COLORADO SPRINGS â¢ A benefit concert to help Tri-Lakes Cares may give some families a chance to get out of the house after Thanksgiving.
Two Monument-based groups, Ashtonz and Mosquito Pass, are featured in an upcoming special double-titled concert on November 27 at Boot Barn Hall in northern Colorado Springs as a fundraiser to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares. Tickets cost $ 25 for reserved seats, $ 40 for VIP sections and are available on BootBarnHall.com.
Doors open at 5 p.m., with happy hour until 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. with the Mosquito Pass kicking off the event. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
50% of ticket sales must be donated to TriLakes Cares. Earlier this year, the Ashtonz, one of The Gazette’s 2021 Best of the Springs winners, partnered with another local group WireWood Station to raise more than $ 7,500 for the nonprofit. . Ashtonz frontman Charlie Searle said the group was excited to return to Boot Barn Hall for another engagement.
âBoot Barn Hall is one of the best concert halls in Colorado, and it’s an honor every time we’re invited to come back,â Searle said. âIt’s great to have a state-of-the-art facility like this in our own backyard. It will be a nice contrast of sounds and styles, with a little something for everyone.
Tri-Lakes Cares is a non-profit, community-based, volunteer-supported organization serving as a resource center to help improve the lives of residents of communities in northern El Paso County through emergency programs, self-sufficiency and relief. The organization, headquartered in Monument, is the only pantry and social service organization located in and serving the northern region of El Paso, and has become an essential resource for individuals and families in need. .
For the non-profit organization, events like this are not only beneficial, but also provide an opportunity to collaborate with several businesses in the community to build engagement and invite people unfamiliar with Tri-Lakes Cares. and its mission to get involved, said the director of TLC. of Josh Green Development.
âWe only have a few fundraising concerts each year,â Green said. âThey often have an impact on costs that other donations don’t cover, but are only part of what it takes to support all those in need in our community. “
The portion of the proceeds from the concert that goes to Tri-Lakes Cares will be applied where they are needed most in a variety of areas. Green said they can be applied to help keep the lights at the organization’s headquarters on and doors open, and to help neighbors in need get to work or see family for the holidays.
Right now, Tri-Lakes Cares needs the most help with housing and transportation, Green said.
âWe have received an abundance of funding amid COVID to help many families in need, but funding is starting to slow,â he said. âWhile there are still a few funding sources available, some families are eligible for TLC services, but are not eligible for these funding sources. “
In addition, it is absolutely necessary to help families to operate their vehicles, especially without the public transport available in the Tri-Lakes region, to keep their jobs, to take the children to school and to attend. medical appointments, Green said.
âMany of the families we serve are barely making ends meet with their regular bills and cannot afford an unexpected vehicle repair,â he said.
As for the entertainment featured for the benefit event, Ashtonz is a group described as a combination of rock, pop, country and folk with the occasional blues genre. Searle created Ashtonz after an impromptu performance during his 30-year reunion at Evergreen High School. The group performs continuously in the region.
Mosquito Pass is described as a country music rescue with a classic sound mixing the outlaw, red dirt and southern rock genres with some added bluegrass.