Second benefit set to help Summer of Music |

Second benefit set to help Summer of Music

Doors open at 6:30 tonight at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue for the second of three benefit concerts for 2016 Summer of Music series.

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

Last week, the Frank Martin Duo kick-started this fundraising series and got right to the point:

“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.”

Tonight, the Glenwood Springs High School Jazz Band will open with two combos and a big band. Each combo will perform its arrangements of jazz standards, hits from the ‘80s and contemporary funk, then kick down the door with the big band finale.

Next up, The Confluents, “who are the Roaring Fork Valley’s go-to source for the best funk, reggae and blues music around. The band is local to Carbondale and Glenwood and enjoys bringing the funk anywhere that it is needed from Aspen to Glenwood and beyond.” The band’s repertoire includes music of Bill Withers, James Brown, Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, and Ray Charles.

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