Previous events


Ellen Stapenhorst & Randall Utterback at Mountain Harvest Festival

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Paonia Town Park, 700 Fourth Street, Paonia, Colorado

A great festival, celebrating the harvest of food and the arts. I'm happy to be joined by Randall Utterback for this show at the Paonia Town Park Stage on Saturday morning


Paonia Garden Concert

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Private home on Pitkin Mesa, Paonia, CO

You’re invited to a Garden Concert at Lynn Mattingly’s lovely home in Paonia. I’m looking forward to playing for you in person…I have new songs and stories as well as old favorites to share, and I love doing that in an intimate home concert setting! Gathering at 5 pm for socializing and refreshments, music will start at 5:30. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring a beverage or snack if you have something special you want, or a favorite camp chair.
Given the changing COVID-19 situation, we are requesting that you be vaccinated and/or wear a mask. In case of inclement weather, we may move inside if everyone is masked. We have different needs for feeling covid-safe, so we ask everyone to be mindful and honor their friends and neighbors at the concert.

Please RSVP to Lynn at or 970 260-2460 for directions. A $20 donation is suggested, and you’ll get one of my CDs!


Severin Browne's First Friday Streaming Shows

Joining my dear friend and wonderful songwriter/musician Severin Browne for his long-running First Friday Show ...we'll be streaming it! Friday September 3rd at 5 - 7pm Pacific Time. Tune in for the first hour, 5 till 6 PM with the featured artist, Ellen Stapenhorst (6 pm MDT) Severin Browne will close the show from 6 till 7 PM (7-8 pm MDT) Via Zoom to Facebook Live at the following pages: Severin Browne's timeline: Severin Browne's Music Page: The First Friday Streaming Page:


North Fork Community Chorus Concert

Paonia Town Park, Paonia, CO

Our lovely community chorus, under the direction of Stephanie Helleckson. I'm excited that one of my works, Our World, will be featured on the program. By donation.


Happy Hour at the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center

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Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, 195 West Main, Cedaredge, Colorado

Free Happy Hour concert at the GMAEC...a great summer event! Rain or shine. Usually outside, bring your own chair. If it's raining, we'll be inside. Refreshments will be available for purchase, as well as appetizers from the Lost Mesa Grill. I'll be joined for at least a few songs by David Starr. Hope to see you!


Story Share 2021 - A Celebration of North Fork Family History

Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226-228 Grand Avenue, Paonia, CO

This event, sponsored by the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, brings together stories from longtime North Fork Valley families with local writers and artists for prose, poetry, song, art and improv inspired by the history. This event has been moved from Town Park to the Sage Alley, behind the Blue Sage. Food and beverages will be available. Visit or call 970 527-7243 for more information


Ellen Stapenhorst in Concert at the Paonia Library

Paonia Library, Paonia, Colorado

The kick-off outdoor free concert for this June series with local musicians. It'll be outside in the amphitheatre...feel free to bring a cushion and refreshments and sit back and enjoy an hour of music and community.

Ellen in Concert at the Grand Mesa Arts Center Summer Happy Hour

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Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center, 195 West Main, Cedaredge, Colorado

The kick-off concert for this summer series. Outside in the parking lot, bring your own chair! Refreshments are available and proceeds benefit the GMAEC. Admission is free, tips appreciated. I can hardly wait to sing for folks in person again! Lots of new songs and stories as we emerge from hibernation...