An Amazing Opportunity!!
Hear Gospel and Jazz traditionally found only in the land of their roots, while supporting Beulah’s Dotson Homestead
On Sunday, September 12th, starting with Cocktail Hour at 4 p.m., at the Goodpasture Barn, a unique gathering of Jazz and Gospel artists invite you into their magical world. Eat traditional Southern fare of fried chicken, red beans and rice, collard greens, corn bread and bourbon bread pudding while allowing yourself to travel to another time and place. Experience Soul Food.
Soul Food is the brain and heart trust of Sharon Wade who has sung with such musical greats as Diana Ross, Graham Nash, Stevie Wonder, Barry White and Aretha Franklin. She has performed at venues like The White House, Central Park concerts and in Broadway musicals. She is bringing not only her own incredible range of styles in R&B, Jazz and Gospel, but is also collaborating with artists of equally impressive careers and backgrounds.
Headlining this year’s event is Southern Colorado’s Al Eberhardt. CSU-Pueblo Music Educator, Music Consultant, Broadmoor Band Leader, and gigs throughout Colorado make this trumpeter of Big Band, dance, and Swing, another feather in the cap of event promoters. He is accompanied by his son and percussionist, Eric Eberhardt and their organist.
The Arts Academy of Pueblo County High School’s very own Kennedy Pugh will bring his expertise as writer, producer, and performer from Europe, to Broadway, to television, to Beulah. He is Joined by Patti Pugh of the Spirit Choir of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Bringing an eclectic vocal talent to the barn is vocalist, Eldaa Royer Munoz Bouffartique. From Cuban to Opera, no vocal style is beyond her range. The opportunity to hear her particular blend of vocal influences is, again, a rare gift to the community.
The youngest addition to the lineup is a refreshing reflection of her outstanding music family. Growing up in our sister Wet Mountain community of Rye, Myracle Wade is at once the product of her mother’s musical influence and heritage and her own individual talent and course of study. Winner of musical scholarships and the portrayer of challenging vocal roles in operas, Myracle represents the bright future of musical melding.
Pueblo’s own Dr. Michael Beck, former Chair of Music at CSU-Pueblo, owner of Elledge Music, has graciously stepped forward to support the soloists. He will delight with his gifts of jazz that flow from his heart to his fingers to the piano keys.
All of these artists will come together to raise funds for the ongoing expansion of the Dotson Homestead. Outbuildings, curriculum, landscaping and historical programming follow upon goals of structural upgrades in electricity, flooring and improved handicap access.
Save the cost of a plane ticket 'down south' and treat yourself to a trip down Highway 78 for this rare experience and musical feast. Come and get your Soul Food!
Tickets $75/person. Ticket sales end September 1st. Order tickets here.