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A soulful (& funky) Palisade band to raise funds for botanical gardens

Got soul? Then Miss Emily and Project Groove may be the band for you. Her music will be performed Saturday, July 28, at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens outdoor amphitheater from 7:30-10 p.m. As part of its "Garden Groove" series, this event will raise funds for garden programs and improvements."The voice of Miss Emily and Project Groove is one part classic soul and one part modern funk/pop," PR coordinator Sheri LaPlante said. "Sprinkle some jazz sugar on top, and you have a dynamic and powerful lady with a vintage soul that will curl your toes."LaPlante also noted that Miss Emily is a Palisade local, who began performing at a very young age with her parents. "Miss Emily's inspirations for strength in her music comes from her love of Etta James," LaPlante added. Event organizers encourage families to attend, and kids 12 and under are free. The concert will cost $10 per person, or $8 for Western Colorado Botanical Garden members."Beer is provided by Kannah Creek Brewing Company, and wine is provided by Grande River Vineyards, and water is also available," LaPlante said. "Prices vary depending on what you order, but it's all very reasonable."The next concert in the Garden Groove concert series will be hosted Friday, Aug. 31. Regional favorites, Jack + Jill, will perform with an opening act - Dreamboat. "The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, like all nonprofits, depend on a variety of fundraising efforts to survive," LaPlante said. "Whether it's special events, or venue rental, grants, or whatever, the Gardens needs these sources of revenue to pay for improvements to the gardens, as well as pay for staff."

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