Community Concerts Series Grant Application Now Open


The application for the Community Concerts Series in the Secret Garden has opened for its third year. The deadline to apply is March 22, 2017.

Community Concerts benefits the La Plata County nonprofit community and promotes Southwest Colorado’s music scene by featuring a different nonprofit and music talent on Wednesday evenings June 28 through August 30.

The cover charge is a $10 donation to support the 10 nonprofits selected for the 2017 concert series. At the end of the series, all proceeds will be pooled and distributed equally to the ten featured organizations. In 2016, $1,500 each was awarded to the ten featured nonprofits.

The application can be accessed under the “Grant Seekers” tab on the Community Foundation’s website ( The final organizations to benefit from the series will be announced the week of April 10.

The bands scheduled to play are:

  • June 28 – Jeff Solon
  • July 5 – Better Knot
  • July 12 – The Badly Bent
  • July 19 – Dustin Burley
  • July 26 – The Assortment
  • August 2 – Lawn Chair Kings
  • August 9 – Hello Dollface
  • August 16 – Black Velvet
  • August 23 – The Pete Giuliani Band
  • August 30 – Six Dollar String Band

In order to assist with the grant review and planning process, the Rochester Hotel has partnered with the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. As a community facilitator, the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado works to increase sustainability and success for nonprofits and maximize effective grant-making for philanthropists to make Southwest Colorado a better place to live. The Community Foundation serves Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan Counties.

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