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January, 2011:

NEW AND UPGRADED ALMA MEMBERS TO HAVE CONTRIBUTIONS MATCHED

Dear Friend of the Alamosa Live Music Association:

We have some good news and some bad news! The good news first.  We have an offer from the Daniel and Janet Mordecai Foundation to match $4000 in new memberships, or members who increase their membership level for 2011.

Now the bad news. This year we’re ineligible for Colorado Creative Industries (previously the Colorado Council on the Arts) funding, which is requiring us to take a year off.   So, Sundays at Six is in jeopardy for next summer unless we are able to raise some serious money.

Sundays at Six has been a mainstay of Alamosa summers. But for a moment please close your eyes and imagine weekends without Sundays at Six:ALMA stringed instruments on stage

  • No music wafting through the town of Alamosa on Sunday evenings
  • No sunsets peeking through the swaying figures of entertainers grooving onstage.
  • No dancing barefoot on the grass to the beat of some incredible drummer.
  • No children swinging on the swings as their parents enjoy an evening’s repose.
  • No potluck picnics with friends from near and far.

Now open your eyes.  Think about how great our community is and how much we offer and achieve with few resources. Hopefully, you believe with the board of ALMA that Sundays at Six is important to our community.  Close your eyes and visualize this:

  • Another glorious summer in Cole Park with great music.
  • Sauntering into the park knowing that 8 years of live music will continue due to your generosity.
  • Sitting in your folding chair and tapping your toe to San Luis Valley Big Band, the newest retro Swing Band, or Mariachi San Luis.
  • Breathing a sigh of relief when the threatening clouds move from the Sangres to the West, saving us from Showers at Six!
  • Clapping your hands in delight with the knowledge that you helped bring Sundays at Six to your community.

We hope you will consider this investment in the Alamosa Live Music Association.  Please look at our membership brochure, choose one of the levels of membership, and send your contribution to P.O. Box 1836, Alamosa, CO, 81101.  Many of those levels include coupons for the concerts we are presenting throughout this season:  concerts with the likes of blues singer Eric Bibb, who has been nominated for a Grammy in the past, and the Infamous Stringdusters, who are up for the best country instrumental Grammy this year.

Thank you for considering making your investment in ALMA today!

P.S. Remember every little bit helps & all members will be invited to a members-only event! (more…)

This just in! A limited number of $7 tickets for students and full-time volunteers will be available at the door tonight!

Tickets Now On Sale For Eric Bibb/Bernard Woma. Blues Harp Master Grant Dermody To Accompany Bibb.

Eric Bibb / Bernard Woma and Saakumu poster

Eric Bibb / Bernard Woma and Saakumu poster

Tickets are now on sale for a special opportunity to experience two world-class musical acts. Prestigious jazz magazine Downbeat named Eric Bibb’s latest album Blues Album of the Year for 2010, and Bibb performs Wed., Jan. 19, 7:30pm, at the Adams State College Theatre near the corner of Edgemont Ave. and Main St. in Alamosa. Tickets are now available at the Narrow Gauge Newsstand (on the corner of State Ave. and Main St. in Alamosa) and the Adams State College Music Dept., $15 for ALMA members, $17 for the general public.

West African drumming and dance ensemble Bernard Woma and Saakumu plays earlier on Jan. 19 at 6pm in Leon Memorial Hall at Richardson Ave. and 2nd St., sponsored by the ASC Music Dept., ASC Student Life and Recreation, the Grizzly Activity Board, and the Office of Student Engagement and Success, in collaboration with ALMA. Admission for this show is $5, but free with paid admission to the Eric Bibb show. Audience members will be able to walk a few yards between Leon and the ASC theatre to enjoy both amazing shows.

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