The first “Concerts @ The Park” show, scheduled for Thursday night and featuring Nashville indie singer-songwriter Michaela Anne, will now also be a fundraiser for the Community Emergency Relief Fund, in addition to offering a free, family-friendly concert.
“The 416 Fire is economically impacting our community, and many individuals have been furloughed,” Beth Drum, senior vice president of Alpine Bank of Durango, said in a news release. “The Community Emergency Relief Fund was established specifically for this purpose, to help those who have lost their jobs and provide them with temporary financial assistance for basic essentials. We at Alpine Bank invite those who join us at ‘Concerts @ The Park’ to contribute to the fund and help your impacted friends and neighbors.”
The CERF is administered by the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado. Tax-deductible donations may also be made to the Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1673, Durango, CO 81302, or donate online at www.swcommunityfoundation.org.
Thursday’s concert is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave. However, depending on air quality because of the fire, the show may be moved to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. if you’re planning to attend, visit the Concert Hall’s website, www.durangoconcerts.com ,or the Concert Hall’s Facebook page for updates about the show’s location.
Concert-goers are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets, as seating is not provided at Buckley Park. Local restaurants Fired Up Pizzeria and Mountain Taco will offer small food items for sale at the park, but you are also invited to bring a picnic. Dogs are welcome, but must be on leash no longer than 6 feet.