BBQ and blues begin at Gateway Canyons

Go ahead and wallow in some end-of-the-summer blues with the Barbecue Blues Festival at Gateway Canyons Resort.

The third annual festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 3, is a New Orleans-style summer send off featuring barbecue, arts and craft vendors and a music lineup featuring five blues artists.

Gates open at noon and the music begins at 2 p.m. with Little Joe McLerran and Robbie Mack. The Dream Boats perform at 3:30 p.m.; The Brian Hornbuckle Band, 5 p.m.; Steve Crenshaw, 6:30 p.m.; and the Hazel Miller Band, 8:30 p.m.

Fireworks will decorate the sky at 9:30 p.m. followed by an encore from the Hazel Miller Band.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Purchase advance tickets at Mesa County City Market stores and Gateway Canyons’ main office, 2454 Patterson Road, No. 200, in Grand Junction.

Go to for information or call 931-2458.


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