Music Scene: Dec. 27–Jan. 2


Other music events in the area:

Roundabout, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27–28, Central Station, 2993 North Ave., 628-4530.

Goodman Band, 8 p.m.–midnight Saturday, Dec. 28, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

George Winston, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, (sold out) and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, The Chateau at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, take a canned food donation for the food bank,, 243-8497.

The Dead Cowboyz, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, The Wagon Wheel in Mesa,

Battery, a Metallica Tribute, doors 9 p.m. show 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $12, 241-1717.

The Tankerays, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

DJ Swingsett, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Nick Pants Band, Tuesday, Dec. 31. Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, dining and dancing, reservations preferred, 858-9400.

Black Timber Band, New Years Eve Party, Tuesday, Dec. 31, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

Trez Equis (ZZ Top Tribute) and The Boys of Summer (Eagles Tribute), New Years celebration, doors 7:30 p.m., music 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Doubletree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, $44 show only, $149 package with accommodations for two, 257-8138,

“Les Misérables” presented by High Desert Opera, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 3–4 and Saturday, Jan. 11, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., cast of more than 50 vocalists and live orchestra, $10, $19, $29, $39, senior/youth discounts available, tickets at, 523-9605 and at Roper Music at Fifth Street and Rood Avenue.

Multi-platinum selling country music star Mark Wills will be in Grand Junction to help ring in the new year on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Allen Unique Autos, 2285 River Road.

The New Year’s Eve party is set for 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., and general admission tickets will get you appetizers, a free champagne toast at midnight, party favors and a cash bar.

Wills, known for the top 10 hits “19 Something,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Don’t Laugh At Me,” will not only entertain revelers but will be at a meet-and-greet for VIP ticket holders.

Wills has had eight top 10 hits with three receiving nominations for Single, Song and Video of the Year by the Country Music Association.

“Wills won the Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Male Vocalist in 1998. In 2002, his single ‘19 Something’ spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1, was Billboard’s top country hit of the year and was the second most-played song of the decade in 2009,” according to the “about” tab at

“The Reader’s Digest version of Mark Wills’ story makes it clear he’s an award-winning singer’s singer,” the website says.

“His matchless phrasing, passionate and meaningful delivery and right-on-the-money vocals make each and every song he performs come alive. Like a picture perfect painting, Wills’ music is a vocal work of art that walks right off the canvas and into the hearts of country music lovers alike.”

Wills has made numerous trips to entertain U.S. troops abroad, and he has performed at events for the Champions for Champions Organization, the USO and a variety of Fallen Soldier Charities in the United States. He dedicates his time and efforts to other philanthropic endeavors such as helping USA Cares to launch a national awareness campaign surrounding the severity of post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury and as spokesperson for the Children’s Miracle Network and its annual celebrations, the website said.

The New Year’s Eve party at Allen Unique Autos is for ages 15 and older. General admission tickets cost $75, and the VIP tickets cost $125. A table for eight costs $1,000. Space is limited so purchase tickets in advance.

Go to or call 263-7410 for tickets and information.


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