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‘Peace, Love & Rock N Roll’ benefit Saturday

Eighteen local musicians will be combining their voices — and electric guitars — to celebrate “Peace, Love & Rock N Roll: A Musical Tribute to the ’60s” this Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Pagosa Springs Youth Center at 7 p.m.

The event is a benefit fund-raiser for a new local non-profit, Pagosa Area Legal Services, which helps low-income families meet legal expenses and court costs.

The organization’s director, Lynda Carter, is a Pagosa Springs attorney who works on a sliding scale — and occasionally on a pro bono basis — with local families, on various types of cases, criminal and civil.

The 18 musicians will be performing a wide variety of pop hit songs from the 1960s, including such favorites as “Proud Mary,” “Chain of Fools,” “Johnny B Goode,” “Born to be Wild,” “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,” “California Dreamin’” and numerous other popular songs from that decade.

Performers include Barr Bentley, Charlie Brannon, Dave Chambers, Michael Coto, Lance Foster, Zoe Fulco, Bill Hudson, Samantha Hunts, June Marquez, Greg Milioto, Karma Raley, Teena Roemer, Lisa Saunders, Harvey Schwartz, Mark Sudden, Emily Tholberg, Stephen Tholberg and Debbee Tucker.

Ticket for the dance concert are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $20 for a family — a family being “however many people you have in your family,” according to concert organizer Bill Hudson. The dance concert is being presented by Whistle Pig Concerts, a division of local non-profit arts organization Artstream Cultural Resources. The Pagosa Springs Youth Center will be providing desserts and refreshments for the event.

The Pagosa Springs Youth Center, PSYC, is located in the old “Powerhouse” center adjacent to Town Park on the Hermosa Street Alley. Parking is at Town Park and along Hermosa Street.

Tickets are available downtown at Black Swan Antiques and Pagosa Baking Company, and uptown at Higher Grounds Coffee Company.

For more information, call (970) 903-4280.