via our Facebook page during the Facebook live concert. Each piece of artwork will be posted underneath the concert and bids will be taken in the comment sections.

All funds raised will help to further PPOS’s mission to create a community of empowered, lifelong learners by providing a multiage learning environment designed to foster confidence, high academic achievement and the joy of learning through original and meaningful work.

PPOS is a tuition-free, public charter school.


KSUT cancels Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival Fri, 17 Apr 2020 11:00:20 +0000 By Tami Graham
Special to The PREVIEW
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, KSUT has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival, scheduled for June 5-7 on Reservoir Hill.
KSUT’s primary concern has been and remains the health, wellness and safety of festival attendees, vendors, volunteers and staff, and does not feel it is a responsible decision to move forward with a gathering of this magnitude.
“We’re saddened that in our first year as the new owners of the festival that we’ve had to make this decision, but it was truly the only responsible decision we could have made” stated Tami Graham, KSUT’s executive director.
The festival typically draws approximately 1,500-1,800 attendees. Ticket holders will receive an email with information about refund options.
KSUT is actively communicating with this year’s artists with the goal of replicating the same stellar lineup of folk and bluegrass music for the festival in early June 2021. Scheduled to perform this year were Tommy Emmanuel, Eilen Jewel, Lil Smokies, Town Mountain, Jon Stickley Trio, Shinyribs, Tony Furtado, The Wooks, Songs From the Road Band, The Honey Dewdrops, Stillhouse Junkies, FY5, Bonnie and the Clydes, and Yellow Jacket Singers.
Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass has been an annual event on Reservoir Hill since 2006, when it was founded by Dan Appenzeller and Crista Munro of Folkwest Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Folkwest Inc. transferred ownership of Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass as well as the Four Corners Folk Festival to KSUT Public Radio in September 2019. KSUT is cautiously optimistic about the 25th annual Four Corners Folk Festival moving forward as scheduled for Sept. 4-6 on Reservoir Hill.
“We’re hopeful that we can come together and celebrate great music with our friends and festival family over Labor Day weekend in Pagosa Springs” Graham stated.
KSUT was founded by the Southern Ute Tribe in 1976. It became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1986 and now serves five counties in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico, and is an NPR affiliate with two signals — Four Corners Public Radio and Southern Ute Tribal Radio.
For more information, contact Jill Davis, KSUT festival director, at


‘Over the Rainbow’ Thu, 19 Mar 2020 21:00:32 +0000

Photos courtesy Jeff Laydon

Scene … going “Over the Rainbow” with the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir at an evening of music and more Friday. The benefit included an auction, dinner and more. The annual event raises funds for the choir’s educational programs.

Pagosa Springs Girls Choir annual fundraiser Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:57:02 +0000

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Ilona Huck holds up a package of toilet paper to be auctioned off at the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir’s annual fundraiser on Friday. Inset: Huck gives her grandfather, Tom Audetat, a hug for making the high bid of $350 in support of the choir’s educational programs.

‘Over the Rainbow’ tickets available now Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:00:01 +0000

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Tickets are on sale for the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir’s annual fundraiser, “Over the Rainbow: Making Dreams Come True for Young Girls in Pagosa Springs,” to be held Friday, March 13, beginning at 5 p.m. at the PLPOA Clubhouse.

