Music Scene: Aug. 25–31

Kimberly Dunn



Spunky country singer and songwriter Kimberly Dunn will perform Friday, Aug. 25, at Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way.

Doors will open at 8 p.m. Country/pop duo Carrie Welling and Kasey Williams will play from 8–9:45 p.m. and Texas native Dunn will take the stage at 10 p.m.

“The first thing that gets you about country singer Kimberly Dunn is her friendly and spunky personality,” says the singer’s bio at kimberlydunnmusic.com. “Then, when she starts strumming her guitar and singing in a country voice both tender and powerful, you’re hooked.”

Dunn originally wanted to become a veterinarian, but her plans changed after seeing guitarist Eric Johnson in concert when she was 13, the bio said.

The day after the concert she bought a guitar. Ten years later, she graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in agricultural leadership and a minor in music. She also won a Battle of the Bands contest her senior year at the university.

In a spotlight video interview with Jack Ingram’s Songwriting Series posted at warehouse2565.com, Dunn is described as having a “tremendous work ethic, a magnetic stage presence, and hooky song-writing chops.”

She has released three EPs, produced at the Bismeaux Recording Studio in Austin, Texas: “One Foot Over the Other,” “The Road” and “Trashy Side.”

“Trashy Side” is “kind of all over the place, but a road map of where I’ve been,” and “is absolutely where I’m going,” she said in the video.

“I am a high energy person — normally — without coffee,without green tea, but I love all those things. And my band and I love to have fun on stage. We love to jump around,” she said. “I am a student of rock music. I grew up listening to classic rock and bluegrass so it’s kind of like those had a baby in the new day and age right now.”

Tickets to the show cost $10 and are available of monumentalevents.com, by calling 800-626-8497 or at the Monumental Events Box Office at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.

Other music events in the area:

Cimarron Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to a variety of country and rock ‘n’ roll, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Cadmium, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., theatrical rock band from France, $10 in advance, $15 day of show, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Clyde and The Milltailers, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., local alternative folk, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, tickets at 241-8801, ext. 223, kafmradio.org.

Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, The Ute Theater, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle, featuring Rob Eaton from Dark Star Orchestra, $20–$25, tickets at brownsvillepresents.com.

Jack + Jill and Haven Effect, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, 765-2210.

Shaky Hand String Band, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, old time tunes/modern jam band, 464-1462.

Will Whalen, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, Paradox Grill, Gateway Canyons Resort, 43200 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway; 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, The Entrada, Gateway Canyons Resort, 931-2458.

Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Evening Under the Stars, Saturday, Aug. 26, Sherwood Park, Grand Junction Symphony Guild’s Brats in the Park fundraiser 5:30 p.m., music by Grand Junction Centennial Band and Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra at 6:30 p.m., free, take lawn chairs, gjso.org, 243-6787.

Grass Roots Revival, 9–11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, gospel born/Southern rock bred, with country blues and soul mixed in, warehouse2565.com.

Awaiting Eternity, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., CD release show with New Fall of Man, Infused Corruption, Sworn us Under and Augmented, $8, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Gerry Goodman Band, 6–10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs, classic rock, free tram or adventure vehicle ride beginning at 4 p.m. with the donation of a can of food for the LiftUp food pantry, 800-530-1635, GlenwoodCaverns.com.

Ralph Dinosaur, 7–9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., Garden Groove Summer Concert Series, tickets at strivecolorado.org/events.

Andrew Wynne, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Horsefly Brewing Co., 846 E. Main St., Montrose, folk rock singer/songwriter from Denver, 249-6889.

John Hatanaka, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

HooDoo HEDZ, 8:30–11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, CB’s Tavern, 334 Main St., Delta, 399-3292.

Huey, 2–5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Garfield Estates, 3572 G Road, Palisade, Summer Music Series, Colorado Craving food truck, drink specials, 464-0941.

Jack + Jill, Flat Top Reed, & Clyde McGee, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, during the Gears & Beers Festival, beer and bike vendors, 268-5700, powderhorn.com.

Victor Andrada, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, Third and Main streets, downtown Palisade, during the Palisade Farmers Market, 464-5602, facebook.com/PalisadeFarmersMarket.

¡Mayday!, 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., rap, $15 in advance, $20 day of show, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Elise Anderson, 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 215 SW Third St., Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series concert, classical harp, admission by donation, 210-0471.

Goodman Jam, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, with Gerry Goodman and friends, take your guitar and singing voice, 434-9428.

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to Western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Quiles & Cloud, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $10, cavalcadefruita.com, 260-5413.

The Fine Constant, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., instrumental progressive from Madison, Wisconsin, $10 in advance, $12 day of show, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Moab Music Festival 25th anniversary season, noon Thursday, Aug. 31, pre-festival Grotto Concert I, Colorado River Wilderness Grotto, moabmusicfest.org, 435-259-7003.


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