Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts's free outdoor concert series on Monday evenings during the summer. The first concert is actually is the Southernglow concert and is held at Red Mountain Park in Crested Butte South. Bring along your chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
This week the Center for the Art's presents country singer Benton Blount.
Benton Blount Bio:
"I know people look at me, with my tattoos and apperance, and they don’t think I look like a country singer," says Benton Blount. "When I sing, I have a gruffness to my voice that’s different than most country singers too. But when I start to talk, you can hear that I’m as country as cornbread. And the songs, with their real-life stories and positive outlook on life, have more in common with country music than anything else. Country music is where I belong." Indeed, when this hulking man with the imposing look starts to sing, people often are surprised at his tender love songs and his upbeat view of what people can achieve in their lives. “I like surprising people,” he says. “My life, and my career, have been full of surprises too. But it’s always a good surprise. I like showing people that this is what I should be doing, and this is where I belong!