Music – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:19:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://www.pagosasun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-sun-logo-512x512-1-32x32.jpg Music – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com 32 32 Choral Society seeking donations for scholarships http://www.pagosasun.com/choral-society-seeking-donations-for-scholarships/ Sun, 20 Sep 2020 11:00:30 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=210511 By Richard Bolland
Pagosa Springs Choral Society

Each year, the Pagosa Springs Choral Society provides Director’s Scholarships to exceptional local high school students. These are normally funded by donations received at the annual Christmas concerts of the Society. 

Since this year’s Christmas concerts cannot be held due to coronavirus concerns, the society has determined to provide those scholarships out of the budget of the group, but could use some help. 

Since the Choral Society will be without income this year, we would like to encourage interested members of the community to assist us in providing these scholarships to support these deserving high school students in their efforts to continue studies in the vocal performing arts.

If you would like to assist the Choral Society with supporting this effort, donations for the Director’s Scholarships can be mailed to: Pagosa Springs Choral Society, P.O. Box 5466, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. The society thanks you in advance for your support.

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Join KSUT for the Virtual Four Corners Folk Festival Friday evening http://www.pagosasun.com/join-ksut-for-the-virtual-four-corners-folk-festival-friday-evening/ Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:00:19 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=209701 KSUT Presents

KSUT will present the Virtual Four Corners Folk Festival from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening, Sept. 4. Since we’re not able to gather in person, we’re bringing Reservoir Hill to you. 

Join us on the radio, on Facebook Live or streaming for musical performances recorded just for KSUT by Michael Franti, Tommy Emmanuel, Rising Appalachia, Stillhouse Junkies, Caitlin Cannon and Alice Wallace. 

In addition to incredible music, the virtual festival video captures a traditional Native American blessing and two live performances from the beautiful Reservoir Hill festival grounds we all miss so much. We’ll also remember Folkwest co-founder Dan Appenzeller, whose legacy lives on through music on Reservoir Hill.

In preparation for this virtual event, KSUT staff, musicians and others had a great work day on Reservoir Hill with videographer Drew Semel. 

How to watch and where to tune-in:

• Watch: KSUT Facebook Live (link to be provided at show time). 

• Stream: www.KSUT.org. 

• Listen on your smart speaker: (Alexa) Play K.U.T.E. 

• Tune-in: KSUT Four Corners Public Radio 90.1 FM Durango/La Plata County, 89.3 Durango; 88.1 Farmington, N.M./Pagosa Springs; 106.3 Cortez, Mancos/Montezuma County; 91.1 Silverton. 

 Viewing and listening is free, however, canceling both festivals due to COVID-19 has been financially challenging. Our virtual tip jar will support KSUT Presents and future festivals. We appreciate your support. 

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San Juan Symphony going online for 2020-21 http://www.pagosasun.com/san-juan-symphony-going-online-for-2020-21/ Wed, 02 Sep 2020 11:00:50 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=209349 By Kathy Myrick
San Juan Symphony

Friends of the San Juan Symphony have come to expect thrilling live performances in Durango and Farmington, N.M. The beloved regional orchestra has been thriving, but now we are entering a time of incredible uncertainty. 

The coronavirus pandemic has upended plans in 2020, canceling both concerts and fundraisers and complicating the organization’s upcoming 35th season. Despite many months of difficult news — complete with closed venues, travel restrictions, health worries and canceled guest artists — the San Juan Symphony is preparing an online season of musical events unlike any in its history.

“We are determined to make music and to connect with our audience,” explained music director Thomas Heuser from his home in Durango. “Now more than ever before, we feel that music is essential, and so we are calling our 35th season Essential. We cannot have live audiences, nor can we bring large orchestras together, but we can still make music. And, so, rather than throw in the towel, we are thinking outside the box and bringing the symphony into people’s homes.”

The symphony has a digital season pass available for $99 by visiting www.sanjuansymphony.org. The virtual season ticket guarantees that, despite the pandemic, households in the Four Corners and around the country will be able to enjoy four subscription concerts of the San Juan Symphony, conducted by Heuser, prerecorded and released during exclusive, livestreamed events. In addition to the four main programs, the website will host a variety of engaging content, including the popular Pre-Concert Talks by Heuser, interviews with composers and musicians, plus a video series of solo and ensemble performances by San Juan Symphony musicians that have been commissioned by Heuser specifically for the online audience.

