By Charlene Dean
When the sun gets hot Tecopa is like a lot of desert towns, it goes to sleep. All of the readily-available activities disappear waiting for the return of cooler weather.
Tecopa will gear up for the fall season tomorrow with a new installation at the Tecopa Hot Springs Art Gallery, an artists’ reception, the reopening of Pastel’s Bistro and live music.
Member of the Tecopa Basin Artists Group and owner of Tecopa Hot Springs Resort Amy Noel said the well-known star parties held Friday and Saturday of the weekend closest to the new moon, will start next month.
The artists’ group will present an open show from Nancy Good, Amy Noel, Mary Burke King, Frank King, Merilee Mitchell, Skandar, Cyndi Souza, Donna Yarrell and others. The show will feature mostly photography.
The reception is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., where visitors can meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.
Noel said the bistro will be open for dinner and local musicians will play on the outdoor stage.
Nancy Good, also a musician and a member of the band “Pablo Tecopa & the Dusty Butter Band,” said the group will play shortly after the reception is over.
Good said the musicians started playing together, “just to have some fun. We’re all lifelong musicians and share a love of music.”
The members are Good, who sings lead and backup vocals, and plays guitar, bass and Native American flute.
Paul Barnes also sings and plays guitar and bass, and Ryan Thomas handles the percussion and sings background vocals.
Collectively, the three musicians have over 100 years of experience and play everything from rock and roll, to blues and jazz. They also play some gospel music as well.
Call 760-852-4420 for additional information.