By Linda Parker
Special to The PREVIEW
My mother was right many times. She used to tell me that change was the only constant and that I’d better get used to it. Her statement and advice have proven to be true on more than one occasion. Such will be the case when the young ladies of the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir host their annual fundraiser, “Over the Rainbow: Making Dreams Come True for Young Girls in Pagosa Springs.”
This year’s event, set for March 13, will hold several changes, but it is our hope that guests will see how a love of music and gratitude for this community make the Girls Choir a unique organization.
Our event this year will take place at the PLPOA Clubhouse. However, although our venue is different, many aspects of the evening will remain the same. This enchanting evening of fun-filled activities promises to be magical for all. The event kicks off with a silent auction full of an exciting array of generous donations from individual and business supporters.
Event-goers can peruse the lavish baskets and items that have been generously donated by Pagosa businesses and individuals. Additionally, Candy Cubes will be available for purchase. Each “cube” of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory candy bars will house a special gift valued between $5 and $50. Some lucky winner will take home a $50 bill. For the price of an event ticket — $25 per person — event-goers will be treated to a scrumptious dinner of lasagna or fettuccine (regular or gluten-free), salad, breadsticks and dessert. Then, at 7 p.m., the Girls Choir will take center stage. Our auction winners will be announced at 7:30 pm., and our evening will come to an end at 8 p.m.
Funds from this event will be used for the Girls Choir’s operating expenses, including music, insurance, their accompanist, as well as their summer educational trip to Las Vegas, Nev. The girls will study with faculty members of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and attend music performances. They will also take in some breathtaking sights, including the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park, in their travels to and from Las Vegas.
“The Pagosa Springs Girls Choir is about much more than just learning to sing some new songs. In addition to learning so much about the art of performing choral music with harmonies and nuances of expression, the girls also learn poise and stage presence,” Gwen Taylor, the parent of two past choir members, said. “It’s immediately apparent when you see them in concert. The standards for behavior and musicality have been set pretty high by the director and the girls know they have to strive to meet expectations. It’s a bit magical when you can motivate kids this age to work together to achieve such a professional and beautiful outcome.”
“Over the Rainbow” tickets are available for purchase from Goodman’s Department Store, Made in Colorado Shoppe and from your favorite member of the Girls Choir. Group tables of eight can also be reserved so that you can enjoy the evening with your friends. For additional information regarding the event or tickets, call Linda Parker, director, at 264-1434 or send an email to
Doors for “Over the Rainbow” open at 5 p.m. The silent auction runs from 5 to 7 p.m. A cash beer and wine bar will be available throughout the evening. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., so don’t be late. Then, the choir will treat event-goers to a choral presentation. Make plans to attend. We hope to see you there.

Pagosa Springs Girls Choir’s annual ‘Over the Rainbow’ fundraiser set Wed, 04 Mar 2020 12:00:43 +0000

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The Pagosa Springs Girls Choir will host “Over the Rainbow: Making Dreams Come True for Young Girls in Pagosa Springs” at the PLPOA Clubhouse on March 13.

By Linda Parker
Special to The PREVIEW
Friday the 13th. Yikes. Many superstitious folks shy away from attempting many activities on this traditional day of bad luck, but for the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir, it’s going to be an exceptional day with an exciting evening event.
On Friday, March 13, the Girls Choir will host its annual fundraiser, “Over the Rainbow.”
This year, the event will offer several changes, the first of which will be a change of venue.
The Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association (PLPOA) Clubhouse will house our event, which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m., when event-goers can peruse our annual silent auction. A delicious dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
We will forgo our dance this year, but none will be disappointed as the Girls Choir will present a special concert for the entertainment of our guests. Our evening will close at 8 p.m., giving attendees plenty of time to travel home safely.
Although some differences will be noticed, guests who make their way through the doors of the PLPOA Clubhouse on this special Friday will once again find themselves transported “Over the Rainbow” — a place where a love of music and song, and the help of a supportive community give the members of the Girls Choir opportunities to realize that the dreams they dare to dream really can come true.
Another “newbie” this year will be the offering of Candy Cubes. Rocky Mountain Chocolate candy bars will be for purchase in cubes of six bars. Each cube will hold a special prize, valued from $5 to $50. Even without an additional treasure, the candy bars are a prize in themselves.
Our silent auction will beckon with dazzling, must-have offerings generously donated by local artists and businesses. This year’s offerings include baskets galore, gifts for moms-to-be, house warmings, concert tickets, family outings; the list goes on and on. There will be a scrumptious dinner of lasagna or fettuccine (regular or gluten-free), salad, tempting bread sticks and dessert. A cash bar of beer, wine and sodas will be available all evening.
The choir members, under the direction of Linda Parker and accompanied by Lauren Highsmith, will join the fun with a performance to thank the audience for their attendance and support.
“Over the Rainbow” tickets for this unique evening are $25 per person. They are available for purchase from Goodman’s Department Store, Made in Colorado Shoppe and from any member of the Girls Choir. Tables of eight may also be reserved at no additional charge. For additional information regarding the event or tickets, call Parker at 264-1434 or send an email to
Proceeds from Girls Choir fundraisers are used to help provide scholarships and educational enrichment opportunities for choir members, and to help with the organization’s operating costs.

