Music Scene: City Rockfest Tour and other area shows for Feb. 24–March 2

Disciple Photo credit: Shayne Garcia Photography

Five bands performing faithful alternative rock and metal will converge on Mesa Theater when the City Rockfest Tour comes to Grand Junction.

Dove Award-winning headliner Disciple is joined on the tour by Project 86, Seventh Day Slumber, Random Hero and Scarlet White.

The show is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Mesa Theater, 538 Main St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $14 general admission or $40 for VIP.

Kevin Young founded Disciple when he was 16, according to the band’s Facebook page. Since 1992 Disciple has released more than 10 albums, has 14 No. 1 singles and has played thousands of shows worldwide.

And, they talk about Jesus “loudly at their shows, and without shame,” their Facebook page says.

“We talk about Jesus openly at every show. We do an altar call. That is who we are and that is what Disciple is called to do ...”

Project 86 is currently funding its 10th studio album through When 150 percent funding is achieved (it’s at 133 percent, according to the update page) the album will feature “20 songs for 20 years.”

Project 86 was conceived by lead singer Andrew Schwab after being introduced “to a world that would change my life,” he wrote in a chronicle of the band’s journey on the fundraising site. His friend Jason was a “Christian, and was deeply passionate about an emerging underground scene of bands who were also made up of Christians.”

“... he showed me the music — music that aligned with my world view AND was actually good ... I realized it was possible to make great music, no matter your beliefs, and play it with passion — as long as you approached it honestly and with integrity.”

Also appearing on the City Rockfest Tour is Seventh Day Slumber, which “has continuously raised the bar of alternative rock excellence coupled with an unabashed gospel message,” says the band’s Facebook page.

Seventh Day Slumber’s recent albums have charted on the Billboard Heatseekers and produced a number of Top 10 singles, “but it’s also quite literally saved lives,” the page says, including the life of frontman, Joseph Rojas, who found “delivery from depression and a $400 per day cocaine addiction.”

Random Hero from Denver and Scarlet White from Michigan round out the Grand Junction show.

Call Mesa Theater at 773-1775 or go to for tickets and information.

Other music events in the area:

Graham Anduri and Javier de los Santos, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University 1231 N. 12th St., evening of songs specially composed and arranged for the voice/guitar combination, by various composers, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Moors & McCumber, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., acoustic Americana duo, $18 in advance, $20 at the door, tickets at 241-8801 ext. 211,

The Lil’ Smokies, doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, The Paradise Theatre, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, traditional bluegrass, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, tickets at The Paradise Theater, Cirque, and Lizzy’s Market,,

The Fox and Hound Duo, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 260-51,

Gerry Goodman Band, 7–11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, ThunderStruck Valley, 436 Main St., 314-2322,

Talya Dewey and Zolopht, 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Barons, 539 Colorado Ave., $5 at the door, all proceeds go to Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation,

Tim+Richard, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, local Americana duo, 314-2554.

Caleb Dean Band, 8–11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, country, 628-4321,

Josh Rogan, Friday, Feb. 24, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., 858-9400.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Bikini Stop Light Party with Hunter Atlas and Ksuhadilla, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $5–$10, 773-1775,

Ric & Karen, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, Mardi Gras dance, country, Latin and current hits, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

F.C. Westcott, 8:30–10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, country, Americana, folk rock, 628-4321,

Way Down Yonder and Quicksand Soup, 7–9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Pea Green Community Center, intersection of Colorado Highway 348 and Banner Road, southwest of Delta, Pea Green Saturday Night concert series, old-time and bluegrass music, take a snack to share, $10 at the door, seating limited, 874-8879.

Collin Reese, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, contemporary smooth jazz guitarist, 464-1462.

Clyde & The Milltailers, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318.

Joe Kaplow, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, folk troubadour from San Francisco, 314-2554.

Grand Junction Symphony Guild’s Young Artist Competition Finals, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., six young singers from across the country vie for a guest artist spot with the symphony during the 2017–18 season, $10 adults, $5 students, 243-6787,

Valley Symphony Orchestra, 3–5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, featuring pianist Susan Ellinger, $17 adults, $16 seniors, $5 students,

Common Kings with Mayday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $15–$20, 773-1775,

Clark Gault And Swing City Express, 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 Fifth St., Grand Junction Band Parents Inc. Concert Series, Grand Junction High School Jazz Bands open, tickets at Roper Music, KPRN, KAFM Radio and from GJHS band members, benefits band travel, new equipment and instruments.

The Troy Douglas Band, 5–8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Bailey’s Lounge, Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., 241-8411.

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 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, Feb. 28, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., 241-4010.

Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

Elephant Revival, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., experimental, folk, Americana, band Dead Horses to open show, $25 lower and upper mezzanine seating, $30 orchestra seating, 243-TIXS, TicketsWest.

Alternative Pieces, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University 1231 N. 12th St., CMU faculty member Bill Aikens’ oboe recital with CMU faculty guests Arthur Houle on piano, Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun on cello, Javier de los Santos on guitar and Martha Sandford-Heyns on organ, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.


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