Editorial: Entertainment opportunity

Editorial Board

Al Cashion

Community representative

Patt McCaffrey

Community representative

Amy Fontenot

Newspaper representative

Bryce Jacobson

Newspaper representative

Jerry Martin

Newspaper representative

Our View

Even though Craig is a rural community, various groups work hard each year to provide residents with entertainment opportunities. The Craig Concert Association is one one of those organizations.

One of the knocks people who don’t live in rural communities have against places like Craig is the lack of available entertainment.

While it’s true that Craig doesn’t offer the same opportunities and events as a big city — and there are definitely slow times during the year around here — saying, “There’s nothing to do in Craig” overlooks the efforts of many community organizations whose members spend many hours volunteering to provide the residents of Moffat County with quality entertainment opportunities for the whole family.

One of those organizations is the Craig Concert Association.

Each year, the association’s members put together a lineup featuring diverse and unique performers who usually bring a style or cultural influence residents probably wouldn’t otherwise be able to find in Moffat County.

This year is no different.

In addition to offering a bonus concert Sept. 19 featuring the a cappella group Wonder Voice, the season officially kicks off Oct. 15 with Caravan of Thieves, a high-energy gypsy-jazz ensemble. The season continues Feb. 9, 2013, with The Hunts — a family of nine who perform a variety of genres ranging from Celtic to country to rock.

The song-and-dance duo Two On Tap comes to town April 11, 2013, with a show featuring show tunes and tap dancing, and the season wraps up May 18, 2013, with the John Denver tribute Take Me Home.

The association offers season membership packages for adults, families, students and seniors, which provides access to all the shows as well as some in nearby communities, but anyone who isn’t a members can purchase tickets at the door.

The editorial board wants to thank the Craig Concert Association for the effort its members make each year to bring quality, family friendly entertainment to Moffat County year in and year out. The board also encourages area residents to take advantage of at least one of the concerts this season.

Craig may not be Denver but it has a lot to offer, and groups like the Craig Concert Association are the reason why.

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