Fri May 24th, 2019
Tags: 4CORE, Durango Creative District, La Plata County Historical Society, Manna, San Juan Mountains Association, Southwest Community Foundation, Summer Concert Series, The Liberty School, Wolfwood Refuge
Ten local nonprofits have been selected to benefit from the 2019 Community Concerts in the Secret Garden at the Rochester Hotel. The selected organizations are Durango Creative District, Durango Fall Blaze, Housing Solutions for the Southwest, La Plata County Historical Society, La Plata County Humane Society, Manna, San Juan Mountains Association, The Liberty School, Wolfwood Refuge and 4Core.
Now in its fifth year, the Community Concerts benefit the nonprofit community and promote Durango’s local music scene by featuring a different nonprofit and music talent each Wednesday evening, June 26 through August 28, 5 – 7 p.m. in the Secret Garden. The Rochester will provide a bar and food for sale at each event.
The cover charge is a $10 cash donation to support the ten nonprofits selected for the concert series. At the end of the series, all proceeds will be pooled and donated equally to the ten featured organizations. Last year each participating nonprofit earned $1,750.
“We are excited to launch another year of Community Concerts with such an impactful group of nonprofits,” says Briggen Wrinkle, Executive Director of the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado. “The Secret Garden has become a popular spot for a mid-week happy hour, allowing friends to enjoy our beautiful summer evenings, while supporting local organizations that are helping to make La Plata County a vibrant place to live.”
Ten-punch passes for the 2019 Community Concerts in the Secret Garden will be available for $90 at Maria’s Bookshop. Once purchased, passes may be used 10 times by one individual, once by 10 individuals or anything in between. Cash donations are also accepted at the door.
The Rochester Hotel has partnered with the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado to provide the concert venue. The event is also sponsored by Four Corners Community Bank and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. More than 25 nonprofits applied for the grant, and a selection committee of event and corporate sponsors narrowed the final list to ten organizations.
As a community facilitator, the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado works to increase sustainability and success for nonprofits while maximizing effective grantmaking for philanthropists to make Southwest Colorado a better place to live. The Community Foundation serves Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan Counties.
2019 Concert Schedule: Featured Nonprofit and Band
La Plata County Humane Society
Durango Creative District
Six Dollar String Band
Housing Solutions for the Southwest
La Plata County Historical Society
Kirk James Blues Band
Wells & Van Tyn
Robin Davis Duo
Durango Fall Blaze
La La Bones
San Juan Mountains Association
Space Between Shadows
The Liberty School
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