Previous events


Special music for TRUU service--Daughter of America

TRUU (Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist), Third Street Center, Carbondale CO 81623

Nicolette Toussaint and I will reprise our service, Daughter of America, with a few updates! Nicolette has a fascinating story about her heritage, from the 1600s in America. And it will make us all think about who we really are as Americans. The service will be in-person and also online via Zoom (email for the link) and Facebook at TRUU


Ellen Stapenhorst in Concert at the Mountain Chalet

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Mountain Chalet, 5th Floor, 333 East Durant, Aspen, CO

After being with many of you online over the last year and a half (SIP & Song), I’m looking forward to sharing songs, stories and camaraderie in person! The Songwriter Showcase has been a highlight for me for years, so I’ll be stepping in with mainly original songs from my lifelong journey as a folksinger, from the LA coffee houses of the Sixties to the thriving music scene of Aspen in the Seventies, and onward through the years as a singer-songwriter committed to bringing people together with music. I’ve been inspired by John Denver—his music and life of service to making things better here on Earth—from the first time I met him in 1966. And my years of traveling and working with my dear friend Tom Crum confirmed for me the power of music and other arts, including aikido…seems like they’re needed more than ever now.

Suggested donation $20 at the door (cash or check preferred) or pay what you can. Masks are required for this indoor concert and all Pitkin County Covid guidelines will be followed--a fun, safe and heartfelt time!


AppleFest - Ellen Stapenhorst in Concert

Cedaredge Town Park, Main Stage, Cedaredge CO

This great festival celebrating the season is back! I'll be on the Main Stage at Town Park at 11 am, and who knows...there might be a special guest sitting in with me! Looking forward to it. It's a free festival on October 2 & 3 with music, crafts, food and great people!


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!