Booo-gie at the Barn
The Boogie's give us foot stompin' good times with neighbors and friends….this is the image of the old fashioned barn dance. They are rare these days, but the tradition is alive again in Evergreen. The beautiful 100 year-old Alderfer Barn at Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park came back to life in a big way. The local community came together with hammers in hand to build a stage, clean it up and make this barn available to the public, typically used for storage by the Evergreen Park & Recreation District. In the fall of 2012, the caretakers of the old Alderfer Ranch House and property, John and Pandora Erlandson, in partnership with EPRD, produced the first "Boogie at the Barn". Touted by many as “the best party Evergreen has had in years”, it was a huge success with almost 300 people in attendance. Now, “Boogie” is a tradition with four great barn dances a year. The events are produced with local volunteers called the “The Boogie Brain Trust”, a group of fun-loving charitable volunteers in conjunction with PandoraJohnProductions and local sponsors. As the Alderfer Barn is no longer open to the public, the barn dances are held at the Evergreen Memorial Barn, another great venue. There is always quality music, a wonderful vibe and terrific people. Bands have included Something Underground, Homeslice, Wendy Woo, The Indulgers, The Trubelos, Ryan Chrys and the Roughcuts, Open Space, Angie Stevens, Subject2Change,and many more. In addition, Boogie raises money for many local causes and charities. In 2017 Boogie raised over $17,000! Beneficiaries over the years have included (but not limited to) Mountain Area Land Trust, EChO, Alpine Rescue Team, Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability, Conifer Rotary Reading Program, EPRD Special Needs Program, Leadership Evergreen, a local defibulator program, and a local resident whose home was destroyed by fire. Come on out and Boogie!