Music Scene: Ronnie Dunn and other area shows set for Sept. 20–26

Ronnie Dunn


Other music events in the area:

Zolopht and The Destroyers with Grits Green, 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Big T Presents LocalPalooza featuring Zolopht and the Destroyers, DirtyLektric, Shotgun Hodown, Jack+Jill, DJ Dusty Thunders, doors 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $10, 241-1717.

The Williams Brothers, Garden Groove Summer Concert series, 7–9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., take a chair or blanket, $10 per person, $8 garden members, ages younger than 12 free, beer wine and water available to purchase, 245-3288.

Marinade, 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Vintage Voltage, 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20–21, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita,

Diamond W Wranglers with special guest Rex Allen Jr., 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, $25, portion of proceeds benefit the Dolphin House; 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Wright Opera House in Ouray, $25, portion of proceeds benefit the Wright House; dinner show, 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Historic Western Hotel in Ouray, $50, 325-7255, 901-8515.

The Jill Cohn Trio and Will Whalen, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, KAFM Radio Room 1310 Ute Ave., $10 in advance, $12 at the door, 241-8801,

Goodman Band, 8–11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, V.J.‘s Outlaw Ribbs, 315 E. First St., Parachute, 285-1917.

Grits Green and Zolopht and The Destroyers, 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Three Peace Band, 8:30 p.m.–midnight Saturday, Sept. 21, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road, 241-8686.

Jeff Pine and Flat Top Reed free concert 5–9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, during the Moonlight Walk, hosted by Marillac Clinic in celebration of its 25th anniversary, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., food available to purchase, 298-6313,

Roundabout, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, on the Sunset deck, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, during the Powderhorn Fall Fest,

Jammie Jam with Phillip Hernandez, 9 a.m.–1:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Sabrosa, 122 S. Fifth St., 257-9020.

Jill Cohn, singer/songwriter, hosted by Garfield County Libraries, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, Parachute Branch, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, 285-9870; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, Rifle Branch, 207 East Ave., Rifle, 625-3471,

Psyclon Nine and Dawn of Ashes, doors 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $10 advance, $15 day of show, $5 off with valid student ID, 241-1717.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m., The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Ronnie Dunn, half of the multi-award winning country music duo Brooks and Dunn, will perform on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Colorado Mesa University’s Grand Mesa Quad.

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn — Brooks and Dunn — played their last show as duo three years ago at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. During their 20-year partnership, the duo amassed “more than 30 millions albums sold, countless crowd-pleasing stadium and arena shows and multiple CMA Awards, ACM Awards, Grammys, CMT Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards,” according to

Shortly after Brooks and Dunn called it quits, Dunn “called upon his skills as one music’s finest voices and storytellers to tell his own story in a way he’s never done before,” the website said.

He released a debut solo album in June 2011.

“When I started this album, right from the first song, every track that I wrote or co-wrote or picked was autobiographical in a way. I began with ‘Singer in a Cowboy Band’ — which is definitely a big part of my story — and we went on from there, and on and on,” Dunn wrote at the website. You can listen to songs from the 12-track self-titled album at

Dunn’s most recent single, “Kiss You There,” leapt onto the country charts after its summer release.

After Saturday’s concert at CMU, the Texas native will travel to Denver to perform a show at Coors Field following the Colorado Rockies game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Gates to the CMU concert will open at 5 p.m. with opening band The Lost Trailers playing at 7 p.m. Tickets are free for students at the University Center. Tickets for the general public cost $20 and are available though, at Western Slope City Market stores and the University Center info desk.


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