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Dallas Holm concert brings community together

This coming Sunday evening at 6 p.m. in Harman Park, area churches come together to welcome musical legend Dallas Holm in concert. The concert will be free of charge. (An opportunity for a love offering will be given.)

Each attendee at Sunday night’s concert is asked to bring a donation of a canned good item for the local Methodist Food Bank. Concert promoters knew the evening would be inspirational and encouraging. But they also thought it would be a great opportunity for those attending to reach out and give to those in need in our community. The Methodist Food Bank is one of the organizations here in Pagosa that does an amazing job of reaching out to people with the services they provide. So the decision was made to partner with them to raise support and awareness for the great work they are already doing.

Area churches and businesses have worked together to promote and bring Dallas Holm to Pagosa Springs.

“It’s been nice to hear people talk about the concert as they stand in line for a latté,” said local barista Lydiah Class-Erickson of Higher Grounds Coffee Shop. The store has a poster of Dallas situated below their checkout counter. “They seem to be excited and appreciative that Dallas would be willing to come to a small town like Pagosa Springs.”

Dallas Holm is an artist whose appeal reaches a wide spread of church denominations. You’ll see Dallas performing music at any variety of churches and events around the United States and the world. Dallas’ message is unwavering and straight-forward and reaches out across denominational lines. He has a unique way of bringing together the message of hope and salvation that people of every church background can appreciate and resonate with.

“It’s neat to see the different events like these in our town that happen during the year where churches come together as a community and spend time together. To me it’s such a cool and fun thing! I also hope that folks visiting from out of town will know they’re welcome to take advantage of this special night,” said Anne Broyles of Grace Church in Pagosa.

Along with being a pioneer, Dallas Holm has been a forerunner and legend in Christian music. Though he never feels comfortable with such descriptions, Dallas agrees, “Through God’s grace, I’ve been part of the Christian music ministry for a long time.”

Dallas has earned his influence in today’s Christian music throughout more than 30 years of writing, singing and ministry in some 3,000 concerts in every state in the USA as well as many countries abroad. His 37 recordings have garnered gold records, multiple Dove awards, Grammy nominations, number one songs, and countless accolades. During his travels, Dallas also speaks and teaches what God has taught him in his journey.

Opening up for Dallas Holm is Minneapolis recording artist Michelle Whalen. Her music has been described as rhythm and blues, with a touch of world, folk and hop. Whalen sings & plays ageless hymns, spirituals and original songs with rich lyrics. The evening’s concert will include selections from her newly released CD “Fringes.” Her vocal style has been compared to be a mix of Amy Grant, Natalie Cole and Eva Cassidy.

Please plan to join us at 6 p.m. Sunday evening in the big white tent behind Wells Fargo Bank, just south of the intersectin of U.S. 160 and Piedra Road. Remember to bring a canned good item and come share in what is sure to be a memorable and inspirational evening of music and community.