Doing Your Part: Durango Concert Series

06/04/2020

Charles Leslie, director of the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, says the popular Music in the Park summer concert series will head online with artists performing from the concert-hall stage and from their home studios.

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HELLO, I'M LAURIE SIGILLITO WITHFASTSIGNS AND THE LOCAL NEWS NETWORK. AND I'M HERE AS PART OF YOURDOING YOUR PART SERIES WITH CHARLES LESLIE, WHO IS THE DIRECTOR OFTHE COMMUNITY CONCERT HALL AT FORT LEWIS COLLEGE. WE ALL KNOW HIMWELL, SO CHARLES, THANKS FOR SOME TIME TODAY. PLEASE TELL US WHAT'SGOING ON IN YOUR WORLD.

THANKS LAURIE. YEAH. SO THIS TIME OFYEAR, WE'RE USUALLY RAMPING UP FOR OUR CONCERT HALL AT THE PARKSERIES AT BUCKLEY PARK. AND, BECAUSE OF OUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND LIMITSON BIG GATHERINGS OF LARGE GROUPS OF PEOPLE, WE'RE ACTUALLY PUTTINGTOGETHER A VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES SO THAT OUR ARTISTS WILL BEPERFORMING FROM THEIR HOME STUDIOS AROUND THE COUNTRY. AND THEN WEHAVE SOME LOCAL ARTISTS WHO ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO PERFORM FROM THECONCERT HALL STAGE, AND WE'RE GOING TO LIVE WEBCAST THOSE AS WELL.THESE ARE ALL LIVE SHIFTS

AND WHERE WILL THEY BE SEEN? HOWWILL YOU,

THERE'LL BE, YOU GO TO OUR, OUR WEBSITE,DURANGOCONCERTS.COM. WE WILL SEND OUT EMAILS, WE'LL HAVE NOTICES ONALL OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, FACEBOOK, INSTANT, TWITTER, AND THENWE'LL HAVE SOME OTHER EMAIL BLASTS. IF YOU'RE ON OUR EMAIL LIST,WE'LL SEND YOU A NOTE EACH WEEK TO REMIND YOU THAT WE'RE GONNA TO DOIT THERE AT 5:30 EVERY THURSDAY, STARTING ON JUNE THE 18TH, ALL THEWAY THROUGH JULY 30TH.

AWESOME. AND HOW MANY ARE THESE? HOWMANY OF THESE DO YOU PLAN TO HAVE DONE?

WE'LL HAVE SEVEN TOSEVEN OF THEM. AND, WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW, IS FOUR OF THEMWILL BE ARTISTS FROM OUTSIDE THE REGION, ONE FROM L.A., ANOTHER, FROMNASHVILLE, ONE FROM CHICAGO AND ANOTHER FROM OMAHA, NEBRASKA FROMTHEIR HOMES. AND THEN WE'LL HAVE THREE OTHER ARTISTS THAT ARE FROMDURANGO AND FROM THE FOUR CORNERS REGION.

WELL, AWESOME.WELL, THANK YOU. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITHOUR VIEWERS WHO ARE ALSO, YOUR WATCH, YOUR, YOUR PARTICIPANTS AT THECONCERT HALL?

SURE. JUST KEEP AN EYE ON DURANGOCONCERTS.COM,GET ONLINE, CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW WE AREDOING OUR BEST TO MAKE SURE ARTISTS HAVE A PLACE TO PERFORM. AND THATWE AS A COMMUNITY, HAVE A CHANCE TO INTERACT WITH SOME LIVEPERFORMANCE. AS YOU ALL KNOW, IT'S A, IT'S BEEN PRETTY QUIET AND WEARE READY TO RAMP IT UP AGAIN.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHINGYOU DO, AND THANK YOU FOR WATCHING THE LOCAL NEWS NETWORK.

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