“By the end of the concert, students were on their feet dancing, laughing and clapping with the traditional Mexican music,” is how the Colorado Springs Gazette described a Mariachi San Luis performance. The Alamosa Live Music Association (ALMA) presents Mariachi San Luis next in the “Sundays @ Six,” series of free admission live concerts this Sun., July 18, at 6pm, in Alamosa’s Cole Park.
Although mariachi music originated in Jalisco, Mexico, groups in the United States have appropriated the style as a proud expression of their heritage, and, although they appeal to audiences of any ethnicity, Mariachi San Luis is a fine example of this movement.
The Valley Farmers’ Market, organized by the Alamosa Uptown and River Association, at Centennial Park, between Main and 6th streets and between State and Hunt avenues in Alamosa presents live music with support from ALMA. Alt country singer-songwriter Emily Robinson is scheduled to play this Sat., July 17, 10am-12pm, evoking vocalists like Nancy Griffith, Emmylou Harris and Iris Dement while singing acoustic roots music.
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.
In case of inclement weather, the shows will take place in Leon Memorial Hall on Richardson Hall on the Adams State College campus. ALMA’s gracious members and business sponsors support the free summer “Sundays @ Six,” concerts and other ALMA events.