Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to perform in Montrose

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform a benefit concert Friday, July 19, in Montrose, to support the efforts of the Dolphin House, an organization that helps abused children.

“The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band — often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music — continues to add to their legendary status,” reads the band’s “about” link on its Facebook page.

“With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles,” multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.”

The benefit concert will take place on the driving range at The Bridges Golf Course, 2500 Bridges Drive, in Montrose, which offers the majestic San Juan Mountains as a scenic backdrop.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the opening group The Browns, followed by special guest Dave Stamey. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will take the stage around 8 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. 

Take a chair, but don’t plan to sit too long as dancing will be encouraged. The on-site restaurant will have food and beverages available for purchase. No coolers or baskets will be allowed.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Dolphin House in Montrose, which serves the 7th Judicial District in western Colorado and the counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel. The child-friendly facility provides children a safe place for telling a difficult story during a necessary investigation of child abuse.

Tickets cost $35 for general admission and can be purchased at Tickets also can be purchased at Fisher’s Liquor Barn in Grand Junction or in Montrose at the Liquor Store, The Dolphin House, The Bridges or Howard Davidson Farmers Insurance.

Go to to learn about the Dolphin House or call The Bridges at 252-1119 for concert information.


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