Music Scene: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ concert and other area shows for Dec. 2–8

Something has upset Santa and it’s up to his elves to cheer him up and assure Christmas will happen this year.

The Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines and Del-Rose Sweet Adeline Chorus will present the musical stage production “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Love Recital Hall at Colorado Mesa University’s Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

Pat Butcher will star as the voice of Santa, in this musical comedy, written and staged by Colette Mayers. Music guests will be Ken Dravis, Harley Galbisini (winner of Grand Mesa Chorus’ 2016–17 scholarship), East Middle School’s eighth-grade choir and the quartets Kickback and Cover Charge.

Advance tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 seniors and students, or $5 for ages 12 and younger. Advance tickets can be purchased from any Sweet Adeline member or at Roper’s Music, Back Porch Music, The Shade Tree and Hart’s Music.

Tickets purchased at the door will cost an additional $2.

Go to or call 523-3464 for information.

Other music events in the area:

The Boys Of Summer, doors 7 p.m., show 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., a tribute to the music of the Eagles, featuring local musicians Jerry Schaeffer and Jimmy Williamson, Morgan Crouse opens at 8 p.m., $15 in advance, $20 at the door, 773-1775,

Clyde and the Milltailers with Alycia Vince, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $5, 260-5413,

Ruby Horsethief, 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, Barons, 539 Colorado Ave., local shredders, 245-0995.

Holiday Extravaganza, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, First Church of the Nazarene, 2802 Patterson Road, Grand Junction High School choral music department’s music and dessert concert, $10 adults, $8 students, $5 ages 6–12, ages younger than 5 free, 254-6900.

Elle Carpenter with Coral Skye, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, singer/songwriters from Durango and Grand Junction, 314-2554.

James Williams Trio, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, ThunderStruck Valley, 436 Main St., 314-2322.

Ric & Karen, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to country, swing, Latin and current hits, “Roaring ‘20s Night,” for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Christmas by Candlelight VIII, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform holiday music in the candlelight concert, audience sing-along, $17 adults, $16 ages 60 and older, $5 ages 3–17, tickets at, Montrose Pavilion, DeVinny Jewelers, Clubb’s in Delta, Gazebo Florist and Boutique in Cedaredge or Tiffany’s in Montrose, 249-7015.

Bronco Country and Mount Orchid, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., $5, 773-1775,

The Blue Gators with Dan Martin, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, rock/blues from Montrose and Tulsa, Oklahoma, 314-2554.

The Oxymorons, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., 241-4010.

HooDoo HEDZ, 8:30–11:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, CB’s Tavern, 334 Main St., Delta, 399-3292.

Messiah Sing-A-Long, 2–5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 237 32 Road, arrive at 1:45 to get seated in vocal section or come to listen,

Percussion Festival Final Concert, 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., 248-1604.

Famous Last Words, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., The Incubus Tour with The Funeral Portrait, Versus Me, Shatterproof, Awaiting Eternity, $12–$15, 773-1775,

Annual Advent Concert Series, 12:10–12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 145 W. Fifth St., Delta, Harps in Motion perform moving renditions of familiar carols, 874-9485.

Holiday Vocal Concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., 248-1604.

Tom Keogh & Company, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to Western favorites, swing and Latin, members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Blues Jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Advent Wednesday Music at Noon Concerts, noon–12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, Robin Freed and Harp Ensemble, 249-3716.

Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

Zolopht, 9–11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, The Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., fundraising event to benefit cancer patient Pamela Giese, silent auction beginning at 8 p.m., Rockslide will donate a portion of proceeds, 640-8023.

Kool Keith, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., rapper from The Bronx, New York, with The Prince of Weed, McEntity, Just Defy, Ancient Mith, $15–$20, 773-1775,

Andrew Hitz, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., tuba, Best of the West Music Festival, concert with Arthur Houle, piano, $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Holiday Concert, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, Central Library, Mesa County Libraries, 443 N. Sixth St., students from Creative Avenues Preschool sing holiday songs, 243-4442.


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