Music Scene: Oct. 19–25

MARC BLACK Plays at the KAFM Radio Room on Saturday, Oct. 20


Other music events in the area:

Goodman Unplugged, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Palisade Cafe, 113 W. Third St., Palisade, 464-0657.

Three Peace Band, 8 p.m.–midnight Friday, Oct. 19, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

Jack + Jill, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Remember When, oldies, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

Vintage Voltage, classic ‘60s–‘80s rock and blues, 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19–20, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita,

The Shift, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

David Lanz, Grammy-nominated piantist, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., $20 general admission, $45 Golden Ticket (preferred seating, private wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with Lanz and autographed CD), a portion of the benefits Colorado Public Radio Marsha Thomas Endowment Fund and Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, tickets at, 261-8455.

Goodman Band, 7–10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Vance Johnson’s Outlaw Ribbs, 315 E. First St., Parachute, 285-1917.

GJ Rockestra Concert VI, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, $20, hits from Elvis Presley, Cee-Lo Green, The Beatles, Doobie Brothers, Bryan Adams, The Who, Aerosmith and more, beer and wine available to purchase from 6:30–10 p.m., 243-6787,

Legend of the Ahhh’s, doors open 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., 241-1717.

The Latin Knights, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., fundraiser for an employee’s family, 245-0995.

Colorado Mesa University Jazz Ensemble and Combos, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., 248-1604.

Don Williams in concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Two Rivers Convention Center, reserved tickets at City Market stores, 866-464-2626,

John Jorgenson, founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters and six-year member of Elton John’s Band, doors open 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs, $20,

Gwenyth and Monko, indie-folk rock from Mendocino, Calif., 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $10, 260-5413,

Marc Black “proudly carries on the Woodstock tradition of dealing with life with all its social and political challenges ... one song at a time.”

So says the website for this eclectic folk-rocker who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave.

Black’s subjects range from “good coffee to the scourge of hydro-fracking to his love for MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow,” according to, and his accolades include being ABC Radio’s Fame Games’ Folk Artist of the Year and a Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition finalist.

“He has been hailed by folk artist Happy Traum for his ‘timeless’ songs featuring ‘deep grooves, excellent playing and top-notch guitar and vocal,’” the site says.

One of Black’s songs that has recently received some attention internationally is “Sometime a Spark,” a song about Mohamed Bouazizi and the Arab Spring. The song led to an interview on Tunisian State Radio, Black’s website says.

Tickets to the concert are $15 and can be purchased at or by calling 241-8801, ext. 223. Seating is limited.


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