Summertime blues

       At the last show in this year’s Paint the Town Blue live music series Aug. 7 in Bancroft Park, dancers in front of the stage enjoy the music of the Westside Rhythm Kings (not shown). The series, with a different band each Thursday night for eight weeks, was organized again this year by the Pikes Peak Blues Community. The mosaic tile work on the lamp post base was created this summer, one piece at a time, by the Concrete Couch arts nonprofit, working with local volunteers, on a project sponsored by the Old Colorado City Foundation. Two other lamp posts in the park’s stage-front area received similar decorative effects. The fourth post, awaiting electrical repairs, had to wait.

Westside Pioneer photo