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Sundays at Six presents Genetics — Aug 20

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to present Genetics at Sundays at Six, August 20, in Cole Park, Alamosa. This Denver-based progressive rock band is sure to put on a great show!

Genetics consists of four gentlemen from Michigan who decided to move to Colorado with a massive sound, and ready or not, they have hit the ground running. Their complex music with its heavy composition and heavy improvisation, combined with their wide scope of influences shimmering through their dynamic performance, makes for an amazing and unique live music experience.

They have made quite a footprint in the last year alone, not only playing the inaugural Arise music festival but also opening up for acts such as George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Toubab Krewe, Particle, Michael Kang (of SCI), David Murphy (formerly of STS9), Chuck Morris (of Nunchuck and Lotus), Dr.Fameus (Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits), Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, Dopapod, Twiddle, and many more..

Genetics puts their all into every performance, and people are starting to talk. And with a full length album in the works, and shows at bigger and bigger venues in BOTH Colorado and their home-state of Michigan, Genetics is preparing for a full-scale American brain-invasion. Go see them live; no matter what you’re into, you’ll leave satisfied.

Genetics is officially unveiling its second full-length album, Beast Mountain. Beast Mountain elaborates on the floaty-with-an-edge composition style, with plenty of unexpected twists and complex melodic layers. But this album also boasts a larger mission: bringing back the glory of the concept album. Evocative soundscapes take the listener on a thrilling journey through the woods, where something dangerous may be lurking amidst the soaring guitar harmonies, linear compositions, and danceable breakdowns. Almost a year in the making, the band recorded and mixed all 10 tracks themselves in their home studio.

Sundays at Six is a free outdoor concert series in Cole Park, Alamosa. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Check out this year’s lineup. In case of bad weather, go to ALMA’s website and Facebook page to find out about cancellations or change of venue.

 

Enjoying SLV Big Band on August 13!

Sundays at Six presents SLV Big Band — Aug 13

The Alamosa Live Music Association is pleased to present The SLV Big Band at Sundays at Six, August 13, for a free concert in Cole Park, Alamosa. The SLV Big Band is proudly “keeping Jazz alive in Southern Colorado.” Come out and dance with us!

Dedicated to bringing Big Band Jazz to the San Luis Valley and beyond, The SLV Big Band are a non-profit group of community members that donate their time and talent to making the Rockies swing with Jazz again. Members come from all walks of life, including current and retired directors, doctors, lawyers, and more. The San Luis Valley Big Band has been committed to introducing Big Band Jazz into the San Luis Valley and elsewhere, and for 13 years they have been touring Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico providing concerts to those interested in Jazz music. The SLV Big Band supports the San Luis Valley Music Educators Program and encourages those students to make music their career.

Sundays at Six is a free outdoor concert series in Cole Park, Alamosa. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Check out this year’s lineup. In case of bad weather, go to ALMA’s website and Facebook page to find out about cancellations or change of venue.

CRESTFEST — Aug 4 & 5!

CRESTFEST is NOW!

CRESTFEST will be held Friday and Saturday August 4th and 5th 2017 at the Challenger Golf Course. Advance ticket prices are $12 for Adults and Seniors for Friday and $27 for Adults and Seniors for Saturday. Teens will be $5 for Friday and $10 for Saturday. Under 12 are free. Camping is $21 for the weekend. Tickets are available on line at crestfest.org or call us at 719-256-4533.

CRESTFEST will have great music, food, libations, arts & crafts, a raffle and an old fashioned Mid-Way Carnival with games, rides, contests, and outdoor activities. The Salida Circus will be returning with their usual array of activities. They bring costumes for parades, tumbling and circus act lessons, a magician, a clown, and stilt walkers. We will still have our traditional men’s and women’s wood chopping and limbo and pie-eating contests. CRESTFEST will also act as a showcase of presenters who participate, or plan to in our Youth Enrichment Program school performances. Our Arts and Crafts vendors will have everything from clothes, hammocks, shoes and hats, to massage, crystals and jewelry. We also have great food with a nice variety of choices like pizza, Greek, Mexican, organic and Thai. There will be coffee, lemonade, baked goods and ice cream. We have extremely likable libations with a mix of micro-brews and Mojitos. New this year will be wine from Vino Salida. Our festival booth will be selling T-shirts, hats and mugs plus CDs from the performing artists.

We are very excited about our entertainment line-up this year. Each day will start off with our very best Locals. On Friday night The Alcapones take the stage bringing their high energy Ska/Reggae dance grooves. This six-piece group features drums, bass, guitar, and three talented horn players who switch around

between trumpet, trombone, saxophone and clarinet. Come get your dance on. Saturday features comedy gypsy swing from Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers. Zoltan is an accomplished guitarist who plays in the style of Django Reinhardt. You’ll need to be able to listen, laugh and dance all at the same time. Next we have 2MX2 who are a positive message, bilingual hip-hop group that we’ve produced six times so far in SLV schools. They are young, full of energy and even do some break dancing. They will be followed by one of the hottest Latin/salsa fusion bands in Denver, Onda. This is a 9-piece full blast band featuring three horns, all kinds of percussion, beautiful female vocals, bass, guitar and keyboards.

Our Saturday headliner will feature full-fledged funk by Groovement. From Arkansas, this 6-piece funk-rock band is well traveled and tight. Front man, Alex Carr, was a 2011 American Idol contestant. He can croon it or slay it with the best of them. Groovement has a reputation for putting on one of the tightest, hottest, high-octane shows around. Come check them out and get sweaty.

So, here we go, hang on tight and enjoy! For information and tickets go to crestfest.org or call 719-256-4533. See you there!