An enlivening spring concert series

Elation Center for the Arts kicks off an enlivening spring concerts series, featuring three leading acoustic folk-roots musicians.

On Monday, April 20, Adam Hurt, from North Carolina, performs early American mountain banjo music. This is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the virtuosity of this highly-acclaimed, young clawhammer banjoist.

Noted performer and music educator, Dan Levenson is an old-time musician and storyteller who sings and plays the five-string banjo, fiddle, and guitar in a delightful and highly entertaining program of music of Appalachia. He will perform Saturday, May 9.

Jerry Barlow, a Celtic guitarist with wit, style, showmanship, stories and warm charm is in concert Saturday, June 26.. Barlow concerts have been very well received in Pagosa in years past.

These concerts will take place at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse, beginning at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $12, available online at and at Higher Grounds Coffee Company. Tickets at the door are $15. Young people under the age of 18 will be admitted free of charge.

Please help us continue the tradition of sharing a dessert at the concert intermission.

Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse is located at 230 Port Ave. in the Vista subdivision of Pagosa Lakes. Take U.S. 160 to Vista Boulevard; turn north on Vista, then left on Port. The clubhouse is at the end of Port in the PLPOA complex.

Elation Center for the Arts, a local nonprofit, provides cultural arts programs for the community of Pagosa Springs. For more information, call 731-3117.

Photo courtesy Paul Roberts
Three leading acoustic folk-roots musicians highlight Elation Center for the Arts’ spring concert series — Adam Hurt (April 20), Dan Levenson (May 9) and Jerry Barlow (June 26).