AARP Colorado was a proud sponsor of KUVO’s Eighth Annual signature event, Live at the Vineyards, last month at the Balistreri Vineyards, just north of downtown Denver.
The event, featuring nationally-known performer and recording artist Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz band, attracted a diverse crowd of about 1,200 people.
AARP El Comite´ volunteers Ruth Sanchez and Cecilia Flores were among those who
attended. They engaged in networking, doing their best to talk about what they do with AARP and cheering when AARP Colorado was recognized from the stage.
“This is a great event,” said Angela Cortez, AARP Colorado communications director, who also attended the event. “The exposure we’re receiving here is amazing, our hard-working volunteers are having some fun, and we get to support an important public radio station in the community that focuses on diversity.”
A heavy downpour didn’t dampen the spirits of the lively crowd. The event was sold out, and the dance floor was packed for every song.
In addition to Poncho Sanchez, the KUVO event featured gourmet food from some of Denver’s best restaurants, and a wine tasting.
KUVO Jazz89 is a public radio station that presents the best in community, culture and music. It recently merged with Rocky Mountain PBS.
Through its broadcasts, KUVO also is spreading the word about El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado, which is an upcoming event of AARP Colorado to take place Sept. 25 of this year to showcase the historical importance of a part of the civil rights struggle in Colorado in the 1960s and 1970s.