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Country Joe McDonald featured in Summer Concert Series at PSCA

Country Joe McDonald brings a summer of love to Pagosa with an historic performance at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts Summer Concert Series.

An icon of the 1960s, McDonald’s performances at the Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock with his popular band Country Joe and the Fish helped usher in a new era in popular music.

The Summer Concert Series features exceptional musicians from around the U.S. and from as far away as Paris.

The series runs for eight weeks, July 10 through Aug. 28.

Series tickets offer a substantial (35-percent) discount. Tickets are available for individual shows (see prices below) and can be purchased online at or by calling 731-SHOW (7469).

July 10

“Classical Music, Jazz and Comedy.”

Larry Elginer, trumpeter and vocalist extraordinaire, is accompanied by a wondrous assemblage of noble players.

July 17

“A Fiesta of Mexican and Caribbean Melodies,” by the Chicago Marimba Ensemble.

July 23-24

“Country Joe McDonald.”

Legendary rock star and leader of Country Joe and the Fish sings great songs of the ’60s.

July 31

“Intoxicating Melodies from Brazil, Spain, Latin America and Africa.”

Singer/songwriter Andrew Dahl-Bredine offers up a mesmerizing potpourri of songs.


“A World of Music.”

Multi-instrumentalists Carla Roberts and Paul Roberts perform exotic music from around the globe. Special guests include Matthew and Tifffany Brunson and colorful dancers.

Aug. 14

“Cool to ¡Caliente!”

Jessica Peterson performs flute music of the Americas, accompanied by pianists Harvey Schwartz and Sally Neel.

Aug. 21

“Jeff Scroggins and Colorado.”

High-energy, high-mountain bluegrass with award winning musicians.

Aug. 28

“Cherise Lukow.”

A highly gifted opera starlet conveys emotions with rare artistic beauty.

Series tickets are only available until July 1. The $120 price includes all eight concerts, a 35 percent discount.

Individual concerts are $18 in advance and $22 at the door — except for the concerts featuring Country Joe McDonald and Cherise Lukow. Country Joe McDonald, July 23-24, is $28 in advance, $35 at the door. Cherise Lukow, Aug. 28, is $26 in advance, $30 at the door.

Series tickets are good for one ticket per show and are transferable to another person (but not another show). Series ticket holders will be on the will-call list and we reserve the right to sell your seat if you have not checked in by 6:55 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show.

The series is produced in collaboration with Elation Center for the Arts. Special thanks to The Pagosa Springs SUN for its sponsorship and to sound engineer Jeffrey Heinzleman.

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