Street Corner Symphony draws hundreds to Craig show Sunday
October 10, 2011
The Craig Concert Association's season-opening show Sunday night drew 550 to 600 people to Moffat County High School's auditorium.
Street Corner Symphony, a six-man a cappella band that placed second on the NBC musical competition "The Sing-Off," performed versions of songs by artists from the 1960s — The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival — to the 1980s — Tears for Fears, Dexys Midnight Runners — and beyond, such as Radiohead and Train.
"I loved that a good number of students bought tickets or first-time memberships for this show because they had seen them on TV," concert association spokeswoman Julie Dempster said. "The group was very generous with their time afterwards, signing programs and T-shirts and posing for pictures with fans.
"It was just the kind of high-profile, high-energy kickoff our season needed."
This year's concert series continues with the Russian folk and classical ensemble Trio Voronezh; the cabaret show of Three Style; Bottom Line Duo, a husband-wife bass-cello combo; and Buddy Holly look-alike act Richie Lee & The Fabulous 50s.
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Dempster said she believes each show will have something special to offer.
"In the same way people enjoy watching athletes for their talent, that's what keeps me going back to the concert association's shows each year," she said. "The things that these performers can do leave me in awe every time."
A year's concert association membership for all remaining shows is $35 for adults, $10 for students and $80 for a family.
Tickets can be purchased at Bank of Colorado, 250 W. Victory Way, and the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way.
For more information, call 824-5251 or visit http://www.craigconcerts.org.