Avon Live! concert series continues with Todo Mundo, Aug. 17
If you go …
What: Todo Mundo with opener Renegade Sons, part of Avon Live! Summer Concerts in the Park.
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17; park lawn opens at 5 p.m.
Where: Avon Performance Pavilion, Harry A. Nottingham Park, Avon.
Cost: General admission is free; VIP experience is $20.
AVON — The town of Avon welcomes the community to the Avon Performance Pavilion at Harry A. Nottingham Park for the Avon Live! Summer Concerts in the Park. The Wednesday evening music series continues today with San Diego reggae, Latin and world music acoustic group Todo Mundo.
Santiago Orozco founded Todo Mundo with lots of ideas in mind, but one is his favorite.
“If you talk to the people in the band, all they want is to make people dance. If we can make you forget your worries, we are doing a good job,” he said in an interview with the Vail Daily last fall.
Todo Mundo means “everybody together” or “all the world,” and bringing people together is a passion pursued by Orosco and his bandmates — Sean Sobbash on bass, Lisa Viegas on drums, John Leeah on saxophones, flute and clarinet, Jeff Hodson on trombone and vocals Danny Hetcher on lead guitar and Jamie Shadowlight on violin.
Orozco has brought that passion from his roots in Bogota, Columbia, to performing on the streets of his home in San Diego and now to the stage at Nottingham Park.
“For Todo Mundo, the street is the best school. In life, in music, the street is the best. You are naked there. People can think you are crazy. But it is there where you show what you are, just what you have. The street taught me a lot, and the most, most important thing: the connection with people,” Orozco said.
The concert series continues Wednesday, Aug. 24, with The Samples and Big Sam’s Funky Nation and concludes Wednesday, Aug. 31, with Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle.
Doors open for the weekly concerts at 5 p.m. with The Kids Zone, which features face painting and the Cave of Confusion, a 3D interactive maze, and the live music begins at 5:30 p.m. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for purchase for $20 per concert and include a commemorative poster, complimentary food and beverage offerings and seating in a preferred viewing area.
Small, low-back chairs are welcome, as well as blanket picnic areas on the Nottingham Park lawn. Concertgoers can take advantage of eclectic food truck-style fare and a selection of craft beers and distilled spirits. A portion of beverage sales benefits the Bright Future Foundation.
No dogs or outside liquor are allowed in the venue, and organizers encourage visitors to drink responsibly and use the recycling and composting centers stationed in the park for trash and recyclables. Free parking is available at the Avon Recreation Center, Avon Elementary School and U.S. Bank and First Bank parking lots. On-street parking is open on West Beaver Creek Boulevard, Lake Street and Benchmark Road. A parking map and additional information can be found at http://www.avon.org/specialevents.