Music Scene: Week of July 30, 2010

Local duo Flat Top Reed will perform blues and Americana in a concert to raise funds for Center for Independence, a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals with disabilities to live independently.

The concert is part of the Hear it Through the Grapevine summer concert series and takes place Saturday, July 31, at Grande River Vineyards, 787 N. Elberta, in Palisade. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show is at 7:30 p.m.

Center for Independence is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, nonresidential, grassroots, State-of-Colorado certified independent living center that has assisted people with disabilities since 1982.

The Independent Living Philosophy — as stated at — recognizes that all people with disabilities face many barriers in seeking to achieve personal goals, community acceptance and community integration. The goals of the Center for Independence are to help consumers overcome these barriers.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate and tickets are available at Fisher’s Liquor Barn and Roper Music, Center for Independence and Grande River Vineyards. Take a lawn chair and picnic. No beverages may be brought in. Dinner, soda, water and wine by the glass or bottle will be available to purchase.

Call 464-5867 or 241-0315 for more information or visit or

Other music events in the area:

• Flat Top Reed and Riveter, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., Friday, July 30, 9:30 p.m., ages 21 plus, $5,,, 589-6229.

• Jack ‘n’ Jill, alternative folk rock, DoubleTree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive, on the patio, Friday, July 30, 7 p.m., 241-8888.

• Shotgun Hodown and guests, lounge stage show, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., Friday, July 30, 9:15 p.m., ages 21 plus, $5, 241-1717.

• The Blues Festival, featuring Archie Lee Hooker, nephew of the late John Lee Hooker, with guests The Williams Brothers Band, Flat Top Reed and King Snake, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Summer Festival Series, in the Elizabeth B. Harris Amphitheater, 655 Struthers Ave., Friday, July 30, gates open 5 p.m., show 6 p.m., $17.50 in advance, $22.50 at the gate, ages 12 and under free, tickets at area City Market stores the Muse in Fruita and Western Colorado Botanical Gardens offices, no outside food, drink or coolers allowed, food vendors available and alcoholic beverages for ages 21 and older with I.D., no dogs, 858-7675.

• Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanos, The Blue Moon Bar & Grille, 120 N. Seventh St., Friday, July 30, in conjunction with the Grand Junction High School class of 1970, 40-year reunion, 242-4506.

• Heavy Drags, The Belly, 309 E. Main St., Montrose, Friday, July 30, 9 p.m., 252-1488.

• Izzy & The Kesstronics, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., Saturday, July 31, 10 p.m., ages 21 plus, $5,, 589-6229.

• Hot Summer Metal Show, with Exussum, Scalafrea, Sworn Us Under and Beyond Society, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., Saturday, July 31, 9 p.m., all ages, $10, 241-1717.

• Michael Meadows, Camp Robber Cafe, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, Saturday, July 31, 240-1590.

• Fishtank Ensemble, Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Ave., Paonia, Saturday, July 31, doors open 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m., $15-$18, 527-6610.

• Mario Asti, funk jazz with Project Groove, Grand Junction native on tour from Kansas City, Blue Moon Bar and Grill, 120 N. Seventh St., Saturday, July 31, 242-4506.

• John Winn and friends Cullen Purser and Billy Faier, Mesa Lakes Resort, 3619 Colorado Highway 65, on the Grand Mesa, Saturday, July 31, 2–4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., dinner/cabin reservations 268-5467.

• Potters Clay, contemporary Christian, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Pioneer Town, Cedaredge, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m., 210-0471.

• The Stooges Brass Band, 25th Annual Summer of Jazz, Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., free, take a picnic; vendors will sell snacks and refreshments, 948-4923,

• Zona, Camp Robber Cafe, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., 240-1590.

• Ellen Stapenhorst, original folk, guitar/vocals, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Pioneer Town, Cedaredge, Thursday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m., 210-0471.

• Christabel and the Johns, swingy folk music from Knoxville, Tenn., Pickin’ in the Park, third annual summer concert series, Paonia Town Park, Paonia, Thursday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m.-dark, free, food available to purchase or take a picnic,

• The SwampCoolers, popular favorites, Thursday Night Concert Series, Fruita Civic Center Pavilion, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Thursday, Aug. 5, 7:30–9 p.m., take blankets and chairs, 858-0360,


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