Music Scene: Straight No Chaser and other bands coming to the area

The group Straight No Chaser sings at Avalon Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 28.

More than a decade ago, 10 college buddies at Indiana University formed an a cappella group.

Since then, the dynamic group called Straight No Chaser has appeared on NBC’s Today show, CNN Headline News and ABC’s World News Tonight. The stage at Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction is on their schedule of upcoming appearances.

Straight No Chaser is touring cities in the United States through Dec. 23 and will perform its vaudeville-style a cappella show at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Avalon, 645 Main St. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The group’s version of the “12 Days of Christmas” ( has received more than 11 million views. It offers a hilarious preview of the on-stage antics and the artfully blended harmonies that audiences can expect, sans accompaniment.

Straight No Chaser has three full-length albums: “Holiday Spirits” released in 2008; “Christmas Cheers,” 2009; and “With A Twist,” a non-holiday album, released this year. A new box set titled “All I Want For Christmas” will be available Oct. 26.

Tickets to the Thursday show are $29.50 and $35.50 and can be purchased at

Call 263-5700 for information.

Other music events in the area:

Jeff Kagan and Paige Doughty, Rocky Mountain Tunes for Rocky Mountain Kids Tour featuring original environmental music, De Beque Branch, Mesa County Libraries, 730 Minter Ave., De Beque, Friday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m., 243-4442.

Gypsy Jazz Social Club, Club House Concert Series featuring Western Slope musicians Les Choy, Jeff Reynolds, Bob Becker and Kurt Isgreen, Cobble Creek Club House, 699 Cobble Drive, Montrose, Friday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., $15 general admission, $10 for Cobble Creek members, reserve or purchase tickets at or purchase at the door, 497-3230.

Hooked on Classical, Symphony in the Valley concert with internationally acclaimed bassoonist Gregory Cukrov, Glenwood Springs High School, Jeannie Miller Theatre, Glenwood Springs, Friday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Rifle High School auditorium in Rifle, Saturday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 ages 3–18, $30 families, music students admitted free, tickets at the door or in advance,, 945-4490.

Beethoven, Handel, Rossini, Mozart and More, Valley Symphony Association, Delta Performing Arts Center, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, Friday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Road, Montrose, Sunday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m., $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 ages 17 and younger, 252-3610,

“Sasparilla!” Mesa State College Wind Symphony, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., Friday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

Boxcar and Yengo, The Belly 309 E. Main St., Montrose, Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 p.m., 252-1488.

The Pineapple Crackers, Zolopht and The Destroyers, concert and silent auction to benefit Mesa County Constitution Advocates and Vote No 1A Mesa County, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., Saturday, Oct. 23, doors open 8 p.m., show 9 p.m., speakers, information and more, $5, ages 18 plus, 241-1717.

The Rhythm Getters and The Wrong Impressions, Thrift Store Party, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., Saturday, Oct. 23, 9:30 p.m., wear your best thrift store outfit and you could win a $50 bar tab, 424-5354.

South American Odyssey, Western Colorado Chorale season opening concert, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 25–26, 7:30 p.m., season tickets available, 462-3743, 243-6787,,

Glenn Patterson, Camp Robber, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m., 240-1590.

Mesa State Jazz Ensemble Concert, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.


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