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Vince Gill, Amy Grant to play Fanny Hill

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SNOWMASS VILLAGE Vince Gill and Amy Grant will perform a free, private show at Snowmass while they’re in the valley later this month for their annual Golf Classic benefiting Challenge Aspen, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.The concert, at 7 p.m. June 25 on Fanny Hill, is open only to Challenge Aspen participants, volunteers, instructors and donors, who will receive an invitation, and Roaring Fork Valley customers of the event’s title sponsor, Alpine Bank, who must show a personal checkbook or debit card from a local branch of the bank to gain admittance to the open-air venue.

The concert came about rather late in the planning for the fourth annual Vince Gill & Amy Grant Golf Classic at the Snowmass Club. The couple, active in various charity pursuits, has always performed at a private dinner event that is part of the classic and will do so again on Sunday, June 24. But they jumped on the idea for a larger show, said Kirsten Munachen, marketing director for Challenge Aspen. “He’s like, ‘Yeah, let’s bring out our band and do a live performance,'” she said. “This is a huge opportunity.”Gill, who has performed previously at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House, has won a slew of Grammy and Country Music Association awards, while Grant has achieved success in both the contemporary Christian and pop realms.

Concertgoers will have an opportunity to donate to Challenge Aspen on the grounds during the show. The organization offers recreational, cultural and competitive programs for participants with physical or cognitive disabilities.Incidentally, there are still open slots for the Golf Classic; the cost is $2,500 for an individual player and $10,000 for a foursome. Participation includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner and music by Gill and Grant on June 24 at the new Doerr-Hosier Center at Aspen Meadows, then golf on Monday, June 25.

For more on registering for the classic, go to http://www.challengeaspen.comJanet Urquhart’s e-mail address is

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