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The musical group plays two shows on Saturday, March 24, in Colton, and admission is free

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: ASPEN MEADOW BAND - Members of the Aspen Meadow Band take ot the stage during their annual Summer Finally Got Here concert.

In an upcoming concert, the Aspen Meadow Band is encouraging people to reach for the stars.

The theme of the Saturday, March 24, event is "dream with your eyes wide open." The free concert will have one showing from 4-6 p.m. and another from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Aspen Meadow Amphitheater, 24232 S. Upper Highland Road, Colton.

"(One of our goals) this year is dreaming with no limits," said Desi Aamodt, a member of the band's public relations team. "What does dreaming with your eyes wide open look like?"

The band was inspired to put the shows on to "do something to express our thankfulness for all of our opportunities last year, and (because of) our goals this year."

The concert will feature a variety of music, including Billy Joel and Motown inspired songs.

"It's all new music, and things we haven't done before," Aamodt said. "It's going to be a high energy, uplifting and rocking time."

Though the concert will begin as a seated show, but attendees are encouraged to stand and dance along with the music if they wish.

"Our hope is that everyone will want to stand and move their chairs back and have it become a dance floor," she said. "It's a time to get down and party with the person next to you. Maybe you don't know them, but you will after the show."

Aamodt added that all ages are welcome at the concert.

"It's for everyone," she said. "If you're a family of five kids, bring them all. Or if it's just you and your spouse or date, perfect. There will be a song everyone can relate to at least once."CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: ASPEN MEADOW BAND - Members of the Aspen Meadow Band are triumphant during a previous concert. The band strives to use music to make audiences feel uplifted.

Founded in 2005, the Aspen Meadow Band consists of 16 musicians. The band strives to use music of any genre to uplift listeners.

They are eager to connect with people at the upcoming concert.

"Every band member is relatable, feels the music with their heart and loves to give music as a gift," Aamodt said. "They're not looking for fame. They want people to enjoy the music with them. They want interactions (with the audience)."

Aamodt enjoys the friendly atmosphere of the concerts.

"I always love seeing people's faces," she said. "When people leave everyone has a smile on their face."

The band hopes people leave the concert feeling inspired.

"We hope people will be inspired to dream, and learn something new about life and themselves," Aamodt said. "We're all people, and everyone has the worth of dreaming and being themselves."

IF YOU GO

What: Free concert by the Aspen Meadow Band

When: Showings from 4-6 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24.

Where: 24232 S. Upper Highland Road, Colton


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