Colorado Riverfront Concert tickets on sale Saturday

Although the Colorado Riverfront Concert series doesn’t start until June, tickets to the popular, outdoor summer shows go on sale Saturday, May 3.

Tickets to see Tab Benoit, the Freddy Jones Band and The Subdudes at the James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park in Fruita cost $2 per person, per show and can be purchased at western Colorado City Market locations.

There’s no ticket limit per individual.

The $2 charge is an outlet service fee, said Ron Wilson of Sandstone Concerts.

People also can go to Those five and older will need a ticket.

The Colorado Riverfront Concert series is the largest, single fundraiser for the Colorado Riverfront Commission, which is dedicated to completing an uninterrupted public trail from Palisade to Fruita.

Initially, the series was established thanks to the gift of an anonymous donor nearly 15 years ago. That gift has run out so the commission has sought private and corporate sponsorships to continue the series.

Each concert typically attracts about 1,000 people to the outdoor, grassy area at the Fruita park.

Although the series is making a transition in funding, those attending the concerts will notice few differences at the venue this year, Wilson said.

People will be allowed to bring in their dinner and lawn chairs, but no beverage containers, empty or sealed, will be permitted, including water bottles.

Food and drinks will be for sale inside the venue.

The most noticeable change this year, Wilson said, is in parking. Those who carpool — four people or more in a vehicle — can park for free in the state park while space allows. Vehicles with have fewer than four occupants will be charged $7, the standard park entrance fee.

“This isn’t for the Riverfront,” Wilson said. “This is a state park thing.”

The gates will open at 6 p.m. for all shows, which will run from 7:30–10 p.m. There will be no opening acts.

Louisiana swamp rocker Tab Benoit will play June 12. The Freddy Jones Band, a jam band, will play July 17, and The Subdudes, a Louisiana roots rock band, will close out the series on Aug. 14.


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