Music Scene: Kalinec and KJ and other area shows for July 21–27

Photo credit: Kerri Clark Designs Kalinec & KJ



A happenstance meeting about four years ago brought together two singer/songwriters who now tour the country as a duo billed Kalinec & KJ.

Brian Kalinec of Texas and KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner of Pennsylvania will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita.

Kalinec’s songwriting has been likened to that of Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, Rodney Crowell and Jim Croce, according to the duo’s Facebook bio. “It resonates with audiences, fellow songwriters, and music lovers alike.”

Kalinec has won a number of awards, including “Songwriter Serenade in Texas, the Big Top Chautauqua in Wisconsin, and taking second in the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition and in the CT Folk Festival Songwriting Competition,” the bio said.

Kalinec met Reimensnyder-Wagner in 2013 in east Texas at one of Kalinec’s shows. Reimensnyder-Wagner happened to be in the area to teach a songwriting seminar. The two had the opportunity to play together later that year when Reimensnyder-Wagner visited Texas again.

Reimensnyder-Wagner is a “recognized educator, trainer and multi-instrumentalist, providing keynotes, workshops, assemblies and residencies and has mentored hundreds of teachers and students through story, song, and songwriting,” according to the Facebook bio.

A speaker at many educational conferences, “her joy of teaching special-needs children has taken her across the Atlantic where she not only mentors and sings in traditional schools throughout Scotland but also for special-needs and gifted classes in the communities of Dalguise, Bannockburn, and Pitlochry, Scotland,” the bio said.

After Kalinec’s and Reimensnyder-Wagner’s second meeting, “their impressive combined sound — songs, voices, and musicianship — convinced them that they should perform shows as a duo and began to do so the following year (2014).”

The duo currently are touring the Northeast, Texas and Colorado.

Tickets for the Cavalcade show cost $10. Call 260-5413 for ticket reservations or go to cavalcadefruita.com for information.

Other music events in the area:

Caleb Dean Band, 8–11 p.m. Friday, July 21, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, warehouse2565.com.

If I Fail CD Release, 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., pop rock/pop punk from Denver, with Fox Lake, This Foul Year, The Burial Plot and As If, $1–$5, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Mike Guinn, 6–9 p.m. Friday, July 21, SkyBar at Chipeta, 304 S. Lena, Ridgway, chipeta.com/skybar.

Zac Grant, Friday, July 21, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., 858-9400.

Rock ‘n’ Swing, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to variety of swing, rock ‘n’ roll and old time favorites, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Nona Kelley Carver, Peggy Malone and Terry Nash, doors 6 p.m., performance 7–9 p.m. Friday, July 21, Cross Orchards Living History Site, 3073 F Road, in the historic packing shed/barn, Summer Concert Series concert featuring cowboy poetry and music, $10 per person, preregistration required, limited seating, tickets at museumofwesternco.com/event/summer-concert-july, 242-0971.

Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, July 21, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Andrew Wynne, 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, Black Canyon Golf Club, 1350 Birch St., Montrose, Denver-area acoustic rock artist, 249-4653.

Jacob Green, 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, July 21, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Three Peace Band, 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, July 21–22, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita, 858-3996.

Local Jam, Friday, July 21, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., Fox & Hound 5–5:30 p.m., Jack + Jill 5:30–6:15 p.m., Shea Bramer 6:15–6:45 p.m., Oxymorons 6:45–7:30 p.m., Will Whalen 7:30–8 p.m., Bicycle Annie 8–8:45 p.m., Lincoln Pants Band, 8:45–9:15 p.m., Snootch, 9:15–10 p.m.; Saturday, July 22, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., noon–12:30 p.m. Ashlock, HooDoo HEDZ 12:30–1:15 p.m., Ken “Wolfman” Smalley 1:15–1:45 pm., Boogie Chillin’ 1:45–2:30 p.m., Hop 2:30–3 p.m., Navigators 3–3:45 p.m., Parallel 3:45–4:15 p.m., Tankerays 4:15–5 p.m., We Speak Imaginese 5–5:30 p.m., Wrong Impressions 5:30–6:15 p.m., Kyle Harvey 6:15–6:45 p.m., Haven Effect 6:45–7:30 p.m., Shotgun Hodown 7:30–8 p.m., Suckafish 8–8:45 p.m., Tim + Richard 8:45–9:15 p.m., Zolopht 9:15–10 p.m.; Sunday, July 23, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., five14 noon–12:30 p.m., No Outlet 12:30–1:15 p.m., Clyde and the Milltailers 1:15–1:45 p.m., KillaRado 1:45–2:30 p.m., Ryan Harrison 2:30–3 p.m., Sole Aggression 3–3:45 p.m., Cody Snow 3:45–4:15 p.m., Augmented 4:15–5 p.m., Dream Psyde 5–5:30 p.m., Hashkoff 5:30–6:15 p.m., food, beer and vendors, $25 for a three-day pass, 15 percent of proceeds will benefit local charities Delaney Donates and Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation, lineup and tickets at localjamgj.com, facebook.com/gjlocaljam.

