Music Scene: Aug. 31–Sept. 6


Other music events in the area:

Jack + Jill and Dreamboat, Garden Groove Concert Series, 7–10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, the amphitheater at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., benefits the botanical gardens, beer garden from Kannah Creek Brewing Co., wine from Grande River Vineyards, take a chair or blanket, 256-8612, 256-8640.

Boys of Summer, Eagles tribute band, with ZZ Top tribute band Trez Equis, doors open 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $10, 241-1717.

Lowlands, rock, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Huey, rock, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, DoubleTree by Hilton, patio, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

Ghost Town, classic rock, 9 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Desert Moon, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, Johnnie’s Tavern, 155 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-3995.

Moab Music Festival, 20th anniversary festival, opening night, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, Star Hall, Moab, Utah, $25; open rehearsal, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Star Hall, free ticket required; Festival Virtuosi, 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1 Red Cliffs Lodge, $30; Classical Music Hike, 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, $60; Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio, 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, Red Cliffs Lodge, $30; Rocky Mountain Power family Picnic Concert, 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, Old City Park, storytelling, free; Ranch Benefit Concert, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, private ranch, $95; Grotto Concert, noon Thursday, Sept. 6, Colorado River, $300,, 435-259-7003.

Desert Moon, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Johnnie’s Tavern, 155 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-3995.

Hillbilly Healers, Live in the Vines, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, $5, inn guests free, 464-5777,

3OH!3 with guests Air Dubai, The ReMinders and sets by DJ Daytona, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Colorado Mesa University, CMU students admitted free with current Mav Card, no containers, coolers, pets, alcohol or chairs; water, energy drinks and grilled food available to purchase, ticket at, Back Porch Music and City Market stores in Fruita and Clifton, 243-8497.

Bluegrass, blues, country and gospel jam, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, The Artist Michael’s Coffee House & Gallery, 326 Main St., Delta, 874-8777, 874-7229.

Bobby Walker, Miss Emily and Grammy-winning musician Victor Wooten, fourth annual Barbecue Blues, gates open 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Gateway Canyons, 43200 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway, $39, ages 12 and younger free, tickets at Gateway Canyons, Snob Productions, Hart Music, Triple Play Records, Roper Music and Backporch Music,

Danny Agajanian and the Hallelujah Bluegrass Band and Dirtylektric, Mesa County Patriots first Labor Day Liberty Festival, 3–7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 753 37 8/10 Road, Palisade, speakers, barbecue, games, all ages, 234-3334, 433-5863.

Billed as “The 72 Hottest Hours Of Summer,” the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival’s setting actually is pretty cool: Snowmass.

The three-day music festival — Friday through Sunday, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 — will be set up on the edge of the golf course in Snowmass Village on Brush Creek Road. Free parking is available at the Intercept Lot at the base of Colorado Highway 82 and Brush Creek Road.

According to the festival’s website, the festival schedule is as follows:

n Friday: Doors open at 4 p.m.; Steve Miller Band performs at 6 p.m.; and Sugarland, 8:30 p.m. 

n Saturday: Doors open, 2 p.m., Saints of Valory, 3 p.m.; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 5 p.m.; and Mumford & Sons, 7:15 p.m.; and The Big Night After Party follows Mumford & Sons

n Sunday: Doors open, 2 p.m.; Vintage Trouble, 3 p.m.; Michael Franti & Spearhead, 5 p.m.; and Kid Rock, 7:15 p.m.

Those attending the festival can carry in empty or sealed water bottles, but no other food or drink can be taken. A variety of food vendors will be on-site. 

Do not bring cameras or recording devices onto the festival grounds. Bags will be searched and security will hold these devices. Take a blanket, tarp or lowback chair — no more than 6 inches above ground — for seating. 

Lodging, ticket packages and camping information is available at or by calling 866-527-8499. VIP tickets can be purchased by calling 970-920-4996.


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