The musicians of the San Juan Symphony have been busy in advance of the website rollout. Season pass holders can already enjoy performances of music by Telemann, Haydn, Glazunov, Mozart and many others, with more than a dozen other projects already in the production pipeline. 

The first subscription event, scheduled for Oct. 3, will be called “Black Voices and a Ballet for Martha,” with Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring Ballet for its original 13 musicians alongside two new works by Black composers, launching a season-long conversation about diversity and inclusivity. Other composers planned for the subscription series include George Walker, Eleanor Alberga, Gustav Mahler and Astor Piazzola.

The digital season pass will provide access to exclusive website content for an entire year. As the season progresses, other ticketing options will be introduced, including a $25 week-long pass, a $5 day-pass with limited content access, and coupons for students and music teachers. 

While the virtual tickets may seem like an unfortunate alternative to live music, they also offer a unique opportunity to reach new audiences, particularly first-time listeners, families with young children, audiences in other parts of the country, and those who might have physical limitations to attending concerts. Aspects of the digital concert experience are likely to become lasting features of the symphony even after concert halls reopen.

Plans are also being made for the San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra (SJSYO) program. With school music programs in jeopardy, SJSYO conductors Sayra Siverson and Molly Jensen are planning a robust year of musical instruction, designed with everyone’s safety in mind. Online tutorials and practice guides will assist students in their preparation of orchestral repertoire, with conductors and professional coaches establishing both remote and in-person relationships as the year progresses. More than anything, the students want to perform and, like their adult counterparts at the symphony, they look forward to being back onstage as soon as possible.

For complete information, please visit wwwsanjuansymphony.org.

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Choral Society’s annual Christmas concerts canceled http://www.pagosasun.com/choral-societys-annual-christmas-concerts-canceled/ Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=208569 By Richard Bolland
Pagosa Springs Choral Society

It is with deep regret the board of directors of the Pagosa Springs Choral Society wishes to inform the community that this year’s annual community Christmas concert series has been canceled. This is due to concerns respecting the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Also, Pagosa Springs High School’s facilities are not available for public use during the 2020-21 school year for choir rehearsals or performances.

The safety of our choir members and our audience is our primary concern and has prompted this cancellation. 

We look forward to the September 2021 beginning of rehearsals and next year’s performances. 

Despite the cancellation, we wish everyone in Archuleta County a blessed 2020 Christmas season.

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Changing of the guard at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church http://www.pagosasun.com/changing-of-the-guard-at-st-patricks-episcopal-church/ Sat, 08 Aug 2020 11:00:20 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=208386

Photo courtesy St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
The Rev. Lyn Burns will join St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church as its interim rector while a permanent rector is sought.

By Sarah Riehm
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

On July 31, Father Doug Neel and his wife, Sally, retired from St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church after 12 years of service. In August, the Rev.Lyn “call me Lyn” Burns assumes Father Doug’s duties and Sarah Riehm steps into the role of music director.

Burns eagerly looks forward to her post as interim rector for a year while a permanent rector is sought. 

“I’ve known the Neels and their work at St. Pat’s for a number of years. I know it is a healthy, vibrant church under their leadership. My job during this interim time is to help St. Patrick’s grow into its future. I love these ‘in between’ spaces, where I can help a church deal with what I consider to be their wilderness journey. Just like the Israelites in the Old Testament, we will be navigating through this time of uncertainty, of unknowing. God calls us to deep reflection and listening to chart the course ahead. A transition time is potentially one of the most productive times to learn about and grow into who we are and whose we are. We must stay grounded and deeply connected to the Source of Love especially in this time of turmoil. Each of us as Christians today must allow ourselves to be formed by God in new ways. Especially now with COVID-19, we are all being changed whether we want to or not. Our God is a dynamic, changing, beckoning and very active God,” she said.

Burns was born and raised in South Africa. She left her country of birth in 1979, first for two years to Canada and then to the United States. She graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2006 and then spent a year at the Mayo Clinic in the resident chaplaincy program. Since then, she has served in Episcopal churches across Colorado, including St. Ambrose in Boulder (March 2019 to now), St. Paul’s in Fort Collins, St. Charles in Fort Morgan and St. Benedict’s in La Veta. 

