Village People keep bringing the party

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Village People keep bringing the party

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ says crowd-pleasing disco act
Now in their 35th year, the Village People have displayed remarkable staying power and continuity with three original members and two others with more than 30 years with the group.
Free concert will raise money for wildfire teams

Saturday’s concert by the Village People is more of a party to which all are invited. Earlier this week, Sky Ute Casino Resort decided to make it a free show and will ask attendees to reroute the money they would have used for tickets to instead donate generously to the American Red Cross of Southwest Colorado’s wildfire relief efforts.
“Sky Ute Casino Resort and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have always been committed to doing the right thing for the Four Corners, our Earth and the people we share it with. So, as we witness our friends, families and neighbors across Colorado and New Mexico affected by the recent wildfires, we knew we needed to step up in a big way,” said Heather Hughes, marketing manager at Sky Ute.
While fires so far spared Durango and La Plata County, the local Red Cross chapter has been helping other chapters in the region, most recently in Bloomfield, N.M. Durango volunteers have been working at the shelter at First Baptist Church, where displaced families receive meals, clothing and household items.
“We couldn’t have had such a quick and effective response if it wasn’t for the support of (executive director) Cindy Shank and her team from the Southwest Colorado Red Cross,” said Taura V. Livingston, regional emergency services manager for the American Red Cross.
Before and after the show, volunteers from the Southwest Colorado chapter will collect donations for wildfire relief across the state and region. Several firefighters whocurrently battling the Little Sand fire in Pagosa Springs will be there for special recognition.

If you go

Beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, 1,100 free general admission tickets will be available at the box office at Sky Ute Casino Resort, 14324 Colorado Highway 172, Ignacio. There is a limit of four tickets per person.
Doors open for the concert at 7 p.m. and a ’70s costume contest will take place on stage before the show. Suave will open the show at 8 p.m. The Village People will take the stage at 9:15 p.m.
All previously purchased tickets will be refunded. Credit card purchases will be refunded automatically by June 29. Cash purchases will be refunded at the Sky Ute Casino Gift Shop.
For more information, call 563-7777 or visit www.skyutecasino.com.

Village People keep bringing the party

Now in their 35th year, the Village People have displayed remarkable staying power and continuity with three original members and two others with more than 30 years with the group.
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