BACKSTAGE PASS--SUPPORTING THE PUEBLO CREATIVE CORRIDOR
PUEBLO, Colo.—October 11, 2013—The Backstage Pass treats you to a celebration of Pueblo’s burgeoning Creative Corridor with festivities benefiting the Pueblo Arts Alliance’s downtown cultural programming. Enjoy the party on Nov. 1, from 7 to 11 p.m., at El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Main St. The event features Dia de los Muertos activities like face painting, sugar skull decorating and altar building. Also, delight in music from main act Runaway Grace’s Mitch Secora and Jake Gallegos, with Becca Klock, as well as opening act Sisters and Strings. Silent auction includes local artist-designed 10” melamine plates. Tickets are $10. Group sales are available. Advance tickets can be bought online at PuebloArts.org The Party People, 685 S. Union Ave; Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 101 Broadway Ave., and El Pueblo History Museum.
Main act Runaway Grace is an alternative pop rock original and cover band for multiple genres. Two of the four band members will be performing at Backstage Pass: Secora and Gallegos. Secora is a music education major at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Gallegos attends Colorado University College in Denver, studying audio production. The band’s major influences include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Bad Company and John Mayer. They have played multiple shows in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.
Klock will be performing with Runaway Grace. She has been involved in many productions, including “Hairspray,” “You Can't Take It With You,” “Cats" and “The Odd Couple." She has traveled to Disneyland with Upon A Star, and will perform there again in December. She plays ukulele, as well as sings jazz, contemporary and original songs. She has performed many times at Colorado State University-Pueblo, and sang at the Colorado Governor's inauguration in 2010.
Opening act Sisters and Strings comprises Laura Sommers, Holly Sommers and Jerry Salinas. Laura Sommers is a singer/songwriter and seasoned musician who has performed for a number of occasions to events at the World Arena, and has had experience as a lead singer in her former bands Black Boots and Deep Shelter. Holly Sommers, singer/songwriter, was a former performer in the band Blues from the Blocks, and has had experience performing as a solo act as well as lead singer of her former bands Blues from the Blocks and Deep Shelter. Salinas, a guitar player, has performed in a number of different bands, including Blues from the Blocks and Deep Shelter. Their combined performing style consists of several genres of music ranging from country and folk to blues and rock.
Artist plates were painted by: Diana LaMorris, Tom Latka, Jean Latka, Maria Lopez, Rita Pando, Radeaux, Riki Takaoka, Mo Valdez, Bonnie Waugh, Randy Wix and Ann Yeager Oreskovich.
More information can be found at PuebloArts.org or follow on www.facebook.com/PuebloArts. For information on the Pueblo Creative Corridor, call 855-543-2430 or find at www.facebook.com/PuebloCreativeCorridor.
The sponsors for this event are The Pueblo Chieftain, Legacy Bank, R. Peter Sonntag DDS, Hunter Orthodontics, All Star Exteriors and Mesa Junction Wine & Spirits.
About Pueblo Arts Alliance
Pueblo Arts Alliance promotes the production, enjoyment and collaboration of the arts for the purposes of economic development and an enriched quality of life in Pueblo.
About the Creative Corridor
The Creative Corridor is focused around the three historic city centers of Pueblo: Downtown Main Street, Union Avenue Historic District and the Mesa Junction. Each retains its uniqueness while collaborating for maximum effectiveness. The Creative Corridor was formed with a partnership of the Pueblo Arts Alliance, Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority and City of Pueblo to attract artists, creative entrepreneurs and visitors as a strategy to infuse new energy and innovation and enhance the economic and civic capital of the community. Pueblo Arts Alliance is the administrator of the Corridor and is responsible for facilitating meetings, communicating with the Creative Corridor volunteers, strategic planning, meeting state requirements for technical support, data collection and reporting.