She feels especially called to ministries of social justice. At the height of apartheid, she left South Africa for political reasons and credits her time there for kindling her passion to promote justice for marginalized people. Currently, she serves on the Race Task Force for the Colorado Diocese.

Her approach to working in a new parish is highly collaborative. 

“I try to enter each new church very mindfully,” she said. Burns intends to spend considerable time in the coming weeks gathering input from church and community members. “The contribution that I hope to make at St. Pat’s includes deepening our spirituality as disciples of Christ, helping people discern and claim their spiritual gifts and listening to what God is calling us to become as the Body of Christ now, in this place, in this time. Church looks and feels quite different right now — for the time being, we are not able to sing, nor may we celebrate communion, which is such a central part of our Episcopal identity. One of my priorities will be to explore additional ways of connecting people by hosting live-streaming worship opportunities that include a virtual coffee hour, Bible study and book discussions.” 

Burns has two children — a daughter, Jess, in Boston, and a son, Stephen, in Telluride. She is also the proud new grandmother of 7-month-old Myles.

Burns’ first Sunday at St. Patrick’s will be on Aug. 23. Services are held at 8 and 10 a.m. For the next two Sundays, worship and congregational care will be led by the Rev. Tom Ashbrook, an active member at St. Patrick’s. 

The church is located at 225 South Pagosa Blvd. on the west end of town. If you wish to attend a service during this time of social distancing, please call the office to make a reservation (731-5801) or reserve through the church’s email registration system. Seating at each service is currently restricted to 40 people. Masks are required for entry and your temperature will be taken at the door. Please join the congregation of St. Patrick’s in welcoming Burns.

Photo courtesy St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
Sarah Riehm, left, is the new music director at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church following the retirement of Sally Neel.

New music director

Riehm (pronounced Reem) took over as music director on Aug. 2. She will be playing organ, piano and harp, coordinating the popular monthly unplugged services and directing the choir when singing can safely resume. She and her husband, Chuck, vacationed in Pagosa Springs for seven years and moved here permanently when Chuck Riehm retired from IBM in March 2019. 

“I’ve been a church musician all my life,” said Riehm. 

Her first paid organist position began when her grandmother retired from the bench when Riehm was 10, at the First Baptist Church of Clinton, Iowa. She has been an organist, contemporary worship music leader and choir director in churches in the Dallas area, as well as Michigan and Connecticut. 

She has a deep love for traditional church music and hymns. Riehm also enjoys an eclectic mix of church music traditions, from the lovely southern harp tunes of Appalachia to bluegrass gospel, to the grand choral traditions of beloved English composer/conductors. 

She looks forward to discovering everyone’s favorite hymns and service music at St. Pat’s, as well as working with church members to provide special music until the choir can resume. 

As Burns said, “One of the most important things we can do during this interim time is to use music to provide familiarity and comfort.”

Most recently, Riehm has served as a substitute organist at the Community United Methodist Church in Pagosa, where she also sang alto in the choir. Last fall, she was the pianist for the Curtains Up Pagosa production of “Willy Wonka.” She played her concert harp in last December’s Heralds of Christmas concert and her Celtic harp in the March edition of Unplugged. 

She is a working playwright; her most recent production of the play “Bibo and Bertie,” about the last year in the life of Albert Einstein, was presented via Zoom by San Antonio’s Public Theater in June 2020. Her plays have been seen across the country, including New York’s historic Soho Theatre and the Kennedy Center. She also writes a daily blog based on the life and teachings of St. Hildegard von Bingen: www.livinghildegard.com. 

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Virtual Sunday Night Unplugged offered http://www.pagosasun.com/virtual-sunday-night-unplugged-offered/ Sat, 01 Aug 2020 11:00:12 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=207931 By Sally Neel
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

One of the many downsides of being sequestered by COVID-19 has been the hiatus of Sunday Night Unplugged, a monthly service of music and meditation at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. Though the church is offering limited-attendance Sunday morning services of morning prayer (no communion), the meditation service has not yet resumed. 

However, Fr. Doug Neel, retiring rector of St. Patrick’s, determined that it was important to have a videoed documentation of the service before leaving his post. 

