Adams State talent will light up the stage

Courtesy photo Onstage at the 2022 Adams State Gives Day, alumnus Freddie Jaquez had the audience clapping and moving to his popular cumbia guitar performance. He will return to the delight of audiences for the 2023 event scheduled for Feb. 16.

Fourth annual ASGD is Feb. 16

ALAMOSA — The fourth annual Adams State Gives Day is expected to inspire and entertain as alumni and friends pledge financial support and give back to the university. The 90-minute talent show begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. There are two ways to enjoy this year’s event — live, in-person audience or livestream at

Back by popular demand, alumnus Freddie Jaquez will bring the audience to their feet with his traditional cumbia music.

Adams State School of Visual and Performing Arts Director John Taylor and Alamosa Mayor Ty Coleman will co-host the fast-paced evening of fun and celebration.

The show features a range of talent including Adams State music ensembles; dance by Semillas de la Tierra, and dramatic interpretive readings created from actual letters from the very first Adams State freshman class by gifted theatre majors.

A special recognition of the 2022 Adams State Women’s Cross Country Division II National Champions and Wrestling Individual National Champions will round out the on-stage, live event.

Students will staff a live telephone bank to accept pledges made during the talent show. Viewers can call in to make a gift or a pledge to 1-844-GIVE-ASU or 844-448-3278. Viewers can make gifts online at

Gifts and pledges can also be made before and after the event by contacting the Adams State University Foundation Office at 719-587-7609.

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