Sangre de Cristo heritage area hosts musical celebration

ALAMOSA—The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area invites the community to “A Celebration Of Cultural Music!” at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1112 8h Street, Alamosa.

This friend raising event will feature performances by Semillas de la Tierra, Mariachi San Luis, and Antonito Senior traditional dance group, who will demonstrate traditional dance styles and invite the audience to participate. Throughout the evening past grantees will offer short presentations about their work which was partially funded by National Heritage Area grants, and videos of local oral histories will be presented. The UZ Band will perform and a community dance will begin at 9 p.m. and last until 11:30 p.m. The UZ band offers a variety of modern and traditional dance music.  Antonito Seniors will offer food for purchase.

Advance tickets are $25 and are available at: SDCNHA office, 623 4th St. in Alamosa, Old Fort Market, Fort Garland; Ventero Open Press, San Luis; Chavez Southwest Market, Antonito; and CASA Center at Adams State University. Tickets sold at the door will be $30.

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is a local non-profit organization with the mission of promoting, protecting, and interpreting local historic, religious, environmental, geographic, geologic, cultural, and linguistic resources in Alamosa, Conejos, and Costilla counties. The Heritage Area strives to partner with local organizations to develop heritage tourism; tell the stories of the Heritage Area; and cultivate management which provides excellent leadership, reflects community values, and works toward sustainability.

Please join in a fun evening of music and dance!