Redstone’s ‘Magical Moments’ concert series showcases music, art
REDSTONE, Colorado – The Magical Moments Summer Concert Series, presented by the Redstone Community Association and Bighorn Toyota, opens tonight with New Orleans swamp music by Russ Chapman.The concert takes place from 6-8 p.m. in Redstone Park. Teri Bilke of Tg Designs is the featured artist to open the series, showcasing her custom design jewelry.Chapman’s music is described as a modern rendition of an old-time tradition.”With a decidedly creative style, Russ Chapman stomps and sings highly original music drawn from the deep well of Americana,” according to his website (russchapman.com).Now residing in Paonia, Chapman’s renown goes well beyond. He is hailed in Nashville as a “songwriter’s songwriter,” and has recorded and performed with multiple Grammy winners, including members of Ricky Skagg’s Kentucky Thunder, Jim Lauderdale’s band, and Riders in the Sky. Concerts in the Redstone summer series are free, except for a special Friday, July 3, show featuring the Johnny O. Band and Louisiana bluesman Tab Benoit, for which tickets are $30. It takes place from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Crystal Club Cafe.Next up in the series will be the Three Naturals, featuring longtime locals (former and otherwise) Howard Berkman, Bobby Mason and Mike Gwinn, on June 27. The featured art that evening will be fused glass and jewelry by Pam Wadsworth.Upcoming in the Redstone concert series will be:July 11 – Ayla & The Roaring Fork Valley Bellydancers (with belly dance accessories by Fringe Benefits), 6-9 p.m. Redstone ParkJuly 18 – Kraig Kenning, slack key guitarist (with fiber and sculptural artist Linda Farrell), 6-8 p.m. Redstone ParkAug. 15 – Peter Karp Band, Nashville folk and blues, 6-9 p.m. Crystal Club Cafe.Aug. 22 – The Strolling Scone, ’60s music (again showcasing works by Linda Farrell), 6-9 p.m. Redstone ParkSept. 6 – Heart of the Rockies, country rock and bluegrass (Labor Day Weekend Art Show), 5:30-7:30 p.m. Redstone Park.email@example.com
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