Music Scene: Aug. 17–23
Join the party in Montrose celebrating the 2012 USA Pro Challenge cycling race by taking in the Rally with the Wailers concert.
The Jamaican reggae band is set to take the stage at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, on the driving range of the Bridges Golf and Country Club, 2500 Bridges Drive, in Montrose. Gates will open for the concert at 4:30 p.m. and Donnie Morales, the opening act, will play at 5:30 p.m.
Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge will begin in Montrose at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.
The Wailers, originally formed in the 1960s and led by Bob Marley, “sold more than 250 million albums worldwide and have collaborated with musicians such as Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and more,” according to Wailers.com.
Since 2010, the band has been fronted by Koolant, who brought “his own personal expression to Marley’s songs, revitalizing them for young and old alike,” the website says.
The band’s “anchor” is bass player Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who joined the Wailers with his brother in 1969.
General admission tickets to the Montrose concert are $20 and can be purchased through montroseusaprochallenge.com/wailers/.
Take a blanket or chair to the concert. Food and beverages, along with New Belgium Brewing beer selections, will be available to purchase.