Music Scene: Birth of the Beat and other area shows for March 3–9

Birth Of The Beat


Other music 
events in the area:

The Oxymorons, 7–10 p.m. Friday, March 3, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, first birthday bash, 628-4321,

Vintage Voltage, 7–10 p.m. Friday, March 3, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, classic rock and blues, 464-1462.

Tom Keogh and Carol Rose, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country favorites, swing and rock ‘n’ roll, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

HooDoo HEDZ, 8–10 p.m. Friday, March 3, Ella’s Blues Room, 336 Main St., 628-4684.

Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, March 3, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, March 3, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Sonatina Festival and Honors Concert, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Love Recital Hall, choir room and room 130 in the Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University, hosted by Grand Junction Music Teachers Association, 81 area music students compete for cash and prizes in various levels of difficulty, honors concert 6:30 p.m. in the Love Recital Hall, all performances open to the public, 245-7672, 243-0076.

Lee Plays Brahms, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra Classics Concert with violinist Rachel Lee Priday, $5–$40, tickets at symphony office, 414 Main St., 243-6787,

Grizzley Pears, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4,, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, $10, 527-7243.

Irridium, 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., metal band from Colorado Springs, with Hashkoff, Augmented, Drop D and the Mellow Maniacs, We Take This Fall and The Truckstop Quickies, $10–$12, 773-1775,

Arkansauce, 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., genre-hopping four-piece string band from northwest Arkansas, $6, 773-1775,

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 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, March 7, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

A Little Noon Music, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., William Aikens on oboe and Arthur Houle on piano, 242-4850.

Doug Montgomery, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, Avalon Theatre Encore Room, 645 Main St., Grand Junction, Western Slope Concert Series concert featuring the nationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist, single ticket $9–$27 adults, $7–$15 ages 12 and younger, 241-4579,

Music For Piano, Four-Hands, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., free piano recital performed by internationally touring husband/wife piano duo Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry, 248-1604.

Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

The Young Dubliners, 8–10 p.m. Thursday, March 9, The Ute Theater, 132 E. Fourth St., Rifle, Celtic rock, $25, tickets, at City Market and the Ute Theater box office, 665-6569.

Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Thomasina Russell, 5–8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

The fully-staged theatrical production celebrating the blues, Broadway, jazz and movie musicals is next up on the 2016–17 schedule for Community Concerts of the Grand Valley.

Birth of the Beat will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St.

The show “takes you on a musical journey of song and dance that showcases the sounds that made American music what it is today,” according to the production description at

“Produced for the stage by Matt Davenport Productions, the producers of ‘American Rhapsody,’ ‘The Tennessee Waltz’ and ‘Ropin’ the West,’ ‘Birth of the Beat’ follows the ‘routes’ of American Music, from New York City to Hollywood, from the turn of the century to the beginning of the next millennium.”

The production features a company of singers and dancers and a nine-piece show band performing music styles from Broadway, Motown, country honky-tonk, Dixieland and Chi-town jazz, sizzling tunes from south Florida, blues from St. Louis, and show hits from Las Vegas and Hollywood.

Individual tickets cost $25 for adults, and $15 for students. (Community Concerts of the Grand Valley offers subscriptions for its six concerts each season.)

Go to or call 243-1979 for information.


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