Society Hall to host ‘Give It Up for Robear’ benefit

Rob Bosdorf (aka “Robear”)

ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to host a multi-band benefit fundraising concert and pot-luck meal at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, to help well-known and much loved Alamosa musician Rob Bosdorf (aka “Robear”) with his medical bills and expenses from his recent open-heart surgery.

Appearing will be the Rio Trio, Waverly Road, and Tumbleweed. The music will start at 3 pm and run until 8 p.m., with a break for food about 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to the medical fund will be encouraged. Bring soup or salad.

Robear came to the San Luis Valley in the late 1970’s with the Arkansas-based band Gumbo and has made it his home ever since. He is also a veteran of other Valley bands such as the O.M.I. Express, Tumbleweed and Sneakers, as well as a member of the Rio Trio. He also works repairing instruments and amplifiers for Lightshine Music in Alamosa, and is often seen as the sound engineer, manning the mixing board at many musical events in the Valley, including those at Society Hall.

On December 21st, Bosdorf went to the doctor to see why he was so run down and exhausted, only to find that his main cardiac arteries were 99 percent blocked. He was immediately scheduled for surgery. “Robear is an integral part of the musical fabric of this area”, says Society Hall board member and local musician Don Richmond. “He’s also one of the finest guitarist/vocalists I know anywhere. He dodged a big bullet here, and we need to help him get back in good shape so he can keep putting out that great music.”

Performing first on the 17th at 3 p.m. will be Rio Trio, whose members are Rhonda Schoenecker, Charley Johnson and Bosdorf. Next on the schedule, at approximately 4:15 will be Waverly Road, whose members are Scott Russell, Eli Dokson, John Hefty, and Dale Smith. There will be a break in the music around 5:30 to serve food, followed by long time Valley favorite Tumbleweed. Performing in Tumbleweed will be Don Richmond, Robear, Scott Russell, Roger Dawson, George Egbert and Dale Smith.

Come hear some great music, share some good times and fine food and help out a dear friend with “Give It Up for Robear.”


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