Commission Works to Continue Free Summer Concert Series
KREX News Room
FRUITA, Colo.- The Riverfront Commission is working to keep the popular Summer Outdoor Concert Series in Fruita free to the public.
For over the last 15 years, the outdoor concert series at the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park has been funded by money left to the commission by an anonymous donor but those funds have since run out.
Though this year, the concert series will still be free, it's the coming years the commission is worried about.
They say these musical events are important to their mission because of the publicity they receive.
“The concerts have been a great focal point for the Riverfront Project,” said Bill Prakken, chairman of the Riverfront Foundation. “It draws attention to the project and that allows us to raise money. Even though the concerts are free, we sell beer and wine, and food, and we pass the bucket.”
In order to keep this series free, the commission is currently looking for grant funding and also plans to host a benefit concerts featuring Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers on July 16 at 8 p.m.
Tickets will cost you $45.
For more information: riverfrontproject.org/events