Music Scene: Seventh Roadrunner Ensemble and other area concerts from Sept. 8–14

Seventh Roadrunner Ensemble

Pieces for viola, clarinet, saxophone and piano will be performed in various combinations during the first Guest Artist Series concert of the 2017–18 season at Colorado Mesa University.

The Seventh Roadrunner Ensemble with guest Jun Watabe will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, in the Love Recital Hall of the Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

Tickets cost $17 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students. Ticket are available at and will be available at the Moss box office 90 minutes before the performance.

Founded in 2010, Seventh Roadrunner is made up of pianist Andrew O’Brien, violist/violinist Katherine Shields and clarinetist Brian Viliunas. Seventh Roadrunner is an ensemble member of Chamber Music America and its members are artistic directors of the Silverton Fall Color Chamber Music Fest in Silverton, said a news release from CMU.

Watabe, the CMU clarinet and saxophone professor, will join the ensemble for this concert. He lives “an unusual performing career of two completely different single reed instruments — the clarinet and the saxophone,” according to Watabe’s bio at

“The diverse natures of the two instruments serve to elevate his artistry and enhance his musical common sense, and at the same time make his musical interpretations and performances unique,” the bio says.

Watabe is the principal clarinetist for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and the founder of the CMU faculty quintet Mesa Winds.

Call 800-410-MAVS​ for concert information.

Other music events in the area:

Ty Herndon, 9:30–11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, Grammy-nominated and Dove award-winning country artist, with opening band All My Brothers Band, 8–9:30 p.m.,

Spawnbreezie, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with guests New Kingston and Wave 11, island hip-hop, $12,, 773-1775.

Moab Music Festival, 25th anniversary Season, Composers We Have Known, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Star Hall, $25 adults, $5 ages 6–18; Music Hike III, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, wilderness area, led by naturalist guides from Canyonlands Field Institute, $65; Open Rehearsal Conversation, 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Star Hall, free ticket required; Pedrito Martinez Group, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Sorrel River Ranch, $40 adults, $5 ages 18 and younger; Music Hike IV, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, wilderness area, $65; Closing Night: Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Grand County High School auditorium, $25 adults, $5 ages 6–18; Grotto Concert III, noon Monday, Sept. 11, Colorado River Grotto, $350; Cataract Musical Raft Trip, Sept. 11–14, $2,500,, 435-259-7003.

Haven Effect, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

The Oxymorons, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., 241-4010.

Ric & Karen, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, Denver Broncos-theme dance, wear Broncos colors and dance to country, rock ‘n’ roll, Latin and current hits, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Bicycle Annie, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Pork & Hops concerts, Las Colonias Park, 925 Struthers Ave., gates open 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, music by Stonefed 6:30 p.m., Kip Winger 8 p.m., $25 reserved seating, $15 general admission; gates open noon Saturday, Sept. 9, Desert Flyer Band 4:30 p.m., Boys of Summer 6 p.m., Restless Heart 8:30 p.m., $35 reserved seating, $25 general admission, tickets at

David Starr, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., Americana singer/songwriter and multi-instumentalist from Cedaredge, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, 241-8801, ext. 223,

Already Gone, 6–10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs, American resort rock, free tram or adventure vehicle ride beginning at 4 p.m. with the donation of a can of food for the LiftUp food pantry, 800-530-1635,

Sweet Dreams, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., Community Concerts of the Grand Valley concert featuring Mandy Barnett singing Patsy Cline, individual tickets $25 adults, $15 students,, 243-1979.

Cash’d Out, doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Johnny Cash tribute band, with Clownvis Presley (comedy, song and magic) and Morgan Crouse, $12–$15, 773-1775,

Valley Symphony Free Pops Concert, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Cedaredge Town Park in Cedaredge; 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Cobble Creek Golf Clubhouse in Montrose, take lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic, concert series season tickets available,, 209-2196.

No Outlet, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

The Bad Tones, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock ‘n’ roll from Omaha, Nebraska, 314-2554.

Apollo Chamber Brass, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, Blue Sage Concert Series, season tickets available, individual tickets $20–$25, 527-7243,

Coral Skye, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Third and Main streets, downtown Palisade, during the Palisade Farmers Market, 464-5602,

The Orchard, 4–8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Christian Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs, band from Carbondale, free tram or adventure vehicle ride beginning at 2 p.m. with the donation of a can of food for the LiftUp food pantry, 800-530-1635,

Huey, 1–4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462.

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to a Western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

A Little Noon Music, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., Brian Hanly on violin and William David on piano, 242-4850.

Colorado Mesa University Faculty Gala, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St., introducing visiting assistant professor and violinist Brian Krinke, reception will follow the concert in the lobby, $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, 800-410-MAVS.

Avalon Fest, doors 6 p.m., show 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., hosted by the Avalon Theatre Foundation, featuring Bookcliff Barbershop Chorus, Stray Grass and the Grand Junction Centennial Band, $15, tickets at, 800-626-8497,

Suckafish and Bicycle Annie, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Fourth and Main streets, during the Tour de Rock event, hosted by Colorado Mesa University and Downtown Grand Junction, CMU students, alumni and community members dress up in fun, creative costumes and ride the 10th Street bike path connecting the CMU campus to downtown, food trucks, beer garden.

Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.


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