Music Scene: Tony Holiday and the Velvetones and other area shows, concerts for Oct. 13–19

Tony Holiday and the Velvetones will perform an evening “harmonica-based funk and jump blues” at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive.

The Salt Lake City-based band plays a “musical gumbo of Dirty Rock and Down Home Blues,” according to its Facebook bio.

Tony Holiday sings and plays harmonica, Joel Meza plays the drums, Gordon Greenwood and Cody Downes are on bass and Lanny “Stringbean” Stone plays guitar.

Tony Holiday and The Velvetones “live and breathe the open road,” the bio say. When they’re not on tour you’ll find them “prepping hard for their next one. It’s just what they do.”

The band cites its musical influences as William Clarke, Adam Gussow, SRV, ZZ Top, Ronnie Shellist, Kim Wilson, Brandon Santini and Rick Estrin.

Call Cruisers at 314-2554 for information about the show.

Other upcoming music events in the area:

John Mark McMillan, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., Christian singer/songwriter with guests Kings Kaleidoscope and Lapeer, $18–$33, 773-1775, mesatheater.com.

Clyde & The Milltailers, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, local bluegrass, 314-2554.

Carlos & Andrea Elias with Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Monument Presbyterian Church, 2020 1/2 S. Broadway, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra Chamber concert featuring violin, piano and cello,$30 adults, $5 students, tickets at gjso.org, symphony office at 414 Main St., and 243-6787.

Leveraction, 8:30–11:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, Southern and country rock, warehouse2565.com.

Ric & Karen, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to a variety of country, rock ‘n’ roll, Latin, and current hits, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Jack + Jill, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Hot Tomato Pizzeria, 124 N. Mulberry St., Fruita, 858-1117.

Redrock Outlaws, 8:30–11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, outlaw country band from Moab, Utah, warehouse2565.com.

Lifelink, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., alternative melodic hardcore band from Tempe, Arizona, with guests Genesis Company, $10–$12, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.

Vintage Voltage, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, classic rock and blues, 464-1462.

Alpine Echo, noon Saturday, Oct. 14, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Springs, German music during Octoberfest events, glenwoodcaverns.com.

The New Christy Minstrels, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, True Life Church, 1596 S.W. Ninth St., Cedaredge, Grammy-winning folk music legends, $20, tickets at the door or at thenewchristyminstrels.com.

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, Charlie Dwellington’s 103 N. First St., take an instrument or come to listen, 241-4010.

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to Western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Barb Wire Dolls, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., punk rock from Greece with guests Svetlanas, 57 and The Tankerays, $10–$15, mesatheater.com, 773-1775.

Killer Keyz Dueling Pianos, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., piano bar on steroids, $15–$18, benefit for Hilltop Community Resources, 244-0422.

Colorado Bandmasters State Qualifying Marching Band Festival, field shows 12:30–3:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, Stocker Stadium, followed by guest performance from the Colorado Mesa University Marching Stampede and awards presentation, $10 adults, $6 students, active military and ages older than 60, free for ages younger than 5, 254-5100. 

Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.


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