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 5-7 pm in the Talkeetna Village Park.

Together with the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce we’ve decided to allow a bit of time for the recent Covid-19 mandates to slowly open as we reintroduce social gatherings in our village. We understand the safety concerns and aim to meet the needs of state guidelines to protect our community’s health and in return ask individuals to also take the precautions while engaging at public events.

We are so very excited to offer this annual celebration of artists and are looking forward to seeing our community out supporting them!

We know that life has been a bit strange but it wouldn’t be a Talkeetna Summer without Live at Five! Let’s do our part and take extra care this summer season.

This is a family friendly event. Bring your picnic baskets, SANITIZER, your social distant props (lawn chairs and blankets), and enjoy musicians from all over the state and few visiting guests!!

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 ED Washington

R&B Singer-songwriter Ed Washington is an Alaska born and raised musician following his passion in school and on stage.

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 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.

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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