Briefs: OA Music Scene September 19, 2008

Award-winning musician to perform at Xian Wei

Acoustic performer and award-winning songwriter Jonathan Kingham performs Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Xian Wei, 1530 North Ave.

According to his Web site,, Kingham’s accolades include first place honors at a National Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Contest and in The Unisong International Song Contest. Two years in a row he placed in the top five of the John Lennon Song contest.

If that’s not enough, add a first place award in the folk category and the overall grand prize at a USA Songwriting Competition with 33,000 worldwide entries.

Kingham’s singing has been featured in films, soap operas and the WB network show “Felicity.”

The music starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $7.

Call 242-8131 or go to for information.

Here is a look at other music events in the area:

•  Zach Edwards Band, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19–20, 241-5179.

•  Jeremy Riddle and Five Face Down with speaker and author Josh McDowell and Max Barnett, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, $25 for first session, proceeds benefit The Christ Center; second session free for students ages 25 and under with ID, 243-8848,

•  Cathy Bolton, Michigan singer/songwriter hosted by the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild at a private Eagle Hill Ranch home, 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, $25, tickets limited, 626-2970.

 • Mesa State College Music Faculty Gala featuring tenor Jack Delmore, trumpet player Calvin Hofer and oboist Mary Lindsey Bailey, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, catered reception will follow, 248-1604,

•  Goodman, Boomers, 436 Main St., 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, $7, 248-9022.

•  Flat Top Reed, roots, blues, alternative country and Americana, Cavett House, 359 Colorado Ave., 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 255-1667.

•  KEXO Mexican Dance, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, $10, ages 13 plus, 241-1717,

•  The SwampCoolers, brewglass music, Breckenridge Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 6–9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 242-7253.

•  Flashback, Boomers, 436 Main St., 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, $7, 248-9022.

•  Exit 42, Western Rockies Federal Credit Union, 577 Kokopelli Blvd., Fruita, 1–3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 858-7422,

•  Goin’ Chopin — Got the Liszt? Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra with guest pianist Janina Fialkowska, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, $18, $23, $27, discounts for seniors and students, 243-6787,

•  Terri Marie, Cavett House, 359 Colorado Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 255-1667.

•  Sean Flanigan, trombone, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604,

•  Chad Lee, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 25–27, 241-5179.


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