“Songs for Weld County” is an online concert series that begins this week to raise awareness for the Weld Recovers Fund. Taking place on Facebook in a series of live streams, 12 Weld County musicians have been commissioned by a grant from the Bohemian Foundation. Each artist will play a 30-minute set of songs about community, hope, and resilience at different times during the week while quarantine persists.
Week 1 Live on Facebook
Daniel Wakefield on April 19, Sunday at 7pm
Ben Pu on April 20, Monday at 8pm
Amaya Arevalo on April 24, Friday at 11:30am
Trash Cat on April 24, Friday at 7pm
Week 2 Live on Facebook
Valerie Vampola on April 27th, Monday at 7pm
Adam Wissman on April 29th, Wednesday at 7pm
Mariah Foster on April 30th, Thursday at 6:30pm
Johnny Burroughs on May 1st, Friday at 7pm
This week will continue with 3 other artists (TBD) and a closing concert with Neyla Pekarek, formerly of the Lumineers. Neyla will be playing songs from her project about Weld County’s infamous Rattlesnake Kate which is to be debuting as a musical in Denver, 2021.
Look to the Weld Community Foundation’s Facebook page for details.
Tim Coons is the series organizer and works at the Weld Community Foundation as Communications Officer. He stated, “Over the past few weeks I’ve watched musicians play live on Facebook. It’s a real community building experience and feels like a virtual front porch. To ask local musicians to sing and help their community with this fundraiser, then be able to pay them through a Bohemian Foundation grant, it felt like a win/win/win.”
The Weld Recovers Fund is to aid nonprofits serving those at risk during the COVID-19 crisis and is a joint effort between The United Way of Weld County and the Weld Community Foundation. The fund was created middle of March and has allocated $87,000 to nonprofits thus far.