Here’s a concert to benefit other concerts |

Here’s a concert to benefit other concerts

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Summer of Music has a community tradition in the Roaring Fork Valley during its 31 years and now needs some help.

Mary and Bob Noone wanted their kids to know all kinds of music. So they began to travel, to listen, to book bands and to create an event that became a central part of summer in Glenwood Springs.

After 25 years of building the brand as more and varied bands vied for a spot on the bill, the Noones handed over the baton to the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. That was six years ago, and the art center has continued that tradition based on the belief that music is essential.

The Center for the Arts has been able to underwrite the cost of the summer concerts with the support of individual and corporate sponsors, the city of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County and the music lovers who attend the concerts. This year, some of that funding was cut back, and the Art Center is meeting that challenge with a series of Summer of Music Benefit concerts.

Tonight’s The Night

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, 915 Grand Ave. For $10, attendees will hear Frank Martin along with bassist William Brown. Here’s what critics have to say: “Martin is one the valley’s favorite songwriters, singers and multi-instrumentalists. His vocals rise to gospel heights, and his electric and acoustic guitar and mandolin playing cross genres with fire and finesse.”

And here’s what Martin has to say about the Summer of Music Benefit:

“Time to rally for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts’ Summer Music Benefit Series.

“The Art Center received $5,000 less from Garfield County than previous years for the Summer of Music Series. Why? Because tax revenue from the oil and gas industry is way down.

“So here’s the deal: While the tax revenue is down, most of us are saving a lot of money at the gas pump every month. So please bring a little of that cash you’re saving and support the Glenwood Center for the Arts Summer of Music Benefit Series.”

Food and beverages will be served by the Vaudeville Revue and are separate from the ticket price.

Tickets can be purchased at, at the door or by calling 970-945-2414. Please consider bringing a donation to keep the heartbeat of Glenwood Summer of Music alive.

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