Music scene, Dec. 9-16


• Strolling Scones Album Release Party, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, The Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, $10 at the door, 527-7243.

• Drop Top Lincoln, Friday, Dec. 9, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 216-0509.

• Ashlee Thomas and Karen Waldrup from Nashville, Tenn., 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

• Lounge Stage Show with Shea and Kellen, doors 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., ages 21 and older, 241-1717.

• Texas Flood, Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute, 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, The Burning Mountain Bowl, 880 Castle Valley Blvd., New Castle, 984-2739.

• Dead Cowboyz, 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton,

• The Song of Christmas, sixth annual concert and sing-along, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, First United Methodist Church sanctuary, 522 White Ave., featuring the church’s Chancel Choir directed by James Werner, Grand Valley Woodwind Quintet and Philip Wyse on organ and piano.

• A Classic Christmas with the Western Colorado Chorale and Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra members, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9–10, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., music from the Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” plus carols for choir and orchestra, $18 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students, tickets at 243-6787,,

• Hardcore Tattoo Metal Show, Saturday, Dec. 10, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 216-0509.

• 40oz To Freedom, Sublime Tribute, doors 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., all ages, $12, 241-1717.

• Texas Flood, Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute and The Goodman Band, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., 424-5354.

• No Outlet, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

• Dead Cowboyz, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton,

• Riveter and The M-80s, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Quincy Bar, 609 Main St., ages 21 and older, 242-9633.

• Community Christmas Handbell Concert, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, 589-5256.

• A Christmas Journey, Montrose Community Band annual Christmas concert, featuring classic and modern holiday favorites, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, 596-1188,

• Colorado Mesa University Holiday Concert featuring all the music department choirs, wind symphony and jazz combo, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

• Advent mini-concerts featuring vocalists Dale and Barb Soucek and organist David Mangum, 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fifth and Palmer, Delta, 874-9485, 874-9489.

• A Little Noon Music, Stephanie Mientka and Andrew Crim, both in viola, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 242-4850.

• An American Christmas presented by Grand Junction Centennial Band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., directed by Gary Ambrosier with guest narrator Rev. Jim Plough, $5.

• Christmas Holiday Concert presented by Central High School’s Choral Music Department, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, Central High School auditorium, 550 Warrior Way, admission is one canned food item per person, or $3 adults, $2 students, 254-6121.

More than 300 roving and performing musicians will greet visitors to downtown Main Street during the Spirit of Christmas Walk from 5:30–9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

Along with the wide range of musicians, barbershop quartets and choirs, there will be clowns, pets, theater and dance groups and the Jolly Old Elf himself.

Here is an abbreviated list of the musical entertainment scheduled to perform:

Steve Williams, jazz guitarist, will be inside Main Street Bagels; the Colorado Mesa University Tuba Band will be on the Wells Fargo patio; the Orchard Mesa Middle School Choir will be in front of Haggle of Vendors; the Orchard Mesa Middle School Jazz Band will perform indoors at Brown Cycles; the Central High School Choir will be at the Splash Fountain; and the Kokopelli Bell Choir will be outside of Unique Expressions.

Also, The Music Teachers Association will have various student groups performing, Bookcliff Chorus and Sweet Adelines will offer barbershop harmony and Huey will perform on keyboard. Vocalists Miss Emily Em and Katie Walter, the Susan Cypher musical group, the St. Joseph’s Children’s Choir, the Lisa Bush Bell Choir, the First Congregational Church’s bell ringers and many others will entertain.

Various shops will be open and serving hot drinks and treats. Horse drawn carriage rides and rickshaw rides also will add a festive touch to the evening.

Call Mark Smith at Main Street Bagels, 241-9484, or the Downtown Development Authority at 245-9697 for information.

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