Rise: A Women's Singer/Songwriter Celebration

October 20, 2017 @ 6:00PM — 9:30PM

Join us as we empower women with music.

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


About the Concert

The Zonta Club of Fort Collins Foundation invites you to attend our 2nd Annual Fundraiser. Our women singer/songwriters are Colleen Crosson, Pam Tompkins, Rosann Winn, and Saja Butler.

You can purchase your tickets in advance for $15 today or $20 at the door.

We are raising funds to complete the "Her Legacy: Women of Fort Collins" public art exhibit that we are excited to create in Old Town as a part of the renovation project. We are recognizing women's accomplishments with ties to Fort Collins who contributed to the fabric of our community. Join us for a night of inspiring music while supporting a project that will benefit our community for years to come.

About the Artists

Colleen Crosson

Vocalist/guitarist Colleen Crosson has been performing in Colorado and surrounding areas for over 35 years. Her musical styles are diverse, ranging from new acoustic/contemporary folk to jazz, country, gospel, bluegrass, and rhythm and blues/rock. She has performed with numerous groups over the years, including the country band Rounder, the R & B/rock band Hot to Go, the a cappella group, Our Mothers' Daughters, (who released a CD, "Carry On" in 2001), and the Bob Hollister Band, with whom she recorded 3 CDs (most recently in 2003), and won 2nd and 4th place in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest (1993 and 1994). She currently performs solo (vocals and acoustic guitar), as well as with her husband, keyboardist Mark Sloniker.

Pam Tompkins

Pam Tompkins is a private piano teacher. She teaches in her home music studio in Fort Collins, CO. She studied Music Education, with a major in Piano Performance at Florida State University and Colorado State University. In addition, she plays with a variety of local music groups and regularly performs at Timberline Church. Pam teaches after school at T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge as well.

Rosann Winn

Rosann Winn is a Singer-Songwriter & Private Music Instructor based in Fort Collins, Colorado. She's been making music professionally for more than 20 years. She performs in both the acoustic folk and jazz genres and appears in many settings, from solo voice-guitar performances to small combos to lead vocalist with the 18-piece Colorado Swing Big Band. Rosann's vocal has been described as smooth, light, and melodic. Both her original songs and the cover music she presents share stories of love, loss, hope, faith, and belief. Rosann describes her mission as "creating and performing music to encourage, uplift, and inspire.

Saja Butler

By day Saja Butler teaches banjo, guitar and ukulele lessons at her Urban Monk Studio. By night, she sings and plays with the band Lois and the Lantern. With both, she lives her truth: that music is elemental to the human experience.

Her popularity as a teacher attracted the attention of Bohemian Foundation, which hired her as a utility staff member for the Music District. In that role, Butler will expand what she's already been doing: connecting students with teachers who think outside the box. "We've forgotten how much music is fun," she says. "It's energy and light. We need that now more than ever."

Since moving to Fort Collins in 2007, Saja has taught thousands of people to play guitar, banjo, ukulele and how to sing beautifully. Her students range from 7 to 77 (and up!). No matter where you're at in skill, Saja can teach you how to play well, write your own tunes, and perform your favorite songs with soul and power.

About Saja...She's a poet. She's sage. She's soul. In short, Saja Butler's a musical muse calling you over for a righteous jam.

Event Location
Every Day Joe's Coffee House
144 S Mason Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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