Music Scene, Sept. 7-13


Other music events in the area:

Thomasina Brown Project, Live in the Vines, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, $5, inn guests free, 464-5777,

Vintage Voltage, ‘60s–‘80s rock and blues, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7–8, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St.,, 858-3996.

Three Peace Band, Friday, Sept. 7, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

John Scott Schultz, jazz guitar, 6–10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, The Winery, 642 Main St., 589-4553.

Warblers, blues and soul, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

Goodman Unplugged, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, Palisade Cafe, 113 W. Third St., Palisade, 464-0657.

An Evening of Piano and Guitar Music with Andrea Arese-Elias, piano, and Javier de los Santos, guitar, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 790 26 1/2 Road, $15 general admission suggested donation, tickets at the door or in advance at St. Joseph Catholic Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary church, 243-0209, 242-56121.

Moab Music Festival, 20th anniversary festival, Chamber Music, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, Sorrell River Ranch, Moab, Utah, $30; 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Star Hall, Moab, free ticket required; America: Three Generations, 6 p.m., Sorrell River Ranch, $30; Music Hike, 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Moab, $60; The Music of Leonard Bernstein, 7 p.m., Star Hall, $25; and the Grotto Concert, noon Monday, Sept. 10, Colorado River, Moab, $300,, 435-259-7003.

Sole Aggression, heavy rock, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Candy’s River House Band, blues from Utah, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Prophecy Records Metal Show with Intertwined, Switchpin, Glass Delirium, Augmented, doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., ages younger than 21 $7, ages 21 and older 5, 241-1717.

Rock The River presented by WestCAP with acoustic duo Jennings and Keller, 6–9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., $30 donation includes a choice of beer, wine, soda or water; food available to purchase, benefits WestCAP, 640-4933,

Sweet Water Burns, 9 p.m.–1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Brass Rail, 476 28 Road; reunion noon, 241-8686.

Pops Concert, free concert by Valley Symphony Association, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Cedaredge Town Park; 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Rotary Park in Montrose, take picnic, chairs or blanket, ice cream, pie and root beer floats available to purchase,, 254-2732.

Inferno, Western Slope Summer Electronic Music Festival with these DJs: Namastrosity, Daytona, Strangefellow, Bull Nasty, Butterfly, Grislee, Ravin Nevermore, Chimera and Oblio, appearance by Illumicirque and The Flawless Dancers, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, through 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, in Whitewater, music, entertainment and camping, ages 16 and older, $10, take tents and camp for free, RV, conversion van or fifth wheel $5, tickets at, call 200-0319 beginning at noon Saturday for direction/map point to the show.

Reel Big Fish with Bad Karma Kings, doors 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $18, 241-1717.

Jeff Solon Big Band, Wrighteous Jazz Series, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Wright Opera House, 472 Main St., Ouray,, 316-0028.

A Little Noon Music with Brian Hanley, violin, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, First United Methodist Church, sanctuary, 522 White Ave., 242-4250.

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

Feel Never Real, hard driving melodic rock, 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $15 advance, $20 day of show, 241-1717.

Little Hurricane, San Diego blues/rock duo 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Telluride Blues and Brews Festival Bal de Maison kickoff, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, $20, tickets at, 866-515-6166.

Colorado Mesa University Music Faculty Gala, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

If you’re looking for a compilation of “gorgeous,” “beautiful” and “masterpiece,” then look no further than the opening of the Western Slope Concert Series’ 14th season.

The concert will feature a quintet of award-winning musicians on viola, cello, harp, flute and piano.

Stephanie Mientka and Friends will be presented at three venues: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., in Grand Junction; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Lamborn Concert Hall in Paonia; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose

The unique collaboration of artists performing are violist Stephanie Mientka, flutist Jane Kuenzel, harpist Elise Helmke, cellist Gabe Mientka and pianist Kathryn Mientka.

On the program is “a selection of gorgeous music for the quintet, as well as Debussy’s beautiful trio for viola, harp and flute, a Vivaldi concerto, Mozart’s masterpiece the concerto for flute and harp, and even music from Gershin’s opera, ‘Porgy and Bess,’” according to a news release.

Upcoming concerts in the Western Slope Concert Series are: November, “Beethoven String Quartet and the Great Schumann Quintet” presented by Granada String Quartet; March, brilliant music for duos and trios presented by the Lupu-Mientka Duo of Gabe Mientka, cello, and Anca Lupu, piano, with guest artist Marcin Arendt, violin; and May, “Piano Masterworks” by pianist Kathryn Mientka.

Single concert and season tickets are available. Go to or call 241-0741 for information.


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