Music Scene: Tab Benoit and other shows for June 6–12

Tab Benoit


Other music events in the area:

Rocky Mountain Scots, 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Three Peace Band, dance music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Charley Jenkins, Country Jam Tailgate Party, doors 7 p.m., Led Stetson opens the show 8 p.m., Jenkins 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, Allen Unique Autos, 2285 River Road, $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $30 per truck (includes admission for two), 40 spots for trucks, take a chair, food and drinks available to purchase, no outside food or drink, 263-7410,

The Moetones, rock from Cortez, 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Goodman Band, 8–11 p.m. Friday, June 6, Vance Johnson’s Outlaw Ribbs, 315 E. First St., Parachute, 285-1917.

Ray Bonelli and Remember When, 7–10 p.m. Friday, June 6, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1247, 1404 Ute Ave., 242-9940.

DJ Trizz Spins, 10 p.m. Friday, June 6, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., 241-4010.

Stray Grass, Garden Groove Summer Concert Series, 7–9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave., $10 per person, $9 Gardens members, food vendor, beer by Kannah Creek Brewing Co., 245-3288.

Oh What a Night, Rocker Ball 3, with music from the ‘70s performed by Grand Junction Rockestra, cocktails 5:30 p.m., dinner catered by Cowboy & The Rose 6:30 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Allen Unique Autos, 2285 River Road, $75 for individual ticket, table of eight $500, cash bar, dance floor, games, costume contest, tickets at 243-6787, or symphony office, 414 Main St.

Nick Pants Band, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Poser, classic rock, Music on the Mountain concert series, 6–10 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs, take donation of canned food item for free tram ride beginning at 4 p.m., food, snacks and drinks available to purchase,, 945-4228, ext. O.

Bicycle Annie, local rock, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Goodman Band, 6–10 p.m. Saturday, June 7, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Havok with Wretched and Ancient Wind, thrash metal from Denver, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $13, 241-1717.

Spirit on Fire, Southern gospel quartet, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, 4 p.m. Sunday, June 8, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 315 SW Third St., Cedaredge, admission by donation, 210-0471.

Milkdrive, 8 p.m. Monday, June 9, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $8, 260-5413,

Nautical Nation, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Tech N9ne, Independent Grind Tour, hip-hop/rap from Kansas City, Missouri, with Freddie Gibbs, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $34, 241-1717.

Andrew Wynne, folk-rock singer/songwriter, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, Camp Robber, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, 240-1590.

Salem, R&B, hip-hop, soul and jazz, Thursday Night Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, Fruita Civic Center Pavilion, 325 E. Aspen Ave., take a chair, 858-3663.

Jeneve Rose Mitchell, vocal/multi-instrumental, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, 4 p.m. Thursday, June 12, Chapel of the Cross, Pioneer Town, 315 SW Third St., Cedaredge, admission by donation, 210-0471.

Tony Rosario, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 12, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Flashbulb Fires, dance and smooth listening from Denver, with Rossonian and Dreamboat, doors 6 p.m., show 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, KAFM Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., $10 advance, $12 at the door, 241-8801,

The Brothers Comatose with opening band Finnders and Youngberg, Mountain Air Music Series, 6–9 p.m. Thursday, June 12, Fellin Park, in Ouray, food, beer and wine available to purchase, kids activities, 325-4746.

The Mass Distractors, rock/ska, from Las Vegas, Nevada, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Shea Bramer, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 12, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Louisiana swamp rocker Tab Benoit will perform at the first Riverfront Concert Series of the season set for Thursday, June 12, at James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park, Fruita Section.

Beniot’s bio at describes his 2011 album, “Medicine,” as “100 percent pure musical snake-oil.”

“A melodic potion that provides immediate and satisfying relief for all aches and pains. Benoit’s ‘Medicine’ is a guaranteed cure for heartache. It’s the genuine article. This ‘Medicine’ is for whatever ails you.”

Benoit an acclaimed bluesman, the Grammy-nominated artist ­— 2006 nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for “Brother to the Blues,” a collaboration with the band Louisiana’s LeRoux, according to the bio.

Benoit also is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to save Louisiana’s wetlands. He received the Governor’s Award in 2010 for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and starred in the iMax motion picture “Hurricane on the Bayou,” a documentary about Hurricane Katrina’s effects and a call to restore the wetlands.

Concert gates will open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

Here are a few things to know about the Riverfront Concert Series before you go: Take lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. No beverage containers — empty or sealed — will be permitted, including water bottles. Food and drinks will be for sale at the venue.

Tickets cost $2 per person, ages 5 and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased at City Market stores and Proceeds from the concert series, and donations made in the buckets passed around at the concert, will benefit the Colorado Riverfront Commission, which puts on the concert series.

Those who carpool with four or more people in a vehicle can park for free in the state park, space permitting. Vehicles with fewer than four occupants will be charged the $7 park entrance fee.

Additional concerts in the series will feature jam band The Freddy Jones Band on July 17 and Louisiana roots rock band, The Subdudes, on Aug. 14.


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