TUNED IN: 20 HPPR Concerts in 2018

Aug 17, 2018

TUNED IN: Notes from Bob Davis, executive director of High Plains Public Radio

GREETINGS FROM THE NEW GUY

Introductions are in order. I’m Bob Davis, the executive director of HPPR since the first of June. I’m enjoying getting to know the people of the High Plains and am thrilled to be a part of High Plains Public Radio, a nearly 40-year-old institution dedicated to serving the people of this region.

 

What follows is the first of what we hope will be a weekly visit about what’s going on with HPPR,  HPPR Connect, our all-news and talk station, and the communities we serve.

Your feedback, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, criticisms and news tidbits are welcome. Email me at bdavis@hppr.org or call (800) 678-7444.

WE HEART LIVE MUSIC

Don’t miss tonight’s performance by Heart Society at our Garden City location (210 N. 7th St.). The Living Room Concert is sponsored by HPPR, and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Here’s a sample of what we can expect:

 

SO MANY SHOWS

Twenty live-music performances. That’s how many concerts High Plains Public Radio will deliver to the High Plains over 2018.

Below is a look at 2018 concerts, including seven that are still to come. Note: The shows marked with an * denote those supported by a grant from the Texas Music Office. Special thanks to Center City of Amarillo for its assistance in sponsoring this grant.

Speaking of shout-outs, Chalice Abbey, Six Car Pub & Brewery, Teckla House and Chamber Music Amarillo's Fibonacci Space deserve a round of applause for hosting HPPR Living Room Concerts.

2018

AMARILLO
2/9         Korby Lenker
3/2         Caroline Cotter / Michael Howard
4/13       Claude Bourbon
4/21       Record Store Day: Clarke Paige / Keitha Jones / Lynn Phipps (*)
5/19       Christy Hays (*)
7/1         Little Mazarn (*)
8/10       Bob Livingston (*)
8/11       Chase the Sunset: Rhonni Pletcher (*)
9/8         Giulia Millanta (*)
9/28       Sarah McQuaid
11/9       The Rifters
12/1       Dana Cooper

GARDEN CITY
2/10       Korby Lenker
2/24       Rupert Wates
6/16       Claude Bourbon
7/20       Bittersweet Highway
8/4         Dana Cooper
8/17       Heart Society
9/15       Hiroko Tsukamoto
11/10     JF Stover
 

INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING LIVING ROOM CONCERTS AS AN UNDERWRITER?

Contact Ruth Ellen Lynch, our Texas Underwriting Representative, to learn how your business or organization can become our partner in providing unique live music for the High Plains.

You can reach her at:

Email: rlynch@hppr.org

Phone: (806) 367-9088 or (800) 678-7444

Cell: 901-218-5264

TUMBLEWEEDS ON THE AIR

Next weekend is the Tumbleweeds Festival in Garden City. The festival’s promoters promise acts suitable to fans of “country, rock, bluegrass, Americana, folk, or that hard-to-classify sound.”

High Plains Public Radio will be broadcasting from the festival on Saturday, Aug. 25. More info to come next week.

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