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Summer of Live Music in the SLV Still Going Strong

There’s plenty of great live music coming up in the San Luis Valley. The Alamosa Live Music Association (ALMA) is doing its best to help.

Blanca Fest is an all-day communal get together for hikers, families, and nature enthusiasts organized by the Colorado Mountain Club, Sat. Aug. 21 in Alamosa’s Cole Park. After a day of hiking, attendees can kick back and relax with an evening of entertainment including food and beverages provided by the San Luis Valley Brewing Co., live acoustic musical performances by singer/songwriters Emily Robinson and Alison Kitchen and master fiddler Matt Schildt presented by ALMA, and more between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (more…)

Honky-Tonkin’ Classic Country and Western Swing This Sunday At Six.

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Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams

Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams’ classic style of honky-tonk country and western swing has a language and culture all to itself, but only takes one quick lesson to learn how to love for a lifetime. SLV audiences will again have the chance to take that lesson as the group plays a free concert, this Sun., Aug. 1 at 6pm in Alamosa’s Cole Park, as the finale of the Alamosa Live Music Association’s Sundays@Six 2010 season.

The echoey twang of the steel guitar, snap of the snare drum, thump of the stand-up bass and rippin’ electric guitar solos mix with Wofford’s distinctive vocals to create a solid sound that is familiar yet purely original. Wofford’s growly, wavering tenor rings out across dive bars, theaters, municipal concerts and festivals, conjuring up images of Hank Williams Sr., Buddy Holly and Bob Wills. (more…)

Swingin’ Big Band Jazz And More This Sunday July 24, at 6pm.

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San Luis Valley Big Band

Continuing their mission of spreading the message of swinging jazz and other music genres, the San Luis Valley Big Band performs this Sun., July 25 at 6pm in Alamosa’s Cole Park, as part of the Alamosa Live Music Association’s (ALMA) “Sundays@Six,” series.

A dedicated group of people from all walks of life, the San Luis Valley Big Band is a non-profit community band. Retired music teachers, active music teachers, technology professionals, students and others come together in this rural area of south central Colorado to share their love of music. Their concerts have become a much-anticipated annual tradition as part of “Sundays@Six.” (more…)

Mariachi San Luis To Get Audience Clapping This Sunday At Six

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Mariachi San Luis - from summer 2009

“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. (more…)