Sim Balkey/Courtesy photo
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES NEWS
Sim Balkey will take the stage in the second live concert back at Ashley Pond in the 2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota of Santa Fe and produced by Sancre Productions and Los Alamos County. This country singer sensation takes the stage following opening acts by the Ordinary Things Band, Santa Fe Symphony Association and the Family YMCA. Festivities start at 6pm.
A rising star in New Mexico, Sim Balkey is a musical genius when it comes to telling stories through melody and lyric. Drawing vocal inspiration from the likes of Justin Moore and Gary Allen, he’s created his own sound, putting a modern twist on traditional country music that he describes as “George Strait vocals over an Eric Church track.” In 2015, Balkey released his second studio album, with first single “How ‘Bout We Do That Tonight” quickly rising on the Top 100 Texas Chart. Since the release, he has toured all over the Midwest and southwest, at times finding himself playing shows alongside country music stars like Eric Church, Chris Young, and others, as well as performing at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe. Currently, Balkey is writing and recording for his third studio album, which is scheduled for release this summer. For more information about the band visit www.simbalkey.com
All remaining concerts in the 2021 series will include robust food vendor offerings, poured and packaged alcohol in the NM Craft Beverage Garden by Santa Fe Spirits, exciting opening bands, youth music performances, a Community Partners tabling area, and all new 2021 Toyota of Santa Fe cars, trucks and SUVs at the concert exhibit pad near the Justice Center. This week’s opening acts include Albuquerque Indie rock band, Ordinary Things, Jazz by the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association and pre-concert exercises by Alamos Family YMCA. The official Los Alamos Summer Concert Series afterparty will take place at the VFW immediately following the show.
This Friday’s concert is sponsored by RayLee Homes and Title Guaranty who also sponsored the 2020 Sim Balkey virtual concert during the 2020 Los Alamos Virtual Concert Series. “Sponsors are the lifeblood of our concert series,” explained Sancre Productions Spokeswoman Monica Griego. “We are honored to have the support of new business sponsors RayLee Homes and Title Guaranty who teamed up together to bring Sim Balkey to the 2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series lineup.” For more information about the sponsors visit: www.rayleehomes.com and www.titleguarantynm.com.
Sponsors for the 2021 Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series presented by Toyota of Santa Fe are: Enterprise Bank & Trust, Los Alamos Daily Post, RayLee Homes, Century Bank, Title Guaranty, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, N3B, Plateau Property Management, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Zia Credit Union, Del Norte Credit Union, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union, Los Alamos MainStreet, Waterstone Mortgage, SMSI, Merrick, Longenecker & Associates, The New Mexico Consortium, and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Santa Fe. Connect with the concert series at: www.LosAlamosSummerConcertSeries.com. Find the series on Facebook under @LosAlamosSummerConcertSeries, and on Instagram using @LosAlamosSummerConcertSeries.
The Ordinary Things Band from Albuquerque will open for Sim Balkey on Friday, July 23 at Ashley Pond. The band played in the 2021 virtual line-up on the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Youtube channel. Courtesy photo