How Arizona is THIS? An Evening with a Balladeer
If you've never seen a real Arizona Balladeer up close, do you even know what you're missing?
This could be the most Arizona a musical performance could possibly get - and it's all for a good cause. Jon Messenger is bringing his cowboy-poetry-balladeer style to the Sierra Vista Cochise College campus for one night only, to benefit Lori's Place.
Who is Jon Messenger
Jon Messenger is well known in the world of Cowboy and Western Music, and a frequent performer at the Western Music Association's annual gathering.
An Arizona-based singer and songwriter who, in his own words, "brings his audiences a hearty stew concocted form the influences of an eclectic musical background."
Jon's music is largely inspired by his love of the West and the American Cowboy. Incorporating his trusty acoustic guitar, Jon has played gatherings at festivals, parties, dinners and churches, and many other venues.
Most notably, Jon recorded and performed with Oklahoma's Call of the West, a collaboration with Western Music Artists Jeanne Cahill and Jerome Campbell, producing a song entitled Ponydance, which was among the top five nominees for the Western Music Association's Song of the Year in 2004.
The Fundraiser & Where to Get Tickets
Jon Messenger is the owner of Jacob's Music Shoppe in Sierra Vista. He's lending his talents to the benefit performance for Lori's Place (the Cochise Family Advocacy Center) and the host of the program, the Unity of the Huachucas.
The opening performance will be given by a quartet from the Sierra Vista Community Chorus, then Jon will take the stage.
The show will be held in the Student Union Community Room of Cochise College on the Sierra Vista Campus, at 901 North Columbo Avenue in Sierra Vista on Thursday March 16th. The show starts at 7pm.
Purchase tickets in advance at Jacob's Music Shoppe at 1682 E Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista for only $25 each, or at the door for $30. If you need more information, call Jacob's Music Shoppe at (520) 378-2488.