The Paw Print
ALMA is kicking off their 2014 membership drive with the annual “ALMA and Friends” benefit concert set for 7 p.m., Saturday, February 8, at the Bistro Rialto in Alamosa.
You can sign up to become a member at the show and get in for free, or pay the general admission price of $10. Performers this year include: local favorite Don Richmond, former valley resident, Katey Sleeveless and her band Eros and the Eschaton, members of the blues group Reverend and The Blues Pushers, rapper G-Stylez and his crew 8000 Feet, and the funk band Mile High Fly.
In 2013, ALMA sponsored more than 13 concerts, including the summer series Sundays at Six in Cole Park. A few of the season highlights included bringing Grammy award winners Ozomalti to perform during the 100th anniversary of Alamosa County on July 4th, and packing Milagros Coffeehouse in February with the Taos based bluegrass group Muddy Mountain Orchestra. ALMA relies on members and community sponsors to help fund these performances. “Without the support of individuals and businesses in the community it would not be possible to provide the community with great free music,” says ALMA manager Heather Driedger. “ALMA believes that live music performance enriches community life in the valley and gives people opportunities for cultural expression. We are grateful for the people in the community that continue to support this mission and help bring fantastic performers to our community.”
The Alamosa Live Music Association “Builds Community through Quality Live Music.” For more information about ALMA, like us on Facebook or see the website at www.almaonline.com.