Quick Picks: CMU Faculty Gala, Tour de Rock and Colorado Mountain Winefest

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Gala time

Get to know the music faculty at Colorado Mesa University through a variety of solo and ensemble performances at the Faculty Gala at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Love Recital Hall of the Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

A reception will follow the concert.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

Tickets can be purchased at coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets, by calling 800-410-MAVS or at the Moss box office 90 minutes before the gala.


Thursday, Sept. 14

Go on tour

The Downtown Farmers Market wraps up Thursday, but when 7:30 p.m. rolls around the party won’t be quite over.

That’s when Tour de Rock will get going.

This new event, modeled after the beer, music and bike festival Tour de Fat, will go from 7:30–11 p.m. Thursday.

Colorado Mesa University is hosting Tour de Rock with Downtown Grand Junction. Members of the community and university students are encouraged to dress up in costumes and bike 10th Street from CMU to Main Street, and then head west on Main Street to the downtown area.

Once downtown they’ll find live music, food trucks, a beer garden featuring Rockslide Brewery beers and hosted by the CMU Alumni Association.

A stage will be set up at Fourth and Main streets and from 7:45–8:30 p.m. there will be a KMSA live DJ. Then from 8:45–9:30 p.m. Bicycle Annie will play, followed by Suckafish from 9:45–11 p.m.

So figure out your costume, and get your bike ready to join in the Tour de Rock.

For information, go to downtowngj.org/signature-events/tour-de-rock/.



Thursday, Sept. 14


Get in the spirit for Colorado Mountain Winefest right from the start with a food and wine pairing at a participating restaurant for $20. And then sip wine while painting with Wine, Dine & Paint at The Palette for $50.

Both of these events can be had on Thursday, the first evening of Winefest, which continues Sept. 15–17 with more food and wine pairings, seminars, bicycle and bus tours, the festival in the park and more.

Go to coloradowinefest.com for a list of events and ticket prices.


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