Lois Stoffle: Support Craig concerts
August 13, 2014
To the editor:
For the past two weekends I have been able to enjoy some of Craig's finest community happenings. I assisted the Craig Concert Association committee with their booth at both the balloon festival and the Moffat County Fair. What a treat to be able to visit with so many folks, old friends and new ones. We were trying to get some exposure for our upcoming concerts. It amazed me to hear so many people say that they had never attended one because they didn't care for "classical music"!
Where did they hear that all of the music was "classical?" The concert committee does its best to bring professional, diverse entertainment to the Yampa Valley. Some of our past concerts featured groups that have entertained on various TV shows, and one group in particular "Home Free" won a recording contract on one of the popular musical contest shows.
The committee gets to preview, via viewing DVDs, many, many entertainers and acts; and then they choose and vote on which ones to "buy" for the coming year's concerts. The featured artists that the committee chooses come to Craig to present concerts that are professional, entertaining and suitable for the entire family.
The purpose of selling memberships and the various levels of sponsorship is to help pay for the wonderful entertainment that comes to Craig, Colorado! Presenting the concerts is not an inexpensive endeavor, and the committee has to work within its budget to choose and schedule the performers.
Right now we have a great line up for the 2014-2015 season! Our first concert will be on Oct. 6 and features "The Fabulous Limelighters." Then on Feb. 7, Todd Oliver and Friends will be in Craig — they recently were finalists on the "America's Got Talent" TV show; on March 7 "Rebecca & Kuba" performing country, jazz and show tunes; and on May 8, "Link Union," an eight member family band from Missouri, will play and sing for us. What a line up of great family entertainment! And you don't have to drive to Denver and pay those high city prices for concerts (and hotels and restaurant meals).
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Yes, a Craig Concert Association membership is the best bargain in the state!
Contact Arloa Gerber at 970-824-3396 or Lois Stoffle at 970-620-4969 for membership information.