Summer of Music Benefit – the finale |

Summer of Music Benefit – the finale

Doors open at 6:30 tonight at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue at 915 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs for the last 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 those 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.

“With the help of the Frank Martin Duo, GSHS Jazz Band and The Confluents, we’re closing the funding gap and we’re bringing it on home tonight with our final Summer of Music Benefit concert,” art center Executive Director Christina Brusig said. “This is also a great spring break opportunity for moms, dads, kids, friends and neighbors to have a wonderful family night and help us hit our fundraising goal, keeping the Summer of Music alive.

“To help us cap off a wonderful run of fabulous local musicians is Valle Musico featuring guitarists Pat Winger and John Ramo, percussionist Brett Gould and bassist Bruce Imig.

“Here’s how they came to be: ‘Valle Musico was inspired by John Ramo’s meeting the musical icon Paul Simon in his apartment in New York City when “Graceland” was first released in 1987. His conversation with Simon inspired John especially when Paul Simon stated that music, for him, was essentially about ‘guitars and percussion.’ This theme forms the basis of Valle Musico’s musical collaboration ­— an exploration of guitars and percussion, the improvisational and notated aspects of classical, jazz, world beat musical genres and how they blend, combine and fuse.’”

The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. 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.

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