Music Scene: Suzy Bogguss

Suzy Bogguss plays benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.

Suzy Bogguss knows what the view is like at the top of the country music charts.

She has received raves from critics and her peers and won the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award in 1992 and Album of the Year Award in 1994. In 2005, she was awarded a Grammy for her work on “Beautiful Dreamer, The Songs of Stephen Foster.”

The multi-talented, platinum-selling singer/songwriter will perform at a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.

Bogguss’ latest album, 2007’s “Sweet Dance,” like all of her previous work, is filled with songs emotional integrity, according to a news release.

On the album, Bogguss covers Chicago’s “If You Leave Me Now,” creating a “totally new vibe by stripping the song down to its emotional core and rebuilding it with a tight acoustic ensemble,” the news release said.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Mosaic of Grand Junction, a local nonprofit that provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Tickets are $25.

Call 210-8395 or go to or for information.

Other music events in the area:

Chase Baumgartner, 10 p.m. Friday, April 15, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., ages 21 and older, 245-2111.

Young Americans Chamber Music with Candace Guirao, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 228 Grand Ave., $15 in advance, $17 at the door, 527-7243.

Mesa State College Faculty Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students and children, 248-1604.

Jack + Jill, alternative folk rock, 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

Alternate Route, acoustic bluegrass, new grass classic country and more, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, Cobble Creek Clubhouse, 699 Cobble Drive, Montrose, $12 advance, $15 at the door, Cobble Creek members $10, tickets at, 497-3230.

Lobo and Sheryl Loggins, 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, Red Barn Restaurant, 1413 E. Main St., Montrose, 249-9202.

Romanza, three tenors from Canad, with piano, violin and bass, Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, Delta Performing Arts Center, 822 Grand Ave., Delta, $20 adults, $5 students, 835-4480, 921-4142, 249-9154, http://www.deltamontrosecommunity

Colorado West Invitational Music Performance Festival, 7:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 15, depending on location, at area high schools and Mesa State College’s Recital Hall; 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, Grand Junction High School and 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 16, Mesa State College’s Recital Hall, featuring middle and high school band, choir, orchestra and jazz ensembles, complete schedules and information at, 254-6507.

Goodman, 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 15, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

Desert Moon, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 16, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

Huey The Piano Man, 6–8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, Rockslide Brew Pub, 401 Main St., 245-2111.

Jeff Fields, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, Horsefly Brew Co., 2320 E. Main St., Montrose, 249-6889.

Drop Top Lincoln, Dem Bones and Lisa Lingo, 6–9 p.m. Saturday, April 16, Pablo’s Pizza, 456 Kokopelli Blvd., Unit C, Kokopelli Plaza, Fruita, 858-8300.

Mesa State Chamber Orchestra Baroque benefit concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., benefits Foundation for Cultural Exchange’s high school scholarship program in Grand Junction’s Sister City of El Espino, El Salvador, Salvadoran artisan goods and fair trade, shade-grown organic coffee for sale, tickets $10 adults, $8 ages 60 and older, $5 students, tickets at the door, in advance at Back Porch Music or by calling 256-1851,

David Starr Band, 9 p.m. to close Saturday, April 16, Stage 12, G.J. Scores, 2445 F 3/8 Road, $5 cover, 245-1115,

Goodman, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, April 16, The End Zone, 152 S. Mesa, Fruita, 858-0701.

“Messiah,” Parts II and III by Handel, North Fork Community Choir performance, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, North Fork Baptist Church, 639 Samuel Wade Road, Paonia, chamber orchestra and vocal soloists, 527-7576, 527-4643.

Montrose Community Band Spring Concert, music in celebration of children, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Road, Montrose, free admission, 252-0918.

Mesa State College Student Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Mesa State College, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students and children, 248-1604.

Arlo Guthrie, Journey On Tour with guests Abe Guthrie and The Burns Sisters, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., $25, $30 and $35 reserved seating, tickets at City Market stores, Back Porch Music and Triple Play or by phone 243-8497,

Arias and Songs Recital presented by vocalists Lisa Jacobson and Joey Stafford,with accompanists Brita Fay and Bob Boberg, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 250-4432.

A.J. Fullerton, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, Camp Robber, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, 240-1590.


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