Thingamajig’s ‘Pagosa City Limits’ benefit concert set for March 30 Wed, 04 Mar 2020 12:00:21 +0000

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Multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Bruce Hayes will be featured in the March 30 “Pagosa City Limits” benefit concert for Thingamajig Theatre Company.

By Cynda Green
Special to The PREVIEW
Thingamajig Theatre Company is excited to announce the inaugural “Pagosa City Limits” benefit concert featuring outstanding Colorado musicians in an intimate concert setting.
Featured artists include Bruce Hayes from Salida, Kirk James from Durango, Leah Orlikowski from Durango and Allora Leonard (returning to Pagosa from Nashville) playing with Jeff Hibshman of Bayfield. Various genres of music are on the program.
Sound will be provided by Michael Fuchs. Perry Davis Harper will emcee the show.
The concert is set for March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, where the nonprofit Thingamajig Theatre Company is in residence. If the sold-out “Acoustic Duets” concert last year is any indication, “Pagosa City Limits” will sell out early.
Tickets are $30 and are available online at or by calling 731-7469 (SHOW).

Tim Sullivan band to play for event center grand opening tomorrow Thu, 27 Feb 2020 22:00:49 +0000

Photo courtesy Carole Howard
Singer-songwriter Tim Sullivan poses in front of the new sign announcing that his country music band will play tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. to celebrate the opening of a new event center in Pagosa Springs. The new event center, located at 197 Navajo Trail Drive in the renamed Tennyson Building, has been totally remodeled inside by Sullivan and his two-man crew.

By Carole Howard
Special to The PREVIEW
Tim Sullivan’s country music band will play for dancing tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. to celebrate the opening of a new event center in Pagosa Springs.
Tickets for the grand opening are $10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to purchase tickets for cash, check or credit card. There will be a cash bar with proceeds going to the Sullivan Foundation for the Arts, which provides scholarships for deserving local youth with a talent for music, dance or the visual arts in Archuleta and La Plata counties. Snacks also will be available.
The new event center is located at 197 Navajo Trail Drive in the renamed Tennyson Building that most recently housed the Pagosa Springs Arts Council. Singer-songwriter Tim Sullivan has partnered with Pagosa resident Evelyn Tennyson, the building owner and a supporter of several area charities, to remodel the building’s interior and put on the opening event.
Sullivan redesigned the interior of the 3,200-square-foot facility, and he and his two-man team have completed the extensive renovations. Highlights of the upgrades are a stage for a four-piece band, a large dance floor, dramatic lighting and an avant-garde ceiling.
“I am so happy to bring our band back to Pagosa and to have such a classy, cozy venue that can accommodate the band, dancers and listeners so well,” he said.

Americana Project class concert Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:00:00 +0000

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The Americana Project class will be playing an informal concert at The Springs Resort Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. The free concert will be in the atrium of the Luxury Lodge. Students will be performing a mix of cover and original music. This year’s class has 30 amazing musicians who are eager to share their music with you. The Americana Project class is an elective offering at Pagosa Springs High School. This is the 11th year and the primary focus of the class is on performance and songwriting. Students gain self-confidence, self-expression and the ability to stand and deliver a song. These skills transfer over to everyday life, and they also create a lifelong love and appreciation for a good song.