Building on the success of last year’s indoor gallery events, CAE is proud to introduce the 2023 Gallery Concert Series! Featuring a lineup of up-and-coming and returning favorite acts, each concert is capped at a comfortable 100 guests. Most shows offer a mix of VIP cabaret-style seating and general admission seating, and wine and beer will always be available for donation. Join us for a fun night out, surrounded by art in our beautiful mountain gallery, listening to a fantastic array of musical talent!

AN EVENING OF STORY & SONG WITH MARY & JOHN
Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 7 – 9 pm

GA (Early Bird) – $20
GA – $25
VIP Individual – $40
VIP Table of 6 – $200

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Purchase tickets before February 1st and receive discounted admission!

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Featuring Dakota Blonde’s Mary Huckins and Evergreen’s local favorite John Erlandson.

About John Erlandson: John’s Minnesota upbringing had him singing and playing guitar at age 15 in youth camps and church services. Before long, he would be writing “spiritual songs,” teaching, and leading worship bands in Minneapolis churches. But, not satisfied with merely “preaching to the choir,” he moved to Colorado and soon took his music, lyrical lucidity and melodic magic into the mainstream. In ’95, after attending the heralded Song School in Lyons, CO, John began writing songs to play in coffeehouses, bars and even right out in the street. Initiating the “street music” movement in Evergreen, CO led to regular gigs at the world-famous Little Bear Saloon where he collaborated with many of Denver’s finest musicians and opened for such national acts as The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and David Wilcox.

About Mary Huckins: My family was a huge musical influence on me. We grew up listening to and playing a variety of music in our home. Because of my mom and dad and six older siblings (I am the youngest of seven), I had endless musical influences. From Johnny Cash and Roger Miller, Fleetwood Mac and The Jackson 5, to old church hymns and Chopin and everything in between. If I had to name a few that really stirred my heart and style I would say: James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Dolly Parton and Dougie MacLean. There are a host of others including Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Iris DeMent and I really like ‘70s and ‘80s music! I sing and consider my voice my main instrument. I play the piano, guitar and flute. With my education and work in music therapy, I have learned a little bit about a lot of different instruments, so I also can play some accordion, harmonica, mandolin, washboard, ukulele, autoharp and percussion. And I also write music.

MANAS ITENE
Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 7 – 9 pm

GA (Early Bird) – $20 adults / $12 kids 10 & under
GA – $25 adults / $15 kids 10 & under
VIP w/Meet & Greet (Early Bird) – $50
VIP w/Meet & Greet – $60

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Purchase tickets before February 1st and receive discounted admission!

VIP MEET & GREET: 25 lucky patrons who upgrade to our VIP meet and greet package will have the opportunity to meet Manas and participate in a Q&A session before the show!

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About Manas Itene: Center for the Arts Evergreen is thrilled to welcome back Manas Itene, world-renowned drummer and singer. He has been traveling the world for over 22 years with Michael Franti & Spearhead. He has played alongside some of the greats: Micky Hart of the Grateful Dead, Mickey Thomas of Jefferson Starship, Don Carlos, and Babatunde Olatunjii, to name a few. In 2022, Manas released his second solo studio album, One Accord. This album is about unifying and uplifting the world. It is crucial that we come together for a more peaceful and sustainable future. This intimate concert will be concluded with a communal drum circle, so feel free to bring your drums – even an upturned Home Depot bucket will do! Manas’ unique voice and live performance will be a night to remember.

BRYCE MENCHACA
Thursday, August 17, 2023 | 7 – 9 pm

GA (Early Bird) – $20
GA – $25
VIP Individual – $40
VIP Table of 6 – $200

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Purchase tickets before February 1st and receive discounted admission

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About Bryce Menchaca: To date, Bryce has released  2 full-length albums, 2 EP’s, and 4 singles culminating in a recent deal with BMG Music Publishing. “I’m honored to be a part of the BMG family. Still, I am most excited to focus on touring and playing live. Being so deeply rooted in Texas, I can’t help but find inspiration in old-school country, blues, folk, and all the rest. However, my first musical awakening was far from my roots, when I heard The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen for the first time as a child. I also love indie-rock and I’m always on a mission to meld all of those sounds into something that is truly me. Chasing various sonic possibilities and finding my unique alchemy is what drives me forward.”

Bryce was awarded Best Score for the film “Destination Unknown” at the 2020 FTTG Awards as well as multiple other songwriting accolades. He has appeared at intimate shows with SoFar sounds, clubs, theaters, street festivals and major music festivals (including Electric Forest 2022 and a main stage slot at the Underground Music Showcase 2022 in Denver Colorado).

KAYLA RUBY
Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 7 – 9 pm

GA (Early Bird) – $20
GA – $25
VIP Individual – $40
VIP Table of 6 – $200

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Purchase tickets before February 1st and receive discounted admission

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About Kayla Ruby: CAE is thrilled to welcome back Kayla Ruby, the emerging country star (and the Denver Broncos’ go-to anthem singer) taking the nation by storm. Born in Texas and raised in Colorado, Kayla has been rooted in and surrounded by country music her entire life. The 22-year-old powerhouse is accomplished beyond her years and she’s just getting started. She recently received a nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2022 RMCMAs. Whether she’s dropping jaws at sold-out shows or capturing the hearts of America with Twitter-breaking performances on national television, one thing is for certain: Kayla Ruby is one of country music’s up and coming stars.

The 2023 Gallery Concert Series is sponsored by: