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CMA Award Winning Nashville Artist Gretchen Peters

Friday, March 17th

Doors open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7:30pm

Society Hall is thrilled to welcome renowned Nashville artist Gretchen Peters! She will be accompanied by keyboardist Barry Walsh. 

For over two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville's most beloved and respected artists. "If Peters never delivers another tune as achingly beautiful as 'On A Bus To St. Cloud,'" People Magazine wrote, "she has already earned herself a spot among country's upper echelon of contemporary composers.” Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014 by singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, who called her "both a songwriter and a poet (who) sings as beautifully as she writes,” and said her song “The Matador”, "moved me so greatly, I cried from the soles of my feet”, Peters has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. Her song “Independence Day”, recorded by Martina McBride, won a CMA Song of the Year award in 1995. She has been nominated for 2 Grammys (“Indepen- dence Day/Martina McBride, “You Don’t Even Know Who I Am”/Patty Loveless), a Gold- en Globe (“Here I Am”/Bryan Adams), and numerous other awards. Her 2015 album, Blackbirds was awarded International Album of the Year and Song of the Year by the UK Americana Association. In 2015, The Telegraph named her one of the greatest 60 female singer-songwriters of all time. In 2021 she was awarded The Poets Award by the Academy of Country Music. Last year Peters released a live album, recorded while on tour in the UK in 2019 with her band and an all-female Scottish string quartet. The Show: Live from the UK was released 19 August 2022.

Tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door

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Lorraine and Amy Bring Their Music Ministry to Society Hall

Friday, March 24th

Doors open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7:30pm

Lorraine and Amy met in 2017 at Gateway Church of Del Norte, CO. Both worship leaders, (Lorraine with her husband Ron) and Amy (as a co-leader of worship at Gateway Church), the two immediately developed a special bond. In a passing conversation the subject of writing original music was mentioned and Amy said she often heard melodies. Lorraine laughed and said words and chords were what came to her mind. The two decided to get together to see where God might lead them.

​After making a commitment to meet once a week, the Holy Spirit has inspired over 50 original songs. Their first CD "I Will Follow You" was released in January, 2019 and is an example of God working through them to spread His Good News through music.

​The duo recorded their second album titled "Arise and Shine", which was released in late 2020, and are working on their third.

​Their music ministry also includes spreading the love and hope in Jesus Christ by frequently visiting the local veterans center and nursing homes, and sharing Jesus through song at various places of worship. Donations and the sales of CD's has enabled them to continue their passion and calling.


Robear & Friends CD Release Show at Society Hall

Saturday, April 1st

Doors open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7:30pm

Robear is one of the most recognized and beloved of musicians of the San Luis Valley area and of the region. He first came to the area as a member of the fabulous hillbilly-rock fusion band Gumbo, then joined forces with Tumbleweed in the early 80's and was also a member of the OMI Express. He then formed Sneakers, one of the most popular classic rock bands of the area. He's now performing with Free Radicals, as well as the occasional Tumbleweed reunion gig.

Along the way, Robear has become one of the areas busiest and most trusted soundmen, and can often be seen behind the board at Society Hall, or at the concerts in the park.

Robear has always been a great songwriter, and he's finally put out a collection of his originals for everyone to enjoy. And he's going to invite a bunch of friends to help kick it off in fine style! Joining him will be such well-known area performers as Tony Nardi, John Stenger, Rhonda Schoenecker, Don Richmond, Roger Dawson, and other special guests - what a band!

We hope you can join us to help our friend and mainstay of the area music scene celebrate this wonderful event!

Tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door

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The Rifters CD Release Show at Society Hall

Friday, April 28th

Doors open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7:30pm

The Enchanted World, on Howlin' Dog Records is the seventh album release from the northern New Mexico based trio the Rifters. The Rifters are known across the Southwest and beyond for their “Southwestern Americana” rhythmic acoustic-based music, featuring superb musicianship and soaring harmonies, reflecting the high desert land of mountains, mesas, valleys and canyons they call home. They will be playing selections from their new album, as well as audience favorites from their previous albums and their extensive repertoire.

The album features 14 songs, 10 of which are originals or co-writes. Several of the songs in The Enchanted World are an homage to the ranching and western life, with all of its idiosyncrasies and challenges, and the glory of the landscape of the ranching west. Along the way the journey explores many issues of finding our way through our lives and our days, such as the challenges of maturity, environmental awareness and just paying the bills. Through it all runs a thread of wonder and gratitude for this amazing, enchanted world we are all so fortunate to inhabit.

The Rifters are looking forward to sending out this new album in style at Society Hall, and hope you can join them!

Tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Upcoming Shows

Friday, March 17 – Gretchen Peters duo

Friday, March 24 - Lorraine and Amy

April 1 – Robear & Friends CD release

April 14 & 15 - San Luis Valley Theatre Company - GLADYS NIGHTS

April 28 – Rifters CD release

May 13 – Sam Robbins

May 19, 20, or 21 – Radio Free Bassanda

May 26 – Pint & a Half

June 30 – Lilli Lewis

July 15 – Buddy Mondlock

August 4 – Acoustic Eidolon

August 18 & 19 - San Luis Valley Theatre Company - POLES APART

August 21 - 27  - San Luis Valley Theatre Company - Children's Theatre Camp

September 16 – Society Hall Annual Celebration

October 14 – Trout Fishing in America

November 10 & 11 – San Luis Valley Theatre Company - BREAKING AND ENTERING

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