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Pimps of Joytime to headline Deaf Camp Benefit in Snowmass Village

Staff report

2016 DEAF CAMP BENEFIT SCHEDULE

July 16 at Snowmass Base Village

Noon Gates open

1 p.m. Mack Bailey, Bobby Mason, Rich Ganson

4 p.m. Jes Grew

6:30 p.m. Special Performance by Deaf Campers of Aspen Camp

7 p.m. Pimps of Joytime

Soul-rock band Pimps of Joytime will headline the fourth annual Deaf Camp Benefit Summer Festival, the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing announced this week.

Local musicians Mack Bailey, Bobby Mason, Rich Ganson and Jes Grew also are scheduled to perform.

The daylong music festival benefiting the nonprofit will be held July 16 at Snowmass Base Village. The concerts are free but attendees are strongly encouraged to make donations to the camp, which go toward scholarships for kids along with the proceeds from a silent auction. The Deaf Camp Benefit (originally known as the Deaf Camp Picnic) was established in the 1960s with the help of John Denver, Jimmy Buffett and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to support the camp’s programs. After falling dormant following Denver’s death in 1997, it was brought back four years ago.

“Our partners help make a big difference in the lives of the deaf children the Aspen Camp serves,” the Aspen Camp’s Katie Murch said in an announcement. “The Deaf Camp Benefit brings great music, delicious food and beautiful scenery, adding up to an amazing day that one will never forget. Plus, it’s all for a great cause.”

Donations, which go toward scholarships, will be accepted throughout the event and benefit the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing overall. More info at http://www.aspencamp.org.


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