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Alice Wallace performing Thursday at Concerts at the Park

Folk, country and blues comes to Buckley Park as Alice Wallace takes the stage for the Community Concert Hall/Alpine Bank free “Concerts at The Park.”

This week’s performance is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.

Called “one of the most unheralded singers in independent country/Americana” by Saving Country Music, Wallace’s style is described as an intoxicating array of vocal styles that bring her songs to life.

Raised in St. Cloud, Fla, growing up around her parents playing guitars and singing the music of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. She began playing guitar at age 10, with her dad teaching her to finger-pick at 15 – and by her senior year in high school she was performing original compositions.

Relocating to California with her family, she fully embraced her calling as a singer-songwriter, intent on expanding visibility for female artists in the Americana-roots genre. Her latest album, Into the Blue, conjures the “atmospheric sound of the Golden State’s canyons and deserts, mountains and crashing waves – as well as its crowning beauty and its tragic loses.”

Wallace tells her own and others’ stories, weaving tales that resonate in challenging times.

Alice Wallace

Designed to make live music more accessible to a broader community audience, the “Concerts @ The Park” shows require no tickets and offer a family-friendly environment to enjoy a diverse music line-up.

Those attending “Concerts @ The Park” are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets, as seating is not provided at Buckley Park. Local restaurant Fired Up Pizzeria will offer small food items for sale at the park, but picnics are invited. Dogs are welcome, but must be on-leash, no longer than 6ft.

The free summer “Concerts @ The Park” series continues Thursdays (except July 4), through Aug. 1. All shows are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The 2019 “Concerts @ The Park” continues with:

June 27 – World Beat Rock & Roll with Elektric Voodoo

July 11 – Rocky Mountain UkeFest All-Star Band

July 18 – M.C. Curry Organ Trio featuring Ryan McCurry, Kevin McCarthy and Clay Lowder

July 25 – Soul/funk/R&B with Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

Aug. 1 – Fun-loving, foot-thumping rock blended with blues, country and soul with The Noms

Buckley Park is located in the 1200 block of Main Ave. (between 12th and 13th Streets) on the north end of Durango’s historic downtown.

Further information is available at www.durangoconcerts.com. More about Alice Wallace is available at www.alicewallacemusic.com

Alice Wallace

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