David Lescht, the man responsible for bringing hours upon hours of free live music to New Mexico each summer during the Santa Fe Bandstand project, died unexpectedly early Friday morning.
Lescht was also responsible for starting the Outside In program which brought music to prisoners, hospitals and shut-ins. He believed that music helped people deal with boredom, isolation and despair and told the Santa Fe New Mexican that "I just try to bring a little light from the outside into dark place."
Lescht was also a beloved afternoon freeform host here at KUNM and will be greatly missed.
Lescht's family will host a viewing Tuesday 5/8 from 5pm to 8pm at the Lensic Theatre in downtown Santa Fe. Thursday at 5pm at the Santa Fe Bandstand friends of Lescht will produce a concert celebration of his life. They encourage folks to wear Bandstand T-shirts.