KSUT Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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Michael Franti, simply known as ‘Franti’ performing with Spearhead, made a stop in Three Springs during his Soulrocker tour, to celebrate KSUT Radio turning 40! Over 1,000 tickets were sold and despite the forecast of rain, concertgoers packed the Three Springs Plaza, Saturday, Aug. 6 in Durango.
Eddie and Betty Box take a break from the heat in the shade with Michael Franti and his wife Sara Agah.
Southern Ute elder, Eddie Box Jr. gives a blessing to Michael Franti and his wife Sara Agah prior to the concert.
(left-right): Teresa Chee, Bryon Bagdol, Edward Box Jr., Bettie Box, Robbie Nelson, and Remelle Stewart enjoy their time at the 40th Anniversary of KSUT, featuring Michael Franti and Spearhead as the headlining act.
Zella Day performed as an opening act for the KSUT 40th Anniversary concert in Three Springs.
The Afrobeatniks got the crowd going as they opened the KSUT 40th Anniversary concert in Three Springs.
Liesl Dees, who has been of member of KSUT since 1999, enjoys fun in the sun with her hula-hoop.
Hundreds of concertgoers enjoy their evening with Michael Franti and Spearhead.
Michael Franti and Spearhead perform in front of hundreds during the 40th KSUT Anniversary.
Concertgoers enjoy their time at the 40th KSUT Anniversary Concert hosted in Three Springs.
Michael Franti invites a young singer on stage for a lively performance.
Michael Franti and Spearhead delivered an energetic performance.
Michael Franti simply known as ‘Franti’ got up close and personal amongst the crowd during his concert.
Gisella Hughes of Bayfield was lucky enough to join Franti onstage for a duet during KSUT's 40th Anniversary Concert in Three Springs.
Franti made his way to the center of the Three Springs Plaza and sand a few songs in the midst of the hundreds of fans.
Volunteer Jennifer Stucka works security, as with other KSUT events, without volunteers it would not be possible.
Will-call volunteer, Sharon King (second from right) and other volunteers for the concert make it a KSUT successful event.
Linda Baker, KSUT Board Member and Sheila Nanaeto, KSUT Tribal Radio Program manager have a little fun after volunteering during the concert in Three Springs.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Courtesy Oscar Cosio
Courtesy Oscar Cosio
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Courtesy KSUT Public Radio
Courtesy KSUT Public Radio
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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KSUT celebrated its 40th anniversary in Three Springs with a summer concert. On their Soulrocker tour, Michael Franti & Spearhead headlined the event, with special guests Afrobeatniks and Zella Day, on Saturday, Aug. 6. The venue was relocated to the Three Springs Plaza due to weather conditions, and the over 1,000 people in attendance packed the plaza despite the forecast of rain!

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