“Although there are no guarantees as to the direction the parish will go with new leadership, it is the hope that Sunday Night Unplugged will remain a part of the church’s ministry,” Neel said. “The service has reached many in our community that do not attend regular church services or who attend church elsewhere.”

Sunday Night Unplugged is designed as a nondenominational service. It includes beautiful music, scriptural and secular readings, and prayers. The entire service is punctuated by periods of silence. The altar area is adorned with candles and other visual designs that offer a focal point of peace and an aid in prayer. Candles are also available to be lit by those who attend to symbolize specific prayers. 

The video includes music provided by violinist Heidi Tanner and pianist Sally Neel, two friends and musical colleagues who have played together for many years. 

“It is only fitting that I conclude my music ministry at St. Patrick’s with my friend, Heidi, who has so willingly offered her talents to us, both in our church services on Sunday mornings and at Sunday Night Unplugged. She is a wonderful artist and a special friend,” said Sally Neel, retiring music minister of St. Patrick’s. 

Sally Neel and Tanner are part of NightSong Trio that includes the very talented flutist Jessica Peterson. Due to the pandemic, the trio has not been able to play together over the past months, but they hope to resume their weekly rehearsals and occasional concerts as soon as it is possible to do so. 

“We hope the community will enjoy the recording of Sunday Night Unplugged,” Doug Neel said. “I would recommend that when you listen to it, that you find a quiet place where you can enjoy it without interruptions. There are spaces for silence on the video that are indicated by a bell. If you want to create your own time span for silence, I suggest you pause the video and resume whenever you choose. Though doing the service online is experimental, I feel it is a successful attempt. I hope that during this time of pandemic that you will refer to it whenever you feel the need or desire.”

The video is posted on the St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Facebook page and on the website www.stpatrickspagosa.org. 

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Fourth of July events planned http://www.pagosasun.com/fourth-of-july-events-planned/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:57:04 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206600 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer

Despite the Fourth of July parade being canceled, Pagosa Springs is still looking to have a fun and exciting holiday for locals and visitors alike, with multiple events still planned for town, including a new one taking place on the San Juan River.

Pine Ridge parade

A parade for residents of Pine Ridge Nursing Home is set to take place today, July 2, at 2 p.m., according to a news release from Activities Director Tricia Mitchell.

Those who wished to participate in the parade were asked to contact Mitchell by June 29.

Back the Blues Cruise

On July 3, the Back the Blues Cruise will be held to show support for local law enforcement agencies.

The event is looking to have as many cars participate as possible, and cars are encouraged to be decorated and to honk their horns in support and for a positive experience.

Everyone will line up at 4:30 p.m. at two locations and the cruise will start at 5 p.m., according to event organizer Kim Hamilton.

The first route will begin on Aspen Village Drive, behind Walmart, and will feature a route that follows U.S. 160 onto Piedra Road and passes the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office, according to an email from Hamilton.

From there, the first route will go onto Cloud Cap Avenue, Park Avenue, Eaton Drive and eventually onto Village Drive past the Colorado State Patrol Office, Hamilton’s email describes.

The second route will begin at the Pagosa Springs High School parking lot and will go onto 8th Street and Apache Street, eventually leading into the Pagosa Springs Police Department parking lot, according to the email.

Both routes eventually lead to Yamaguchi park for a “clap rally” with positive posters.

Goodie bags will be handed out to the various stations the day before.

For more information, interested parties are encouraged to contact Hamilton at kimh55@hotmail.com.

Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market

As has been tradition, the Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market will make its return for the 40th time to Pagosa Springs July 3-5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with just a few changes.

According to Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Jo Coulehan, vendors will be spaced appropriately using vacant space at the athletic field across the street from Town Park, as well as Town Park and Mary Fisher Park.

“It’s always been intended to be a crafts fair,” Coulehan said in an interview on Tuesday. “We’ve kind of re-branded it this year into an artisan market to attract those people that really create handcrafted goods.”

With the carnival not taking place at the athletic field across from Town Park this year, Park to Park will see half of its vendors take up that space, as well as space at Mary Fisher Park for social distancing, she explained.

Attendees will have an opportunity to visit multiple parks and enjoy the handcrafted wares of over 60 vendors.

