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Colorful summer soundscape at PSCA starts July 10

A magnificently colorful summer soundscape will emanate from Pagosa with memorable performances by extraordinary musicians at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts Summer Concert Series July 10 through Aug. 28.

From Woodstock icon Country Joe McDonald to Paris prima donna Cherise Lukow, the series offers a wide spectrum of splendid music. Beginning with a concert featuring Pagosa cultural treasure Larry Elginer, the series runs for eight weeks. Here’s the lineup:

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.

Aug. 7

“A World of Music.”

Multi-instrumentalists Carla Roberts and Paul Roberts perform exotic music from around the globe. Special guests include Matthew and Tiffany 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 for the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts Summer Concert Series are available until July 1. The $120 price includes all eight concerts at a 35-percent discount.

Tickets for individual concerts are $18 in advance and $22 at the door — except the concerts featuring Country Joe McDonald and Cherise Lukow. Tickets for the Country Joe McDonald performances –– July 23 and 24 –– are $28 in advance, $35 at the door. Tickets for the Cherise Lukow concert — Aug. 28 — are $26 in advance, $30 at the door.

Series tickets or tickets for individual concerts can be purchased online at or by calling 731-SHOW (7469). Series tickets are good for one ticket per show and are transferable to another person for that show. Series ticket holders will be on the will-call list until 6:55 p.m. before each show (after which we reserve the right to sell your seat for that concert).

The Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts Summer Concert Series is produced by PSCA in collaboration with Elation Center for the Arts, who wish to express special appreciation to the Pagosa Springs SUN.

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