If you are looking for some high quality entertainment Saturday night, look no further than the Pagosa Springs Town Park.
One of the most popular bands in the Four Corner’s region, The High Rollers, will perform July 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. for the benefit of the Pagosa Wrestling Club.
This outdoor concert and dance is open to all. Admission is free and is paid for through concession purchases and donations.
Save yourself the trouble of making dinner and buy a brisket or pulled pork sandwich plate, which will be on sale starting at 6:30 for $5 a plate. Soft drinks and other concessions will also be on sale and there will be baked goods auctioned as well.
The High Rollers are a high-caliber, four-piece band that comes complete with a professional sound man and sound system that is made for outdoor concert venues. The band specializes in contemporary country music and classic rock and roll cover tunes ,with a few of their own original songs added in. Their high energy shows are marked by excellent three- and four-part vocal harmonies, backed by guitar, fiddle and a variety of other musical instruments.
The band plays to big audiences wherever they are booked, and are noted for a wide repertoire of popular and professionally arranged and rehearsed numbers from Tim McGraw to Stevie Ray Vaughn, from Johnny Cash to, believe it or not, the Beegees.
“Our goal is to play what people want to hear, the way they are used to hearing it played, and we attempt to pick songs that appeal to people regardless of musical preferences and styles. For example, you may not like a lot of standard country music, but there are country songs that crossover and appeal to just about everyone, whether it’s in the words or the sound, and that’s what we try to find. And, we try to pay our respects to other styles of music as well, which is why we like to play Spanish music, country and southern rock, a little R&B, as well as western and western swing. Good music that pleases everyone.”
While song selection, musical arrangement, tight vocal harmonies, professional sound equipment are striking, the real key to their popularity is a sincere desire to connect with the audience and make them feel good. It is because of this that their number of followers grows, and has even reached overseas as they recently returned from performing in France. More information on The High Rollers and their schedule can be found on their website www.highrollersband.com.
For years now, The High Rollers have come to Pagosa to play this benefit (band leader Andy Janowsky is the brother of local wrestling coach Dan Janowsky), which generates funds for the Pagosa Wrestling Club to use for equipment and travel. The goal of the club is to promote the positive values of the sport of wrestling to all and provide extra opportunities for local athletes to compete on an equal footing with other programs throughout the nation. State champions, All-American and national champions is another club goal, and the number of Pagosa wrestlers in collegiate programs recently is due in part to the expanded opportunities made possible by this event. The event is funded through concession purchases, an auction of baked goods at intermission, and donations.
The entertainment value for families, couples, or individuals is unbeatable. With the High Rollers, you get the quality of a national touring band from a group of on-stage veterans, all with roots and homes in southwest Colorado.
Come hungry, bring a lawn chair and some friends, and be prepared for some great entertainment at an unbeatable price. It is a guaranteed fun evening for the whole community. Join us at Town Park on July 16 at 7 p.m.