Entertainment briefs: April 21–27

Free tickets available for Riverfront Concert Series

Tickets are available for the three concerts in the 2017 Colorado Riverfront Concert Series.

Tinsley Ellis will start off the series with the blues on May 25, followed by jazz and soul band Big Sam’s Funky Nation on June 8 and the Fabulous Thunderbirds on June 29.

The tickets are free, but there is a service charge for each ticket. Tickets for all three shows are available at area City Market stores and ticketswest.com. Children younger than age 5 do not need a ticket.

The concerts are held outside along the Colorado River at the Fruita Section of the James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park. The Fruita Section is off Colorado Highway 340 in Fruita, just a half-mile south of Interstate 70. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the concerts start at 7:30 p.m.

Information about the bands and what concert-goers are allowed bring with them to the event can be found at riverfrontproject.org/concert-series.

Museum offering Dino Digs during summer


Museums of Western Colorado will host half-day to three-day Dino Digs this summer and invites you to be a part of the fun.

Last summer, an 8-year-old boy participating in a dig found what is thought to be the fourth known intact skull of an apatosaurus, a news release said.

All ages can become paleontologists-for-a-day through Dino Digs, working with professional paleontologists at area sites.

Participants join “paleontological field crew where they learn hand quarrying techniques, as well as fossil identification and proper stewardship of paleontological resources on public lands,” the release said.

A variety of Dino Dig experiences are available from May 22 through Aug. 16 and range in the cost from $65–$375 per person, including transportation, guide/instruction and tools. Full-day digs include lunch.

Discounts are offered to youth and families and availability, activities and age requirements vary by site.

Go to dinodigs.org or call Carla Hatch at 242-0971, ext. 212, for information and reservations.

Country Jam announces daily lineup


The daily lineup was recently announced for the 2017 Country Jam set for June 15–18 in Mack. Here is that lineup:

June 15: Sasha McVeigh, Smithfield, Sammy Kershaw, Randy Houser and Justin Moore.

June 16: Sammy Arriaga, Cody Johnson, Parmalee, Chris Young and Jason Aldean.

June 17: Devon Worley Band, Farewell Angelina, Frankie Ballard, Old Dominion and Kenny Chesney.

June 18: American Young, Mo Pitney, Kane Brown, Gretchen Wilson and Thomas Rhett.

Single-day and four-day tickets as well as camping information are available at countryjam.com.


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