Music Scene with Susie McEntire



Other music events in the area:

John Winn, performing songs from his new CD, “Tracks in the Snow,” 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., donations accepted, space limited, reserve a seat at 260-5413.

Flat Top Reed, blues, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, DoubleTree by Hilton, 743 Horizon Drive, 241-8888.

Unretrofied, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Cruiser’s Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Ray Bonelli and Remember When, Friday, Nov. 30, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Thunder Mountain Elementary School Holiday Concert, 5:30–8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113

Tchaikovsky in Christmas, Symphony in the Valley’s holiday concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Glenwood Springs High School, Jeannie Miller Theater, Glenwood Springs; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Rifle High School auditorium, Rifle, $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 ages 3–18, $30 families, music students free,

Goodman Unplugged, 9 p.m.–1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

Best of the West Music Festival, Colorado Mesa University Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students; final concert featuring wind band genre studied by students and guest conductors during the festival, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theatre, 1231 N. 12th St., free, 248-1604.

Vintage Voltage, classic ‘60s–‘80s rock and blues, 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30–Dec. 1, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita,

Grand Junction High School Choral Music Department Holiday Extravaganza, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, First Church of the Nazarene, 28 and Patterson roads, music, holiday dessert, hot cider or coffee, $10 adults, $8 students/seniors, $5 ages 6–12, advance purchase recommended, 242-8070, 270-9480.

Latin Knights, Saturday, Dec. 1, Rocky Mountain Pub, 539 Colorado Ave., 245-0995.

Bluegrass, blues, country and gospel jam, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, The Artist Michaels’ Coffee House and Gallery, 326 Main St., Delta, 874-8777, 874-7229.

Goodman Band, 9 p.m.–close Saturday, Dec. 1, Palisade Livery Saloon, 215 Main St., Palisade, 464-5449.

Messiah Sing-a-long, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Crossroad United Methodist Church, 599 30 Road, sing along or just listen, 434-9661.

Shakedown Street, Grateful Dead tribute, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $10 advance, $12 day of show, 241-1717.

Kokopelli Bells annual Community Handbell Concert, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way, 270-5898.

Colorado Mesa University Student Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students/children, 248-1604.

Special Men’s Choir, Advent Concert, 12:10–12:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fifth and Palmer streets, Delta, 874-9489, 874-9485.

Liederabend: Songs of Schumann and Mahler, Kathleen Ruhleder, mezzo-soprano and Arthur Houle, piano, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Tope Elementary School Holiday Cheer Event, 4:30–9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Music at Noon Advent Concert series, noon Wednesday, Dec. 5, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, featuring Pastor Steve and Tracy Reinhard, vocal and instrumental selections, 249-3716.

Nisley Elementary Choir Concert, Story Time and Santa, 4:30–8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Christian country music star Susie McEntire will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., to benefit United Way of Mesa County.

All proceeds from the concert will go directly to the current fundraising drive for $1.25 million to help the 54 local nonprofit programs in the areas of health and human services. Reserved tickets are $45 for premier floor seats, $35 for premier balcony seats and $25 for floor and balcony seats.s–

According to the about link at, “McEntire has directed her talents to the country Christian side of American Roots music garnering much acclaim from her peers and fans alike. In addition to numerous awards and nominations from TNN, GMA, and CCMA, Susie has been named ‘Artist of the Year’ several times in the field of Positive Country Music. She has also scored four No. 1 singles on the Positive Country radio charts.”

“Raised on an Oklahoma ranch, Susie began singing as a teenager with her siblings, Pake and Reba, as the ‘Singing McEntires.’ In 1980, after graduating from Oklahoma State University, she was again singing with Reba who, by this time, had become a country superstar,” the site said.

The Reba and Susie McEntire made television appearances on “The Johnny Carson Show,” “Hee Haw” and “The Grand Ole Opry.”

Those attending the Grand Junction concert will have the opportunity to bid on a jacket signed by Reba McEntire.

Tickets can be purchased at, City Market stores or call 866-464-2624.


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