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CCAH toasts Mountain Fair volunteers; dance to Mount Sopris Jam Band

Staff Report

The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) will kick off its fall/winter programming with an community dance celebrating the volunteers of the Carbondale Mountain Fair at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Carbondale Community School, featuring the music of the Mount Sopris Jam Band.

Anyone who wears their 2002 Friend of the Fair T-shirt will get in for half-price. Video footage of the 2002 fair, as well as of many previous Mountain Fairs, by local videographer Terry Glasenapp will be shown. New Belgium Brewery will provide free refreshments as a thank you to the 2002 Mountain Fair.

The Mount Sopris Jam Band, considered by many to be the highlight band of Mountain Fair 2002, consists of all local musicians. Led by Chris Bank, veteran saxophonist and bassist as well as “one sweet vocalist,” the band features original and classic rock covers. Bank is joined by “Smokin’ Joe” Kelly on guitar and vocals, with a steady backbeat laid down by Chris Goplerud, and Frank Martin, “the Natural,” on lead guitar and vocals. Vanessa Warren will add her sultry vocals and infectious good vibes to bring it on home for the Carbondale audience. Look for various other local singers and songwriters to take part in the festivities.

Everyone is encouraged to bring friends and families. Mountain Fair Board and staff will be present to sign autographed posters and to begin signing up volunteers for the 2003 Mountain Fair. Children or students under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or an adult.

Special discounts are available for CCAH members. Non-members are encouraged to join and take advantage of the special offer of free admission.

Tickets are $12 for adult and $8 for student CCAH members; $16 for adult and $12 for student non-members.

Non-members who choose to enroll as CCAH members at the dance will receive free admission. CCAH membership fees are $35 for individuals, $50 for couples, $75 for families and $150 for businesses.

CCAH’s next event is Jesse Colin Young in concert on Dec. 15 at Basalt Middle School. Tickets range from $35 to $12. Reservations being taken now for specific seating, call CCAH at 963-1680.

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