Although the market is outside, the Chamber is asking that people continue to practice safe guidelines, including distancing. If there is a crowd at one vendor’s booth, visit another one and circle back. Distance while standing in line. Be careful when handling the vendors’ merchandise and don’t handle unnecessarily. And please wear a face covering when around others as there will be more people out and about. 

“We encourage people, obviously, to wear masks, to not just maul the merchandise when they get to a vendor booth,” she said. “The vendors are asked to wear masks, as well.”

Flag ceremony
and flyover

American Legion Post 108 will be holding its flag ceremony on the Fourth of July at 10 a.m. at the American Legion 108 Post located at 287 Hermosa St.

This ceremony will include the running up of the flag with a bugle call and retiring it with taps.

A rifle salute on the foot bridge and a flyover by the San Juan Squadron is also planned for 10 a.m.

The flyover will proceed to Pine Ridge Nursing Home and then to the Veteran’s Memorial Park for visitors there, as well.

The American Legion asks those who come to observe to wear masks and participate in social distancing.

An Independence Day Music Breakout Concert

The New Thought Center for Inspirational Living will be holding an Independence Day Music Breakout Concert event at the Best Western Lodge on U.S. 160 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

Tickets for the event will be $10 and the event will feature four musical groups and a few vendors.

Children are admitted for free, and children’s activities will be provided.

For more information, call/text (970) 309-6067.

Freedom Float

For the Fourth of July, residents and visitors are encouraged to float down the San Juan River, when it’s warm enough, and show off some patriotic pride and colors for the first ever Freedom Float.

“The whole point of it was to show some patriotic colors throughout downtown during the day,” Tourism Director Jennie Green said.

Local outdoor adventure businesses have also encouraged patrons to get out and float on the afternoon of the Fourth of July, Green added.

“We’re still trying not to encourage large gatherings, so hopefully the tubes will keep them separated and people will just kind of do it throughout the day,” she said.

For those who are decorating their tubes or floats, keeping trash out of the San Juan River is a priority, Green noted.

“We want a clean river when this is over, so try to make sure the red, white and blue sticks to you as much as possible,” she said.

Fireworks

In an email to The SUN on June 22, Town Manager Andrea Phillips explained that the town is still planning on having a Fourth of July fireworks display around 9:30 p.m. depending on fire restrictions.

The fireworks will be set off in South Pagosa. Please maintain social distancing when viewing from various venues throughout the community.

The display is dependent on weather and fire conditions.

 

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Four Corners Folk Festival canceled http://www.pagosasun.com/four-corners-folk-festival-canceled/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:55:08 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206597 News release from KSUT:
Sadly, but not surprisingly, we announce the cancellation of the 25th Annual Four Corners Folk Festival over Labor Day weekend. While we initially were hopeful, this decision is clearly unavoidable due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Although we won’t be able to gather on Reservoir Hill to wrap up summer as we’re accustomed to, rest assured we’ve invited the same lineup of artists to join us next year. Until then, stay strong and folk on.
Ticket holders will be receiving an email within 24 hours with information about refund options. We look forward to the day we’re back to singing, dancing and pickin’ together as a community on Reservoir Hill.
We remain concerned about the financial well-being of the artists, who depend on touring, especially during the summer festival season.  We admire the creative ways they’ve been performing virtual shows, lessons, unusual collaborations and fundraisers for others. Check out their websites and social media to see what they’re up to and experience live music in different, inspiring ways.
Thanks for your patience and support – we’re in this together, and together we’ll prevail and emerge stronger from this challenging experience.

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Fourth of July events http://www.pagosasun.com/fourth-of-july-events/ Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:00:25 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206226 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer

Despite the Fourth of July parade being canceled, Pagosa Springs is still looking to have a fun and exciting holiday for locals and visitors alike with multiple events still planned for town, including a new one taking place on the San Juan River.

Freedom Float

For the Fourth of July, residents and visitors are encouraged to float down the San Juan River, when it’s warm enough, and show off some patriotic pride and colors for the first ever Freedom Float.

“The whole point of it was to show some patriotic colors throughout downtown during the day,” Tourism Director Jennie Green said in an interview on Monday.

Local outdoor adventure businesses have also encouraged patrons to get out and float on the afternoon of the Fourth of July, Green added.

