Music Scene: Aug. 24–30

R. Carlos Nakai

Will Clipman


Other local music events are:

The Shift, Live in the Vines, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, $5, inn guests free, 464-5777,

Dualakoo, rock, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Rock Jam, Country Jam Ranch in Mack, gates open 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, Lineup: LoCash, 5 p.m.; The Treatment, 7:30 p.m.; Motley Crue and KISS, 8:30 p.m. Gates open noon Saturday, Aug. 25: Lynch Mob, 1 p.m.; Slaughter, 2 p.m.; Black Stone Cherry, 3:45 p.m.; Quiet Riot, 5:15 p.m.; Theory of a Deadman, 7:30 p.m.; Three Doors Down, 10 p.m.,

Three Peace Band, 8 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24–25, JD’s, 155 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-3996.

JamStain, heavy funk, jam, psychedelic groove rock from Southern California, 10 p.m.–2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, Quincy Bar, 609 Main St.,

Wells Fargo Evening Under the Stars featuring Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Centennial Band and Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, Lincoln Park, Symphony Guild’s Brats in the Park, 5 p.m., 243-6787,

Parlours, indie/folk/pop, lounge show, Saturday, Aug. 25, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $3, 241-1717.

Drop Top Lincoln, alternative rock, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

The Tippets from Carbondale, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, The Hot Tomato, 124 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-1117.

The Widowmakers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, Naggy McGees, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

San Juan Chamber Music Fest, Masters of Melody, Max Levinson, Allison Etheridge, Nurit Pacht perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, Wright Opera House, 472 Main St., Ouray; family concert 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, Wright Opera House; Dinner Salon Concert 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at ranch home near Ridgway,, 626-2970, 325-4399,

Kerry Claxton and Adrienne Yauck, bluegrass, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 315 SW Third St., Cedaredge, admission by donation.

Cody Canada & The Departed, doors 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Moab Music Festival, 20th anniversary festival, opens Wednesday, Aug. 29, continues through Sept. 10, various locations in Moab, Utah,, 435-259-7003.

Mary Kleinsorge, classical, flamenco, guitar and vocals, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 315 SW Third St., Cedaredge, admission by donation.

R. Carlos Nakai will fill Avalon Theatre with the sound of the traditional cedar wood flute during a benefit performance with guest percussionist Will Clipman, who hails from Tucson, Ariz.

This concert, which will benefit the Western Colorado Congress, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.

Nakai is of Navajo-Ute heritage and is the “world’s premier performer” on the wood flute. His first album, “Changes,” was released by Canyon Records in 1983, according to his bio at

Nakai has released 37 albums with Canyon Records in addition to albums and guest appearances on other labels, the bio adds.

Nakai has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, and has worked with Grammy-winning flutist Paul Horn, guitarist/luthier William Eaton, composer James DeMars, two-time Grammy-winning producer Billy Williams and others.

He has sold more than 4 million albums in the course of his career.

Go to and click on the R. Carlos Nakai tab to learn more and listen to select songs.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at or call 877-434-8497.

For information, call 256-7650 or go to


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