La Guitarra Poetica, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., The Poetic Guitar, presented by classical guitarist Stephen Marchionda, hosted by Western Colorado Classical Guitar Society and CMU music department, $25 in advance, $30 at the door, tickets at mimi.yapsody.com or 778-6116, benefits the WCCGS.

The Dubious Brothers and Soul Habit, Friday and Saturday, July 21–22, Blue Moon Bar & Grille, 120 N. Seventh St., celebrating Blue Moon’s 30th anniversary, donations at the door to benefit Roice-Hurst Humane Society, 242-4506.

Sammy Eubanks, 8–11 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, rockin’ blues, warehouse2565.com.

The Company, 7–9 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., Garden Groove Concert Series featuring Battle of the Bands winner, local progressive rock, $15, tickets at strivecolorado.org/events.

Head For The Hills, gates 6 p.m., music 7–9 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park, 925 Struthers Ave., post-modern bluegrass band at the Chilled by the River event, lawn games, food trucks, take a chair or blanket, $30 adults, $12 ages 12 and younger, benefits United Way of Mesa County, tickets at MonumentalEvents.com, 800-626-TIXS.

Will Whalen, 9 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Thomas Waldo’s, 240 Grand Ave., Paonia, 527-5797; 10 a.m. Sunday, July 23, Living Farm Cafe, 120 Grand Ave., Paonia, 527-3779.

Flat Top Reed, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Mesa Community Center, 48973 KE Road, Mesa, free Music in Mesa concert, mesacommunitycenter.org/pages/calendar.html.

John Coughran, Saturday, July 22, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., 858-9400.

Andrew Wynne, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Paradox Grille, Gateway Canyons Resort, 43200 Colorado Highway 141, Gateway, 931-2458, Denver-area acoustic rock artist; 1 p.m. Sunday, July 23, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Shaun Ray, 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Copper Club Brewing Co., 233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-8318.

Pato Banton and the Now Generation Band, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Aspen Trails Campground, 19991 Colorado Highway 65, Cedaredge, camping and food, tickets at eventbrite.com.

Summer Music Series, 1–4 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Garfield Estates, 3572 G Road, Palisade, Colorado Craving food truck and beverages, 464-0941.

Justice League of Hope, 7 p.m.–midnight Saturday, July 22, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., teen dance for high school students ages 13–17, $10, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Beth Williams, 4 p.m. Sunday, July 23, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 215 SW Third St., Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series concert, guitar and vocals, admission by donation, 210-0471.

Mark Berenson, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, July 23, Third and Main streets, downtown Palisade, during the Palisade Farmers Market, 464-5602, facebook.com/PalisadeFarmersMarket.

Brigitte Demeyer & Will Kimbrough, 7–9 p.m. Sunday, July 23, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, followed by The Vandoliers, rock from Dallas, Texas, warehouse2565.com.

Kap G, 7 p.m. Sunday, July 23, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $18, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

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

The Hooten Hallers, Wednesday, July 26, Charlie Dwellington’s 103 N. First St., blues/soul/rock from Columbia, Missouri with Clyde & the Milltailers, 241-4010.

Bruce Hayes and Mel, 6–9 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, SkyBar at Chipeta, 304 S. Lena, Ridgway, chipeta.com/skybar.

Morgan Crouse and guest, 8:30–10 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, $10, door proceeds benefit Base Camp 40, warehouse2565.com.

Ghost Gang, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Paranormal Activity Tour with guests Headchang3, Prinz Spadez, Hyro, Ekko Emerson, AJ Gonzo, Carson Ace, Mr. Masters and Hypokrit, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

Moors & McCumber, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., acoustic duo specializing in Americana, folk, melody and stories, $18 in advance, $20 at the door, wine and beer available to purchase, 241-8801, ext. 211, kafmradio.org.

Jack + Jill, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, Fruita Civic Center Park, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, Thursday Night Concert Series, indie/alternative, take a chair, 858-0360, fruita.org.

Intuit, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $10, 260-5413, cavalcadefruita.com.

Dobie Brothers, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 215 SW Third St., Cedaredge, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series concert, guitar and vocals, admission by donation, 210-0471.

Dead Man’s Party, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., fundraiser for Zomb Squad TV Series, $5–$10, 773-1775, mesatheater.com, facebook.com/zombsquadtv.

Grand Junction Centennial Band, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, Spring Valley II Park, Summer Concert Series, take a lawn chair, 210-5285, gjcentennialband.com.

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 27, Hartwell Park in Ridgway, 10th annual free Summer Concert Series, with guests Super Doppler, children’s activities, food and beverage vendors, no glass or outside alcohol, pickinproductions.com.

Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Beatbox and rap with Mr. Kneel, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 27, Rifle Branch, Garfield County Libraries, 207 East Ave., Rifle; 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, gcpld.org.


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