Music Scene

Rusted Root


Other music events in the area:

Jack + Jill, alternative rock, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

The Tankerays, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Sacred and Profane, classic anthems followed by music for trick-or-treating presented by Western Colorado Chorale, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26–27, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., $18 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students,

Goodman Band, Halloween party, 9 p.m.–close Saturday, Oct. 27, Palisade Livery, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

Jack + Jill, Halloween show, 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., 464-1462.

Blind Strike, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Two on Tap: A Tribute to Song and Dance, Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association concert series, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, 835-4480, 249-9154, 921-4142.

Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Classics: Across the Pond featuring violist Dan Fellows, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., $15–$25 adults, $5 students, 243-6787,

Drop Top Lincoln, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Colorado Mesa University Faculty Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., 248-1604.

From the music scene of blue-collar Pittsburgh, comes Rusted Root, a group known for its fusion of acoustic, rock and world music, not to mention jam-packed tour schedule.

This year, that tour makes a local stop at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Rusted Root’s stop in Grand Junction is part of its 20th anniversary tour so concert-goers can expect to hear a variety of new and old tunes.

Rusted Root released its debut album, “Cruel Sun,” in 1992, then signed with Mercury Records to release the 1994 platinum album, “When I Woke,” which featured hits “Send Me On My Way, “Ecstasy” and “Martyr,” according to

For the past 20 years, the band has toured with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Santana, The Allman Brothers Band and the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour, the website says.

The Halloween show is for those 21 and older. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show.

Go to or call 241-1717 for tickets.

Local band Zolopht and the Destroyers open for Rusted Roots.


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