From Sancre Productions:
- The Coffis Brothers Perform Friday in celebration of the 2023 Los Alamos ChamberFest
- The American Legion is the Official Afterparty Spot
After last week’s record breaking crowd of 8,500 attendees for Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters, Sancre Productions and Los Alamos County Community Services Department started off the season with a huge bang!
Special thanks to TechSource, Longenecker and Associates, Merrick, SMSI and the Pueblo Council for making it happen!
And now … the party continues with Americana Night featuring The Coffis Brothers as the headliner at 8 p.m. and Eryn Bent and her entire Band at 6 p.m.
The 2023 Los Alamos Summer Concerts, presented by Toyota of Santa Fe, rocks on with nationally touring band The Coffis Brothers this Friday, June 2 in celebration of the 2023 Los Alamos ChamberFest.
Jamie and Kellen Coffis were raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains of northern California. Their mother was a children’s musician who often recruited the boys to join her onstage, instilling in them an appreciation for energetic, catchy songs that focused on melody, mood, and message.
“We learned how to sing three-part harmonies with Mom at a young age,” remembers Jamie, who later grew into an accomplished keyboardist as his brother sharpened his chops on guitar. When the two began writing songs together in 2007, they found that their shared upbringing — including the music they’d heard on the radio airwaves as kids — had left a lasting mark on their artistic sensibilities.
The brothers continued working on their own music, too, writing songs that blended the woodsy imagery of their native California with universal stories about love, loss, and the open road. When it came time to record those songs, The Coffis Brothers relied on the skills they’d sharpened during those shows with Bluhm, letting instinct and intuition lead the way. They didn’t want to overthink things. Instead, the goal was simple: turn up, press ‘record,’ and let the songs evolve. For more information about the Coffis Brothers visit, www.coffisbrothers.com or catch up with them on social media at: www.facebook.com/CoffisBrothers/
Friday’s performance is made possible by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
ChamberFest will be recognizing:
- 2023 New Business of the Year Award;
- 2023 Retail Business of the Year;
- 2023 Non-Profit of the of the Year Award;
- 2023 Restaurant of the Year Award;
- 2023 Family-Friendly Business of the Year;
- 2023 Financial Institution Business of the Year;
- 2023 Service Business of the Year;
- 2023 Woman Owned Retail Business of the Year; and
Two additional awards selected by the Los Alamos Chamber for their notable work:
- Sustainable Los Alamos; and
- Chamber Community Partner.
“ChamberFest happens Saturday June 3 and is the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce annual street fair featuring only Chamber Members. At this event, businesses and nonprofits showcase their products and services for locals and visitors alike,” said Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann.
Eryn Bent and Band will be opening for the Coffis Brothers at 6 p.m. Born and raised in Montana, Eryn has small-town, Western roots that influence through her songwriting. Marrying emotive lyrics and moving melodies, her autobiographical originals explore several genres, but cling strongly to the authenticity of folk and traditional country. While New Mexico has become her home base, she has played all over the West coast, forever planting her musical magic in the hearts of those who hear her. For more information about Eryn Bent and Band visit, www.erynbentmusic.com.
Nonprofits will be exhibiting near the stage at Nonprofit Row. There will be youth activities like face-painting, volleyball and a small video game arcade. The overall look and feel of the 2023 will be consistent with the vibe that locals have come to know and love since Sancre Productions took over the series in 2019 – the main reason why the series is now the BEST FREE Summer Concert Series in the state of New Mexico. Ashley Pond Park is an open-air venue, located in the heart of Los Alamos, there is no assigned seating locations and dancing is always welcome! Please visit our website to find out more about Ashley Pond Park, ADA accommodations and upcoming concerts.
The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presented by Toyota of Santa Fe runs every Friday at Ashley Pond Park, May 26 through Sept. 1. For a full listing of concert performances, sponsors, and venue information, check out the website LosAlamosSummerConcertSeries.com. See the Official 2023 Series Promo Video, which profiles the 2023 lineup made possible by our incredible sponsors and community supporters. You can also watch the video on the Summer Concert Series YouTube Channel. Check out our @LosAlamosSummerConcertSeries Facebook page to get the latest news about concert headliners and opening bands.
Our Craft Beer & Cocktail Garden is presented by Boese Brothers Brewpub and The Long Pour.
IMPORTANT AFTERPARTY CLARIFICATION:
There are many UNAFFILIATED After Party’s like Bathtub Row/SALA purporting that they are the “Exclusive” Los Alamos Summer Concert Series (LASCS) After Parties … including using photos of our concerts and artists, this is not the case and is false advertising. Additionally, after 5 years of building their clientele from nothing to something, the VFW decided to not renew their After Party Sponsorship in 2023, we look forward to working with these entities to help make the concert series more successful in the future but for now don’t believe the hype … BUT WAIT, THERE IS GOOD NEWS!
A business that actually contributes to the success and quality of the FREE 2023 LASCS by sponsoring bands, providing the green room and food and drink tabs for our outstanding artists has stepped up to the plate – THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 90!
THE ONLY OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY OF THE 2023 LOS ALAMOS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AFTERPARTY WITH A DEEJAY, DRINK SPECIALS AND ARTIST APPEARANCES IS THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 90. And they also have food! Come on out every Friday, follow the crowd, it’s walking distance from the Pond and all the great people from the previous spots have migrated there.
Official Series Partners Include:
- Official Drink Sponsor: Coca-Cola Bottling Co of Santa Fe;
- Official Home Furnishings and Mattress Partner: Mattress Mary’s Taos Lifestyle; and
- Official Media Partners: Los Alamos Daily Post and Hutton Broadcasting.
The Best Summer Concert Series in New Mexico is powered by Los Alamos and New Mexico Businesses, Sancre Productions, and Los Alamos County Community Services Department is grateful for their participation.