Center for the Arts hosts free concert series

By Laura Moore
Special to The PREVIEW

A free concert series takes place under the lights on the dance floor at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, and while folding chairs will be provided, if you want a guaranteed seat, you may have to bring your own. No outside food or drink is allowed; a cash bar and full meal concessions will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start time.

July 8 — Tim Sullivan Band is a local favorite. Sullivan leads the hottest country dance band in southwest Colorado with “more charisma and energy than any one performer should be allowed to possess.”

July 22 — Ron Ivory and One on One are back by popular demand, playing soul, rhythm and blues, old school classics, funk and Motown — it is a lively show that will keep you on your feet dancing all night.

Aug. 5 — See Creede Repertory Theatre Orchestra resident band blow the roof off. Led by music director Joe Montelione, the CRT orchestra is a five-piece jazz ensemble of some of the finest young musicians from across the country. This concert will feature a wide variety of old standards from the golden age of jazz, as well as newly arranged songs from musicals with a jazz twist. Catch these young instrumentalists before they’re famous and you have to wait in line at Carnegie Hall.

Aug. 19 — Voyage à Paris — Opera soprano Margaret Ozaki and pianist Mallory Bernstein on Love and Life in the City of Lights, featuring the works of Puccini, Poulenc, Porter and others.

This story was posted on July 3, 2014.