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Legend Jim Salestrom sings in Silverthorne

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In addition to John Denver, Jim Salestrom has performed on stage or recorded with such diverse performers as Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Livingston Taylor, Kenny Rogers and more.
Courtesy National Repertory Orchestra

On Wednesday the National Repertory Orchestra will present “An Evening with Jim Salestrom Singing Songs of the Rockies” at the Silverthorne Pavilion.

Six NRO alumni will join Salestrom along with composer, arranger, pianist and conductor Ken Miller. Proceeds will directly benefit the NRO and their mission of “changing lives through music.”

Salestrom recorded vocals and banjo on John Denver’s “Different Directions” and sang with Denver in concert. When Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” became the co-official state song of Colorado in 2007, Salestrom sang the song at the Colorado State Capitol.

In addition to Denver, Salestrom has performed on stage or recorded with diverse performers such as Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Livingston Taylor, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Pure Prairie League, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Michael Johnson, Ronny Cox, Dave Loggins, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Amazing Rhythm Aces and more. He is currently a member of the Wild Jimbos.

People may have heard Miller’s music on multiple television shows such as “The Big Bang Theory,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Middle,” “Desperate Housewives,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” along with feature films and documentaries. Miller retired from the US Air Force at the US Air Force Academy as Chief Arranger in 1997. He is currently the director of music and entertainment for the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. 

Doors open at 6:30pm with show time at 7. General admission tickets are $25 in advance for adults and $10 in advance for 18 and under. Adult tickets increase to $30 at the door. Visit NROMusic.org to purchase.

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