“We’re still trying not to encourage large gatherings, so hopefully the tubes will keep them separated and people will just kind of do it throughout the day,” she said.

For those who are decorating their tubes or floats, keeping trash out of the San Juan River is a priority, Green noted.

“We want a clean river when this is over, so try to make sure the red, white and blue sticks to you as much as possible,” she said.

Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market

As has been tradition, the Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market will make its return to Pagosa Springs July 4-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with just a few changes.

According to Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Jo Coulehan, vendors will be spaced appropriately using vacant space at the athletic field across the street from Town Park.

“It’s always been intended to be a crafts fair,” Coulehan said in an interview on Tuesday. “We’ve kind of re-branded it this year into an artisan market to attract those people that really create handcrafted goods.”

With the carnival not taking place at the athletic field across from Town Park this year, Park to Park will see half of its vendors take up that space as well as space at Mary Fisher Park for social distancing, she explained.

“We encourage people, obviously, to wear masks. To not just maul the merchandise when they get to a vendor booth,” she said. “The vendors are asked to wear masks as well.”

An Independence Day Music Breakout Concert

The New Thought Center for Inspirational Living will be holding an event at the Best Western Lodge on U.S. 160 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets for the event will be $10 and the event will feature four musical groups and a few vendors.

Children are free, children’s activities will be provided.

For more information, call/text (970) 309-6067.

Fireworks

In an email to The SUN on June 22, Town Manager Andrea Phillips explained that the town is still planning on having a Fourth of July fireworks display around 9:30 p.m. depending on fire restrictions.

The fireworks will be set off in South Pagosa. Please maintain social distancing when viewing from various venues throughout the community.

Fourth of July Flag Ceremony

American Legion Post 108 will be holding its flag ceremony on the Fourth of July at 10 a.m. at the American Legion 108 Post located at 287 Hermosa St.

This ceremony will include the running up of the flag with a bugle call and retiring it with taps.

A rifle salute on the foot bridge and a flyover by the San Juan Squadron is also planned for 10 a.m.

The American Legion asks those who come to observe to wear masks and participate in social distancing.

Back the Blues Cruise

On July 3, the Back the Blues Cruise will be held to show support for local law enforcement agencies.

The event is looking to have as many cars participate as possible and cars are encouraged to be decorated and to honk their horns in support and for a positive experience.

Everyone will line up at 4:30 p.m. at two locations and the cruise will start at 5 p.m., according to event organizer Kim Hamilton.

The first route will begin on Aspen Village Drive, behind Walmart, and will feature a route that follows U.S. 160 onto Piedra Road and passes the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office, according to an email from Hamilton.

From there, the first route will go onto Cloud Cap Avenue, Park Avenue, Eaton Drive and eventually onto Village Drive past the Colorado State Patrol Office, Hamilton’s email describes.

The second route will begin at the Pagosa Springs High School parking lot and will go onto 8th Street and Apache Street, eventually leading into the Pagosa Springs Police Department parking lot, according to the email.

Both routes eventually lead to Yamaguchi park for a “clap rally” with positive posters.

Goodie bags will be handed out to the various stations the day before.

For more information, interested parties are encouraged to contact Hamilton at kimh55@hotmail.com

Pine Ridge Parade

A parade for residents of Pine Ridge Nursing Home is set to take place on July 2 at 2 p.m., according to a news release from Activities Director Tricia Mitchell.

Interested parties are encouraged to decorate their vehicles or make signs to lift the spirits of the residents.

For those who are wishing to participate in the parade, contact Mitchell at 731-4330 by June 29.

The Springs Resort

At 3 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Allora Leonard and the Lost Cause will be performing on The Springs Resort and Spa’s event lawn.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. The event will feature beer, food and games. Bringing a lawn chair is encouraged.

At 6 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Elder Grown will be performing on The Springs Resort and Spa’s event lawn.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. The event will feature beer, food and games. Bringing a lawn chair is encouraged.

Submit your event

If you would like to add your public event to this list, email the details of your event to editor@pagosasun.com by noon on Monday, June 29.

chris@pagosasun.com

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Virtual Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass set for Friday, June 5 http://www.pagosasun.com/virtual-pagosa-folk-n-bluegrass-set-for-friday-june-5/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:00:41 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=205082

Photo courtesy KSUT
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
KSUT

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.

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