Music Scene: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and other area shows for Sept. 1–7

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

Starship recorded its No. 1 hit song, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” in 1986.

Thirty-one years later, the legendary band still hasn’t stopped and has no plans for stopping any time soon.

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will be in Grand Junction to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the amphitheater at Las Colonias Park, 925 Struthers Ave.

The Williams Brothers will open the show. General admission tickets cost $20. Reserved seating is sold out.

Starship released “Loveless Fascination” in 2013. It was the band’s first studio record in more than 20 years and “in some ways, feels like a ‘70s record,” said Thomas at “It’s organic, and there’s a real edge to it.”

“While forming as Jefferson Airplane in the 1960s, the current incarnation of what is now Starship began in 1979 when Thomas joined Paul Kanter to resurrect JA’s follow-up group Jefferson Starship. (Airplane/Starship singer Grace Slick rejoined Starship in 1981, leaving again in 1988).”

The 1985 album “Knee Deep in the Hoopla” had two No. 1 hits: “Sara” and “We Built this City.”

“We Built this City” also was part of the 2012 comedy movie “Rock of Ages,” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” a No. 1 single and Oscar-nominated song from 1986, was featured on the soundtrack for the movie “Mannequin.”

Starship’s current lineup is Thomas (vocals), Stephanie Calvert (vocals), Phil Bennett (keyboards, background vocals), Darrell Verdusco (drums), Jeff Adams (bass, background vocals) and John Roth (guitar, background vocals).

While “Loveless Fascination” was the band’s first full studio album in many years, Starship “has remained a popular draw on the road,” according to

“It’s a real wide generation of fans out there,” Thomas said on the website. “I’ve seen 12-year-olds, 65-year-olds and everyone in between.”

Tickets and information on what can and cannot be taken into the amphitheater for this concert can be found at

Other music events in the area:

Skillet with Colton Dixon, gates open 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, the amphitheater at Las Colonias Park, 925 Struthers Ave., general admission $35 adults, $25 students, reserved and VIP sold out, tickets and amphitheater rules for this concert can be found at, 800-626-TIXS.

The Johnson County Coroners and Kris Lager Band, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, on the driving range at Black Canyon Golf Course, 1310 Birch St., Montrose, Montrose Summer Music Series, take a blanket or chair and a picnic, no glass, cans or alcohol, food and beverages available to purchase,

Robin Lore, 8–9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, folk from Orange County, California,

Candy’s River House, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Baby Bash, doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Mexican-American rapper, $25–$85, 773-1775,

Tom Keogh & Carol Rose, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to a variety of country favorites and rock ‘n’ roll, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Moab Music Festival, 25th anniversary season, Opening Night: 25 & Counting, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, Star Hall, Moab Utah, $25 adults, $5 ages 6–18; Music Hike I, 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, wilderness area hike led by naturalist guides from Canyonlands Field Institute, $65; Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, Red Cliffs Lodge, tent tickets $45 adults, $20 ages 6–18, lawn tickets $30 adults, $5 ages 18 and younger; Music Hike II, 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, wilderness area, $65; The Requinte Trio: Elegantly Brazilian, 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, Red Cliffs Lodge, tent tickets $40 adults, $20 ages 6–18, lawn tickets $30 adults, $5 ages 18 and younger; Rocky Mountain Power Family Concert: Music of the Americas, 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, Old City Park, free; Ranch Benefit Concert: Excusez-moi, Do You Speak Fiddle? 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, private ranch, $100; House Benefit Concert: Marcus Roberts, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, private home, $250; Grotto Concert II, noon Thursday, Sept. 7, Colorado River Grotto, $350; Marcus Roberts, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, Star Hall, $35 adults, $5 ages 18 and younger,, 435-259-7003.

The Motet, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., seven-piece funk band from Denver, $25, benefit for the Diabetes Counts Network, 773-1775,

Josh Rogan, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Donny Morales, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, Third and Main streets, downtown Palisade, during Palisade Farmers Market, 464-5602,

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to a Western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Stray Grass and Tony Rosario, 5–8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, Edgewater Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., Lawlawpalooza benefit for Mesa County Pro Bono Project, silent auction,

Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.


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