ALMA Announces Another Exciting Summer of Live Music

Help celebrate 10 years of presenting live music by the Alamosa Live Music Association (ALMA) with free concerts this summer, featuring old favorites and new artists alike. The series kicks off Sun., June 20, with music at the Rollin’ Deep car show in Alamosa’s Cole Park. Dickie Cordova is part of the first family of New Mexico music, and he plays at 12:30pm.  Indian Nickel plays Spanish, old rock and roll, pop, country and many more styles at 3pm.

The “Sundays @ Six,” concerts spotlight a variety of musical styles Sundays at 6pm and allow friends, neighbors, and even strangers to get out in the public sphere, enjoy live music, and spend time together as a community near the banks of the mighty Rio Grande in Alamosa’s Cole Park. Attendees will also be able to buy food from local vendors at all concerts.

Old Blind Dogs are a veteran Celtic band from Scotland that still play blistering sets, and they will be featured Sun., June 27 at 6pm. Since 1996, Tequila Mockingbird’s infectious repertoire of original, catchy rock-n-roll tunes steeped in American roots music has been delighting audiences across the Rocky Mountain Region, proving they have the drive, endurance, talent and stamina worthy of acclaim. They provide music to Independence Day celebrations Sun., July 4, at 6pm

Surprising traditionalists is nothing new to bluegrass Grammy-nominated Pete Wernick. The Hot Rize banjoist and 15-year president of the International Bluegrass Music Association is “among the most creative and just plain fun musicians in (blue, new, jazz) grass,” according to Bluegrass Unlimited magazine and he brings his band Flexigrass, playing a supercharged blend of bluegrass with classic jazz and originals to Cole Park Sun., July 11 at 6pm.

Local favorites Mariachi San Luis promote mariachi music for all ages on Sun., July 18 at 6pm in Cole Park. The SLV Big Band continues their mission of bringing jazz, swing and big band music to the San Luis Valley the next Sun., July 25 at 6pm in Cole Park. Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams return to the SLV with their classic style of honky tonk country and western swing that conjures up images of Hank Williams Sr., Buddy Holly and Bob Wills on Aug. 2 at 6pm in Cole Park.

ALMA’s gracious members and business sponsors support the free summer “Sundays @ Six,” concerts and other ALMA events.

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