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Third Annual BlancaFest brings Haunted Windchimes, Telluride Mountain Film Festival, outdoor activities to Alamosa

The Haunted Windchimes

With timeless songs that sound like they could have been written yesterday or 75 years ago, the Haunted Windchimes perform new music that sounds like traditional folk and blues. Inaiah Lujan and the Windchimes have SLV family and connections, too, so now the Alamosa Live Music Association (ALMA) is teaming up with the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) and other local organizations to bring them home during the third annual BlancaFest in Alamosa, Colo. September 17 and 18 in Cole Park.

Regional favorite Don Richmond is now confirmed to open for the Windchimes on Sept. 17.

BlancaFest is a free weekend-long festival where hikers, families, and nature enthusiasts can kick back and relax with an evening of entertainment including live music, food and brews from San Luis Valley Brewing Company, free entry to Telluride Mountain Film Festival, and free guided tours to the best trails, peaks and cultural sites the San Luis Valley, the Sangre de Cristos and the San Juans have to offer. The Haunted Windchimes are slated to play between 5:30pm and 7pm on Sat., Sept. 17.

It’s their vocal harmonies that really set the Windchimes apart, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette. When the voices of Inaiah Lujan (guitar), Chela Lujan (banjo), and Desirae Garcia (ukulele) blend, it is nothing short of beautiful. Their sound is embroidered by the instrumental mastery of Mike Clark (harmonica, guitar and mandolin) and the standup bass foundation of Sean Fanning.

As well as providing a weekend of fun and exploration for Coloradans, CMC hopes that the BlancaFest will encourage the conservation of Colorado’s breathtaking mountain landscape. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of trails and the natural environment of Blanca Peak.

To sign up or get more details about Blanca Fest, visit www.cmc.org/blancafest.

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