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Ellen Stapenhorst at Picklefest Paonia

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Apple Valley Park, Pan American, Paonia Colorado

All day festival featuring pickleball and all things pickle! 9 am-6:45 pm. Games, tournament, pickle contest--celebration of preserving the North Fork Valley Harvest. Sponsored by The Learning Council and the North Fork Pool and Recreation Department. I'll be singing in the afternoon along with a bunch of other musicians.

Ellen & Steve Stapenhorst in Concert

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

A special concert with western Colorado singer/songwriter Ellen Stapenhorst. Part of the Aspen in October events celebrating John Denver, Ellen will share her original uplifting, thoughtful and sometimes funny songs and stories. It's been a journey, and Ellen's strong musicianship and welcoming voice will go from her heart to yours! With special guest brother Steve Stapenhorst, in for a quick visit from SoCal. Steve has frequently been seen as an actor on TV shows and movies and is well-known for writing All of My Skies, a beloved tribute to John Denver. The show is by donation...hope to see you there!


Ellen Stapenhorst in Concert at Mountain Harvest Festival

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Paonia Town Park, 700 Fourth Street, Paonia, Colorado

I'm happy to be back again to sing and entertain from the Gazebo at Paonia's Town Park. Mountain Harvest Festival is a great annual celebration of the area's musical, artistic and agricultural riches. MHF runs all weekend from September 22-24 throughout the North Fork Valley.


Paonia House Concert with Ellen Stapenhorst

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Private home in Paonia, Paonia Colorado

The second annual outdoor house concert at the historic Stewart Mesa Schoolhouse in Paonia. Music, refreshments and camaraderie in the beautiful setting. Please feel free to bring a beverage or snack to share. By donation. RSVP requested for details and parking info--contact me at or 970 948-0315


Paul Frazier and Ellen Stapenhorst in Concert

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Creamery Arts Center, 165 Bridge Street, Hotchkiss Colorado

Paul is one of my favorite musicians...great guitar picker, singer and songwriter. I was lucky enough to sing with him and the Metamoocil Mountain Boys many times a few years ago (I was an official Moocilette!) and I've looked forward to playing some music with him again! We'll do this early evening show at the Creamery, each playing a few tunes by ourselves then doing a set together. Feels like a magical evening to me! Suggested donation is $15, and beverages and snacks will be available. Hope to see you there!


Always a special and beautiful event! Come on the Gondola and enjoy the music and the service, have breakfast at the Sundeck and ski or ride the Gondola back down. With one of my favorite singers and musical partners, Mack Bailey, and Rev. Nicholas Vesey leading the service. Foot passes for Gondola are starts running at 7:30 am.