Music Scene: Rocky Mountain Tunes

Rocky Mountain Tunes for Rocky Mountain Kids tour with Jeff Kagan, left, and Paige Doughty.

Jeff Kagan is a noted educator, musician and environmentalist in Boulder.

Paige Doughty is a freelance writer and high-school environmental teacher also from Boulder.

Together they perform summertime Meadow Music concerts and tour, playing original environmental music for of kids of all ages.

Kagan and Doughty’s Rocky Mountain Tunes for Rocky Mountain Kids Tour brings the duo to the Grand Valley with five shows at Mesa County Libraries branches this month.

Performances are set for:

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m., Palisade Branch, 711 Iowa Ave.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m., Central Library, 530 Grand Ave.

Thursday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m., Fruita Branch, 325 E. Aspen Ave.

Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., Central Branch, 530 Grand Ave.

Friday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m., De Beque Branch, 730 Minter Ave.

Audiences will join Kagan and Doughty in exploring the realm of ecological cycles, life in the alpine ecosystem, pollination, bear and mountain lion safety, symbiosis, water purification, water and electricity conservation, alternative transportation and more.

The messages are delivered in a playful manner with memorable musical hooks that captivate children and adults alike.

Call 243-4442 or visit and http://www.jeffkagan for information.

Other music events in the area:

• The Haven Effect and Jack and Jill, Tenacious Brother’s Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., Friday, Oct. 15, 9 p.m., 589-2761.

• Barn Dance hosted by Colorado Environmental Coalition, Varaison Vineyards, 405 W. First St., Palisade, Friday, Oct. 15, 6–10 p.m., music by Simmer Down, local wines, food and silent auction, $15, 242-0003.

• Stray Grass, Dirt Dance at the Bikes, Bands and Brews festival, Fruita Civic Center Park, Friday, Oct. 15, 7–9 p.m., food, beer garden, vendors, activities for kids, donations benefit Family Health West; Saturday, Oct. 16, bands on stage from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., festival admission $3 adults, free ages younger than 12, 858-9894,

• Flat Top Reed with guest Danny Arrellano on percussion, DoubleTree Hotel patio, 743 Horizon Drive, Friday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., ages 21 plus, 858-7675.

• Western Slope Teens Got Talent Contest and Show presented by Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., Saturday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., featuring five Grand Valley teens, the Grand Mesa Chorus and the quartets Bounce, Cover Charge, Junction Jazz and Musique, $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 ages 6–20, ages younger than 6 free, $2 discount for group of 10 or more, tickets at The Trophy Case, Roper Music, Hart Music, Back Porch Music, City Market stores, from Grand Mesa Chorus members and at the Avalon Theatre, 640-2885.

• Opal Moon, Belly, 309 E. Main St. Montrose, Saturday, Oct. 16, 9 p.m., 252-1488.

• Gotta Be Girls, Camp Robber, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, Saturday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m., 240-1590.

• Jones/Adams Duo with Fetch the Pliers, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 p.m., ages 21 plus, 589-6229.

• Stray Grass CD release party, Palisade Brewery, 200 Peach St., Palisade, Saturday, Oct. 16, 4–8 p.m., $15 at the door includes a CD, take camp chairs, blankets, jackets, etc., fire pit and barbecue will be going,, 464-7257.

• Javier De Los Santos playing Spanish guitar A Toast to Prevention — Escape to Espana, breast cancer awareness fundraiser, The Chateau at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, Saturday, Oct. 16, 3–5 p.m., $25, tapas, glass of wine, Tango by La Puerta Dance Studio, 241-3155,

• Desert Moon patio closing jam, Rockslide Brewery, 405 Main St., Saturday, Oct. 16, 5–8 p.m., 245-2111.

• The Marlins, four brother variety show, Delta–Montrose Community Concert Association Series, Delta Center for Performing Arts and Education, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, Monday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., $20 adults, $5 students, tickets at the door, season tickets available, 835-4480, 921-4142, 249-9154.

• Zona, Camp Robber, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., 240-1590.

• Dennis Jernigan, worship artist, songwriter and author, benefit concert, Grace Community Church, 16731 Woodgate Road, Montrose, Thursday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m., donations will benefit cancer patient and Rosemont Baptist Church Pastor Kim Bearden, 249-4887.

• Potluck, hip-hop duo from Humboldt, Calif., The Smoke Shack, 200 W. Grand Ave., Thursday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m., 424-5415.


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