Live at Five 10th year Anniversary!

The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce and the Denali Arts Council are proud to bring you the 10th season of Live @ Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series.  

Live @ Five 2020 will run from June 26th through August 28th, bringing you LIVE music every Friday evening, from 5-6pm NOW STREAMING ON KTNA 88.9FM. Friday evening link will be posted on KTNA and DAC’s Instagram to stream from Facebook as well! 

Together with the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce and the help of KTNA, our local radio station we’ve been able to pull off sharing live music with you in the midst of great change and uncertainty. Bravo Talkeetna community!

We’ re so very excited to offer this annual celebration of artists still and are beyond grateful to have the support of our local partners and community sponsors!

6/26 Steve Durr


Steve Durr Alaskan balladeer,  since God knows when.


 7/3 9Th Army Arctic Warrior Band


The 9th Army “Arctic Warrior” Band is composed of soldiers who serve U.S. Army

Alaska by providing music through the full spectrum of military operations. Their goal is to instill in our soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad.



7/10 Artificial Horizon

Artificial Horizon is a Bush Funk band from Talkeetna, Alaska.

Butchy Fuego and Jason Ajemian 



7/17  Jonathan Durr “Slick”

Lifelong guitarist and songwriter who lives north of Talkeetna in a log cabin and thrives on a subsistence lifestyle. He has two albums to his credit.

7/24 Hank Cramer 

Hank Cramer is one of the best-loved folksingers in the American West. He is widely known for his booming bass voice, smooth picking on a vintage flat-top guitar, and his wry sense of humor. He has a repertoire of over a thousand modern and traditional songs, spanning the genres of celtic, appalachian, maritime, cowboy, and plain old folk music. He is more than simply a performer, however. He is a historian and educator who weaves music and history into presentations which bring to life the rich story of America’s westward movement, and give his audiences insight into the “folk process” by which traditional songs evolve and change to describe new events. Hank was born in North Carolina.

7/31 Pipeline Vocal Project

Adriana Latonio – Soprano
Molly Dieni – Alto/Bass
Lisa Hawkins Alto/Vocal Percussion
Pipeline Vocal Project is Alaska’s first contemporary a cappella vocal trio. We are comprised of a lead, bass and vocal percussion.  PVP is committed to promoting contemporary a cappella through education and performance in Alaska. 


8/7 Denali Cooks

Alaska’s favorite band!  Original music, fresh lyrics, amazing musicianship and magical harmonies. Every Cooks show is worthy of a road trip to go and listen and dance to their feel-good Alaskan rock and roll!

Aug 14 Jonathan Cannamore solo set from “Concrete to Clouds”

Jonathan Cannamore is a singer and guitarist for Anchorage-based rock band Concrete to Clouds. The band formed in 2018 after the 2018 Battle for Warped tour where the band was previously named Cannamore. Music by Concrete to Clouds is heavily inspired by east coast emo-rock bands like Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra. Their first album All This was released in 2019 and they’ve since released a single titled “Characters,” in March of 2020 with hopes of an EP or album to be released later in the year.

Aug 21 Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise

MC/ Poet/ Songwriter Kuf Knotz and classically trained Harpist / Guitarist / Pianist / Vocalist Christine Elise have combined forces to create a new album. The unlikely pair connected and built the project with a similar vision, wanting to create positive, forward thinking music driven by a strong message. Both individuals are intrinsically motivated to foster community growth through musical expression.

​Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise offer motivational creative arts workshops and performances at various settings such as hospitals, schools and community centers. Their mission is to use the power of music, personal experience and empathetic relation to help individuals grow to meet their fullest potential.

​Christine Elise has a strong background in music therapy having delivered music therapy services to children, adults, and seniors with developmental delays, special needs and those needing emotional support.  Finding a passion for community music therapy, she has facilitated group sessions for professionals and clients in the USA, South Africa, Peru and Jamaica.  She has presented at national and regional music therapy conferences, with a focus on her community music therapy work, as well as written three scholarly articles published by Music Therapy Perspectives.

Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists which has led him to open for a very diverse number of acts –  Ms Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Common, G-love, Wyclef Jean, Slick Rick, The Wailers, Robert Randolph, Steel Pulse, Arrested Development, Robert Glasper, Inspectah Deck, Rising Appalachia,  Zac Deputy, Josh Ritter, B.O.B, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Kabaka Pyramid, Yellowman , Soulive , Easy Star Allstars, Ozomatli  &  Bruce Springsteen.

28 Jimmy Sandy

Classic rock, blues, ballards and reggae from the 60’s and 70’s-Pink Floyd inspired original instrumental improv.


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