Music Scene: Week of June 19, 2010
Bluegrass, blues, independent, reggae and more will satisfy your summertime live music cravings during The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Summer Festival Series.
The concerts will be in the botanical gardens’ Elizabeth B. Harris Amphitheater, 655 Struthers Ave.
The festival series opens at 6 p.m., Friday, June 18, with The World Music Festival featuring Jus Goodie and guests Dualakoo and The Sol Weavers Fire Dancers.
Tickets for the Friday concert are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate.
Ticket prices vary with each show in the series. Package deals are available. Ages 12 and under are free.
Advance tickets can be purchased at City Market stores, The Muse in Fruita, the Botanical Gardens and Cumulus Broadcasting.
On tap for the rest of the summer are:
July 3: The Independent Music Festival with acoustic trio The Samples and guest 800 Mile Monday.
July 17: The Bluegrass Festival featuring White Water Ramble and guests Puddle Mountain Ramblers, Stray Grass and Greener Grass. (Gates open at 2 p.m. Show at 3 p.m.)
July 30: The Blues Festival with Archie Lee Hooker, nephew of the late John Lee Hooker, and guests The Williams Brothers Band, Flat Top Reed and King Snake.
Aug. 6: Butterflies & Brews, a micro-brewery festival with bands TBA.
Aug. 13: The Reggae Festival with Lion Vibes and guests The Pineapple Crackers and Maka B.
Aug. 20: Hot August Nights featuring co-headliners Lipbone Redding Orchestra and The Williams Brothers Band with guest Almost Heroes.
Unless otherwise noted, gates will open at 5 p.m. and shows are at 6 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets to the concerts, but leave the dog at home. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. No outside food, drinks or coolers will be allowed.
Alcoholic beverages will be available to those ages 21 and older with ID.
Call 858-7675 for more information.
Other music events in the area:
• Eagles on Highway, acoustic/folk/bluegrass, Coffee Muggers, 644 Main St., Friday, June 18, 5:30–7 p.m., 241-1968.
• Jam Before the JAM with Desert Flyer and Midnight Backhand, Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St., June 18, 9 p.m., $10 ages 21 plus, 241-1717.
• MJ12, classic rock, DoubleTree Hotel patio, 743 Horizon Drive, Friday, June 18, 7 p.m., 241-8888.
• Recital performance by faculty of the 2010 Barry Tuckwell Institute, Greg Hustis and Mary Bisson with Tomoko Kanamaru, piano, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., Friday, June 18, 2 p.m., free, 210-4580.
• Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, continues Friday through Sunday, June 18–20, 800-624-2422, http://www.bluegrass.com/telluride.
• Project Groove with Miss Emily, funk, blues, rock, Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Drive, Palisade, June 18, 7–10 p.m., $5 cover charge, 464-5777.
• Howard Berkman, Garlic Mike’s, 103 Rose Lane, Montrose, Friday, June 18, 5 p.m., 249-4381.
• Flat Top Reed, Rockslide Brew Pub patio, 401 Main St., Saturday, June 19, 9:30 p.m., 245-2111.
• The Claim Jumpers String Band, old-time music, Sherwood Park, south pavilion, June 19, 2–6 p.m.
• Potato Pirates with Hand Cannon, Tenacious Brothers Pub, 118 S. Seventh St., Saturday, June 19, 10 p.m., ages 21 plus, http://www.myspace.com/potatopirates, http://www.myspace.com/handcannonband, 589-6229.
• Accordion Show with Mike and Margie Aman, virtuoso accordionists from Denver, Lincoln Park Barn, Saturday, June 19, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., $12, tickets at Grand Junction Parks and Recreation office, 1340 Gunnison Ave.; accordion workshop, 4 p.m., $5, 254-3866.
• Barry Tuckwell Institute Horn Choir, Grand Junction Regional Center, 2800 Riverside Parkway, Saturday, June 19, 11 a.m., free, bring a lawn chair, 210-4580.
• Recital performance by selected participants of the 2010 Barry Tuckwell Institute with Tomoko Kanamaru, piano, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., Saturday, June 19, 2 p.m., free, 210-4580.
• Glenn Patterson, Camp Robber Cafe, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, Saturday, June 19, 6 p.m., 240-1590.
• Daniel Lindsey, Horsefly Brew Co., 2320 E. Main St. Montrose, Saturday, June 19, 7 p.m., 249-6889.
• David Starr and Roy Martin, guitar/vocals, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Pioneer Town, Cedaredge, Sunday, June 20, 2 p.m., 210-0471.
• 2010 Barry Tuckwell Institute Finale Concert featuring horn ensembles and the BTI Horn Choir, Mesa State College, Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., Sunday, June 20, 1 p.m., 210-4580.
• Whitman, rock/indie, Quincy Bar, 609 Main St., Wednesday, June 23, http://www.myspace.com/whitmannoise, 242-9633.
• Porchlights Duo, folk/rock, DoubleTree Hotel patio, 743 Horizon Drive, Wednesday, June 23, 7 p.m., 241-8888.
• Gotta Be Girls, Camp Robber Cafe, 1515 Ogden Road, Montrose, Wednesday, June 23, 240-1590.
• Regina Carter, 25th annual Summer of Jazz, Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs, Wednesday, June 23, 7 p.m., free, take a picnic; vendors will sell snacks and refreshments, 948-4923, http://www.summerofjazz.com.
• The Centennial Band, Sherwood Park, 200 Glenwood Ave., Thursday, June 24, 7 p.m., 255-1005.
• Cedar Strings, violin and piano performing classical/pop/sacred, Chapel of the Cross Summer Concert Series, Pioneer Town, Cedaredge, Thursday, June 24, 7 p.m., 210-0471.
• Country Jam USA, Country Jam Ranch, Exit 11 off I-70, Mack, Thursday through Sunday, June 24: Sarah Darling, Gloriana, Sawyer Brown, Billy Currington. June 25: Texas Flood, Stealing Angels, Williams & Ree, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins. June 26: Glen Templeton, LoCash Cowboys, Jake Owen, Clay Walker and Miranda Lambert. June 27: Marshal Reign, David Nail, Danny Gokey, Big Kenny and Keith Urban. Lineup subject to change. Tickets at Bradley Petroleum locations, 800-530-3020, http://www.countryjam.com.
• Sweet Sunny South, bluegrass, Thursday Night Concert Series, Fruita Civic Center Pavilion, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Thursday, June 24, 7:30–9 p.m., bring blankets and chairs, 858-0360, http://www.fruita.org.