Music Scene, May 11-17


Other music events in the area:

Natural Vibrations with Pineapple Crackers, doors open 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., all ages, $10, 241-1717.

Colorado Mesa University Faculty Jazz Quartet concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, University Center Ballroom, CMU, table seating 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and dessert, coffee bar, $45 per person; concert only seating $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, cash bar available, 248-1604.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–11 p.m. Friday, May 11, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

Dualakoo, Friday, May 11, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Project Groove Jazz Quartet, 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, LeRouge, 317 Main St., 589-4553.

Three Peace Band, 7–11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 11–12, Johnnies Tavern, 155 N. Mulberry, Fruita, 858-3996.

Grand Junction Downtown Art and Jazz Festival, opens 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, Main Street. Band schedule: Fruita Monument High School Jazz Band, 4 p.m.; Max Wagner Quartet from Estes Park, 6 p.m.; Hazel Miller Band from Denver, 8 p.m. Opens noon Saturday, May 12: Central High School Jazz Band, noon; Frank Bregar Orchestra, 2 p.m.; Larry Redhouse Trio from Tucson, Ariz., 4 p.m.; Big Daddy Lee and the Kingbees from Aspen, 6 p.m.; Soul Sacrifice, tribute to Santana, from Boulder, 8 p.m. Opens 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13: Influx, 10 a.m.; Western Colorado Jazz Quartet, noon; Walt Smith and Friends, 2 p.m,; 245-9697,

Sera Schools Music Students Spring Recital, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., piano, voice, guitar and violin, 343-0819,

Ghost Town, Saturday, May 12, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Chris Moss, Saturday, May 12, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Waiting on Trial, bluegrass from Durango, 6–9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, The Hot Tomato, patio, 124 N. Mulberry St., Fruita,, 858-1117.

Del-Rose Chorus, 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars, 3574 Lee Marts Post, at the Elks Lodge in Delta, advance tickets $10, ages 2 and younger free, tickets from members of the Lee Marts Post, Del-Rose Chorus, The Finishing Touch in Delta and The Gazebo Florist in Cedaredge, at the door $12, proceeds help the VFW family and facility.

Redhead Express, bluegrass/gospel/old time music, Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, Delta Center for the Performing Arts, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, $20 adults, $5 students, at the door, 835-4480, 921-4142, 249-9154,

Goodman Unplugged, 6–9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, Cinnamon Grill, 624 Rae Lynn Ave, Unit C, 243-4100.

Project Groove featuring Miss Emily and Bill Moody on saxophone, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, Blue Moon Bar and Grille, 120 N. Seventh St., 242-4506.

Desert Moon with guest Huey, 9 p.m. May 12, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Tech N9ne and Machine Gun Kelly, Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak and Stevie Stone, doors open 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by a ticket-buying adult, 241-1717.

Jake Shimabukuro, doors open 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., $20, 241-1717.

Jerry Barlow, Celtic finger-style guitarist, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, Garfield County Libraries, New Castle Branch, 402 W. Main, New Castle; 7 p.m. May 17, Silt Branch, 600 Home Ave., Silt,

Astro Reck, 9 p.m. May 17, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., 424-5354.

Local musician Tyme Mientka was a cellist and co-founder and director of the Western Slope Concert Series.

And he was a husband and father.

Mientka died March 31, at age of 55, from cancer. In memory of Tyme, his children Gabe and Stephanie and wife Kathryn, will present “The Mientka Concert” at three venues.

Tyme Mientka’s “heart and soul was performing,” Kathryn Mientka told The Daily Sentinel in April, in a story about her husband of nearly 30 years.

Tyme Mientka helped organize more than 200 concerts since the series’ inception in 1999. He performed at numerous other area shows as cellist in the Celtic band FEAST, and he was a former member of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and part of the Mientka Duo. Kathryn Mientka, a pianist, was the other member of the duo.

Tyme Mientka’s final performance was in May 2011, with his wife. He was diagnosed with cancer in June 2011 and never recovered or regained his strength to play the cello again, Kathryn said.

“The Mientka Concert” will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Roper Ballroom, 136 N. Fifth St., in Grand Junction; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., in Paonia; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose.

According to a news release, the concerts will feature music that Tyme Mientka loved to play and will include a Brahms Trio, Faure’s “Elegy” and many gems from the romantic literature.

All seats are reserved and start at $9 in advance and $12 at the door for adults.

Call 241-4579 or go to for information and tickets.


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